Everyday Stories | Amy Challis

Hey everyone, Amy here and this week I’m sharing some pocket pages I created using the May 2016 Paper, Project Life and Embellishment Hip Kits.

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When I swapped to 6×8 at the start of this year, I decided to record monthly highlights and events rather than weekly layouts. However, I still love to include some photographs of everyday life as although these moments seem ordinary now, I think they’ll be the most interesting things to look back on one day. Pictures of the way our house looks, current hobbies and projects, the clothes we wear, ‘new’ technology… That’s the second thing (after photographs of family and friends) that I most enjoy looking at when sifting through old photo albums. It’s amazing to see how much life changes in such as short space of time!

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To create these pages, I used a combination of Project Life cards and papers cut down to 3×4 size. As I’m towards the end of my kits now, I kept my embellishments to a minimum using some of the last Exclusive May puffy stickers and ephemera pieces I had, as well as a couple of Chipboard Frames from Simple Stories.

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I’m a big fan of the Jillibean Soup Wood Veneer that was included in the Embellishment kit for May. I chose the phrase ‘capture life’ as that’s exactly what these pages do. They aren’t ‘day in the life’ spreads, as the photos were taken over a number of weeks, but they have the same feel to them as they capture snippets of life from my point of view – kind of like a summery of my month through my eyes.

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My four themes for these pages were: dog walks, out and about, a current project and at home. I take so many snapshots throughout the month, I find it helps to stick with themes when deciding which pictures to print and include. The quote in the floral frame reads ‘Create a vision that makes you want to get out of bed in the morning.’ That’s a thought I’ve been carrying around with me this month when I feel sluggish and unmotivated. To me it means that I need to create the life that I want – then document it, of course!

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I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing how I document the everyday. Happy scrapping!

Amy Challis