Saturday, May 2, 2015

National Scrapbbook Day

Sn@p albums, pocket scrapbooking, scrapbooking, banner, Crate Paper banner, Maggie Holmes banner
    National Scrapbook Day is the perfect opportunity for me to show you what I've  been working on lately.  About two years ago, I started Project Life - the system of memory keeping that utilizes pocket-style page protectors that hold photos, memorabilia and a variety of what are called journaling cards.  The stack of albums in the photo above shows the result of the past two years.  This (for me anyway) is a 'can do' method - more than anything, my photos are housed in albums chronologically and are easily accessible.  I've picked only the pictures that best represent what is happening in our family, and used scrapbooking products that are geared for this type of memory keeping.  

If you would like to see a sample of some of the layouts I've created for this type of album, you might like to read my post Pocket Scrapbooking.  So, if you are looking for a way to get photos into albums and make it look good, this is it! Don't get me wrong though - I still love making traditional scrapbook pages!

Studio Calico scrapbook layout, we are so good together, june and james, Studio Calico, patterned paper, chipboard, wood veneer, washi tape, journaling card, tag

I am a member of Studio Calico's Project Life kit club, and each month I receive a set of journaling cards in 4x6 and 3x4 sizes and a variety of embellishments which vary from month to month.  Recently they offered some of their Scrapbook Club kits for $10.00, so I ordered one to try it out.  I made the above layout using some of the products from that kit, and mixed in some of my Project Life kit products.  This layout is a celebration of how James and I, in working side by side on our separate projects, support each other's endeavours.  (You might be wondering why the lower right corner looks as it does - it's a result of the paper curling from having used gesso on the background.)

Studio Calico, Yes, Please I'll Take the Weekend!, journaling cards, faffing, photography, doily, Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, heart stamp, this

I recently challenged myself to make a traditional scrapbook page using only the leftover products in my November Project Life kit.  The photo in the layout is one I took for my Instagram feed, and this page is a way of documenting my love of still life photography.  

Thanks for taking the time to read this post, and if you enjoy scrapbooking, or if you have any questions, please leave me a comment.  And if you would like to know more about Studio Calico, click here.    


  1. Very interesting! You are living a well examined life... and beautiful as well. Our memories are so important to both us, and our loved ones. Thank you for the inspiration.

    1. Hi Gail, thank you for your comment! Yes, I agree - getting something down in some format and then being able to look back - very important!


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