Yes another Journaling post from me! I love my journals but not all the time do you need words. Sometimes just pictures are enough. With all these flip books floating around it reminded me of mini albums that used to be popular a few years back. I loved making those and using them as journals.
First I gathered my supplies around and decided to finally use the January kit which I've been hoarding.
The hardest part was deciding what to use with these cards. I have sooo many embellishments and constantly am gaining more, so in my typical fashion I decided to just wing it and use things as I remembered them or was inspired to.
I started out by measuring the information card from each side so that I could fold it and fit the journaling cards inside. I did this so the extra space was in the middle of the card creating a spine allowing for bulk. Once that was achieved I cut down some coordinating paper and glued in inside and laid down some silver washi along the spine.
Next was to decide what cards I wanted to use and what order I wanted them in. This was actually one of the trickier parts as I can be a perfectionist - in fact I changed out a few of the cards after I took this photo. I also decided what journal prompts I was going to use off the February list.
Once I had my finalized prompts and cards I taped them all into place with some washi. I decided to go ahead and decorate the front of the cards at this point and get them looking how I want them before scouring my photos for ones that answered the prompts I chose.
After I had the photos all in place I decorated around them and added some more fun embellishments (I especially like the metal pyramid stickers). That back part looked a bit bare so I grabbed a smash book journaling spot pad and added a wee bit of journaling before decorating the inside and outside cover.
I used the most recent photo of me on the cover and I just love it and the way it looks. This Instagram style frame I just love and was gifted to me by the wonderful Serena Bee. I'm overall really happy with how this turned out and is a perfect capsule of my life at this moment in photos.
This project was so much fun to do and was put together in a few moments. I think it would be fun to do and send to a friend without the photos as a mail tag. You could also do one with photos of your self and answering their questions in response to their mail tag. I also think it would make a super cute baby book for when your tot is all grown.
I'd love to see your projects and ideas for the Journal prompts - please comment below and tell me what you use them for.