Hi, my name is Joy. I am the designer behind, Memory Mosaic here at My Memories. Welcome to my first post in my Series “Scrapping my Everyday”. I find that it is fairly easy to make special pages for all those big special events in our lives, but when it comes to making a page about our everyday life, or the “mundane” it becomes a bit trickier. This year I lost my Mom, and realized that the photos and the memories that meant the most to me, (while all are very precious) were those that just caught everyday life. So I want to encourage you to scrap about even the most “mundane” things happening in your life, because in the end, these piece of your life, will also be part of the beautiful Memory Mosaic you leave behind for your children and families.
Ok, so here is the first idea…
Scraping with Pocket Pages. These are fairly simple to do. And the layouts are ready for you. I have 3 different sets of pocket pages in my store, and even a set of individual pockets that you can use to make design.
While you can use any kit with pocket pages, I also have a few kits designed to work with my Pocket overlays, which have lots of journal cards and “sticker” type elements, that you might actually see someone using in traditional paper scraping.
Here are a few ideas of using the pocket pages…
This first one was just a page that documents a normal week in my family’s life. I used pictures taken on my phone, to just capture something from every day that week. Then I used one of the “slots” to document the week’s happenings.
In this 2nd page, I used it to scrap memories from an unexpected “Snow Day”.
In this 3rd page, I used it to capture some of a special Thanksgiving day with friends. Just including this one, to show you that pocket pages, can be used for the simple everyday memories but they are equally great for scrapping simple pages from your special days, too.
I will be hosting 2 challenges on the forum in March. Check them out under “Pieces of our Lives with Memory Mosaic”
The first one will start March 4 and run all month. It will be Scrapping your Everyday… If you post a layout by the end of the month, I will send you a FREEBIE that is given to everyone that participates.
The 2nd challenge, will start March 16 and is my monthly “Sketch Challenge”. Each month I supply you with a sketch for an idea, and challenge you to scrap about a particular theme. I also put the links for my blog, where you can grab my Monthly Blog Train Freebie along with all the links for the rest of that month’s train.
Hope to see your beautiful layouts in my challenge threads, in the My Memories Forum.