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Username Post: Adding dates to my pages        (Topic#1590167)
Alisa89
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Alisa89

Hello all!

I just wanted some suggestions and different ideas on how you ladies add dates to your pages? Pictures would be helpful if you have any

My boyfriend and I are in a long distance relationship (Arizona to California) and I am making a book of all our times spent together. He is deploying in October and my final page will be him coming home. I would like to have dates on all these memories to help remember when everything took place and to look back on for years to come!

I really appreciate your input and help!


 
aquabunny
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In response to Alisa89

Some people use office-style date stamps; I have a cute set of a different type type of date stamp (though I haven't used it yet); often the date is just part of my journaling.


 
Alisa89
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In response to aquabunny

Thanks for sharing! I was thinking of doing stickers, but I am leaning toward the stamps especially since it will be less expensive. I am going to have some pages with journaling and will add the dates - but not all.


 
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  • stick on 08-17-13 10:11 AM
In response to Alisa89

Sometimes I use small stickers, sometimes I hand-write it in with a marker, sometimes I print it as part of the title or my journalling (I do most of my text on the computer). I mostly put it very close to the title, it just works for me.


 
crichards1
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In response to stick

I either hand write it or use stickers.


 
justowen
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In response to crichards1

Mini calendar pages would be good for deployment, since a lot of deployment time is spent calendar watching and counting down the days.

I have a mini calendar stamp that is a blank calendar and you can add the numbers for the days and add the month name, but I can't find it in the store here to link.


 
Alisa89
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In response to justowen

Very good idea! While he is deployed I will save letters he send me and add the calendar stamps to it. Thanks for the idea!


 
Alisa89
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In response to stick

Do you usually stay consistent or do you change it up with marker, stickers etc. all in the same book?


 
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  • stick on 08-17-13 11:48 AM
In response to Alisa89

I stay consistent within a short series of pages (like all dedicated to a specific trip or event), but I don't do whole books on one theme. If I did I think I'd keep one thing consistent and change something else about it - like using the same stamps but different colors of ink or embossing. Or vice versa.

The mini calendar pages are an adorable idea!


 
Sunnydi
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In response to Alisa89

Most of the time I hand write it in the lower right hand corner... and occasionally I write it after I journal. This example shows both

Valentine's Day 2013 By Sunnydi


 
kiyawinn
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In response to Sunnydi

I frequently add the date as part of my journaling, sometimes with a date stamp like shown above, sometimes I write the date on the back of the layout....
The other thing you can do, is write the date in the centre of an embellishment, like a flower, heart or star.....


 
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In response to kiyawinn

I like to use file tabs when adding the date, as I don't do much journaling. Mostly tho, I just write the date on the back.
I have a punch by McGill but couldn't find it here in the store.


 
Alisa89
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In response to kiyawinn

Today I actually wrote in a date inside of a tag sticker. Really good idea for dates. Maybe I will go purchase a few of the same stickers or embellishments to add dates to all my pages to keep it somewhat consistent. Thanks for the idea!


 
Alisa89
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In response to Sunnydi

Thanks for the picture example. I like those pages! Unfortunately, I do not do much journaling, but for the ones that I do, I will add dates within my writing.


 
mrsrogers52513
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In response to Alisa89

I like the American Crafts Roller stamps. You can put the dates, and then there is also sentiments on the roller stamp as well that you could add. I have some different colored label stickers I found at target and I just stick those on my page, and then stamp my date and sentiment on those.


 
Henri Jean
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These are available in a lot of scrapbook stores:

GRANNY - THEY'RE BEING MEAN TO ME! 3 By Henri Jean

Juneau, ALaska - Right Side By Henri Jean

San Antonio River Walk By Henri Jean



 
Alisa89
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In response to Henri Jean

Thanks for your input and sharing everyone! I do like the little calendar idea! I will have to go look for some today after work!


 
Henri Jean
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Those usually come in when calendars for the next year come into the stores - I would say in the next month or so they should be getting 2014.


 
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In response to Henri Jean

I like those little calendars as well! Thanks, Henri, you always come up with just the right thing. Another idea is to just use your label-maker (every scrapper has a label-maker, right?) and put the date at the lower corner of the page. Like using a sticker, but using a label-maker instead.


 
Henri Jean
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That is a good idea. Guess I'd better put a label-maker on my wish list.


 
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