Hey there, this is Jamaica.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve gotten off to a very slow start with my scrapbook this year. It’s the middle of February and most of my pages are are only half done. Some spreads have photos, a few have ticket stubs and business cards tucked in, and there are some quickly scribbled notes here and there but almost all have empty pockets.
This year, it seems like my pages are either very neutral or over-the-top colorful. Eternal Sunshine’s mix of colors and neutrals fit in perfectly. My new favorite gray patterned paper is tucked behind the business card and the Optimist journal card is funny (I think) paired with my nephew’s wish for a sister.
Not only is this journaling card the perfect shade of taupey-grey but the scale of the pattern is just large enough to make it interesting without the pattern overwhelming the page. The tag is doing twice the work here, holding down the ticket stub and as a little journaling spot. Using an exacto knife and ruler, I carefully cut along the edge of the tab, going about 1/4″ along the sides, so that I could lift it up and tuck my movie stub under the edge.
And then lo and behold, Valentine’s week is brimming with color. While I loved the high contrast black and white XOXO journaling cards I didn’t want them to dominate the spread. So, I used them as patterned paper behind this year’s Valentine’s Day card (which I cut in half and stapled atop two journaling card). I love how the black and white pops out from behind the undies.
And just like that, I wrapped up almost a month’s worth of pages. You can do it too!