Happy almost Thanksgiving! Hope everyone has some great plans to spend time with loved ones and celebrate this amazing holiday with so. much. food! Thanksgiving definitely ranks up there for one of my favorite holidays. What’s not to love about a day defined by stuffing your face with a delicious homemade smorgasbord? Dakota and I will be traveling up to New Jersey this Thanksgiving to spend the holiday with my extended family. Then Melissa and I have big plans for leftovers on Friday (leftovers=best part).
It’s painfully obvious how little I used to record my life, with only 8 pictures to show for the entire time of September through December of 2010. Oh well, live and learn!
Since this was such a long time ago and there were no major events, I decided to go pretty light on the journaling.
For the title card of this layout, I simply used a stencil to trace out the months, then free handed the year. For the letters, I followed the curve of the banner on the card, so it looks a little more ‘realistic’.
Since the picture itself wasn’t that grat, I decided to crop out the unnecessary background stuff, and attach the picture to a pretty 3×4 filler card. I love the sweetness of those tiny polka dots accenting the pretty pink tulips.
Each of those little love blurbs are something related to one of the pictures shown on this page. For example “I love you because you get me ‘just because’ flowers” is my “journaling” for the flower picture. I honestly decided to do this because I didn’t know what else to put in that slot!
This title card has kind of a dramatic story with a happy ending. I had just gotten these brand new gold script alphabet stickers, and knew they would be so perfect for my December title page.
So I pull them out and start sticking letters on. Once I finished D-E-C, I went back for the second E, and of course the set of stickers only came with one of each letter! I may have slightly panicked, but decided to try and salvage it. I used some silver glittery stickers to use as substitute E’s, and kind of love how it turned out! Lesson learned: check it before you stick it #wordstoliveby.
I had the picture printed to be 3×4, but didn’t like it in the 3×4 slots with the way the rest of my layout was getting put together. So I got some gold washi and stuck my picture on a 4×6 card.
I kept it pretty simple, by making a mini title card for this ‘event’ and adding a pretty little snowflake embellishment.
Last but not least, I have another beautiful flower picture. Since I didn’t need a full 4×6 of journaling, I just stuck the picture over half the journaling lines, and used the rest to record my memories!
And that finishes up my Project life through the end of 2010! I’m so excited about making such progress, and can’t wait to be all caught up. I’m also just loving going back through all these memories as I put layouts together.