Shine Like the Stars

Happy Monday! Have you tried memory keeping using a smaller format? I’ve been a traditional 12 x 12 scrapper for years but as I started seeing some of the smaller format notebooks I became interested in trying them out. The Journey notebooks are spectacular for this purpose! I love the amazing array of inserts and covers to chose from, it’s hard to pick just one! Today I am using our Color Washed Journey book insert and the Stargazer collection of stickers, paper and washi tape on my project.

Supplies Used: Color washed Journey notebook insert; Stargazer Night Sky & Galaxy Foil Paper; Stargazer Shine Bright & Dream Big cardstock Stickers; Stargazer washi tape set; Celestial & Stargazer Faux enamel stickers.

I had 3 photos I wanted to use on this layout chosen because my friend, her daughter, her daughter’s friend and myself participated in a 5K walk last month and the girls’ shirts perfectly matched the Stargazer collection! I loved all of the Stargazer stickers so much I wanted to use the second page as just a fun mix of stickers and my title so I ended up making a fold out flap to “hide” and “house” my other 2 photos. Here is a close up of this:

I took a 6.25 inch x 2.5 inch piece of Stargazer Galaxy Foil paper and folded it in half so that I could mount two pictures inside and one picture on the front. I added some of the narrow washi tape to the inside edges to jazz it up and then added a faux enamel sticker to the top right corner of the third picture. I used one of the faux enamel stickers from the Stargazer collection as my little “handle” so I can open and close the flap. I backed that sticker where it was still showing with white cardstock so it wouldn’t be sticky and stick to my project! Here is a close up of my “handle”:

I hope this inspires you to try memory keeping on a smaller format! I know once you try it you will love it as much as I do! Happy creating!