Sharing my April Project Life pages today! April was a bit of a weird month for me emotionally/mentally, with #isolife well and truly the new normal. But amidst all of the weirdness, we were still able to find pockets of goodness – so there was still plenty to capture in my pocket page spreads.
I kept things bright and cheerful for my title page, with favourite photos of my nieces and nephew and lots of warm colours. I’m really loving this structure for my monthly title pages!
This spread was all about our Easter weekend – full of video calls with family and friends, and plenty of time for hobbies. I found it a little tricky to work out a colour palette from these photos, but I’m pretty happy with what I landed on.
This spread was about some of our other together-but-separate social gatherings – lots of video calls, and a couple of socially-distant in-person hang-outs as well. I went with lots of white space on the 3×4 cards to leave room for plenty of journalling, and added in some accents in primary colours to match the main colours on the photos. It’s interesting including screenshots in my spreads now – not really something I’ve done much of before!
We played a lot of online games with some of our friends, so this spread is dedicated to those virtual get-togethers and those games! Drawful 2 is especially fun to play, and I love that you’re able to view your gallery of drawings afterwards – it made documenting the specific prompts really easy!
Probably my favourite spread of the month – I do love a yellow and blue colour scheme! Plus, these couple of pages features some of my fondest memories from the month.
This page is about the time we were able to spend with my brother’s family during April. Since here in Queensland we’ve been able to have up to 2 visitors in our homes since the new regulations started, we were able to stick around for a little bit after our weekly walks with Roscoe, which meant a short amount of quality time with our nieces as well. Definitely the bright spots in my week!
Dannii and I started going on afternoon walks – not very regularly, but just every now and then during the week, to get outside and to make sure we were keeping at least a little active. I’ve really enjoyed this extra bit of quality time with him. Keeping to my ‘use what you have’ scrapbooking mantra for the year, I finally used these couple of gold foil journalling cards that have been hanging around in my stash for a while. Time to break out the pretty supplies and stop hoarding!
We were able to enjoy a lot of delicious meals at home during April – working from home has meant a bit more time in the evenings for cooking, and my mum has been dropping off meals for us since she’s been cooking a lot more, too. This page documents some of the delicious food we enjoyed throughout April – love all those vibrant colours in the photos!
This page gives a bit of a glimpse to my working-from-home life, which has been the biggest adjustment for me since the restrictions came into place. By mid-April it was starting to feel almost normal, but I’m still missing being in the same room as my team, daily Zoom calls notwithstanding. I found it really hard to pick journal cards for this page, so I just went with some old ones from past Becky Higgins kits, added a whole lot of journalling and a few letter stickers, and called it done.
This page features a few other random bits of everyday life – church via livestream, small group via video calling apps, pretty sunsets from the balcony, and watching some of my favourite artists and performers livestreaming on YouTube. I tied the journal cards together with die-cut washi stickers and drew on the sunset picture to inform the colours – love that purple card at the bottom in particular, and wish I had more journal cards in those hues!
This page was about the sewing projects I completed this month (which will show up here on the blog eventually!). Because I document my projects on this blog, I didn’t previously include a lot of my finished projects in my spreads, but I decided that this year I’d like to be better about doing that. After all, I spend a lot of my time on this hobby, and it makes sense to include some documentation of that in these monthly pages that are all about my everyday life!
My last page is just a bit of a filler page, with a few more pictures of my nephew and nieces. The cards are all from a 4×6 paper pad – I decided to go for simple symmetry and just a few silver embellishments, to keep the focus on those cute little faces!
And that’s it for April! I hope you enjoyed this look into my 2020 Project Life album. Stay tuned next month for my May pages – there will probably be a lot, as it’ll include my birthday week-in-the-life spreads, too!