National Scrapbook Day (really, International Scrapbook Day) was on Saturday and I contributed a project and posed a challenge to the digital event hosted by The Scrap Gals Podcast in their Facebook community. I was approached by The Scrap Gals hosts to contribute a scrapbook-related project last month and was really excited to take on the opportunity to create a mini album and share it with the growing podcast community.
30 Things About Me at 30
I wanted to create a project that was either focused on lists or on travel-related scrapbooking. I decided to go with the list theme and thought it would be fun to create a small album with each page dedicated to a different “fact” about me at this point in my life. I turned 30 in March and think it’s a pretty good age so far! It’s worth documenting and I know I will enjoy looking back on this album in a few years.
I’m including most of the pages in the album below to show that you can create an album of your own without much flair. I used a handful of supplies and kept things simple, which made it easy to complete the project in just a few hours.
Challenge for you: Write down facts about yourself that equal how old you are (like my 30 things at 30) and then create a mini album to document your story.
To make this album:
- I cut two 6×6 inch squares of cardboard from a Stitch Fix (affiliate link) box and covered one side (what would be the outside covers) in grey cardstock
- I cut 31 6×6 squares of kraft cardstock for my pages,
- 6×6 paper pad from Pebbles Inc that is designed by Jen Hadfield (DIY Home)
- Scotch photo splits (my tape runner ran out! ugh!)
- alpha stamps from Kelly Purkey
- Staz On stamp pad in black
This was a nice and quick album to create. A lot like the easiest daily photo mini album I created in July 2014, something you can create really quickly once you get the photos printed. Because, let’s be honest, printing photos is the biggest hurdle for a lot of us.
I kept this album easy by not stressing about having perfect photos or any photos at all! When I didn’t have a photo, I took a screenshot or just wrote my journaling on the page.
What helps keep the album looking cohesive is using the same paper pad for the album and similar layouts. Pretty easy, right?
And your eyes aren’t deceiving you, some of the stamps used in the album are part of Kristin’s new rukristin: Awesome Ladies Feminist Scrapbook Collection! Kristin launched the pre-sale of her first scrapbook collection during International Scrapbook Day and it looks fantastic. She surprised me with one of the sets of stamps in the collection (there are THREE SETS of stamps for this collection!) in the mail and I pulled them out right away to use in my album. I purchased the pre-sale collection as soon as it went on sale and I’m really looking forward to getting it all before the Scrapbook Sleepover Launch Party on June 24th.
Here’s some more information on the collection:
Patterned Paper Pack
– Eight 6×8 Single Sided Patterns
Journaling Cards (3 sets of 6 each)
– and Fill-Ins
Clear Stamp Sets (3 4×6 sets)
– My Life
– Lady Words
– Lady Labels
All of this & BONUS EXCLUSIVE VIP ARTWORK (only available during the presale – which ends 5/31) will be shipped to your door before our Scrapbook Sleepover Launch Party Event on June 24th, so that you can play with all your new supplies during the festivities!
Everyone is invited to the launch party, but VIP PACKAGES also include:
- 20% off Retail Price
- Exclusive Limited Edition launch event artwork
- Early Access to the Event Classroom
- Printed Invitation & Schedule of Events (great for your scrapbook)
- 10% off shop coupon & bundled shipping through 5/31.
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