i made my own patterned paper by using different inks and repeating the same stamp in a random formation. Currently really into this technique.
For this layout i used a mix of the Me, Read and Believe kits/stamps. Love how the themes for the kits often cross over so they can be used together. The idea for the page came from a prompt in the Read kit, 'the next chapter'. There's a lot of uncertainty about my future right now, so this is a page about that. In my journaling i've tried to keep things hopeful.
i went for a classic grid design. And the main design feature is the leftover chipboard from the Me kit that i used to house lots of stamping.
i also made another layout which lists 5 'around here' facts. i included a mix of fun stuff and not so fun stuff, always trying to keep it real. This features a stamp from the Prompts kit and uses the I Am collection from Simple Stories.
This design is a good way to use up some paper scraps. i used a piece of 6x12 cardstock for the base and glued scraps of paper around the edge. Then i layered another piece of cardstock on top, that was 5.5x11.5.
i'm glad to have some snippets of my life in 2016 captured. But additionally the process of scrapbooking some of this stuff is therapeutic and helps me work through my thoughts. i know a lot of people shy away from scrapbooking about themselves, but i wish more people would try it. It's important to have you in your scrapbooks!