Friday, December 28, 2012

GDT Cocoa Daisy January Kits

I am delighted and honored to share that I am  the Guest Designer for Cocoa Daisy's January kits.

I made three layouts and a minibook, and I really could have kept going. The colors on this are just perfect for a fresh new year.

You can tell I loved it, because I used pink. PINK!
The kits this month are so romantic. Inspired by Jane Austin. Yum!

I am working on a tutorial for the minibook I made. It's pretty great.
Don’t forget the full reveal is at 9pm EST tonight (December 28th), we will reveal the full December kit and it’s add ons, the Design Team’s gallery will be open for you to look through and they will have more fun giveaways!
If you are a subscriber your special newsletter and store link to purchase the add ons early will go out at 9pm EST tonight (the 28th).

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Project Life: March 2012

Ah March. In which the weather gets a little bit better, and we go on a trip to Portland to visit friends.

Farmer's markets were visited. I bought and wore a delightful summer hat.

I went on walks in parks with my boy. And went to work. A lot. 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Project Life: February 2012

Ah, Februrary got a bit more exciting. For a short month, I got a lot documented!

 There was a romantic picnic, a goodbye dinner with a friend, Ikea shopping, paczi, and...

A photobooth strip, signs of spring on the cherry tree, 2 am at Meander's clafoutis and reading lots of books. A card from a sweet friend.

Also, a trip to Shanghai Garden for the hand-shaved barley green noodles, my first attempt to play with a wood-rocker faux-bois tool. Some beer from my Yeti, and some thoughts about work

 Not pictured, but evident, is my newfound love of the Martha Stewart office collection from Staples. Why yes, that is an 8.5x11 divided page protector!

As this year is coming to an end, it's really fun to look back on these pages and see what life was like at the end of last winter. There are some things that are the same, and some that have really changed.

The other thing that is nice about this is I am getting some layout ideas from some of the photos I've sampled here. There are plenty of stories to tell, and this book is really helping me with the details. So fun!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

My secret life... project life

Okay, it's time. Time to share my secret on this blog.
For most of 2012 all of my scrappy energy has been devoted to a project life album. But I was keeping it secret, special just for me.

But it's time to bring the album off the shelf, and onto the blog.

My approach is not traditional, but it's working for me. Basically, it's a highlights clip from each month in the year. And I love it to pieces.

For 2012, I'm using this Amy Tangerine album. Next year, I'm thinking to use another Amy Tangerine (brown chevrons) or Dear Lizzy (blue chevron). I've decided all my other scrapbooks will be plain black cloth, except the PL ones. That's one way to keep it fun. :)

So when you open the album, I want to do an 8.5x11 layout (double sided) that will have a 2012 highlights in it. And then that second page, I may or may not do something with.

I just really love that pattern.

I started with a "welcome' 2012 perspective/letter to self. And then I got into January.

Click to embiggen. Or see the details here:

Yup, three "pages" and I'm done for the month. And I'm good with that.

Some months have quite a bit more pages. And some have layouts and other goodies too.

I've got the album completely done through May, and all the photos in through the first part of November.

I've got more photos to share, but I'll share them over the rest of the week. Fun!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Holiday Junque Journal

I've been working out of the same Journal Your Christmas album for the last three years now. I really enjoy it, and it's going to be super fancy when it is done.

But, inspired by this most recent round of Learn Something New Every Day class, and also the fact that I'm doing Project Life AND a separate holiday mini, I decided something a little bit more for play was in order.

I rummaged around through some scraps of other projects, grabbed my cinch and made up a little 4x6 junque book. It's pretty adorable. And I feel absolutely no pressure about making it be pretty or perfect. This is where I am going to get down and dirty with my holiday crafting. If I want to test out a stamp, splooch out some random paint, put in a blurry print, whatever. It will be all good.

But where did all those little scraps come from? Why was I working on something like this in the first place? Well, it's a mystery for now. But, here's a little sneak peek, just for you.

Shhhhh. It's a surprise!

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