Hi friends and welcome back! Today I am sharing another layout from my Heidi Swapp Storyline album with you. I am loving the real estate in these layouts, I was able to include five photos and lots of embellishments on this page and it all makes me so happy! If you’d like to see more pages from this series, follow my link here: Storyline Chapters Layouts. Also, you can see more travelers notebook layouts, which are very similar only smaller, via this link: Travelers Notebook Layouts.
In my last Storyline layout, I talked about how long we waited to go flower shopping for our yard last year, due to the lockdown. I also wanted to document a small bright spot for us. Our flower beds felt so empty since we weren’t able to plant like we always do, and even though we recognized it wasn’t earth shattering in the least, it was still something we missed. And then our purple flowers just exploded and filled up an entire part of our front yard! They were so amazing, and our neighbors complimented us on them repeatedly. It was so awesome! So that is my story for this page, and it is certainly a favorite story of finding joy unexpectedly.
For the left hand side of my page, I printed a small photo of myself and Alan outside our house. We always do the flower beds together each year, and we certainly missed it! I tucked in several of the tags from Chapters and also Honey and Spice, along with some of the vellum pieces. The florals in the Heidi Swapp collections are always so amazing, with details and gold foiling! My title was created using one of the word art pieces, This Is Us. At the end of my process I also stamped some word art in black ink, around the page and directly over top of the embellishments. I rather like this random look.
For my right hand side, I used a very simple grid of four photos. I will be sharing my template for this layout to my Newsletter readers, so be sure to sign up for that in the sidebar! For my background on this side I used one of the pink patterned papers. It’s so subtle, but so pretty. I trimmed it so that the word art showed at the bottom of the page, and that adds a bit more interest. I then based an embellishment cluster around that, building up with a stamp, a word strip, and the card stock bird. Notice how both birds point inwards? That is on purpose, it helps direct your eye to the main photo on the left side.
I also added a black vellum circle at the center of the grid. This was a bold design choice for me, and I love it! At the top of the page is another vellum bird, and more word art. Such a simple, but stunning, treatment of this page.
So tell me, what have you missed during the lockdown? It can be small or big. I’d love to hear from you, and I hope you are inspired to create something about that thing you missed. Thanks for joining me today, see you again soon!