Personal Album: 21-day fix

I’ve been on a roll in my personal album lately. It started when I realized my Iris case for personal album photos was pretty much full! I got really behind with my scrapbooking since we moved (last May) and my personal album suffered the greatest (I felt like it was more important to bible journal and work on my family album).

So I needed to spend some time in my personal album, which is a 6×8 album filled with pocket pages, full 6×8 layouts, and a few other sizes. There have been single pages and double pages, pages about something in particular and pages just created around a random photo filled in with a cool quote.

This page is a single, full-paged 6×8 about my husband and I starting Beachbody’s 21-day fix. I have always (even as a kid) hated any physical activity. I’ve never enjoyed sports, working out, being active, anything. I was just blessed with good genes that kept me thin for many years. But after I had three kids and am maybe a few years older (haha), my clothes were fitting tighter and the number on the scale was staying higher and not going  back down (like it always had in the past). My husband has always regularly worked out (he was military for several years, so that was a big factor) and encouraged me to find my thing and make working out a regular thing before my metabolism changed significantly. But no matter how much anyone tried to get me to do anything, I had to want to and commit to for myself.

So after some encouragement and help from a friend (who’s a Beachbody coach), I signed up for their amazing shakes and on demand workout system. The 21-day fix that we started with, focused on not only 21 days of working out but dialing in your nutrition as well. On September 5th, we had our first week’s worth of meals planned and prepped and I started day 1 of working out.

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About my actual layout (and not just about our workout program-haha)…the photo that I had was smaller than 3×4 and it was the only photo I had for this day, so I just felt like switching up my format a little (which is why I chose a full 6×8 page). I wish I had a better explanation for how I chose the color scheme, but all I had in my head was that I wanted to use red somewhere, because of my red shirt, and I wanted to use a card from the set I had about working out from In a Creative Bubble. When I held the two of them together in my hand, I liked how they looked and decided to put them just like that in the bottom right corner.

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Then I thought I would use a paper strip (from my huge pile of 2×6 paper strips cut off from 6×6 papers when I make them into PL cards) and while flipping through, found one with red on it, as well as lots of other colors. It’s a super cute Elle’s Studio paper from their Live Laugh Love collection, I believe, and it had the red that I wanted and the blue color that was on the border of the IACB card.

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Once I had a color scheme, I pulled in some other embellishments from ES (because their colors all match and it’s an easy way to go), some letter stickers to spell out 21 DAY FIX, a stamp from an old GB kit that said “this is so hard” because I’m pretty sure that was my constant thought during the whole program, and did a little journaling.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and reading through all my thoughts on this page. ❤ See you next time!

Alyssa

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Personal Scrapbooking

I regularly scrapbook my family on a weekly basis with Project Life, but I also have a smaller 6×8 album (or recently a Traveler’s Notebook!) that I use to scrapbook about myself. Sometimes I scrapbook selfies and journal some things that have been on my mind. Other times, I’ll take a photo of my outfit and what inspired me to put it together or what I was up to that day or what my current interest are. I think of it like a journal; one that maybe my kids will enjoy looking at one day. ❤

In this particular spread, I was documenting an outfit I wore to church one Sunday. I sing in the worship band and I usually like to dress up. It’s fun to do and makes me feel a little pretty!

When Felicity Jane’s London kit came out a few months ago and I saw the stamp set, I knew I had to have it, if only for the “outfit of the day” stamp. I love taking pictures of my cute outfits and what the kids are wearing, so I knew it would get a lot of use.

Since my outfit was neutral, I ran with the opportunity to create an overall neutral layout. I’ve been doing a lot of my personal scrapbooking with the Felicity Jane kits, so I just flipped through my FJ drawer and chose a few other neutral pieces (the black and white heart card which I stamped over) and the wood-look paper that I cut down.


The other embellishments just seemed to fit well and even though there was a touch of light pink in two of them, I was okay with how that looked. Now to just stamp the date (as soon as I figure out what date this was taken on, haha) and that’s a wrap!


Supplies: Felicity Jane “Jane” kit (wood-look paper and heart card), Felicity Jane “London” stamp, Chasing Dreams ephemera pack, and Dear Lizzy Saturday ephemera pack.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope, if you don’t have a personal scrapbook already, you’ll consider giving it a try! It’s such a fun way to “journal!”

Alyssa