Memory Keeping in 2019

Memory Keeping in 2019

HAPPY 2019.

You all well know that I think New Year’s Resolutions are basically a set up…Waiting until the calendar says so to make a commitment to yourself has always seemed silly to me. Plus, I don’t have the patience to wait until January to start something new, if I’m excited, I go for it right away! I won’t get into it too much again but you can click here if you’d like to read why I don’t make resolutions or here if you want to try my alternative idea instead this year.

Anyway, since last summer I have been working on sharing more and being more open. I am a naturally private person, so this is something I have to practice. I remind myself to open up, which might sound strange to some, but this is an ongoing goal for me. I’ve been a lot more open online here on my blog as well as on my Instagram, which led me back to a hobby I had completely forgotten I loved: scrapbooking. When I got to college I decided that I was much too busy to keep up with my memory keeping and abandoned it almost completely. The last year or so before I graduated I tried the Erin Condren Life Planner, which allowed me to combine memory keeping with my everyday school/work schedule. I enjoyed this, but daily printing of photos, adding stickers, and colorful décor became too much for me. I barely finished the 18-month planner I purchased, but I truly enjoy looking back on those final collegiate days. I know I cannot complete a spread daily or weekly, but I miss memory keeping.


memory keeping inspiration


I have the Day One app on my phone, and appreciate that I can look back at the photos and quick little blurbs, but there’s nothing like being able to flip through the pages of a book. I stumbled upon Project Life online, and while I know I cannot keep up weekly, I think I can scrapbook months or seasons without feeling too overwhelmed.Now, I am pretty minimal when I decorate (as you probably can tell from the styling on this blog) but I love color mixed with clean lines and white spaces. I thought I would share the journey here with you all as I start on my first few albums. I don’t like the idea of themes too much (outside of making a “baby book” for the little one on the way) but I think if I break up the albums up by seasons of life, I can keep from overwhelming myself. I created a mini album a little while ago as a Christmas present for my son, and really enjoyed the process. It was small enough to give me an idea of how I liked the style of smaller page protectors, without the commitment of a traditional 12×12 album.For now, I am planning to work in a 6×8 album or two, and see how it goes. I have many memories and travels from the last couple of years that I want to be sure to chronicle, and as mentioned before, I want to make a baby book. Maybe from there I can commit to one album per year…? We shall see.I hope that you don’t mind the added category to my blog but I think committing to sharing the process will keep me on track and accountable. I also find that sharing often leads to more community, and resources. Feel free to share your techniques in the comments, I love checking them out. What memory keeping system works for you?


Green Fingerprint
Heba Alsibai
Jamaica Makes

Supplies I’ll be using:

6×8 Album | Page Protectors | Photo Printer | Persnickety Prints | Pens | StampsStampsStamps | Ink

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hi, i'm v.

ISTJ, Taurus, Type 5

I'm a sticker maker, shop owner, Marine wife and mom. I design and create everything behind LBH in my home studio in Kailua. You can read more about my story here to get to know me better, and read about how the shop came about. 🍋