This month's gallery celebrated lists of ten. It's summertime and free time is at a premium. As we look for ways to streamline our pages and productivity, we realize that journaling is is a terrific place to do so. Let's look back through our gallery and make a list of lists we can make.
Hi all! Just as I promised, I am back with a post about the Fourth of July. Don't worry, if you're not from these parts, and this is not a holiday you celebrate. I still have some ideas for you all. Because wherever you're from, I bet there is some celebration of your home's history and culture.
Like any holiday, really, there are two aspects to record about Fourth of July. The first, is the sights, the sounds, the foods, the traditions, the people. All of which fit into the category of how we celebrate. These things make up the actual experience of the holiday, and they are, therefore, easier to capture and record. But still, how can we take those moments and turn them into part of the story of our lives? Sometimes, we can't. Sometimes the story simply is, we went here, we saw this, we ate that. But sometimes, if we give ourselves time, we can think of a context that makes the story more meaningful.
Here is my example: Last year, we went on a two week road trip. We watched the Fourth of July fireworks from a motel parking lot in Kentucky. I have had these photos for a year, but never scrapped them before. I took them out to scrap now, and I didn't plan on adding any story to the photos. They were to be my example of simply recording an event. But when my son saw the pictures, he said with a touch of nostalgia, "Oh, that was so fun." Now, I'm pretty sure when we saw the fireworks, we were tired, and though they were neat, they were not really a highlight of our trip. But that's where the story emerged--in the year since our road trip, all the bumps on that long, long road have been forgotten, and we just have fond memories of it all.
I challenge you to think about the context of where your holiday fits in to the larger picture of your life. Was it boring, stressful, more exciting, or less exciting than years passed? Are you celebrating with new people, or the usual mix? Just adding a sentence or two can change the nature of your journaling. If, like me, a story doesn't take shape for a long time, well, wait to scrap the photos, or scrap them twice!
Just like every holiday has the rituals, they also have their deeper meanings; what it all represents. That can be harder to capture, because it is more of an emotional response to a holiday. Those feelings are hard to capture on camera, difficult to express in words, and guess what else? Those feelings don't always show up on the day they are supposed to.
So what are we really celebrating, when it comes to any country's Independence Day? To me, it's primarily about a feeling of connection to a history, a culture, and a community. It's being part of something bigger than myself. What brings out those feelings in you? They can happen any time of year, in any place. You can feel the connection to your country, your city, or just some great neighbors.
For my examples, once again, I scrapped about last year's road trip, because I was so amazed by how ginormous this country is, and all that exists and has happened inside it. I included both serious events, and those that are simply part of our popular culture. They all make me feel part of something larger.
And here is a more traditionally patriotic experience from this week; A copy of the Declaration of Independence, handwritten by Thomas Jefferson, and an original copy of the Bill of Rights, were on display at the New York Public Library. Really, what more could a scrapbooker want to see more than a really old, piece of paper?! Unfortunately, photos were not allowed, so I needed to rely on words to describe the experience. Which again was the feeling of something big, and powerful, and awesome.
So wherever you are from, take note of those times you feel that little tug of pride, of connection, of loyalty. Try describing those moments with words; it could be a lot of words, or just a few. Any number will do, really.
I'm going to be whispering today, so you might want to lean in close so you can hear me. There. That's good.
I'm on a secret mission to get my teenage son interested in photography. Shhh. Don't tell him.
Any hobby will do, really. I just love having hobbies so much. With them, I am (almost) never bored. So, I can't help but want the same for my kids. My younger son has many interests, while my teenage son... a little less so. And because we are now in the midst of summer vacation, finding ways to avoid boredom is important. We are two weeks into summer break, and so far, so good.
One of the ways we are filling our days is to go on a weekly photo/neighborhood walk. Each week, we pick a part of the city to explore, and I told Max that he needs to take pictures while we walk. (I figured with a task at hand, he will be less likely to complain.) And, take photos, he did. Now I am hoping that by printing and displaying some of his photos, he might be inspired to take even more pictures. So, I took an old, one dollar, 4x6 photo album, and created this cover. I tried not to mom it up too much, so just tiny bit of embellishment on the cover.
I had a harder time resisiting making the inside cover and the first page a little bit cute:
So after that, I have a few pages of plain, old, 4x6 photos.
My children are always teasing me when I stop to photograph leaves, or flowers, or just lines on the sidewalk. So, in the spirit of mocking me, Max took some photos of, well, trash. But, me being me, I liked them. So, I added a few of those too, along with an explanation:
I'll let you know how the rest of "Project Max" goes in the end. Worst case scenario, I have a small album of photos from our summer sitting decoratively on my coffee table.
In case you're thinking, "Wait! Today is July 4th! Shouldn't this post be about the holiday?" Not to fear. I'll be back for the Write post on Saturday, with some thoughts about recording this special day.
This month our theme is Ten Things. Lists are suck a lovely way to capture the essentials. They can help you focus your thoughts, to make order out of your photo stacks, and to provide a starting place for a layout. Let's look and see how our awesome team took on the theme. If you would like to see the layouts larger and read the journaling, pop on over to the photo album!
The Best Thing about New York City | Aliza Deutsch
A Note from Aliza A co-worker recently played the song, “New York City” by They Might Be Giants at work. I am not usually a romantic music type, but as soon as I heard it, I felt a little teary, and I knew I wanted to make a layout with me and my husband. I typed out the lyrics to the chorus on vellum, and I used my top 10 photos from around the city, that I felt captured the city and our lives in it. However, I didn't have a picture of us together! I had to do a little silly Photoshop work to make that happen.
July Fun Fact We just celebrated our 17 year anniversary.
Top Ten Favories | Celeste Smith
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (Emily Merritt Bright, Allison Pennington Twirl, Shalin Studio Melon Sorbet, One Little Bird Click, Valorie Wibbens Tales of Summer, Paislee Press Road Trip) + word art (Erica Hernandez 31 Things) + elements (Sahlin Studio Melon Sorbet, Valorie Wibbens Sprinkles v14, One Little Bird Click) + fonts (Headline, Underword Champion)
A Note from Celeste Erica Hernandez recently offered a series of 31 "All About Me" word art prompts on her blog. I just loved how she made the cut outs with the titles so I took one of them and modified it a bit to make my title. I then wrote up my list and gathered photos that I had on hand paired with images from the web to create a grid. This gives a little snapshot into my June.
July Fun Fact I might be a little too excited for both my boys to go to sleep away camp the same week this month. I know by mid-week I'll be missing them terribly!
10 Weeks of Viggo | Lisa Ottosson
8.5 x 11 | materials patterned paper (Project Life Blush Filler Cards)+ stickers (American Crafts Minimarks, KI memories, Lillibean soup)
A Note from Lisa I twisted the theme of favorite 10 a bit. Almost every week since my nephew was born in February I have featured a photo of him in my Project Life album, calling it Weekly Viggo. On this layout I have 10 weeks worth of Weekly Viggos' ;)
July Fun Fact I love being an aunt! I couldn't have imagined how much it would mean to me. And of course my 2 nieces and 2 nephews are the greatest kids!
Ten Random Facts | Jenny Larson
12 x 12 | materials cardstock (Bazzill) + patterned paper (Scenic Route, October Afternoon, Jillibean Soup, Lily Bee Designs) + vellum (Crate paper) + circle cutter (Coluzzle) + die cut (Quickutz) + wood veneer (Studio Calico) + ink (Studio Calico, Jenni Bowlin) + stickers (October Afternoon) + die cut (Crate paper) + pen (Zig) + fonts (Times New Roman)
A Note from Jenny Larson I decided to make a top ten list of my favorites, but I couldn’t limit myself to one in each category, so this is a top ten list of lists!
July Fun Fact I discovered recently that rubble and debris scenes in superhero movies make me mildly anxious. I always wonder who will clean up the mess.
10 Favorite Pictures | Ann Costen
12 x 12 | materials software (Adobe) + digital kit (Gennifer Bursett Collab) + fonts (Travelling Typewriter, Contribute, Gill Sans Ultrabold)
A Note from Ann For this month's theme, I chose to do a pictorial list by creating the first 12x12 layout from our epic adventure to South East Asia in March 2013. I was so exhausted from the trip that it took me several weeks just to edit some pictures and get them printed. I took close to 4000 pictures over 24 days so it was quite difficult to pick the 10 that are part of this layout. Looking at these, I'm still amazed at all that we did and saw on this trip! I am creating a 5-up album to document this trip (to be shared in September) and I'm using the same digital kit for both the 5-up album and the 12x12 pages.
July Fun Fact We ate deep fried bamboo worms and stir-fried frogs in Thailand. We drew the line at the BBQ field rats and did NOT eat those!
Top Ten | Amy Coose
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (Studio Calico, Basic Grey) + letters (Basic Grey) + tags (Chic Tags) + cork embellishments (Studio Calico) + die cut machine (Silhouette Cameo)
A Note from Amy I wanted to capture my family’s top ten lists so that we would be able to look back and see what was important to us. I am going to make sure that I do this every year, so we can see how our tastes change.
July Fun Fact I am not a big fan of summer because I HATE to be hot. Sweating all day long doesn't appeal to me in the least, and I’d take the cold over the heat any day!
A Note from Christine I have several layouts over the years that depict sun rays (both digital and paper). To me it is the perfect symbol of summer and I love creating the sun rays. For this layout, I layered washi tape horizontally and vertically across a sheet of white cardstock. Then I cut out the big circle from the layers of tape to create the main part of my sun.
July Fun Fact I think of July as the "sandwich month" of summer. June is the start and August is the end. July doesn't seem as fun, but I'm determined to make it fun this year!
A Note from Christa My oldest daughter just finished up fifth grade this year and I just can't believe how utterly fast time flies! I had her come up with her best moments of elementary school list and it was so fascinating to see what stuck out to her versus what stuck in my mind.
July Fun Fact July is all about water activities for us since it gets so incredibly hot here. Looking forward to field trips to several beaches with my family!
Life…there's an app for that! | Diane Payne
12 x 12 | materials cardstock (American Crafts) + patterned paper (Studio Calico) + buttons (Studio Calico, My Mind's Eye) + flair (A Flair For Buttons) + washi tape (K&Co.) + mist (Studio Calico, Heidi Swapp) + stickers (Studio Calico) + fonts (Bebas)
A Note from Diane Doing a layout about how much I love apps and how they have simplified my life and made things more fun has been on my mind for awhile. The "Top 10" theme this month was the perfect way to document it. As I sit here looking at my finished layout I've noticed that four of my favorite apps are photography related and one other app tracks all my social media and lets me record little notes and photos that I don't post to social media. It is easy to see from this layout that my iPhone and its apps are an important tool in my memory keeping process.
July Fun Fact I recently traveled to France with my husband and while there enjoyed a cooking lesson with a chef that cooked for Jacques Chirac, the former President of France.
First 10 Books | Marnie Flores
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (Glitz) + font (Bondoluo)
A Note from Marnie For the past few years I have tried to read 5 books a month. This year, I am hoping for 2 a month and trying to keep my house tidy each day. Much less fun...
July Fun Fact Football practice begins this month. With five days of gymnastics and five days of football each week, June seemed to slip through our fingers. We are going to make a better effort to enjoy summer this month!
A Note from Jennie This layout was inspired by SUMMER! I knew I wanted a fresh color palette so I stuck to crisp pastels and built from there.
July Fun Fact I love summer! Heat doesn't bother me nearly as much as winter. With a pool in our backyard, you'll find me out there with my boys most days!
NYC Road Trip Songs | Katie Ehmann
12 x 12 | materials cardstock (American Crafts) + patterned paper (Crate Paper, Fancy Pants, Dear Lizzy, October Afternoon) + thickers (American Crafts) + stickers (Crate Paper, October Afternoon, Pink Paislee, Studio Calico)
A Note from Katie This layout is based on my road trip to NYC to visit my sister last week. We drove 11 hours each way and also drove to the beach on Long Island one day, so we were in the car a lot. We had such fun listening to Top 40 pop songs! I wanted a fun, layered look for this layout, and used two pics from my phone to document the drive.
July Fun Fact In early August I’m taking an adults only girls trip with a couple of friends to Disney World! I can’t wait!
10 Things I Didn't Expect | Amy Sorensen
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (Basic Grey) + alpha stickers (Echo Park, Lilybee, Pebbles) + notebook journaling card (Elle's Studio) + corner punch (Fiskars) + "10 Things" stamp (Close to My Heart) + label stamp (Technique Tuesday) + puffy cloud stickers (American Crafts) + various stickers from my "Words" drawer + font (Samo Sans)
A Note from Amy Grouping a bunch of word stickers together is one of my favorite techniques lately.
July Fun Fact Sometime this month, neighbors will start bringing tomatoes, peaches, and various types of squash to me from their gardens. I can't wait to make a big batch of fried zucchini.
A Note from Valerie It was fun to record 10 things about my son that are "right now." I kept supplies and complexity to the bare minimum and will most likely add an 8 1/2 x 11 photo when placing in an album. This is something I look forward to periodically doing again in the future.
July Fun Fact Looking forward to camping with friends this month.
Before we go, we have some good and bad news. Bad first.
The time has come to say goodbye to Erin Sweeney, Deb Duty, Monika Wright, and Paula Gilarde. However can we do that?? Erin and Paula have been with us from the beginning--we love Erin's sense of humor and Paula's innate goodness. Monika joined us not long after we started and brought with her unbridled enthusiasm and kindness. Then Deb came. With a depth of compassion and her well designed pages she won us over immediately. Saying goodbye to them brings us heavy hearts, though we know they are all bound for much success. Thank you, friends, for your dedication and hard work, and for touching our lives for the better.
And now the good news. We want to introduce to eight new teammates. We are so excited to have them join us and we can't wait for you to fall in love with them as we already have begun to. Here they are!
Aren't they beautiful? They are wonderful women who make wonderful pages. To get to know them more, click on their name in the left hand column where you will find some bios bits and links to their blogs. Oh, how excited we are to have them join our family!
Thank you for stopping by. Please leave some love for our departing friends and for those arriving.
This past month we all looked back to the prior year to find inspiration for our gallery layouts. Isn't it interesting to see how one layout can inspire another, but not necessarily look like it in the end??
Here are the layouts and a little bit of inspiration for design, photos, or journaling.
That's it! We hope you enjoyed the look back and we will see you Monday for a brand new gallery!
This month's gallery was all about looking back at layouts and posts from this past year and finding inspiration to create something new. I love all the layotus created, and I loved reading about all the ways we drew inspitation from each other; For some it was the design of the layout; For others it was a technique to try; And still others found new events and moments to photograph. To help your creative process along, we have a sketch, a color combo, and a cut file, to help spark your next project. I hope you join in the fun, and if you do, be sureshare a link to some of your work!
This months sketch is based on my layout (*blush*):
Here's the sketch created by Diane:
You can download a layered template of the sketch here.
Marnie stayed pretty true to the sketch, as we all did. By converting all the photos to black and white, she unified the six photos visually, and they provide a lovely contrast to the bright embellishments.
LisaO kept the design pretty similar, but swapped some photos for patterned paper. The yellows on this page are so appealing-they just pop right out at ya! (Completely random fact: I used to dislike the color yellow, until I started scrapbooking. Now, I am one of yellow's biggest fans.)
It was an interesting exercise for my brain to make a layout based on my own layout. It felt a little like cheating to use the same design twice, but I cannot come up with any logical reason why it's not okay to reuse a design. Can you?
Here is this months color palette:
It is based on Celeste's layout:
Marnie used big doses of each color to create this sweet and joyous layout. Seriously, that puppy is so cute it hurts my heart a little bit.
Lisa O. used little bits of color on her white background. It's clean. It's simple. It's pretty.
I also used a white background, some bits of color, and pictures of my love, to document the fact that we need more pictures together. (Spoiler: I discovered this fact while working on my July gallery layout.) Since we just celebrated our 17th anniversary, this will be a goal for the coming year.
Neither Lisa nor I own a silhouette, but that did not deter us from using her file as inspiration. Lisa cut out white triangles the old fashioned way, and placed them on a white background, which was perfect for this wedding layout.
I simply printed out the image onto vellum, colored in some of the shapes, and used it as patterned paper in this layout.
There you have it, ladies and...well, probably more ladies. I hope this helps get you started on some summer scrapping. If so, we'd love to see what you create!
With warmer weather upon us (it took its sweet little time getting here this year), we have gone back outside and back to exploring our familiar places. For me and my family, that mean spending some more time in Central Park. Over the last few years, we keep finding ourselves back in the same spot in the park, and doing the same activities over and over. The last time we went there, on Mother's Day, I packed up my camera, and then hesitated a bit. Am I going to take more pictures of Sam climbing on the rocks and digging in the dirt? The answer was, "Of course I will!"
As I snapped away, and then reviewed my photos I realized that there really were similar photos from across the years. And that by itself tells its own story:
Like any holiday, summer has its own rituals, routines, and special places where it is celebrated. The beauty of rituals is the way they are repeated over time, and spreading out photos that span some years, can tell a story. It can tell how people, places, and things have changed over time, or the ways that they remain the same.
Heres to returning to old summer places and creating new memories!
Hooray hooray hooray hooray hooray today is our birthday!
We love this time of year as we get to look back at the last 12 months and marvel at the changes, the fun, and the general awesomeness of our favorite site!! We hope that you have enjoyed the posts, the layouts, and the inspiration.
We are excited to get year five started! We are going to have a bit of a sentimental beginning with our
This month we are looking back at year four. Each of our designers picked a layout or post that they loved from this past year and used it to inspire a new layout. Let's take a look.
Mother’s Day 2013 | Aliza Deutsch
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (Basic Grey, My Mind’s Eye) + buttons (My Mind’s Eye, Fancy Pants) + paper clips (Fancy Pants) + thickers (American Crafts) + labels (Evalicious, Basic Grey) + stickers (My Mind’s Eye) + ink (Versamark) + fonts (Times New Roman)
A Note from Aliza This layout was inspired by a recent Mother’s Day post by Marnie. She said that every Mother’s Day, she takes a picture with each of her children. I knew right away that I wanted to do that too, and I am madly in love with the results.
June Fun Fact I just bought a necklace that I love, but it’s really big and bold. I am working up the nerve to wear it to work.
Date Night | Christine Newman
12 x 12 | materials cardstock (American Crafts) + patterned paper (American Crafts Amy Tangerine, Dear Lizzy, Studio Calico) + stamps (American Crafts) + ink (Memento) + pen (Sharpie) + punches (Fiskars, Marvy Uchida, McGill) + digital graphic (Ali Edwards) + digital die cutter (Silhouette America) + adhesives (Scotch, Glue Dots, Tombow) + stapler (Advantus) + font (Blackout)
A Note from Christine This layout was inspired by a post by Katie Ehmann during her Patterned Paper Week in November 2012. I wanted to create a layout using just papers to celebrate... well, paper! :)
June Fun Fact Todd and I always take Summer Solstice (6/20 or 6/21, depending on the year) off work. Our rationale is that Summer Solstice is the longest daylight of the year, and we don't want to spend it at work! We look forward to our annual tradition or spending Summer Solstice outside and together every year.
Hello New Love | Lisa Ottosson
8 x 12 | materials patterned paper (Creative Club) + stickers (My Little Shoebox, American Cafts
A Note from Lisa Teka always inspires me with her projects. I chose this simple page because of the big journaling banner. I wrote some lyrics on my banner and added my photo on top. I added a strip with low opacity in Picmonkey to the photo before printing it, so that I could easily add my letter stickers as a title.
Magic | Lisa Ottosson
8 x 12 | materials patterned paper (Jenni Bowlin) + embellishments (Crystal Wilkerson, Ali Edwards digital kit)
A Note from Lisa Ottosson This layout is inspired by Deb Duty´s page called Happiness. Deb always makes such cool layers so I wanted to mimic that. I had the Jenni Bowlin patterned papers but felt like I wanted something more. So I began doodling and ended up making that magic paper. It was much fun and I know I will do that again!
Lucky Me | Diane Payne
12 x 12 | materials cardstock (American Crafts) + patterned paper (Studio Calico, Basic Grey, American Crafts, Kesi Art) + washi tape (Freckled Fawn) + flair (A Flair for Buttons) + ink (Faber-Castell) + pen (American Crafts)
A Note from Diane As I re-read and looked at inspiring post after post from the last year, Amy Coose's layout with stitching around her photo caught my eye. I love how it framed and brought attention to her photo. It was exactly what I wanted to do to showcase the photos that captured my daughter's loving gifts to me this Mother's Day.
June Fun Fact It may be summer and school is out but we will be busier than ever with select softball tournaments, speed camp, wrestling lessons, football practice, baby sitting and a trip overseas. It will be a full and busy month, but I love it and wouldn't want it any other way!
Birthday Wishes| Amy Coose
12 x 12 | materials cardstock (Bazzill) + patterned paper (Pebbles, Studio Calico, American Crafts) + chipboard (Studio Calico) + mist(Studio Calico, Heidi Swapp) + pen (American Crafts) + tags (Chic Tags)
A Note from Amy As I went back through our amazing galleries from this past year, I was really inspired by Marnie's layoutfrom the Feeling Thankful gallery.
I loved the design of the layout and the sweet pictures of her kids with their grandparents, and I knew I had the perfect pictures of my baby boy with his grandmothers on his birthday, and I couldn't wait to get them scrapped.
June Fun Fact June is a busy month for us. We have the last day of school, my birthday and my daughter's birthday the day after, and we also usually travel home to see my family. I wait all year for this month, because it's filled with so much fun.
love you | Katie Ehmann
12 x 12 | materials cardstock (American Crafts) + patterned paper (Studio Calico) + stickers (Sassafrass, Studio Calico) + wood veneer (Studio Calico) + washi tape (Freckled Fawn)
June Fun Fact I don’t work during the summer and I can’t wait to spend all day lazing around the pool and scrapbooking at night!
Written in the Stars | Celeste Smith
12 x 12 | materials kits (Stencils no. 1 by Creashens at Pixels & Co., Stargazer by One Little Bird at The Lilypad, A Beautiful Mess Splatters by Just Jaimee at Pixels & Co., At the Thrift Shoppe by Jennifer Barrette at Sweet Shoppe Designs, Papery Stuffs by Dawn by Design at Pixels & Co.) + masks (Cut.It.Out Clipping Masks by Robyn Meierotto at Pixels & Co.) + stitching (In Stitches Neutral Basics by Robyn Meierotto at Pixels & Co., Sewing Kit 1 by Agnes Biro (retired)) + fonts (DBJ Celeste from Darcy Baldwin at Sweet Shoppe Designs)
A Note from Celeste Amy Sorenson's recent Silhouette Week was super inspiring. While I can't really use my Silhouette to scrapbook digitally, I can still bring the look to my pages by using the .png files to clip papers to and shadow to get the same look.
June Fun Fact I'm excited for school to end. Both boys will be going to sleepaway camp this year the same week. It's going to be fun for them, but I'm sure too quiet around here!
What’s in a Name? | Jennifer Larson
12 x 12 | materials cardstock (Bazzill) + patterned paper (Studio Calico, Lily Bee Designs) + stamp (Studio Calico) + ink (Stampin’ Up!, Jenni Bowlin) + wood veneer (Studio Calico) + punches (EK Success) + font (Times New Roman)
A Note from Jennifer Larson I took inspiration from a post by Amy Coose back in February about using your stash, specifically stamps for a background. I took a Polaroid stamp I had and stamped a background of Polaroids to serve as a photo mat, filling in the centers with patterned paper. This was a quick but eye catching design!
June Fun Fact I have a collection of Noah’s Ark pictures, figures, and cross-stitched samplers.
Lucky Number Forty I Christa Paustenbaugh
12 X 12 | materials patterned papers (Echo Park, Basic Grey, October Afternoon) + stickers (My Mind’s Eye, American Crafts, Jillibean Soup) + die cut (Evalicious for Cocoa Daisy, Chic Tags, Basic Grey) + rub on (Basic Grey) + brad (CosmoCricket) + ribbon (May Arts) + die cut machine (Silhouette SD)
A Note from Christa I took my inspiration this month from a Click post. I think it’s very important to take photos of ourselves as moms and not just let them sit on the memory card and/or computer, but also putting those on paper and scrapbooking them. I wanted to document my recent 40th birthday to embrace it!
June Fun Fact This month marks our 1 year anniversary of living overseas in Japan. We have had lots of adventures so far and looking forward to many, many more in our short time here. This month we head off to explore Seoul, South Korea.
A Note from Valerie This layout was inspired by Diane Payne's embellishment week back in January (1.28.13-2.1.13). I couldn't pick just one type of embellishment, so I used almost all the embellishments mentioned throughout the week.
June Fun Fact I actually enjoy repainting rooms in our home. Now the ceilings? not so much (and thanks to roof leaks, I've had to repaint almost every ceiling in our house).
A Note from Francine I love pretty much everything that Valerie does, and I especially loved her layout from the Conversations gallery in February. It got me excited about inking and stamping! I also used the free printables designed by Marnie for the Favourite Photos theme last December. They went perfectly with this month's theme AND my layout.
June Fun Fact Without my notebooks, lists, post-it notes and wall planner I wouldn't remember a thing!
A Note from Marnie Celeste is my hero. She is one of the most consistent scrapbookers alive. As I hunted through her year 4 layouts, I found this one with its place for flair and tiny patterns. I love how quickly it all came together. Maybe I should just copy all of Celeste's layouts!!!
June Fun Fact We just got a puppy!!!!!!
Miss Sandy | Marnie Flores
12 x 12 | materials papers (Crystal Wilkerson) + fonts (Bebas, Century Gothic)
A Note from Marnie I'm a big sucker for Francine's layouts. This one with it's grid was too perfect to pass up. I loved the two fonts on the edge, but couldn't get mine to work. But I wish I could have.
June Fun Fact We finished school in May this year, so June is all about the fun fun fun!
True Love | Marnie Flores
12 x 12 | materials papers (Crystal Wilkerson) + fonts (Bondoluo, Century Gothic)
A Note from Marnie Christine is so incredibly talented. When I saw her layout in our November gallery, I was taken in by the mixing of patterns and how cool it looked with the patterns and colors.
June Fun Fact Did I mention we got a puppy? We love her. Her name is Chartreuse Rosabelle Starlight. But we just call her Charlie!
It's a terrific gallery, no? If you would like to see the gallery as a whole, you may do so here. And there you will find all the journaling, too!
For a little bit of birthday fun, a few of us put together some journaling, photography, and scrapbooking tips. If you would like to start with Aliza, she will get you headed to the next place. And if you get lost, here is the list:
With just one week left this month, it is that time again. That time where we take one last look at the gallery before we celebrate a new one. Shall we begin?
This month we celebrated all things daily. Routines. Repeat adventures. The tedious. The average. The little things that fill our days and our lives. To make our lookback more educational, we have included a tip that you can use to help you better understand what makes a great page. We hope you enjoy the last look.
Hope you enjoyed our gallery walk! Until next month...