Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My Story...

I decided today that I would create an 8x8 album called "My Story...". It would be a simple album to tell my story of where I have been, where I am at, and where I am going. And I will share this journey with you, too. As the weeks and months go by, I will be adding to this album to simply tell a story - my story. I hope that it inspires you to do the same in some form or another. 

The page itself is made up of five shades of cardstock. I wanted to keep each layout simple to focus more on the stories. The most unique thing about this layout; however, is that I printed my photo onto cardstock as well. I used French Vanilla Bazzill cardstock for this technique. Then I distressed the edges of the photo with my edge distresser. For all of the cardstock I used the direct to paper technique to ink the edge with chalk ink to add a softness to the page. I used small scrabble letters from my stash and stained them with distress stain to match the layout for the title area. 

The story for this page: "Our lives are always being written and we have no ending."

The supplies that I used are shown below:
{ippity} stamp - Books a' Flutter
Memento Ink - Rich Cocoa
Distress Stain - Wild Honey
Chalk Ink -Gingerbread
Tim Holtz Edge Distresser

Copic Markers Used: 
BG72 - Ice Ocean
BG75 - Abyss Green
C1 - Cool Gray No. 1
YG91 - Putty
YG93 - Grayish Yellow
YR18 - Sanguine
YR21 - Cream
YR23 - Yellow Ochre

Zig Writer - Chocolate



  1. Love the scrabble letters!

  2. Very pretty! Love the idea for your album! Can't wait to see more. Great pic!!

  3. I really LOVE those scrabble tiles! Great distressing too

  4. Great LO, I love that stamp set and you put it to use perfectly!

  5. Great layout!! And a great theme for a mini album.

  6. I love how you colored the books. I'm a book nut, too!

  7. I like the simple lines of the layout.

  8. I love those books a flutter and looks awesome on this layout!! Very nice!!
    Hugs, Wendy

  9. What a wonderful layout!! Enjoy making your album. :)

  10. Beautiful job! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Carol B

  11. What a wonderful project. LOVE it!