Hellloooo! It's party time at Papertrey Ink and today's post is all about a new and exciting new line up of products called Monthly Moments. I love this whole concept because of what it's all about...memory keeping and making a place for those small and seemingly insignificant daily moments that make life so special...the little things I want etched into my memory of what life was like when my little one was 10, 11, 12, sniff, sniff...makes me wish I had taken more random shots of life with her when she was smaller. I have a few, but never enough :).
Monthly Moments is Heather Nichols' spin on the pocket scrapbooking trend. Each monthly collection will include an entire series of dies, stamps and printed journal cards that leave lots of different options for personalization and customization. And the best part of this series? It embraces true Papertrey Ink style and all of it is versatile enough to be used in card making too, giving you the best of both worlds!
Each month Heather will be introducing a kit appropriate for the layouts you will be working on later that month. Each kit will include a monthly stamp set, a coordinating month die, some form of a journaling card or pocket die as well as an entire pad of pre-printed journaling cards. All of these monthly introductions will have a one-stop-shop option as a kit, or you can pick and choose what you want individually.
This month we are introducing the basic February kit, as well as several fun extras!
I love working on a smaller rather than larger scale, so I chose to work with the Simple Stories Sn@p 6x8 Binder in black. Here are a few details about this album:
The Simple Stories Sn@p 6x8 Black Binder coordinates beautifully with the Monthly Moments product line! Every album comes with 8 Snap pages and 3 chipboard album dividers. Contains two 6" x 8" pocket pages, two 4" x 6" divided pocket pages, two 3" x 4" divided pocket pages, two 3" x 4" / 4" x 6" pocket pages, and two 2" x 8" / 4" x 4" pocket pages. Album measures 6" x 8".
I love the simple sentiments included that say exactly what your heart is feeling.
One of my most favorite stamps is from the Monthly Moments: February stamp set. It's the "Heart This" image shown above. I included it over a photo of our weathered old piano that we love around here. I am teaching Sierra piano lessons now, and thanks in large part to her previous teacher, we are doing just fine. I love it when she sits down to play. She doesn't prefer to read the music though, she loves to play by sound and memory...lucky, little stinker. Wish I could play like that. I find her treasures and signs of her everywhere, such as her toys in random places, but perfect places at that.
Now for a few details on this month's line up of Monthly Moments stamp sets and dies.
Each of these are available individually:
-Monthly Moments: February stamp set ($15)
-Monthly Moments: February die ($3)
-Monthly Moments: Journal Card 1 die ($8)
-Monthly Moments: Library Card stamp set ($15)
-Monthly Moments: Slide Frame stamp set ($15)
-Monthly Moments: Slide Frame die ($7)
-Monthly Moments: Days of the Week stamp set ($15)
I used the Journal Card 1 die on all of these inserts and love the look of the beautifully rounded edges...definitely gives a finished look to things. I love working with the Monthly Moments: February Journal Card Pad. Heather has designer the cutest collection of journaling cards, each one different, some with sweet quotes, others with space for documenting your memories, and some just with a fun pattern to them to compliment all of the other products.
I also used the Slide Frame stamp set and die on the insert shown to the left. A fun die as it can be used as a window to frame in a photo, or an embellishment, leave it open for journaling, etc. I decided to make mine int o a flap that can be lifted in order to hide a little extra something underneath.
And, Heather has also created printables, ready and at your fingertips from home. The "love" sentiment is one of those such printables and I've just punched it out with my circle punch and stamped it using the new Monthly Moments: February stamp set. I've used plenty of my current Papertrey Ink products throughout my pages as well such as the Double Ended Banners die, Limitless Layers: 2 1/4" Hearts and Heart Stitches, Framed Out #11, Heart-2-Heart #11, and Tremendous Tags dies.
Deciding to start my own Monthly Moments binder has certainly helped me see things differently...I love the simplicity of it and how it turns the ordinary into treasured memories. I LOVE the idea of pocket scrapbooking because I can tuck recipes in behind photos, memorabilia, etc., so these things will also be preserved for my little one. She's having a ball with it too. Stay tuned for some of her artwork and more of what makes our world turn around here :). I'll be back with more and more and more.
You can read much more about Monthly Moments on Nichole's blog including details about what is sold individually, collectively, and in a kit to get you set each month. Also, there's a new contest posted on Nichole's blog today with a fun challenge and wonderful prizes waiting.
And, for more ideas using Monthly Moments, be sure to stop by and visit these ladies:
Enjoy your day!