I have been working on a special project for my 40th birthday coming up in November. The “40 Selfies before 40” album was inspired because mothers are the least person photographed. I have realized that I haven’t been in front of the camera a lot this year and with my 40th birthday approaching in three months, I thought it fitting to do an album of 40 selfies. In the process of taking more photos of myself, I have been making sure to add some of these into my Memory Planner. They have been a lot of fun to try and capture, since “the selfie” is not my strong suit. I usually leave that to the teenagers.
This was the first month I actually used the beautiful clear floral stickers that matched this collection on my planner pages. You can see it layered over the berry photo. It actually looks like it is printed on the page, but it is really a Storyline Wedding sticker from the Sticker Kit found here.
So, the month of July was filled with more photos of our adventures and when I ran out of room to write I made sure to add it elsewhere.
I am also printing more photos at 2×2 on these pages. There was so much going on that I didn’t want to miss a thing!
I am loving using Storyline to add more stickers to these photos even in the middle. They act like a quick title! Of course this is a great way to showcase all those selfie outtakes. HA! When having a picnic outdoors, try and get a selfie with your kids. It is bound to make everyone laugh especially when the 4 year old doesn’t know what really is going on. Lol!
I also tried typing on washi tape with my We R Memory Keepers’ Typecast. Yes, I am pretty much addicted now! If you don’t want to run the full sheet in the typewriter or want to use some from a roll, just add it to a piece of copy paper and then type as normal. Let the ink dry and then pull it off the paper and add it to your planner. Washi tape is very easy to remove!
I have shared before how much I appreciate when my husband gets involved with taking and printing his photos. He made sure to take plenty while on his golf trip last week so we could add it to the planner. You can read more about how he helps me document our memories in this post here.
If you are the photographer of the family, make sure you are getting in front of the camera. Document your memories, but capture yourself making those memories too! Get your kids with you in your photos. Get your husband and his friends in their photos together! Most of all print those photos and tell your story.