Hey everyone! Three weeks. Eek. It's been three weeks since I shared anything here on this little blog of mine. There's a few things that have gotten me inspired to create in the last week or so, so I finally have some new projects to share.
I've finally got a new addition to my 6x12" personal album. Confession time. I had these three photos printed over six months ago, and had something totally different in mind for them. I'm pretty sure it was a layout. I was playing around with some options, and realized that I love the way they looked lined up in the 6x12 pocket page.
I had totally different products in mind for these photos, and then realized how perfectly the "Eat" Story Kits from Ali Edwards would work for the spread. So I slipped a few of the 3x4" cards and one of the 4x6" journaling cards in the pockets, took out the three little chipboard accents, and then promptly put the spread away to finish later.
And here I am, six months later, finally finishing the spread. I can't even explain my creative process sometimes. Lol.
I wanted to document my salad obsession, and pulled together a few photos I had taken of my favorite salads this year. There's a reason I've been eating so much salad, and I'll be sharing more about that later. Let's just say that I've spend the last ten months working on a better me, a healthier me. And salad played a big part in that.
I have no idea why it took me so many months to actually adhere these chipboard circle accents to the photos. I had them tucked in the pockets, and would take them out from time to time. I had ideas here and there of adding something else under the chipboard pieces, and finally decided to just adhere them on their own. Simple and easy.
Totally random backstory. I detest my kitchen counter tops. They're tile, with grout that just never looks great. It doesn't make for a great backdrop when trying to photograph anything in the kitchen. I finally bought a decent size cutting board (a pretty cheap find at TJ Maxx), in a darker wood color that I liked. I have never actually cut anything on it, but I take it out and use it to photograph things on sometimes ;)
While it took me a full six months to finally finish this spread, I actually had my journaling typed up a few months ago. I subscribe to both the Story Kit and the Story Stamp kit, which means that I get the digital version of these kits as well. I love having the digital options, since I love to type up my journaling and the digital versions of the cards make that so much easier.
I thought these two cards looked good with my photos, color wise, so I had these picked out from the very start. And while I knew I would use some alpha stickers to add "salad" to the card on the right, it took me until this week to actually get those added on.
I debated over this 4x6" pocket many, many times. I tried a few options, thinking I needed a title card, but nothing ever felt right to me. I loved this 4x6" quote card that came in the kit, but I think I felt weird putting a picture of a tomato on a spread about salads - none of which contain tomatoes, since I don't care for them. Lol. I finally decided that it worked well with the colors and the theme, and the quote is fitting. So I went with it!