My Story Album | Guest Post by Elizabeth Heinz

Happy Monday friends! Today Ali is delighted to welcome Creative Team member Elizabeth Heinz who is sharing her process and design inspiration for this awesome mini album she created with products from the My Story Collection.

Hello friends. I’m DELIGHTED to share this 3x8 album using Ali’s “My Story” Kit (1st and 2nd release). I created this as a GIFT for my son’s girlfriend, Emma. She’s one of those 2020 seniors who’s SADLY missing out on her final semester of high school. I thought she’d ENJOY a keepsake that CELEBRATES her friendships, adventures and hobbies and HIGHLIGHTS her future plans and goals.

Here’s a walk through via video. 

Let’s take a closer look at each section of the album. 

I opened the album with a transparency title and a full-page photo of Emma (OUTSIDE of the page protector). I covered the back with patterned paper and added a chipboard rainbow. 

Like many albums, I created a SIMPLE design formula. I used the transparency dividers, labels and puffy circle stickers to BUILD sections. The first is “this is ME.” 

Inside each section, I used a combination of pocket pages for 3x2 photos or story cards and 3x6 photos or journal cards. 

OR pocket pages for 3x4 photos and journal cards. 

I LOVE that the kits include MULTIPLE 3x8 journal cards to encourage longer stories. On this one, I used stamps to create EASY bullet-style journaling. I also used the space on the back to include additional photos. 

The second section is “hobbies.”

As I mentioned in the video, I did go through several PAST story kits to find 3x4 filler AND journal cards. USE your stash.

This pocket was included in the 1st release. I used it to hold two photo strips that showcase some of Emma’s artwork. 

The third section is “MY people.” 

The fourth section is “places we GO.” 

The fifth section is “adventure.” 

The sixth and FINAL section is “dream BIG.” 

Thanks SO much for joining me. I hope YOU found some inspiration. This kit is PLAYFUL and FUN and can be used for people of ALL ages. XO, Elizabeth 

My name is Elizabeth and I reside in Peoria, Arizona. I’m married and HAPPILY raising two boys, Bailey (20) and Joshua (18). I also have an AFFECTIONATE Boston Terrier, Bond. I work part-time at Midwestern University as a Standardized Patient. I pretend to be a patient for students going through their clinical rotations. When I’m not crafting, I ENJOY hiking, reading and gardening. I’m PASSIONATE about writing my story. It’s not remarkable but it’s MINE. 

https://www.instagram.com/elizabethheinz/

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  1. KProffitt says…
    06/29/2020

    I love this SO much, Elizabeth! What a sweet gift!! I bet Emma loved it!!

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    1. Elizabeth_Heinz says…
      06/30/2020

      Thanks Kristina! She did love it. Emma is a SWEET girl.

  2. Inkfanatic says…
    06/29/2020

    This is wonderful!!! So sweet & just perfect!!

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    1. Elizabeth_Heinz says…
      06/30/2020

      I APPRECIATE your KIND words. Thank you.

  3. Kellie_N says…
    06/30/2020

    love this!!

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    1. Elizabeth_Heinz says…
      06/30/2020

      Thanks for comment:)

  4. Jeannew says…
    06/30/2020

    Love this, Elizabeth!

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    1. Elizabeth_Heinz says…
      06/30/2020

      Thanks Jeanne!

  5. nightmer says…
    06/30/2020

    I have looked at this product in the past wondering how to make it work for my granddaughters...This is the PERFECT inspiration and I love that Emma will do the actual journaling. Thank you so much!

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