Hi Friends, I hope your week is great so far………….Busy here as usual!
I don’t know if any of you are like me, but I like working on a few different projects at the same time. I feel more productive and it gives me variety in my craft. At the moment I am working on my prompt journal which I am really enjoying and trying out a bit of Art Journaling. Just a bit of messy fun!!!
I have decided…….. I want to make a few 6×8 page size scrapbook journals, but using the page protectors. As much as I like using my journals for scrapping, I am very particular about how my work is stored. I want it to be archival and safe to pass down to my children, grandchildren one day. I am not using any more large albums and I want to stick to my journal type size.
So with that in mind, I am using some pocket pages that I already have and I am going to make my own covers from chipboard and use binder rings to keep them together. I have different sized protectors also, that I can add extra photos if needed. I am also cutting down my 12×12 paper and cardstock to sort through what I will actually use and I will donate the rest to my nieces after school care program. I am only using my stash for this project apart from a few extra page protectors I have purchased.
I have gone through my cardstock and pattern paper and I have cut them down to 6×8 ready to use. I have sorted them into my categories of Floral, Journal, Grunge, Patterns, Vintage, and Speciality.
I decided to use the top tier of my Raskog cart to store my cardstock and pattern paper as it easy to get to and holds everything neatly. I added a box of the middle tier to keep my scrap paper in view so I would use it.
As you can see it all sits organised and easy to access. Better than on a shelf where it would most likely fall off. To make the dividers I just recycled some backs off old 6×6 paper pads. I made the tabs using my trusty retired SU Tab Punch. I will have an album for Our Family Year, Sisters, About me, Our pets and probably one each for my two boys.
I have been using my OLW “Inspiration” as I have been creating. This is another way for me to find inspiration and create more this year!! I hope I may have inspired you to try scrapbooking a different size layout or even to try making a journal to use. Pop in later in the week as I hope to start some pages over my weekend off!!
I hope the rest of the week is great for you and thanks for stopping by!