Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Project Life {Title Page 2015}

Aside from layouts, all of my 2014 projects are complete and it's a good thing because I am excited to begin working in the new to me size of 9x12. When my album arrived, I found myself inspired to create a title page, which I've never done before. I gathered up my stash of {Open Book} by Maggie Holmes and got to work.


I wanted my spread to reflect the stories that will be contained in the pages beyond and so first selected some recent photos. The hubs doesn't like having his picture taken, so I printed one of us holding hands. There are pictures of our kitties, hidden journaling, and some simply embellished filler cards. The bottom of the page is made up of one photo from the top of one of our bookcases. I segmented it in Photoshop Elements and then printed each frame as a 3x3 square. I have the tutorial here if you'd like to be able to do this as well.

For the back, I knew I wanted to create a page about the word I'm focusing on in 2015. I decided to create a layout and then cut it apart to fill each of the pockets. I had a lot of fun making the page and took some process photos along the way.


First, I created my background by stamping in two corners, adding droplets of mist, and then using embossing paste with a stencil. Then I used Mod Podge to adhere a dictionary page to the patterned paper.

At this point, I cut my layout apart so that I'd know where my elements would lie in the sections. I used a mixture of die cuts, patterned paper, and a roller stamp. Once it was complete I thought it needed a little more and added some glittery gold enamel dots.


The tab sticking up with "important" stamped on it is another file folder for me to include my thoughts about why I chose to focus on the word, more, in 2015.


So there's my first page for my 2015 album and I'm looking forward to making more! What about you, have you made any changes this year? Any new techniques you're going to be trying?

16 comments:

  1. Ya know i never think to make a whole page and dice it up! Thanks for the idea!!!

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  2. I absolutely love how you did these two pages! Pinned this post!
    And I really am liking the idea of trying 9x12 instead of 12x12.
    It's on my to do list.

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  3. I like the way you documented you and your hubby :) And how clever to make that back page and then cut it up to embellish it. Love that you've chosen the 9x12 size. I'll live vicariously through you!

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  4. Aw, kitties! That OLW page is FABULOUS in every way.

    I'm sticking with my same sizes for now, but I'm interested in seeing all the 9x12 pages this year!

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  5. Do you have any photos of your album? They seem so scarce!

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    1. Hi Alyssa, I created a collage of my 9x12 next to a 12x12 album and you can view it by copying and pasting this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2A5F6W7gUPyZ3BKTjhXS2QwdjA/view?usp=sharing

      If you have any other questions, feel free to send me an email! :)

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  6. This is such a cool and clever idea, I'm loving the grid look!

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  7. This is going to be a fun size to use this year :)
    I love your "love" on your bookcase and really like that you added it to your front page.
    My husband doesn't like his photo taken either, I have a few fun faceless photos of us, but love the holding hands you did…I will need to add that one to ours as well.

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  8. I'm living vicariously through you when it comes to trying out techniques, Elise. LOL! I'm always so afraid I'll mess up a finished project, that I hesitate to add in mixed media or stamping or...Yeah, I'm a big baby. You, on the other hand, really inspire me and I love seeing you try new things out on these beautiful pages! Thank you for the tip on splitting a photo. THAT one I can certainly try. :)

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  9. wow, i always love your take on the project life.
    wonderful ideas- so creative

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  10. wow, i always love your take on the project life.
    wonderful ideas- so creative

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  11. Elise, delightfully inspiring pages!!! Super love your title page, Maggie Holmes papers have my heart, ;) love your title page photos too!

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  12. Just gorgeous! Love how you put this all together.

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Thank you so much for taking your time to comment, I truly appreciate all your kind words!