Have you decided how you will be documenting 2020? Your story is important and it’s worth documenting! Every year I consider how I want to record the year – big things, little things and every day things. Some years it changes and some years, what I did the previous year has worked, and I continue on with it.
There are so many different options out there for documenting your life and you don’t have to be a scrapbooker to do many of them.
- Keeping a journal
- Daily gratitude
- Digital scrapbooking
- Travelers Notebook
- Traditional scrapbooking
- Pocket page scrapbooking
I’m sure there are others that I’m forgetting. But the point is life passes you by and it’s easy to forget. Pick a way to document 2020 and record your thoughts, feelings, comings and goings. My biggest regret is that I didn’t start documenting my life until I had kids. There are so many things that I’ve forgotten.
I think that’s why I’m so passionate about scrapbooking and documenting life. My kids may not be interested in documenting their story right now so I’m doing it for them. My hope is that one day they will look back and be grateful that I took the time to do this and that their kids will enjoy learning more about their parents and grandparents.
How I’m Documenting 2020
This is a year of change for how I will be documenting the everyday. Last year I used a 6″ x 8″ album with pocket pages and it worked really well. I thoroughly enjoyed that format and can see myself going back to it sometime. However, this year, I decided that I needed to simplify things.
I’ve decided to try a travellers notebook style of documenting using the scrapbook inserts from Freckled Fawn. These will fit perfectly in the Websters Pages TN that Stampin’ Up! sent us with our travel documents for the Greece incentive trip.
In order to simplify I plan on documenting 1 photo or story for each week of the year so that I end up with 52 stories or memories. One story a week should be pretty manageable, especially in this size/format. I will still document larger events in our 12×12 album because those events will likely have many more photos than can be accommodated in this format.
BUT I also did give myself a little challenge. My challenge is to use leftover kits, die cut shapes, scraps, stickers etc. to create my layouts. The base of the page can be from a solid piece of Cardstock or dsp but the rest should be from my boxes of bits & pieces.
My title page is the perfect example. I used some new paper that will be available as a Sale-a-Bration offering beginning Jan. 3rd, 2020. But then pretty much everything else is scraps. The yellow pieces were all cut from a leftover card from the December 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit – that never got assembled:| The heart was cut from where the calendar is and just flipped over so you can’t see the calendar. The scallop border was from my scrap bin, as was the vellum strip.
I’d love to hear how you plan on documenting your year!
Happy New Year!
In addition to the supplies below I also used the following:
- Die Cutting Machine
- Title Builder Stamp Set – Elle’s Studio
- Pieces from the December 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit