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OLW 2016 | April + May

Now that we are well into the middle of May I wanted to share both April´s and May´s prompt in the One little word class. In April Ali prompted us to ask a question relating our word every day. I choose the question: What made you feel alive today? Rather than writing down one thing every day, I chose to write a list of 37 things that make me feel alive. Some tried and true and some I´d like to try.

Here is my list:

1. Stargazing
2. Getting my hands in the dirt
3. Laughing really hard
4. Taking walks in a cool forest
5. Dipping my toes in the lake
6. Swimming in the lake
7. Trekking
8. Doing something and succeding
9. Intimate moments
10. Doing random acts of kindness
11. Being outside when it snows
12. Standing at the beach when it is really windy
13. Zip lining
14. Being goofy and silly
15. Saying yes
16. Planting my garden
17. Harvesting my garden
18. Picking blueberries in the forest
19. Seeing a beautiful sunset
20. Making a bonfire at the beach
21. Getting up early to watch the sun rise
22. Turning a …

Art Journal 03

I thought I´d share a few more pages from my Art journal today. In the beginning of the year I won a year of membership to the Get Messy community. I have really enjoyed it so far! They have different seasons in which they have different themes and prompts. I like that! This last season was a collab with the 30 days of lists ladies. So for 6 weeks we got 5 lists of prompts and it was just lovely! 

The prompts had both a topic and then we also got art prompts. It could be write in a circle, use something from the trash or use only one color etc. 

I really liked the lists and had so much fun creating something different for each one.

I think I used my water colors most and fall more and more in love with working with them.

As you can see, the lists were all different and thought provoking.

I have one more post coming with a few pages from the season of lists coming up in the next few weeks. Now that this season is over, I have already started a new art journal!

Kellie Stamps DT | May projects #2

As usual I had a lot of fun with the new Kellie Stamps! I have a few more projects to share today. You can see more projects here.

Stuff: For the layout above I tried to make the faded stamp effect I have used with physical stamps all the time (here for example). I use for all my digital work on the computer. I simply added the digital stamp several times and then changed the opacity on a few of them to get the faded effect. 
Story: My love and his cat. He treats this one like his baby ;) They talk all the time and he has bought an arsenal of toys since we got her 2 years ago. He does love the other cats too ofcourse, but Stella is his favorite.
Stamps used: My fave

Stuff: Here I created a simple corner using one digital stamp. This was created in the same way as above, just adding more and more stamps to one canvas. I also changed the color on one of the fun labels for this layout.
Story: I am a kindergarden teacher and work mostly with kids that are 1-3 years old, so a lot …

Kellie stamps | Word tags with the May stamps

For these fun and cute word tags I used the digital kit called My fave. The kit is just filled with various words and sentiments that can be used for so many things. 

First I printed out a few of the stamps on white cardstock and measured out where I wanted to crop them.

Then I just added a strip of patterned paper to the edge of the tags so that it will be easy to cut them. 

Then I just added a few enamel dots and thread to the tags and they looked so colorful and fun! I can´t wait to use them on my memory keeping projects!

Project Life 2016 | Week 16-18

New week and here is a new post with more finished but never shared PL spreads. 

Week 16: So, during week 16 I ended up doing a little experiment and made my documenting in a planner. I love how it looked, but then when I sat down to do week 17 I just missed the pockets. So I ended up re-doing this week in these pockets.
I had some journaling I wanted to keep hidden so I made that flip with patterned paper on the left. I also added a larger photo to two of the pockets which I do very rarely.

Week 17: I was in a purging mood this week so I used some of the funn cards I had got in various Pocket Letters this past year. I tried to stay in the same color scheme, but not exactly. It was a fun challenge though!

Week 18: We had great weather this week and we had a day off on Thursday together, so we stayed home just enjoying the weather. The week is not photo heavy, so I tried to use some more words. 

You can see all my Project Life post here.

Project Life 2016 | Week 11-15

I´m continuing my massive share of 2016 Project Life spreads! 

Week 11: This week I used a lot of stamps from the March release of Kellie Stamps. I got both the digital and physical sets this month which is so much fun.

Week 12: This is also a spread where I used both Ali Edward´s stamps and Kellie Stamps. I really like how I can use them to make both embellishments and journaling cards. This was Easter week so we were at my sister´s house for the weekend.

Week 13: I was home alone for most of this week, so I mostly have photos and stories about me and my crafts.

Week 14: I love how bright and pastelly this spread turned out! For this week I made an insert and added some journaling behind that card.

Week 15: Isn´t it strange that I almost always love the spreads where I have a lot of journaling most, but have such a hard time writing many words.
Have a great weekend!

Project Life 2016 | Week 5-10

Whoops! It has come to my attention that I haven´t been sharing my Project LIfe pages here on the blog lately, and sure enough, when I checked I hadn´t shared a spread since week 4! On Sunday I took photos and uploaded lots and lots of spreads into Blogger and will be sharing all my spreads with you! 

Week 5: This dates back to February, but as I can see from the photos we had great weather! I used one of the old floppy disk page protectors this week and I like the square format. It is always fun to mix it up!

One of my favorite elements from this week is this screen print of my latest used emojis used on my phone!

Week 6: This week we were sick most all week. It´s so typical for us in February/March. So I didn´t get a chance to take a wide variation of photos, mostly from at home. This challenged me to write a little bit more.

Week 7: Looking back at my spreads I do see a pattern in that I use color schemes in them. This is mostly not planned, but I guess working so much with design and …

WCS | Sketch #1

Here is the last (but first) sketch of my week of challenges on the WCS blog!

Here is what I wrote to present sketch #1:  I find that I am using smaller photos on my layouts these days, which is great for several reason; I can stretch both my printer ink and photo papers and it´s also easier to fit more photos on one layout if they are not full sized 4x6. And I do love me a good grid ;)

Here is my take on the sketch. I chose to use a bit larger square photos to make a grid along the side of my layout and then pair it with that yummy striped paper on the left. My title is a digital stamp from Kellie stamps that I printed on my strip of patterned paper and then I added the journaling on my typewriter. 
Check back on Monday when I´ll have a fun Kellie Stamps post up!

WCS | Challenge: Sketch #2

Today I´m back with my take on the second sketch. 

I realize these two are similar in design, but the way you can use the photo placements are endless; 4 photos, or two a little larger, one large square or many more in a collage.

And here is my take on the sketch. I used a small collage with photos from a recent spring walk. I could have just typed my journaling next to the photo mat, but I wanted a little something more so I used a journaling card from the Project Life Everyday kit that I had bought digitally a while ago and typed my journaling before printing the card out. And that bright green washi was the perfect spring shade. 

Again if this inspires you to make something of your own, please share!

WCS | Challenge: sketch #3

Today I thought I´d show you my take on sketch #3 that I shared in my challenge post over at WCS. 

Here is what I wrote about this sketch in yesterday´s post: This is a mix up of the two above really. It´s still linear with a bit of a grid design, but also fun and easy to customize. You change up the proportions and use a 3x4 journaling card paired with a 3x4 photo. You can also play with more layers and skip the linear and simple design. 

I was pretty true to the sketch on this one. I just went with a journaling tag (which looks crocked here, oops!) instead of a journaling block. And used staples instead of sewing on that top embellishment. I love that patterned paper from Maggie Holmes! The pages is about how proud I am of my daughter for handling a situation at school in a really mature way. Proud mamas unite! Did you make something based on the sketch? Please use the hashtag #wcsmaychallenge if you share one social media, I would love to see your takes! Or just link to your project h…

WCS | Challenge: sketches 1/3

It´s my turn to host the weekly challenge at Write Click Scrapbook!  I love sketches. That´s a fact. I try to use the sketches that are shared here on the blog as often as I can. I rarely end up with a page or project that is exactly like the sketch and that is partly why I like to use them. They are great starting points if you can use a little nudge to get creative. But you can interpret it just as you like.  For me a good sketch is one that is easy to turn around and use on many different pages. I´ve made three sketches for this week. 
Here is the first sketch. I find that I am using smaller photos on my layouts these days, which is great for several reason; I can stretch both my printer ink and photo papers and it´s also easier to fit more photos on one layout if they are not full sized 4x6. And I do love me a good grid ;)

Here is sketch #2. I realize these two are similar in design, but the way you can use the photo placements are endless; 4 photos, or two a little larger, one large …