Many of you have been joining me this week in this self-portrait adventure where we are getting ourselves in our stories. I have absolutely loved seeing your images - most especially your faces. Beautiful, brave, resilient women + men who are showing up and having fun both in front of + behind your cameras.
Each day this week I've set aside some time to print my photo(s) and add them into my Pieces Of Me notebook along with some journaling. I filmed myself working on this project each day and have brought that together for today's video. I'll share the other three pages in the coming week.
If you are reading that post at another time or you missed our community documenting time it's totally not too late to embark on this project for yourself. More details can be found via the Pieces Of Us archives.
Let's dive in to the video:
Here's a closer look at my notebook spreads:
NOTEBOOK IDEA : Fill that longer page with a photo. In addition to my smaller photo (cropped to 4.25 inches x 4 inches wide) I printed a second larger foot photo (cropped to 4.25 inches x 8.25 inches) for the first page of the spread. I'm using Scotch Rolling Adhesive to adhere these photos into the notebook. On top of the photo I added a pleather embellishment from the Ups + Downs collection release.
For my journaling I used the "these feet" stamp from the Pieces Of Me stamp set.
NOTEBOOK IDEA : Fill that longer page with pattern paper or painted paper or scrap paper. I ended up using some deli sheets that were leftover from a previous gelli plate printing adventure. I love when the left over pieces (or in this case the deli sheets that I rolled my brayer off onto) can be just as cool and functional as the original prints.
NOTEBOOK IDEA : Stamp on top of your pattern paper (or scrap paper).
NOTEBOOK IDEA : Another way to use that longer page in the spread is to print out your journaling. I took what I wrote in my Instagram post and then copied + pasted it into photoshop and printed it on Epson Matte Presentation Paper. Loved having a home for that longer journaling. Below my photo I added a piece of pattern paper from the Heart Scrapbook Kit and a chipboard piece from the Ups + Downs collection.
- Pieces Of Me Notebook
- Pieces Of Life Felt Folio
- Pieces Of Life Folio + Notebook Bundle
- Pieces Of Me Stamp
- Staz On Ink
- Deli Paper (for gelli plate prints)
- Scotch Rolling Adhesive
- Epson PictureMate PM400 Printer
- Epson XP15000 Printer
- Heart Scrapbook Kit
- Rolling Date Stamp
- Micron Pens
- Fiskars Paper Trimmer
- Fiskars Scissors