This is Gia in the Art Studio and today I am sharing some thoughts that stemmed from my "word" of the year: Simplify. This is not just about scrapbooking. This is about living a fuller, more authentic life. What are some of the ways I have embraced the simple life? Smaller house; bigger home. Less technology-more nature. Less focus on stuff, more focus on people. Isn't that why we scrapbook? To document our real life with the people we love? Saving money and being more productive as a by product of a simpler way of doing things is just icing on the cake (made from scratch of course!)
Here are some of the ways I have used some of the contents of kits that didn't make it in to my bigger projects in past months, such as a heart shaped doily, some flair and wood veneers, an arrow shaped paper clip, and some silver glitter Heidi Swapp word stickers.
The stamp set you see here is from Aha Arts. I still have to add some journaling on this last layout, but you get the idea. I was able to get two more two page layouts for my 2014 Project Lau Family Album using only four commercially printed cards paired with embellishments and basic supplies from my studio. One of my hesitations about starting to scrapbook with pocket page protectors was that I would "miss out" on my creative outlet. I love the fact that having so many options to mix and match not only stretches my supplies, but my imagination as well. And I am able to express myself in a way that is "all me" in my album.
So, here is the take home message I hope you will get from this post:
Have a wonderful, relaxing, and simple Sunday! Stop by the forum if you have a chance- we're awfully chatty! If you haven't yet stocked up on Simple Stories new lines, we have them in our shop. We are super excited that the Simple Stories DIY collection will be shipping in another week!