I have recently been inspired to start scrapbooking more often. I’m a big fan of Elise’s Project Life albums and wanted to be more proactive in my memory saving, since it’s something that is very important to me. Over the past couple of weeks I have scrapbooked January and February of this year and hope to catch all the way up to July sooner rather than later, so that I can make note of things in the moment instead of trying to think back so much.
I will go ahead and get this out there: I am not a fan of spending tons of money on supplies. In this sense, I’m kind of a rebel scrapbooker, though I like to think of it as “sustainable scrapbooking.” The photos and memories should stick out — not the embellishments. I routinely save real bits and pieces from our day-to-day adventures, and to me that is what makes a layout special. If you find yourself feeling the same way, and need a little inspiration to get you going, I highly recommend this layout. It was fun, fast, and FREE!
I spotted these Pantone paint samples at Lowe’s over the weekend and helped myself to my favorite colors. So many beautiful hues!
Spuds was a big help, like always.
Using a biscuit cutter, I traced circles on all the paint samples and Instagrams. (I had these printed through FoxGram!)
Then, cuttin’ time. I love to cut paper, it’s so soothing for me.
My sheets are 12×12 knock-off Project Life photo holders. You can size this project and your circles however you like though! I also added in some index cards so that I’d have areas to jot down notes.
For the background, I chose a neutral brown kraft wrapping paper I had on hand. I love how it really makes the colors POP!
Since I print a LOT of Instagrams, I imagine I will recreate this layout to give the pictures more shape and add an unexpected element. I like how the pictures don’t conform to the sections. They stand out in a fun, new way and really draw in the eye.
Sarah’s Recommendation: Grab more paint samples than you need!