Here are days 21 through 25 from my notebook. Even though I used this format for an entire month, I never struggled with a lack of ideas. Certainly I repeated techniques, but I found that they provided a cohesiveness to my book along with a chance to use some items I'd been overlooking in my stash.
On the 21st we went for an early evening walk and spotted these beauties. Using the leaf stamps, I created my background and then did just a little stamping on the facing page to coordinate.
I'd been wanting to document how Pound Cake has been doing since we lost Biscuit and almost one month to the day, I was ready to put those feelings to paper. My photo flips up and beneath are my thoughts. I used a variety of die cuts and stamped images to embellish my pages.
For the 23rd, I wanted to record thoughts about a friendship that has come to mean so much to me. I stamped a quote I found and using a small glassine envelope, I enclosed my journaling.
The 24th was a day for relaxing and crafting and not uncommon for me, I made a page about scrapbooking. More stamp practice and I used a small scrap of paper that was also used when I made my layout.
Through the month I did a lot of reflecting on where I am, both personally and professionally and what changes I need to make. I had created the typography piece weeks before, but thought it was fitting with the story I wanted to tell for the 25th. While I could have blurred my journaling in order to share my page, it was more fun to create a layer to go over it. I used my sewing machine to hold everything together and then adhered it into my notebook.
Along with one last post to wrap up my book, I plan to have a video flip through and a stamping tutorial on how I create my pages with full page stamping. Have a fantastic weekend ahead!
day 21 - Palm Tree stamp set, Lime Light and Going Green dye ink - Studio Calico
day 22 - stamped die cuts - tutorial and supplies here, tag and glitter die cuts - Crate Paper, plastic die cut - Pinkfresh Studio, stamped journaling box - Studio Calico, washi tape - Stampin' Up
day 23 - Mercer alphabet stamp - Kelly Purkey, hybrid ink cubes in Stone, Apricot, Steel Blue, and Duckling - Simon Says Stamp
day 24 - stamps - Kelly Purkey and Studio Calico, hybrid ink cubes in Apricot, Duckling, and Slate - Simon Says Stamp
day 25 - font and vector art - Rainier, alphabet stamp - Luggage Tag by Hero Arts, tag stamp - Kelly Purkey, die cut - Crate Paper, inks - Rosie Cheeks hybrid ink - Simon Says Stamp and Mint - Heidi Swapp