Hi Friends! Happy Wednesday! I am happy to be back today, sharing two more entries in my Calypso Life Crafted summer moments album. As I mentioned in my previous blog post, I decided to create a summer 2020 scrapbook as a way to celebrate family moments in this current uncertain time. By using the August True Story Kit in this creative way, I not only have had fun but I have had an outlet to deal with stress! Have a look:
In my first entry, an asymmetrical pocket page, I documented the story of a recent tempo run where I logged my fastest pace to date! I was inspired to tell this story after seeing the 3x4 “small happiness in daily life” card which is found in the True Story Kit. Perfect for the album, I love when journaling cards, prompt us to record details that under normal circumstances, I would overlook. Hooray!
After recording my story, I then printed out an enlarged 4x8 photo. Pairing it with the colourful 3x4 flower filler card, I decided to highlight the colour pink and blue on this layout by using hearts, labels and puffy stickers on the photo and flower filler card. I finished by stamping the word “story documented” on a bright pink label.
In my second entry , a double, 4x8 pocket page layout, I recorded the story of my daughter getting her ears pierced. Inspired by the peach 4x6 “Good Times” title card. I decided to ask my daughter, what her favourite memory from this summer. Outsourcing your journaling can be a great way to find material and record multiple perspectives in your scrapbook.
After recording the simple question and answer on two 1.75” x 1.75” canvases that I created in Photoshop Elements, I then printed out four, 1.75” x 1.75” square photos. I arranged the photos in a checkerboard pattern. From there placed three butterfly diet cuts as well three turquoise stars in the visual triangle around the page. I finished by stamping the word “candid moment” on a coral label.
Telling small summer stories can be a great creative outlet and help you deal with the stress of the unknown. Whether you want to tell the stories of summers past or present, I hope my pages have inspired you to document! Thank you for reading + and a BIG thanks to the Citrus Twist Team, including, Trina and Nathalie, for asking me to be their guest designer this month. I loved playing with all the pretty & fabulously designed products!!
We love what Jess has created with our kits this month! Her love for recording stories is palpable in this pages. Remember to follow Jess on her social media, and if you are lucky to attend one of her in person classes, then you will fall in love with her radiant smile and love for documenting! THANK YOU JESS for joining us!