Hi friends and welcome back! Today I am participating in the Traci Reed Creative Team YouTube Hop for the brand new digital collection release called Renewal! I am so excited to share a layout in my 2023 Life Crafted album that documents my and my husband’s relationship right now and going in to 2023. If you’d like to see the previous layouts from this album project, check out this link: 2023 Documenting In A Life Crafted Album.
This weekend Traci Reed has released her newest collection called Renewal, and it is gorgeous. This is the perfect opening kit for any album that you may be starting, or anything sort of thing in your life that you are feeling a sense of renewal in your spirit. I decided to create a layout for my 6×8 Life Crafted album for myself and Alan, to set intentions for us this year. This is a great way to share where we are in this time in our lives. Renewal was just beautiful to work with!
I began with the background paper of rainbows, because every year needs rainbows. I layered over top of the a simple yellow patterned paper and a journal card that says Fresh Start. The journal card is actually 4×6, but I stretched it just a bit to make 7″/ Then I added just a few embellishments above and below the card, just to add some fun clusters. I also used a wood veneer piece from Colorcast Designs to notate the month. In between the two pages of the spread I added a tag, which I created from two of the travelers notebook signatures in the collection. I cut them down and punched them, adhered them back to back and added them right in.
The second page is a grid design, based on a 4-photo pocket page, only I’ve layered it onto a background patterned paper. I printed a photo of us from Christmas Day, along with several of the journal cards from the collection. I absolutely love the January card, don’t you?! As the final thing, I added a few embellishments on this side and then called this layout done in the album!
Thanks so much for joining our Hop today! I hope you are inspired to create. See you again soon.