Scrapbooking a Full Month on a Single Layout (as seen in SCT magazine)

Hi there! If you’re here from the Winter 2016 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today, welcome! If not, this technique comes from that issue. It’s all about phone-booking. Not the Yellow Pages variety. The make-a-scrapbook-on-your-phone variety! I created a great portion of this layout using apps on my phone.

The apps I used were:
Project Life
Collect App

The idea of this layout is simple—capture a full month on a single scrapbook page. It’s an awesome solution for a busy person. And, really, who isn’t busy?

But I couldn’t let me paper passion go, so I also added in some paper pieces from the absolutely divine Snow & Cocoa collection from Crate Paper. This kind of digital-meets-paper project is known as hybrid.

Here’s how to do it to it:

Step 1: Create a Calendar

At each month’s end, I create a calendar highlight reel of my month using the Collect App. To my knowledge, this app is still only on Apple. If anyone knows for sure or knows of an Android calendar app that’s comparable, please let me know.


Step 2: Create a Photo Collage

I used the Project Life app to create this collage.

I also created a second collage for the left side of my two-page spread. I used the same Project Life page spread and just dropped in extra photos in the slots I wasn't going to use on this layout. Photos I knew I could use to scrapbook elsewhere.

This is how the pages looked when the excess was removed and what was left was put together.

I used the following Project Life kits to create this page: Dreamy Edition, Hello December, and ABC Themed Cards (White and Gray). There are so many kits to choose from. Coming up with combos is half the fun! Or you can stick with a single theme/kit.

Once I had these components together, It was simply a matter of printing. I printed smaller than 12x12 (added a white border to size it down). I did this so I had some wiggle room to dress it up with traditional paper products.

This hybrid approach is one I take often when scrapbooking. The on-the-phone portion allows me to quickly capture details as life is happening. And the tactile potion feeds my paper addiction and allows me to have fun being creative with my supplies. It's a nice balance for a busy mama.

I had so much fun writing this article. To see how others captured their month at a glance, I invite you to check out our Winter 2016 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine, available now. There are some super cute ideas waiting for you. :)

No matter how you document it, I hope your month is a glorious one. Cheers!