#myselfiescrapbook | An Invitation and Introduction.
Who likes a selfie? Certainly not me. But I do recognise how important it is to tell our story, as a family, as a whole, not just the stories of my children and their lives. It has reinvigorated my passion for documenting our everyday. I feel like I’m telling the real story of us. Last week I was contacted by Jen Lake about a the fabulous concept of #myselfiescrapbook and she asked me if I would contribute to this FREE month long class. They say everything happens for a reason and that timing is everything. Well this invitation could not have come at a better time because of how inspired I am right now to include more of me in our memory keeping projects.
Interested? Here’s some more information.
The challenge? To document yourself throughout the month of April.
The reward? A mini-album that captures a snapshot of just who you are, right now.
This isn’t just about taking the traditional selfie each day. It’s about documenting your life through all types of photos – perhaps your hand holding your favorite Starbucks drink, a #fromwhereistand style photo in your neighborhood. Journaling prompts will help you make lists of music you love, or your daily routine.
To inspire you throughout this month, we are working with a fantastic group of ladies who will be sharing themes for your spreads and tips for tackling this project, while also linking up their #myselfiescrapbook pages each Friday.
While six ladies will be leading you through the bulk of this course, some other talented bloggers and designers are working behind the scenes to create special free downloadable journaling cards and word art for you to use throughout your album and we can’t wait to share those details with you!
In the mean time, I suggest following each of these ladies to make sure you don’t miss any content:
Jen | Blog | @sunlightandair
Julie | Blog | @julieloveg
Kellie | Blog | Shop | @giveaagirlablog
Mandy | Blog | @recordlifeblog
Jessica | Blog | Shop | @colorcastdesigns
Me | Blog | Shop | @polkadotcreative
During the course of this class which starts now and wraps up on May 15th, you will want to check in to Jen’s blog for the prompts, downloadable files, and other course content.
But… Each lady will be sharing her own selfies, product suggestions, and her finished pages on Instagram throughout the month using the hashtag, #myselfiescrapbook (of course). On Fridays, you will also be able to gather inspiration by clicking through a blog hop of finished pages.
Friday April 3rd – Suggested Supply List
Monday April 5th – Week 1 with Julie
Friday April 10th – Blog Hop #1
Monday April 13th – Week 2 with Kellie
Wednesday April 15th – Mandie’s suggestions for doing this project digitally!
Friday April 17th – Blog Hop #2
Monday April 20th – Week 3 with Jessica
Friday April 24th – Blog Hop #3
Monday April 27th – Week 4 with me
Friday May 1st – Blog Hop #4
Monday May 4th – Jen’s tips for completing your album
Friday May 15th – Project Wrap Up & Final Blog Hop!
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
To get started with this project, all you need to do is start capturing photos of yourself! While our first formal theme will come on Monday, take the next few days to start documenting you. While our recommendation is to capture at least one photo each day, this project is about fitting your lifestyle and that might mean three photos a day or only three photos in a week. The pace is up to you!
While you can complete this project in any format you’d like, we will be working in both the 4×4 and 6×8 format. A list of suggested supplies is on Jen’s blog here but we’re hoping this will give you a chance to try a new album size and to use up your stash.
Throughout the challenge, we want to see you sharing your project. On your blog and on Instagram! Make sure to use the class hashtag, #myselfiescrapbook, so that we can cheer you on. Feel free to hashtag your selfies, your day-to-day photos, your pages in progress, and the ones that you finish. And, who knows, we just might feature your pages! We also encourage you to leave comments on the weekly prompts and the blog hop posts, too.
To start, we’d love for you to leave a comment here letting us know that you’ll be taking part in the project! Be sure to include your Instagram handle and blog link as well.
Are you in? XO