I created this fun layout last weekend and couldn’t wait to share it!
I’ve been finding ways to scrapbook some of my ephemera lately. Project Life is where these kinds of bits and pieces go now, but I have years of saved treasures that I still want to scrapbook in some way. I finally did something with all those movie tickets. And now, a few weeks ago, I was seeing some different layouts with envelopes and pockets pop up in the online galleries.
I loved this page from Jill Sprott for 2Peas — which is what inspired my layout — but I also loved this page from Ashli (aka soapHOUSE mama). Both examples used the love note idea as it was right around Valentine’s day, but I went in an entirely different direction.
I thought it would be fun to add random bits and pieces to all the pockets. Post cards. Airline tickets. A hotel key card. A romance card from a makeup collection. An insert from a DVD. Tags from new handbags. All random. All pulled from my 2008 ephemera folders. Things that I probably could have included on other layouts from 2008, but just never got around to doing it.
There’s nothing super special here. There’s nothing that really needed a long explanation. It’s just a hodge podge of things that I didn’t throw away. I included my journaling under the folder flap that my title sits on. I talked about how I would have loved to come across a collection of things like this saved from my grandmother from the 50′s or from my own mother from the 70′s. Just a little slice of life.
And now that this layout is complete, I plan to weed out my collection of stuff. Once it gets on a page, I don’t generally feel a pressing need to keep saving stuff from the same year. Unless I have a specific need and layout in mind, what’s left over will hit the recycle bin!
Are you good at saving and scrapbooking bits of ephemera and actually using them?
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