Read The Good Life with Suzanna Lee

Everyday moments, sights and sounds in our life deserve to be recorded just like the big events, and this month’s kit and add-ons include products and themes to help us do just that. Today, design team member Suzanna Lee is with us to share how she’s documenting a common sight on her nightstand: her stack of books.

Hiya scrappy peeps! It’s Suzanna here today to share with you a project I created using the newly released May kit add ons! Each month when new kit comes out I think; “Wow! This is AMAZING!” and just when I think, “What is Elle going to come up with next to top this off?” she does just that! This month is no exception!

Supplies | May 2019 Kit, Read Phase StickersEveryday Goodness Epoxy StickersHand Drawn Acrylic Hearts, Read Acrylic, Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper StackThe Good Life StampEveryday Phrases Vol. 2 StampNoteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

One of the themes that really stood out to me when I opened this month’s kit was reading and I really wanted to take advantage of that opportunity to share a part of my current life story as it relates to reading: A snippet of life in a snapshot of the books currently on my night stand. The title themselves tell a story; the story of a woman who wants better.

The Read Acrylic is the perfect title for this page. I had toyed with the idea of a longer title that would have read “Read; to create the good life”, a truer reflection of what this page is about. However, the Serif font type of “read” with the script font of stamped “the good life” (from this month’s aptly named The Good Life Stamp) didn’t really lend to yet another font type.

The Read Phase Stickers with a few of the corresponding colored Everyday Goodness Epoxy Stickers were perfect punctuations of the “reading” theme to embellish the page. The left side of the page is simple with two layered pieces of the new Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack just released. I had cut a heart from the “innard” of the teal butterfly patterned paper which I removed to save every precious piece of these gorgeous supplies. Each of the more meaningful books on my nightstand are listed on the gray tag from the kit.

Several of the tags from the May 2019 Kit were perfect for layering on the right had side of the page. While I have been fairly transparent about my journey, there is still a need to protect the raw emotions I’m not brave enough to put out there. As such, the journaling on this one is hidden. By using washi behind the photo, I created an interactive element. Flip the photo left and the journaling is on the 3″ x 4″ tag from the kit underneath. 

A simple layout, really, easily created with the goodies found in this latest release. I hope you are inspired to investigate the May 2019 kit and add ons if you haven’t already. I also hope that you are taking the time to document YOUR good life! Your story is important and you are important!

Be sure to head over to my YouTube channel to see how this layout came together. Thanks for stopping in today!

Show us how you are documenting the stack of books on your nightstand with our May kit and add ons! Post your photo on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio , or share your project in our Facebook group

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