I've recently (like many customers of Create & Craft) got my hands on Serif Craft Artist software, my mind is positively exploding with things I want to do, like photo books of holidays and special times etc, but this has only fuelled my ideas for a more hands on approach.
A recent visit to Paperchase saw me buy my first album. It's ring-bound with black pages and has black and white union jacks on the front. My plan is to fill it with snapshots of memories, whereas the photo-books will hold the whole event, I want this album to show different memories, or have pages with my thoughts and feelings say about my mum and dad or my brother or my son. A mix of Scrap and Smash I suppose!
So here's my first double layout, capturing memories of one of the proudest days of my life, my Graduation -
I used some papers I had that came with a digi-kit bundle from Daisytrail - fab old paper and book spines - perfect for Graduation to be the base. I took snatches from Tim Holtz Crowded Attic papers for the lettering, journal note and clock. Finally I matted and layered the photos on to Navy and gold to match the colours of my gown. We took so many photos that day but these are the best ones to show me and my parents and Keagan. And the fantastic Cheltenham town hall where the ceremony was held.
I loved doing this, choosing the right photos and then the papers, a real sense of history in the making, as I hope in years to come further generations will be able to look at this album and get a sense of who we are/were. I'm really into family history too so hope this will make it easier for others further down the line to add to the branches of the tree!
Take care Zo xx