This year, I’m making weekly pocket scrapbooking spreads in addition to other forms of memory keeping, like monthly spreads for Day in the Life and thematic pages. I include monthly breaks in my album for all of the extra documenting I like to include over and above weekly documenting.
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Going on here: Eliza’s stamping and doodling as a title card, Jake in on my #Thursday3 selfie, the kids pretending to go to school in a bus tent, babysitting, and Eliza charming the cat.
Going on here: Staining the floor of the room we’re refinishing, playing in the backyard on a warm day, coffee + donuts + comics after parent teacher conferences because my friend watched the kids and is awesome, Jonas in his room, first signs of Spring, snuggling cats with a book and coffee (Eliza took that picture), and going to get hamburgers in the snow.
When I started choosing products for this spread, I began with the photo that jumped out at me the most. I decided to start the color scheme with a vibrant pink, jumping off from the cover of this Gambit comic. I chose some bright pinks from last month’s digital Studio Calico printable journaling cards (they are only available during the month of the kit from what I can tell).
Next, I thumbed through patterned papers until I found something that could bring together that bright pink with some other colors found in the spread.
I found a design in an old paper pad that was perfect. It mixed the pink from the comic with the blue in Jonas’s room and on the bus, the green from the plant and Jonas’s coat, and orange, which happened to match the card Eliza was stamping on and coloring in.
I mixed the other papers from the pad with partial Project Life cards and colorful labels. Most patterned paper pads don’t leave much room for journaling, so I love this method so I can have it both ways.
I had a good time mixing old and new products on this spread to pull everything together!
Selected Supplies: Freckled Fawn March Oh Deer Me kit, Sarah Hurley labels, pink arrow clips, and Retro star clips // Studio Calico printable journaling cards and past Project Life kit // Becky Higgins Project Life Design A pocket protector, Design O from Variety pack 3 page protector, Jade core kit, Plus One mini kit and journaling pens // Heidi Swapp die cut // Dear Lizzy label // Garamond font.
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