I chose the bright and beautiful colours from the Amy Tan collection because it reminded me so much of Summer activities outdoors! This week I've complemented the Stitched collection with pops of Studio Calico gold stars and the beautifully textured Prima alphas.
Last week I shared with you a step by step to creating a pocket title card. Here's how I added it to my PL2015..
This year I am attempting to add photos that have a crisp white border around the outside edge. This take a bit of pre-planning in Photoshop but I am happy with the results so far.
One of my pocket filler cards has been dedicated to my son's 9th birthday. I trimmed a background patterned paper sheet to 3"x4" and then using my silhouette, cut a number nine from a similar coloured paper. I made sure the number was large enough to fill the space on my filler card, so it would stand out. To finish it off, I hand stitched around the inner edge of the "9" with white embroidery floss.
During school holidays, I tend to take series' of photos. When sharing them in my PL, I like to resize and have them printed onto a 4"x6" photo. It's a great space saver and really helps the story being documented.
The white space below is perfect for subtitles or embellishments.
This year I want to have more substance to my journaling. I've been taking daily notes and then adding them, with the date, to journaling cards that slip straight the pockets.
My first week of PL2015 is really a week and a half long. I wanted to document more than the first four days in my first PL spread. For all that extra journaling (and the limited space because of extra photos), I've hidden it beneath a folded 4"x6" PL card.
When the card is removed from the pocket, it opens up to reveal more of our weekly details..
Where I wanted to document an event in detail, I've created a more specific space for the story to be shared. The Ice Skating story on page two is an example of this.
The cropping tool I use and the photo collage below were both created with an app on my iPhone called Diptic. The collage element was extremely helpful in gathering and displaying most of my photos from my son's birthday. And it is coincidently matches the patterned paper adjacent to it!! Yay!
Finally, I've used the Prima Alpha in yellow to help document the dates and placed them on the Amy Tan Felted patterned paper. This paper was trimmed via the months and into 3"x4" sizes.
And when it comes to embellishments, nothing screams like Summer (in our house) more than tropical fruit. The pineapple is ideal not only because my kids have been consuming it like crazy lately, but because this fruit is a prominent symbol in our local area.