Hello Lovelies! I am just sharing a quick chat video today along with a short walk through of my 2019 Project Life album so far! To see all of the layouts in this series be sure to check them out here. Have a look here.
Thank you so much for joining me on our Summer Travel Mini Series, it has been so much fun to share these layouts with you. I hope you are inspired for your own travels this season! Stay tuned in July I will be joining in with #scrappychristmasinjuly and cannot wait to jump into that project with you! See you soon!
Hello Lovelies and welcome back to this Summer Mini Series all about Documenting Travel In Your Project Life! Today I am sharing one last layout from our Gatlinburg trip. This is a total of three layouts from this one trip and I must say I just love them all! Have a look at my process video here:
My favorite part about Project Life is the flexibility it provides to include as many (or as few!) photos as you want to. I knew I wanted to include lots of photos from this trip because they were all so fun and happy, and spreading the trip over three spreads gave plenty of room for them. I did not worry about whether the photos were chronological, or by day, or by event, I simply chose the photos I wanted to include and placed them wherever they seemed to belong. I encourage you to give yourself permission to print and include all the photos you love without getting bogged down in the quantity or the order of things.[line] [left][/left] [right]Want to learn more about my entire process of memory keeping, using pocket pages with the Project Life system? Check out my self-paced memory keeping class called In My Pocket! Project Life is an method of memory keeping designed and marketed by Becky Higgins. I am not affiliated or sponsored by Becky Higgins, but I have found this way of memory keeping using pocket pages to be an inspiring and satisfying way to document our busy family life. I think you will love it! Click the image to learn more and to join me in the classroom![/right] [line]
Let’s have a closer look at the details of this layout!
For the left side of this layout I had the back of the ephemera layout, which established two pockets as somewhat opaque. I left those just as they were so this layout was still connected to the elements on the previous layout. I have always loved transparent and opaque elements so you can peek through to what is behind!
The Ali Edwards Travel kit had a beautiful color palette with some of my favorite colors: pink and mint green! I began this layout with the pink 4×6 journal card and treated it rather lightly, just my handwriting, a few stamps, and the cork heart. The Let’s Go stamp is from the Drive Story Kit and my date stamp is an old one from Target.
The kit also had these transparent hexagon shapes with word sentiments on one side. I adhered my photo on to one of the map 4×6 cards and then attached the hexagon on top. I also added a bit of journaling using a Sharpie marker right on top of the transparency. It seems to have worked perfect.
The two pockets from the previous layout? They are right here together. The tickets I just left so the backs show, and I love that they have the date stamped on them. Also notice the map peeking through as well. For the back of the folded bad I added a chipboard heart. It is simply adhered on top of the page protector, easy and simple!
We did an Escape Room in Gatlinburg and absolutely loved it! We chose The Legend of Atlantis as our theme and I took this photo of the mural painted around the door. I then layered one of the 2×3 cards on top and added my journaling. Notice the repetition of sideways words throughout the page?
The right hand side of course repeats colors from the left side.
I had taken a photo of the on/off-loading building at Anakeesta. The girls rode to the top of the mountain with Alan while the boys and I stayed safely on planet earth (ha!) but I love the strong angle of the roof. I cropped the photo so I had a bit of space for the Go stamp and geotag, plus a bit of journaling. Those metal icons are to die for you guys!
I used the map journal cards again on this side with the 3×4 card layered with a mint circle from Pinkfresh and a mint circle from Ali Edwards. I also used the grey word strips from Ali on my two photos, but must admit they blend in a bit. I recommend layering those over top of another label for a bit of contrast.
Alan took a selfie with the girls as they flew back down to earth. They all said they froze to bits up there, hence the hoodies and blue lips. Ha! I added a simple word sticker and another tiny cork heart.
One more cork element is found on the stripe card. I also added just the top portion of the travel log that was included in the Travel Kit. That log is really awesome and I could see doing a ton of creative things with it! I also included another photo of all the kids, and one of the staircase that led to our cabin. We really loved staying there and I highly recommend it! We found it through Air BnB and will totally go there again when we have the chance.
I hope you have been enjoying this Mini Series! I do have one more process video to share with you, and I will also film a walk through video so you can see all of these layouts altogether in the album itself. Thank you so much for joining me, see you again soon!
For today’s layout I am sharing my full process video for a pocket page layout in my 2019 Project Life album! This layout is all about our trip to Gatlinburg, TN, over Spring Break, and I am using Pinkfresh Studio Out & About collection. This is the first of three layouts for this trip, so be sure to check back to see all of these awesome travel layouts! You can view my full process video here:
Let’s have a closer look at this fun layout! The story begins while on our Spring Break trip to Gatlinburg, TN. We rented an Air BnB cabin and spent a few days exploring and visiting the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area. It was a beautiful location and we had such a wonderful time! I decided, after looking at all of the fun photos I took on our journeys, that I would definitely want to include more than one layout in my album. I love having this kind of flexibility in my memory keeping!
I began the page with a panoramic view of the Great Smokies while traveling up the mountain. I printed this at home and then added the title using the Pinkfresh puffy alphabets. I love how striking this title is: it immediately tells the reader where we are and what this layout is all about.
As I spoke about in my previous post, the Pinkfresh Out & About collection provided some fantastic opportunities through product choices. The cut apart sheet was a jumping off point for me, and the GO card + the circle card appear right here on the left side. These two cards really set the tone and colors for this layout and everything sort of grew from here. Everything else on the layout repeats these same colors in some way.
We made some new friends while here, including this adorable bear statue. I love how easily our kids agree to pose for photos – they have the option to say no but almost always do pose, and I try to make it as quick and painless as possible. A simple arrow from the ephemera pack makes for the simplest embellishment.
The red tag shows up on this side as well, layered over top of the grey patterned paper. I attached it with my tiny attacher and then added a tiny geotag just for a bit of dimension. We visited the most epic candy store on the main strip! All of the kids (and the grown-ups!) had so much fun looking around in that store!
For the right hand side I included a couple of favorite photos from different places: the main strip, Dollywood, and the view from our cabin. I wasn’t worried about putting things in chronological order, I just added photos that I love. This makes it so much less stressful to print, simply add the photos you love and don’t worry about whether they match or whether they are all from the same event.
The view from our cabin was absolutely stunning. I added a puffy sticker from Pinkfresh and a stamped image from an older travel stamp set from Studio Calico.
I used another tag from the Out & About collection, this mint green one layered on top of the yellow geometric patterned paper. I stamped a few sentiments and allow the stamps to express the words on this journal card, and then added a quick puffy sticker as well.
Notice the mint green geometric patterned paper which I used as a base for a journal card. I keep plain white card stock on my desk so I can easily add bits to make space for journaling. With a little layered banner that card is done. The black and white patterned paper was also a favorite, and you can see how I layered circle elements on top for a fun filler card.
So many awesome memories on this trip, and I am well on my way to having it documented! Stay tuned for the continuation later on this week! See you then!
Hello Lovelies! Today I thought I would share a few thoughts about using traditional scrapbook products in our Project Life layouts! I freely admit I LOVE any and all scrapbook products and when Pinkfresh Studio released their Out & About collection this year, I had to have it all. Using these products in pocket pages can be so much fun, and I wanted to share a few tips with you to help make it easier to incorporate them into your pocket pages! Check out my video here.
Here are a few of my thoughts from the video.
There are a couple of favorite techniques I like to use to help me select product for pocket pages and a few things I like to keep in mind. These are those things:
The Pinkfresh Studio Out & About collection answers all three of these questions and is the perfect collection to illustrate these points! First, select a product as the jumping off point. For this collection and for my travel layout, these tags inspired me and become an easy element to repeat across the page.
Of course, tags are so versatile and can be used in 3×4 pockets, 4×6 pockets, layered over photos and other patterned papers. They can be cut apart, they can accommodate journaling, so many possibilities! These also incorporate all the colors of the collection, naturally, so these are an easy starting place. I recommend, when layering your tags, to layer them over contrasting colors/patterns to allow them to pop. Here is one example of how I used these tags in my layout.
I have layered the red tag over the grey patterned paper in my layout. The grey patterned paper is a great neutral that allows the red to stand out against it. Speaking of neutrals, this collection has a great selection of neutrals to choose from. The grey pattern is a great option, and in the video I talked about this pattern as a great neutral too.
Now, I know color experts probably roll their eyes when I refer to mint as a “neutral” but what I mean is that this pattern will not compete with photos and it also, as geometrics do, serves as a bit of visual interest without being “loud.” I love this pattern, check out what I did with it in my layout. I used it as a base for a journal card and layered plain white cardstock plus a dimensional sticker in a contrasting color.
Sometimes traditional scrapbook collections will include a cut apart sheet, and those are invaluable in pocket pages! The cut apart sheet for this collection featured a great mixture of journal cards and labels so lots of options here!
I always cut apart most of these sheets although I might leave some of it whole in case I want to use the B side for a pocket as well. I chose two journal cards from this sheet, the yellow and mint green GO card, and the coral and pink circle card. These two cards established my colors for the layout.
Word art is always a favorite element to incorporate into pocket page layouts, and this patterned paper does not disappoint.
I did not end up using this patterned paper in my layout, but papers like this provide tons of options. Cut out any of the elements in this pattern and layer it over a contrasting color for the simplest pocket. Or just cut the paper into a 4×6 card and slide it into your pocket. You can also make your own embellishments from this one paper: punch the circles, cut out the triangles, use the plus symbols as washi strips.
If you have followed me for any length of time you know I love anything with lines on it. Papers with lines, stamps with lines, washi tapes with lines, I love it all. So this patterned paper was the easiest for me ever!
This patterned paper is perfect for a 4×6 card! It includes perfect lines for journaling and also icons for embellishment. Here is how I used this pattern in my layout, as a quick journal card. It really did not need anything else after I added the words.
Speaking of pulling elements from your patterned papers, this circle paper also gives a great number of options for pocket pages.
Again, you could cut out the circles and layer them onto journal cards on your layout, or cut the paper into 3×4 and 4×6 cards and slide them directly into your pockets. I did not use this paper in my layout but it is another great example of using elements, color, and pattern from traditional scrapbook collections!
I hope this has been inspiring for you and has helped you find simple ways to use traditional product in your pocket pages! Getting the most mileage out of our collections doesn’t have to be hard. I will share my full process video for the layout I created with these papers next week. See you then!
Welcome back Lovelies! I am so excited to share my cover page and my reason why page in my December Daily Traveler’s Notebook! It is always so excited to dive right in and start working on the actual pages, even as I am still completing foundation pages and anxiously waiting for the First of December! You can watch my process video below.
Every year I get so excited to begin these pages and this year is absolutely no different. I set about to choose one traveler’s notebook to begin with and started with the cover.
This cover already lays groundwork for being incredibly simple, so simple is how I kept it. I left the transparency (Bella Blvd.) just as it was, and added a simple wooden date plus a stamped image.
The wooden numbers are from Felicity Jane from the 2017 Joy kit, the background paper is Alexandra Renke, circle chipboard embellishment Pinkfresh Studio, and Christmas stamp is from Paislee Press.
My Reason Why each year is basically always the same, even though I have so many different reasons for doing this project the most important reason is for our family. I want nothing more than our family to remember all the amazing memories we have made each year, and specifically in this season.
I always prefer to open this project with a family photo, and this is one of my all-time favorites this year. I have used a full-page photo, and since this layout has a pocket I added an Ali Edwards transparency into the pocket.
My journaling and a simple title, echoing my Reason Why, is on the facing page. I began with the star patterned paper from Pinkfresh December Days, and notice how I cut it so the largest star was slightly off-centered. This made it so the Joy die cut could actually be in the center, and then I added a few more ornaments to balance. This left a great space for my hand-written journaling.
One final stamp at the bottom, and these pages are complete!
I have a really awesome announcement to make and I hope you will join me! You may know that I have previously created and released two memory keeping classes, called In My Pocket. I retired those for a while, but am opening those classes up again for purchase! You can click this image below to learn more.
I know that many of us are already planning and plotting our 2019 memory keeping plans, and so with that in mind I hope you will join me on a personal journey through Volume 01, beginning January 15, 2019! What does this mean? If you sign up for the Bundle, Volume 01, or if you have previously purchased Volume 01, you will receive an invitation to receive weekly emails walking through the class, lesson by lesson. This is actually really exciting and I can’t wait to share with you each week the concepts introduced in the class! If you have already purchased the class or the bundle, you don’t have to do a thing, just look for your invitation in January and sign up! If you wish to participate, be sure to purchase the class and then look for your invitation as well. Also note the special pricing, from now until December 10, 2018, all In My Pocket classes are discounted!
See you soon,
Hello lovelies and welcome to this part of the Clique Kits May Blog Hop! I am so very happy you have stopped by! If you are participating in the Blog Hop, you more than likely came here from the lovely Hannah Lemieux blog. To find the next stop on the hop, be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom! If you wish to start back at the beginning, be sure to visit the Clique Kits blog first. Also, be sure to Like/Comment on each post in the hop to be entered into a prize drawing (full details on the Clique Kits blog.)
But first, I have a little inspiration for you, using the Clique Kits May Riga kit. This kit was packed with Pinkfresh Studio products that featured lovely rose gold, pinks and peachy colors, and all around stunning products for us! I had a photo of a flower we saw in the garden shop, and even though we did not purchase it, I still took a photo because it was so beautiful!
I have a favorite traveler’s notebook that I love to document my gardening, so I grabbed that plus my photo and got to work. I absolutely LOVE the iDSN cut file from Clique Kits, and chose to cut it in the most delicate rose colored card stock I could find. I wanted just a little bit of contrast with the white background, but not too much to take away from my photo.
I cut the doily in fourths and adhered half on the top part of the page, and the other half on the bottom part of the page. I wanted my title to be my journaling, so I used the rose gold alphabet stickers to write “Such Beauty All Around Us,” using the curve of the cut file.
My photo is on the left side of the layout, tucked partially into the bottom half of the cut file. I added just a few tiny die cut embellishments below the photo and at the top of the page.
For the last little detail I scattered some random confetti across the page, some gold, some pink, and glued them down using my glue pen. My technique for that is so simple: literally hold the confetti in your hand and move your hand around the page, as if you were sowing seeds. Adhere the sequins wherever they land.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Be sure to Like/Comment in order to be entered into the prize drawing, and follow along to the next stop!
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Hello lovelies, today I am sharing this fun scrapbook layout using Pinkfresh Studio Let Your Heart Decide collection plus a Silhouette cut file from Paige Evans!
Have a look at this fun layout!
My photo, and therefore the story of this layout is about Nick and the time back in February that we went to the vintage arcade in Winston Salem. I chose a selfie we took on that day together as the starting point for this layout.
I absolutely love this cut file from the Silhouette store designed by Paige Taylor Evans. I cut strips of paper to adhere behind the pattern of the cut file. As I laid out the strips I tried to switch up the colors to add variety and texture to this background, and I adore how it turned out! Once the background was complete then I was free to add my photos and embellish.
I loved all the textures and colors in the Let Your Heart Decide collection and made a point to include my favorites here! I did use the blue frame to make the photo pop off the background, and then I layered leaves and hearts and my journaling around the photo.
I have kept my journaling really simple for this layout. The who, what, where, and when are here at the bottom of the photo, and I added my why near the top of the photo. I kept this so simple for this layout and that is ok!
My title is placed vertically on the layout, which feels somewhat unexpected but I really love it. It does an excellent job to balance the photo on the layout and I loved using those alphabets!
Thanks for joining me today! See you soon!
Hi lovelies, today I am sharing an unboxing of the Pinkfresh Studio Let Your Heart Decide collection, along with 5 effective prompts for how to use this collection as a jumping off point for creating layouts! Stay tuned on Tuesdays to see how I use this collection for my own layouts!
See you right here next Tuesday for an inspirational layout using this collection! What collections are your favorites right now? I’d love to hear what is inspiring you, so comment below!
Hi everyone, I was putting my December Daily album away and realized I had not shared the full album walk through with you yet! I am so excited every year to begin this amazing project, and then am so excited when it is finished. This album is inspired by an album project designed and marketed by Ali Edwards. You can learn more about the project and connect with others who share a passion for this project at the Ali Edwards website.
I sincerely hope that you have been inspired by this project and so please enjoy the video.
What about you? Are you still working through yours? Are you still waiting to begin? Keep going with it, even if it takes you a while longer. You will be so glad you did. Thank you for following along with me and for encouraging me and inspiring me to complete this project! If you haven’t already, be sure to follow this blog so you can keep up with all the fine things going on! You can sign up on the right hand side bar to receive emails every time a blog post is published (about every day Monday – Friday or so), or below that you can sign up to add LD to your feed, and at the bottom of my page is an email sign up to only receive major updates or announcements in your inbox (about once or twice a month).
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