Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Layout Share: Episode Three Pocket Scrapbooking Grad Edition

Hello and happy Tuesday! I hope you all had a lovely weekend! I was very busy, but had a great couple days that involved craft days with some awesome friends, meeting a new dog, trying axe throwing for the first time, and eating at a Brazilian BBQ restaurant that featured about 20 kinds of meat! Yesterday I had the opportunity to help my mom set up her book fair (she is a school librarian) and that was also a blast. I can't wait to share my Project Life album that I have been working on where many of these daily events will soon be featured. Today I have been exhausted, but I managed to get a video and photos together for this post! I hope you enjoy :)

Today I am showing you my pages that I recently completed about my high school graduation. They are a combination of pocket pages and 12x12 layouts. I have a video at the end of this post where I discuss some details about these pages and I hope you can check it out!


In the video I mention Inkie Quill (Adele) and The Scrap Gals Podcast. I hope you can check both of them out! Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Art Journal Process: Creativity is not a Competition

I haven't shared anything from my art journal for awhile, so I am very excited about this process video! I think it is easy for someone who is new to mixed media to look at a project like this and think "I could never achieve that look", but, as you will see in the video, all I do is make a mess and play with my supplies! The key to this look is to just keep adding layers and stop when you achieve a look you like. If you aren't liking it, just add more! With that being said, I could never replicate this exact look and I don't expect you will be able to either. Every art journal page is unique and that is part of what i love about it! Please check out the process video at the end of this post if you are interested in seeing how I created these pages.

Thank you for stopping by today! I have some exciting things to share with you later this week as I have just ventured into the planer world! I can't wait to share more :)

Friday, 29 January 2016

My First Pocket Letter Swap

Here is this week's big news- brace yourself. I have found pocket letters! Yes, these have been around for awhile now, but being in school really blinds you from the world sometimes. Anyway, my first swap partner is a lady who lives in Australia named Sabrina! I just dropped it in the mail today and I am so excited to receive hers too! I hope you like your letter Sabrina! There is a walk through video on my Youtube channel which you can see at the end of this post.

I had such a fun time making this project and I hope that Sabrina likes it. I mentioned in the video that I am looking for a couple other swap partners, so if you are interested please email me at heather.ulmer8@gmail.com. Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, 25 January 2016

Thoughts & Updates

Hello all. I have many random thoughts and updates to share today, but I thought I would start with this lovely sunrise photo that I snapped in our front yard the other day. The snow is so lovely and sparkly!

I have been so busy putting my energy into creating things lately that I have not shared very much. Sometimes I feel like I am making stuff only for the purpose of having something to post on my blog or make a video about, so this has actually been quite refreshing for me. Sometimes uploading photos and blogging can be quite the task, never mind recording, editing, and uploading videos. I truly enjoy those things, but lately I just wanted to cut up paper and glue stuff together. Does anyone else ever feel like this?

I have certainly taken MUCH longer breaks from my blog and Youtube, but I feel a commitment now because I have been much more involved for the past several months. I really want to spend time on these things and continue to improve my content. I enjoy writing and I hope to find the motivation to start sharing more meaningful blog posts about what is going on in my life and my head. Please let me know if you have any project or video requests, because I always enjoy your suggestions!

As far as upcoming projects, I do have a lot in my head already! I am excited to announce that I will be starting monthly project life this year! I have not yet decided what size of album I will be using, but I will certainly share more information soon. I plan to start documenting January in early February and work about a month behind at a time. I have recently completed my honeymoon album, which I previously shared part of here, and this means I will be moving on to my wedding album soon!

I have been dabbling with the idea of creating online classes for some time now, but there is such a learning curve on all of this technology. I have been doing some research about how to go about doing this, but I have still been taking it pretty slow. I think that by putting it out in the interweb universe for everyone to see, I will feel more motivated to achieve this goal. To add to this random thought, I also want to build my following on Youtube so that I can spread inspiration to more people. I have noticed that my mixed media work seems to be more popular on my channel than anything else, but my main passion right now is memory keeping. I hope to attract other memory keeper fans so that I can continue to develop that content. I do plan to continue creating in many mediums, so don’t worry, the mixed media stuff will still be coming. If you have not yet subscribed to my channel, please feel free to do so here!

I hope that you found this update useful! I have had a lot of ideas running through my mind lately, so it feels good to get some of them into written form! As always, thank you for stopping by today.