Pocket page layout: Let’s get messy

Back when the COVID-19 pandemic situation unfolded, I took a bit of a break from scrapbooking as I just wasn’t feeling very inspired. Then during the long weekend in May I was flipping through a random stack of photos and decided to ease myself back into making layouts with a super simple pocket page!

all the little happy things - pocket page layout - let's get messy

I love these photos of my nephew in the garden, and took inspiration from the title from the one of him digging.

all the little happy things - pocket page layout - let's get messy

all the little happy things - pocket page layout - let's get messy

I love a big, bold title. I put together this one over two journal cards using the Heywood alpha stamp set from Kellie stamps and alpha stickers from various old Studio Calico kits. I enjoyed mixing and matching the colours for the alpha stickers – I have a lot, so it took a while to find the right ones!

all the little happy things - pocket page layout - let's get messy

I know this is a super simple layout with no real revelations in terms of technique or style, but it was the first layout I made in months, and I really enjoyed putting it together. Sometimes scrapbooking doesn’t have to involve complex designs or lots of products to be fun!

Supplies used:

  • 3×4 cards from a Becky Higgins kit purchased from Spotlight
  • Heywood alpha stamp set from Kellie Stamps, paired with Color Theory dye ink in ‘Power Suit’ from Studio Calico
  • Die cut and alpha stickers from various past Studio Calico documenter/scrapbook kits

Project Life – June 2020

Sharing my June Project life pages today! I was feeling a little physically/creatively burnt out when I put these spreads together, but the nice thing about pocket page scrapbooking is that it can be as simple or complex as you want to make it. Over time I’ve found a few different techniques for embellishing/making journal cards that work for me when I’m not feeling particularly inspired, and I relied on them pretty heavily for this month’s pages!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - June

I love starting off with this monthly title pages, and having a basic formula for them makes it easier! I chose a pink and blue colour scheme based off the colours in the photos – and how cute are those little faces all lined up in row?!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - June

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - June

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - June

This spread was all about the first family lunch we’ve been able to have in a few months, and it was such a joyful time! I picked out the centre grey cards first, and then got a bit stuck with what else to do with the spread… That is, until I came across the house and tree die-cuts in my stash! I picked up on those copper foil accents with a couple of copper foil chipboard hearts and used two matching 3×4 cards to bring some cohesion to the whole spread. I’m happy with how it turned out!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - June

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - June

Here’s an example of exactly how simple pocket page scrapbooking can get – a page of nothing but photos and journal cards! I like going back to the very basics every now and then.

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - June

This page is similar, but I added just a few embellishments in the form of number stickers and a chipboard circle. Still super basic, but with a little something extra.

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - June

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - June

One of my favourite ways to add a bit of flair to otherwise plain cards is to add some washi tape. I wasn’t feeling particular creative or adventurous, so I just went with some simple stripes of patterned tape and phrase stickers as titles. Easy!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - June

The card on the right is actually a flip-up, with some hidden journalling underneath. I used washi tape to make the flip card, and then decided to add some to the left journal card for a bit of symmetry, and I like how it adds a pop of colour to the page!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - June

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - June

We cooked a lot of new recipes this month, and I thought it would be fun to document them! All of the journal and filler cards came from the same Becky Higgins mini kit, and I added just a few embellishments using the ‘Eat’ story stamp from Ali Edwards and some chipboard words from an old Studio Calico kit. Using cards from the same kit is probably the easiest way to make a page look cohesive, since the designs are all made to look good together – it’s what I tend to default to when I’m stuck on what colour scheme to use!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - June

My last page for the month features pictures we took on our walks together throughout June. I picked out the centre card first and wasn’t sure what to do on either side… and then I found this 4×6 card from a Studio Calico paper pad and decided it was perfect to convey our increasingly windy, chilly afternoon walks!

That’s it for June! I hope you enjoyed this look into my 2020 Project Life album. Stay tuned next month for my July pages!

Project Life – Week in the Life 2020 – my birthday week!

As I mentioned back in my post about my 30th birthday, I’ve never actively participated in Ali Edwards’ Week in the Life project before, but since the official WITL week kicked off on my birthday I did do some more detailed daily documenting! Today I’m sharing the pocket page layouts I made for Week in the Life this year, which I’ve included as part of my May Project Life pages.

all the little happy things - Project Life - Week in the Life 2020 - my birthday week

all the little happy things - Project Life - Week in the Life 2020 - my birthday week

all the little happy things - Project Life - Week in the Life 2020 - my birthday week

Monday was my actual birthday, so I kept this spread bright and fun with lots of happy colours, gold foil and hearts! The rubber days of the week shapes are from an old Studio Calico documenter kit, as is that lovely gold foil heart card. The rest of the gold foil elements on these pages are a mix of washi tape and stickers from old Studio Calico kits, Maggie Holmes collections, and an old Kikki.K sticker book.

all the little happy things - Project Life - Week in the Life 2020 - my birthday week

all the little happy things - Project Life - Week in the Life 2020 - my birthday week

all the little happy things - Project Life - Week in the Life 2020 - my birthday week

Tuesday got its own spread as well – I didn’t take a lot of actual photos of what I got up to, but I did take some screenshots of the podcasts I watched/listened to! It was a fun way to add a bit of interest to my Tuesday pages, which would otherwise have consisted of just a few photos, some journalling, and a long list of podcast names!

all the little happy things - Project Life - Week in the Life 2020 - my birthday week

all the little happy things - Project Life - Week in the Life 2020 - my birthday week

all the little happy things - Project Life - Week in the Life 2020 - my birthday week

Another whole spread for Wednesday, because I had lots of lovely photos to pop into these pockets! I leaned into the soft pink, mustard and black colour palette – the patterned cards on the second page were cute from a big leftover piece of a 12×12 patterned paper from Studio Calico that I’d been hoarding for a while, and I love how it looks with the photos!

all the little happy things - Project Life - Week in the Life 2020 - my birthday week

all the little happy things - Project Life - Week in the Life 2020 - my birthday week

I only took one photo on Thursday, because we spent the entire day watching movies! I found images of the movie posters online to add to the page, which is my favourite way of documenting a movie in my pocket pages. The journal cards are actually just the backs of the patterned cards from the Wednesday page – love being able to use double-sided papers and cards like this!

all the little happy things - Project Life - Week in the Life 2020 - my birthday week

Kept things pretty simple for the Friday page, which had a mix of photos and screenshots. The pictures were pretty busy so I used plain white cardstock for the journalling, embellished lightly with skinny washi tape and a tiny bit of stamping.

all the little happy things - Project Life - Week in the Life 2020 - my birthday week

all the little happy things - Project Life - Week in the Life 2020 - my birthday week

I used more white cardstock for the Saturday page – all of these journal cards are from past Studio Calico kits, and I love how they’re all different yet look really good together!

all the little happy things - Project Life - Week in the Life 2020 - my birthday week

I made the top journal card a flip-up with some washi tape so that I could also include our score cards from 7 Wonders. I don’t use this technique very often because I always forget that it’s an option – will try to remember it for future Project Life spreads!

all the little happy things - Project Life - Week in the Life 2020 - my birthday week

For my last page, I started with the centre card and picked out colours and elements to match it. The journal cards are two 4×6 cards from a Studio Calico pad cut to size – a nice easy way to make sure there’s a bit of symmetry/cohesiveness in the page! I also love how the hexagon sticker picks up on that mustard yellow in the centre card.

I had a lot of fun putting together these spreads for Week in the Life. It ended up being a pretty quick process, since I’d already done pretty much all of my journalling for my 30th birthday blog post! I don’t know that I’ll keep doing Week in the Life in this way every year, but I’m really glad that I took the time and effort to do this extra documenting for a fairly significant milestone week!

Project Life – May 2020

Today I’m sharing my May Project life pages! May was a pretty big month as restrictions in Queensland began to ease and we were able to see our friends and family in person a little more, so I was able to document a few more get-togethers and social things than the last couple of months!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - May

I went with lots of soft pinks, cork and hearts for this month’s title page – absolutely love having my nephew and nieces’ smiling faces all lined up like that!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - May

This spread was mostly about some of the socialising we did with friends during the month – and as you can see from the photos, I often forget to take pictures of the people but I do remember to take photos of the food!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - May

I like making journal cards by layering plain or grid cardstock over patterned or coloured filler cards – for these ones, I also outlined the journal space with a metallic gold Sharpie and added a bit of stamping for interest.

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - May

Washi tape is my other favourite way to turn plain cardstock into pretty journal cards! I have a lot of patterned and plain tapes and sometimes I forget to use them – I’m glad I went through the stash to make these cards this time!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - May

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - May

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - May

These pages are about the time we spent with my brother’s family during the month. I’m really happy with how cohesive this spread looks as a whole – all those greys, pinks and greens, with the circle embellishments to tie everything together! Very pleased to have put my circle punch to good use for these pages.

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - May

This spread is a bit of a mishmash of things that happened through the month!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - May

I made a fair few new garments in May, and also watched a few new-to-me movies, so this page is about all those new things! The journal cards are from an old Becky Higgins mini-kit and they were just perfect for documenting my makes and my thoughts on these movies.

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - May

Documented some meals and family get-togethers in this page – I love that little speech bubble tag (it’s a sticky note that came in an old Studio Calico documenter kit!). The bottom left journal card was printed with the title ‘Count on me’ which didn’t really fit with the stories I was telling on this page, so I covered it over with a label sticker and stamped in a sentiment that made more sense with the page.

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - May

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - May

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - May

I watched a lot of livestreams in May and took some screenshots, so this spread is all about those! I made the filler cards out of patterned paper from my stash and strips of plain white cardstock.

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - May

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - May

This page is all about my friend Christy’s wonderful 30th birthday celebration – so many of my friends have been unable to celebrate their 30th birthdays this year the way they wanted to, but Christy’s original plan was actually able to work out, and it was such a special evening! The photos turned out lovely so I didn’t add too much – just a bit of gold foil washi tape, a label sticker and a bit of stamping, and a lovely gold foil journal card that I’d been saving for something special.

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - May

This page was about my semi-regular walks with Dannii – it’s a nice little habit that we’ve picked up since I started working from home, and I love the extra bit of quality time we get to spend together outdoors!

And that’s it for my May Project Life pages! I did also put together some spreads for my Week in the Life, which happened to be my birthday week, but I’ve decided to share those separately in a few weeks, so stay tuned for that!

Scrapbook layout: Love

I’m continuing to work through my stash of Evelyn photos with another 12×12 layout!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - love

I’ve been hoarding this plastic die-cut for a long time, and to my surprise the curves of the bottom edge matched pretty nicely to the edge of the blanket in the photo! It was the perfect title for my layout.

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - love

It was pretty easy to pick out coordinating papers and find a basic layout that I liked, but it was a lot harder to work out how to embellish my page! I played around with a few things, but finally went with a scatter of wood veneer hearts – I like the way they draw the eyes up to the photo!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - love

The final touch was a few lines of journalling – nothing too long or fancy. I like the way handwritten journalling looks on a page that has a lot of right angles, even if my handwriting isn’t particularly pretty!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - love

All in all, this was a quick and fun layout to put together, and I love the way it turned out! I can’t wait to make more layouts featuring Evelyn’s sweet little smile!

Supplies used:

  • Gold glitter washi tape and black and white patterned card from my stash
  • ‘Sweet smile’ sticker from the Maggie Holmes American Crafts sticker book, purchased from Spotlight
  • All other elements from various past Studio Calico kits

Project Life – April 2020

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.

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - April

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!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - April

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - April

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - April

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.

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - April

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - April

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - April

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!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - April

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - April

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - April

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!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - April

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.

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - April

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!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - April

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!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - April

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - April

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!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - April

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.

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - April

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - April

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!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - April

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!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - April

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!

Scrapbook layout: Oh so sweet

I have a bit of a stash of picture of my little niece Evelyn from the first few months of her life, and I’ve finally started working through them! My first Evelyn layout is a 12×12 page, based off this sketch from the old Studio Calico blog.

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - oh so sweet

I spent some time sorting through my paper scraps stash to find the right patterns to use for the strips, and ended up using mostly pieces from a specific Amy Tangerine paper pad. After I’d picked out the paper strips, it was just a matter of experimenting with different embellishments until I found a combination I liked! The patterned paper strips set the tone and colour palette for everything – all those lovely pastels and warm tones lent themselves well to wood and gold accents.

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - oh so sweet

I mixed different phrase and letter stickers to make the title, and I really like the look of it!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - oh so sweet

I don’t normally use much trim or textural embellishments in my layout, but I had this short piece of pink pom-pom trim and it was just perfect!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - oh so sweet

I love the way the eye is drawn right to the centre and my niece’s peaceful sleeping face. I’m really pleased with how this layout came out – simple, yet oh so pretty!

Supplies used:

  • Paper strips from old Amy Tangerine and Maggie Holmes paper pads, purchased from Spotlight
  • Phrase stickers from the Maggie Holmes American Crafts sticker book, also purchased from Spotlight
  • Floral die-cut from the 1canoe2 ‘Hazelwood’ collection
  • All other elements from various past Studio Calico kits

Project Life – March 2020

Today I’m sharing my March Project Life pages. The main social isolation restrictions came into place about halfway through March here in Queensland, so it was interesting to revisit the photos I’d taken this month and see the way life completely changed in just the space of a couple of weeks!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - March

As always, my title page is made up of my ‘Here & Now’ card and a few favourite photos of my nieces and nephews – I also threw in a photo of my nephew-dog as well. Now more than ever I really appreciate receiving photos of my niblings from my family, since I can’t really see them in person any more!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - March

This spread features time we spent with family and friends before the restrictions started. It was a little bittersweet putting these pages together, remembering how normal it was to go out for a meal at a restaurant or gather together at someone’s house – even just giving my nieces and nephew a cuddle. I’m glad I have these memories documented, though.

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - March

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - March

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - March

Here’s the start of my ‘new normal’ spreads!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - March

This first page is about COVID-19 generally and the transition to working from home. For my own sanity, I tried not to dwell too much on the bad aspects of the situation in this page. I included a couple of the coronavirus-related internet things that made me laugh in the midst of all the uncertainty, and a list card setting out the ’20 minute dance party’ playlist I created for myself to signal the end of my work days and to get me moving my body.

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - March

This page is about the way our interactions with my family have changed as a result of the restrictions – video chats and picking up takeaway food. It’s all very different, but I’m glad we can all still connect and enjoy a meal together somehow!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - March

Our catch-ups with friends are still continuing, but have just moved online, so this spread is about a few of the video hangouts we had with our friends this month. We’ve been playing a lot of Drawful 2, so I’ve been including everyone’s drawings in my spreads. I’ve never really known what to do with these list cards from an old Becky Higgins core kit, but they’re just perfect for listing out our drawings!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - March

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - March

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - March

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - March

Our friends’ monthly dinner has now moved online – I love that we can continue this little tradition, complete with nearly all the things that make these dinners so much fun. I made sure to take a photo of our little video call set-up – we’re having to move things around to make sure we’re comfortable while participating in these kinds of things!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - March

This page is about how our church has adapted to the crisis. The transition from meeting in person to meeting online has actually been pretty smooth. Since there was a lot going on in these photos (screenshots of big Zoom meetings will do that!), I just kept things simple with journal cards from the one kit so it all looked cohesive.

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - March

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - March

Dannii and I have been going on regular walks to get fresh air and a bit of exercise, so I made sure to document those, too. I love all the primary colours on this page – kind of unintentional, but it really works!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - March

This page is about the online shopping I did during March – I bought a fair few things from a bunch of Aussie small businesses I really like, and getting the packages in the mail was definitely a highlight!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - March

My last page for the month just features a few more photos of my nieces and nephew, because I’m missing them and I wanted to see their faces in more of my pages! The top left card is actually a postcard I picked up at the last Finders Keepers market – the colours coordinated with the photos so well, and I just love the colour palette of this entire page.

And that’s it for March! Definitely a strange month, and a strange month to go back and document afterwards. I hope you enjoyed this peek into my 2020 album – stay tuned next month for April’s pages, which will be documenting more of the new normal of my daily life!

Scrapbook layout: Hello, I love you

Sometimes a photo comes along that is so special that you feel compelled to dig through your stash to find those items that you’d been hoarding because they’re too pretty to use. This 12×12 layout features one such photo for me!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - hello, I love you

I was lucky enough to snap this photo of the precious moment when Maddy met her little sister for the very first time, and when I sat down to put it into a layout, I knew I had to use these two gold foil papers that I had been saving for something special! I originally started off by following this sketch on the old Studio Calico blog, but as I moved things around and added different embellishments, it became something a little different.

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - hello, I love you

It took me a while to select the right bits and pieces to embellish the photo. I created the double-layered half-circle by using my Fiskars 1.5 inch circle punch on the edge of a couple of scraps of paper from an old Amy Tangerine collection, and then layered in a few die-cut tags and and one of my favourite chipboard stickers from past Studio Calico documenter kits.

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - hello, I love you

These embellishments are all from the 1canoe2 ‘Hazelwood’ collection – I’d been saving that chipboard globe for a while wondering what to do with it, and it ended up being perfect for this layout!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - hello, I love you

I love how this layout turned out, and I’m so happy I was able to use some of my favourite papers and embellishments with one of my favourite ever photos!

Supplies used:

  • Gold foil paper and vellum from past Studio Calico scrapbook kits
  • Amy Tangerine paper and gold foil washi tape from my stash
  • 12×12 paper from the 1canoe2 ‘Twilight’ paper pad, purchased from Spotlight
  • Die-cut tags and chipboard circle sticker from various past Studio Calico documenter kits
  • Die-cut flowers and leaves and chipboard globe sticker from the 1canoe2 ‘Hazelwood’ collection, purchased from Spotlight

Project Life – February 2020

It’s been a very strange past four weeks, hasn’t it? I hope you’ve all been kind to yourselves and the people around you in these trying times.

One good thing about all the time indoors is that there’s plenty of opportunities to work on my hobbies. I’m planning to keep up my monthly Project Life pages, but I expect the next couple of months’ worth of spreads will document very different things to what was in my 2019 album!

Today, I’m sharing my February pages – and it was kind of nice to go back and document these memories from back when meeting up in person with my friends and family was a normal occurrence!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - February

I’m really pleased with my title page for this month – it just so happened that my favourite photos of my nieces and nephew lent themselves really easily to a cohesive colour palette! I love it when things work out like that.

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - February

For this spread, I played around with white space and circles, and I like how each page is quite different but still look good together.

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - February

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - February

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - February

This spread was all about Maddy’s 4th birthday party, which was a very fun afternoon! Because there was so much going on the pictures, I kept the journalling and filler cards fairly simple, and recorded some favourite memories in dot points.

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - February

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - February

The centre card is covered in the little gems and stickers that Maddy used on my ‘manicure’ – I kept them on until I got home, and then stuck them down on a 3×4 index card to include in the spread. I’m glad I was able to incorporate some of that ephemera!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - February

We’re still taking Roscoe for weekly walks, and I documented them in this spread. Roscoe walks often turn into quality time with my nieces, which I love. February was a particularly special month as Maddy was very keen to do my make-up, and she also decided to come walk with us alone for the first time!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - February

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - February

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - February

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - February

Maddy started school in February! We weren’t there for the big first day, but I had to include a whole page documenting the momentous occasion anyway. I had a few school-related embellishments and stickers from old Messy Box and Studio Calico kits, which I finally was able to put to good use!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - February

This page features some fun times we had with friends over the month, largely revolving around food! To bring the page together, I used the same skinny washi tapes to accent both the journal cards. Love a simple stripe accent!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2020 - February

My last page for the month is all about the sewing projects I completed in February: two lovely Bellbird blouses! I often forget to document my sewing projects in my Project Life album because I document them separately on this blog, but this time I decided to make a feature of it in my pages. I will definitely try to make this a regular thing from now on!

And that’s it for February! I hope you enjoyed this peek into my 2020 album – stay tuned next month for my March spreads, which I expect will look pretty different from the past two months’ pages. Stay safe and look after each other!