Thanks to everyone who checked out and downloaded the Challenge. I hope you’ve been having fun working your way through each days idea. If you haven’t already started, it’s NOW time to document your #30DayIsolationChallenge.
I promised I’d help and I’ve been working hard on the best way to do that for you.
Luckily the coffee & chocolate hit in, and I came up with a solution that should suit you all. This will work even if you’ve never ‘crafted’ before. It’ll also work for those who’ve been hoarding scrapbooking supplies over the past few years (anyone guilty🤣) , or who perhaps create digitally.
I did think long and hard about how I wanted to record my experience living through this historical event. (Yes, I’m referring to the covid-19 pandemic.) I wanted my format to be one that was ‘friendly’ to all.
It had to be ‘physical’ because even in today’s times, it is still proven that a physical photo and story has greater accessibility and longevity than a digital one. (I know technically that may not be true, but in terms of practicality, I believe it is.) I want my grandchildren to be able to pull an album off a shelf, sit it on their laps, and go through it. I want to be able to put the album in my handbag, and easily take it with me to share with others. That’s why I’ve chosen a 6×8″ album to record my story. And I recommend you do the same.
I have created these 6×8 pages in a jpg format, one for each day of our 30 day challenge.
If you’re a digital scrapbooker, you can simply import the jpgs into your software. Then you’re free to use or manipulate them however you wish.
If you’re a traditional scrapbooker, and/OR someone with no experience scrapbooking, you can place each jpg into a word document and print at home. I do recommend you do this on white cardstock rather than just printer paper though. This will give the page more rigidity, and longevity.
The pages also have a nice crisp black border. Not only does this look great, but it doubles as a cutting guide for you when you print at home, so you know exactly where to cut.
Here’s an example of how I’ve used the pages. I’ll be mixing up digital and traditional scrapbooking, so keep an eye on my FB page to see the finished results.
More ideas …
If you’d like to see my title page, pop on over to www.cropcraftcreate.com
You’ll see there that I’ve written a few pages of stories that relate to me, and to the pandemic in NZ. These are an overview. I’ve also printed out the timeline cards provided by Persnickety Prints. These fit nicely on the 6×8 pages – I’ll pop these in the back of the album. They give a great ‘quick look’ at how things evolved around the world.
I’d love to see what you’ve been up to. Please feel free to comment below, and/or share photos on our Facebook page.