I finally got started on a physical journal to hold my monthly "she & he" musings and photos.
It's laughably simple and that is completely the point. I wanted an album that I can update a few times a year forever and ever. And by forever and ever, I really hope I am right.
95% of the scrapbook projects I do are just for fun. I really don't think about the "future Elise" or our kids reading/looking through them. But this is totally different.
This album is our story. Elise & Paul. She & he.
I am including in this album the essentials : the text from my monthly blog posts, the life events, and for now, our weekly photobooth strips.
Everything has a format.
Monthly "she & he" posts are printed on kraft cardstock in black 9pt helvetica font. And then on goes a photo from the month that was printed at home with a thin white border. And around the whole thing is a machine stitched line in white thread.
Life events get a page with a photo from the event and a blurb. I make big and mini albums for all sorts of events. This album is not to provide detail. This is to provide a time line. Again, it's our story in a simple form. These pages are printed on semi-gloss photo paper at home and then a machine stitched black line is added.
For the photobooth strips, I want to see how many I end up with over the next few months. I will probably sew them into place by stitching right on the plastic page protectors.
Supplies : album from Target, page protectors by American Crafts, kraft cardstock from Kraft Outlet, letter stickers & photo paper from Office Depot.
I'm excited to try and keep this up. A photo a month of our family (obviously future little ones would get added in) + a quick write up of what happened to us kept for years? That would be awesome.