The Brimbles Box December!
Most of the stationary I used on these pages came from The Brimbles Box, a fun stationary box that shows up at your door every month. December was holiday themed and although the graphics are traditional, you do not have to use them in a traditional way! I try to scrapbook like a normal person. I can’t. I love the messy chaos of mixing doodles with photos and life and little tiny Santa heads. It makes me happy. I do it right along with painted art pages. No one can stop me.
This is a plastic insert meant to go into a 6×6 scrapbook, and I had all intentions of keeping it there and filling up that book, but in the end could not. I need to have all my life all in one place. So I used Washi tape and attached it to my Gypsy Grimoire. Here is Buddy in desperate need of a haircut. Santa was NOT going to come to our house unless there was something done about that!
Peeking behind the insert I layered Brimble’s Box stationary with Carpe Diem stickers.
Here is the handsome Boho Buddy! I layered Brimbles paper and her little drawings like the mittens and the latte cup with whatever other Christmas stuff I could find. I am not a scrapbooker, but I do love photos and I am scrappy! So this is my version of documenting my life with cuteness and color. It makes me very happy. And in tough times finding happiness anywhere is a blessed thing.
If you have never made a creative journal page before I think you need to. Especially if you have never made one before. This is not a ‘junk’ journal, I actually do not like those. I like the look of them when I see photos on Pinterest, but when I realize the content is meaningless, just random vintage papers glued into a book, I lose interest. What I love about what I do is that it is MY LIFE. I keep my books with me all day long and whether I am painting in them or writing love notes or keeping track of my astrological transits, all of it decorated with cutesy stickers. This is my book and I don’t have to please anyone with it. I even will take these pages farther with doodling as I live through the month of December, but here I am showing you the first stages. Layering and not worrying about perfect corners or design.
One of the biggest challenges I have is finding time to print out the photos on my phone. I need to ask Santa for one of those little printers. This is a tree that uprooted when it got too heavy to carry the ice that formed on it. In front of my HOUSE. It’s gone now. Just a stump remains.
This is my favorite thing that came in the box, a little snowman stamp!
So if you make creative pages using The Brimble’s Box ephemera, I’d love to see them on my Paint Plan & Chronicle FB Page!