Happy mid-year-iversary scrappy friends! Today I am sharing my June Scrapbook Prompt for Light The Path 2021. I love that Theresa encouraged us to take a moment this month and consider all we have already done this year. I’m known around the scrappy community for my refusal to tackle any project in a logical order, so I am really pleased to have watched this album fill up. Not only is it six months of pages that pushed my artistic limits and six months of memories recorded, but it is also six whole months of working on myself. If you’ve been walking the same path I am so proud of you too!
Starting with the coordinating digitals for each lesson gives me direction and allows me to focus on the topic at hand. Even though there is often a lot of emotional depth to the prompts, the aesthetic this month was light and airy. It felt like exactly what I needed in my life.
Reflecting on something I’ve recognized about myself this year brought up a lot of complicated feels. In the end, I went with something that I recognized I WANT to believe. It’s a process. Something I am very sure about is that this card turned out super fun. I had a half-plan when I started and just kept assembling as I found products I wanted to use. The word order is a little off but the balance is worth it—it’s my album, I know what it says.
Honestly, I put off the Photo/Scrap prompts this month because I thought it was a no-brainer for me. Selfies with filters? That’s often the highlight of my day! Without selfie filters, I probably wouldn’t have much of a 2020 album at all. Especially around the holidays, I get so much joy out of the insanity of them. I maintain that I have never looked better than I did with The Grinch filter….I may frame it for the house.
As I go through the lessons, I often write down quotes that impact me. This month, it was Theresa’s explanation of the photo prompt as a chance to find ‘beauty through the lens that is YOU’. This stuck with me as I was playing with pretty filters and goofy filters and elaborate filters. I liked it so much I decided to make it a bold part of the writing for the spread. I could not have better described the intent of this month’s exercise.
As I was putting this layout together, I got some serious ‘Senior Photos’ vibes. But really, when was the last time that you had a photoshoot that was simply celebrating you as you are? Not a frantic event or milestone. Not a family photo trying to coordinate a bunch of people. Just you, being presented in the most you-est version of you. Was it your high school photos? Then it seems like about time to check back in.
Six lessons down, six to go! I am so grateful that Theresa has invited me on this journey and constantly in awe of the work being done in this workshop. There is so much strength and honesty in the community. There is also no wrong time to start, so if you are on the fence please feel free to reach out.