Hello and happy Saturday! Hands up if you are excited about spring? I know I am for sure! Although our family plans have been altered thanks to COVID lockdowns in my area, I am taking this time to look back at older photos to reflect on our spring traditions. Below is one example of how I am telling the story of spring’s past. Have a look: 

Supplies |  Spring 2021 “Before You Go” pocket cards; Simple Stories Garden District Stickers and brads, Elle’s Studio Jane Alphabet Stickers, Remington Noiseless Font

Download this free printable HERE

Inspired by the watering cans on the free digital “Before You Go” pocket cards found in the Spring 2021 Issue, I decided to highlight the importance of my dad’s garden in a 6” x 8” double pocket page layout.  Over the years, we have made a tradition of visiting my parents every Easter and May long weekend. I selected a few of my favourite pictures that I have taken since 2013 of my dad and my kids digging in the dirt. My only criteria for the photos were that they had to be in black and white to give a timeless feel. 

I used the 4” x 6” “love this story” card to talk about how much joy it brings me to see my dad work in his garden with my kids and how hard it has been to not visit them this last year. I used the 3” x 4” “the details of the day” journaling card to write a numbered list of when and where the photos were taken. 

In terms of design, the journaling and filler cards were clustered together along the top row of the pocket page while the photos were clustered together along the bottom row. Simple and chic, blocking your photos and journaling cards into groups is a great way to make a page fast! I then embellished the cards and photos with the Simple Stories Garden District Stickers and brads. 

Pairing bold photos and well-designed pocket cards, like those you can find in the Spring 2021 issue, can be one way to tell a spring tradition that spans many years! 


Thanks for reading and I hope you and your family have a wonderful spring, whatever you get up to!

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