We’ve been rather busy lately, but I’ve managed to keep up with LOAD. I’ve been trying to keep it simple, so I can do other things, like dishes and laundry. You know–housework! You all know how much I love and enjoy that, right?
This was my next page, one 5×7 and a mat only attached on two sides makes a cute pocket for some journalling. If you’re looking for something to say, writing a letter to the person in the picture is a good place to start. Love this kid.
Another thing you can do, is to make a list of traditions or meaningful things, and then expand on that idea. I love this page. Not only are the photos okay, but I love all the product I ended up using. If I could use the Making Memories journalling cards on all my layouts I would be a happy woman.
I got a book called Scrapbook Page Maps by Becky Fleck. There are all sorts of cool designs, but what I really like about the book is the set of cards in the back. I now have a deck of sketches for quick and easy reference and inspiration.
And then I figured out which pictures I could use to go with this paper. The design of the paper totally dictated how I did this. I can see a few things I might have done differently now, but on the whole I like it.
And then I made another mini-book. Twenty pages, most of them very, very simple.
Here’s the title page:
And then we were back to Simon for inspiration, and a sketch from Page Maps. Love the arrow from Scenic Route, and the mesh paper has got to be at least five years old.
One more Page Maps Sketch, and more of Simon’s favorite foods. I didn’t use any patterned paper on this page, but used stamps to create my own on the strips on the right hand side of the page.
That’s all for now. I’ve got today’s page almost all done, I’m just waiting for the glitter glue to dry before I finish putting it together. Four more days, and LOAD will be done for October. It’s been a fun ride so far.