Hello there! I am so excited you're joining us for my annual blog series, 31 Pages in 31 Days! Every year I take the month of August to do "immersion" scrapbooking--you know, where you get everything out and make a giant mess, but it's got an end date in sight?--and get a ton of pages done. I've done this for years now and it's the only way I personally manage to scrapbook any more. Just the way life goes!
If you want to play along, I've set up a fun Facebook challenge group, where I'll be posting some free resources, doing some giveaways and you can share your own pages to inspire each other on the journey. Join here!
The "rules" are to complete at least one page or layout per day, and try to wind up with 31 pages total in August. You'll be seeing pages from my personal challenge as well as layouts I created for Scrapbooking Summer School, which is also going on this month! Whew!
Song of My Heart Stampers is a BUSY place to be in August. I hope you'll join us and play along or pin the ideas for later!
Ok--let's get down to business! Here's our very inspiration page for Day One, a fun twist on a "filmstrip" layout.
Just looking at this layout makes you happy! There is nothing like a rainbow against crisp white clouds. Ours is made up of primary color photo boxes. You can use all of them, or leave some empty, depending on your needs. There's plenty of space for journalling (maybe in a cloud shape?) up on the left hand area, and you could squeeze in some smaller circle-punch size photos next to the clouds as well.
PRO TIP: Each of my photo squares is stamped with a different birthday-ish motif. I used Birthday Backgrounds and stamped tone-on-tone so it wasn't too busy. When your colors are bold, and your layout is bold, keep the patterned stuff mild or it will compete.
The spatter stamp from that set made great little rain drops, too! I mixed in rhinestones with mine, because BLING.
To get the perfect angle so my entire rainbow fit, I used a ruler to pencil a very faint line from the bottom left corner of the left hand page up to the four inch mark on the right hand side. Then use the ruler to continue the line across the right hand page.
Want to recreate this page at home? Here's the colors I used:
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I'm trying a new thing this year--instead of trying to do all 31 posts PLUS my regular blogging on top of things, worrying that I'm going to lose my cardmakers' interest--I'm going to include a card inspired by the page whenever possible. I'm excited to do this challenge-on-top-of-a-challenge and I hope it will help those of you who don't scrapbook not feel left out this month!
Leave a comment if you are a cardmaker-only and appreciate the inclusion of cards with the page posts. Thanks!
See you tomorrow for Day Two of 31 Pages in 31 days!
I'm a cardmaker who follows your blog. I really, really appreciate you making a coordinating card. In the past, I just waited for Aug to be finished to come back to following your blog. I really like your ideas. I used to scrapbook and sometimes save your examples for when I get back into it. I like today's scrapbook layout!
Posted by: Gale S. | 08/01/2019 at 08:37 AM
Thanks for adding the card element. Great inspiration!
Posted by: Janis Drury | 08/01/2019 at 01:58 PM
I have always loved your 31 pages in 31 days, but I really love that you are mixing cards in with them!!!
Posted by: Dina Lanzendorf | 08/01/2019 at 09:43 PM
I like both the scrapbook ideas and also the cards :)
Posted by: Barb Pohl | 08/02/2019 at 01:39 PM
Love both the layout & the card
Posted by: Joni | 08/02/2019 at 03:02 PM
My packet arrived on Saturday and I did a happy dance! My husband witnessed it,. Its a shame that he doesn't understand! LOL!
Posted by: Lisa Padgett | 08/04/2019 at 07:06 AM
Only do cards, so I appreciate the inclusion of cards.
Posted by: Annie | 08/04/2019 at 07:09 AM
Please enter me into your drawing! I pinned some of your ideas to Pinterest! Cute stuff
Posted by: Laura France | 08/04/2019 at 03:39 PM
WOW! What a fun new trendy twist on filmstrip!!! I am new to your blog and LUV scrapbooking and card making!!! I can't wait to tune in ALL month!
Posted by: Chrissie Kesler | 08/06/2019 at 05:41 PM
Love these scrapbook ideas.
Posted by: Ann Frizzell | 08/13/2019 at 05:58 PM