Although this collection is themed around Disney Land, it has a lot of great elements that are well suited for documenting everyday life and the colour palette is perfect for a variety of photos and I wanted to share some tips for how I approach my project life process.
Not all cards in every range are going to work with your stories or photos and instead of simply setting them aside I often try to think of ways that they can be altered and ultimately used in your albums - this card originally had a printed saying on the right hand side and while it was very cute on it's own, it didn't really go with the photos along side it and so I decided to cover up the saying with some printed journaling inside one of the small chipboard frames. I could have left it there and it would have looked fine, but adding the alpha stickers and a few enamel dots really helps to dress up the card.
And there are other times when a simple filler card with a great quote or saying is the perfect addition to your page!
I always like to repeat the same patterns across both pages and varying the placement helps the pages from looking overly repetitive while still maintaining a nice flow.
Using the chipboard frames over smaller photos helps to draw the eye to the photo and placing one of the larger acetate words vertically is an easy way to add more visual interest to the page.
Mixing various stickers with printed journaling helps to set the tone for your stories and placing it all in a cluster instantly draws the eye into the photo.
Of course some stories need more room than journal strips can provide, and this is where the journal cards come into play. This collection already has a good mix of journal cards ready to be filled but if you are making your own cards look for small neutral patterns where your story won't get lost in the background.
Last but not least, don't forget the memorabilia!! The things you find or collect help to add a more personal touch to your albums and are great for documenting things in a way that photos and journaling alone don't always portray.