Hello lovelies, today I am so excited to have Creative Team member Jenn Hutt on the blog sharing the loveliest of projects. To learn more about Jenn and connect with her on your favorite social media, check out her About Me page!
Hey’ya everyone! I hope you’re having a good Monday and I hope you’re staying warm.
Today I wanted to share two different projects with you using the Out With The Old Digital Kit for January. I wanted to challenge myself so I decided that instead of just working on my Project Life with the products, I would use them in two separate projects that aren’t my usual go to.
The first project that I worked on was my One Little Word January pages for 2018. If you haven’t heard of One Little Word or just aren’t quite familiar with it, it is an album concept designed and marketed by Ali Edwards in which we choose one word each year to carry with us and guide us throughout that year. Learn more at Ali’s site here: One Little Word.
I decided early on like I like monotone colors for this project with some simple pops of color (outside of whatever photos I may use in the project). I decided to use a 12X12 pattern paper from the kit that has blue and yellow sunbursts on it within my album.
I decided that I wanted to pair it was a 3X4 black card that came in the One Little Word kit and cut the 12X12 paper down to a 3X4 card to match. I adhered them together using a piece of washi tape with black triangles used as arrows and then aheared a cork arrow from the OLW kit onto the patterned paper that said “showing up”.
After that I decided to make a spot for my journaling for the month about yoga on the back of a tag. I cut a section of paper that is approximate 4″X5.15″ of the starburst paper into a tag and punched holes using a planner hole punch I bought at Michaels. It’s a 6 hole punch that works perfectly with Ali’s albums. Onto that I adhered a white letter J from last years Week In The Life Kit and called it good.
If you would like a better look at my January Pages for OLW this year, make sure you check out this video on my YouTube channel, where I walk you through my album.
The second project that I decided to do this month was a travelers notebook spread about, you guessed it, yoga! I had some extra photos printed out for another project that I am working on, so I figured that I would use them instead of letting them go to waste.
I printed out the 12X12 paper called “Mark It Down” on a piece of 8.5″X11″ card stock paper and then cut it down to fit my Travelers Notebook spread. For some reason, this is probably my favorite piece of 12X12 paper in the kit. After that I used a leftover piece of the Starburst paper from my previous project as a border for a picture on the other side.
I printed out the 3X4 flower card found in the kit and added some quick black Thickers from my stash to spell out yoga. I’m sorry if this theme is getting on anyone’s nerves, this is a huge part of my life right now and I want to document it. There are always multiple ways to document one story, right? After I did some quick journaling on the card, I adhered it back to back with a photo of myself doing “Peaceful Warrior” and went searching for some wash tape to adhere it to the right side of my spread. I chose some white washi tape with black polka dots on it in different sizes.
Next I trimmed down a horizontal photo of myself taken within the first week of my new yoga practice and adhered it to the sunburst paper from the previous spread. I originally wasn’t sure what I was going to do with this paper when I saw it, especially without changing the colors to a more muted color scheme, but I decided to give it a try in my last project for pops of color and I actually liked it. I think it’s a nice background for this photo. After that I pulled out some Mambi stickers from my stash, the cool thing about this variety pack is that the letters come in several different fonts with multiples of each letter. Very useful, and honestly I had forgotten they were even in my stash in the first place. Side note, I need a better way to organize and keep my alphabet stickers! Let me know if you have a suggestion!!! I wrote out the words “self care” and “love yourself”, which is kind of a theme within my yoga practice.
I moved back onto the left side of my spread, which I wanted to keep simple. I chose to adhere the 4X4 photo to the middle of the patterned paper before adhering that to the notebook itself. Easy peasy, right? That’s the beauty of scrapbooking, your layouts don’t have to be super elaborate or complicated, sometimes simple works too.
I grabbed some word phrase stickers from my stash (a mixture of 7Paper and Ali Edwards) and found a few phrases that kind of fit was I was doing. I added one to the top and bottom of my 4X4 photo, one on the bottom of my tip-in photo, one on the bottom of my horizontal photo, and two under my sticker phrases.
And there you go, what do you guys think? I love how you can mix the cards and the papers in Theresa’s kit and how customizable they are! Let me know what you think in the comments below! You can check out the process video here.
There is also a video walkthrough on my YouTube channel flipping through the January pages of my One Little Word album. Also you can connect with me via my About Me Page as well!
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