Diving right in to divided page protector scrapbooking - if you can call waiting over a year to get started :)
I've had a Pinterest board I've been pinning ideas and inspiration to for my personal album for at least a year. About 6 months ago I even started thinking about how I'd organize products specifically for the project, even though I hadn't even started!
Until now...I figured July 1 was a good time to start - at the halfway point in the year. It was either that or wait until January 1st next year and that wasn't going to happen!
This is the title page of my Life Documented album! Yay! I put it together a few weeks ago using an assortment of products from - would you believe?! - 5 different Simple Stories lines!!
- 24/Seven - camera chipoard & 'the good stuff' label chipboard; yellow hexagon, white grid, grey calendar patterns from the 6x6 pad
- SN@P! - orange label sticker, & Flair, Real Life stamp (from the Snapshots Stamp Set), teal alpha stickers
- Urban Traveler - 'take a look at this' 4x6 card
- I Heart Summer - chevron stickers (from the Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers), teal heart SN@P! Cut
- Vintage Bliss - 3x4 'this makes me happy ' card
Last Sunday I put together the first spread after week 1 -
I had so much fun putting this together! I wish I could say it was quick and easy :) It's an entirely knew way of scrapbooking for me, so I'm still trying to figure out how I want to move forward. But I loved doing it!
Captured, the good (4th of July play), bad and the ugly (torn lateral meniscus confirmed by the Dr, surgery scheduled for later this month) from the week - that's life, right? Not all rainbows and butterflies :)
Used some fun goodies from our I Heart Summer line -
including this FUN 6x8 die cut SN@P! Page -
I attached a flyer from the Fourth of July annual celebration in our neighborhood to the SN@P! Page, slid it into one of our 6x8 Pocket Pages and added it to the album. So cool that the 6x8 Pocket Pages are designed to also fit in our 12x12 albums!!
While I'm a big fan of the fourth of July and wanted to include a few things in my spread this week, I didn't want the whole spread to be blue and red, so this 6x8 Pocket Page was perfect to separate the blue and red from the rest of the spread.
Speaking of the fourth of July, here's a layout I did over the weekend using some fun cut shapes from Kerri Bradford -
The Summertime icon is a free printable in 6 different colors that you can download from her site here.
I took this photo 8 years ago of the boys at our 4th of July neighborhood parade. Can't believe how small they are in this picture! Jack, the one on the left, is now 15 and towers over me at 6'4"!!