Sunday, June 29, 2014

#JuneTweetSketch at Birds of A Feather Kit Co

*blowing dust away*

It's summer time so that means I am dusting off the scrap desk and catching up on some scrapbooking! A fresh photo and sketch always get me going so I grabbed a photo that I snapped yesterday with my phone, along with several instax mini polaroid prints taken with my daughter's camera, and this fun sketch by Kristin:

and I came up with this:
 I used the mini polaroids in place of the envelopes, threw some flair around until I was happy and called it done! This is the only layout I've done...probably all of 2014? But definitely the fastest layout in years! Thanks for the inspiration Kristin :)

I did use an old Birds of A Feather Kit for this - the paper and a few embellies. But most of the embellishments are from my own stash of project life items.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

December Daily Project Life 2013

This is my second go at a December Daily after swearing that I would never, EVER!, do another. This time I purchased a set including the album, Merry & Bright kit and pens off of HSN. I never could find the Merry & Bright kit locally so I am glad I splurged to buy online.

{I apologize about the size and darkness. I was in a hurry to post and move on, ha!}

The album:
 I actually started right after Thanksgiving so I didn't want to call it my December Daily. Christmas Memories!
 I stayed on top of the picture printing and journaling the first few days.
 And then I quickly trailed off... However, these Project Life cards made it SO EASY to get caught up!
 I was able to find photos for almost every day when I pulled everything off of my phone...
 But I did miss a few days, mainly because I was sick for 2 weeks, the worst being right before and after Christmas.
 I can't say the photos are what I dreamed of when I first started, but I am very thrilled now that the project is done.
 I did go back at the end and add sequins on every layout. Not sure if I would do it again, but it is a perfect representation of what my girls are into right now. Sparkle!
 Some pages are definitely more plain than others...
 And Christmas memories turned into Birthday memories for a spread...
 and then ended with New Years Eve memories :)
You can see that I did trim out page protectors. HUGE downside to this album is having a predetermined number of pages in the album. I ended up cutting out half of the pages pretty easily.

I'm hoping that this time next year, I won't be wrapping up just a December Daily album but an entire year of Project Life. I have tried this digitally several times and don't like it, but I do really enjoy the paper form and obviously had more success. ;) I have subscribed to Studio Calico's kit club for Project Life style cards and embellishments, as well as enrolled in a class for support. Can't wait to get started!!