Digital Layout: Aidan at Prom
My baby girl went to the prom just over a week ago. Sigh. Talk about making you feel like life is flying by. (And for the record, it actually is flying by.) Why, just last week, she looked like this:
While it was very well documented in my Project Life album, I decided it was time to add another page to the All About Aidan album. Initially, I'd planned to build an entire page around one of the cards in my Hello Girlie J-Card Set. I was going to print out the card onto white cardstock and build from there.
Then I started playing around with the whole idea digitally. Then I figured, "Oh, what the heck! Let's make a digital page."
Here is the final result:
Here's my thing with digital pages: I want them to look like they would if I were printing it all out, cutting and pasting everything together. Digital, hybrid or traditional, I have a very simple style. I try to layer stuff in. I try to think of more products I could use. But I always end up opting for the simplest approach and it usually makes me pretty happy.
This layout features a J-Card, some digital paper, a template and a font called Thirsty Script, which I discovered via Jessica Sprague on Instagram. The J-Card set was created using the font, but I added the monogram and the little label text to the template. It's the first font I've shelled out the coin for in a while. I just think it's charming and versatile. (Note, this template is designed with a free font, Lobster, which has a similar vintage script feel, and will be the store next weekend.)
Digital, or hybrid, or traditional… in the end, it's just about saving the stories that matter to us so we can remember.
Because life really is flying by.
Note: I've long been a fan of Totally Rad Actions and Rad Lab, but I've recently started using Pro Retouch on photos (like the main one of Aidan above) that I want to smooth out a bit. Click on this image below to learn more about Pro Retouch.