Way back in the day I collected baseball cards and even sold sports card supplies for the family business. A few weeks ago, I did some searching for odd-sized pocket page protectors; I knew there were configurations in the 8.5×11 size that scrapbookers hadn’t considered.
I wasn’t sure I would find anything inspiring, but I wanted to look. I was pleasantly surprised, however, to find that pocket page protectors for coins have 2 inch by 2 inch slots. And what else is often 2×2?
Last week I wrote about how I prepare my Instagram photos for printing. This post is about what I am doing with some of those images.
This year I am participating in the Take Twelve Project with Ella Publishing. On the 12th day of each month, I’m snapping twelve photos that document my life, right now. I think I might even skip Week in the Life this year because this project will capture a lot of those little bits of our days in the year 2012.
I’m using my iPhone and the Instagram app because I like how the vintage filters help celebrate the smallness of life. There is something about retro-style photo processing that can elevate the most mundane image to something truly special.
I also appreciate the ease of sharing my images via Instagram, taking just a fraction of the time for uploading the same image via the HootSuite app.
I didn’t want to just include my images by themselves in a page protector, but I also didn’t see the need for a ton of journaling. I wanted to scrap them in an easy and fun way that told its own story.
I found a selection of coordinating papers from my stash and trimmed them to 2×2. I then used just a few embellishments to add some dimension and tell more of the story. Though I am not participating in Project Life, the wealth of inspiration for modular, smaller-scale scrapbooking was certainly an influence on my creative choices.
The goal of the 2012 Take Twelve Project is to take 12 photos on the 12th day of each month for a full 12 months—and scrapbook them! You can join in the fun any month of the year. Get the scoop at ellapublishing.com/taketwelve.