I wanted to share what I've been doing with a good chunk of my July2012 kit: Summer Camp! Every summer we visit my family back home. (I'm originally from a used to be small town near Houston, TX) Every. Single. Time. we visit, I pack a huge back of crafty things to work on. Every. Single. Time. we visit, I don't use any of it.
THIS TIME, before we left for our adventure, I made a mini album ONLY using papers from the July2012 kit and some chipboard for ruggedness for my base. That along with embellishments from this month's kit and a few from past kits made my mini album super easy to piece together and ready for the road!
How about a few photos???
THE COVER: chipboard covered in a brown paint. a few misc buttons, ribbon i've been hording FOREVER and some simple washi tape create a front that is simple yet appealing (at least to me...) then a simple sticker from this month's sticker sheet along with my handwriting make for a very simple, but clear
On the 1st page there is a little flap for journaling, which i did before we took off. I'll admit i was totally freaked out about flying and being away from home/our stuff with a 5 month old. BABIES HAVE TOO MUCH STUFF!!
Flip the page again and I've journaled straight onto the cardstock about our flight, which ended up being not so bad.YAY!
Also, after I was done making the base of my album, i used my "scraps" and made myself a few perfectly coordinated, ready to use die cuts to pack along with the rest of my journaling supplies! This is one of the embellishments you see to the right!
The next couple pages used a easy trick to make a simple pocket page for my mini album (tutorial incoming!) and a few left over pieces to embellish. Once I get home and our photos printed, this (and others through out the journal) will make a great place to stash the overflow. (I'm an eager photo-taker as well as photo-printer)
The album has many more pages and I have a bit more work to do in it, but premaking the base of my album certainly maked crafting on the go easier and more feasible. (newsflash, right?) But having a kit with most of the goodies already assembled and coordinated for me made my very little time very efficient!
As we get busier as a family and as individually, my time becomes so much more valuable to me. Having monthly kits from The Sampler makes my crafting not only possible, but FABULOUS!
Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer and I'll be back soon with the rest of my album!