Hi Glitz fans! Stephanie here with you today to share a glimpse at what our summer has been like! It’s been a busy one, for sure, but it’s been so incredibly nice and relaxing! I have definitely slacked on my photos the past few months and have relied mostly on my iPhone and Instagram to capture our daily life. These pictures, although not perfect, tell our summer story and I knew having them on a layout would be the perfect way to record these memories!
My favorite part of Instagram is definitely the square photos. I incorporate lots of Instagram photos into my Project Life album and thought it would be fun to take some inspiration from a divided page protector and create a layout.
One of my favorite page protectors for Project Life has sixteen 3×3 inch pockets, so with that design in mind, I printed out my Instagram photos at 3×3 and then trimmed down a few papers from the Brightside Paper Pad to 3 inches.
I randomly laid them out on my page trying to equally balance out the colors and patterns of the papers.
My next step was to sew each paper into place on my background. I simply sewed right down the middle of each page to adhere it to my paper. By sewing down the middle, this allowed me to curl up my edges and add a little texture to my page.
Next, I added in six 3×3 inch photos from our Summer using pop dots. Pop dots can add a lot of dimension to a page by creating slight shadows. I love how they make a simple page look two dimensional!
The last step was to add in a few embellishments, a title and some journaling. The Brightside Accent & Title stickers have the best sayings and are so versatile with any type of theme! Since this page is all about our daily life, the “enjoy the little things” sticker popped right out at me from the beginning and went perfectly with our everyday photos!
I used vellum for my journaling, as well as a backing for my title “SUMMER” and sewed each one into place on it’s own little card.
These suggestions and ideas could easily be adapted to a Project Life album and larger photos and I hope I have inspired you to document some of your everyday memories!! I know I’m so glad some of favorite summer photos are preserved!
Glitz Design “Brightside” 6×6 Paper Pad
Glitz Design “Brightside” Alpha & Title Stickers
Glitz Design “77″ Epoxy Stickers
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” Giant Rhinestones
Other: white card stock, vellum, sewing machine
Thanks for checking out today’s Day to Day post all about Stephanie’s summer so far! Be sure to let us know what you think before heading on with your day…one comment from the entire month wins a Felicity prize package!
Have a happy Tuesday!