Shop Talk

Last Saturday was (Inter)National Scrapbooking Day, and I participated by taking part in the Creative Crop over at Big Picture Classes, which included 12 challenges. That means I’ve got 12 layouts to share! I’m going to only post one a day, however, so that I have time to write a bit about each of them.

This page was inspired by Nicole Harper‘s challenge to use phone photos. I use a ton of Instagrams in my Project Life, so just using phone photos wasn’t much of a challenge. I decided to go big!

Shop Talk

I basically just repeated the March/April Shop Talk post in scrapbooking form. It includes the accomplishments for our small business in March and April, as well as our goals for May. I realized recently that I never ever scrapbook our work. It’s a big part of our lives, so I need to make the effort to include things like this more.

I really love great photos, so I tend to go small with low quality photos. I’m trying to care less about photo quality in memory keeping: this bad Instagram of Jake and I probably says more about us than a staged photo shoot anyway.

I made the photos 6×6, large enough to overlap in my page protector with 4×6 pockets. The cut through Jake’s head isn’t as pronounced in real life; I promise.

Shop Talk

I leave a blank spread in between every month in my Project Life album for a monthly title page and any non-PL pages I make: this is going in on the back of the last PL page in April, before May’s cover page.

Shop Talk

The journaling is just a condensed version of the Shop Talk March/April post.

In review: use crummy photos, scrapbook your work, use pocket protectors as a quick way to scrap non-PL pages, and use blog posts as holding places for memory keeping. Do you do any of those things?