This page in my album documents just one evening in my life. St. Louis held its “Uncorked” celebration the first week of June this year and my friends and I decided to check it out. We hung out at the newly reopened, and remodeled, Keiner Plaza, and ate food, chatted, and got some free stuff. At the end of the evening we were treated to a free concert from Ryan Cabrera and Gavin DeGraw (By the way, if you’ve never seen Gavin DeGraw live and get the chance to, do it! He does not disappoint.). My photos were pretty vibrant so I decided to use some bright cards and embellishments to make it really fun and summery. Most of the cards I used were from The Story flat pack from Feed Your Craft. I also used one of the “flat flair” embellishments from this set too, and I used a stamped round label from Kelly Purkey to make it stand out more on the photo. The striped 4 by 6 card is a cut down paper from the Crate Paper Oasis 6 by 6 paper pad. I just love this collection so much!
I had so much fun this evening and I really enjoyed making this layout! I’m definitely excited for upcoming summer adventures!
Let’s talk about my scrapbook.
I started scrapbooking last year using the Project Life style of memory keeping. Generally speaking, Project Life is done in a week by week format. However, what has worked best for me is documenting in a monthly fashion highlighting the bigger events that have occurred (although the way June and July are looking, you may see weekly spreads from me coming up). This month I had quite a few “random moment” photos and I needed to go a bit bigger than just one spread. That’s when cutting down one of my older 12 x 12 page protectors to 6 x 12 came in.
Several of the photos had been edited already because they were posted to my instagram, so they were bright and vibrant. I got to use a couple of my favorite newer paper collections, Crate Paper Oasis and Amy Tangerine On a Whim. I also used bits and pieces from Studio Calico documenter kits. I played with the stamp set that came with the May Studio Calico kit and I love how they look as flat embellishments on some of the photos.
All in all, this layout is fun, bright, and me. I’m hoping to keep this style going throughout the summer.
I’m just a midwestern girl living in a modern world. In case you aren’t too familiar with musicals, Thoroughly Modern Emily is a take on the 1960s musical Thoroughly Modern Millie. Throughout this blog you’ll get glimpses of my life through some of my favorite things including scrapbooking, travel, fashion, and decor, plus everything in between. Hope you stick around for the journey!