Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Philly Album: Phase 1

{background paper from "Funky Love" add-on by Megan Turnidge; cloud and grid papers by Crystal Wilkerson; string from "Chance of Rain" by Kelley Mickus; clouds from "Little Boy" kit on the "Oh Boy" CD from Digital Scrapbook Memories; button stack from "Summer Sandbox" by Holly McCaig; scribble from "Color Me Happy" by Krystal Hartley; bent staple from "Love Life" by Sahlin Studio; white alpha from "Aspire" kit by Digital Scrapbook Memories; "Cheri" and "Teletype" fonts}

{background paper from Little Dreamer Designs "Hugs & Kisses" collab kit by Leora Sanford; heart paper by Crystal Wilkerson; damask frame from MSA Birthday collab kit by Rachel Young; white paper from Little Dreamer Designs "Hullaballoo" collab kit by Heidi Larsen; tape from "Color Me Happy" by Krystal Hartley; cardborad swirls from "Funky Fall" collab kit by Amanda Heimann; butterfly from "Colors of Spring" by KD Designs; pink alpha from "Luv Song Alpha" by CD Muckosky; "Teletype" font}

These pages are just the beginning of what will be a large album. The concept for this has been in my head for well over a year and I am just now finally getting it out and it feels good! I have actually done and redone these pages several times, attempting to get a certain look and feel - which has been kind of annoying but what can I say, sometimes I'm too much of a perfectionist. This album is titled "Places in Philly" and it's dedicated to all of the wonderful places we visited while living there, both the mundane (aka grocery store & school) and exciting (NYC, the Jersey shore, etc.) It has been hard to get it going because I have so much to say and I really want the journaling to take center stage... and yet I have so many photos! And of course I want the layouts to have a great and cohesive design, so it's been tricky to find the balance. I'm posting them as I create them so I can keep track of all the products I use before I forget. I have no idea how long this will take, but I'm hopeful that since I've started I'll just keep going until it's done. Wish me luck!