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I shared this picture as an Instagram a few weeks ago via FB with the comment “Even after 7 years in Southern Africa white endearmints are still the best thing about going to meetings.” As I was looking through my photos I was inspired to scrapbook the photo because capturing ordinary everyday things like mints at meetings is what I think scrapbooking is all about.

This started out as an assignment for typography week in my class but the title work took me FOREVER to complete. I had the words and knew I wanted to do the fun look of combining a bunch of alphas with a long title. Something I very rarely do. I fiddled and fiddled and fiddled with the title. Finally I discovered that the font Lobster looks a lot like the endearmint packaging and after some more fiddling the title finally came together. The whole layout went through lots of iterations trying to find the right embellishments and color scheme as well as the right combination of alphas. I also had to reach out for help to my critique class on where to put my journaling. On suggestion was below the title but it was too long and kept going well past the bottom of the picture. Another was journaling strips but the journaling was too long. So I went with the third suggestion of a border around the edge and really liked it. I also fiddled with the color for the journaling, but black was the most readable. This is what I finally came up with:


Photo Corners: Colors No 1, White and Grey Tab Alpha, Clean Stitched Banners White No 1, Haunted Woodlands Solids, and Messy Stitched Circles White No 1 by Katie Pertiet. 10,080 Minutes Date Tools by Traci Reed. Ribbon Bits 3 by Patti Knox. Storyteller kit by Scrap Orchard. I Am Polka alphabet by Penny Springmann. Glittery Neutrals alphabet by Libby Pritchett. Text Paths – Rounded Squares by Jen Martakis Designs.

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