Hot on the heels of August, I now have September ready to share! It was a month of highs and lows for us as a family, and I spent a chunk of it in hospital. It’s all fodder for the album though – all the stories need telling!

Here’s what they looked like:

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I know there’s nothing revolutionary about a shaker pocket, but I kind of love them, and I think I always will. For me, the secret to a good one is including a variety of textures. In this one I put star shaped sequins, little circles that I punched from starry paper, and tissue paper confetti.

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I’ve had this heart paper in my stash for aaaaages and just haven’t found the right use for it. It seemed a little stark. But I had a brainwave and coloured the hearts in pink with a Copic marker, and while it’s still bold, I feel like that’s softened it a little bit.

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You may have noticed a sudden increase in the number of instax photos in my spreads – that’s because SJ got me an Instax Share 2 smartphone photo printer for my birthday. It’s the most awesome addition to my memory keeping arsenal, and it makes me so happy.

Other things I used: Pinkfrash Studios puffy alpha stickers (they are yellow and perfect and I am in love with them) || Chipboard stickers from Maggie Holmes’ ‘Confetti’ range || ‘Jasmine’ paper from Pretty Little Studio || Paper from Maggie Holmes’ ‘Bloom’ collection, and puffy stickers too|| Pink Paislee patterned paper 02 || Printable cards from this Studio Calico pack || Copic sketch marker in RV11: Pink || Tim Holtz tiny attacher || Color Theory ‘Grey Area’ die cut labels from Studio Calico.