So I've been thinking about trying something new.
I like the idea of Project Life albums for being able to tell all of the little stories that
don't get scrapbooked.
However, I have some friends that have done PL and
they pretty much stopped scrapbooking and making cards while they were doing it.
And I don't want that.
This past year, I discovered Alexandra S. M.'s blog.
She is amazing and very inspiring!
I was most inspired by how she created photo collages of her week and would scrapbook them --
I love these!
However, I also know that doing this every week would be too much for me.
For one, I just don't take that many photos anymore.
And two, well, our lives are pretty routine and not all that exciting...
(I know this is probably hard to believe, but it's true.)
So, I've come up with a plan.
In the fall, I won this great Basic Grey package (thanks, Page Maps!)
that included some albums, dividers, sectioned page protectors, etc.
And I've decided that I'm going to scrapbook a month at a time, creating a page with a photo collage and using the sectioned pockets to emphasize or highlight certain things.
And I'm determined to stay up to date with this,
so you can look for my January post in February. ;)
But firstly, I decided to create a title page for my album,
using some Reverse Confetti stamps & dies.
I used one of the Basic Grey sheets that came with the package as my background.
I added some patterned paper scraps and used our Christmas card photo.
I used the Tag Me dies to cut some banners for my page,
on which I stamped some sentiments & images from Go Together.
I couldn't resist adding a little heart die cut (cut from the little strip of hearts from Love Note)
and button to the house image.
And some stitching finishes it off and leaves everything nice and secure!