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During my recent productivity burst with Freckled Fawn’s October embellishment kit, I dived into making weekly pocket pages for October 2016. I finished the whole month in a week! That’s why “getting behind” doesn’t bother me–sometimes I have more time to “make” than others and that’s just fine.

Here’s October 1-6 2016!

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I wanted to stick with the oranges, yellows, and greens of the kit, but didn’t have enough journaling cards in those colors left from other projects. I decided to check my stash for last year’s Freckled Fawn journaling cards from around this time, and they worked in great!

Selected Supplies:

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Going on here: WaterFire, Jonas’s shapes self-portrait at school, Ava egged the floor, awesome lunch, planning my SIL Savannah’s baby shower, Zombie Dice, dinner with friends.

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I had a lot of fun with this embellishment cluster for the title! I knew I wanted to use the chipboard “October” sticker, but it didn’t show up well on the yellow plaid patterned paper background I chose. I decided to use a stash card from last year to house the title, and then I had some extra journaling room too! I clustered chipboard stickers, a cork leaf, and numbers from an old Studio Calico kit. I outlined the numbers in pen so they’d show up against the busy background.

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I decided to mirror the embellishing of the 2×2 collages on each side of the page, adding a label sticker and half of an puffy heart sticker to the photo.

A chipboard sticker found its home in the center of a 2×3 collage.

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Going on here: Porchfest, 9 3/4 run/walk for Hogwarts Running Club, pumpkin vines + flowers in my yard, dinner for my brother’s birthday, Jonas’s friend’s birthday party.

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I included lots of photos of Porchfest, because it was our first time going. The festival features lots of different bands and musicians playing on front porches throughout the day in a neighborhood.

I love holding up a program with the event in the background–it’s a great way to get in information about the event without directly including the memorabilia.

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Just a bit more embellishing on this side: chipboard sticker on the journaling card (I love including those little flag shapes in the upper left of a journaling card with a pattern stripe on top), an “outdoor adventures” chipboard sticker in the middle of one photo collage, and an epoxy button in the middle of another collage, which tied in the leaf icon from the title cluster.

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This spread was a great start to my October 2016 weekly pages! Stay tuned for more spreads.

Do you have any gaps in an album from the past that you can fill using current products?