I love the miracle of the internet. I am always learning new things, finding new people, and buying new supplies. I love when one person I follow leads me to someone new. Sometimes I fall into a rabbit hole of discovering new people and loving what they’re working on.
Today I’m sharing a new website (and community!) that I’m super excited about…LittlePaperProjects! This site was created by the ladies who hosted the recent #MySelfieScrapbook project, Jen and Julie. Their site is beautiful, and I can tell they have big ideas coming ahead.
The first project they’re starting with is the #LittleSummerJOY project. This looks like so much fun, and I’m going to give it a go! Julie and Jen are encouraging everyone to document their summer very simply. No fancy products. No kits. Just photos and stories. Surely, I can do that. Right?!
Here are some of the supplies I want to use. I am loving this new Dear Lizzy line, Fine and Dandy, and I’m dying to break into it! I also have a few Ali Edwards Story Kits and Stamps that will be perfect for summer and traveling. So much of what she creates is great for any time of year and for many different topics.
I chose a small notebook for journaling that will be easy to carry along throughout the summer. I really want to dig into my stash for this whole project. I know I have everything I need to create this from start to finish. No need to purchase a thing. It will feel good to use up some of my stuff. Ya know?
Originally I was thinking of making a 4×6 album like this one because it doesn’t get any easier than this. I may still do this. In my heart I know it’s the best recipe for success for me.
My brain, on the other hand, likes to see my photos much bigger, and have options for adding in a variety of sizes of journaling and supporting photos…so I’d love to make a 6×8 album. That idea, however, requires me to put more effort into making the album after the fact, rather than as I go along on my travels. I know from past experience that process greatly reduces the likelihood of completing the album. There’s nothing I’d love more than to have a finished album of my summer.
As a mom, I am always tempted to document our summer. The experiences of our family. I will document our family vacation, for sure. Currently, though, my girls are at sleep away camp for the rest of summer. My son will be going to baseball camp next week for a few weeks. I’m excited to have my own adventures with Ross, so I’ve decided this little album is going to be about MY summer joy.
I had fun starting off by making myself a little summer manifesto. Some of these things are things I need to work on (hello time spent online). Some things are easy, fun, joyful activities. I’m so excited to see what the next bunch of weeks will hold.
Have you ever made a summer manifesto? Are you documenting your summer in a special way? Let us know in the comments!