Ali Edwards // Week 5
As of this spread, I think I've completed all of January and February. That's pretty darn up to date, right? Maybe not. But I feel good about it. This is January 28th through February 4th. All of the cards and embellishments are from the Ali Edwards HOME story kit (I believe there is a waiting list for the Story Kit subscription). I loved this theme and I even completed a traditional layout (gasp!) with this one.
I used the kit's marketing card for my title card this week. I've done that a few times this year. The photos and quotes have been so beautiful. Still loving the Studio Calico mega date stamp. To be perfectly honest, I consider stamping to be my handicap. I'm just not good at it. Plus I worry about making mistakes (control issues). But date stamping is something even I can manage. I really want to stamp more and improve my stamping skills this year. We'll see.
For my middle row journaling card, I used one of the add-on cards and a chipboard piece, combined with my standard journaling on vellum. I'm not sure if I've mentioned this in earlier posts, but I typically print all of my vellum journaling on one 8.5 x 11 page and trim. It seems to be the most efficient method for me. I used the cork numbers from the kit throughout this spread. If you don't read the journaling, they may seem arbitrary. The "3" on my selfie card represents the three inches I cut from my hair. The bottom right 4x6 card is the only digital element I used in this spread (all of the Story Kits are available in digital format, too). The light grey text is a random list of the sights, sounds, smells, etc. that fill our house right now. I stapled the acetate houses on the bottom of the card to finish it off. I'm so glad I have more of those left...they will be great embellishments down the road.
On the right, I used a 4x6 card from the kit to include some journaling about Atlanta FINALLY starting to feel like home after six years (hence, the cork "6"). I stapled a round chipboard piece to the "Let's Stay Home" card and added a cork "4" (family of four) to the "Love Lives Here" card. The rubber icon circles were an add-on and they are so great. I've got three of them sprinkled across the spread. Loved the bright colors in this kit. And I especially loved the stories that come from Ali's products. Hope you're having a great week! Let me know if you have any questions.