Happy New Year everyone! I'm excited to share my first blog post as a Creative Team member! For today's 3-to-Inspire, I am using the new Fresh Starts kit. For the past three years, I have created a monthly project life album for my family, mainly using pocket pages. This will be the opening page in my 2022 album.
Here are my 3-to-inspire:Die-Cut Ephemera for this layout because of the 1,2,3 tags, since there are three people in my family. I cut the tags with 1 and 2 on them so they fit better over the pictures, and so I could use the extra bits on different sections of the layout to create continuity. Yes, it's ok to cut up your ephemera! I give you permission. I also ended up also adding the yellow tag in the upper right and the long octagonal tag in the bottom left, which I popped up to give a bit of dimension.
I really like the Tiny Word Stickers in this kit, because they have lots of fun phrases, and are great
jumping-off points for storytelling. I knew I wanted to "introduce" my family on this page, and the "not without my monkeys" seemed like the perfect headline to do so. The fact that the type is a lovely, shimmery gold didn't hurt either.
I used both the digital and physical Double-Sided Journaling Cards for this layout. I have been using digital journal cards more and more recently, not because I dislike handwritten journaling, (I love it, and think it is a really important element in memory keeping), but because I can physically fit more words on the cards when I type them. I like that this kit offers a lot of different color options for journal cards as well. The color palette for my layout was fairly neutral, and I didn't want my journaling cards to overshadow the photos, so I picked ones with a more neutral hues to match. I used a lined card to hold my journaling, and rectangle-and-half circle card to hold my stamped tag.
I hope this post inspired you to look at different elements of this kit in a new way. Now, go and create something beautiful today.