Sunday, November 27, 2016

Memory keeping | December mini 2016 - 6 past favorites

Three years ago, when my fiancĂ© and me celebrated our first December together, I started a December minibook. It´s a 6x8 binder from Simple Stories with pocket pages. I decided that I´ll have three years worth of December memories in this mini. So this year marks the last one being documented in this book. I am not doing anything daily (as in the December Daily project that Ali Edwards do) and since I do Project Life every week this album is all about our December traditions and sometimes I do have double recordings, but for me it is all ok. What I have felt special about working in my December mini is that I go all in with glitter, cheesy wordings etc. It´s fun! I fitted 3 years of Decembers in one album and this year I am getting a new album, but will still do the same thing.

Today I thought I´d share a few favorite pages and elements from the past 3 years before I start the new album.

1. I really like that I have included the things I have been inspired by every year. I take a screen shot of my December board at Pinterest and simple print that out. The style and inspiration changes over the years and it will be so much fun to look back at this in the years to come.

2. I have included our Holiday cards every year too. Instead of adding the actual card (which could be so fun!) I have taken photos of them since they are a little bit different and not all the same. 

3. Traditions are a big part of this memory keeping project for me. My daughter, who is now 17, has always been the one to put the star up on the tree, so that is something I make sure to have in the album.

4. We really like to decorate for the Holidays and I make sure to take photos around the house. We also like to buy something new every year and I take photos of that new decor and put in the album. Sometimes there is a story to go with the photo, other times I just put the photos in there. 

5. I have made these shaker pockets in a few places in my album and I really like effect, so I am sure I will be doing that again this year.

6. Last year I did include a few layouts in my album. I mostly use pocket pages, but I do like the feel of a few longer stories on one or two page layouts. 

I can´t wait to start this years album!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Kellie Stamps CT 2016 | November

I'm so happy about the re-release of two alpha sets this month from Kellie Stamps! Slim Jim is a set I use all the time for all kinds of projects. 

Here is a new page I did for the re-release.

I've been so inspired by fellow team member Diane and her awesome traveller notebooks lately. She often creates backgrounds using her alpha stamps, so I lifted her and made this background for my layout. I very rarely use any other color than black to stamp with, but after using this blue/teal Ink I may have to start. 

Since my love is worse in his MS his wheelchair is a must. We are that couple that hold hands a lot and that is something I miss. But when the road is a tiny bit downhill we totally hold & roll :)

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Memory keeping | Autumn TN 02

If you´d like to see my first few pages in my Autumn mini, just click here

I am still working away in my Autumn travelers notebook. I have enjoyed to add bits and pieces and stories about some of my favorite things about fall. I will go on in November and then start my annual Christmas mini at the start of December. 

Quotes are one of my favorite things to include in my memory keeping projects, so it is no suprise that I have quite a few in here. 

I will use most of the remaining pages for my 30 day gratitude project that I do every year with the grand finale of Thankgiving at the end of the month. 

I have a question, if you are one who makes traveler notebooks, how do you store them when they are done?

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Project Life 2016 | Details

Happy Friday! Today I want to show you some details from my Project Life pockets. I usually don't embellish a whole lot, but I do think simple goes a long way. 
Ok, let's get started! 
Above you can see that I played with the fact that you can see through to the next page using a printed digital stamp from Ali Edwards. I used another one for the opposite page too. 

I often used my stamps to create background cards. I love making repeat patterns like this. 

When I do embellish I use just a few enamel dots or epoxy stickers. Stamps and washi is another favorite.

Lately I've used my stapler a bit more. It adds both demension and interest.

I don't have a whole lot of flair, but when I find the right one, I like to attach it on the outside of the pocket. 

This is the third year I've dried and pressed an autumn leaf and added it to a pocket :) 

I hope you'll have a great weekend!

Sahin Designs CT | July projects

During the months there are several fun challenges on the lily pad forums . This month I played along with the inspration challenge and...