Project Life 2018: A long weekend in Seattle

In early May of this year, we took a short trip to Seattle to see some friends and play tourist. Although this trip will probably be documented more fully in a mini-album of some kind, I wanted to add a couple of inserts to my Project Life album as a summary.

I created one 9x12" spread for each day of the trip, so I ended up with 4 extra pages (2 total inserts) to add to my album.

Project Life 2018: Week 26

As the days start to get shorter and Summer slowly fades away, I'm happy to hold on a little longer by documenting the memories created during the season. I loved making this bright spread with both kits from Kelly Purkey and Feed Your Craft.

Studio Calico: July Guest Designer

Studio Calico asked me to be a guest designer for their Documenter Kit this month. It was fun to work with the July "Great Escape" documenter kit, which had a lot of nice embellishments and bright, summery colors.

I made three 12x12 pocket page spreads just using the kit, which I talked about on their blog here.

Project Life 2018: Week 25

One of the (many) reasons I like working with digital supplies is the ability to re-color and customize the elements. I often do this to perfectly match other shades found in photos or already-printed, physical cards.

For Week 25 in my pocket page album, I did exactly this.

Everyday Explorers Projects: June

I made a couple of pages using the June release of stamps at Everyday Explorers Co. The Choose Your Own Adventure stamp set is SO good! I'm pretty sure I will be using all of these little postage stamps eventually!

We recently spent a long weekend in Seattle and I will probably do a mini-album of this trip at some point. But since mini-albums take me a long time, and I'm a little particular about not leaving anything out from my Project Life albums, I decided to add a few inserts with some photos from the trip to my album. This page documents a day where we drove North from Seattle to explore some other towns (Mt. Vernon and Bellingham) and then drove South to stop at Deception Pass State Park for some nice hiking. It was a spectacular day.

Project Life 2018: Week 20

An external hard drive which contained photos from the last 10 years failed about a month ago and it's been crippling regarding my memory-keeping. I talked about what happened on Instagram so I won't go into it again here, except to remind everyone: Please check your backups!

I'm creating with the current photos I have on my phone and what was left on my camera cards while I wait on whether any of my data can be recovered. The failed hard drive is now with a data recovery lab.

Anyway, onto scrappy talk... :)

One Little Word 2018: April

Yes, I know it's been a while since I updated this blog! I've been posting most of my layouts on Instagram which is so easy and haven't made the time to do any posts. I'm starting up again with this post, and hope to share some previous layouts in the next few weeks.

This year I'm participating in One Little Word, a project started by Ali Edwards. (You can find out more about the project here.) This is my first time doing it and like most projects, I started out motivated and completed the January prompts. Then February and March came, which ended up being very busy months for me and I didn't work on it. But at the end of March, I picked up where I left off and have completed the February and March prompts. I will be working on April and May together this month.