2017 Reading Challenge | read three books by the same author
what I've been reading lately | march

Stories 2017 | Bond No. 2


I'm sharing another two-page, 6 x 8 each, spread made using Ali Edwards Design digital Story kit BOND, her AE February kit, and some papers from One Little Bird Designs. I haven't decided if I like the total package, the two-pages together, but I love them individually, the left and the right. Thinking about it now, I could easily tell two stories: leave the right side as is and add journaling on the left side, one story on each - I may still do that and see how it goes -

but for now I love these two, and their bond. 


Okay. I'm so excited! 

I learned a new-to-me digital technique. See that 'so much love' element centered near the top of the page. I used an Ali Edwards digital brush then I created the cork texture in Photoshop Elements using a PSE tutorial I found on line. I saved the 'cork' as a .png file to my digital files so I can re-use the cork whenever I want to add cork texture to a digital element. 

Seriously stoked!


Definitely need to re-type the journaling - it's confusing even to me - although it is the gist of what I wanted to say. I love this page on it's own, too. Again, just not sure about the pages together. They'll lay separate in the album so I think they'll be okay.

That journal card is from Ali Edwards February digital kit. I did change the colors of the stripes some. I can see using this card again and again - just changing the colors. It's a versatile card, and lots of space for journaling.

I also realized I haven't dated anything. Yuk! I'm surely gonna' have to do some fixing...

Aside from all my mistakes - I'm smiling from ear to ear just thinking about these to. And, giddy beyond words for Ashley, Brad, and the kids soon to be only 2 1/2 hours drive (instead of half way across the country) from me.