It's been a while since I've used this space to share what I've been making, but I wanted to take time to talk about how I'm documenting 2021.
Scrapbook layouts, pocket pages, planners, bullet journals, mini albums, Traveler's Notebooks. I find them all so inspiring, but I've constantly fought a battle of keeping them as separate projects vs. incorporating them into one when it comes to my yearly albums.
I feel like I've found a way to blend them all together and am enjoying the big mess I make when I sit down to craft. The notebook is a Maggie Holmes Day to Day planner, but I removed the planner pages and replaced them with kraft paper. I had dismantled partially used journals a while ago and have been using those pages for my layouts. Working in bound notebooks can be difficult for me since I like to stamp so much. This way I don't have to worry about ghosting or if I drop an inked stamp. Constructing my album this way also makes me feel nostalgic to the old scrapbooks with black paper.
I've been working in batches and will print 2-3 weeks worth of journaling and photos at a time. Then the fun can begin. When I sat down to work on the first few weeks of February, I had products from this month's release at the ready and couldn't help but use almost everything for my first layout.
It was a tough week and I was dealing with a lot of frustrations (not to mention our hot water heater breaking down), so the Feeling This kit from In a Creative Bubble was very timely.
On the right side, I didn't want the good news of my parents being fully vaccinated to get lost. I used the Journal It Ledger stamp and embellished it so that it would have a bigger presence on my page.
For the next week, I continued to use some of the Keeping It Real collection in addition to previously released items. I hadn't used the Family Time stamp yet, but a tech support call from my Dad gave me a chance to use the sweet set. I stamped all over the kraft pocket and then tucked my journaling card and family selfie inside.
I'm looking forward to getting more pages created and will continue to share them on Instagram. Unfortunately, comments are turned off here because they can't be replied to, but please don't hesitate to email me if you ever have any questions.