Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Project Life 2014 | Week 35

So, after doing this project for 3 years straight I do get a little, that is not the real word. What I mean is that sometimes doing PL feels like something I am doing the same way all the time. Sometimes I need to chenge things up a little. So I did with the week 35 spread. 

So, I turned to lists. I filled out lists for the entire first page! It totally makes me happy! Here are the sources:

1. Life Documented Manila 2. BPC 3. Life Documented Manila 4. In a creative bubble shoppe 5. Cathy Zielske 6. Life Documented Manila 7.

It makes me happy just by the thought of going back in a year and reading these lists!

The second page is much more my normal layout. Photos and a few words. Stories include weather changes, blue moods, cute cats and an ode to the garden.

Lastly I made a flip pocket to hold journaling about my daughters 15th birthday.


Monday, September 15, 2014

WCS | Sketch layout week 37

Hello Monday!

I am sharing the layout I did for this past week´s Sketchbook Saturday at WCS. Here is the sketch.


I love that it has so much space for journaling! But that also means you need to write that much of journaling! Ha! To help with this "problem" I sized down the actual layout. Smart, eh!

The layout is roughly 11x28cm, I didn´t measure, but cropped the paper after I attached the photo and the photo is printed at 10x15cm. The big title took a bit of space and then I wrote my journaling by hand. It talks about how very lucky we were to be able to live in this house (or part of it) during our week long vacation this summer. As it was just right by the sea, that sailboat paper was perfect for this!

I am saving this sketch for future lenghty journaling!

Don´t forget to go check out the post on WCS where you´ll find more examples on how to use the sketch!

Ps. I have some fun scrapbooking posts in the works for this week. I hope you´ll check back!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Memory keeping | Jot magazine challenge

I took the new moodboard challenge presented over at Jot magazine this month. They had a great moodboard and I used something blue, something floral, something chevron from the board. It is so much fun creating from a moodboard!

Story: While on summer vacation we took this photo of our drinks at one what became our favorite place to eat. The journaling talks about how the greatest thing really was to be together and how I love travelling with him.

Goods: I used three different products for the different loves: the first one is letter stickers from Fancy Pants. I used those 3D glue dots to give the stickers some dimension. Next is chipboard letters from Lillibean Soup also on 3D glue dots. The lastly I used the chipboard lettes to trace the letters out on the floral patterned paper also from Jillibean Soup. 
I am not 100% but I think that white chevron patterned paper is from Cocoa Daisy. Either way, I cut a tag out of it and put my journaling on there. 
When I was done, it seemed a little empty on the left side, so I brought out my trused watercolors as did a little splatter. 

As always it was fun to play a little with paper and glue, and ofcourse to get the words down!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Memory keeping | From blog post to scrapbook page

In the past I have done this many times; write a blog post and then pulled the journaling from there to make a scrapbooking page. This time I used this post and added the text to a Word document with two columns to create the journaling card. Then I used a 3x4" photo of me and my daughter taken on her birthday (August 31st) to pair the words with.

I love that I got this into my album!

Project Life 2014 | Week 34

Week 34.

First page

Stories: This was the week we brought Stella home. Also the start of my daughter´s 9th school year. 

Goods: It´s not often I use a whole pocket for the same story, but this week I have. Big titles and little embellishments. 

Stories: I started an embroidery project and it felt like autumn. We visited the sunflower field and had Friday cat snuggles.

Goods: Homemade cards with stitches and watercolors, titles and tags.

All in all an ordinary spread in my PL albums!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Art Journal Tuesday | no. 2

Hello Tuesday and hello Art Journal Tuesday here on my blog! As I told you last week I started an Art journal and wanted to show you a few pages. 

For this spread I first adhered several hearts I punched from cardstock to the book pages. Then I painted the pages white with two layers. I wanted to use that Instax photo I took while visiting the sunflowerfield and needed a good quote to go with it. I happened upon this one:

"If I were a flower, I would be a sunflower. To always follow the sun, turn my back to darkness, stand proud, tall and straight even with my head full of seeds." Pam Stewart

I liked it very much. And I like the spread too :)

Monday, September 8, 2014

WCS | Sketchbook Saturday September 6th

Every Saturday (except the last each month) it is Sketchbook Saturday over at Write Click Scrapbook. That is when Marnie makes a new sketch with inspiration from one of the layouts in the months gallery. I like to work with sketches, so I try to contribute as often as I can with a page for the sketches. 

This past Saturday the sketch was actually based upon one of my pages in the gallery, see below.


Here is the sketch. In the original I used two photos, but the sketch does allow you to change it up as you like. 


I decided to make an other page using the sketch. I thought now that the trips of paper can be changed to washi tape! Anyway, I used scraps of paper for mine. Also strips of journaing. Strips for the win! 
And pink with grey is my favorite colorcombo right now.

Go check out the other pages made with the sketch! Oh, and happy Monday!