Friday, 19 August 2016

Scrapbooking Motivation and Validation inspired by The Scrap Gals

Hello all! In this video I am discussing a deeper conversation about scrapbooking - my motivation and validation. This includes some of the reasons why I scrapbook, what motivates me to do it, and what makes me feel validated in doing it. If you would like to join in on the conversation, please comment below or check out The Scrap Gals Facebook page. Click here to listen to the "Motivation & Validation" podcast that I was inspired by.

To see my chatty video, visit this link until I get the video embedded in this post.
As I mentioned in the video, this is not a sponsored video or post, but I just really love this podcast and the community as they continually inspire me to think deeper about scrapbooking. If you enjoyed this topic please let me know, as I have several other "deeper" crafty topics i would like to discuss! Thank you for stopping by today!

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Washi Tape Tuesday: Layout Ideas and my Washi Collection

I had a great response to my idea of creating a washi tape series, so I jumped on it right away! Please feel free to leave me a comment letting me know if you have any other project ideas, as I would love to try to incorporate those too. I plan to do a video for this series about once a week (typically on Tuesdays) until I get bored or run out of ideas. In this video I share several of my recent layouts that use washi in different ways and I also show my tape collection and storage system. I hope that you enjoy!


Check out this site where I have ordered washi before. They have some very inexpensive rolls with nice designs. If you are interested in seeing my "For You" layout process, check it out here. thank you for stopping by today! I hope you are as excited for this series as I am!

Saturday, 13 August 2016

The Young Scrappers Video/Blog Hop: "For You" Layout Process

Today I am creating a layout based on the moodboard for The Young Scrappers Facebook group. The group is a wonderful community of young people who scrapbook and you should definitely check it out, Please feel free to also participate in the moodboard challenge and create any kind of project that is inspired by it!

See the next stop in the hop here!

Don't forget to check out The Young Scrappers Facebook group to be a part of the wonderful community!







Thank you so much for visiting today! I hope you click through the whole hop as the projects are all very beautiful and inspiring. Thank you to the admins of the group for putting together such a great challenge.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

DIY Traveler's Notebook Insert Tutorial

I hope that you enjoy this traveler's notebook insert tutorial! I decorated this one for my husband as a gift for our upcoming anniversary and I plan to document daily reminders of why I love him and am grateful for him. There are limitless possibilities for these notebooks. People use them for planning, documenting photos, journaling, ect. The original ones are made by Midori and they can be placed in leather or fabric covers too. In the video below I will show you how to create this notebook using a simple binding technique with an optional bookmark feature.


Notebook Insert Sizes:
  • Regular: 210 mm H x 110 mm W (8.27" x 4.33")
  • Passport: 124 mm H x 89 mm W (4.88" x 3.50")

Here is another notebook insert that I created to use as a daily journal. I have filled the whole thing up with writing already, so I need to create another one soon! A tab is a good feature to add to the cover's edge if you have several inserts in your notebook cover.
I hope that you have enjoyed seeing this tutorial! I am just starting to get into these little books, but they have been a big fad for quite awhile now. If you would like more information on the original Midori notebook inserts and covers, check out this link. Thank you for stopping by today!