Wednesday, December 10, 2014

How to Fit the Whole Story into Your Journaling by Izzy Anderson

Izzy Anderson is featuring our December Creative Kit today with an awesome journaling idea!

(she also shares a really cute story... enjoy!)


Hello, everyone.  It's Izzy here to bring you a tip about how to include journaling if you have a story to tell but no room on your page. 

I ran across that issue when I made this layout about our Elf on the Shelf. My son was 4 last year when we introduced the elf and it was the perfect age. He woke up excited every morning to see what the elf had done the night before and where the elf was hiding that day. 

Of course, I had to scrapbook the adventures of Sandy, our elf. 

A closeup:

As you can see, we didn't use the elf from the book, but rather a different one. This guy, Sandy, was marketed as a tree ornament but worked just fine for our purposes. 

Sandy encouraged our son to be kind. Always a good reminder!

I wanted to journal about our experience with Sandy the Elf, but I didn't have room on my layout to add it. So, I flipped the layout over, and adhered my journaling to the back. As you can see, I had a lot to say!

I had actually forgotten most of this story. I couldn't even remember our elf's name, even though it had only been a year since he visited. While searching my computer for info I might have documented about our elf, I ran across a long email I had sent my mom. That email (slightly edited) is what is attached here. Moral of the story: I will forget. I must write it down!

This is the kit I used to create my layout. Loved it: stickers, die cuts, wood veneers, washi, ribbon and lots of holiday paper! It's one of my favorite kits ever!

You can see all of our December kits on our website.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend!


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1 comment:

Mycreativescrapbook said...

Wonderful tutorial Izzy, thank you