My Brand

The first challenge for the revived All About Me challenge blog is up and we're asking you to "brand" yourself! It's all about choosing symbolism, color and journaling to come up with something that represents you 100%. I like to think of it as labeling ourselves but in a positive light. The label we give has to be something that can be adjusted or conform to whatever path life brings us but holds true to who we are.

So how did I approach this? Well, I came at it from a business perspective. I thought about places like Target, Red Robin and Nike who have pretty clear logos and slogans. Because of that there is an expectation when we walk into those places or try their products. So I wanted to create a layout that gave others a clear indication of who I am. What I like. What I strive for and, with the design and composition, hopefully give out an idea of what I like design wise. I titled the layout with my name and came up with a slogan. I used my Silhouette SD to cut out a coffee cup (favorite tool and my symbolism) and did some creative journaling. Products I used were from Amy Tangerine which worked perfectly for what I wanted to communicate.

I went with my clean and simple and graphic style as well. This is one of my favorite compositions for layouts. Love doing the matted cardstock with the patterned paper and the blocks of paper with an embellishment cluster up top. Add bling, flowers and other fun embellishments and it's totally ME.

So if you had to "brand" yourself? How would you approach it? Come join us at AAM this month! We've got a wonderful prize too which will be announced this weekend. :)