Friday, March 31, 2017

Project Life 2017 | Week 7-8

Happy Friday! I´m back today to show you my weeks 7 and 8 in my Project Life album for 2017.

Week 7: This was Valentine´s day week and I went with a pink and teal color scheme. When i think about it, I tend to use pink a lot these days. Not alot of words this week, I just let the photos tell the stories.

Week 8: This was my birthday week and what I am not showing here, are a few cards and drawings I got that I just punched holes in and added in between my pages. I like to add those in! I´ve seen quite a few PL `ers handwrite and then draw messy lines under it, so I tried it out.

Navy and pink are my soul colors at the moment!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Memory keeping | BPC inspiration

I am a member and a teacher at Big picture Classes as you might know. I check out the new arrival classes every Monday and I always find some inspiration. Today I want to show you a layout that I made in my Travelers notebook album and how I used a tip from one of the classes!

The class that inspired me for this layout is called 
Simple Techniques for Scrapbooking in a Traveler's Notebook and it has a lot of great tips. One of them was to use your stamp to make a border on your layout. It is very easy and creates a cool effect. On this layout I used black ink (my go to) but perhaps I border in rainbow colors would be great! I´ll have to try that out next time. The hello stamp and also the larger alpha stamps are from Studio Forty.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Project Life 2017 | Weeks 5+6

Still plugging away on my weekly spreads. I love how it has become routine for me to sit down on Saturday/Sunday to print photos and make my spread. 

Week 5: I took Monday off work this week since I had picked up Stellan from the airport so late and I must say that it was the best decision I´ve made in a while! 

I am still working on my post about what products i am mainly using for my Project Life album this year, but you´ll see that I do use older products too.

Week 6: I remember this week as a slow, ordinary week, so I documented what we were watching and a few stories like Sunday mornings and my daughter and her brother. 

I used a smaller round photo in this spread. i think it is fun to do some of the see through stuff sometimes. I ended up using another photo on the next spread, but I could have used an embellishment also.

How are you doing with your Project Life?

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Project Life 2017 | Products I am using this year

Bildresultat för trading cards sleeves ultra pro

Pockets: If you have followed my Project Life story for the past 5 years you know that my style and size of pockets has changed over the years. For about a year and half now I use trading card pocket sheets. They have nine pockets slightly smaller than 3x4". Since most cards come in a 3x4" or 4x6" it does mean I do quite a lot of extra cutting, but I don´t mind that.

2017 Neat Week Number Cards • Digital • Journaling Card Printable. Perfect for Project Life

Weekly Cards: I am using the weekly cards from Nina. I also have used these other ones from her that i loved. They are digital downloads for a very good price!

Cards: Since I don´t subscribe to any kits at the moment I have bought a few digital kits that I am printing out. I have done that for years and since I have a good printer at home (Canon Pixma 4750) it works out good for me. One of the kits I have bought is the Project 52 Fresh Edition journaling cards from Becky Higgins. I have also bought a few kits from Paislee Press, like the High Five kit and from One little bird designs, like the This Year kit.  I often buy the elements kit from these designers and then I make my own cards over at PicMonkey
Also I have been going through older digital kits on my computer and in my stash and have been using them also.

Other products I use is a really good black pen, double sided tape and washi tape. 

I hope that inspires you! 

Memory keeping | I love weekends + Friends expert

I am working in my 4th travelers notebook right now and that can only mean that I really do love the format! I´ll share two pages today. This first one above is one I did for Studio Forty using their TGIF stamp set. I love how the stamp "weekend" looks on the striped paper! Lately I have made more and more double page layouts. I think it is easier to see a spread as a canvas.

This next one is one of my favorites! My daughter has seen the show Friends a lot during her childhood since it is one of my favorite shows. I love that she now is an expert and we share quotes all the time! 
I love to use one page as a title page and the other as a place for my journaling, as you can see in both these :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Project Life 2017 | Week 3 & 4

Week 3: Still alone at home with my fiancé gone in Spain. As usual I used a few collages of his photos and a short journaling section about what he had been up to. But I also included a few of the things I had going on.

This was the week of the US president inaguration and eventhough I am not in the US this effects the whole world, doesn´t it? And since I am friends with a lot of people in the US and I am interested in international news I really wanted this to be documented in my PL. 

Week 4: This week we had a great weather and I was actually out digging in the dirt! I guess that is why I chose to use yellow accents on the spread. If you look closely you can see that I made an insert of my fiancé´s photos this week as it was his last week away. 

This is a look at the left side of the spread when I flipped the insert. I spend the weekend in Gothenburg with my family and then picked up my guy from the airport last thing before heading home on Sunday night. As you can see I still love the square photos! 

This year I am using a variation of products, but mostly cards from the Project 52 fresh collection that I bought in digital form from Becky Higgins. Also I am using digital collections from Paislee Press and One little bird Designs. I am working on a blog post about how I use digital products in my physical PL and hope to share that soon!

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