Ali shared a two-page timeline layout with photos across the top, then a line with stars along it to mark points in time and stamping and journaling below. I used that same format for this layout to tell our love story. The photo on the left is the first time Robbie & I met in person (we actually "met" first on the Internet!); the next two photos were taken during the months we dated; the third photo was shortly after we became engaged (I chose it because my engagement ring can be seen); and the final photo is (obviously) our wedding.
I chose to include four spots on the timeline, represented by the hearts. I used a ticket stamp and wrote in a title for each time frame, stamped a date underneath, and then added my journaling.
The In Person Meeting
San Marcos, Texas - Lobby of Motel 6. Melissa's friends from Singles Group hanging around. Robbie arrives with yellow roses. A great start!
The Long Distance Dating
Lots of trips for Robbie from Rockwall to Groves and a few for Melissa from Groves to Rockwall. Worth every mile!
The Romantic Proposal
Friday evening - at the house in Rockwall. Robbie carries in a red tray with candles, roses, etc, and pops the question. Melissa says Yes!
The Fairy Tale Wedding
Bow River - Banff, Canada. Freezing weather, but beautiful blue skies and a one-horse sleigh ride. A perfect beginning!
I included some of the finishing details that Ali used in her sample layout, primarily washi tape and additional stamping. My title is in the top left corner.
I have to admit that I've barely looked at the other ELEVEN weeks of material in the Hello Story workshop because I got so inspired with the timelines! (BTW - if you missed this workshop, it is being run again as the second 4Experts class at BPC this year!)