I AM... & One Direction!
Hello Simple Stories fans!!
While the success of the I AM... collection is well deserved (I love that we are encouraging people to document themselves in their projects!), I am always a fan of trying to think of a different way to use products. So I challenged myself to use I AM... on a pocket page all about the One Direction concert my daughter and I attended last summer. SO many of the stickers and embellishments had phrases that seemed to fit perfectly with the good fortune we had when finding these tickets, so I ran with it!
Still a fan of the 12x12 pocket page that has this 6x8 pocket, I knew it would be perfect to have enough space to tell the story of lucking out with $50 floor seats to a sold out show. I chose one of the I AM... SN@P! Pages for the base and started writing down the story. There was enough room at the side to attach one of our wristbands and the rest of the page fell together with a few of our favorite photos from that night.
It wouldn't be right NOT to include our tickets, so I adhered them to a piece of 3x4 cardstock and slipped them into a pocket. This pocket page has all 4x6 photo slots, but to switch up the look overall, I just paired (2) 3x4 cards within one pocket...totally changes the feel of the page and allows you to include other items besides 4x6 photos! The Simple Stories 'nothing but blue skies' die cut file from the Silhouette store was perfect for expressing the 'cloud 9' vibes my daughter had the entire day. Again, I just adhered it to a base 3x4 card and added stitching.
My favorite photo of the whole event is the one of her at the top left of the project...in her element, enjoying the experience as a whole. She told me this was the greatest night of her life, and that photo says it all. I added a journaling card next to it with a few more thoughts and added a few of the photo stickers...again, using (2) 3x4 elements in a 4x6 pocket.
The 6x8 pocket ended up telling the story, and since the floral pattern on the chipboard I AM... didn't quite fit the rock concert vibe, I colored it with a gold Sharpie marker. After layering a few stickers + spray mist on and around it, I stopped...I could have layered my little heart out, but wanted to focus on the story for this one.
I plan on using the I AM... collection for plenty of projects about my little family of three, but wanted to encourage you to take a second look at it for more than just the obvious. :)