Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Washi Tape Tuesday: Die Cut Embellishments

My  apologies for not having any videos last week, but the good news is that I have two new ones for this week! Here is the second video in my washi tape series and it is all about die cutting your own washi embellishments. I hope that you enjoy this technique and check back soon to see how I use these pieces. On Thursday I will be sharing my next Emerald Creek DT project.

 I think the "remember" die cut would be really cute on a planner spread. I will probably use the leaves for a card of some kind and the frames would work great on a layout or a card. These kind of embellishments are a great way to stretch your dies and use them in new ways. It is also a fun way to use washi in a way that is much more non-traditional.
I love how these rainbow leaves turned out! It would also be cute to cut out several in monochromatic washi patterns. To check out some other great starter ideas for using washi on layouts, watch the series intro here. Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you have had a wonderful summer. I am actually looking forward to the slower pace that fall will bring and I also can't wait to dive into my scarf collection again!

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.

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!

Friday, 5 August 2016

Project Life: April is Finally Complete!

Hello and happy Friday! I am currently away this weekend camping and I am so excited! I hope you are all up to something fun too. Today I am sharing the end of my April Project Life, finally! I hope you enjoy and stick around for the page process and wild animal video footage at the end too. To see more of my album, check out the Project Life Playlist.

The process video for these pages will soon be embedded, but for now you can view it here!

These pages were a lot of fun to work on and I think it is because I really love the photos. That usually makes it easier! I am quite happy with how they turned out too and I think it is because I made them coordinate. I am pretty excited to move on to more recent events and I especially can't wait to document this summer. Where are you at with your project life? I would love to hear all about it! Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Summer Favourites 2016: Scrapbooking, Beauty, Clothes

Hello all! I figured that today I would share a few of my favourite items that I have been using lately. These things include some newer scrapbooking products, a couple of beauty products, my favourite tea, and a couple of my favourite shirts. I love all of these things and I hope you do too! Let me know what some of your favourite things are this season in the comments below!


In order of appearance: dollar store sequins, Emerald Creek weathered wood embossing powder, Freckled Fawn gold star washi tape, Emerald Creek rainy days stencil, Pink Paislee Fancy Free paper collection, Apple phone case in navy leather, Maybelline Rocket Volum' Express mascara, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri navy fleet nail polish, Tetley Earl Grey Vanilla tea, H&M zebra t-shirt, Bluenotes camping hair tank top

In the video I mentioned the layout process video I just created for Emerald Creek and that can be found here. Don't forget to also check out my new art journaling class called "Beneath the Surface" on Big Picture Classes! There is a ton of great content and during your two week free trial you can take as many other classes as you like too!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! If you are in Canada, I hope you had a great long weekend. We spent it with family for our baby nephew's baptism and our niece's 2nd birthday! It was a great time with mostly good weather.