It’s that time of year. Spring is in the air. New Storyline product is in stores. And graduation is practically around the corner.
For me anyway. Oh. And for my daughter.
My oldest daughter graduates this year from high school and with her associates degree almost completed.
It’s been a challenging few years with classes and schedules and plans not going always as we hoped.
But with graduation now actually in sight, all the work is feeling like it’s just about ready to pay off.
Indeed. This IS the good stuff. And I am so ready for some good stuff.
As I gather her photos from her senior photo session, so many emotions are washing over me. As I look at each one and see her beautiful personality bubbling out of each gorgeous shot, there is a story that emerges from my heart. With that flood of sentiment I am moving in the direction of my emotions and going to take these feels to the page. To a Storyline page. And album.
My hope is to have this ‘senior’ album completed by her graduation. To take these photos and just allow my heart to pour over the pages with my words to her. And while my goal is to have this done in the next few months, I also want to enjoy the process. Storyline provides a succinct way to tell all the stories that we mom’s carry. With that in mind I am more than sure I can accomplish this task and not feel overwhelmed by it.
For this layout I am sharing with you today, I chose the Little Moments Deck of Days available at Michaels Stores. This kit of prompts is not only pretty with it’s pinks, kraft and greys. But the sentiments are perfect for my, well, sentimental heart.
I enjoyed this process so much on this first page. I kept it very linear. Just a couple of Deck of Days Cards. Photo Corners.
And of course…
my words. To my senior.
Take a look here at this process video. It’s a quick look at how simply wonderfully a Storyline page can come together.
There is a great sense of accomplishment I get from getting this page down in the books. And rather effortlessly too I might add.
This book is going to be full of little chapters of my heart to my daughter. A documenting of a passage of time. It will be super easy by limiting myself to just a few Deck of Days options. And it will look stunning in this Tell Your Story album. But most of all, it will tell the story of my heart. Right here. And right now.