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I’ve been on an awesome productivity roll, busting out projects with the Freckled Fawn October kit. I decided to use the kit on some spreads covering recent times, but mostly focused on making pages for October 2016. I only completed my Day in the Life spread for that month last year! But in keeping with my Document Now, Make Later mantra, that’s okay. It doesn’t really matter when I get around to making pages if I have the photos and words / memories waiting for me.

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It doesn’t bother me to make things out of chronological order, but projects are ordered in my album (sort of) chronologically. I make weekly pocket spreads, then include a break in-between each month for thematic and traditional pages, plus extra stuff like reads pages for each month. So when I set out to decide what format to make a project in, I check my album to see what’s already there first. I’d already made a spread about Halloween for October 2016, so I checked what other “extra” stories I had to tell to go on the pocket page. My October 2016 page would work, so I knew I’d be making this page in a Design F protector!

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The “October” journaling card was the jumping off point for the design of this page for me. I thought it would make a great title card, along with the word “reads” in alpha stickers. I laid out the 3×4 photos of me and my October book stack before I decided what to do with the other pockets.

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I decided to cluster my #weeklyreadsfriday photos together on top of journaling cards, just adding the date each photo was taken. I alternated between green and yellow cards.

Then it was time to choose a filler and journaling card! The color scheme of the cards worked really well with the book covers.

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I decided to go lighter on the journaling than I usually do for this spread and used the 4×6 space decoratively instead. I cut down one of the October 8.5×11 papers, added a line of Autumn cork stickers with gold foil accents, and grounded it with washi tape. I layered mulitple strips of washi so the pattern would be visible on top of the busy background.

This page was quick and easy! I’m glad to have another October 2016 page crossed off my list. I’ll be sharing tons more over the next few weeks!