The last week has a been a busy one full of packing, organising, and beginning the process of selling my little flat: my home for the last 5 years. But this is an exciting move, because it has also been the week that I moved in with my man!
It's been so lovely sorting out our things together, arranging his flat to now accommodate both of us, and pointing out to him where I am planning to put the fairy lights. I'm so happy to be taking this step in our relationship and while I've been half living here for quite a long time, it's great to make it official!
Anyway, it seemed appropriate to make a scrapbook page about this, so that's what I'm sharing today. I used a little instax-print-style selfie layered up with patterned paper and I hand cut a swirly looking title. This is all stuck onto a sheet of clear acetate which is then simply laid on top of a white cardstock background. That means I can lift the acetate, along with the embellishments and title off to read the journalling underneath.
As I knew the journalling was going to be quite lengthy, I kept it in a column and treated it a bit like another embellishment, almost like a background stamp. It doesn't swamp or dominate the design; instead it contributes to the layout. But I also know it's there and easy to take out and read if I want to.
And so now I'll get back to unpacking, making the flat nice and cosy so I can curl up with winter with a blanket, some mulled wine, a candle or two, and my lovely new flatmate.
P.S. I am not looking forward to paper work and estate agents though, as my flat goes on the market. Maybe I should keep it and use it as my own incredibly extravagant scrapbooking and craft studio?