torsdag 7 januari 2016

Project Life 2016 | Title page

I still have to share the remain of my Project Life album from 2015, it´s coming later this week, but I wanted to throw in my 2016 title page in here right away. 
I first had the plan to use the back of the very last page protector of the 2015 album to document the first part of week 53 and then skip the title page and use that first page of the first page protector in the 2016 album. But alas seeing all the title page inspiration around the interwebs made me cave and made a title page anyway :)

As you can see it is super simple with current photos of us mugshot style with just a few facts about each of us typed on white cardstock. I actually do love to see our photos of us at the beginning of each year as I go back and flip through our older albums, so I am very happy I have made them.

Did you make a title page this year? 

söndag 27 september 2015

Project Life 2015 | Week 32-35

Hi there! I am happy to see a few of you actually pop in once in a while. I have been thinking alot about blogging lately. Many of my favorite bloggers have retired their blogs and even though I read many, many blogs I kind of know where they are coming from. Sharing your creative work is so much easier on Instagram for example where you might have many followers and you have the option to just share the photo with a short caption. I am not there just yet, I still want to have this space. I just wanted to let you know that posting will continue to be spare, but I still am very happy that you are here!

Today I wanted to share a few recent Project Life spreads. 

Week 32: Summer was still in full swing and we spend a lot of time outside. We took advantage of the good weather and picked wild raspberries and tomatoes. 

I had a few inserts this week. A card from a package we recieved and a postcard. On the backside of the card I made mini layouts of other stories.

Week 33: I focused on the first half of the week where we visited my sister and her family. We got to see our new niece for the first time and I used photos of us three holding her in an insert. 

Week 34: This was the week when Ali Edwards Week in the life happened. I didn´t do the project per say, but I used a collage app on my phone to make daily collages. This way I could fit a whole lot of photos in one spread! This is the route I am taking on ver busy weeks aswell with just one journaling card reviewing the week.

Week 35: First, I am sorry about the very washed out photos of the spread! Next, I see that used the week in review approach here too! I remember being so tired this week and it usually shows in my spreads with little to no journaling.

My daughter turned 16 the Monday after, but we had her party on Sunday. It was a greay day! And we went to the sunflower field for the first time this year #yes!

And there are 3 more weeks documented!

tisdag 2 juni 2015

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onsdag 29 april 2015

One more minialbum layout

I wanted to share another mini album layout. I first made one for the April gallery at WCS, it was so much fun I made one more! 
This time I printed a few of my daughter's Snapchat photos. She usually is very photogenic, but on there she is known for her funny faces. 

I love how the colors go together on this! 

måndag 13 april 2015

Pocket Letters

I first stumbled over Pocket Letters on Pinterest and thought: "Great! Like I need another hobby!" But the more I looked into it the more interested I became! So it is basically a creative way of pen-paling. You use one of those baseball card page protectors and make each pocket pretty with patterned paper, bits and pieces. Somewhere you tuck a letter to your friend and you can use a mail tag to ask more questions about them.

I jumped on the bandwagon, of course! Right now I have 2 Pocket Letter pals and that is ok for now. It is a delight to recieve some happy, fun mail once in a while and I find it super relaxing to make them. It is creative play without any "rules" of memory keeping, keeping up etc. And, which is a great plus, it is an awesome way to use up bits and pieces left over from other projects!

I have recieved two so far and send out three. It´s exciting! 

I have prepared some cards for my next few and made a biger painting on paper, cut it apart and will use that as my background cards. See, fun and a creative outlet! 

torsdag 9 april 2015

Project Life | Weeks 10-13

Hi there!

I have decided to bundle up my Project Life posts. I am fast at finishing the spreads each week, but I thought I´d share a few in each post and hopefully that way I will add more info to each.

Week 10 | I had a multiple pocket page from the week before, so I adapted my weekly card to a smaller size. It is a good challenge for me to have other sizes on the ockets to work with.
I also added in one of the best group messages I have ever got to an extra pocket this week. I just printed it in Word and cut to size.

On the backside of that message I added the handwritten note I got from my sweet friend Susanna! She sent me those lovely knitted handwarmers on the right. The best mail day ever! 

Week 11 | This was the week I took off work and tried to feel better personally. I rested, crafted, walked. I didn´t add words about it really, but the photos are of my peaceful moments.
I added an insert with a enlarged photo of a peace sign I saw on one of my walks.

Week 12 | This week was so spring like and I think it shows on the spread. This week I also wanted to try printing a bigger photo to span over two pockets. I think I have done this one or two times before and I love the look of it. I had a few scrap sheets of bigger photo papers and used one of those for this.

Week 13 | This week was mostly about putting our house on the market. Hence the card: " Moving is fun. said noone ever." :) We uncluttered the house for the photographer and boy is it hard to have a clean and simple look with all the stuff we have! 
I tried out printing a photo in a triangle shape and it makes for a fun accent. The blurred card/photo is from work and the last photo was made with the app A beautiful mess on my iphone. 

Well, that´s it! 

tisdag 7 april 2015

WCS | April gallery

Hello! Thank you for hanging around while I took a well needed blogging break! I'm back with a how-to post on my WCS contribution in this months gallery. Enjoy!

This month´s theme at WCS is minibooks. A year ago or so is the last time I did a mini. I really like seeing them and find big inspiration in them, but I don´t see a point for me to do them. I have my PL album and layouts where I think I get all the storys down. However, I haven´t missed one single gallery since I got on the team, so I really wanted to make something. I went about thinking of something that I would find useful, something that would work for me. I have done a ton of layouts with multiple photos on them before, I don´t see that as a problem. So, I came up with an idea to add a "minialbum" on to a layout. 

I had a bunch of photos of sunsets that I printed in a square format. I used pocket page protectors from Simple stories and cut the big sqaure pockets out and ended up with five of them which would make my "minialbum".

I wanted the pockets aligned so that I could easily flip them, so I had some washi tape hold them in position while I mounted everything with double sided tape ontop of my page protector. 

I really love how it turned out and have already made another version of this!