Hello Everyone! It's Kristine Davidson here today with a Life Documented post using the NEW Homespun Collection. I have to admit that I LOVE this collection. I will be using it until I have little scraps of paper left and then I'll create something using those scraps! I love the colors, the elements of spring, the hearts, and oh so much more! If you haven't had a chance to purchase this collection yet I'm sure you LSS will be adding it to their list of must haves shortly!
Alright, here is my story for this Life Documented post. In early 2013 I decided it was time to reformat my computer. I have fast fingers when it comes to typing and I love DELETING! I love a clean screen and well ... see where this is going ? I sadly DELETED ALL MY PHOTOS!!!!!!!!!! ya ya i know backup ... well i was going to backup my hard drive but instead i guess i just deleted all MY PICTURES folder. So with that said I thank Instagram for allowing me to download ALL my photos from when I first opened my account with them. So, i downloaded all my pictures and right after my February post here on the blog I decided to document 2012! After losing all my photos I decided to document what I had and atleast I would have some stories to tell.
So, here I am documenting 2012. I decided to do this on a Monthly basis and not weekly. Here is my spread for the month of APRIL 2012 and perhaps this will inspire you to create your Life Documented album. Regardless of size or format - documenting your stories is what matters.
For this page, i created a layout from one of my photos, and on the other side I used a pocket page with 2x2" inserts. This allowed me to add more photos and also decorate and journal. I really love the idea of having a layout on the left side, it seems to showcase a bit of what my month was like. I met up with friends at a scrapbook event and it was excitement all month long. So a big part of April 2012!
In my pocket pages, i added photos, and also didn't put dates on any of them. Like I mentioned previously this is more about documenting the month/ year than remembering what day something happened. You'll see in my next picture why ! ;-)
This is the other side of the pocket page featuring the 2x2 card inserts. Again I added photos, and decorated the cards to add some character to my spread. On the right side of the spread you see a photo with tons of little mini pics?
This picture of tons of mini pics is done using an APP called Project 365. This reminds me on a daily basis to upload a pic I took of that day. It can be anything and sometimes it's just my face, the weather, what i ate and other fun stuff. It keeps me on track by reminding me and at the end of the month I can upload my picture or email it to family members. I Love it! SO since i lost all my picture I had this as a back up. This helps me remember what happened on that day and allows me to remember something I might have forgotten! That happens often ;-)
This is the last page of my month. It is a photo taken at a scrapbook event and it was saved from my facebook page! This was a special day laughing with friends and I wanted to save that in my spread for 2012.
As you can see Scrapbook products even in a 12x12 collection kit can be used for Documenting life spreads. The elements in this kit were perfect in helping me document my lost photos and a month that was specially shared with friends at a crop.
I'll be back next month to showcase another one month in the year 2012!
I will be using the 6x8 Sn@p! Leather Album in black for all of my Life Documented pages for 2012. It's sturdiness, metal corner accents, and stitch details are fantastic and durable. The album will be handled often so durability is a must - this Sn@p! album is the best!!
I used a variety of inserts for this monthly spread - a 6x8" size featuring 2x2" to 4x6 and also a full 6x8. The Sn@p pocket pages come in a variety that you can add to your album. PERFECTO!
Homespun Products Used :
Fundamental Cardstock Stickers
Expression Cardstock Stickers
6x6 Paper Pad
Bits & Pieces
12x12 Simple Basics Kit
The DIY Products Used:
Enamel Dots - Teal Red & Yellow
Burlap Stickers - Icons
Hope you enjoyed my Life Documented pages and will be inspired to create your own using our new collections ;-)