Love You Anna Layout & Story Kit™ Sale

Today I wanted to share a layout I put together yesterday that uses a bunch of things that have been sitting on my table. I actually love that concept as a challenge - what's on your table right now and how can you bring it together into a layout. When was the last time you approached a story that way? 

Products are made to be used my friends!

Here's a look at what I came up with: 

This layout features, among other things, the pie chart transparnecies that were include in the Click Story Kit™. It also includes this awesome outline alphabet stamp set (called Kit Alpha) from Studio Calico around the outside of my main content area. And rather than continue to hoard my collection of word/phrase stickers I decided to bring a bunch of them together as a piece of the pie.

I began the process for putting this page together by finding a recent photo of Anna. She's so cool

From there I printed it at least 8 inches tall (the width of the pie chart when all put together). I used four pieces from the pie chart to cut a template which I then used as a guide for cutting my photo into a half-circle. I adhered it down onto white cardstock using foam dots.

Each of the pie chart pieces got a different treatment: 

  • The top one features "2015" using these AE white alphabet stickers
  • The second one I used the transparent piece to cut a template out of cardstock (so I could use the transparent piece again in the future vs. adding the word phrase stickers on top) and then added a bunch of different word // phrase stickers on top and trimmed them all at the end to fit to the pie piece. I love how that turned out - such a great way to use your stash. 
  • The third piece of the pie features the "this is life" die cut sentiment that was also included with the Click kit
  • On top of the fourth piece of the pie I added an assortment of stars from previous Studio Calico kits

After figuring all those pieces out I used orange ink and these outline stamps to stamp around the outside of the circle.

In the bottom corner I added three more sentiment stickers. 

I like when they become a little poem/message. 

Around the outside edge of the page I added washi tape (pretty sure this is an old roll from Freckled Fawn). I've done this before and I'll do it again - love how it frames the page. 

I finished the page off with journaling around the interior edge of the washi tape and with the small circle gold star embellishment in the middle of the pie chart. 

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  1. mtercha says…
    05/06/2015

    Ali, this is so beautiful. Clever too. Along with encouraging memory keepers with story, you really rock product, too. Every time I looked at this layout I found something new to amaze me. The photo is beautiful, too (I really need to get my thesaurus out). You are so inspiring, thank you, always, for sharing. Michelle t

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  2. toniatigre says…
    05/06/2015

    Wow, Ali, this looks AMAZING!! No tutorial video for any of the classes?

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      05/06/2015

      Nope. It was actually nice to do one without any video :).

    2. toniatigre says…
      05/06/2015

      You're probably right!! Loved it, though! Such an inspiration, always!!

  3. kmarbon says…
    05/06/2015

    The page evokes so much emotion; I feel like I can see the love and admiration you have for your daughter translated into this layout. Amazing!

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  4. CindyGay says…
    05/06/2015

    Love the layout and the title stencils. She is just like you!

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  5. carlatte7 says…
    05/06/2015

    Love this! I just used a bunch of previously hoarded words/phrases making heart cut outs for cards. They look fantastic!

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  6. CraftyCat says…
    05/06/2015

    Love everything about this but my most favorite part is the lower right corner where you added the three sentiment stickers. Sums it up.

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  7. nelsonkel says…
    05/06/2015

    Love the pie chart layouts you do. The travel layout you did in your Hello Story class is one of my very favorite ever. Was so excited when you brought that idea back for the click kit. Thanks for the inspiration Ali!

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      05/07/2015

      I love that one too :).

  8. Borcherding says…
    05/07/2015

    LOVE the layout!!

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  9. isabellerenaut says…
    05/07/2015

    Love it! When you came up with the pie chart I went "?????" and now, you've done it again! This is amazing!

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  10. shersley says…
    05/07/2015

    Love how you did the large outlined letters overlapping - takes the pressure off getting it lined up perfectly and looks really cute. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      05/07/2015

      Thanks! Made it much easier to go around the outside of the circle too.

  11. helenhigh says…
    05/07/2015

    Products are made to be used. . .no truer words have every been written. I have so many products that I don't use. I always say "I'm waiting for something special. I want to save it." Trying to get into the habit of if I want to create something it has to be special enough for me to want to do it, so in turn it is special (ah ha moment for sure).

    Love this page. .. love what you with what you have in that moment. Practice makes for more comfortable creating and I need to be practicing more and not looking for what I believe is other people's opinion of "perfect".

    Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      05/07/2015

      You can do it!

  12. Londonberry says…
    05/07/2015

    This is perfect. I am totally the type to hoard my supplies thinking I'll use them for that 'perfect' layout. After seeing this, I think I'm going to pull everything out tonight when I get home and get to work on some new layouts. Thanks Ali!

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      05/07/2015

      Do it! It's so fun ;).

  13. nerdgrl says…
    05/07/2015

    Even though it has nothing to do with this blog posting, thought I'd pass along this little video about a grown man's Lego collection. Not sure whether you should show it to Simon or not! http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/news/lego-mania/vi-BBjf3s9?ocid=mailsignout I definitely thought of Simon when I saw this. :)

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      05/07/2015

      Yep - saw it last week. Awesome.

  14. papergoddess says…
    05/07/2015

    Love it. Enjoy seeing a more supplies/embellished layout from you!

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  15. kelsterjean says…
    05/07/2015

    Love this layout! So cool and funky, just like Anna! Such amazing tips in here! Thanks!

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  16. AnnetteH says…
    05/08/2015

    and now I need those alpha stamps!! :) they remind me of those educational ones you have and I've always thought about getting them. Love this layout and I really like the big photo option. So want to do this! Thanks for the inspiration! And hello, could she be any cuter?

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      05/08/2015

      I still totally love those stamps too - pulling them out this week I think.

  17. LDirk says…
    05/09/2015

    Beautiful! I'm always so inspired with your style. And can't believe how much Anna has grown. Such a cutie.

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