Hello there again! I'm so happy to be back again to share with you a layout created with the Something Sweet kit. And as always, the first thing that I will do is to look at the floral patterned paper. Yes, I'm that crazy floral fussy cutting woman! I find so much joy to just sit down and cut. Perfect when you just a little wind down moment from all the crazy & hectic life of a stay at home mum! Lol.
When I looked at the kit, I just knew that I had to scrap the photo of my daughter and her newly-found Japanese friend. We visited Japan last year and stayed with our beautiful friend and her family. Both of these girls bonded so well and they still talk about each other every now & then. I can't wait to see them together again when they visit us in Malaysia this coming September. And what better way to scrap about their friendship with the Something Sweet kit + all the beautiful add ons! Just can't get enough of these two girls :)
Thank you for coming by again! Happy Crafting!
February 19, 2016
There are few color combinations I love more in this world than pink and gold.... That's probably why this months kit is my favorite kit of all time. I'm completely smitten over the collection of papers, stamps and embellishments. In fact, every time I sat down to work on this Midori style mini book, I became completely giddy!
Those gold dipped letters, that gorgeous stamp, the adorable little candy hearts!!! I'm seriously in LOVE!!!!
The cover of this little mini album is made using water color paper, it's so thick and pretty and I just love being able to add a splash of pink water color wherever I want!
This travelers notebook style mini album was was super easy to make! I just took a long piece of water color paper and folded it in half. Then I used a needle to poke holes near the top and bottom of the middle crease. When you add a piece of elastic string through the holes and tie in a knot, it becomes super fun to add different pages, or envelopes or whatever you like!
this months kit also has a stitching template, which I used to make that fun pink heart! Adding a bunch of those Maggie Holmes stickers, added the perfect touch!
One of the reasons I love mini albums is because it's easy to add photos that take up a lot of space without having to print large pictures! That picture there is only a 4x4!
I really am obsessed with the embellishments in this collection! They're absolutely fabulous and I could use them over and over again forevermore!
those cork hearts are such a fun embellishment! I loved using them here to make a border below my photo!
Then there's those cute little envelopes that made the perfect addition to my travelers notebook style mini album!
I taped some vellum to the inside of the folder so I could write a little note later
Still fawning over these embellishments!! See what I did there ;)
I hope you all enjoyed this fun little midori style mini album!!!
Happy Thursday Friends! Today I am sharing with you the beginnings of an altered mini album. I found this book at a thrift store, and it could not have been more perfect. The title is "Stories" and I grabbed it for the first volume of a project I am working on. This year on the 16th of each month I am taking 16 photos in effort to improve my photography skills...these are some photos from January.
I gutted the book of its original pages and for the binding I punched a hole in the spine and on the folds of the papers and stuck a binder ring through. I used patterned papers from this month's paper add on and just mod-podged them to the cover. Easy peasy. I tried to incorporate all of the stamps that I could and the roller stamp by Amy Tangerine (also an add on) was fun to add randomly on the inside cover of the book.
Here I used the the ampersand and "the good" and "the bad" stamps on some gold washi and I was sure to use Staz On ink so that it wouldn't smear. I love that bold puffy ampersand right in the middle of those stripes.
So far there is no heavy duty journaling, but with every sentence it adds up to sort of the big picture.
I wanted to add smaller elements to break up the pages and the mini folders were perfect for that!
I know I will use that "my thoughts:" stamp over and over in my projects!
One thing that was fun to do in this album was mix the stamping with my handwriting. I love looking at the words and look for ways to include them as part of my journaling.
I have so much love for the simplicity of this and I can't wait to keep adding photos and stories to this altered book. Hope y'all are enjoying all of the goodness this month and love seeing how everyone is using their stamps.
Hi Y'all! For today's "Off the page" post I created a mini album with a mix of the Something Sweet and the Susie kit. The size of my album pages and photos is 3x4 Inch because I wanted to use some the cut apart cards (which also come with this month's paper add-on). I chose the cards and started to decorate them and added a photo in between here and there.
I printed and cut this month's exclusive subscriber printable sheet and added the embellished pocket on the inside of my album to hold the tickets from this day (we went to a flower show).
For the journaling I've also used one of the cards and printed it directly on the card and as a final touch I added a phrase with the Amy Tangerine stamp.
For this card I used the stencil from the Heart Embellishment Bag with two different stamping inks to create an ombré look. Again I've used the rotary stamp and I've also used the tiny alphabet stamps from the You & Me stamp set which is definitely one of my favorites. And if you missed this month's kit you could still get the Something Sweet stamp set seperately which I also used throughout my album.
For the cover of my mini album I've used the white dotted cardstock from the Susie kit and and on the inside I used some white cardstock. I added a slot to stuck in my album. The twine I've used to close the album and to hold the pages is also from the Heart Embellishment Bag.
I hope my little album inspires you. Have fun creating!
Oh, I had so much fun with this one! Can you tell?
Don't you just adore that pink ombre paper? It's my very favourite in the January 'Susie' kit: all those yummy shades of pink!
I always make a beeline for the branding strips too: they're always so pretty.
This one is a bit of a 'my baby's growing up'-story. It's kind of sad when they go off Disney Princesses and everything pink, isn't it? Having said that, if she's anything like me, she'll love all that again when she's a grown-up. These days, it's me asking her if we can watch Tangled or Enchanted!
I loved the vellum hearts that came in the kit so much that I traced a few extras and hand-stitched them into place. I love how they look layered up together.
Thanks so much for joining me today!
Often times, I'm always inspired by the photos that I snapped & printed out for my layout. For this particular photo, my daughter was asked to be a flower girl for my brother-in-law's wedding & we were happy for her. She's such a girly girl and she has witnessed a few weddings herself.
So with that in mind, I started to look for flower patterned paper in the Susie kit. I'm a huge fan of flowers and thrilled that Felicity Kit has flower patterned papers each month! Yes, you heard me right! I also love the black & white bold stripes at the back of the flower patterned paper & decided to include that onto my layout as well. The bride & groom were wearing black & white and with that it matched the bill. Floral + stripes are such awesome combo.
Next, I added the doilies onto the layout. That was certainly inspired by the bride's beautiful dress that has lace patterns at the shoulder. And completed the layout with a lil stamping for my journaling, pretty details & a title.
Thank you for letting me share today!
This month's kit subscriber printables included a cute 3 x 4 striped pocket, perfect for on the page... and off the page projects. Like to hold this tic tac toe card and a few candy hearts for the littles on Valentine's Day.
I've included a link to download the 3 x 4 printable tic tac toe card below along with some hearts, incase you don't have any of the candy variety around the house. :)
[ a quick printing tip: if you'd like to print more than one to a page, when you open the pdf in preview, go to file > print > and increase the copies per page to 4]
Happy Valentine's Day, friends!
xo - Jeana
As I begin my 5th year of pocket-style scrapbooking, I think the biggest tip I'd offer someone wanting to document in this style of album is to:
* PRINT YOUR PHOTOS ONCE A WEEK *
Choose a time. Make an appointment. Stay on top of it.
I know, it seems like the most obvious thing to say, but for me, it's one of the biggest factors for staying active in my pocket page album. You'll notice I didn't say "current", because that's not the case for me, but I'm super satisfied with "active". Active means that I have journaling holes, and pages with blank pockets. I have sticky notes throughout my albums with little tidbits I want to remember to add, but the bottom line is that I can glance through that swiss cheese album and still get a sense of our memories. The printed photos prompt memories and I can go back and fill in the gaps. The photos are off my screen and can be held, cherished, and even if I never get around to doing more, they are represented in my albums in chronological order. For me, that's a win. We all want the perfect album with all of our stories beautifully recorded, but I'm happy to accept this stage that heads in that direction, vs. having nothing done at all.
* USE A MONTHLY KIT TO KEEP YOU INSPIRED *
Using a kit can definitely help spur you past this stage of photo printing, into the decorative stage. Receiving the Felicity Jane kit each month motivates me to take those blank spots and fill in more of my family's story. It certainly adds some pretty to our pages, with very little effort (the patterns alone add interest and gorgeous accents... add in some stamps and embellishments and you're WELL on your way to a cherished album).
TIPS for using Felicty Jane in your album:
If you've followed my first tip, be proud of your accomplishment! Enjoy peeking through at the photos, regardless of where you're at in the stage of decorating! I hope that Felicity Jane is your kit of choice and that you'll share your creations on Instagram using the hashtag #felicityjane. It's a great source for inspiration, and a perfect spot for you to share yours, too!
You can watch my process here:
Every month, as I look through my kit, I always jot down different story ideas that come to me. This month I have a long list. Today I am going to share with you one of those stories
Here is look at my layout.
6X12 layouts are my favorite ones to do. I think it would be fun to have a whole album full of just that size.
For this layout I started with the story, and then I found and took some photos to go with it. since I was documenting my love for girly things, I knew I wanted the layout to be... well, super girly. This month's "Something Sweet" kit was perfect for that.
I ended up using a lot of things from the printable that is sent to subscribers. What I love about the printable, is that you can print it as many times as you want. I ended up printing it twice, because I couldn't get enough of those super pretty flowers.
I had originally planned on just typing my story, and cutting it into strips to add to the front of my layout. Once I started to actually type it out, I realized I had a lot to tell. Because my words could not possibly fit on the front of my layout, I decided to put the story on the back.
What started as a fun little layout about my love for all things girly, turned into a walk down memory lane. In my journaling I talk about how I have been a "girly girl" for as long as I can remember. I also recorded a bunch of fun little memories I have. Like how I cut out and saved every Cover Girl ad I ever found in a magazine, and my ridiculous lipstick routine I had in high school.
To make the back a pretty as the front, I added a couple of pictures of my current make-up stash and added a few more of those printable flowers.
I LOVE how this layout turned out and I love that I have all these little memories recorded even more!!
If you want to see how this layout came together, you can watch my process video below.