Ali Edwards – February Digital Kit

The February digital kit was full of love theme accent and a pleasure to work with!!! For my first project I opted to use a full 6×8 picture with a 3×4 journaling card resized to 3×8. My middle daughter will sometimes leave us love notes in our lunch bags, of course this story had to be documented! I love the impact that a large 6×8 picture brings to a project, it really makes a bold statement! On the 6×8 picture I added the “love” digital brush to incorporate with my title work. I used a mini tag to complete the title work and underneath I added one of the love note my daughter left me. The left side was for the journaling which I completed with my electric typewriter.

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For my second project I again paired a full 6×8 picture with journaling cards and a picture. I wanted to document my middle’s daughter love of figure skating and how much work she has been putting in her skating lessons. It’s really a pleasure to see her skate. The “love” banner is a digital chipboard element which I added to my picture and embellished with a gold puffy heart. This spread makes me happy!

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First Hybrid Attempt

Late last year, in the hopes of trying out for Ali’s team, I created my first hybrid layout. To my amazement, the process was rather easy and I knew that with a little practice it wouldn’t take long for me to establish an efficient process for creating these types of projects. Of course, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to join Ali’s team and the chance to create more hybrid projects.

This project is a double 6×8 spread. The speech bubble are from Ali’s digital collections – story bubbles. These digital brushes are so fun to layer on top of a picture or to even print on white cardstock. Of course they were ideal to highlight my youngest daughter constant chatter. 🙂 The journaling is set to the right with another digital brush as the title and accents from past Story kits. Love the simplicity of this spread. This format is quickly becoming my favorite size to use for storytelling, you will definitely see a lot more projects in this format!

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This year to date

The beginning of the year has been creatively exciting for me. I applied to the Ali Edwards creative team and received an invitation to join the team. You can imagine my excitement and disbelief when I read the email!!! Ali is a huge source of inspiration for me and being able to work with her and the other amazing ladies is such an honor.

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Since the beginning of the year, I’ve had the pleasure of working with various story kits and digital kits. I have to admit that creating hybrid projects is new for me and so very exciting. I’m also focusing on improving and including more stories in my projects, I want to remember those moments that are documented, not only with pictures but also words. These stories are so worth telling, I want my girls to look back at these albums and remember the little details of our everyday lives.