I’m switching up the nomenclature for my pocket memory keeping, because it’s not just PL anymore. In fact, I hardly use any PL products these days, opting for a variety of different designers instead, and I love it.

The whole point of pocket memory keeping is that it’s flexible and easy, so I’m reflecting that in how I talk about it here.

I also want to get back into being a bit more consistent in sharing the products I use. If you see something and like it, chances are I’ll have linked to it at the end of the post.

 

And now, here’s a look at some family memories for January:

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I’m loving my layered title page. Texture always adds interest, and doilies are the prettiest kind of texture you can get, IMO.

 

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mama finch project life jan 16 05Watching Arty learn to write is completely magical. I’m preserving as many examples of his early script as I can.

 

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I absolutely *love* writing directly onto photos. Printing them at home on matte paper makes that really easy. I just use the same fineliner I use for journalling.

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Still obsessed with sequins. I don’t see that changing, ever…

 

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Stitching onto paper is something I’ve tried in my art journal, but not done much of in my memory keeping. It’s fun, though, and I love the effect.

 

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I generally keep Arty’s artworks in yearly folios (except for the ones that end up on the wall), but sometimes I include some in the scrapbook. I like the variety it adds, and I love that Arty gets to see his work take pride of place in the family albums.

 

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I must remember to include more recipes in the scrapbooks too – it makes them even more time-capsule-y.

 

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And that’s it! Yay!

I used: American Crafts corrugated gold ‘Wonder’ thickers || 6″ Cambridge doily from Pretty Little Studio || Bits and pieces from the Freckled Fawn ‘Iconic’ embellishment kit || Maggie Holmes ‘Shine’ 12×12 paper, and geometric thickers || Crate Paper ‘Hello Love’ stickers || Elliot die cut ephemera and pink word & phrase stickers || Studio Calico monthly tab stickers in ‘clean slate’, and puffy alphas in ‘lemon zest’ and ‘clean slate’ || Seven Paper ‘Goldie’ edition journalling cards || ‘Sunset Beach’ die cut note flags from Pretty Little Studio || Bits and pieces from Ali Edwards ‘Heart’ story kit || Printable journalling cards from One Little Bird’s ‘Serendipity’, ‘Sugarcoated’, ‘Agenda’, ‘Thrive’ and ‘Scoop’ sets.