One week later and I’m still interested in this project! I’m taking that as a sign to keep going! Here’s what I’ve got so far:
All of my completed spreads laid out together. Each spread gets a journaling page on patterned paper and a photo mounted on recycled envelopes. I always try to repurpose envelopes in some form, whether it be for grocery lists, to-do lists, or scrapbook related projects. They’re just too cool to put in the recycling bin!
Last weekend I decided I needed one of those Dymo Embossed Label Makers, so I picked one up from Wal Mart for only 10 bucks. I realize it might be a dated trend, but it’s so much fun to use that I don’t even care! I really want to get some white tape, even though I’m not sure such a thing exists. Might need to do some Amazon-ing…
Lately I’ve been trying to get back into incorporating everyday/found materials in my creations, such as envelopes and cardboard. I feel like my personal layouts and projects have gotten to be too mainstream and product-driven (might have something to do with what my job entails), that sometimes it’s fun to take a step back and look at all things as potential art supplies. Right now I’m envisioning turning paper shopping bags (especially those from Starbucks or Trader Joe’s) into a minibook or layout. That’s way more exciting to me than using the same product that everyone else is using (although I’m not about to give up new product!). I love these creative evolutions; it makes life feel fresh and fun!