Monday, September 29, 2008

Circle Journal: Layout for Aleida's Book




I had trouble with this layout. Aleida's theme was First and there just happens to be a million firsts you can choose from. I kept changing my mind on what my layout would be about. I wanted it to be perfect. I wanted it to be loaded and layered with eye candy. I wanted to make a page like Aleida would...stunning. Then it hit me...the layout was supposed to be about me using my style. I am not perfect. Never will be. I never load and layer with eye candy. Would like to know how, but truthfully I will never be...I am all about simple. So here it is. My layout, my style. It turns out a bit of Aleida is on the page. The punched out flowers on the first page were made using a punch Aleida gave me. She sure loved her Martha Stewart punches and wanted the whole world to join in on her obsession. LOL! :o)

13 comments:

mom2ee said...

it is beautiful denise...i can't wait to see it in person...i think it is perfect

Barb said...

So pretty, Denise!
I bet Aleida would have been crazy about it.

Anne aka Anniescraps said...

I love it, you did a beautiful layout. I can't wait to see it too. So wonderful and so suiting you and your green thumb.

michele said...

it's beautiful. she's lovin' all the color from her perch in heaven right now!

Erin said...

gorgeous Denise!

dawn said...

Denise this LO is so you AND so beautiful! You did a great job. It makes me smile just looking at it. I can not wait to see it in person! :-)

Christie Wildes said...

It is so perfect!!! I am sure A would have loved it.

Jenn said...

Aleida would have loved this Denise! It is beautiful!

vtpuggirl said...

You know, I struggle with that too. I want to be all layer-y and vintage-y and everything. But it just ain't gonna happen. I'll be simple with you. :) Gorgeous layout!

Greta said...

It's gorgeous! Love the colors, the pictures, your choices. I'm glad you stuck to what you do - and made it you. :)

aimee said...

love it! i try so hard to fill my pages up but i'm more of the simple clean lined kind of gal. i dream of being able to layer and fill the page with lots of embellies but it hurts my head to much. ;) so i'm better off just being me.

Elisa said...

Love the beautiful, punchy colours and the flowers in a grid. Very Denise.

karen m. (akaliz) said...

gorgeous...again, the colors...my fave!
A would be proud!