Friday, 26 February 2016

Cameras that I use for Scrapbooking and Why

Hello all! I have been thinking about this post/video for awhile because I believe that a lot of beginner scrapbookers wonder what tools they should purchase first. To me, the choice is obvious - you need to start with a device that will take pictures!

Photos are a very important aspect to telling a story through scrapbooking. Sure, lots of people find ways to create beautiful layouts that tell a story without a photo, but that has never been my strength, or likely not the strength of the majority. In this video I will discuss the four major cameras that I use for taking photos and videos with project or video clip examples! I hope that you enjoy!

Above is the name of the tripod that I use. I find it to be very sturdy and adjustable. Unfortunately I have no idea where this was purchased because my dad gave it to me many years ago.
I created this page using a single Instax picture! Typically I try to include larger or multiple photos, but in this case I wanted the small photo to really stand out. This pages serves as the title page to my honeymoon album that I recently shared in parts one and two.
This is a more common way that I would use an Instax photo. Here I included it with other photos from the same event/location and it serves to add a unique quality to the page. The angle white frame of the Instax photo is balanced by the angled photo in the top right corner because it also has a photo mat.
Here are several photos that we took using the GoPro on our trip to Vancouver and Vancouver Island back in the fall. Though we mainly use this camera for shooting videos, it also takes great outdoor photos! So far we have found that when used indoors, the camera struggles to focus and get enough light. The above image was taken in downtown Vancouver.
 This was taken in Stanley Park in Vancouver.
 This was taken on Long Beach, just south of Tofino on the Island.
This was taken near Tofino, BC. Kayaking was such fun!
Finally, this is an example of how I have used GoPro images on a layout. I really like the fisheye look that they have and it is often associated with this camera.

I hope that you have enjoyed this post and perhaps you have even become inspired to use a different type of photo in your projects. Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Layout Share: Episode Four Pocket Scrapbooking Honeymoon Travel Album

Hello all! I hope you had a lovely weekend and a fairly decent start to your week! Yesterday I donated blood for the first time, so that was a cool experience. I plan to make it a regular thing because I think it is pretty important. There's another thing you can look for in my upcoming month of Project Life!

Today I am sharing the final pages in my honeymoon album. It feels really amazing to have this completed, but it was also a ton of fun to create! If you are interested in seeing the previous part of this album, check it out here! I hope you are also able to watch the video at the end of this post where I go through each page in more detail.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I have some fun stuff to share later this week, so keep your eyes peeled for that too :)

Friday, 19 February 2016

Outgoing Pocket Letters

Happy Friday to you all! Today I am excited to share these three pocket letters! Two are traveling far and one is traveling near. Don't miss the video at the end of this post where I share the details of each and if you didn't catch my very first pocket letter which was sent to Australia, check it out here!
This letter is for my friend Suzy who lives in the same city as me. I got to hand deliver this and I will soon be sharing the one I received from her!

 This letter is for Melissa in Germany! I hope she likes it and I can't wait to receive hers!

 The third and final letter for today is for Nicola in the UK! I just got word that she received it and I also look forward to getting hers!


I have a couple more letters to send out very soon, so I will also be sharing those in an upcoming video. I hope you enjoyed today's post and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

First Planning Attempts: Trial & Error

I hope that you enjoy this video where I discuss some things that I learned after decorating my first two weeks in my planner! I also wanted to share with you the awesome free printables that I found through Pinterest and I will link directly to the original creators where you can download the stickers for your personal use. Thanks for stopping by!

 Craftsposure - Hand Lettered Stickers Printable
 Vintage Glam Studio - Teal and Cantaloupe Planner Stickers
Beautyholics Anonymous - Motivational Quote Stickers Printable
If you are interested in seeing more of my favourite printables, please check out my Pinterest Board. Thank you for stopping by today!

Friday, 12 February 2016

Project Life: January Setup

I have been so excited to start Project Life this year! This will be my first time doing it for a few reasons. I always thought that it sounded like way too much of a commitment and then I figured out that I can make it whatever I want it to be! I have also been much too busy in the past to make enough time for scrapbooking, but now I am overjoyed to have rekindled my love for this hobby and I hope to never let it go again!

Instead of doing weekly spreads, I will be printing my pictures for the month at the beginning of the next month. In January I collected photos from all my devices and kept them in one folder on my computer. When I was ready to print, it was easy to plop them all in a word document, size them accordingly, and print on 8.5x11" photo paper here at home. I then cut them out, plopped them in pocket pages, and proceeded to decorate and journal. As you will see in the video at the end of this post, I have not yet completed January yet. I think this is perfectly A-Okay because I don't ever want to be caught up! The idea of having nothing to scrapbook about is much scarier for me than being "behind".

I am already loving this project because so many of the photos in my January pages are everyday moments that probably wouldn't make it into an album otherwise. I can't wait to complete this album in a year (or more... it doesn't matter to me!) and then look back on all the memories that I probably would have forgotten.

Here are some photos of what i have so far! Don't forget to check out the video at the end of this post for more of my Project Life chatting and sharing!

Please check out Scrap & Bean (where I purchased my 6x12 album) because they gave me great service! Thank you so much for stopping by today.