Hey everyone! Tiffany here with a fun little project using the Everyday Wishes kit. For this year, I’ve decided to keep one 6x8 album as my memory scrapbook for the year. In years past, I’ve kept either a 6x8 Project Life album or an A5 Memory Planner to document my year, but for 2018, I want to change it up a bit. My main reason for switching to a generic “memory scrapbook” type album was that I didn’t want to be constrained to documenting my year in any sort of chronological order. With Project Life and memory planners, I always felt the need to keep up with the dates and whenever I “fell behind,” it stressed me out to try to “catch up.” I wanted to eliminate those feelings, so switching to an album where I can document my year whenever I felt like it seemed like the perfect alternative.
For this post, I wanted to share with you a spread I did in my memory scrapbook. In this little album, I’m hoping to do a mixture of different types of pocket pages as well as layouts. So for this spread, I did a 6x8 layout on the left and a twelve 2x2 pocket page on the right. I absolutely love mixing the two because all of the different pockets give so much texture and depth to my album. So I began with the pocket page first. I used a few of the personal-size planner pages that come in the planner kit to cut out 2x2 squares to fill my pockets. I then arranged those around the photos of myself that I had already put in the pockets. I wanted this page to be fun, so I used a couple of random selfies I took and just played around with all the little bits in the kit.
I repeated the black and white square pattern paper and the fun tickets from the cut apart sheet on the top and bottom row of pockets. I really like symmetry, so I did this to keep the page balanced. In the top black and white square, I fussy cut the sticker of the cute girl with the crown from the sticker sheet and added her to the square along with a heart from the ephemera pack and a pink heart puffy from my stash. Next to that, I stapled two of the tickets together and tucked those into the pocket. I did the same thing in the bottom row, except I used a sticker from the Take Note kit and just matted it on some white cardstock before layering it on top of the pattern paper.
In the two center rows, I did something a bit different. In the first row, I filled one pocket with some of the fun sequins from the kit, adding two of the die cut hearts in the pocket as well to give it a fuller look. In the pocket next to that one, I just have a light blue pattern paper with one of the die cut butterflies from the ephemera pack on it. I added a tiny yellow puffy heart from my stash at the center just to repeat that yellow. Then of course my photo. In the second row, I have my photo then a two pocket cluster that I filled with this beautiful pink pattern paper. On top of the pocket page, I adhered the “hello” word die cut and a die cut heart, along with another yellow puffy sticker from my stash. I love these out-of-the-pocket bits that you can add to your pocket pages. It really does add a lot of texture and dimension, but I really did it because I didn’t want to cut that “hello” die cut piece in half.
To the left of my pocket page, I did a really simple 6x8 layout. I had this rather large photo of myself wearing some Mickey ears that I had made and I really didn’t want to cut it down to a reasonable size, so I used the photo as is and it took up most of the layout. I layered a bunch of the pattern papers and a white doily from my stash behind it before placing it in the center of a white cardstock background. I embellished it with some puffy stickers from my stash, as well as some title stickers that say ‘beautiful sunshine.”
I didn’t do any journaling at all in this spread, but I’m not too fussed about that. Another reason I wanted to keep an album like this one was just to preserve my memories in a fun and simple way. I had tons of fun with the process of embellishing my photos with the kit and for me that’s what matters most. If I look back on these pages in a few days time and feel like it needs a bit of journaling, I’ll add it in. But for now, I love it the way it is and I’ve got the photos in and another page down in my 2018 album. I really hope you enjoyed this peek into my album!