Hi friends! Today I am so excited to begin a new adventure in memory keeping, with the Heidi Swapp Storyline collection! Heidi has always inspired me with the most incredible products (anyone remember her giant red silk blooms?) and this new album system definitely intrigued me. I decided to use this album system to document some of my favorite memories with my husband over the last few years, and I hope you will join me on this adventure! If you’d like to see other ways I have documented our relationship in the past, check out this link: Documenting Our Relationship.
What intrigued me most about this project was the real estate! I absolutely love working in travelers notebooks and in smaller journals, but this album is sized at 7.25″ x 9″ and offers some stunning opportunities to include more photos, more embellishments, more stamping, and more of our stories. It also presented some challenges, once I dove in and started planning pages. A new page size means new photo sizes. New template options. New design styles. My head was swirling so much, and it was hard to narrow down what kind of layout to create first! Ha!
My story for this page was about how long we waited last year to work on our flower beds. The lockdown began in March, which was a while before you can begin planting in NC, and then we felt it was absolutely not a wise idea to go venturing out just for plants. In fact, we didn’t go anywhere except the pharmacy until JUNE! These were our first times heading out, just to purchase a few flowers and new mulch. I chose three photos, and was inspired by this layout by Jamie Pate, to create a simple collage with all three. You can see I changed up the layout a bit by moving my photos to the right hand side and adding more elements and tags on the left.
Stamping on a layout:
I particularly loved how the stamping turned out on this page. I used the Heidi Swapp stamp set to create the first layer on the background. The floral stamp is simply divine, so that forms a home base for my title, and then once the layout was completed I stamped a few more word sentiments around the page. I also experimented with stamping off the page. Have you ever tried anything like that?
Patterned papers on the layout:
I have used two of the patterned papers from the paper pad in this collection. The papers are what drew me in to this entire product line, as they are stunning and so very use-able! I cut the pink/coral paper down a little bit smaller than full size, but large enough for my photo collage and a few embellishments as well. The yellow paper provides just a tiny border around the collage, mostly for a pop of unexpected color. I had to much fun tucking in stickers and embellishments around the photos, all of them reflecting the mood of the page.
So tell me what you think?! Are you trying out the Storyline Chapters system too? I would LOVE to hear from you! Thanks for joining me today, see you again soon!