On page one, I've made a concentrated effort to focus on the weekly stories.
The title pocket card was created using the reverse side of the patterned paper already there - the one from last week. I simply added the gold frame from the Dear Lizzy Serendipity Ephemera Pack and some pretty alphas from the Jillibean Soup Alphabeans collections. Every now and then I really enjoy taking advantage of the reverse side of these patterned papers. *grin* It saves me from over thinking designs and allows me to get on with creating my page.
This week's spread has been kept very simple. Right down to applying alphas directly to the photos. This in itself tells a story. Especially if it is a photo heavy week. Below, the alphas "CHA" expound on the photo of my projects wrapped and ready to go to the USA.
My filler cards have also been kept simple. I've used some interesting embellishments to help bring the colours from the multiple photos together.
My goal this year, is to write and share more of our story/daily routines. I love the idea of having a pocket card, reserved just for a "Week in Review". I've typed up my journaling directly to the Amy Tangerine patterned paper and embellished it with clear stamps and strips of paper borders.
On page two, I've focused on photos. Since my stories were documented on page one, I was happy to let the photos speak here. Adding a few embellishment layers helps to highlight fun moments.
The Elle's Studio circle die-cut mimics the round pocket on my son's school bag but.. the heart expresses his love of finally being able to go to school!
Another fun photo feature this week, were the before and after shots of my boys' haircuts. Their hair always grows ridiculously fast and they hate having to have to sit still long enough to have it cut. So it can take a while between visits to the barber! It always surprises me at how much hair actually is left on the floor after the three of them have had their trim. Seeing before and after photos clearly shows the difference! I pulled each of the six images into one by using my iPhone collage app Diptic.
Where the story wasn't shared on the opposite page, I used a filler card with a basic message to explain the photo.
And finally, if there's action to be shared, why not combine several of your shots to create one photo. Again this collage photo was created using my iPhone and the Diptic app. The photo is brought to life, using some of the cute embellishments from the Dear Lizzy Ephemera Pack.