Hello everyone, it’s Lindsey!
I’m so excited to be sharing for the first time as part of the Felicity Jane Creative Team! I thought it’d be fun for you to get to know me a little through my traveler’s notebook process and the first prompt of the #FJ30daychallenge was the perfect way to do that. Be sure to check out my process video to see how it all came together!
I might be new to memory documenting but I’ve quickly discovered how amazing it is to have a visual representation of the different seasons that we go through in life. These can be big events, like weddings, babies, and vacations, or simple ones, like your favorite snack, a pretty flower, or just a thought for the day. I used to be one those people who had thousands of photos on her phone but nothing printed and my kids were missing out on being able to flip through our families’ memories! What is your favorite thing about memory documenting?
I’ve recently discovered that I prefer to cut apart the my traveler’s notebook inserts and ring bind them so I can add all sorts of goodies and not worry about it getting too chunky. I grabbed the beautiful Lola Floral Traveler’s Notebook Insert and cut it apart and hole punched it so that I could add some 1” binder rings (super quick and easy to do!). This month we are working through a 30 day journaling prompt challenge and I thought it’d be fun to have an insert all about me. So often we document events, our children, our pets, adventures, etc. but when do we take a moment to just document about ourselves?
For the first page of this project, I decided to just start out with a selfie that I printed in black and white (I prefer black and white photos that way it’s easier to use whatever colored products I want without conflicting with colors in the photo). I backed the photo with the Lola Gingham & Hearts paper and some of the branding strips from the Lola papers that had yellows and greens in them. The “Hello my name is” piece from the Jeana Die Cut Shapes was a perfect embellishment for this intro page!
I rummaged through my drawer of Felicity Jane goodies and pulled out pieces that also had the yellow and green that I used in the papers behind my photo. The puffy floral sticker from the Jeana Puffy Stickers matched well with the Lola Mini Puffy Alphabet Stickers that I used to spell out some phrases under my photo. I mixed in some of the Lola Chipboard Shapes to make some bold statements about who I am… I love that you can use those to create some MadLib style journaling on your project!
The first prompt for the 30 Day Challenge is to write a future letter to yourself, which I think is a great idea! I created an envelope with the Lola Scallop & Dash paper so I could write out a pretty long, private letter to include in this project. I added some details to the envelope with a stamp and frame from the Lola kit. Adding in items like this envelope is one of the many reasons I’m loving these ring bound inserts!
I will be journaling one prompt per page in this insert (there are 32 pages so plenty of room for this challenge) so stay tuned for my next process video, later this month, as I finish the other side of this layout!
So if you haven’t already, go grab the Journal Challenge Prompts and join in with us! Be sure to use #FJ30daychallenge so we can see how you are documenting through these prompts and grab the Lola kit if you haven’t already (this kit works great with this challenge!).
Until next time!
Products used: Lola Kit | Jeana Puffy Stickers | Jeana Die Cut Shapes | Lola Paper Pack | Lola Chipboard Shapes | Lola Stamp Set | Lola Floral TN Insert | Lola Die Cut Shapes | Lola Puffy Alphabet Stickers