Hi! It's Dee and I'm so happy to be here with another blogpost for Write. Click. Scrapbook! I hope you are enjoying this week with the subject of "no." This topic may seem a little negative, but as we've seen the passed few days it contains a lot of fun ideas for layouts.
Today I'd like to challenge you with another no: no visible journaling on your layouts. First and foremost let me preface this by saying that I love love love layouts with a lot of journaling! But sometimes a layout just works better without journaling. If you do want to tell a story with that layout you can of course add in an extra page (maybe a 6x12) even, but another option is to hide the journaling. That is exactly what I did! For both of this weeks layout I'm keeping in check with the food theme of this month's gallery because well.. I just really like to talk, blog & scrap about food ;-)
First up is this fun layout about an absolutely amazing lunch at the Eiffel tower me and my husband had last September when we visited Paris.
I printed the pictures with my Canon Selphy. The little ones are 2x2 and the bigger ones are 3x4. I've written the journaling about this amazing lunch on a grey tag that I tucked behind the bigger photos. For the title I used a fun stamp by Kelly Purkey and letter stickers by Tim&Beck for Studio Calico. The acetate shapes are by Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper and the colored paper is by Heidi Swapp.
The second layout is another picture heavy layout and it tells the story about another great food-experience. Dinner at an amazing restaurant in my hometown. This dinner was a gift for our wedding. People who visit my blog probably already know this layout, because I posted it there recently.
This layout features a special centerpiece: the edible (!) menu we got at the restaurant. I'm not sure this menu will stand the test of time, but we'll see! I tucked the journaling and memorabilia behind this menu. It can be pulled up to read with the floral washi tab I created at the top of the menu.
I hope you are inspired to make some pages with no visible journaling yourself! Please link up if you do so!
Hi! Today I wanted to share a few of my recent Pocket Pages with you. Even if I do Scrapbook layouts aswell, the Project Life style of memory keeping has become my favorite way of recording our lives. Enjoy and I hope you can find some inspiration!
This was the last week before summer vacation for me. My mom came to visit and we celebrated the graduation of my daughter. I added in a big journaling card by Big City Quiet to add stories from her last week at school. This is the blank card, there are several others with titles like currently, everyday life etc. Adding in 6x4" cards to journal on is my new favorite!
To the back of the journaling card insert, I added photos of her and her friends from that week.
I got a pretty rose from a few kids at work with a note, so I took a photo of it and added the note to the back of it. Washi tape on the top and it became a flip photo.
First week of vacation! I added fun and happy stuff from the week.
To be able to add a few more photos I added that Currently card I got in a Studio Calico PL kit. You can see how I added a strip of washi tape to the edge of it to make it a flip card. I love how these types of addings bring so much dimension to a spread!
For the weekend, I opted to make 2 3x4" photo collages. Such a fun and easy way to add many photos. I added journaling to a tag I made to tuck behind the photo.
My daughter went to a One Direction concert and send several photos, and I made a 4x4" insert even before she came home :)
We went on a roadtrip to friends on Saturday and I added a fold out map of the city we visited.
And on the back of the map I just trimmed patterned paper and added to it.
A big photo hides journaling and many more photos of our first days.
The first part of the week we were still on vacation and the photos are from there. I also added in a fun text message from my daughter to the back of...
...this photo. I cut a bigger photo in half, punched holes and added it right in there.
And on the back of the second part of the photo, I added the text about my daughter getting in to the high school of her choice!
And the second page of the spread holds photos that represent how fun it was to come home again! I printed an Ali E digital brush on plastic and added that in one of the pockets. I am going to keep that clear for next week´s spread also. Photo collages and a watercolor tag to hold the journaling.
Sue Althouse here today, with my very first post! We tend to do more in the summer - get out and see things, go places. I'm sure we're not alone in this. I like to save the little bits and pieces from our adventures and preserve them in a special way. Here's what I've accumulated so far in June and July.
I simply toss everything in a small basket and let the pile grow. Right now I'm too busy enjoying summer! At the end of the year, it gets sorted and added to my Ephemera Album.
I keep this ongoing mini album as easy as possible. The ephemera fills each page, so there's no need for additional products. Reminds me of the scrapbooks I kept as a child and teenager.
I started my first Ephemera Album back in 2008. I purchased five identical albums then, enough to take me through 2027! Each year, I have six pages waiting to be filled with these little tokens of our travels and daily life events. Every four years, an album is filled and I start on the next one.
I always intend to add memorabilia to my scrapbook pages, but I always forget. My Ephemera Album solves that problem. No more guilt! If you want to start one of your own, any mini album will do. Smash books, Project Life albums, even making one yourself would work very well. I hope this gives you some inspiration for preserving the little tokens of wonderful summer memories!