Learn How to Make a Scrapbook About You

Do you want to scrapbook but you're not sure where to start? Not sure how to do it, what format to use, what supplies you need, or what to document? Or maybe you love scrapbooking but it's been a while and you need some inspiration and motivation to get back into it... Scrapbooking can be really overwhelming if you're just starting and not sure what to do. But don't worry, because you've come to the right place. :D

Learn How to Make a Scrapbook About You

The easiest way to get started with memory keeping is to follow a class. In a class, a teacher will tell you what supplies you'll need, what memories you'll be documenting together, and they'll show you how to do it. It's the perfect start for your scrapbooking journey if you're unsure you know what to do or how to do it. It's also perfect for crafters who have scrapbooked before but without structure, their albums just sit collecting dust. When you're following a class and lessons given by the teacher, you are given a fresh start full of ideas and instructions to jump start your memory-keeping.

Learn How to Make a Scrapbook About You

If you're particularly fond of self-love and how it can change your life while memory-keeping, I have a class for that! I know what you're going to say- "I'm not sure if this class is right for me right now." or maybe "I'm not sure I have the time." Here's the great thing about my class, Hello, Gorgeous- you can check out it's page and read ALL about it and what it offers you and your self-love journey. And for jump-starting your creative passion, your memory-keeping, and totally leveling-up your life through self-love, self appreciation, and self-acceptance, YOU MAKE TIME.

Learn How to Make a Scrapbook About You

Hello, Gorgeous is a memory-keeping class where I teach you how to make a scrapbook album that's all about you. The lessons were developed to expand the way you think about yourself- cultivating an attitude that's about loving yourself fiercely. Because when you love yourself unconditionally and show yourself the grace, acceptance, forgiveness, and love that you show the other people you love, your life becomes so much more vibrant and full. Our best lives happen when we love and accept ourselves. Our best work happens when we do that.

Are you ready to invite magic into your life and learn how to make a scrapbook that focuses on the wonderful, beautiful, and amazing person you are? The Hello, Gorgeous classroom is waiting for you! There are 16 prompts, 14 videos, countless pages and inspiration waiting to teach you how to make your very own scrapbook that honors your magnificent soul.

Join me (I'm your teacher!) and the other awesome students in Hello, Gorgeous. I can't wait to see you there!

xoxo,
Laura

Pocket Page Letters

Hello beautiful person! A year ago I shared a tutorial on how to make pocket page letters to send to your friends and penpals. It seemed only fitting that I share some of the gorgeous pocket page letters that I've made for and gotten from my penpals over the last year. Pocket page letters are so much fun to make because you get the challenge of filling each pocket with something beautiful. Here are some pretty project life style letters :)

Pretty Pocket Page Letters by Laura
Pretty Pocket Page Letters by Laura
Pretty Pocket Page Letters by Laura
Pretty Pocket Page Letters by Laura
Pretty Pocket Page Letters by Laura
Pretty Pocket Page Letters by Laura
Pretty Pocket Page Letters by Laura

One of my favorite techniques to use in pocket letters is to use my fuse tool to create fun sequin pockets or pockets of ephemera for my penpals. It's so fun to fuse different shapes and different patterns into a pocket. I also love including washi tape samples, pretty ephemera, a travel bucket list, and mail tag questions. Other pockets I might fill with a letter or I just put patterned paper inside and embellish with a sticker.

Have you tried pocket page letters yet? If you have penpals or love Project Life, you should definitely give it a try! They are super fun to make and oh so fun to receive. Plus, they're an awesome way to use up some of your gorgeous stash.

xoxo,
Laura

MAMBI Pocket Pages in My Album

Being on the me and my BIG ideas design team this year has been pretty awesome. I already had a fierce love for their Pocket Page cards since I started Project Life years ago. Now that I'm on their design team, I love bringing their gorgeous paper crafting goodies into my projects whenever I can! Here's are some of the gorgeous pages I've made in my 2016 Project Life Album and in my Hello, Gorgeous Album this year, using mambi.

mambi Pocket Pages by Laura Rahel
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mambi Pocket Pages by Laura Rahel
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mambi Pocket Pages by Laura Rahel

Supplies used- Uppercase Jewel Tone Alphas, Peony Pocket Page Journaling CardsMaggie Holmes Flower Ephemera

I love how bright and bold all of these pages are while still remaining simple and easy to make. Each of the pages was made using 3 or less products; which to me, is a total win in minimalist memory keeping! If you haven't checked out mambi's amazing products yet, make sure you do so- they make your pages totally gorgeous! And if you're interested in the prompts to help you make the last few pages in this post, check out my course on Scrapbooking towards Self-Love - Hello Gorgeous.

Happy Scrapbooking! xoxo,
Laura

Gorgeous Snail Mail

Hiya babe! How's your day going? Mine is going wonderfully because not only have I sent some gorgeous mail out to penpals today, but I've received some gorgeous mail in my mailbox too. Wanna see? I know you do, (who doesn't dream of beautiful mail in their inbox?)

Gorgeous Snail Mail
Gorgeous Snail Mail
Gorgeous Snail Mail
Gorgeous Snail Mail
Gorgeous Snail Mail
Gorgeous Snail Mail
Gorgeous Snail Mail

Making and sending gorgeous mail to my friends and penpals is one of my favorite ways to use up my papercrafting stash. At some point I accumulated way more than I'll ever use for my Project Life albums. Having other paper crafting hobbies and projects like this helps me use some of my gorgeous papers, stickers, stationery and other items I have in my craft room. The best part? Totally making someone's day when they open up their mailbox and find a gem like this inside. I know it makes my day oh so wonderful when I receive one of these beautiful letters among all the bills and not-fun stuff that usually comes in the mail.

You can follow my pretty mail adventures on instagram searching the hashtag #thelovelymailexchange. And if you want to see people's gorgeous mail from all over the word, you can search the hashtags #snailmail #snailmailrevolution #prettymail #happymail #sendmoremail and others on instagram.

Send pretty mail to someone you like today. :)

xoxo,
Laura