7 July 2015

Scrapbooking for One Little Bird

A while back I tried my hand at applying for a design team. It was a real shot in the dark. The company was One Little Bird and I used and loved their products and when the team call came out I knew I would regret it if I didn't have a go.

As it turned out I wasn't offered a spot on the team, which in hindsight was definitely a blessing in disguise, owing to that thing called a degree that got in the way! The process of applying though was so much fun and it made me really consider more about my scrapping and memory keeping.

Though I wasn't offered a place on the team, I was offered a chance to guest design in July and I took it with open arms.

One of the challenges for this month was to create a page using any One Little Bird Products we wanted.


I had such fun creating this page. I stepped outside my comfort zone a little and tried my hand at a traditional scrapbook layout. While I am no master at digital scrapbooking I do like the look of this page and how easily it came together. The joy of working with one designer is that all the papers/embellishments look very cohesive.

The layout documents some creative writing I scribbled on my way back home from Durham. As I was leaving the station to start "near distance" with the boy I saw a couple saying a tough farewell just a few carriages down. It was a beautifully circular moment for me and I knew I needed to put my thoughts in a form of 'letter'.

I'm pleased with how this layout turned out. Clean and quite simple but it documents an important story for me.

So, this month, if you fancy popping by, my layouts will be gracing the gallery at The Lilypad and possibly on the One Little Bird Blog. What fun!

I have so much more to say regarding scrapbooking and PL (or the lack of it on here) and where I am at with memory keeping at the moment. That post is taking time to write though so hang in while I gather my thoughts! 

Quick heads up: One Photo and Twenty words is happening as usual this Thursday. It would be great to see you there!

11 comments:

debs14 said...

A lovely page, and such wise words. I know they're going to be thrilled with your guest post!

Julia said...

Powerful writing and a beautiful clean page Abi. Love it!

Sian said...

Hurray! It's a beautiful page and I'm so excited to see you scrapbooking (and being recognised for it) :)

Miriam said...

This is beautiful Abi and my kind of page. Well done for the guest post.

Miss Smith said...

These are my absolute favourite sort of pages: really powerful words, framed by a lovely design.

I think this page defines what scrapbook is about really.

Patio Postcards said...

Great layout and I certainly like the idea of journaling as a letter. Scrapliftable idea for sure. ... Mary-Lou

Louise said...

its a beautiful page Abi x

Louise said...

its a beautiful page Abi x

Ruth said...

Abi, this is lovely! How did you get to be so wise?

Susanne said...

Fab page.

alexa said...

Wonderful page, Abi - I have some of their products and really like them too! And your journalling is so tenderly and wisely written; genius to write the letter to the young woman you saw ... Well done on featuring on the site!