Hello! My name is Allie and I am just thrilled to be posting on Wilna’s blog today! Today I want to share a little a bit about my scrapbooking process. I think I am in the minority when I say that scrapbooking for me is about the process and not preserving memories. When I scrapbook, it’s about a feeling or an emotion. I’m taking the time to create a layout about that subject (which, let’s be honest, is usually my husband or my dog) and thinking about them the entire time: How I can I build this page to highlight the subject, and the title to express a feeling for them or a special memory with them? To me, a scrapbook layout is like a love letter to its subject.
I decided to interpret this concept literally by making this layout an actual love letter to my husband. In order to do this, I used my Silhouette Studio software to type out a letter. I messed with the font, sizing, and placement until I was able to have it cover the entire background. I cut out the text on plain white cardstock (tip: make sure you have a fresh and clean blade when cutting lots of small text like this! I had a fairly new blade and still didn’t get the cleanest of cuts), emphasized a few lines with glitter paper, and backed it with a pattern that made the text readable and coordinated with my photo. I kept layering to a minimum because there was so much going on in the background, and I also wanted to keep as much of the letter as visible as possible. I used the Leaves and Roses cut file from the iheartstudio shop, and backed it with different patterned papers. I added a few embellishments, and the layout was complete! I did end up saving the text to a word.doc and printing it out so that my husband could see everything I wrote.
Thank you so much for letting me share my layout and a bit about my process with you. I’d like to challenge you to create a project that expresses an emotion. This could be through a title, journaling, using the same concept I shared today, or anything else! Happy creating!