Are you attempting a year-long scrapbooking project in 2014? I’m continuing with my pocket scrapbook album, documented on a week-by-week basis. One comment I’ve heard over and over from scrapbookers is that they worry that they don’t have enough material for a year-long project. I’m creating a series of posts with fun ideas to include in your album to help you document your real-life this year. Even if you’re not doing a year-long proejct, I hope that some of these prompts will still be fun and useful to you.
Idea: Scrapbooking Projects
Like many of you, my pocket album is not my only scrapbook project. I also scrapbook regular 8×8 digital pages that I try to print out every now and then. I probably spend about 2-3 hours a week scrapbooking. Since memory-keeping is such a big part of my life, it makes sense to include it within my year-long pocket album project. It’s a big part of who I am and how I spend my creative time.
Pocket Scrapbook Pages
I used Re Kneipp’s new kit, Personality, which is included in the January Digi Files, to make a two-page pocket spread.
Here’s the weekly two-page spread that I put together:
Credits: Plastic Stitched Grids 1 by Traci Reed, Personality by Re Kneipp, Layered Cards Everyday 2 by Cindy Schneider, Journallers by Valorie Wibbens, Journal Cards Templates 1 by Scrapping With Liz, Today’s the Day by Sugarplum Paperie
On the left side I included a few pockets about my scrapbook album, including a photo of my album.
By using a scrapbooking card template, the card came together really easily. This was a fairly low-picture week me, so I needed something meaningful to add to help fill out the page. Journalling about my hobby helps to show how I spend my personal time.
There are so many ways to document your creative hobby:
- Share a recent or favourite scrapbooking project and talk about why you decided to undertake that particular topic.
- Discuss your favourite scrapbooking technique.
- Journal a time when you were particularly grateful to be a memory keeper.
- Write about what your scrapbooks mean to your family.
- How do you feel when your family reads your scrapbooks?
- Is anybody else in your family a scrapbooker? Did you inherit any scrapbooks?
Try out some of these ideas:
- Your scrapbook albums lined up on a bookshelf
- Your album, opened to a favourite page
- A photo of you or your kids reading your scrapbook
- A screenshot of your online scrapbook gallery
- A screenshot of your blog or Flickr or Facebook (wherever you share your pages)
Thank you for reading! Good luck with your projects!