This month I relied heavily on the Ali Edwards June Digital kit to inspire the stories I was going to tell. Luckily the kit was so great this month and I had tons of ideas. The first thing I noticed about the kit was all the Father’s day and Dad related elements – I knew this would be a great opportunity to celebrate both my Dad (page still in progress) and my husband as a Dad. And then, of course, all the awesome summer related elements. The weather has been so lovely here and we have been taking advantage so I knew it would be fun to make a layout celebrating getting summer started.
Here’s a look at how my pages turned out:
I am really enjoying trying out the 6×8 size for layouts. It really does help focus on the story and takes the pressure off the design, usually that comes fairly quickly after you decide where the words are going to go. I have never really used this size much for anything other than mini books (WITL or December Daily®) but it has been fun trying it out.
For this one, I printed out a full 8.5×11 photo of my daughter at the lake and then talked about how our summer is getting started. I enjoyed playing around a little more with the digital elements on this one and used my silhouette to cut out the large title.
I am currently taking the TYPE class from Ali Edwards and have been loving all the ideas for playing with type, you can see some of those in my recent layouts.
This last page I made using this month’s Ali Edwards digital Story kit, the theme this month is FUN. I was so excited when I first saw this kit, I love the stamps, the sentiments and the colours. I have quite a few pages ideas still for this kit and plan to make a few more when the physical kit arrives, but I was dying to try out this repeated word idea (also from the TYPE class) on this layout. I snapped these silly photos of my daughter the other night when we were out playing in out yard and I knew they would be the perfect fit. I don’t know about you guys, but I have more than my fair share of alpha stickers and this was super fun (like a puzzle) to put together.
Hope you are busy enjoying all the summer!