You guys!!!! I am so excited to share the time I was a guest on the Simple Scrapper Podcast with Jennifer Wilson! I have been on Jennifer’s design team for five months now over at Simple Scrapper and was so delighted when she asked me to be a guest on the podcast! We had such a great conversation about living a crafty life even when there are hard times and even in the face of trauma. I hope you enjoy our chatter and feel inspired through these words. Click on the image below to go to the podcast episode!
Thanks so much for listening and thank you for all your support over these last few years! It would not be possible without you!
Hello Lovelies! Today I am happy to share my process video for Project Life 2019 Weeks 14 and 15. This is a hybrid layout I created using digital products from the Sahlin Studio For Real kit. Check out my process below.
Yesterday I shared my process for designing and printing the layout using the Print To Pocket Action No. 01, which you can see here. Let’s look at the completed project!
The journal cards from the For Real kit made it really easy to coordinate for this fun layout. I love the red and blue colors in the kit, so I went looking for embellishments in those color ranges. My date card is relatively simple, with just the month, the date stamped, and a circle element from the kit.
The journal cards in all of the Sahlin Studio kits make it so easy to add as much or as little journaling as you wish. On the diagonal stripe card I simply added my words and underlined them in the white space. Another way I incorporated words onto this page is in the 4×6 card with the square photo. I’ve been adding these Instagram photos to a plain white canvas in Photoshop and they leave a great space for journaling and embellishments right next to the photo. Just words, lines, and a simple word strip make this pocket super simple to complete.
This weather card makes me laugh every time. I took a screen shot of the weather that day we had snow in April and added the words using alphabet stickers from Simple Stories. This was a fun way to incorporate the theme from the digital kit. I am still including photos of myself as well, and love seeing myself in these layouts each week. I encourage you to take moments to aim the camera at yourself and become more comfortable seeing yourself in photos! You will be so glad you did!
For the right side of the layout I had more words and stories. We actually had quite a few difficult weeks during this time – both our girls were in the hospital at the same time (different causes, everyone is ok now) and that took a lot of our time helping them get better. I was not anywhere in a position to photograph them while they were in the hospital and it was not appropriate to do that, but when I went back to these two weeks I had captured them both at the dinner table, playing with their Cutie Cars. That was the perfect photo to include. I will never take their health for granted and it makes these special moments between them even more meaningful.
I don’t often include current events in my layouts, but I wanted to include the first photo of the Black Hole that was captured that week. It’s something that is very exciting to all of us here at home, we have watched the different broadcasts and are so excited about this development in human history. It will be interesting to see where this leads in the future!
I mentioned we had snow, which is unusual in March in NC! The photo of the cat captures the snow in the window. Sometimes there aren’t words for what we are experiencing, and I want you to know it is ok to not mention hard stuff if you don’t want to. Focus on the good, focus on what comforts you during difficult weeks.
One last journal card to share which is a 4×6 card. I added my words and a simple word sticker and that is all. I love approaching these cards in a very simple way – just one embellishment is all it needs, if even that. It simplifies the process and makes the layout so much easier to complete.
Thanks so much for joining me today! See you again soon!
Hello Lovelies! In this process video I am sharing my digital process for a hybrid Project Life layout. I am using the Print To Pocket Action No. 01 to help me design and print my layout for Weeks 14 and 15 in my 2019 Project Life album. Have a look below.
In this process video I have used the Sahlin Studio For Real digital collection, which can be purchased at The Lilypad.
Here is a look at my layout with journal cards in place, just prior to printing.
If you’d like to learn more about the Print To Pocket Action, click on the image below to find valuable resources and to purchase.
See again tomorrow for the completed project layout!
Hello Lovelies! Today I am excited to share with you a Project Life layout I created using one of my favorite kits from Sahlin Studio: Spring Stories! This is a super flexible, versatile, and gorgeous kit and I love seeing it in my completed layouts. You can watch my process video here.
Let’s have a look at the details of the layout. My stories for these two weeks are pretty specific: we tackled two really big home projects, enlarging and prepping the flower beds and organizing the garage. The Spring Stories kit from Sahlin Studio was absolutely perfect for this layout!
I began my layout with the date card. For this layout I put the dates and weeks on the same card using the lovely floral card in the kit. This card sets the tone for the layout and includes most of the colors I am using in the layout. I added the week number using alphabet stamps from Elle’s Studio, the Heidi Swapp roller date stamp, and added flair from Clique Kits and the wood veneer branch from Ali Edwards.
There are quite a few flower photos on this layout, and I love documenting our plants every year in some way. This week our Camelia plant bloomed, which is a first, and I was so excited! Next to the Camelia photo I placed a black and white card for journaling, but I added a bit of color with the word strip.
I think Ali Edwards is someone who writes her journaling around circle elements, and I have done that below with the square photo of myself. I added the circle from the Me Story kit, and wrote a few words around it for a very simple, but pretty embellishment.
For the photo of the front door I added a word strip (again from the Spring Stories kit) on top of a vellum circle I have had in my stash. The wood veneer floral piece is from One Canoe Two, and it reminded me of the flowers in my photos and in the kit. So I layered it upon the floral patterned card.
The left hand side came together easily as well. I repeated the colors from the kit: pinks, blues, and greens.
Since I had included both weeks on the first date card, this card at the bottom remained for journaling. That is the only thing I added, allowing it to stand alone as a beautiful simple card.
I just love all these deep blue skies, don’t you? The photo of Alan pulling our loaded cart to the car is an iconic one. We go to Lowe’s every year for our yard and it’s always one of my favorite times of year! I added a banner from the Spring Stories kit and stamped “today” using a stamp set from Paige Evans.
The other blue sky photo I embellished by adding just a few fun chipboard pieces from my stash. I love that angle in the photo; I held the camera sort of underneath our tree and grabbed the corner of the roof behind it.
Thanks so much for joining me today! It’s so much fun to watch week by week as these albums come together, and I love sharing with you! See you again soon!
Hello Lovelies! Today I have a digital process video to share with you from Weeks 12 and 13 in my 2019 Project Life album. Watch below to see how I use the Print To Pocket Action No. 01 to design and print this layout.
I am loving using this Action every single week to help me get these pages designed and printed. For this particular layout I included digital journal cards, and this is how the layout looked prior to printing. You can purchase this lovely digital kit called Spring Stories, over at the Sahlin Studio blog.
Thank you for joining me today! I will be sharing my full process video with you tomorrow for this layout. See you then!