It may be the last day of the weekend, but today is the day that has me very excited: so many challenges plus this evening, all about the new class! But I’m getting ahead of myself… after all, I have ten whole challenges to share with you today! I better get on it!
Although she’s quickly become part of my regular life, it was only fifteen weeks ago that someone extra glittery started taking over my craft desk in the middle of each week. And way back in her very first adventure, she covered ideas for keeping memorabilia, including putting things like tickets and confetti into paper pockets. (You can see more – including that how-to video – here.)
Of course, memorabilia isn’t the only thing you might want to keep on your page. Pockets and envelopes can also keep writing you don’t want to put on show, like the sort of writing that can be very good for the soul and important to you but something you really wouldn’t want just anyone to read as they flipped through your pages. It can be especially useful if a page with quite serious writing fits in your album between several other pages that are quite lighthearted, which is the case with this example.
Envelopes can also be filled with things you print out at a smaller size than your photos. The top page includes printed conversations from Facebook plus a printout of all the image thumbnails from images where both of us were tagged. I love how those printouts include a real mix of just plain everyday things (including me getting lost on my way somewhere… which is really everyday for me) and photos of things that were pretty big events so many years ago.
By the way: if you’re looking for more help on writing on your layouts or finding ways to include evidence like this to capture your stories more fully, the True Stories online class is available at any time in an archived format. Just drop me an email if you want to ask any questions about whether it’s the right project for you.
What will you put in a pocket or an envelope? That’s your challenge, of course! Create a new page for this challenge (sorry, existing layouts in your albums can’t be entered to win, though you are welcome to share them in the comments for inspiration!) and upload it to a page gallery or your blog. Link it up to be entered – entries close at the end of next weekend.
15 April 2012