Friday, March 17, 2017

Sharing a layout - First and Only

Last weekend, I made a traditional 12 X 12 layout for the first time in FOREVER. My daughter's 25th birthday was on March 4th, and I shared some old pics on Instagram. I realized in doing so that I had never told the story of her actual birth. Well, that story kept niggling at the edge of conscience, and I took that as a sign that I needed to go ahead and tell that story on a layout. Here is the resulting page. I'm pleased with the design and glad that this important story has been documented. That's a win-win in my book!

I wasn't thinking about the layout being inside a page protector in my album, so I slid the various journaling cards behind elements on my page. I briefly considered going back and changing it but decided ultimately that anyone who really wanted to know the story could just pull the page out of the protector.

Honestly, it felt weird to make a traditional 12 X 12 page. I've been making pocket pages for my Paris album and December Daily and working in my traveler's notebooks so much that I felt kind of rusty working with that big, blank page. That's a good reminder for me to keep working in multiple formats, so I don't struggle so much the next time.


  1. Love the soft warm colors -- they go so well with the photo and the story. (I don't think I've put *my* daughter's birth story on a layout either -- yikes!)

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