Continuing right along with documenting 2020 in my monthly Project Life album.
In looking back through my June photo archives I see a lot of fun outdoor activities and I also see a bunch of Instagram story shares relating to racial justice + empathy. To tell the story of this month I decided to print and include a handful of those shares/words right alongside our daily life photos. In the past I haven't always included current events in my memory keeping and my thoughts on that are evolving.
You can hear me talk more about my thoughts related to this in the process video below.
Here's a look at June in my album:
As a unifying element this month I used the "loving" stamp from the June Stories By The Month kit ( digital version available here). I loved how the small number circle chipboard pieces fit right on top of the "o" in "loving." I used random office-supply style labels as the home for the stamp + chipboard + journaling.
For my title card this month I used the "love/peace/empathy/justice/equality" stamp from Azzari Jarrett (and a random tiny star stamp I found on my desk) using the following ink colors: Honeyman, Willamette, Tillamook, and Olympia. Using stamps to create your own patterns is the best!
I also included some longer stories this month (copied + pasted from Instagram posts) by creating flip-ups that function outside of the page protectors. I use washi tape to create these flip-ups and take advantage of the extra space under the top photo for an additional photo. I almost always add an Avery Index Tab along the edge as well.
For this one I also need to use a craft knife to cut a slit in the page protector in order for this flip-up to function.
I love grids! On top of my photo enlargement I arranged my embellishments and then used a Precision Pen to draw the grid directly onto my photo. Loved adding those small circle stickers on top of the wood veneer suns from the June Stories By The Month kit.
My middle spread is my way of honoring + telling the story of what was on my mind and heart in June. I chose to tell this story by including a collection of words that I had shared via my stories on Instagram back in June. When I share/re-share something in Stories on Instagram those are saved to my camera roll and I'm able to resize and print them to fit into the pockets in Photoshop.
For the full page enlargement I used word art from Azzari Jarret paired with a free timeline resource that was shared by Persnickety Prints. The "change is coming" is a sticker from Kelly Purkey's shop.
My third spread for June includes a bunch of 3x4 photos from the month with the "loving" stamp and small chipboard number circle embellishment.
Because I had more than 10 photos I also added a couple metal rimmed circle tags + stickers/chipboard on a few of the photos.
My second flip-up includes some word art and text from an Instagram post I shared in June and the card underneath is designed by Salomee for Kelly Purkey's shop.
- Black Lives Matter Travelers Notebook Pages by Salomee via Kelly Purkey
- Change Is Coming Sticker by Salomee via Kelly Purkey
- Brown Girl Clear Stamp Set by Azzari Jarrett
- Black Lives Matter Printable 3x4 Journal Cards by Azzari Jarrett
- Black Lives Matter Timeline from Persnickety Prints
- June Stories By The Month Kit (digital version available here)
- Inks: Honeyman, Tillamook, Willamette, and Olympia
- StazOn Ink
- Rolling Date Stamp
- Label Stickers
- Metal Rimmed Circle Tags
- Avery Index Tabs
- Painted Wood Veneer Flower + clear phrase stickers from Transitions Story Kit
- Precision Pen
- Black + White Grid Washi Tape