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Starting My New Commonplace Book

Further to my last post, I've made a few pages to start off my new 5x8 commonplace book project for 2019.

I'm planning for this book to be a mix of 'scrabook-ey' pages (where I can use my digital kits and include photos+journaling+embellishments) and very simple photos, lists, words, song lyrics, movie posters etc.

The left is a page about Zara's bedroom makeover (using More Or Less digital elements from Paislee Press). I have recently bought a bunch of my older digital scrapbooking kits into Lightroom and I'm enjoying using them again. This kit is from 2015 but isn't dated at all (which is why I love Paislee Press so much). The other side also uses Paislee Press elements on top of a photo.

This spread about the burger truck we like to visit uses elements from the One Little Bird Hangry kit. I love elements that have a place to journal and add the date.

I've used the new Joy Story Kit from Ali Edwards on the left. The right is just a photo I took at a concert last week with a few word strips.

When I have an idea for a new project, it really helps me just to get in, make a few layouts and see how it looks together and how I enjoy the process. These simple types of pages are really my favourite - to look at and to work on. So far, so good.

Note: These are digital pages (made in Photoshop Elements) which I will save up over the year and have printed at Blurb as a 5x8 tradebook/photobook (rather than print at home and put in a binder).

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