Join us in welcoming our February guest, Aurélie Cormier back to the blog today! Aurélie is continuing on her first post with us to show us how she records a month of memories in different formats in her album, so if you missed her first post, be sure to check it out for more inspiration! Let’s see what Aurélie created to share with us today.
This time around, it’s all about layouts. When I first started pocket scrapbooking a few years back, it didn’t take time for me to miss creating more traditional layouts. That’s why last year, I started adding traditional layouts of my two favorite monthly photos or memories in between my monthly pocket layouts.
With this in mind, I always build my pages around the color schemes and patterns I’ve previously used in my pockets. I even try to create visual triangles from one page to the other so that the eye can flow more easily through the memories.
I love mixing and matching textures. Can you tell? Wood veneer, chipboard, die-cuts, and good ol’ fashioned hand-stitching. And that title and tab? Totally fussy-cut from pocket tags included in the February Kit!
Here is what it looks like with the two monthly pocket pages I made earlier this month:
I used the same approach for the “b-side” layout. The soft lilac in the upper-left pocket was calling my name so I opted to choose tags, paper and embellishments that create a visual triangle not only on the layout, but also with the monthly pocket page to its right.
The February 2021 Kit totally matches items from the January 2021 release. Look at that title! I just love how it draws the eye towards those photos of my sweet Miss E making treats with my Maman.
Did you notice that I added a stamped “Friday” to the die-cut on the right of the layout using a stamp from the Daily Tabs Stamp? Not only does it emphasize that the memory of my mother and daughter baking treats was actually on a Friday, but it’s totally hiding a coloring fiasco! An example of a “flopportunity” at its finest.
And there you have it! I hope you enjoyed seeing how I build a month’s worth of memories. It was a true pleasure to scrapbook with the February kit and add-ons and I look forward to seeing how you will use it!
Scrapbooking has been an integral part of my life for the past dozen years or so. Published in Canadian Scrapbooker (now Creative Scrapbooker), Scrapbook & Cards Today, as well as France’s own Histoires de Pages, my creative style has evolved through the years. I now consider myself a memory keeper, mixing and matching traditional scrapbooking elements with pocket scrapbooking, documenting the normal and not so normal everyday moments of our lives. Journaling has become as important to my projects as my photos—I journal every morning about the day before, using a mish mash of stamps and hand-written fonts. These stories go hand in hand with my layouts in my albums.
I originally hail from Cheticamp, a beautiful Acadian village right on the Cabot Trail in beautiful Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. I now reside in Dieppe, New Brunswick with my husband, Mathieu, our twelve-year old son, Louis-Olivier and seven-year old daughter, Éloïse. Besides scrapbooking, I enjoy teaching voice classes at home and sing most weekends at a few church services around the area.
Thank you so, so much for guesting for us this month, Aurélie! We have just loved everything that you have created for us! If you’ve been inspired by Aurélie, please share your work in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group or on Instagram using our hashtag #EllesStudio!