My plans for this album are to include stories about my journey right now, some of the important work I am doing personally, and also some of the things I find inspiring. So it seemed important to create an introduction layout about myself and how this is a new chapter for me. The March Life Crafted kit provides so many beautiful opportunities and products for this!
I began my process with watercolors to create a background for stamping. Then I stamped a few labels using the This Is Life stamp set plus the stamp set in the Life Chapters kit. The background makes these stamps pop! One of the labels I have used as a layering piece on my journaling pocket. I also added one to my embellishment row over my photo.
I am loving the vertical format of this album and I decided to play that up with the elements I added to the photo. It started innocently enough with just a few embellishments at the bottom of the photo, but then I discovered the banner at the top and then I couldn't stop! Don't you just love when your products make you want to keep going?
Something else that really inspired me were the bookend stamps in the This Is Life stamp set. I don't normally alter the insides of my albums but I did here and I love how it turned out! I created an embellishment cluster by first stamping an image to ground the cluster to the page, and then added a word strip, a label, my title, and the pencil. I also stamped the bookend swirls in the corners.
One other detail I wanted to share is when you flip the pocket. I added the purple and blue stripes and layered a simple tag from the embellishments for the simplest treatment.
Here is one last look at this layout.
Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope you are inspired to use your March kit this month! See you again soon!