I love this page! I really like the additional Day one added to your title--made a big difference. Just making sure, but when you print your journaling on lined paper, you said you print one line at a time, is that correct?
The stamped words intermixed with the journaling makes the page pop--love it! The whole page is just amazing and it was a great reminder to pull out some of the older techniques (like punched holes on the bottom) I used to use. Awesome!
fantastic page and video, Nichol!
I clicked "like" and I wanted to tell you exactly why I like this! This has the Nichol style but it's not about kids. What this tells me is I can emulate your style for all of my layouts......not just those about my grandkids. Nichol, you scrap the way I want to scrap but I'm still working on getting there. :-)
I love it!!! I have Are We There Yet stamp set and can't wait to use it!!!
Another great LO! Thanks so much for sharing your work with us.
Video - From Start to Finish Video: Seattle
by Nichol Magouirk
Galleries: Scrapbooking, Stamping
For this week's From Start to Finish layout I wanted to focus on a journaling/stamping technique that I briefly touched on in last week's layout/video HERE [twopeasinabucket.com].
I love creating a big impact with my journaling by substituting certain words in computer generated (or handwritten) journaling with stamped words and/or phrases. Ali Edwards' stamps are particularly perfect for this technique because her stamp sets are word/phrase focused and most have lots of similarly themed words within each set.
For today's layout, I chose two stamp sets that are both travel/vacation themed to give me plenty of options for my journaling.
The easiest way I have found to substitute computer generated words with stamped words is this:
1. Sit down with your stamp sets you will be using and write out your journaling on a scratch piece of paper, referencing your stamps and trying to implement as many as you can with your own journaling.
2.Type out journaling in word processing software (be sure to set margins, etc. to fit your paper before starting). Measure each word you are substituting and leave the appropriate amount of space for the stamp(s).
3. Print journaling on printer paper and carefully lay out clear stamps within journaling to make sure they each fit. Make adjustments if necessary.
4. Temporarily adhere paper over regular printer paper (hold up to light source to position exactly) and run through printer to add journaling.
5. Stamp each word within computer generated journaling and adhere to your project!
Click HERE [twopeasinabucket.com] for another example of this type of journaling using The Observant Traveler Studio AE Stamp Set.
CHALLENGE: Add words/phrases/images/etc. to your journaling. Can be stamps, stickers, rub-ons, etc. as long as you jazz up your journaling in some way!
*This challenge runs from June 22, 2011 - June 29, 2011.*
Watch video below | From Start to Finish June 22, 2011 (Seattle)