I’m been trying to take lots of opportunities to scrapbook this month and am slowly plugging away at the last few weeks of Project Life I have to finish for 2017 and then slowly working on 2018. I think I have about 8 weeks total to complete, but I will take my time on those and do it when I can.
Full page scrapbook layouts and stories have always had my heart, so it’s easy for me to prioritize those. I used the February digital Stories by the month kit™, the (March Themed) physical Stories by the Month™ kit and the Fabric digital story kit™ to tell my stories this month all from Ali Edwards Design Inc.
First up I created this double page 12×12 spread documenting a recent mountain climb I did with friends on a trip to Arizona at the end of January. I am so happy I took the time to write out this story soon after we returned so I would remember more of the details and how I felt. Most of the embellishments are from the (March themed) physical Stories by the Month™ kit.
Next, following along with another story from that trip I documented our adventure and some of the highlights. For this hybrid layout I used a digital stamp for the title from the February digital Stories by the Month™ kit and for the right side I used a layered template, found here. This simple page came together fast and now I won’t forget any of my favourite memories from the trip.
These last three layouts are all story ideas that came from the story classroom for the Fabric story theme. I absolutely did not think I would have many ideas for this theme when I first read it, but I ended up making three layouts and have a few more ideas on my list, yet. I cannot recommend highly enough the story classroom – it is a highlight for me on the 15th of each month. I generally download the audio file for the main presentation and listen to it on my commute to or from work. I jot down my ideas when I have a chance. I also like to print out the story idea portion of the handout and read that over as well.
I am still waiting for my physical kit to arrive, so all these layouts used elements from the digital story kit™.
The first idea I got from Ali’s main presentation was about story threads – she had the idea to do a page with all the different parallel story threads that are happening concurrently in your life and documenting them. I loved this idea and took the opportunity to do a brain dump of all the little stories of life right now.
The second story idea was to photograph a sleeper I had saved of my daughter’s when she was a baby, and pair it with a photo of her wearing it and tell the story of why it is meaningful to me. I LOVE how this page turned out!
Lastly, I made these super fun 6×8 pages that will go in my ‘All about me’ album. I collected up a bunch of outfit photos I had taken over the last year with some of my favourite clothing pieces and told the story of my love for second hand clothing shopping. I never would have thought to tell this story, but it’s totally a piece of who I am, and I love having it as part of my album.
I hope these pages give you some ideas to get to work on some stories you want to tell this month. Happy crafting!