Friday, August 25, 2017
February 2017 Memory Keeping | Traveler Notebook
Happy Fri-YAY! And happy to have finally taken the time to get photos of my Traveler Notebook to share! I am almost finished with June, but will keep sharing months at a time instead of all at one time. Still enjoying the smaller format of memory keeping.
I am using my Fun Stampers Journey Traveler Notebook, and I will mix their stamps, punches, dies, but since this is just for me, and a little time away from work, I mostly use the Gossamer Blue kits. I am really sad to hear that after 5 years Lori is closing GB. I'm extremely sad to hear. I have loved being on her team in the past and have loved being a subscriber.
This is flipped from the image above, the little glassine envelope from the kits, I just taped it in to use in this opening spread for February.
Sometimes you find that right pocket card, and can still use it in your notebook, and it is a great way to fill up a page.
I really try to focus on my memory keeping as not just about my daughter, Emma, but of life and everyone in it. This is a good example below, definitely more Emma, but a little of me with that book I seem to never finish and my obsession with Jamberry nails.
One of my most favorite spreads...I love the blurry photos from celebrating the Chinese New Year with Chinese adoptive families. Emma's face is priceless.
And this is where I usually get caught up on my memory keeping is at crops. This was the crop from February, so the theme was Mardi Gras. I used one of Richard Garay's dies from his retail line called Media Venture. I brought all the dies and a group of us played with them since they are perfect with Mardi Gras. The ladies and Emma had so much fun cutting them and putting together.
Went old school on the photo on left below and wrote on my photo with a gel pen. And again, I love it that it shows more about life.
More nail photos, I had to stop taking so many, I literally cannot be without them now. And the happiest photo on the right below...purging scrap room and about to re-do it!
And last page is about Mardi Gras. I really did not want this page to be as colorful as the page above from the crop. So I pulled in neutrals, and then added the pops color to create a nice balance, and still able to keep most photos in color.
I always get so excited and remember why I love memory keeping when I look through this book. Same for the planner. I feel like the planner really is an extension of memory keeping. It helps me remember what happened, I can include photos, even include journaling. All of which really makes me want to make the time to do because it really just makes me so happy to look back on.
If you are local to me, it is time for another crop, this September. You can find out more about it here. I am so very excited to be teaching my first live, in-person class! So I will be having some 'me' fun time at the crop and catching up on my TN again, but then teaching and working, which is kind of fun too really! :P I will be representing Fun Stampers Journey, so will be working along side a wonderful local coach to teach a planner class. Here's some sneaks. EEK so excited!
We will be walking through setting up for the new year doing January, February, and March. I am so not ready for new year, but I had a blast putting these together.
You can see more ;) and see how to join the class on Scrap Dat's site here, just scroll down to the bottom of that page.
Thank you so much for stopping by as always. I hope y'all have a great weekend and get something crafty done!