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Bermuda Honeymoon Album | A Layout Using Maps!

Hello Lovelies, today I am sharing a layout from our Bermuda Honeymoon Album! This layout incorporates a map from the island to help tell the story. I have also used products from Crate Paper Here & There, Wild Heart, and My Minds Eye Wander. Here is the completed layout.

Bermuda Honeymoon Album | A Layout Using Maps!

Maps are the perfect ephemera to incorporate into your travel albums, and pocket pages make it so easy! I recommend as you travel, pick up several copies of the maps you use, so you can cut them up and use different portions of them in your pages. For this layout I have used half of the Bermuda map. This map helps tell the story of where we were on the island when we discovered this beautiful beach. I cut the map up to fit into the pockets and added a very simple title. The title doesn’t obscure the map since it is a simple font.

Bermuda Honeymoon Album | A Layout Using Maps!

I am continuing to document our day spent at Horseshoe Bay in this album. No lie, this was a favorite spot on the island for us! So my photos are different shots I was able to capture while exploring this beach. So many amazing rocks, contrasting against the blue sky and sea!

Bermuda Honeymoon Album | A Layout Using Maps!

The right now stamp is from rukristin shop and is a must-have. I have used a ton of Crate Paper in my recent layouts – mostly Wild Heart, Oasis, and Here and There. They have been releasing some amazing travel collections lately, and I am here for it! The Say Cheese card is from My Mind’s Eye Wander collection.

Bermuda Honeymoon Album | A Layout Using Maps!

Interested in viewing my process video? You can watch it here as well.

Thank you so much for joining me today! See you back here again soon!

~Theresa

{December Album 2011} Video No. 05

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing a little more of my 2011 December album with you! This is an album that I documented for back in 2011 as it was happening, but never was able to complete. I am so happy to share this process with you now, and I hope if you have albums you always wanted to go back and finish you will be inspired to go do it!

This video captured my process for two layouts, so let’s take a closer look! The first layout began with a photo of the boys playing Jedi light saber battles on the front porch of my apartment. I have used product mostly from the Felicity Jane Hello Christmas kit from 2016.

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My structure for this album is alternating pocket pages with patterned papers outside of the page protector. My photo is printed a tiny bit smaller than the pocket so I could back it with patterned paper and embellish around it.

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I absolutely love this star patterned paper so it became the backdrop for the full page spread. I added my journaling to a 3×4 card from the kit and then added a bit more embellishing and stitching.

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Turning the page, I began the next layout with photos from a PJ Skate Night for one of the kids’ schools. For this layout I used a combination of older products from my stash. Some I have no idea where they came from, but I do know the labels are Jillibean Soup, the patterned paper is My Mind’s Eye, the green card is One Little Bird, and the vellum and roller skate are Crate Paper.

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This layout was so much fun to make! The large photo went onto the polka dot paper along with the title on the label and simple journaling. 

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For the pocket page, I created a sequin pocket using silver stars and red stitching to seal it all in. I also repeated the stitching on the green card to add a little contrast!

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I hope these layouts have been fun and inspiring for you! Are you starting to feel the holiday excitement yet? We sure are here!

~Theresa

 

 

 

Traveler’s Notebook: Gardener’s Notebook Entry No. 02

Hi guys! Back again today with my Gardener’s Notebook, to show you two more layouts that I have created. Take a look!

Ok so let’s dive right in! On Tuesday I showed you my cover and the inside layout, and today I will show you the first two full layouts in the notebook.

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On the left hand side I adhered a sheet of patterned paper, this floral from Simple Stories, to add stability to the page. The front side of this page has gelatos and water, so it had buckled a bit. The floral paper makes a great background for the strips of washi tape and the banner.

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I had saved the tags from the plants we had bought, so I included those in each layout. They are taped into the notebook using washi tape.

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On the right side I again created two fields of color using my Gelatos, as a home for the photo and embellishments. These flowers were definitely a success for us!

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That is my entry today! Have a great weekend and I will return full speed on Monday with an art journaling layout. See you then!

~Theresa

 

 

Traveler’s Notebook: Gardener’s Notebook Entry No. 01

Hi guys! Here’s hoping you had a refreshing long weekend and are ready to get some creative stuff done! I am on vacation this week but promised to bring you two videos from my Traveler’s Notebook, so have a look!

So if you were able to watch on Friday, you learned that I have just begun my scrapbooking journey with Traveler’s Notebooks! So to get my feet wet I though I would start with the insert that came in my Webster’s Pages Color Crush Notebook.

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I gathered the products that were in my May Gossamer Blue kits and dove right in. First up was to embellish the cover somehow, so I chose some Gelatos and the flowers from My Mind’s Eye Hello Gorgeous! I also stapled two of the word strips from Simple Stories on top.

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So the first set of pictures I want to work with in my Gardener’s Notebook are from 2015, which is the first year I really did anything in our flower beds since creating them in 2014. Our house was built in 2014 and we participated in Sweat Equity, which is a program designed to allow home owners to do some of the work in the construction of their home. For us, that meant doing all the painting and landscaping. So we got to decide where our flower beds and the tree in the front yard would be. In 2015 I began adding some blooming flowers and some perennials to fill in. My first photo in the notebook needed to be of the house itself.

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I began with a little bit of color using my Gelatos, and then layered photo + embellishments on top.

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My hope is to include both 2015 and 2016 in this notebook, so I added a tab to identify 2015 in this portion. The book is starting to get thick, so I may only be able to include 2015 in this one (!) and if that is the case then I will just add a similar tab to each one that I create over the years.

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My goal is for these notebooks to become a reference tool of sorts, to help me remember which flowers I have tried and have had success with. I’ve never been a gardener before so I admit I don’t know what I am doing, but I love doing this and I am excited about documenting this journey in these books!

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Ok, I will see you back here on Thursday for more in this notebook!

~Theresa

 

 

 

Project Life 2016 Week 09 | Gossamer Blue March Kits

Hi there, welcome back! It has been a few days since I shared some work, but this week I have a full cue of hopefully inspiring projects. Let’s dive right in! Today I am showing you my Project Life layout for 2016 Week 09. I created the layout in the Project Life App, printed the layout at home, and then embellished on top. Products I used to embellish were from my March Gossamer Blue kits, namely the Main Kit, Life Pages Kit, and Life Pages Add-on 1 Kit. Here is my process video:

So you will notice, if you are familiar with the Project Life App, that the layout I used is called the Big Shot 7, and unfortunately that layout is handed on the left side only. Like this:

Project Life 2016 Week 09

So I pulled the layout into Photoshop from my Dropbox, and switched it up. I created a canvas that was the background color, using the color picker. Then I copied and pasted each side of the layout into it’s new position, like so:

Project Life 2016 Week 09

The idea was to create mirror image layouts to show off these hilarious photos of our boys.

Project Life 2016 Week 09

I love this balance, right, where the eye feels enveloped by equal parts and equal weight on both sides. Each side of the layout is connected via these two base photos. I love that the app allows me to house larger photos like this. Even though there are several smaller stories in this layout, the main (and silliest!) story is highlighted by these two photos.

Project Life 2016 Week 09

I had a few challenges getting into this layout. Sometimes new products throw me off a little in my game, so if you watched my video you might have noticed I was kind of all over the place, embellishing this layout. But I got it and it started coming together.

Project Life 2016 Week 09

I have to say that Shimelle’s Starshine collection is fantastic for boys, yes, even tween boys who are 11 and 12. And the pinks also make it a great collection for girls, all in one.

Project Life 2016 Week 09

The stamp sets included in Gossamer Blue’s kits never disappoint. The hello TODAY stamp meshed well with my TAB punch, don’t you just love when that happens? Play around with your stamps and your punches together. 

Project Life 2016 Week 09

Shimelle always knocks it out of the park with her globes, and this one belonged right there.

Project Life 2016 Week 09

The photo of the girls at the piano is so sweet, even though it has so many technical flaws! It is grainy, dark, taken with my cell phone on a dark evening, but the moment was captured. That is all that really matters. It is ok to put the grainy photos next to the cool photos – this is how life is. Messy and mixed up.

Project Life 2016 Week 09

The majority of journaling for this layout happens in these two blocks, and that makes me very happy. One of the photos shows Nick putting his shoes up against my shoes, and his are bigger. That’s a great milestone to capture, isn’t it? Definitely some good things happening here, some laughs being documented, a sneak peek into our every day lives. Here is one more look at the layout:

Project Life 2016 Week 09

I’ll see you back here tomorrow with a brand new, exciting project that you’re going to love, and I will give you a hint – there are Mickey ears involved. Ok, see you then!!!

~Theresa

**Gossamer Blue is a scrapbooking company that provides paid monthly subscriptions for current, trendy, amazing products that I use on a regular basis in my projects. If you would like to learn more, please visit their website here: Gossamer Blue.

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