Lists, love them or not, they're a regular feature in everyday life. Typically, we create them to help us remember things. It makes managing a busy life, a little easier. That said, lists also serve another purpose. In the realm of scrapbooking, a list-style format is a great alternative to the standard paragraph. When center stage, it brings your story into focus and assists in highlighting the memories that matter most. Today, Rahel Menig is going to share a beautiful project exemplifying this unique, alternative journaling technique. She's written a brief project description, as well.
At first, it was quite the challenge to make a numbered list on a layout - especially since the numbers stood as the main focus. I cut a patterned paper to letter width and trimmed large sized numbers with my Silhouette. To re-establish the patterned paper's 12 x 12 size, I adhered a second sheet of pattern paper to it (Little Boy Blue's "Leo"). I then positioned white cardstock beneath the numbers, which creates a subtle amount of contrast without distracting from the rest of the layout. My next plan of action was to write down our five year plan. I know, it's kind of silly to write down such plans, but I thought it'd be a fun topic to look back twenty or thirty years from now. I'm sure that it'll cause a few giggles with everyone that see's it.
Random Tip: If you want to create an interesting shadow effect like I did with my numbers, don't forget to add paper behind them. The additional layer lends dimension and definition.
We'd like to help you with your list making, so in conjunction with today's post, we're giving away an "On Trend" Collection Kit!! If you want to get in on the random drawing, in the comment section below, "list" three of your all time favorite Crate Paper collections. Please submit your comment by Sunday, September 1st (8:00pm Central Time). Also, include your location (State; MN, FL, etc.). On Monday, we'll announce the kit winner and tell you the three collections that got the most votes!