Friday, September 12, 2014

Sharing a layout - Family truths

I knew I wanted to make a layout that revealed some 'truth' since that was the topic of our podcast this week. When I shuffled through a folder of printed pics and came upon this one of my dad and brother, I knew that was a true story that needed to be told. I quickly pulled some patterned paper and some PL cards that coordinated pretty well and sat down to design my layout.

Here's a closeup of the title block: it's simply a couple of layered PL cards with letters, a wood veneer, and some washi tape as embellishment.

For the journaling, I wrote on two 4 X 6 PL cards that coordinated with the colors I chose. I layered on a tag and sticker by Jenni Bowlin to draw attention to the 'truth' aspect of things and to cover up some weird schmutz that had gotten on the corner of my top PL card. (Just keeping it real, folks.) I had a lot to write, so I continued my story on the bottom PL card as well.

Here's a closeup look of some embellishments I added to the photo block - a wood veneer and some ribbon on top of the washi tape strip at the edge.

And here's a look at the final layout. I like the design of the pics and embellishments; I like that the journaling is honest and true; I like the color and pattern scheme. I'm really proud of myself for telling this truth, especially since it's a current thing I'm dealing with in my life.

I hope you'll consider adding some unvarnished truth to your scrapbooks too. :)


  1. Wow, Tiffany. I feel so sad for you in this situation. Thanks for being brave enough to share. Sincerely, Debra

  2. Family!----They can be the best and/or the worst part of our lives. Beautiful page, and here's hoping that getting this truth down will help you not be so weighed down with it. Thank you for sharing so honestly.

  3. Family issues stink. We have something like that in my family constantly. Terrific page & awesome job on the journaling!!

  4. This page has really touched me. Thank you for sharing. It truly has made me think about what I am missing out in my scrapping. I'm now thinking about how I can include some of these 'truth' pages in my own albums. Thanks Tiffany.

  5. WOW... I am not sure what I can say for comfort , but thank you for your raw honesty!!

  6. Tiffany - you are a rockstar when it comes to truth in scrapping! I want to knock your Dad and brother over the heads for not realizing what a lovely and wonderful person they are leaving out of their life. So glad I have you in my family. I love you more than words can say.