Thursday, May 1, 2014

Sharing a layout - A li'l sweet, a lotta sass

Today, I'm continuing my week of layouts about my childhood, this time with a photo of moi at age 2. (I always think of Miss Piggy when I say moi ... do you?)  Anyway, this is one of my fave pics of myself of all time, so I felt a little pressure to do it justice.  I started with a mix of October Afternoon and Basic Grey patterned papers. OA fits the vintage vibe and the BG colors mixed well with them. I used colors that I might not ordinarily choose, but they felt right for this project.

Again, this layout is journal heavy. I had a lot to say and needed the space in which to say it. I guess I could've typed the journaling to make it more compact, but handwriting is really how I roll.

The title on this layout is one of my fave things about it. I was playing around with a few titles, saying them aloud at a crop I was at with Tracie. This layout seemed to feel the most 'right.'

I used a PL card and a set of OA letter stickers and Jillibean Soup letter stickers to form the title. Then, I popped it up a bit from the page for impact. Finally, I added a dress embellishment because I thought I needed a little something there and because it plays into part of the story that I told in my journaling.

Here's a shot of just the journaling. Notice that I included a label at the top with the stamped title 'documented' on it and a flag style embellishment to the right with the year and my age on it. (I'm soooo not a stamper, but I used one on this page to try to justify a stamp set I bought while at the crop. Haha!)

And here's the finished layout.

What childhood stories do you most want to tell? What stories have you shared thus far?


  1. You are so awesome. I sucked at sharing this week due to our big surprise share. You rocked this! I love, love, love it and I love that little face!!

  2. This is really cute, Tiffany. I love the story behind this too. You sure can tell it is you in that photo as well!!! :)

    1. You think it looks like me? Lol - that's awesome! I can see it in my eyes but not much else. :) Thanks for the sweet words about my layout!