Project - Our Words/January JBS Mini-Album
by Jill Sprott
posted 01/01/12 at 02:37 PM
Galleries: Scrapbooking, Stamping
I compiled this album using the JBS Mercantile January mini-album kit.
It was inspired by David Levithan's “The Lover's Dictionary,” which I read in a single sitting a few days ago. Although I had already been at work assembling this album when I started the book, I did not really have a vision for it until I started reading “The Lover's Dictionary.” In reading the book, it became so clear to me that couples have their own unique language, and so I decided to create my own compendium of the words and stories that characterize my relationship with my husband.
I was also inspired by the cover design of the book, and I riffed on that in the heart-shaped preface to the album.
The contents themselves aren't organized like a book, however. Instead of pages of writing, I included envelopes to house journaling cards.
Just as a dictionary is never finished, since new words are added all the time and language constantly evolves, so this album is designed to be a work-in-progress as well.
More details (and other versions of the album) can be found in the JBS Mercantile gallery.
Thanks for looking!