April Stories

So so many stories about April. As I sat down to begin working with the April Digital Kit by Ali Edwards, I looked through my pictures and started a list of all the things that have happened so far this month. It’s loooooong. A lot of them are just little stories about everyday life right now that will be a perfect fit for our Project Life album. And there’s a few that have my heart and deserve a bit more attention. This month, I chose to make 2 hybrid layouts with the April Digital Kit to tell those longer stories.

Easter morning. Our day started at 3:58 am. I imagine that one day it will be a struggle to get these guys out of bed in the morning, but that day seems pretty far away with these two early birds. The design for this layout was completely inspired by a super talented scrapbooker, Steffi Ried. I’ve seen her work in the Studio Calico gallery, on Pinterest and Instagram and it just takes my breath away. My version really doesn’t do her’s justice, and I’d highly recommend you go check it out for yourself 🙂

I loved the egg shaped chipboard pieces in the digital kit! I repeated the shape with my pictures and organized the shapes to create a frame around my title (digital stamp). Just this morning, Emily was looking at a video on my phone from Easter morning and even if the mornings are early, the excitement from these two almost makes it worth it. Almost.

Easter Monday. The kids and I had the day off. We took our time getting up and going on this wonderfully lazy day, but we definitely did not waste the day away. We packed up their scooters and kites, made a picnic lunch and headed to the Bayfront park for the afternoon. It was seriously the best day, and I knew I wanted to remember it with a big photo and a scrapbook layout the moment we got home.

The design for this page was inspired by the new collection of 2017 Week in the Life Digital Templates. There are a variety of sizes available, but I stuck with the 8.5 x 11 template here. I print and cut the title from the template onto matte photo paper and popped it up off the page with foam dots. I also used those egg shaped chipboard pieces from the April Digital kit, but cut them into kites instead. And a little bit of colourful stitching to make our kite tails. This is a fun one, and I’m so happy to have this story in my album.

In other news, I’ve got a new class that just started over at Big Picture Classes all about Hybrid Pocket Pages! It’s perfect for beginners and people who want to learn how to use digital products to make hybrid projects like the ones I share here in this space. It’s the first one in a series of what will hopefully be 3 classes this year. LOTS of videos detailing my process from beginning to end (with a focus on pocket pages for this round, not just the usual weekly Project Life format). I’d love to have you join me over in the classroom 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by today!