Ali Edwards, Scrapbooking

September Stories

September Stories

The September Digital Kit is now available in Ali Edwards’ shop! It’s loaded with elements to celebrate all the things that go along with the changing seasons, like the first day of school and labor day weekend, and even celebrating whichever season of life you happen to be in right now. I’ve made 3 projects with this month’s kit so far. Here’s a closer look:

Emily started Kindergarten this year and she’s totally ready to take the world by storm. She was so brave on her first day! And Liam was super sweet. He’s just as excited for her as she is and did everything he could to help ease some of those first day nerves, like holding her hand all the way to her door and promising to meet her at recess πŸ™‚ Totally “embracing the changes of the seasons and life” right now! (Love that quote from the chipboard set)

I used the digital leaf stamp (erased the oval shape around it) and stamped them right on top of my 8.5 x 11 photo in Photoshop Elements before printing it out. I turned the “first day” chipboard into a tag for the title (love how it turned out!), and printed my journaling onto another tag. It’s been a while since I’ve made a full page photo layout, and it was a fun one to pull together!

Fall is for sure my favourite season. I love the cooler weather, the changing leaves, and all things wood grain! This month’s kit prompted the story of a “new season of life” for me now that both of my kids are in school full-time. For the last 7 years, my days off have never really been my days off because I’ve been “mommy” around the clock (at least whenever I’m not at work). With both kids in school now, I’ve actually got a day or two a week to myself (!!). Of course it gets filled with all the things that “have” to be done like laundry and groceries and cleaning. But I’m really looking forward to getting those things done uninterrupted. I have hope, for the first time in many many years, that our house might “actually” be clean, and you have no idea how happy that makes me! (it’s the little things πŸ˜‰ )

I created the woodgrain background page with a 3×4 card from Becky Higgins Digital Project Life – Everyday Edition, by Liz Tamanaha. I enlarged it to fill in a full 8.5 x 11 canvas in Photoshop elements and printed it onto matte photopaper. It turned out great!! Obsessed with the leaf digital stamp. I used it again to add some detail to the background here, along with the quote card word art. I also printed the “transitions” digital stamp on that little tag on the bottom right. It may very well be my favourite part of this entire page πŸ™‚

After working with the 6×8 format for the summer, I’m actually really excited to be going back to 9×12 to document our fall in Project Life. Starting September off with journaling cards and stamps from the September digital kit.

We upgraded to a king sized bed last week (heavenly!!) and everyone was pretty excited to check it out. “Fall in love with moments” (digital stamp) was the perfect addition to that photo of my pile of people. Really liked the design of that September card! And the only thing I did to the “end of summer” card was add my journaling. They were perfect, just as they were πŸ™‚

There’s a new burger place in town that’s AMAZING!! Emily got to try her first Ice Cream Float. Needless to say, that was a HUGE winner. They even have Popcorn with bacon and parmesan cheese as an appetizer. I made the “Labor Day Weekend” card from a chipboard piece in the digital kit. And added some actual chipboard from the summer release to the photo of my little lady. Still getting lots and lots of use out of that set.

Consume soup from our favourite Chinese food restaurant and the smell of lumber at the hardware store = two of my favourite things. I changed the colours in the “love this” journaling card by picking out a shade of blue from my husband’s hat from one of the photos above. I like doing that from time to time to make the page look just a little more cohesive.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Hope you’re having a great September so far πŸ™‚

1 comment

  1. Hi Pam, stunning work as always! Hey I took Ali’s hybrid workshop and have been trialling a couple of your techniques you showed in your extracting aspects of journal cards lesson. I have a couple of questions for you – where would be the most suitable place to post these? Thanks so much for your help!

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