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One Little Word 2016 Making Your Word Visible

Hi there friends! Today I am working with my One Little Word Project and I am also transitioning into another series I want to create, called Design Time! Don’t worry, One Little Word is alive and strong and I will keep going with that and will keep showing you my progress with that. I wanted to create some home decor that would remind me of my word throughout the day, so I decided to make a word banner. Here is my process video showing how this banner came together!

Alright, so I basically just have video to show you today, and tomorrow I have a quick video showing how I put my banner up to decorate the mantle, and I will show more (gorgeous!!) photos then. So be sure to check back tomorrow to see how it goes up, ok?

See you soon,

~Theresa

Project Life 2016 Week 1 Featuring Project 52 and Gossamer Blue Kits

Hi there and welcome back to my Project Life series for 2016! The first week of the new year fell with odd dates – the last few days of December along with the first few days of January fell all in one week. So I used that opportunity to select a few photos from the week to try out the Project Life App on. I’ve already shown the first introductory layout using that app, and today I have two more layouts to show you! Here’s the process video:

 

So for the first layout I chose a photo of me and my daughter Natalie just hanging out in our living room. I chose some of the cards from the Project 52 card kit in the Project Life app as the base, and printed the layout on my large format printer.

Project Life Project 52 2016 Week 1.pngProject Life Project 52 2016 Week 1

My journaling is located underneath the photo on another of the journal cards from the app. I left that card as it was, and added a few pink banners to the photo. Those are so much fun!

Project Life Project 52 2016 Week 1

 

For the date card, I really liked the Project 52 calendar cards and I added the date stamp randomly on top of that. Below that I added the heart with my tiny attacher. On top of the navy patterned card I added the pink bow and just a tiny bit of washi tape.

Project Life Project 52 2016 Week 1

 

For the bottom pocket I added one of the Gossamer Blue journal cards to break up the pattern a bit. I really liked the cameras, and I added the numbers washi tape with the number 1 punched out like a ticket card.

Project Life Project 52 2016 Week 1

 

Opposite the layout I created a pocket page using the Memorandum acetate sheet included in the Gossamer Blue kit. I really wanted to use that sheet and I honestly am not quite sure if I’m going to leave it with this layout, or move it to the beginning of January later on. 

Project Life Project 52 2016 Week 1

 

I used my Fuse tool to create sequin pockets with the ampersand symbols and the sequins. Right now the larger 4×6 pockets just have the acetate cards inside them, but later I might add the year to the top. If not, it is still cool the way it is now!

Project Life Project 52 2016 Week 1.pngProject Life Project 52 2016 Week 1

 

Alright, for the second layout I chose a photo of our two sons playing video games. It was right after Christmas and they had gotten the Mario Maker game, so they spent a lot of time playing that while we were cleaning up.

Project Life Project 52 2016 Week 1.pngProject Life Project 52 2016 Week 1

 

On top of the photo I added their names plus a washi strip and a chipboard shape to embellish. I love this photo because it tells a story of our living room on that particular day. Addison was sitting on the piano bench to play and they were just having a great time.

Project Life Project 52 2016 Week 1

 

Again I left the journal card as it was, but I added the date on top repeating the same alphabet that I used on the photo.

Project Life Project 52 2016 Week 1

 

For the final card I simply added a few of the gold word strips, and this layout is done.

Project Life Project 52 2016 Week 1
Project Life Project 52 2016 Week 1.pngProject Life Project 52 2016 Week 1

I am loving these layouts and am loving becoming familiar with the app. I am loving the process of developing this system where I plan my layouts on my phone, print them out, and then embellish them after the fact. It’s been fun using just one photo per day! Every week won’t necessarily look like this, and I’m excited about that too. 

I’ll see you back here tomorrow with another layout from this week!

~Theresa

**Project Life is the creative brainchild of Becky Higgins and is a system of memory keeping by the week. Project 52, in conjunction with the Project Life App, is the latest card kit and strategy of documenting the year, and more information can be found here: Becky Higgins.

**The embellishments I used in this layout are all part of the December Gossamer Blue subscriber kit. To learn more about their beautiful monthly kits, and to subscribe (to have someone do your scrapbook shopping for you!) please visit their website here: Gossamer Blue.

This website is part of a network of Amazon affiliates. Each layout I post I also include links to purchase the products I have used to help you easily find these amazing scrapbooking products. When you click on these links and purchase products through these links, you are helping to support this blog (and my family!) and I do thank you kindly!

Project Life 2016 Introduction Layout Using Project 52

Hi friends, so yesterday I introduced my plans for memory keeping for 2016 and am so excited about the response and I’m so happy to see the excitement in the industry about this project. I’m looking forward to a great scrapbooking year and I’m so happy you are here to share it! Today I created a video showing you how I created my Introduction layout in my 2016 album. This layout is a bit different from any I’ve done before – I’m creating in Real Time!!!!! So grab a cuppa something and settle in, it’s long but filled with some great tips!

Did you enjoy that? Leave me some comments down below and let me know how you like Real Time videos – some people love them and love to hear how I make my design decisions during the process. I’m not planning to make all my videos like this, but I would like to share a few in this way throughout the year!

So let me show you the layout that I created above, so you can take in all the details.

Project Life Project 52 2016 Introduction Layout

I chose one large photo on the one side and then all white cards on the right side of this layout. I decided to write my journaling on top of the photo, in the negative space provided by the slate terrace we were standing on. Then I set about to place embellishments.

Project Life Project 52 2016 Introduction Layout

For the journaling cards I added embellishments that carried the mint and pink color scheme throughout, with gold touches. I am absolutely in love with that little bird, and I overlapped her little wing tail just a tiny bit over the photo. She is a happy little bird!

Project Life Project 52 2016 Introduction Layout

The January card is lovely and simple, so I added a simple 2016 in gold. These two cards are very simple, and I used the Maggie Holmes heart transparency to create a tiny bit of overlap, again. Just to join these two cards together.

Project Life Project 52 2016 Introduction Layout

The lower card didn’t need much either, so two simple strips and done.

Project Life Project 52 2016 Introduction Layout

Here is a photo of the layout inside the album. Again, this is still my 2015 album while I work on finishing that year up, and then the new year’s layouts will have their final home in their own album later on. But for now, this is where it is.

Project Life Project 52 2016 Introduction Layout

I am loving working with the Project Life App and am loving these layouts. Stay tuned for the first week of layouts that I’m working on right now (you saw a sneak peek at those in my previous video and I can’t wait to show you those). 

See you soon!

~Theresa

**Project Life is the creative brainchild of Becky Higgins and is a system of memory keeping by the week. Project 52, in conjunction with the Project Life App, is the latest card kit and strategy of documenting the year, and more information can be found here: Becky Higgins.

**The embellishments I used in this layout are all part of the December Gossamer Blue subscriber kit. To learn more about their beautiful monthly kits, and to subscribe (to have someone do your scrapbook shopping for you!) please visit their website here: Gossamer Blue.

This website is part of a network of Amazon affiliates. Each layout I post I also include links to purchase the products I have used to help you easily find these amazing scrapbooking products. When you click on these links and purchase products through these links, you are helping to support this blog (and my family!) and I do thank you kindly!

Process Video for December Daily 2015 Days 20 thru 22

Hi there, I cannot believe that this month is done. Our friends In Australia are already finding Santa’s presents and the time is almost up. This album this month has been an amazing journey and I have enjoyed every moment. I am so thankful for you, dear reader, for your views and your Likes and your Shares and your lovely comments! Today I just wanted to post my process video for Days 20-22 and I hope you enjoy.

I want to wish you the most merry holiday. We will be celebrating here at home very quietly and I am thankful for that. I will return a few days after Christmas to show the final three days of this album.

See you soon!

~Theresa

**December Daily is the creative brainchild of scrapbooking genius Ali Edwards. It is a concept of documenting the month of December through photos and stories, one per day, within an album that has been made in advance. More about her process, and the kits and classes that she offers, can be found on her website here.

December Daily 2015 Day 22

Hi friends and welcome back! We are so close now to the big day and I am ready and excited. Today I am showing Day 22 in my December Daily, which actually has no photos. I chose to include the kids’ Santa wish lists. Here is the layout as I created it for the Foundation pages:

December Daily 2015 Day 22

Yesterday I had changed out the transparencies and was still good with those, and I took out the page protector so I could place the brown paper envelope instead.

December Daily 2015 Day 22

I took out the number 22 and just adhered it down to the envelope, easy peesy.

December Daily 2015 Day 22

On the left side top pocket I cut down the Oh Joy! card and glued some enamel dots using Glossy Accents to give the snow globe a little dimension.

December Daily 2015 Day 22

On the lower pocket I added a journaling card and a glitter title. I am loving that gold font and have almost used that alphabet up!

December Daily 2015 Day 22
December Daily 2015 Day 22

And here is a final look at the layout outside of the album:

December Daily 2015 Day 22

Just one more day to go. I hope to post my process videos tomorrow for these past three days, and then I plan to take the rest of the week/weekend off from blogging and video-ing so we can enjoy our holiday. I hope you are feeling inspired to go, do, and create!

See you soon,

~Theresa