(This post was imported from www.gina-beth.com. It was previously posted on January 12, 2015) Ahhh, finally a craft post. I don’t know what happened to me last year. I guess starting in June, it seemed like I lost my scrappy mojo. I would make a random page here and there, but not with any consistency. I don’t know if it was moving around the craft room, AGAIN, or just being too busy, or just too lazy – because honestly, I have periods of time in my life where I just want to sit on the couch and pretend that I’m a statue, which is to say, not move.
But regardless of what happened last year, I start this year invigorated to get my memory keeping back on track. What does that mean for the blog? Well, I really want to post about three times a week at a minimum on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule – I’m not committing to that, that’s my wish/dream, I’m committing to once a week since with how much I travel that may be more likely. I am returning to pocketed daily memory keeping along with my normal 1 page 12×12 layouts. My goal is to capture all of my memories, but only capture them once. In the past, I would put everything that happened in my pocketed memory keeping and then make layouts about the same things. I don’t want to do that anymore. I’m going to be placing my 12×12 layouts in with my pocketed layouts so that all of the memories are captured in one place, but only captured once.
So with that, we start the year with the first Pocketed Memory Keeping….this covers the dates of 28Dec2014 through 04Jan2015. I do my spreads for this on a Sunday through Saturday basis. This week included a trip down to Georgia and a trip to Panama City Beach. The pocketed layouts have a few holes that will be filled in with 12x12s when I get to them, but this is an overall look at our week:
I am using Becky Higgins page protectors in Design A for this week. I used a photo template from Lori Whitlock for the bottom, right hand picture. The cards are either Becky Higgins, We R Memory Keepers or Scraptastic. Embellishments mostly from Freckled Fawn Oh Deer Me kits, with some Echo Park stickers from the Creative Agenda line thrown in.
Right Side Top
Finally, got to use that car clip and some of those cork shapes! Both upper photos used a Photoshop Template Mask from Lori Whitlock.
Right Side Bottom – I couldn’t get this to photograph well in one shot!
The journaling on the card in the lower left is personal and thus blocked out. In the future I’ll start photographing these before they are put in the page protectors. (Love those Teresa Collins enamel dots on that Scraptastic wood veneer – can you say sparkly gold – sigh, what’s not to love about those?)
Insert for Panama City Beach trip, front side, top
Front Side, Bottom
Reverse Side, Top
That is a Gulf World Marine Park fabric patch that I put on that second card on the right. I did some watercoloring on the background and stamped the sea turtles which were fitting since we saw a bunch of them while we were down there. I collect these patches from all of the places we visit and add this as a piece of memorabilia to my spreads. Ephemera is missing from this week as of right now. In the past, I have gotten stuck in doing my layouts because I didn’t have the ephemera right in front of me. That’s something else I will change this year. If I have to add the ephemera later, than that’s what I’ll do; worst case scenario is that it just gets thrown in a page protector and placed in the binder, but I don’t want to get behind because I don’t have it right with me. I can also add it to my 12×12 layouts if I choose to do that; otherwise, I’m letting it go and getting the memories in the books.
Reverse Side Bottom
Stew and I got our picture taken with the dolphin, too, but that’s going on one of the 12x12s.
And that wraps up week one. If you want to view the summary video, you can see that below. Otherwise, I hope you enjoyed and I’ll be back on Wednesday with my goals for 2015 layout. Until then, take care, keep smiling, and continue making scrap worthy memories.