Last week I shared a post about starting fresh on scrapbooking, and I mentioned in that post that I won a subscription to Simple Scrapper. Today, I wanted to share the layout I submitted that won me the subscription. I submitted this one-page pocket page layout for the October Story Starter Challenge. The subject of the challenge was "Inside Me," and the goal was to create a page about that subject, using the discovery tool provided by Simple Scrapper. I decided to play along with this challenge because I had been
following stalking Simple Scrapper's blog for a while and REALLY REALLY wanted a chance to check out their membership. So why not give it a shot?
I must admit that I struggled a bit when starting with the discovery tool. The printable is amazing and created very well, but this is such a new approach for me that I am not used to. I don't think I've ever thought about scrapbooking as much as I do now! I'm not naturally an organized person or someone that "plans," but I have been doing so much more of that lately. (It really is CRAZY to me that anyone can be an organized person if they really just try!) Anywho, so I wrote out all the subjects I might want to scrapbook about and came up with the subject of self-love.
I very openly share here on my blog that I struggle with anxiety. Last year, it was a HUGE PART of my life. This year, I really have been learning to manage it, but I also developed digestive issues this year that not only kicked up my anxiety, but made eating anything, in general, very difficult (more on that another day). So, I wanted to create this layout both as a reminder and a celebration of how far I have come with taking care of myself and putting myself first!
For this layout, I used the amazing, super rad True Stories collection by Shimelle. I loved this collection from the moment I saw it. (She perfectly described it on a podcast when she said when she thinks of everyday life, she thinks of "rocket ships and coffee"). I also used some of my Freckled Fawn embellies. These little bits are so cute and awesome and so perfect for pocket pages! (AND...a reminder that I will be giving away some Freckled Fawn goodies later this month...so stay tuned!)
I very much love this layout and was so excited when I won the 3-month membership to Simple Scrapper. I'm being truly honest when I say that I'm already loving it sooo much. It focuses so much more on intentional memory-keeping, which is so important to me at the moment.