Breaking Your Own Rules with Kim Chaffin

Hi, friends! It’s Kim, and I’m happy to be here to share some pocket page goodness using the August kit and add-ons! This kit is so bright and fun, making it perfect to corral summer memories. Let’s take a look!


Supplies | August 2021 KitAugust 2021 Cut Files, Proud Of You Die CutsChipboard Circle StickersBack To School Wood Veneers, Positive Vibes Wood VeneersLizzy Alphabet Stamp

Sometimes I get hung up on self-imposed scrapbooking “rules” and find that it sucks the fun out of creating. Letting go of rules yields more scrapbooking enjoyment and completed layouts. For example, I often don’t allow myself to play with stamping because I am inexperienced. However, I adore the Lizzy Alphabet Stamp, and I knew I wanted to it to stamp the word “summer” onto the 4 x 6 inch striped pocket tag from the August Kit

I most always use printed text on my layouts rather than my handwriting. I can be pretty harsh on my messy penmanship, but this is one rule that I need to abandon sometimes. Why? Because my writing is a piece of my life that I would like to document if only rarely. On this layout, I chose to list some of our July happenings in my own hand. 

I am a fairly minimalist scrapbooker, and when it comes to embellishments, I usually tell myself that less is more. This time, I simply couldn’t choose! I included the Proud Of You Die CutsChipboard Circle StickersBack To School Wood Veneers and Positive Vibes Wood Veneers because I loved them all! The best part is that the kit and add-ons coordinate, so it all works great together. 

Rules have their place, but in scrapbooking, it’s entirely up to you! As always, I can’t wait to see what you create, and I’d love to know which rules you follow consistently and which ones you break from time to time!

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