When I talked to one of my friends about ordering the My Creative Scrapbook kit last year, she was surprised because shabby chic isn't exactly my style. I eventually decided to subscribe for six months to step outside of my style rut. This was the last kit from my subscription and it was by far the most shabby chic. I'd like to think that I did it justice in spite of all of the dreaded pink.
My first layout is about my cousin Katie visiting Jordan in the hospital for the first time. Jojo was in the NICU for three months, and I had to sleep there with her for several days before we brought her home. Katie came for a while to keep me company and it was so sweet of her.
After I made that project, I had a bunch of tiny scraps so I pulled out a multi-pocket page protector. They work wonderfully for using lots of bits and pieces of paper. I used two more photos from the first week that I met Miss Jordan. She was the most beautiful baby and I was thrilled to be her foster Mom, I didn't know then, but two years later we would be able to adopt her.
This is the back of the same pocket page protector where I journaled about learning to take care of Jordan. She wore an apnea monitor until she was six months old and oxygen until she was almost a year old. She was also on six different medications that I had to learn how to administer. Let me tell you, I took serious notes! She was high maintenance, but worth every single second.
Do you have a specific style and wish you could step outside of the box and create something different? Do what I did and try ordering product that you wouldn't normally use, and then start creating. You might be surprised by how much you love the end result. I know I was!