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.

Project Life 2018: Week 4

Paislee Press just released a new digital kit called Messy Beautiful and I am slightly obsessed with the pretty color palette. There were also photo templates in this release which made it super fast to put together the spread for this week.

Project Life 2018: Week 3

I just finished taking the Day By Day class at Studio Calico, which was all about pocket page scrapbooking and picked up some useful tips. One of them was a reminder to journal because the words can tell the stories that the photos can't. So for this week's spread I found myself journaling a lot and writing down the little stories that made up our week.

Project Life 2017: Week 37

I've got several weeks from 2017 that are partially done (photos and a few journal cards selected) and just sitting on my desk. This weekend I spent a half hour finishing this one up. I had purchased the Stuff zine from LifeLovePaper last year and was inspired by the pretty colors and shopping theme to use it in this week's spread.