Happy Monday... hope you week has started off well. I wanted to start by saying a huge thankyou for all your love and comments on Instagram about this layout. You have all be so kind and I really appreciate that you take the time to stop and leave a comment and some love. I thought I would share the finished layout here and some extra photos.
My favourite scrapbooker/memory keeper, Ali Edwards (you could say I have a huge girl crush on her) has created story stamps and story kits, a monthly subscription based around a theme to get you thinking and recording more stories. Not only do you get amazing stamps and a fabulous kit but there is an education element available as well. For this layout I used the am/pm story stamp and kit. As part of the prompts Ali challenged us to pick a day and to take a photo at 7am and then again at 7pm and create a layout using the photos. You can see Ali's layout here.
I kept the base of the layout pretty much the same as hers and then added a few of my own ideas. Right now I am totally into stamped backgrounds so I stamped the top half of my cardstock with "morning" words and the bottom half with "evening" words. I used black ink but for some of the words and for others I "stamped off" the image first onto a scrap piece of paper and then onto my cardstock to give a lighter stamped image.
Next up I created pockets so that I could add my journaling about each of the photos. I stamped the top of each tag with "the story of this morning/evening" stamps and then I stamped the date. I drew lines and then added my journaling.
Lastly I added some of the chipboard pieces from the story kit to finish off my layout. I used a total of 12 stamps from the story stamp set, pretty good if I do say so myself.
I didn't actually take the 7pm photo till 7.30 as that is when I walked in the door but it was close enough. This is a story that I would never have documented but I am so glad I have. These kits are bring back my mojo in a huge way and it is bringing back my passion for stamping... you have to love that.
Have a great week.
love me :-)