What a fun week we had with Amy! Thank you, Amy, for helping us realize what amazing inspiration is all around us and how it can directly or indirectly translate onto a page, and best part yet, get those pages done!!
May has been a good month here at write. click. scrapbook. This month we made crafty goodies for our teachers to help with Teacher Appreciation and school's end. Then Lisa inspired us to help incorporate our social media into our scrapbooking. (Curiously, I think that many many many scrapbookers have let social media take the place of their scrapbooks. Which makes sense for the record keeping and daily noticing part of life, but worries me in the sense that there is no hard copy of all that note taking.) Our third week was spent preparing for Father's Day. And then this past week, we had Amy's help buying chocolate and finding inspiration.
Our Saturday workshops were delightful. Marie encouraged us to journal about a change that we have been through. Lisa encouraged us to take some food related photographs, and provided some fabulous tips on how to make those photos better. And then last week, we had a great scrapbook challenge week with a new sketch, printable, and design challenge.
And we still have more May next week with Erin!! You know you're excited about that!! I am. I love how very authentic and approachable Erin and her layouts are. She captures her spirit so well in her layouts. I love that and can't wait to see what she brings.
But before we look ahead, lets' also take one long last longing look back at our EveryDaily Gallery.
This month we are going to look back a little differently. This month I am going to use the 20 layouts to make lists. Ready?
Here are 20 photos you should take to help preserve your everyday life:
- a photo of your child learning something new (Donna)
- what you are having for lunch today (Celeste)
- a bit of nature from your garden or your life (Alexandra)
- art (or music or literature) that is meaningful to you right now (Alexandra)
- a change in your routine (Diane)
- something that represents an activity/responsibility/action that you do every single day (Karen)
- your morning environment (LisaO)
- someone copying/emulating someone else (Francine)
- the wild side of someone in your home (Aly)
- someone in the midst of just being (Amy)
- the tech in your life (Diane)
- entertainment being enjoyed (Vivian)
- the mess someone makes in your house (Erin)
- the worst part of your morning routine (EmilyS)
- someone you want to see every day (Monika)
- a lingering moment in bed in the morning (Paula)
- the view through your peep hole (EmilyP)
- what's on your lap (Marie)
- something that repeats itself in your day (Keshet)
- what is outside your window right now (Marnie)
And how about twenty stories/snippets you an tell to help preserve your everyday life:
- how you feel about your children growing up (Donna)
- your eating habits (Celeste)
- your favorite flower (Alexandra)
- why the arts (or something else impactful) moves you (Alexandra)
- how you adapt to change (Diane)
- a commitment you made (Karen)
- how you begin (or end) your day (LisaO)
- traits/habits that you spy (Francine)
- love, in spite (Aly)
- something you miss (Amy)
- a little addiction (Diane)
- list your current media favorites (Vivian)
- toddlers are busy. discuss. (Erin)
- a recurring struggle you face (EmilyS)
- record a disappointment (Monika)
- how you mentally prepare for a task (Paula)
- an event (big or small) that you monitored (EmilyP)
- something that isn't going to last (Marie)
- the disposition of your children (Keshet)
- your neighbors (Marnie)
Lastly, twenty bits of design inspiration:
- replace the dot in an "i" with a bit of flair (Donna)
- add 5 buttons (Celeste)
- use a frame but not for a photo (Alexandra)
- add a bicycle icon to a tag or page (Alexandra)
- incorporate 5 trends on one page (Diane)
- blow up a photo, big! (Karen)
- layer a repeating element in your patterned paper (LisaO)
- stitch around the edges of your layout (Francine)
- two pager (good luck!) (Aly)
- incorporate a second font into your journaling for emphasis (Amy)
- edit a photo to better tell the story (Diane)
- use some potty people (is that really what they are called?) (Vivian)
- create a photo strip to use more photos (Erin)
- staple down some twine (EmilyS)
- try a different size (Monika)
- paint (real or digi) on your background paper (Paula)
- trim your main photo into a circle (EmilyP)
- use a repeating graphic element (Marie)
- use two fonts in your title (Keshet)
- journal around the edge of your page (Marnie)
There you have it! One little gallery providing you with 60 assignments. Think of all the pages you would make!! Those lists make me hungry to scrapbook! Why do housework when there are 60 pages that need to be done!!
Thank you, to our lovely ladies for a month well done!! In just 5 more days we will be celebrating our fourth birthday! Can you believe another year has nearly passed?
Thank you for stopping! Enjoy your holiday weekend!