Happy Tuesday! I'm jumping online really quick today to share a little peek into the start of my DIY mini album that's half scrapbook, half traveler's notebook for #LittleSummerJOY! If you don't already know what that is, it is a class taught by my friends over at LittlePaperProjects.com about discovering, celebrating and documenting the little daily joys of the summer (or winter if you're in the southern hemisphere!) months. I was a contributor for this class last year and enjoyed it so much, I'm playing again this year!
Ok here goes... These are the first few pages of my DIY mini album. I haven't fully decided on a cover yet, so I thought I'd go ahead and start on the interior pages then I'll decide how to design the cover later. For now, I have this simple mockup cover. I have to admit, doing a traveler's album is really out of my comfort zone since I'm a little obsessive about putting finished pages into page protectors (to keep fingerprints and dirt off the finished pages). This is very new to me and I was nervous about creating spreads that I couldn't pull apart and redo if I didn't like them. But so far, I've found laying out the spreads on my desk before adhering things together and printing my journaling has really helped. I'll share more about that on Friday when I share my first few pages.
It is very hard to see in my photographs, but behind this vellum page are the word "Every Summer Has a Story".
All of the girls playing along have shared these beautiful summer manifesto pages. I haven't yet gotten around to creating my mine, but I feel certain it's going to be very short. Mostly, I just want to enjoy the long days, focus on being happy and keep trying to start a family. I also plan to sit down and journal WHY I'm doing this project again. I hope to share that soon.