Creating this layout was a way to get several photos scrapped and a general story told without taking up pages and pages of documenting.
I have been using hashtags to sort my own photos/stories, as well as keeping track of ideas in my Evernote app. This #SundaySunday tag is the most prevalent as that is when I am doing things around my house and have time to take photos. I’m generally doing something creative on Sundays, whether its in my garden, reading, crafting or cooking, there’s usually some sort of process involved.
For the layout I knew I wanted white space with photos displayed like they would be posted onto a memo board. I decided to also try to incorporate an idea I wanted to try in my last post: white stitching on white cardstock, and using stitching as journaling guidelines.
After editing the photos in PicTapGo or finding them in my Instagram feed, I printed the photos from my iPhone 6 with the Canon Easy Photo Print app.
The day I did this layout, I had purchased these alpha stamps at a yard sale for fifty cents! woohoo – score! I love the style, kind of a slab serif and it’s a larger size than a lot of the stamps I already own.
I played around with different color green inks before deciding on a neon green ColorBox cat-eye ink I’ve had for quite some time. I layered a printed transparency sheet under the photos for some variation. Stitched the white lines using my Janome mini sewing machine. I only use this machine on paper.
I added a few green embellishments: acrylic banner from Heidi Swapp, green leaf from Amy Tangerine, acrylic butterfly from Basic Grey from Joann’s, wood veneers. I don’t think there is a layout in recent history where I don’t use Tim Holtz tiny attacher, it is by far my favorite tool!
I like the clean, simple look. I don’t love my handwriting, but I think it’s important to get it on the page. I love the stitching and will be using this technique again.