Tuesday, June 16, 2015

WCS | Using your 5 senses for journaling


When we sign up to blog on the WCS blog we get to choose from the different topics; write, click and scrapbook. I usally sign up for the two last, but this time I thought I´d challenge myself and take on a write post. You see, journaling is one of my weaknesses in memorykeeping. I love seeing all the layouts and PL spreads with lots of words and stories on them, but I am not good at it at all. 

In the recent months I have been attending a mindfulness class. I deal with anxiety quite a lot and the pratice of being here and now can really help with that. For my post today I did just that, I sat down in my back garden and was mindul of my surroundings and I had a little help from my five senses: sound, sight, taste, touch and scent. I made my layout based on that.

I have a 6x8" personal album and opted to make a pocket page for it. I choose one of the multiple pocket page protectors from Simple Stories that I had on hand and it fit my journaling perfectly since I divided it up for each sense. 

Have you tried this before? Perhaps you can do a sound collage, sit down somewhere and close your eyes and just record the things you hear. It feels great and can make a great jumping point for a little memorykeeping at the same time!

Monday, June 8, 2015

WCS | June gallery

The June gallery went live on the first and it´s filled with projects that are inspired by anything we have posted to the WCS blog this past year. 

Good Job</br>by Lisa Borbély

There were so many fun projects for me to choose from for this month´s theme! Here I chose Amy Coose's lovely layout. I love the diagonal design--it's so easy on the eyes isn't it? I like the colors I used too, so fresh looking. 

Minimum journaling on this one. Just a page to keep the memory of my daughter getting in to the high school of her choice. Good job, girl!

Project Life 2015 | week 14-21

I thought I'd share a few of my Project Life spreads today. I am still working in the 6x8 album and still like it. 
This first one was from Easter week. I had an extra insert for extra photos. 

I also added a watercolor card I'd made that also hold a few words on how we celebrated Easter.

For week 15 I used picmonkey.com to make some simple cards with photos and journaling. I like to change things up a little from time to time. 

Week 16 was all about family. We had great dinners together, my daughter became a big sister again when her little brother was born and the weekend was spend celebrating my mom's birthday. 

The spread for week 17 holds a lot of stories. I added journaling to both pockets and that big pocket I made by sewing two photos together and putting journaling cards in there. 

I love all the nature photos here!

Lots of photos for week 18! I added photos from our move to the entire second page. 

And I have a new record in the amount of inserts in one spread; three! I have three inserts! 

I love to add letterstickers to a piece of plastic to make kind of an overlay. 

Week 20 has a lot of journaling (for me atleast!). Whenever I need space for longer stories I use my typewriter. It types smaller than I can write.

In the May PL kit from Studio Calico I got that chipboard (May 2015). It came bare and I painted it in one of my favorite colors. I then added it to a 4x6 pocket and added it as an insert. 

It was a rough week and I was fed up with having anxiety and being stressed, so I only listed things that made me happy!

Thanks for stopping by! 

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