On occasion, it's the day-to-day activities that mean the most–the tiny stuff. CP Gal, Stephanie Buice, introduces a fab, easy way for documenting such moments using traditional pocket-page scrapbooking & the Notes & Things collection.
Pocket style scrapbooking is so much 'me'. It's always a nice change of pace to work with smaller sized cards vs. the regular 12 x 12 pages. I usually work on my project life album once monthly, but occasionally, when I'm in a scrapbook rut and want to change things up a bit, I pull out a divided page protector and let the ideas flow.
Instead of doing weekly or monthly spreads, sometimes I prefer to document just one activity or event on a spread.
It's fun to create multiple little mini pages from various cards.
It allows me to experiment with new styles/ techniques before jumping into using them on a full sized layout.
I find it easier to print the journaling and then sew it onto my cards. I like the 'cut and paste' feeling it adds.
I like the title card to stand out a little bit more, so I emphasized it using multiple embellishments and a clearly defined title.
The Notes & Things collection color palette went perfectly with my pictures. All the bits and pieces leave you with so many options for dressing up your cards.
Lately, I cannot get enough of the little garland bows from the Oh Darling collection. Even though this layout is about my son playing with one of his favorite things, I tried to use them in a way that didn't scream "girly".
If you're a project life'er like myself, I highly recommend creating an 'everyday' spread such as mine. By documenting just one subject, it simplifies the creation process and the page is quickly accomplished.