Monday, May 14, 2012

Type 1 - Scrapping the Tough Stuff

It is easy to scrap the happy memories.  The sad moments in life are more difficult, but are just as important.  It has been 5 years since my son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and I have struggled with how to handle the challenges of the disease.  I was finally inspired by a Becky Fleck PageMap to create this layout, which is just the start of telling this part of my son's story:

The journaling is actually the most important part of the layout, but I wanted it to be integrated into the background. The easiest way to accomplish this was to print it on vellum, so the background papers could show through.  I pulled out the Perfect Crafting Pouch and wiped it across the vellum before I sent it into the printer.

When it came out I didn't have to wait for the ink to dry.  The printing was crisp and clear and ready to use, so I trimmed it to size and attached it to the layout with washi tape.

Have you tried printing your journaling on vellum? I do it on a regular basis because it is so easy to integrate lengthy journaling into the design.  The Perfect Crafting Pouch makes it easy!

~ Susie


Robyn L. Coburn said...

This is a beautiful, simple layout that works so well. I do print on vellum a lot with the Pouch. I collect quotes I like, then type them up in different fonts, and do a bunch of printing.
Thanks for sharing this.

Susie Bentz said...

Excellent idea! will have to start my own quote collection!

Mom2Two said...

I like how you turned the photo to a sketch...And the layering of black and white, fonts and numbers--very expressive.