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Memorykeeping | Currently

After my post this past Friday on rukristin.com I wanted to also share a regular scrapbooking layout I made using the card. I love making these kinds of pages and to look back at older ones. I used strips of paper to add a little more color to an otherwise white page.


I made the little circle accent by punching white cardstock with my 1" punch and stamped the same stamp over and over.

Ps. Have you read The fault in our stars? Oh it is so good!

Memorykeeping | Cousins

I made this layout for one of the themed blogging weeks at WCS, but I went with another page for that. I love that my sisters kids and my daughter are all so close. I always wanted them to be. Their ages range from 15 to 1 but still they adore eachother. I took some photos of the youngest ones one time when we were all together and used one of those photos. 
I bought a 6*6 paper pack from Simple Stories and all the papers in this layout are from that pack. I love the muted colors and rustic feel to them. There are both patterned papers, cards and strips in the pack and there are like 100 projects you can use them in! 

My sewing machine had been set to a much closed stitch than I had wanted, but I just went with it :) I love sewing on pages and just have to do it more!

Guestblogging | Featured on rukristin.com

I am super excited to share that I am featured on rukristin.com today as Currently card community member! I share a little about how I use her currently card/idea in my memorykeeping. Go check it out! The following is from the blog post!Take five minutes to tell your 'right-now' story.What are you currently reading, watching, and loving? Write it down! The Story:In late 2012, I was playing around with the idea of a weekly journaling introspective that was super easy to complete. I created a simple journaling card with the prompts already listed. Each week I grab a card and spend just a few minutes filling it out.
Over the past year, the #CurrentlyList community has exploded on instagram and in our brand new facebook group. Today I am excited to have Lisa Borbély from Crafts and memorykeeping here to share her Currently List!
Community Member: Lisa Borbély My name Lisa and I am a memorykeeper. Yep, I try to record our ( along with myself this also include my 15 year old daughter an…

Project Life 2014 | Week 21

Week 21 and one of the last weeks I´ll put in this years first album. 

Tip: Sometimes it's enough to just add ONE word to a photo! 


Tip: Use a whole photo as your background, journaling space and where you embellish. 


Tip: Practice taking self portraits so that you are in the photos too! Here are a link  to a post with selfie tips!
I am plugging away with Project life each week and have a few spreads to share throughout the week. 

Around the garden

I know that around blogland gardening is the hip thing to do these days :) But I assure you I did it before it was cool! 

We have made a few small changes in the veggie garden this year. We built raised beds. It was so much fun to make them ouselves! 

Excuse the weeds in this photo :)  We placed the beds where the garden was previous years. We layed down cardboard in the bottom to elliminate the weeding as much as possible. 

I find it so much fun to look at photos from when we just had seedlings and just beginning. And then see a photo from now that the veggies are overflowing the beds! 

We have red beets, spinach, sallad, onions, radishes in the beds. We have already picked alot of sallad, spinach and radishes. It such an amazing feeling to be able to pick something you have grown from seeds! 



We also grow rhubarbs, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. The rhubarbs are very ripe and we have already made both jam and lemonade. Oh, the season of canning! 

We also grow a few her…

DIY | Rhonna designs

I use my iPhone a lot. Like a lot! So whenever I learn a new trick I am happy to share! 
Today I'll show you how I made my own printable cards I'll use in my pocket pages! 
I use the app called Rhonna Designs which is an app where you can add text and overlays to your photos. You can also create quote cards etc using their backgrounds. There are a few to choose from and for what I am showing you today I used the white background choice. When you have picked that you'll set the size and for this you will want to pick the 3x4 size. 

The app is so easy to use! You simply select the text tool or the overlay tool, change the color and the size to your liking and voila you are done! 
I saved each of my cards at the High resolution option so that they would print good. 

And boy did they print good! I could print them on a full A4 (8.5x11) crystal clear! 
Just think of the possiblities!

Memorykeeping | Good morning (Sketch Solutions)

I am plugging away with the BPC class called Sketch Solutions.  This class has helped me and given me so much inspiration! A sketch is truely the right way to get my creative juices flowing. 

The sketch that this page is based on for example. It has just these elements a strip of paper, one larger photo, title and journaling. I think this sketch is one that I will continue coming back to over and over since it is super simple and easily adaptable. 
I took this photo down by the harbour a very early morning in May. I am not a morning person really, but it is totally worth getting up early when the sunrise is so beautiful! That patterned paper has been in my paper bin for a while now, just waiting for the right layout to come along! I love the muted colors.
I see now that the journaling strips look crocked on this photo, but I checked and they are not in real life :)

What makes me happy - a minibook

A month or so ago I showed you a PL week where I used the app Collect to create the cards with photos and journaling right in my iPhone. I really liked it and started this new project the same week. I had a Simple Stories 6x8" album at home and decided to make a minialbum with things/people/places that make me happy. 

The first few pocket pages hold a whole month of #makesmehappy cards I made with the Collect app. 

It was so easy to go back and get the photos and add just a few words for each day. I then just saved them on my phone and printed them. 

I have added to the mini since then and use just regular photos for some of the pockets aswell. Sometimes I add words, but often a photo says it all. 

I am looking forward to add happy things to this!

The Phone Photography Project: Summer challenges week 2

As I have announced before the awesome Phone Photography Project 2013 has been released as a self paced class and registration is open for that! 
The class itself is packed with great tips and tricks on how to take better photos with your phone camera. But there are also daily photo challenges to take. I decided that I´d take all the challenges once again this year starting June 1st. I am sharing everything on my Instagram account: search for lisaborbely and follow me! 
But I thought I´d share them here too as I did last year! 
Here are the links to last years posts:
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5


June 10th Clouds

June 11th Perspective

June 13th water

June 14th On the street

June 15th Summer selfie
Here is the link to the first weeks photos 2014.
If you are looking for a fun class taht you can take in your own time, please consider this one! Here is some more info from Big Picture Classes:
Are you looking for oodles of inspiration for photographing your summer adventures? Our biggest, best c…

Lists with friends 2014 | My bucketlist

My bucketlist:

- go on an aquarium date - donate blood - swim with dolphins - get a tatoo - go on a startgazing date - go zip lining - watch a sunrise July 18th 2013 -be given a puppy as a present - let go of a floating lantern - have a paint fight - go back to Paris - see a flash mob - dance in the rain - hug a chimpance - have a Christmas movie marathon - love him until I die - see my girl fall in love - go to a "rain-room" - ice skate in NY - have a beach bonfire - go to Venice - see a lantern festival - have a huge water balloon fight - build a snowman with my best friend December 2013 - try pasta in Italy - send a message in a bottle - visit Penguin Island - hike in the mountains - spend a holiday somewhere exotic - slowdance while the snow fall - jump in a pool fully clothed - go to a drive in movie - see the Northern lights - own my own house - watch a meteor shower - ride in a hot air balloon
- travel with my daughter

What is on your bucketlist?
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Our gratitude journal

In late March I ordered one of Monika´s beautiful Gratitude journals. As many of you know, Monika is a dear friend and I love that I can support her small business! 
When I recieved the journal I had already thought that it would be one that me and my fiencé would use together. It was a suprise I had for him! He is a guy that are up for most creative adventures I think up :)


We keep our journal on my bedside table and we write in it each night as we get ready for bed. Since we usually write about a sentence each there is not always enough room in the journal for a whole month. I have added a few pages and labels so that we have a little more writing space! 


I love the feel of the journal now that we have 2 months worth of grateful thoughts in there! 


I have found that we repeat things when we write our daily greatfulness, for exampel a good day at work, a day with sunshine and laughter. That shows that we are grateful for everyday kind of things and it makes me very happy!
I look for…

Memorykeeping | A girls date

Me and my daughter had one of our girls only dates and I loved the time we spent together! We took a few photos that day and I wanted to scrap this one. This is a smaller sized layout, actually an A5 (half of an A4). I have been using that size here and there in my album and I love the feeling of different sizes in there. 

As most of my layouts, this is just a super simple one using a little watercolor for the background and a few embellishments from my Cocoa Daisy kits. I love the kits! I am really loving the grey and mint green, the colors go so well with the black and white photo. 
What are your favorite color combos?
Ps. Sorry about the crocked photo :(

The Phone Photography Project: Summer challenges

As I have announced before the awesome Phone Photography Project 2013 has been released as a self paced class and registration is open for that! 
The class itself is packed with great tips and tricks on how to take better photos with your phone camera. But there are also daily photo challenges to take. I decided that I´d take all the challenges once again this year starting June 1st. I am sharing everything on my Instagram account: search for lisaborbely and follow me! 

If you are looking for a fun class taht you can take in your own time, please consider this one! Here is some more info from Big Picture Classes:
Are you looking for oodles of inspiration for photographing your summer adventures? Our biggest, best class of 2013 is back this summer only as a self-paced workshop, now called The Phone Photography Project: Summer Challenges. (And we have a brand-new sequel, too! Don't miss our guided workshop, The Phone Photography Project 2, starting July 17.)
The Phone Photography Projec…

Memorykeeping | A teenage thing

Things are coming full circle now that I have a kid the same age where I actually remember myself being. I wrote on my sneakers too, but for some reason I cannot remember now why I did, ha!
I snapped this photo of her sneakers doodled on just so that she might remember why she did!

I worked with circles on this page. Not something i do very often, but it´s fun once in a while. The products in the main kits from Cocoa Daisy always have the best things!

Memorykeeping | @ work

A few weeks ago Sue Althouse hosted the WCS blog with a week of go-to designs. She showed examples for a row of different designs and I found myself nodding while I read throw her posts. One of them was a band design (or grid) one I use frequently. 

I made this after reading that post about band designs. I have found that I often turn to squares when I want to work with grids. Perhaps it is because they have such an even size. 
These photos were all taken at work and I love to include pages about where I am at work right now. This is clearly not a lenghty and story centered layout, rather it shows a few glimpses into how it looks at the moment. I have done a few with more journaling before and I am sure I will do them later too. 
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Ps. Don´t forget to sign up for this self paced class