I wanted to share some of my core pages with you and show you some of the other methods some of the girls in our Facebook Group are using to document their Summer Bucket Lists!

I am using the Simple Stories Sn@p Album and cards printed from Persnickety Prints!  If you’re not sure how to get started with prints from Persnickety, I put together a tutorial on how to order journal cards and you can check it out here!

So far I have prints of all the cards released and I’m just getting ready to send in my files for my upcoming new releases!  As I’m putting the album together, I’m finding holes in the products (things I really need for my album), so it’s helping me come up with new ideas for card sets!  In fact this week’s freebie was created specifically to fill a “hole” in my album!!  _ZGL1308

I have put the bulk of my album together.  Right now I have 3 section.  The first section is my Summer Bucket List with Zoe.  This is organized by List Item.  I made a double page spread for each List Item and as we complete that item, I will put the date card in the spread to document the date we did it!  Right now I just kind of randomly slid all the cards in to pockets so I can shuffle them around as I’m putting the album together.  I’m kind of using my album as a storage system so I don’t have to try to keep track of a bunch of loose cards!  _ZGL1312

The second section is for our Summer Vacation.  I used the Journey cards and set up a double page spread for each day of our vacation (Day One, Day Two, etc.)  I plan on taking the entire album with me and journaling each day.  When we get home, I will just print my photos up and slip them in to the empty pockets and that section will be complete!


The third section is My Summer Bucket List.  It will be much shorter than my Bucket List with Zoe but I there are a few things I’d like to do for myself this summer, so I’m going to make a little section at the back of the book for that list.  I’m not sure if I’ll include photos in that section or if I’ll use it more as a journal and a way to keep myself on track!

jen22Here are some other ideas for organizing and documenting your lists!  Jen (jemenifer22) painted this adorable little bucket in chalkboard paint!  She sat down with her son and they painted a bunch of clothes pins in different colors.  She plans to use the bucket all year round and just change out the clothes pins for each season!  And she can decorate the bucket each season with a different title are artwork!

Tanya created this double page digital scrapbook layout with her list!  She used the cards and the paper & element freebies!  I love how she combined two cards to add some patterns to her layout!!

tany2tanya_sunflower And Olivia is creating digital scrapbook layouts in a 8.5 x 11 format for her Summer Bucket List!


Liz put together her list on the chalkboard in her family’s classroom!  (I kinda can’t wait to see the music video- Liz!!)


As you can see there are so many different ways to organize your list!

I have a a sneak peek at one of my new releases this week!  I have a pack of journal cards, another fun pack and a mini-pack of summer holiday cards hitting the market on Thursday!  Here is a peek at the journal cards!  You can enter to win the journal cards here!  Just tell me if you’d rather win the InstaLife version or the Journal Card version!  I’ll come back on Wednesday and pick a winner!!snak_531

Make sure you pick up this week’s blog and facebook freebies too!  I’ll be changing them out with new freebies on Thursday!!




35 thoughts on “My Album Core Pages

  1. Tammy Davis

    I think I would like the Journal Card version! Thank you so much for the chance to win this cute set!

  2. Kimberly F

    I’m so conflicted!! I don’t know which ones I like best!!!!! So … I think I’m gonna say Journal Card. (But I collect the IL freebies as well!!) I just can’t decided!!! Thanks for the chance to win!! xoxo

  3. Theresa

    Love the one that says guest check!
    I’m loving both sizes but seem to do more with the journaling card size (creature of habit, I guess!)
    Thanks for the chance.

  4. Jamie Howard-Sears

    These look great!! I love both, but I tend to go with Journaling cards more often than not. Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. Sara Westhead

    So cool… really love the colours of the new cards coming out (esp. that “Guest Check”!) Journal cards for me!

  6. Jenni

    These are great! Appreciate the opportunity! :) Journal cards, if I’m the lucky one, please. Thank you!

  7. JLJ Designs

    Fabulous ideas! I’ve decided to use a pinterest board because I can’t handle the stress I’d put myself under this summer to do an album.


  8. Brandy R

    This set looks like it will be amazing!! I can’t wait to see the full reveal. Thanks for the chance to win! I’d prefer journal cards :)

  9. Becky Elsinger

    Cute set, both versions I am sure will be so cute. I like both formats but I end up using the journal card versions of your products more often.

  10. Amandalinz

    I’m loving your new kits…I would enjoy journaling cards. Thanks for a chance to win it!

  11. Karen K.

    These look great for journaling! I’d love the journal cards! (Thanks for the chance!)

  12. TammyO

    These look so fun! I use both sizes but…………….. I think I use the journal size more.

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