September Lessons | A Scrapbook Layout

Better late than never.

September was all about lessons for me as I was taking the class Learn Something New Every Day from Shimelle. I hoped to get this layout up on Thursday but my week got turned upside down when I found out about a few job openings that might work for me. Re-doing your resume and cover letter to fit every single job opening takes so much more time than you think it will. Add that to volunteer work, networking, errands, chores…and suddenly it is Saturday.

I finally finished a layout last night that has been on my table all week. In the class, most people create a mini album with the lesson for each day. I knew I couldn’t make that commitment, but I did take time every day to write in a journal. It turned out to be the right thing at the right time as I have struggled to put the pieces of my life and career back together. The puzzle has morphed and nothing fits the way it used to. I’m trying to figure out what that means for my future.

Journaling every day in September helped me work through some of these things, so I wanted to create a layout for my album to commemorate a few of my own lessons from class and to remind me not to give up, not to panic, but to keep moving forward.

This layout was inspired by this page from Wilna at Two Peas. I loved the notebook edge and thought that was perfect for lessons that came out of my journal. I used a shadow instagram photo I had taken this summer that I also felt fit the mood of my page. The butterflies are symbolic too, of change.

I have to admit that I was a bit nervous about stamping directly on the background and writing on the page. I like to include my own handwriting and since this page was so personal, I was going to hand write. But my handwriting printing isn’t pretty and trying to add flair with bigger print was a fail. But no one else will see that or care, so I’m letting it go. At least I stopped myself from crossing out the extra “e” on the 9/8/12 entry. Mistakes happen!

Other: Jenni Bowlin Label punch, Autumn Leaves quote stamp

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. I’ll be back on Tuesday with a an entry for a blog hop. See you then!

15 Comments

  1. That shadow portrait works really well with your lessons page. I’m praying the perfect job will come along for you soon!

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  2. tammy that photo is so cool!! i love this look! great job

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  3. I love your photo and layout. I am sending you good thoughts in hopes things work out. We were on a downhill struggle for 4 years until my husband accepted a new job in Massachusetts. Of course, my daughter graduated from Oklahoma with no job, is with us and still looking. She is so sad and depressed. I can so relate.

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  4. Love this page, the drawn lines for the journaling look great. I made a mini album for LSNED but then had no time to fill it – I’ve written my lessons down and printed the photos so hopefully I’ll catch up at some point! x

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  5. Tammy – I love this page, Tammy! And I love the photo you used, too.
    I have been thinking about keeping a daily journal again. I think it would be good to have a place to write things down just for me πŸ™‚

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  6. Very pretty layout!! Love the butterflies!!

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  7. This is such a great, personal page.
    I love that you did your own handwriting on here.
    Beautiful paper on the side, and great photo.

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  8. Great layout!!! I didn’t even notice the extra “e” πŸ™‚

    I like the loopy paper is that a punch or paper?

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  9. I love how you included the quotes from your journal, such a cool idea!

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  10. Everything goes so perfectly together and I love the white-on-white and the great stitching too!

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  11. What a pretty layout. I really liked the way you added the lessons on to your layout. I hope one of the jobs works out for you. I hate fixing my resume for specific jobs because it is so time consuming!

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  12. I love your take on the class! Sending hugs your way πŸ™‚

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  13. Great take on LSNED! The layout turned out so well..

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  14. Great page! I love your tone-on-tone layering and all the journaling spots.

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  15. Oh what a great way to document that. Such a pretty page!

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