Today I'm sharing how I told the story of May in my 2020 Project Life album.
For this month I included four, 6x12 pages as inserts. I love going larger with my photos when possible and I continue to love this size as an insert.
I didn't take a whole lot of photos in May. I did participate in and complete a Week In The Life project so I didn't repeat most of those images within my PL album. I also often find that it's pretty normal for me to take less photos during the month when I work on Week In The Life because I often take so many during that project itself.
Here's a look at how I told the story of May 2020:
For embellishments this time I stamped "May looked like this" using a few different ink colors on white cardstock (stamp was included with the May Stories By The Month kit - available digitally), punched it with a 1.5 inch circle punch, attached it to each photo with a Tiny Attacher, and then found a circle chipboard to add on top from my stash.
For journaling I did a couple things. First, I used the "Thankful for..." cards from the May Stories By The Month kit. Second, I added text onto my 6x12 canvases in Photoshop before printing those enlargements. I love the combination of both handwritten journaling and typed storytelling.
I knew I wanted to use the "May was" 4x6 card so I looked back through my stash of Story Kit acrylic words and decided that "home" made a whole lot of sense for what life looked like for us in 2020. I also stamped "the hard part" and "the easy part" onto that 4x6 card.
I created some custom "may the fourth be with you" word art for one of my inserts. I paired that with a photo and my Instagram caption from our May 4th celebration.
Two additional photo enlargements were inserted into the center of this story. First is a photo of Simon in his cap + gown (he was so, so excited). The second photo enlargement was one of me power washing our driveway (a job I actually enjoy).
And man I love dumping out my box of chipboard to see what I can find.
The final insert/enlarment I added was a photo of me and the girls on a bike ride. I added text from my Instagram post and then added a pleather square on top (those are an Add On for the Roam Story Kit).
On the last page of the spread I continued with adding the stamped circle along with a chipboard circle onto my photos.
Here's a look at how this all came together via video:
- 9x12 Album (currently available)
- 9x12 Page Protector
- 6x12 Page Protector
- May Stories By The Month™ Kit (digital version available)
- Avery Index Tab
- Staz On Ink
- Epson PictureMate PM400 Printer (for 5x7 and smaller)
- Epson Expression XP15000 Printer
- 1.5 Inch Circle Punch
- INKS: Rose Garden (pink), Honeyman (yellow), Olympia (teal), Pendleton (red)
- Circle Stamping Block
- Tiny Attacher Stapler
- Chipboard from past kits
- Pleather Square (Roam Add On)