One of my favorite recent photos of the two kids is this one.
One of my favorite new products I created for Designer Digitals is the strip along the middle with the ruler + numbers called a Story Strip.
A product I've been meaning to play with are these cool Handmade Adhesive Photo Frames from K&Company.
Here's a look at how I brought the three of them together to tell a story:
The Story Strip is a new release this week and is one of those products that lends itself really well to hybrid scrapbooking. I did a test print of this one on both a sheet of white cardstock and a sheet of photo paper. My preference when printed is for the photo paper (which is what you see on my layout). For this page I opened the .png file, resized the element to 7.5 inches (same width as my photo) and hit print. It's adhered onto the page using foam squares.
A favorite go-to design for me is one where I get all my content on an 8.5x11 sheet of cardstock and then adhere it to a background 12x12. It's another way to use up some of those pretty sheets of 12x12 pattern paper and limit your content to a specific area. After all the elements were in place I adhered it down onto the background pattern paper.
For the inside of each of the white adhesive photo frame squares I chose a little something that went with the color scheme (white, yellow, cream, and black). Little pieces of paper paired with a large black number 2, a black star transparency, and a small yellow label were all adhered under the photo strip.
After I got all the elements in place under the frame I decided to take inspiration from the pattern paper and use some embroidery thread to add texture and a couple more little hits of yellow.
A close up of my handwritten journaling.
THE STORY | Yes indeed, life is tremendously good. It's also full of challenges and ups and downs and sadness. One of my hopes is that the two of you will continue to give each other hugs through it all. Hug in the good times and in the tough times. Maybe even hug when don't really feel like hugging the other one. There's a special bond between the two of you. Celebrate and cherish that connection. It's a very special thing.
Ali Edwards Story Strips: Designer Digitals
K&Company Handmade Adhesive Photo Frames: Scrapbook.com | Two Peas
American Crafts Dear Lizzy Charming Collin Pattern Paper: Scrapbook.com | Two Peas
Sassafras Tailored Sweetly Mix & Mend Pattern Paper: Two Peas
Teresa Collins Star Transparency: Scrapbook.com
Basic Grey Origins Micro Mono Letter Stickers
K&Company Handmade Fabric Swatches: Two Peas
Bazzil White Cardstock: Scrapbook.com | Two Peas
3L Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares: Scrapbook.com
Yellow Embroidery Floss, Large Metal 2
It's Quarterly sale time at Designer Digitals. All products are 30% off through early Tuesday morning. Here's a few of my newest products just uploaded to the store:
Above is a photo printed on photo paper here at home with one of the Story Titles Vol2 added along the top. These would be great for 365 Photo projects or Project Life.
Quarterly sales are also a great time to stock up on Week In The Life, December Daily and hybrid-holiday items. Click here to check out my Week In The Life products. Click here to take a look at my products having to do with December and the holidays. NOTE: I'll be coming out with a new template set in October or November that will be great for digital or hybrid albums.
There's a full day of chats on Saturday happening at Designer Digitals with feebies in the chat room every hour. I'll be there hosting a words + photos chat at 4pm Pacific. Pop in and say hi if you get a chance.