I am super glad I won this little book from Jamaica. I doubt I would have made any kind of memory book this past month if I hadn't been so inspired to use it. And I'm really happy with how this is turning out. The kids love it too! Anytime I take it out to work on it, they want to flip through the pages and talk about the photos. That's truly gratifying.
The materials I used are pretty basic: minibook from Jamaica, screenprinted papers from Tina at Life Love Paper (side note: my first order from her shop appeared to go missing at the Anchorage post office, so she kindly sent me a whole new set for free... and then the original package showed up the same day. Silly post office!), a few gold glittery sheets of scrapbook paper I picked up at Paper Source, random other papers I had on hand, and those ubiquitous washi tapes from Target. Oh, plus sheets of gold vinyl letters I buy from a local art shop (I think they're meant for labeling mailboxes and stuff but I love them on art projects) and text typed out on my old typewriter.
Here are a ton of photos:
The recurring themes for the month seem to be: cookies, church, wine, and cute little kids. And that sums up my life for the past few weeks pretty accurately.