May Stories

I seriously can’t believe it’s the end of May. This was a very full month in our house and it made the time fly. Here are the stories I told with Ali Edwards’ May digital kit.

The May kit is filled with lots of awesome sentiments for themes about mamas and friendships and girl-time and self care. So many story prompts, which is always a welcome creative kick-start. My first project was absolutely inspired by the Mother’s day journaling cards. I don’t think I’ve ever made a page about my mom before and it felt so great to get these words down on paper!

I had fun looking back at photos of the two of us together to include in this layout, and I realized that it’s been a long time since we took a picture together. So we fixed that situation 🙂 The design inspiration came from a sketch included in week 2 of Studio Calico’s Summer of Sketches class. (I’ll be contributing a layout to the class later next month).

We celebrated Emily’s 4th birthday this month, and it was completely magical! I’ve got LOTS of photos from her party, but truthfully, I’m not sure when I’m going to get a chance to pull them together into a project. So for now, I’ve got my favourite photo from her big day and the story written down. If I never get anything else done to scrapbook her birthday this year, I can honestly say I’m satisfied with this as “enough”. I used a digital stamp from the May digital kit and recoloured one of the journaling cards to bring this layout together. This was a really fun one to work on!

The design here was inspired by a layout that popped up in my Pinterest feed by Tina Aszmus (aka. Life.Love.Paper).

The Story Kit theme this month is “Brave” (which will be available until the 12th of June). There’s a long story here about how I found this theme to be a real challenge, how I really took Ali’s words from the main presentation about taking this opportunity to tell a hard story to heart, and ultimately the realization that being brave happens in the everyday moments of real life.

I’m getting ready to hop on a plane in the next few hours to head to Story Camp! I’m equal parts excited and nervous, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it when I get back 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by today!