It's always a kick when Shimelle invites me over for a play date on her blog. She is most definitely one of the cool kids, and being my socially awkward self, I kind of spaz out whenever I get a chance to join in on one her posts or classes. What I love most about Shimelle is how REAL she is while being so imaginative, and how grounded she is while being so innovative. Her scrapbooking style reflects that. I can totally understand why the mere mention of "Glitter Girl" makes the peas at Two Peas so giddy.
Speaking of giddy, that is exactly how I felt when I joined Shimelle earlier this month for a sketch post. I adapted the sketch for an 8.5" x 11" approach, focusing on my first few days back to school this past fall.
What also becomes clear through this layout is that scrapbooking moments matters, as does journaling. The moment in the photo was fleeting, but in retrospect, it made a lasting impact, a realization that the journaling helped to bring about.
And of course, I have Shimelle to thank, since I likely would not have created this page had it not been for her!