Sunday, July 07, 2013

My thoughts on 40


Today I have a layout to share that I made for the Crate Paper June Creative Weekly Challenge: Hello, Polka Dots.

I dug through my Crate Paper stash and found two patterned papers with polka dots: one from the Maggie Holmes Collection and one from The Pier. I paired these with a photo that Sage took of me this spring and decided to scrapbook a layout about my thoughts on being forty.

Here's my layout:


I layered some Crate embellishments for my title. The doily diecut is from DIY. I diecut some PTI Headline Number dies from a scrap of the background patterned paper to make the "40". I stamped part of a Fresh Squeezed Stamp (You Said It, Sister) onto a PTI double-ended banner diecut and heat embossed it in white.

The tag was on a sheet of Maggie Holmes tags. I cut this out with my PTI Tag Sale #3 dies and added some PTI twine. The Special Event die cut is Maggie Holmes.


A couple more Maggie Holmes layered die cuts over here...


For my journaling, I adhered my photo over a large glassine bag, in which I tucked my journaling.


I die cut the end of my card stock using a PTI Edger's #5 die cut. I stamped the "inside" from PTI's Movers & Shakers Sentiments and the polka dots from Fresh Squeezed Stamp's You Said It, Sister.


The journaling was typed on my typewriter.

Thanks for looking!

13 comments:

jkstiles77 said...

Beautiful layout ... beautiful lady!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I commend you on making a page about yourself and sharing it! love the hidden journaling!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful layout, photo, and journaling!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful layout, beautiful journaling and exactly how I felt at 40! At 45? the jury is still out on that one. LOL

Andrea Garland said...

Beautiful layout Leigh with important meaning for you.

Dana Nelson said...

I can't believe you're 40! I've been noticing this past year that I've completely lost my ability to decipher appearance into age. People that I think are fresh out of high school end up being mothers of 3! My guess is that it is a symptom of aging. ;) I'll be 40 in 5 years--hope I take it as well as you!

Helen F. said...

Love this layout, what a great photo of you, Leigh. And I really like the 'typed' journal content :)

Donna said...

Great layout Leigh! I so love your work, esp. the way you incorporate stamping. You have a very special talent!

craftmates said...

Beautiful layout Leigh! I love the vibrant colours you used. - Irma

Kara said...

perfect match of papers for your photo!!

Cindy Lee said...

Beautiful layout and most of all beautiful thoughts! Now you make me look forward to being 40...lol :)

Geri said...

Beautiful page, Leigh!

Suzanne said...

I love everything about this layout! Seriously, can you come here to make some scrapbooks for me, please? :)