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Layouts, Scrapbooking

All the albums, all the feels

I’ve never been much of a scrapbooker in the summer months before, but the Story Camp stoke is still high and I am just cranking out pages left and right. I made a bunch for our vacation album (doing a walkthrough of that when it’s done), I’m fleshing out Nora’s baby album (doing a walkthrough of that as well), and I am caught up(!) with Lily’s baby album as far as photos and words are concerned, it just needs some prettification. I also started a big album for our cabin trips.

Because I apparently didn’t think those projects were enough, I attempted yet again to start Project Life…and fizzled out after a couple of weeks. I just don’t think it’s for me. I love the idea of it, but when it comes to sitting down and actually doing it, I’ve realized that I prefer to dive deep into a story on a regular scrapbook page rather than collecting a bunch of microstories. I know I would love to look back on those albums later, but it just felt like a chore, and the last thing I need right now is another chore.

But! On the bright side, Project Life made me start focusing more on everyday photography again, and I’ve enjoyed using some of those photos in my regular album. I think I’ll stick with Week in the Life and Day in the Life to capture the nitty-gritty of our everyday life, but photos like these work perfectly with all the thoughts (and all dem feels) I have these days, about life and motherhood and what it all meeeaans and all that jazz.

I noticed that I had a lot of photos of JK performing various dad duties for the girls, so I put some of them together on this page using the Details Story Kit.

Life's little details

…and this photo is from one of the first times Nora got Lily to start laughing uncontrollably. I’ve been having conflicting, bittersweet feelings about the girls not being babies anymore (well, Lily is only nine months but she’s not a sleepy little chest nap newborn), but moments like these make me excited for what’s to come. That ‘endings are beginnings’ title is from Ali Edwards’ August release and it fit perfectly with my thoughts.

Endings are beginnings

Speaking of bittersweet, I was putting away clothes that are too small for the girls (insert weeping emoji here), and there are some that just have too many good memories attached to them for me to give them away. So I’m keeping them safe in a box, but I also found photos of Nora wearing some of those outfits and put together this layout. (Totally unintentional bonus: the colors of the story cards and embellishments from the Details story kit coordinated with the different outfits!)

Nora style

So, TL;DR: I’m having many thoughts and feels and I am thankful for scrapbooking for helping me work through those thoughts and feels.

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