Monday, February 13, 2012

The Only Way Out Is Through

You may be saying to yourself, "Wait a second, I thought Stamping and Misting Week was awhile ago." Well, you'd be right! But I had one more layout I wanted to share that I wasn't able to post during that week. I knew you wouldn't mind. You can see the rest of Stamping and Misting Week here.

Create a title using stamps

I went back and forth about whether to stamp the entire title or not. I finally decided not to, mostly because my stamp collection is fairly small, and I didn't have enough alphabet stamps to get the look I wanted. I'm not a huge fan of how the title turned out, but I'll definitely keep working at it.

This quote from a poem by Robert Frost, "The only way out is through," was my mantra last year. When I read it for the first time, it completely resonated with me. This was what I was going to have to do, and it comforted me some how.

While this isn't one of my favorite pages design wise, this is definitely one of my favorites for the story it tells. I have it hanging in my bedroom as a reminder that I made it through; stronger and wiser.

Have you stamped your titles? I'd love to see. Link me up. Thanks for stopping by today!


Stephanie said...

Great layout and great words to remember!

Heidi said...

I like how you stamped just some of the title. Great layout!

soapHOUSEmama said...

This is lovely! I always have trouble adding stamping - love how you did the title!

Handmade Hannah said...

I love stamping on layouts and love what you have achieved here. I also really like the simplicity of this layout. It is really effective :)

Diane said...

I like the way you ended up doing the title. For some reason, I love that little zig-zag piece of paper under the photo :)

Christina Collins said...

Adorable layout. I love the title.
Even more so I love the different combinations of different alphas and stamping you did to make the title.
I'm not brave enough to stamp out a title. My stamping never comes out decent, lol!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Love how you mixed up the stamping and Thickers for the title!

Karen said...

I need to start using my stamps on LOs more :P
I like both the layout and the quote. And that photo is so perfect :)