Making with July's Release

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Summer is in full swing and like many, we've been adjusting to another new phase of the pandemic. At the end of May we became fully vaccinated and while we're still masking, we're getting out and about more and more.

Thanks to these little adventures, I began working on a mini album for summer (which didn't officially start until June 21st), but I'm documenting all of June and will continue through August. In addition to outings, I'm making sure I capture what's going on home. Things like what we're cooking, what the cats are up to, what I'm reading, watching, and listening to–you get the idea.

I was inspired to make a colorful title page because I knew I'd be using the Recorded kit by In a Creative Bubble for all of my journaling. I couldn't resist adding the adorable smiling sun and then stamped the year below. Throughout my album, I use the same ink colors again and again.

One of the great things about the new kit is the ability to make more journaling cards with the stamp set. And since the physical kit includes the digitals, I went hybrid when making my own cards. I used the digital version of the large journaling block and typed my details in the lined area. After they were printed, I trimmed them and added stamped images in all of the blank areas. It's the best of both stampy worlds since I don't write my journaling by hand.

In addition to the kit, I'm using several of the recently released stamps from the shop. It's been so fun to finally be able to get them inked up. I've also been enjoying finding spots to add stickers to the cards and photos.

I shared this page on Instagram and talked about how it's exciting for me to find ways to incorporate different page styles and sizes in my mini albums. I used a digital card and stamp to create this transparent overlay. Once I scaled the card to make my 4"x8" page, I had empty space at the bottom. Using a digital stamp was the perfect way to fill it, but I'll be honest–a small part of my brain is irked that the stamp isn't centered in the space of the bottom photo. ;)

The last thing I'd like to mention is that you can always look beyond the obvious for ways to use your products. I'm a sucker for a ticket stamp because they make easy and fun embellishments, but they can also provide a great space for journaling.

I knew I wanted to list all of the components of this meal we made and my first idea wasn't going to work. Seeing the ticket stub outline, I realized I could use that and then add a pop of color with the diagonal line.

If you'd like to see all of the pages created so far, I have a quick flip through on my Instagram. There's also a short video of all of the supplies I'm using. Unfortunately there's no feature to respond to comments here, but if you have any questions, feel free to email me or leave a comment on my IG post.

Thanks so much for taking the time to check out my project!

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