Monday, January 17, 2011

:LAYOUT: A Few Good Reads

I love to read and I read a lot of great books in 2009.

To celebrate them, I created a photo collage of the covers of the books that I read that year. I also did pretty good in 2010.

I know that many of you are also avid readers, so I think to keep my reading motivation going and to find new and inspiring reads, a goal for 2011 is to share with you what I am reading and I hope you will share back!

I just finished a book that I enjoyed quite a lot and hope to share a few details with you soon.

Anyway...back to the layout for the day.

I actually drew the inspiration for the patterns and colors of my supplies right from the covers of the books I read.

The strips across the bottom third serve as a shelf for the photo and I hand-wrote my journaling on notebook-style journaling blocks tucked behind the photos and into the strip.

Although I read all the time – blogs, mags, online news – I don’t have as much time for what I would call ‘intellectual reads’ as I would like. Also, I tend to read these kinds of books in spurts. 2009 was a great year for great literature! I read quite a few that will be favorites for a long time to come. Read on…

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Creative Imaginations, My Mind’s Eye, Basic Grey
Ric Rac: Wrights
Journaling Blocks: Jenni Bowlin
Letter Stickers: Basic Grey, Making Memories
Brad: Little Yellow Bicycle
Staples: office supply
Border Punch: Fiskars
Corner Rounder: Marvy
Ink: Colorbox
Pen: Zig
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