Tough and Strong

I am back up on the Spiegelmoms Scraps YouTube channel and I am sharing my first ever 6×12 layout. I fiddled quite a bit before I settled on creating a 6×12 layout and I must say that I enjoyed the size and how easy it was to tell a very journal heavy story on a smaller size. I see many more 6×12 layouts in my future. I have also downgraded my project life to the 9×12 size and I am going to work on staying consistent with that size for the remainder of the year and see if I truly like it but that’s a whole other blog post!

Since I was working on a 6×12 size I didn’t have much room for a ton of embellishments but I did find that layering and adding sequins really brought the whole layout together. I love the tags that you can get in the shop they are so sturdy and I had this tag already made for another project that I didn’t end up using for that project but I thought that it was perfect for this layout since I already had some yellow on it.

I knew that I had a lot of journaling to do and I had one last piece of this awesome Felicity Jane paper so I cut it in half and left the branding strip on it, this is where the initial yellow came from. I also had a scrap of Amy Tangerine paper left from the plus one collection so I cut out some hearts from that and then I grabbed the little bit left from my Tough kit from Ali Edwards. I am going to break this kit up now because I have made enough layouts based on this kit.

For the embellishments I grabbed some of the Autumn joy sequins and cork hearts from the Spiegelmoms Shop (using code Beth15 gets you a discount in the shop). I needed inspiration for this layout because I don’t usually tell such a long story on my layouts but this was a story that I needed to tell and after telling it I realized that i probably need to go and actually journal about it. That’s the funny thing about scrapbooking. it gives you the opportunity to feel all those emotions as you are telling the story.

This layout is about how my oldest son decided that he wanted to move out and live with his father and how hard it was for me to let him go. I think my heart still aches for him even though we still see him regularly. It will never be the same as when he was living with me and i miss him more than he will ever know. Telling this story now brings me a sense of peace and it is a story that I am telling for me. This is why you can call srapbooking therapy, right!

I needed inspiration for this piece so I went straight to Pinterest and found a layout that did the job. You can follow me on Pinterest here. I then got to work on my layout that literally came together in a matter of 10 minutes!

tough and strong inspiration

Here is the layout that I created.

Here is the short process video for this layout.

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