Layouts in Red, Orange, and Yellow

layout jcs 2022
layout jcs 2022
layout jcs 2022

Supplies include apothecary stickers; vintage paper and Pantone, cloud, phrase, and vintage washi tape stickers all from Shein; washi tape from The Washi Tape Shop; repurposed pages from a vintage gardening book; moo mini-card with original photo; repurposed New Yorker cartoon from a used planner; repurposed sticker-book stickers; two original photos, and other miscellaneous stock paper and scrap supplies.

Monthly Intro Pages, part 3

February

scrap layout 2022 (c) jcs

This was the quickest “retrospective” layout I’ve made since I started this process: today is March 6, and I’ve just completed this monthly intro page for February.

It’s pink to match the handmade Valentine pages, with plenty of winks to love: including a couple that remind us love can be deathly.

It’s also one of the more literal pages I’ve created; the Scrabble-tile month-label is a nod to an actual game with a friend — notable because it was the first in years. It was a good month for travel and gifts, and I really did spend some time with penguins.

Elements

Astrobright Pastel pink card stock

Patterned scrap paper

Repurposed greeting card

Apothecary Stickers

Rhinestone gem stickers

Month and hand-heart stickers printed with Phomemo mini-printer

SHEIN Stationery stickers

Washi tape – Lunar New Year themed

Patterned roller stamper

March

scrap layout 2022 (c) jcs

We’re only just in March, so this layout is part hope, part intuition, part planning. I imagine the gardening will kick off this month, for one…but I’m not interested in over scheduling myself. Just to keep an eye on the horizon, and to keep writing.

Elements

Astrobright Pastel green card stock

Patterned scrap paper

Repurposed greeting card

Repurposed magazine illustration

Original photo

Itinerary sticker

Repurposed kid’s sticker book sticker

Apothecary Stickers

Rhinestone gem stickers

SHEIN Stationery stickers

Washi tape – Lunar New Year themed, light gray

Alphabet, typewriter font stamps

Both pages are 8.5×11 in a 12×12 album; shown in-book.

Continued: Monthly Intro Pages

I posted recently about a new addition I’m trying in my Project Life album — scrap-journal-style monthly intro pages. Here are two more that are theoretically done:

September

scrapbook layout on a pastel blue background with a hummingbird in the middle

While my first attempt at one of these spreads was more of a vision board, September’s was closer to a retrospective. Looking back at the photos of the month, I remember feelings of hope and rebirth, mixed with the foreboding that, while I was away fighting a different battle, some things had gone stagnant at my normal station.

October was a marked improvement.

Elements:

Repurposed greeting cards

Apothecary Stickers

Statue of Freedom 2018 $2 USA stamp

Vellum swatchbook embellishment

Rhinestone gem stickers

Month and quote stickers printed with Phomemo mini-printer

January

Scrapbook page on a purple background

January’s page became kind of a whackfest, but it also used a lot of loose supplies and repurposed items. I think it’s representative of the month; it went fast, we did a lot of art projects, and I had no idea what year it was.

Elements:

Repurposed greeting cards

Repurposed kid’s sticker-book stickers

Repurposed daily planner pages (vintage ad, New Yorker cartoon)

Repurposed artists’ sample book pages

Apothecary stickers

Month sticker printed with Phomemo mini-printer

Rhinestone gem stickers

Vellum swatchbook embellishment

Sticker Mule swag decal

SHEIN Stationery stickers

Breaking Down the Scrap: Monthly Intro Page

I’ve been documenting life in scrap-form steadily for many years, with varying degrees of creative oomph.

Sometimes, it’s simply enough to just get the photos into the pockets and call it a day; other times the crafty bug strikes, and layouts turn into paper-based celebrations of mundane errands. It really depends on how your week is going.

That said, in an effort to flex my creative muscles more regularly and incorporate some more journaling type scrapping into the mix, I’m trying a new thing in my Project Life album: an intro page for the month.

A scrapbook layout with a lot of black and pink colors and a photo of a woman with black hair pulled back making a kissing face.
layout jcs 2022

This layout for November was meant serve as one-part vision board, one-part nod to my two favorite geographic states-of-mind (if you will): the mountains and the sea. It’s an 8.5×11 collage in a 12×12 album.

The featured focal point is musician / cosmetics maven Qveen Herby, as I repurposed packaging from a recent purchase from her company, and have been vibing on her music for months.

Elements, clockwise:

– SHEIN Stationery stickers

Original art-card, art by Ron Ragusa

– Repurposed eyeshadow packaging and coupon postcard, Qveen Studio

Apothecary stickers, Amazon

– Miscellaneous scrap paper and glitter tape