Saturday, December 6, 2014

My December Daily 2014

Yeah- this is my 6th year of creating a mini book specifically geared towards the month if December:) this years album is a Sn@p chevron album from Simple Stories and using Cozy Christmas, paper and embellishments from the same! 
I like to post a bunch of photos of the "before" and will post a few pics of the album as I finish things off:) 
I find it's such a busy exciting month, it's fun to document everything we do all month long... And even easier to do because the album is pre-done:)
This page has a flip up pocket

This page also has a fold-out so I didn't have to cover the gorgeous tree on the page insert.

I will definitely add more pocket pages, but this is a great start- I can't wait too see what Demcember will bring:)!!

I hope you feel inspired!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Project Life Recap - Part 2

If the idea of creating a family event (yearbook) or Project life photo pocket album intrigues you - I hope you had a chance to read Part 1 of our Project Life Recap:-)

Part 2 will take us through the months of March and April

March - Techniques we did with the Class Kit -
Used Dylusions sprays and masks
Work with Gesso
Create a 12x12 layout based on a sketch

Journaling prompt was  - Subway art inspiration- use it in a layout

Sample of my pages -
Once again - one of the reasons I LOVE scrapbooking this way - is important events - Like BIRTHDAYS, are scrapbooked right aways!! And since I printed the pictures for this ; I printed extras and did a 2 page layout for Aubrey's book at the same time!

Lots of pictures of the snow because this was the winter that never wanted to end!!

the page on the right here was the bonus page for March - the design is exactly opposite of the other style we use every month, allowing for your 4x6 photos to be portrait style and your 3x4's to be Landscape
Here I used the Gesso with the Tim Holtz star mask and threw a little bit of glitter on while it was still wet - it turned out great!

lots of dylusions mists, make a fun and colorful background

another reason I LOVE Project Life scrapbooking - Memorabilia!
I'm a keeper of "stuff" on this page I cut up Aubrey's paper which was 8.5x11 into a size that would work for my page (3 pockets) and also incorporated a Yellow slip ( in our school Yellow is awesome!) that Dain brought home one day

my take on the sketch - I incorporated my Subway style journaling by using a 4x6 card from the Simple Stories line Homespun.
Here is Nicole take on the same sketch - and she typed up her House Rules - so cute!

and she also loves to keep memorabilia - she just used an 8.5x11 page protector to hold her child's art!
Techniques- Wax Seals (this was fun and different, we encouraged to use it as a focal point)
Roller Stamps and brayers with paint
Stamping your own labels
And our writing Prompt was Song Lyrics:-)
Sometimes a Sing hits you. Hard.  There's just something about music. It evokes emotions and brings back memories.  These songs are on repeat in our head!  This time, I couldn't just keep some of those words in my head. I had to record them. I want to remember what they mean to me, why they are so important.
Here are my pages for the Month

my "LOVE" wax seal

Just the chorus of song lyrics that means something to me right now

I used the Studio Calico dot brayer to decorate my envelope

inside of it I printed out even more songs - including the one who's chorus I used for the page above - so many songs mean something!
used arrows to point to my kids because the pictures at their dance festival had bad lighting and were a little blurry:-(

our extra page this month was a 6x12 page protector - kind of fun to scrap both sides of a 6x12 - pretty easy:-)

and there it is - March and April all done - Memories documented!
Part 3 will be out shortly...
I hope you feel inspired!