The craziness of the holidays have finally died down and we're back into our regular routines, thank goodness! This was my first month as an Ali Edwards creative team and I had so much fun creating my stories.
I was also asked to be a Guest Storyteller for the December kits, For the Love. I created one Pocket Page layout and one Traveler's Notebook layout. Those layouts went live on January 1st, so if you were a subscriber in December, make sure to go check out the full projects!
The first project I created was for the Stories by the Month kit. These new monthly kits are based on last year's digital releases. This month had a Love theme. I used the "good love" stamp to create a patterned background in my traveler's notebook. I then layered one of the journaling cards with a photo and the "be the love" chipboard piece. I created a tag that I placed behind my matted photo for a little journaling. I used the "thank you for loving me" stamp in the tag and added some grey baker's twine to pull it out easily.
My next project was made with the January Digital Kit. I enlarged the "January Details" journaling card so it would fit into my son's journal. I used my typewriter to add his answers to the card before adhering it into the journal and embellishing with a few strips of washi tape. I placed the "celebrate" and "life right now" digital stamps onto the photo before printing.
My final project this month was with the Story Kit and Story Stamp, Changes. I decided to tell the story about becoming a stay at home mom and the changes and sacrifices that came along with that decision. I printed photos of my kids that were taken around the time of that change. I punched them into circles and used the circle chipboard pieces from the Story Kit and placed them randomly on the page that I had already splattered tinsel Color Shine on. I added a couple of the wood veneers as well. I then heat embossed "change" in black on the left page and "transition" on the right page. I added my journaling with my typewriter to complete the layout. As always, Ali has some amazing kits this month and I loved the stories she sparked for me!