I feel I've really fallen down on one of the jobs of a memory keeper. Telling the story. So often, I scrap the perfect photo, not that there is anything wrong with the perfect photo, of course. Or I showcase the amazing new product lines for the manufacture, which is my job. But heartfelt journaling has taken a back seat in my creativity. I want to change that.
What brought this all to mind is Brandin's journey on the Webster's Pages Blog - I've taken over the Monday posts, giving out the assigments and ideas for completing them. This week the assignment is, you guessed it: Creative Journaling. I came up with so many ideas for journaling and then went to find some of my pages to demonstrate, and came up a bit flat....what an eye opener. So, let me fix this issue immediately!
This layout is created with a combination of the new lines from Webster's Pages: Sweet Season, Wonderfall and Hollywood Vogue. I painted the background paper (Wonderfall) with a wash of blue paint to give a more contrasting backdrop.
I went back and journaled around the edge of the page with a Signa Uniball pen in white - really thinking about how I am feeling about Emma's age right now.
I used some the adorable new velvet leaves and berries here - mixed with the Bloomers. A mixed color title really added a pop to this page for me. Along with some free machine stitching to accent.
I was hoping that you would share with me some of your ideas for creating heartfelt or meaningful journaling on your pages. With your permission - I'll put some of them together and visit this topic again next week. :)
Thanks for your help!!! xo