Can you believe that we're in the double digits? Week 10? March? Spring? Where does the time go?
This week may seem like the usual.. Black and white. That pop of color. Design A. But, I didn't take a single photo in this spread. I've decided that if you want to capture your true day-to-day, you should hand the camera over to a ten year old.
On Sunday morning, Trevor's best friend, Loren, sent a text asking if we could keep his three girls while he took his wife on their first date in five years. Five years, you guys. Of course we said yes but truth be told, we'd say yes every week.
The girls love nothing more than playing with my DSLR, taking over my computer(s), eating all the chocolate they can find, and snuggling into our bed and begging to stay the night.
And I'm glad that Ginger captured it all for me.
Left: I knew that I wanted to use purple in this layout since the color seemed to show up in all of the photos. Beba's dress. My sweatshirt. The glow of the laptop on Serena's face.
The first design to come to mind was this purple chevron card from Big City Quiet's In the Moment digital journal card set. I paired it with a filler card from the Plus One mini-kit and snuck a quote onto one of my favorite journal cards from the Seafoam edition. (As of this moment, there are only a few of these retired kits on Amazon so get to it.) Yes,it does say, "you would make a great grandma." It was too funny not to include.
As for the title card, I knew that I wanted to include two things - the purple from the card below and one of the word's from Paislee Press. I chose to use a digital title card from the Plus One Mini Kit - that matched the filler card used on this page - and altered it in Photoshop.
I'm loving rotating out different titles from this set to keep a consistent title card throughout my album without having the same title card throughout the album.
Right: On the right side, I used two other filler cards from the Plus One Mini Kit. I always tossed out the camera designs, thinking they wouldn't fit into my album. This week, the pattern seemed like a perfect fit.
To journal, I included a numerical list to summarize our evening, tying in the purple color again in Bebas Neue font. These types of lists are one of my favorite ways to document a day, a trip.. Have you seen Barbara's most recent mini-album on Instagram? So. Good.
I also typed up a quick story, and some other funny quotes from the night to create some extra white space in the layout.
Products Used: Design A, In the Moment Digital Journal Cards from Big City Quiet, Amy Tangerine Plus One Mini Kit, Seafoam Edition, 3x4 White Cards, Pictures + Words No. 9 from Paislee Press
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