For the last year or so I've been writing an article for each issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine.
Today I'm sharing a layout which was included in the Fall issue which you can download/view for free here or have a hard copy delivered to your home.
I really enjoy working with the SCT team - they are very professional, dedicated and willing to let me share my own personal take on this crazy memory keeping adventure.
In this issue I wrote about scrapbooking the mentors in your life and shared three layouts. You can download bonus items from this article (including the journal card and "mentor" cut file I used on all three of the layouts) here.
The layout I'm sharing today is a 2-page, 8.5x11 spread that documents the ways my Mom has mentored me through the years.
I seem to have a common theme lately of these enlarged full page photos + journaling on the second page (or in this case on the first page). It's not really a new thing, just something I'm personally really loving right now.
In addition to the journal card (I added my text in Photoshop and printed on white cardstock) and die-cut "mentor" title cut with the Silhouette, I added some letter stickers, a couple strips of pattern paper, and sticker phrases.
The gold stars are rub ons are from Jenni Bowlin and they are awesome.
I just rubbed a portion of them onto the bottom of the journal card after printing it out on white cardstock.
I still love rub ons.
Around the outer edge of both pages I added strips of gold polka-dot vellum from My Mind's Eye.
It's a really easy way to bring two pages together.
IDEAS & INSPIRATION
- Cut strips of pattern vellum (or pattern paper) to create a border around the outside edges of a 2-page spread.
- Focus on the story first. Who is one of your personal mentors? Write the story of that relationship and then find a photo to go along with it. If you don't have a "perfect" photo to support the story, take a new one of something that represents the relationship or just create a no-photo layout.
- Line things up. Look back up at the full 2-page spread. I intentionally lined up the top of the pattern paper strip on the first page with the horizon line on the photo. The horizon line in the photo gave me a good starting place to start that grouping of pattern paper strips, journal card and title.
- Check out my article about scrapbooking your mentors in the Fall issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today for more ideas and inspiration.
Click on the images below to link to the products used in this project.