Friday, 24 February 2017

Creative Journaling Page | 2017 Goals

Hello everyone!

I'm back today with a spread in my creative journal, all about my goals for this year! I'm loving my traveller's notebook for this kind of memory-keeping; it allows me to journal a little more than Project Life does, and really note down my thoughts and feelings about an event. 

I used the beautiful January Brimbles Box to put these pages together, and the goal-focused sentiments were just perfect!

Part of the journaling is quite personal, so I decided to create a tip-in. I used washi tape from the box, along with one of the 6x4 cards from the cut apart sheet, to create this lift-the-flap type page. It not only covers my more private thoughts, but allowed me an extra space to write my general goals for the year. I decorated the card with some phrase stickers from my stash, and some of the gorgeous foiled stickers from the box. I love the planner sticker, too.

I covered the right-hand page in some of the marbled paper from the box; I treated it almost as a scrapbook page. I layered a doily from my stash, a photo of my friends and I from New Year's Eve, and trimmed out the circular "Goals" piece from a card on the cut apart sheet. I picked out some alphas from my stash to create a title, along with a few more of those phrase stickers to tie in both pages. To finish the spread, I used a tab from the box for a bit of dimension and interest. I think it looks fab to have tabs and bits and pieces visible when the notebook is closed. 

I hope you enjoyed seeing my project! You can also find me on Youtube, Instagram and Twitter.


Sunday, 5 February 2017

Creative Journaling | Iceland 2016

Hello everyone,

I'm back today with another project share, using the beautiful Woodland kit. Today I thought I'd create something a little bit different (for me anyway!) and put together a creative journaling spread in my traveller's notebook. 

Firstly I layered up some washi tapes from my stash on the left hand page, and trimmed a piece of the Hazelwood Roses paper for the right hand page. I wanted to create a column on the right hand page using photos and embellishments, so I arranged the photos vertically and filled in the gaps with some of the puffy stickers and ephemera from the kit, as well as some enamel dots and letter stickers from my stash. I used these same letter stickers on the left hand page to create a title, also.

The left hand page is very simple: I loved the globe from the ephemera pack, so I decided to make that the focal point of the page, combined with a photo of the plane's wing (of course!) Again I layered some washi and puffy stickers, stamped the date and it was complete! I went back and wrote about our trip to Iceland, but I decided to photograph the project beforehand.

I absolutely love this spread; I'm wondering if Creative Journaling prcoess videos might go down well on my channel?

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Project Life 2017 | My Title Page

Hello all!

I hope 2017 is treating you well so far! Today, I'm super excited to share my first project of the year with you, using the beautiful Woodland kit from Like For Ever. This is my 3rd full year of doing Project Life, and I'm still absolutely hooked. Every year, I create a title page for my album, and I thought I'd share 2017's with you. It was also shared on the Like For Ever blog, here, if you'd rather go and have a mooch there!

One of my goals is to really simplify my scrapping this year; I'm going to go back to monthly documenting instead of weekly, and I want to allow my photos to tell the story. I don't want to smother everything in embellishments, as I have a tendency to do. With that in mind, I wanted to keep my title page really simple this year too, so I went for black and white photos for a cleaner look. I wanted a photo of each of us (myself, my boyfriend and the dogs) as it's our first full year living together as a little family! My younger brother took some lovely photos of us on Christmas Day, and I wanted to include those, as well as a few random ones from the end of 2016.

I started with my title card, which again, I wanted to keep simple. I know, I know, this still looks super busy.. it's simple compared to my usual explosion of "stuff"! I HAD to feature the beautiful Hazelwood Roses paper from the kit, so I trimmed a 6x4 piece and outlined it to add a little interest, before adhering a white doily off-centre. The "Life is Lovely" phrase from the decorative thickers was perfect for this card, and I finished the title with a pastel and gold arrow from the same thicker pack. To finish off the card, I layered up a few die cuts from the kit's ephemera pack, dotted around some Pretty Pink Posh sequins and splattered some of my favourite gold Heidi Swapp Colour Shine. 

I'm a little bit obsessed with outlining lately, so I decided to continue this throughout the page. I used cardstock from the kit, along with one of the patterned papers, to make 3x4 backing cards for my photos before outlining them. I also outlined those little banners from the ephemera pack, added more sequins and a puffy sticker from the kit to create an embellishment cluster on the bottom right photo. I also used the gold thickers from the kit to spell out "2017" on one of the 3x4 photos.

The final touch was a tag with some hidden journalling, which is another recent favourite thing of mine. I stamped out some basic goals for 2017 using a wooden alphabet stamp set from Hobbycraft I had in my stash, and some Staze On black ink. I outlined the tag, and popped it behind one of the 3x4 cards. I absolutely love how it all turned out, and I always like to have little interactive elements on my pages!

I hope you've enjoyed seeing my title page for 2017, and that it's maybe given you some ideas or inspiration! 

Sunday, 4 December 2016

December Daily Plans and Scrapbook Supplies!

Hi all, and welcome to another Blogmas post!

Today I thought I'd share my December scrapbooking plans, and some of the supplies I intend to use this month. This year, I'm doing things a little differently! To me, my project life albums don't feel finished if I document December elsewhere, so I always include a few pages of Christmassy photos. However, this year I'm going to be making a few mini albums alongside my usual project life pages! I have an 8x8 red album I bought recently from Hobbycraft, and a 4x4 gold album that I've had hanging around for over a year... oops. Both albums are by We R Memory Keepers. I'm intending to use the 8x8 album for December Daily, by making a layout a day of my favourite photo/s from said day. In this album, I intend to stick mostly with traditional Christmassy colours, which I'll touch on later! The 4x4 gold album will be used to make a little "Merry Woofmas" album, of all my favourite festive pictures of my dogs. I've already taken SO many, it's a little embarrassing. I'm not sure what colour scheme I'll go with yet, but so far all my photos have been quite heavy on the red hues of Christmas, so I may end up going traditional in this album too.

You might be wondering why I'm mentioning colour schemes... it's because I have two to choose from! I have all my traditional bits and pieces in reds and greens, and then I have almost the entire Snow and Cocoa collection by Crate Paper, which features more pinks and teals. I absolutely love both options, and I wanted to make use of both this year, but I didn't really want to mix them. Instead, I've separated them into two boxes, and I think I'm going to use the traditional bits for my layout a day album, and the Snow and Cocoa collection for my Project Life pages. You wait though... I'll probably end up mixing them after all!

I hope you've enjoyed hearing my plans for scrapping in December! There'll be lots of process videos and layout shares along the way too, so I hope you'll follow along!

Are you doing December Daily?