Hi friends! Hope your new year is off to a great start!! Lots of us scrapbookers and memory keepers set new years resolutions to make more time for creating and for documenting our memories and photos. It’s more widely accepted now (at least by me) that it’s impossible to ever be “caught up” and I am perfectly ok with that. What matters is that we continue to create and that we do set aside some time for it. What I do is simply pick some photos or a story that I want to scrapbook at that moment and that’s what I work on. It could be from a month ago, yesterday or years ago. And I don’t do it in any chronological order. Years ago I decided to give up on any sort of idea of staying chronological or caught up with my scrapbooking and once I made that decision, I began to really truly love it again. It became fun, not a stress and definitely more meaningful!
Design team member, Jessy pulled out a photo from her wedding anniversary that she celebrated with her husband last November and created a new scrapbook page with it. I know it’s not a super old photo but it’s what got me thinking about this concept and so I wanted to share a few thoughts. Just because it is now 2017 doesn’t mean we have to feel guilty for not being current with our memory keeping or that we can’t dig out photos from a few months ago (or years ago) to work with. Just pick one that you love, following Jessy’s lead and have fun! Read on for her creative process for creating this beautiful Wedding inspired scrapbook page. I love the pretty details she included with the floral paper and doily!
We have just celebrated our 11th year wedding anniversary last Nov 2016. We went through a lot ups and downs like other couples and we are glad that we still are very much in love with each other 🙂 I’m forever grateful for my amazing & very supportive hubby! After being together for 15 years, now we can celebrate our special day with our 2 beautiful daughters. And for that, I have created this layout to remind us of our love journey.Let me share with you my creative process…
I started by pre-cutting my white cardstock with my faithful Silhouette Cameo Die Cut Machine. The number 1911 stands for November 11th. Then, I layered the cut numbers with 2 patterned papers, with one being color-blocked. Next, I adhered the photo and worked around it by adding stickers and ephemera pieces. I kept my colors almost monochromatic. I love how classy & simple it turned out to be!And as always, I completed my layout with hand written journaling.Truly love the black and white polkadot paper. It provided the extra pop that I wanted to achieve for my layout! I thank God for being there for us whenever we need Him and for bringing us together! Thanks for letting me share today! xoxo JessyHappy Tuesday!
Supplies >> Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die Cut Machine / Maggie Holmes Gather / Gather Chipboard Stickers / Gather Ephemera Die Cuts / Gather Stickers / Gather 12×12 Paper Pad / Pink Floral Paper / Polkadot Paper / Love Patterned Paper