Documenting Simple Summertime Moments with Jess Forster

Don’t underestimate the everyday moments in your life! Today, design team member Jess Forster is sharing how she has recorded a simple, summer activity using our June 2020 kit and add-ons, which we know she will look back on and be thankful that she documented it! Jess is showing us that the little details of life are just as important as the bigger moments, and can be recorded in a beautiful way. Let’s take a look!

Hands up if you are excited for summer? I know I am, for sure! Although our family plans have been slightly altered thanks to the worldwide pandemic, I am trying to enjoy and celebrate the smaller summer moments with my family in the hot weather. Below is one example of how I am documenting “the everyday” this season. 

Supplies | June 2020 Kit, April 2020 Kit June LabelsChipboard Star Stickers, Yellow Puffy Alphabet Stickers

In this 9″ x 12″ pocket page layout, I recorded the story of my son’s recent favourite afternoon past time: blowing bubbles! Although some days feel the same, he has enjoyed spending time in our driveway, blowing and chasing these floating round spheres this month. After taking too many photos during one of our afternoon outdoor sessions, I selected my favourite pictures that I took on my iPhone. My only criteria for the photos that were included on my layout, was that they had to show lots of bubbles! Ha! Yes, I really wanted to emphasize the activity we were enjoying.

Using the blue and purple hues from the bubbles in my photos, I chose a matching 4″ x 6″ blue star tag and the various purple 3″ x 4″ colours from the June 2020 Kit. Specifically, I placed them in a checkerboard pattern to add visual interest. Seriously, I have never met a checkerboard design pattern I didn’t like! 

From there, I added some “lumps & bumps,” or texture, to the page by incorporating the amazing Chipboard Star Stickers and some of the June Labels. Again, I kept my colour scheme consistent, using navy and purple stars and placing them in a visual triangle on my journaling cards. I also incorporated little bits of yellow using the Yellow Puffy Alphabet Stickers, spelling out my son’s initials. 

Simple and chic, focusing on smaller moments through bold photos and strong embellishments can be one way to document the smaller everyday experiences this season! Thanks for reading and I hope you and your family have a wonderful summer filled with fun moments—big and small!

Show us how you’re recording your summer memories! Post your projects on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio or in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group, where ES fans chat and inspire each other!

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