Wednesday, January 21, 2015

memory keeping: 2015

memory keeping: 2015
I am planning to scrapbook in 2015. Does anyone say "scrapbook" anymore? Have you noticed that paper craft marketers don't use the word "scrapbook" as often before? I guess it's too old-fashioned, they want the products to be innovative, or something. Here's news, friends: we're still scrapbooking even if you're not calling it that. Ha. Anyway, I'm planning to print some pictures, date them, journal about them or other noteworthy happenings, add some pretty papers and embellishments, and finally stick them in a page protected book for all to see. Call it what you will. ;)

This year I'll be doing what I did last year because it works for me (never mind that I'm super behind):
memory keeping: 2015
I'll be using this We R Memory Keepers 12x12" binder and sectional pocket page protectors (these Design A pocket page protectors from Project Life mostly and occasionally a few different page protector designs from Project Life). I will be using a 12x12" binder for most of the year- January to May and part of August to November. I will be sticking to a weekly format as I have in the past because I like the structure.

I will also be using 2- 8 1/2x11" binders (these are the ones I used last year- they're from Target)- one for our summer break (June to part of August) and one for December Daily. For those books, I will be using these BCW 4-pocket page protectors mostly and possibly a few other inserts.

I will be using several Project Life core kits (my sister and I purchased several kits and split them for variety). I have the Midnight Editionthe Kraft Editionthe Seafoam Edition, the Sunshine Edition4x6 grid cards, and 3x4 grid cards.

I am using Pilot's razor point extra fine tip pens, American Crafts' slick writer markers, and Sharpies for journaling.

I am using Close to My Heart's archival black ink pad because I've had it forever and a variety of stamps from the many I've collected over the years including several roller date stamps. The Heidi Swapp roller date stamp I purchased recently is my new favorite.

As far as basic supplies, I will be using Fiskars' 12" cutter, tacky adhesive circles, and glue dots. I will be having my pictures printed locally (though the service where I go is t.e.r.r.i.b.l.e. You can imagine where I'm going. It starts with "wal" and ends with "mart." I might have to look into other options this year).

I will be using a variety of embellishments like flair badges (my favorite shop is A Flair for Buttons), wooden veneers, washi tape, paper clips, labels, adhesive gems, cutesy stickers, etc. I buy embellishments in a variety of places- Michael's, Joann's, Target, Walmart (be sure to check out their dollar bins) and online- Freckled Fawn is one of my favorite online vendors.

Are you scrapbooking memory keeping this year? If so, what are you doing? I'd love to know!

See my setup in 2014 here // 2013 here.