Ok, let’s take a look at my process for 2018 Week 05.
The layout features an enlarged photo on the left (hooray for flexibility!) and Design A on the right. I just love how seamlessly the layout flows and how easy it was to put it all together.
The enlarged photo is one that Nick actually took from the car on the way home from his NAL match that week. NAL stands for National Academic League, which is a multi-school trivia competition that he has participated in all three years of middle school. They hold practices once a week and have competition once a week throughout the fall and winter.
Our stories include the National Academic League for Nick, revisiting a favorite restaurant, more winter weather and school delays, and an adorable kitty.
This enlarged photo is precisely the reason why I wanted to change up page protectors in my memory keeping process this year. Nick and I were driving home from his match that afternoon and as we cruised through the city, the sun shone so beautifully so I gave Nick my photo and asked him to just capture what he saw. This was the result and I love it so much.
I am using the Sahlin Studio Highs and Lows kit, and have embellished with Maggie Holmes Flourish. It might be a little difficult to see, but the Week number is spelled out along with an eye catching title on the large photo.
I love angles and this angled card from the kit has my heart! I used the angle to place the dates for this week and added a simple gold foil heart as embellishment.
There were actually quite a few fun photos from this week, and some of them printed best in 3×4 aspect ratio. I also used one of my photo templates for the snow photo. I do still love adding digital journaling to my layouts to help me tell more of these stories.
When Nick has NAL competitions no photography or video is allowed, but sometimes I can get a fun snapshot before or after. This time I captured the students shaking hands afterwards. I love having this documentation that he participated.
So the Maggie Holmes Flourish collection might seem a bit unrelated to the Highs and Lows digital kit, and in this case it was literally using what was on my desk on that particular day. Turns out the Highs and Lows kit has some lemons and some yellows in it, so it wasn’t that far removed. I am a big advocate of using what is on your desk, even if it seems unrelated. You might be surprised!
Check out that giant chicken salad! When I decided to cut out gluten from my diet, the biggest challenge became eating out. We discovered an old favorite restaurant in Winston, called Midtown Bakery and Cafe, and discovered they have a lovely gluten free menu and my favorite thing – chicken salad. What a win for the week.
That is it for Lesson 04! See you in the next lesson.