Hello Everyone! I'm keeping up with my goal of having a traditional 12 x 12 layout + pocket page for each month of the 2015 year using the Life Documented Collection from Simple Stories. As mentioned before, each month's layout focuses on an activity/event from the month.
Since I have 12 months to complete using just 1 Life Documented collection and Calendar paper kit it has been a fun, creative challenge. There are still 4 months left in this year so I'm making sure to utilize scraps/pieces on the layouts. My August layout is an example of using various paper pieces from prior months.
The right side is the traditional layout using the August Calendar page. The left side uses photos and cards together with the SN@P! Pocket Page, Design 4.
This month we attended our Carter Family Reunion. Even though I have an album just for family reunions, I wanted my August layout to focus on this event. There were a variety of photos captured from the gathering so the goal was to incorporate as many as possible in creating the layout.
Since I used a strip of polka-dot paper and the camera embellishment had a round circle, I decided to keep this look and repetition. Circles were punched and added using left over pieces from previous layouts. A scrap piece of red was used under the camera embellishment with a brad and sticker added. I popped up the arrow sticker and added the word reunion. I did use some Thickers from my personal stash to have the word Family larger in size to stand out.
Two 4 x 6 photo flips were used on the pocket page to include additional photo collages of family members. One was used vertically in the top center and the other used horizontally on the bottom left of the pocket page. Tabs were added for ease in viewing the additional photos. The words Carter & Fun were added to the 4 x 6 vertical card besides a sticker arrow and enamel dot. More circles were punched and added to the horizontal 4 x6 pocket to coordinate with the traditional layout. The "Smile, Click, Gotcha" was circle punched from one of the cards in the collection. Label word stickers and photo stickers were added accents to various photos.
Enjoy and check out the entire Simple Stories Life Documented collection in the shop!