Thursday, March 31, 2016

OLW 2016 | March prompt

The prompt for March was to make a visonboard for our word using magazine clippings. Visionboards are not my thing, but I did 2 versions of them for the assignment. I am not used to doing them and maybe that´s why I was hesitate at first. I am much more of a quote collector and quotes speak to me so much. 

So I made one version of the visionboard with quotes from my OLW Pinterest board.

And I made another version with magazine clippings too because I usually do what my teacher tells me ;)

I am looking forward to see what April´s prompt is! 

You can see more of my One little word posts here

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Memory keeping | Spring fever

A few weeks ago the weekly theme at WCS was spring, so I hopped onboard to create a page for the theme. I love spring for so  many reasons, and one of those are because it is the beginning of garden season for us. I love the day when we first plant our first seeds. I broke out my watercolors for some playtime for this and I love the different kinds of green I created. 
Using pocket cards for layouts is something I do often. It´s so easy for me to just reach for my container of cards and flip through to find a place to journal etc. 

Do you love spring? Have you documented spring? Please share in the comments, I´d love to see!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Pocket letters and flip books

As you now I have been doing Pocket Letters for a while now. I still love both making them and recieving them! In the last month I have also discovered flip books which is sort of a little booklet you make and fill with lovely stickers, washi and die cuts. And you send them as happy mail, just like Pocket Letters. There are a few people on youtube that are masters of flip books and I am so inspired by their projects! Here are two of my favorites: Filizlovespaper and Paper Sweetpea 

Here is a look at my first flip book. I used two 4x6" Project Life cards as my based and taped them together forming a booklet.

I then added some pockets from cutted down cards and transperency to hold a few goodies. 

The flip in flip book I guess comes from adding more and more tags and pages so that you can flip through them. It is easily done just adding smaller PL cards with some washi tape. 

Then you embellish the booklet with die cuts, stamps etc. It is so much fun! I find, as I also did with Pocket Letters, that I like having a theme to work from. Since this one I have done one with a bokk theme and also a plant theme. 

I hope to have more to show you soon!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Kellie stamps DT | March projects #2

It´s time to share the rest of the projects I have done with the March stamp releases from Kellie stamps. You can see the first post here.

Here is a great example of why I love using physical stamps; they make such great backgrounds! I just stamped over and over again, but only getting more ink on the stamp after about three push downs so that the mark gets 3 different shades. 

Digital stamps + watercolors = the greatest hybrid mix!

My favorite this month have been to use little bits and pieces of the stamps on my Project Life spreads! I have used both digital stamps before printing, but also die cuts and clear stamps on this spread. Love!

These might go on our Holiday cards this year ;) 

Don´t forget to get your pre-order in on the clear stamps before midnight on March 19th AU time!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Nerd Nest Challenge | March challenge: Take a break

My third post as a DT member is up at The Nerd Nest. This month the challenge is about taking a break. I think of myself as somewhat of a master relaxer. After being sick from too much stress a few years ago I have had to make rest a priority in my life. I have way less energy than the average person. This has a big impact on my life for better and worse. Worse of course because it sucks. But better because I have had to seek out the things that really do give me more energy and perhaps I wouldn´t have done that if I didn´t have these issues.

As this is a big part of my life I do want it documented in my scrapbooks. In my Project Life albums I often include a photo of me trying to wake up or resting on the couch. But when I went to look in my regular scrapbooks I didn´t have that many layouts. So I decided to make some!
This first page is titled rest and the journaling is very similiar to what I have just written above. I went through my camera roll and chose a few photos that represent rest to me; lounging around at home with a book or a crochet project. But also being outside in nature which is one of my favorite ways to get some energy.

This layout is more of an encouragement to myself to know that it is ok to rest since that does have a way to give me a guilty conscious sometimes. I used a new kit from One little bird that has the perfect elements for a project about unwinding and relaxation.

Don´t forget to take care yourself and to document it!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

OLW 2016 | February prompts

February´s prompt for the One little word class was to pick one task/activity to do daily. Something that had to do with your word. I chose to spend concious time outside every day since that is when I feel most alive. I had so good intentions but then I got really sick for about 2 weeks and haven´t been feeling 100% until now, so I promptly decided to do this prompt in March instead.

I still documented this in my album as you can see here above. In the reflections area I wrote my thoughts down and made a new task list for the prompt this month, so that I have everything together in my album. Things happen and not everything is a success and I want to be able to read why or/and what I have learnt from that.

So I will be doing this prompt and the March prompt now this month!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Kellie stamps DT | March projects #1

The 5th has come and gone and that means reveal day at Kellie stamps is live! There are 2 new digital kits: Go See Do and From AM to PM. I have used both on several projects already! The biggest news is that there is also a clear stamp set to pre order! I am so happy that Kellie decided to bring them back!

I´ll show you two of the projects I have made today and then on the 19th I´ll be back with more.

I am constantly using Kellie stamps on my Project Life pages. I usually use the digital version to add a few stamps on my photos before I print them, and now that there will be clear stamps too I can use my regular ink pad too. 

This time I also made a filler card (date night) to go with my story of how I cooked my guy dinner for a change ;)

I wanted to show you another way to use the stamps. When I get my hands on the new ones I usually print out a few on white cardstock in a few sizes. That way I have die cuts on hand when I make a page/spread. For layouts this is my favorite. 

I hope that you have checked out the Instagram hashtag: #kelliestamps because the team have so many great projects on there! 

Have a great Tuesday!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Project Life 2016 | Week 1-4

I just realized I hadn´t started sharing my PL spreads I have made this year! Ooops! Well, here are the first 4 weeks. I shared my title page here.

Picture 1 of Week 1 by lisafisa

If you are new, you can read more about my choice on size for my spreads here!

Ok, so the year started out with snow and we all loved that! As I usually do, I tried to get a few shots and stories that shows the season; out = cold and beautiful. Inside = warm and cozy. I guess it´s because of the blue tones in my photos that got me to follow that color scheme. 

Picture 1 of Week 2 by lisafisa

Week 2: Me and my guy celebrated our 3 year anniversary with the most perfect half hour down at the freezing beautiful beach. Half an hour was as long as we could stand it before not feeling our toes and hands :) I have also included a few stories about what I am crafting/working on right now.

Week 3: Just another week with random everyday kind of stuff. Also included our sledding day that was a blast!

Picture 1 of Week 4 by lisafisa

Week 4: This was the first week of my nearly 2 weeks home sick, so the photos are mostly taken at home. With that said, I made the left page of the spread about what the cats were up to. Crazy cat lady :) 

I went online to get a few packs of old pc disc page protectors, remember those?! They are a perfect square size! I love to be able to mix page protectors!

That´s all for now :) Happy Friday!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Project Life 2016 | Making inserts with the Project Life app

For the last year or so I have had the Project Life app downloaded to my iPhone. I have done a few layouts with it, but mainly I print out single cards that I would like to use. I have also made a few collages that I have only shared online. 
I print all my photos at home and my printer prints up to an A4 size. So what I wanted to do this time was making an insert for my album. I wanted one about my birthday and one responding to a challenge about my home town. 

First I inserted my photos and then the 3x4" cards that are from the Everyday kit (which I love!)
After that I opened up my image in another app called Letterglow and added a few of the digital stamps from Kellie stamps. But this step is easily done in Photoshop or an other editing program on your computer. 

I then printed them side by side on a horizontal A4 photo paper. I didn´t have a pocket page for this, but I took an A4 one I had and trimmed it down to fit and used my sewing machine to close it up. 

This is such an easy way to make a nice insert or page for your album!

I hope this can inspire you to try it yourself!

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