Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Ali Edwards Story Kits™: Review

The current Ali Edwards Story Kit™ theme is Review.  Often I focus on a specific day or moment in my storytelling, so I was glad for the prompt and opportunity to do a Year in Review layout - which I don't think I've ever done before! I went through my photos and picked one for each month. I chose the photos based on how much I loved the photo and/or how much impact a particular event or moment had in my life.

I created a grid of my photos in Photoshop using the Ali Edwards December Stories 6 x 8 Layered Templates Vol. 3, which made my photos 2 x 2. 

I added the month circles from the embellishments included in the Review Digital Story Kit™. They come as a sort of brown color, but I recolored them to black and white and added a number above each to represent the month. I added numbered journaling around the block of photos to just put a small amount of journaling about each month.

I added word strips and some chipboard and cork from the physical Review Story Kit™ and used some patterned paper from Maggie Holmes on the background.

Love this little glimpse into our year and I hope I can remember to try to do a layout like this each year. Seeing all of the photos together tells a different story than the individual layouts about each event or moment.

Thanks so much for stopping by and you can check out and purchase the Review Story Kit™ until the new kit (Numbers!) is revealed on January 15, 2017.


  1. This is a very, very nice layout. Clever of you to use both digital and physical kits. And I really love the journaling around the border of the layout. Wonderful!

  2. Jen, How did you do the journaling around the photos? Typewriter? Or, was this done digitally somehow?

  3. thanks for this usefull article, waiting for this article like this again. read review