Lesson 01 Process Video No. 01

So let’s dive right into our process videos. Today I am sharing two process videos from my 2012 album, beginning right in January and February of that year. 

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Here is a look at the first layout, an event based layout from January. There were two stories for this layout: Addison’s testing in karate and a Valentines Day Father/Daughter dance.



You will notice my photo placement in these layouts: the upper left hand and lower right hand corner pockets are available for journal cards, and the rest are filled with my 4×6 photos. Where I have 3×4 photos I alternate photo/journal card, so the layout is balanced. I almost always follow this formula in my pocket pages.


I decided to work with a Studio Calico kit in this layout, this is the Documenter kit from January 2017, Roman Holiday. I wanted a combination of boy-ish products for the karate photos plus girl-ish products for the dance layouts.

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For the 3×4 cards I chose a good balance of journal cards and filler cards. Each of them is layered with all the good stuff – journaling, stamps, and ephemera. The Roman Holiday kit had some great ephemera and they were so easy to layer on top of the journal cards.

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For the right hand side I began with a fun title card. I just had to use this floral card and then I layered one of the journal cards over top to provide a home base for the title itself. I also added just a few tiny stamps and a touch of washi tape.

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Look how tiny the girls were! I think Natalie was just five and Emberlynn seven. They had the most adorable dresses from a now-out-of-business company called Naartjie and they were so excited to wear them. They definitely felt like princesses that night!

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I kept the embellishing to a minimum on this layout, just adding a few ephemera to the photos. The gold foiled journal card stands beautifully on its own.

Lastly a journal card that sums up my personal feelings about their evening together at the dance. We will talk more about my thought process for journaling later in the class.

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