Back On Track | A No Photo Scrapbook Layout

I am still diligently working through the materials for the Hello Story workshop at Big Picture Classes. I am never one to do all of the assignments. I take classes for the inspiration and ideas, not really for the opportunity to make pages. But there are times when I am really inspired by something presented and I take the idea and run with it.

That is where today’s page came from. This is my second layout recently featuring pie charts. For this particular idea, Ali talked about doing a layout about the different pieces of your life. The different pieces that make up the whole.

I liked this idea and the page Ali created, but I took it in a different direction.

I decided to focus this page on all of the areas of my life that I’m looking forward to getting back on track. I made quite a few layouts that documented my struggles after being laid off. How you have to make hard choices and do things you never thought you’d do in a million years. Life is just not the same and I stopped doing many things I loved in order to stretch my savings. I haven’t visited my nephews in several years because I couldn’t afford to. That can change now.

No photos on this one, just a list of the different areas of life that I want to get back on track. I’m still loving working with circles. After trying several different things, I eventually went with the idea of attaching the circles with one brad and having them swing open to reveal the journaling. No, the journaling won’t be on display but that doesn’t bother me. This is the kind of journaling where just getting my thoughts down on paper is enough. I do not need to revisit the words over and over. If I do want to look at it, I’ll take it out of the page protector to read it. No biggie.

Loved using the Thickers for the word headings. I’m sure I am not alone in that using my vast collection of Thickers for a word here and there for titles barely puts a dent in them. It was fun to use them in a dramatic way here.

Did you notice all of the gold? It was a stretch for me and I had to get over the feeling that I was cheating on my beloved silver. I wanted to finally use the Funkidori Thickers I’ve had for awhile and needed to bring in other gold touches from there. The paper is from the Violet Leaf stack from DCWV and I’ve had the brass dragon flies in my stash for years and years.

I really enjoyed this “pieces of me” idea for telling a story. There are so many ways and different directions you could take it. We could all stand to get a little more of ourselves in our albums.

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. What a fun project. Love the circle idea.

  2. Super fun design, Tammy!

  3. this is absolutely fabulous, Tammy!
    I love the colors for sure.
    And the way you hid your journaling behind each pie is clever.
    See lots of my favorite Thickers as well 🙂

    • Oh and meant to add that I am the same way about classes! I am starting one with Elizabeth Dillow over at BPC either today or next Monday. Not sure which. I guess I should check (lol)

  4. I love this. The design and execution as well as the subject. Great job.

  5. Awesome layout, such a beautiful way to record your thoughts!

  6. I love this layout!!!

  7. this layout is amazing! i love how you are documenting your life

  8. This is totally awesome! I love the color palette and the different font you used for your title. What an upbeat layout!

  9. This is so cool! Love it!


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