Tuesday, April 15, 2014

start with the story: for the record

I was looking through my thousands of pictures this weekend and pondering what I could make a page about.
I came across this photo of Caroline and me bowling with friends.
I thought, "Will I make a page about us bowling?" "Nope. Probably not." I decided.
I sat it aside and then saw a random picture I had taken of Caroline and her daddy, one day at lunch.
The two pictures together told a whole new story in my head...
the story of how Caroline is mostly like Mike and a little like me.

I decided to use Project Life cards so I leafed through them until I saw the perfect one - it said "For the Record."
As in, for the record, this is how my daughter is like me and like her father. Perfect title.
All I had to do from there was put it together, type the journaling and embellish.

I'm on a white background kick but I'm just going with it. Everything looks better against white.
This layout makes me so happy! I love how it came together and it tells an important story. Yay!
I didn't scraplift this but I did look through Pinterest first and left there feeling inspired to do a grid layout.

In my pink color bin, I saw this little girl chipboard piece I've had forever and thought it went well with a story about my sweet girl.
Those are two different lines of paper with the blue background but they just happened to work together well.
I didn't even match the photos to the paper, I just chose some paper I liked because the photos have a multitude of colors.
I'm getting less matchy-matchy in my scrapbooking. Maybe from working on Project Life.
In PL, I pull together a month's worth of colorful photos by using coordinating products so I did the same here!

Here's a closer look at the journaling...

I'm obsessed with this typewriter font right now - Typenoksidi sized to 11 points.

Thanks for stopping by! I'm getting ready to start a layout now using themed products - maybe even stickers!

Now GO AND BE CRAFTY! (Which, by the way, is what my husband says now when he leaves the house. He loves to make me laugh.)

7 comments:

Michelle said...

I love this. I love your linear, clean style. I am really trying to change my "it matches the kit I am assigned" method and do more story based pages, which is what I really prefer anyway.

Mike doesn't look like Luke Wilson so much in this photo. ;) All that talk about it, I went and pulled out my copy of Legally Blonde and watched it the other night. LOL

Madeline said...

Great page. I'm trying to get more stories on my layouts. It makes them all that more fun to read later on!

Tiffany Lowder said...

I LOVE this! I think it tells the story perfectly and is a great demonstration of how even relatively short journaling can still be super powerful. Great layout design too!

Heather said...

I LOVE this layout, Tracie. It's beautifully designed, I love the textured white cardstock background, and that's a wonderful story to have in your album. Thanks for the inspiration!

Katalina-Marie Kruszewski said...

great design and cool layout!

Tammy said...

Very cool layout! Love the way you split up the two sides of the story.

Judi Partlo said...

Great job, Tracie! The story & the layout are beautiful! :D