As tomorrow begins the start of a new year, have you started preparing your new album, or even considered how you’re going to document it yet? Last week, we released a brand new set of journaling tags, wood veneers and stamps to help you prepare your 2019 pocket page album for greatness, and Candace Perkins is with us to share how she’s getting everything ready using these fantastic new products! Let’s take a look:
Hello Elle’s Studio friends! Another year is just around the corner and Elle’s Studio has all the goodies to get you set up to document your family’s special moments and memories, including a brand new release of journaling tags, wood veneer and versatile stamps that were just added to the shop last week! I started out my projects I’m sharing today with my 2019 title page. I love starting each year’s album with a current photo along with the age of everyone in the family at the beginning of the year. I like how this title page sets the scene for the beginning of the album.
For my title page I used a combination of the December 2018 Kit, Winter Puffy Stickers, andLarge Months of the Year Wood Veneers. By using a simple color scheme of green, grey, back and neutral, the focus is able to stay on the photos, right where it should be for a title page!
To create a little more interest on the page I created two pockets with see through elements. I love the look and the feel of the whole title page and the scene it sets for the new 2019 year.
Last year I created a page at the beginning of the album that would allow me to slide in a “photo of the month” as the year goes on. This is so neat because it gives the reader a sneak peek at the year documented in the album. Since I loved it so much last year, I thought I would do it again this year. I placed these pages right after the title page in my album.
I wanted this page to have lots of color and be fun and bright! I started by using the 3″ x 4″ tags from the 12″ x 12″ cut-apart page in the Noteworthy 12 x 12 Paper Collection. To fill in the rest of the spots I added some white cardstock that I could adhere photos or journaling to throughout the year.
To add a bit more dimension and to contrast all the bright colors I added the Small Months of the Year Wood Veneer. I love how this looks! I can’t wait to see all the memories and photos that will be captured and documented here!
Life can get busy throughout the year, so in December I like to set up as much of my album as I can. By doing this, even if it is a busy week, I can just add in the photos and a few notes, but I always know where I am in my album by using weekly and monthly markers.
Elle’s Studio has so many goodies in the shop to set you up and keep you on track through your busy year! My favorite are The Week of 4×6 Journaling Tags! I LOVE this new addition to the Elle’s Studio shop!
I was able to just quickly run each card through my typewriter and add the dates ahead of time. If you like to use stickers or more color, go for it! These little gems are so versatile and because they are neutral, you can customize them to fit your own theme, style and colors for the week.
I also added the 2019 Calendars to the first page of every month. I am not sure if these will stay in the pocket, but I like to keep them there to help me stay on track and help the reader know at what point in time the memories and pictures had taken place.
How will you use these fun goodies to get you set up for the year ? I can’t wait to see! Start the year off right and set yourself up to easily document those special moments and memories that you will cherish forever!
Have a beautiful new year!
Happy New Year, and we can’t wait to see how you document 2019 using our products!