Monday, June 27, 2011

iPhones for Everyone

I love documenting the current technology in our lives. Maybe because I can remember life without a microwave, a computer, or a cell phone, these advances fascinate me. I didn't think to take photos of the cutting edge stuff back then, but I try to keep up now. A series of 3 similar photos tells the story of getting our iPhones.
Supply List -  Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: 7 Gypsies; Letters: American Crafts, October Afternoon, Bella Boulevard; Mini Paper Clips: Tim Holtz; Embellishments: Jenni Bowlin, Basic Grey, Glossy Accents
Design Inspiration - Sketch Support one-page sketch
I like to vary the size, color and dimension on longer titles to emphasize words and provide interest. Thickers + stickers = a winning combination!
My first attempt at using Glossy Accents. Guess I'm a little slow to try new techniques. The shine it gave to the sticker mimics the red shine on my title letters.
I also tried a bit of hand stitching to look like dotted journaling lines and help the paper strips stand out a bit. Not sure this was entirely successful, but it wasn't a total miss, either. Journaling reads: "Phil and I got up at 2:30 a.m. to order iPhones for all of us, and Andrew & Jennifer made a special trip to claim theirs. We spent the weekend sharing apps, downloading games and customizing our phones."


At the beginning of the year, I made this page about my iPod. But that's not the end of it. I've recently embraced a return to some old technology, which will be the subject of my Wednesday post. Hope you'll come back for that!

15 comments:

  1. Oh it's so wonderful. I'm actually going to start a layout about my iPad, but they are the things that are lives tend to focus on these days. And yes I remember the times before mobiles and microwaves too :)

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  2. I'll be back! Such a great subject for a page - I love your colour choices because that green picks up the wall colour, but it's also Apple coloured!

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  3. I remember your first iphone layout! This one is great! Love the pictures of the DH and DS playing with the iphones together!

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  4. Super duper gorgeous layout Sue... I'm gonna say it again... just loving your neat and colorful style lately.... TFS... hugs...xoxo

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  5. Love the square photos with little clips, and great job on the glossy accents! It might be a bit addictive :)

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  6. Cute layout! Love the little clips.

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  7. Fun layout - you always do such a nice job on your titling. This reminds me of a photo of my husband and son - at lunch on vacation. They couldn't sit and talk while waiting for our food, they needed to pull the phones out.

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  8. GREAT idea for a layout!! :)
    I actually printed up a photo of my phone to scrapbook this month :)

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  9. These photos are great. Love the fun and bright papers and the varied letters in the title. Great job! :)

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  10. Love this LO's design!
    That's going to be such a fun LO to look back at in years to come. :)

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  11. You always create amazing titles! Love the fonts, scales and colors! Great layout :)

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  12. Great layout Sue - I always enjoy the colorful papers you use. And the longer title works perfectly. I ran across a photo of an older computer the other day (late 1980s) and I'm thinking it would make a great Then & Now photo with my current desktop.

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  13. Love the hand stitching! I loved your iPod layout too, back when you posted it, just the idea of documenting our toys is such a great idea. You know in a few years they will be outdated! Ha!

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  14. I really like the hand stitching. We love a lot of technology but we aren't phone people at all.

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