9 Cute mini layouts and 3 journaling cards for December 16th to 20th – lots of writing for this page on lovely decorated journal cards.
3 Clever Tips:
- Take a screen shot of a text conversation, especially if you don’t have a photo for that moment
- Stamp a label or two to stick out behind a photo to write your journaling on
- Didn’t get a photo of you baking? Then add a photo of your cup of tea and treats when you are ready to eat them!
Here we are with Days 11-15! I used those cute little trees from Watercolor Christmas down the bottom too. These little mini layouts (pocket Page cards) are a great way to use up those scraps that often get thrown away.
A few ways I have used them:
- punched circles and other shapes
- fussy cutting ( the church in the top right corner)
Here is Dec 6-10. Had to protect the innocent on this and the next few pages hence the blob circles on the photos. most of the supplies are Stampin’ Up! but I also used some printables etc I picked up off the internet.
I fussy cut a few pieces from Designer paper on this layout so I could use them to flash up some corners. I again used my Merry Mice Stamp Set which gives some continuity to the whole project. Also punched circles make a great accent.
Well I succeeded at creating a card for each day in December but I still have to do the 25th. I did about 5 days to each 12 X 12 pocket page and that worked quite well.
Days 1 through 5 a title card 2 journaling cards and 5 mini spreads.
OK this is the year! I have watched a heap of Youtube videos on December Daily and similar Christmas/December documenting projects over the last while and so this year I’m going to give it a go.
I decided to do it as a section in my usual scrapbook using pocket pages rather than a separate album as most fold seem to do. I’m trying to keep it simple and achievable. I’ve made up some “foundation pages” which I can add photos and stories straight to. The first page has a 4X6 intro card as well. Here the pages I have set up so check back over the next few weeks and see how I’m getting on with this challenge.
I have used a Designer Series Paper pack from the Seasonal Catalogue called Merry Little Christmas plus lots of leftover bits from retired Christmas packs. The two stamp sets I have used so far are Merry Mice from the Annual Catalogue and Watercolour Christmas from the Seasonal catalogue
I have been exploring Travellers Notebooks recently as a different way to document thoughts, things I want to remember or reminisce about and having a “feel good” book of inspiration for when things are tough. I love that I can have different notebooks for different purposes and I can really break out and experiment with techniques or styles I haven’t tried before. This isn’t the project I was going to share with you today but after a fun filled day with my family (and discovering there was no ink in the printer to print the photos for said project) this is the one you get instead.
This is a spread from my “Change” notebook where I am gathering supportive quotes for helping me to make some life changes.
The best thing about this layout was that I used up some of my sadly neglected Washi Tapes along with some paper strips.
I made the notebook myself and it measures 11 X 21 cm when closed. I’ve also made my own covers that hold 4 notebooks. Gotta love Youtube and the people who share their knowledge and creativity so freely.
Hi folks I know I have been missing in action for a long time this time but I have a note from the doctor and I’m now on the mend. I have been feeling “off” for a while, bone draggingly exhausted and generally quite rundown. I put it down to stress and ageing as many of us do when these kind of things creep up on you slowly. Then I got to feeling like my head was going to explode, my heart was pounding and I felt dizzy and sick. Time for a visit to the doctor where he said that our family history of high blood pressure had caught up with me. That explained so much! Its been a few weeks since that and medication is fixing things up nicely (the Doctor is very pleased) and I am regaining some energy and passion to get back to business. I would like to offer my huge apologies to my loyal readers and customers for my lack of content and communication but most days it was all I could do to get through the day. I can probably count on one hand how many times Ive picking up the stamps and loveliness I got from the Seasonal catalogue and used them. I have however started a new project which I will share with you tomorrow. In the meantime here is the NEWS! This is a long on so grab a cup of tea first
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- Host sets can be purchased using only Stampin’ Rewards from a qualifying party.
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We also have a new product coming in next years Annual catalogue which is having a limited pre- release delivery in mid March. With the launch of this tool, Stampin’ Up! are trying something different: testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. THIS WILL BE STARTING DEC 6 AND ENDING DEC 31 In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information but it will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct. LIMIT of ONE per CUSTOMER for reservation
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Ok now for something pretty, my sons birthday card from October
You just will not believe how many scrapbook layouts and cards I have completed over the last 6 months that have not seen the light of day on my blog. I confess to you that I am quite ashamed I havent been blogging much (READ – barely at all) this year. No excuses Ive been rubbish at it. I have posted a bit more on my Facebook page and I even had a go at a wee short Facebook LIVE video. Need a much better set up than I have for that but hey who knows what the future holds!
I have been frequenting YouTube a lot more and have started following a few different creators, one of whom, is Dearly Dee. Its always nice to find a Youtuber from your own little country and Dee has inspired me no end. I have discovered Travellers Notebooks through her and have now made a pile of my own and started experimenting with them so watch this space. I love that I can use up lots of wee scraps of paper on them and that it feels much more “free” than a scrapbook page.
Anyway for all your patience I’m going to give you a little gallery of some of my scrapbook layouts. The photos are a bit shocking, really think I need a new camera but at least it gives you something to look at. Please do excuse the blobs and boxes, I’m just trying to protect the innocent!!
Hi folks just wanted to share the card demo’d at my party on Wednesday. It used a few techniques, Masking, sponging and collaged stamps. I love the effect and the sponging is so simple but looks really effective. You might remember I use it on this card back in January when I first played with my In This World stamp set.
Its a fun wee Z type fold.
Dont forget to place your SAB qualifying orders before the 31st.