Hi again! Ann here, with the fourth installment of the Vacation Scrapbooking series. After creating all the embellishments yesterday, the next step was to fill the empty spaces in the album with title and journaling blocks so that it could finally attain SCRAPBOOK status. This is undoubtedly the part of the process that I found most enjoyable because I got to be a little creative!
I created different kinds of blocks for the album: some had both a title and lines for journaling, others were journaling blocks only, while others were what I call "mini-layouts".
Below are some of the title and journaling blocks I created. I loved using the "Around the World" and "Tape It" stamped images, they are so versatile and perfect for a vacation album:
Here are some examples of the "mini-layouts". These blocks basically had pictures and are more embellished than the other blocks. You can see I am clearly in love with the little camera stamp from the "Around the World" set :)
Once I put these blocks into the album, it was instantly transformed. I have to say, I am in love with my album. Please tune in tomorrow for more completed pages from the album, as well as some of my personal thoughts about the process. There are a few things I loved about it, and some things that I might change for next time.
I used this set so much in the creation of the album and I can see myself using it over and over again for future albums. The images are graphic and simply perfect for scrapping vacations!
If you would like to have a chance to take home this stamp set, please leave a comment here in this post. Comments will remain open throughout this weekend. One lucky number will be drawn at random and posted Monday morning. Please remember it is your responsibilty to check back and claim your number via email by midnight Wednesday.
Whoop! It's my birthday today. I thought what better way to celebrate than to giveaway a present to someone else? But first, I'm going to share a recent change in my Project Life that you might find interesting.
A little background first! I started Project Life in January of 2012. I wasn't a convert and had my doubts about keeping up with it. I just thought it would be a good way to get some more things documented and alleviate the pressure of having so many photos to scrap. Boy was I right. I think of my Project Life as a photo album with some journaling. It's not fancy, it's heavily photo centric. My boys love looking through it and I'm glad to be documenting so many different parts of our daily lives. I started in 2012 with a weekly approach and continued that through June 2013. That's 78 weekly spreads! Then July 2013 hit, last year I had the same problem in July. I wasn't taking a lot of photos and I really didn't have enough to fill two page spreads for every week. Two weeks of July last year are one page each with a couple of filler cards. See...
Enter the monthly Project Life. I decided for July 2013 I'd give it a shot. Worst case I could always go back to weekly, right? I ended up with ten spreads. You can see them all below.
Well I gave it a shot, I ended up with more pages than I normally do for a month. I think it went a little faster; less editing back the photos for sure. I love that I don't have to worry if I have too many photos or too few for any given week. I think even if I get to the end of a month and have some spaces open that will be okay too! I did everything in batches - select photos, edit all the photos, place all the photos, fill in with journaling cards, add embellishments and labels, and journal. I was able to include more filler cards and more journaling I think. I also had time to add more details. I was even able to include my monthly Second Saturday (a twist on 12 on the 12th) with ease. It was really fun shopping my stash!
Going forward I think this is the approach I'm going to take. I'll still touch it weekly as I will select my photos and pair with journaling & filler cards in a folder. Then after the first of the next month, I can assemble the whole month at once.And I know you want to know about the giveaway! Today I'm going to personally give one $20 gift certificate to Two Peas in a Bucket to one lucky reader. All you need to do is tell me what you'd want for your birthday in the comments below and the lovely Marnie will draw a winner monday morning!
Hope you have a great weekend and don't forget to leave a comment below for your chance to win!
Hi there ladies! I hope you are enjoying all the fabulous
posts here at write. click. scrapbook this summer. I love the dailies it’s always
a surprise each day to see what gets posted. I’m
going to interrupt all of this wonderful inspiration and bring you a giveaway!
Pixels & Co. is having a fabulous $1 kit sale right now
and I am happy to be able to give one reader a $5 gift certificate to the
store. You’ll be able to pick up five kits for just a dollar. The sale on the kits last until the end of July and by the end there will be almost 100 kits available!
I made this layout using only five of the dollar kits that
are available in the store. I’m loving the nautical theme that is all over the place right now. I have loads of beach and Cape Cod photos to scrap so the nautical theme is just perfect for that!
So head on over to
Pixels & Co. and take a look at the Dollar Kits. Let me know which one you
would just have to buy in the comments below. We’ll pull a lucky number tomorrow! In
the meantime, back to our regularly scheduled daily inspiration tomorrow!
Welcome to Giveaway day here at WCS! Today we are super excited to be able to giveaway a spot in the Big Picture Classes workshop The Phone Photography Project!
month-long workshop, you'll learn to take better photos with the camera you
always have with you as you document your summer adventures—with help from 32
incredible instructors. On top of daily smartphone photography
challenges, you'll also enjoy:
dozens of tips
and tricks from the pros for taking better photos with your mobile-phone camera
a handbook of
60+ photography app reviews for iPhone and Android, so you know which are worth
your time and money*
project ideas for getting photos off your device and into your world
32 experienced iPhoneographers and Androidographers, and hundreds of fellow
students in a private classroom and on Instagram
contests, discounts, bonus downloads, and fun fun fun!
Some of the instructors in this workshop is Ali Edwards, Elise Blaha-Cripe and our very own Lisa Ottosson!
Daily photography challenges delivered by
email, so you can participate on-the-go during your busy summer days
Expanded photography challenges with
multiple visual examples, instructor interviews, and bonus content
available daily inside the classroom
More than 60 comprehensive app reviews
delivered in colorful, downloadable handouts
Weekly "Do Something More"
handouts that show dozens of project examples made with smartphone photos,
including: scrapbook pages, craft and décor projects, postcards, community
and random-act-of-kindness projects, and more
A variety of bonus handouts with multiple
examples of inspiration
Interaction with workshop instructors and
classmates on classroom message board and inside private posting
gallery—and also via Instagram
Instagram community (through hashtags) to
share photos and view photos of classmates
Prizes, discounts, and giveaways for
Wanna chance to have a spot in this great workshop? All you need to do is to leave a comment on this post! One lucky number will be drawn at random and posted tomorrow morning. Please remember to check back and claim your number by midnight Sunday. If you just feel like you don't want to miss out, just go and sign up right now ;)
Now that you've seen all the hybrid scrapbooking and crafting possibilities using digital supplies, we have an awesome giveaway featuring One Little Bird Designs, aka Peppermint Granberg!
I’ve known Peppermint
since 2008, when we were on a few creative teams together. At the end
of 2009 she began designing digital scrapbooking kits, and the rest is
history. I already knew she was an incredibly talented scrapbooker.
But when she showed me her first designs, I was floored by her talent at
combining just the right colors, texture, and elements into a kit. Peppermint sells her digital designs at The Lilypad. She has also designed journal cards for the Studio Calico monthly Project Life kits.
Here are some of One Little Bird's latest digital scrapbook kits, along with coordinating journal cards.
Digital scrapbook kits are not just for scrapbooking. If you've read the previous posts this week here at Write.Click.Scrapbook., you'll know that the possibilities are endless. As an example, I made this hybrid birthday card using One Little Bird's Jubilee digital kit and add-on.
Enter to win a $25 gift card to the One Little Bird Designs digital store by leaving a comment here in this post. Comments will remain open throughout this evening. One lucky number
will be drawn at random and posted tomorrow morning. Please remember to
check back and claim your number by midnight Tuesday.
And... Peppermint has generous offered a 20% off coupon code to her store for all our readers! Just enter the code WCS20 during checkout. Be sure to use it before it expires on 6/10/2013.
Please come back tomorrow for the Hybrid Week wrap-up as I show you more cool hybrid DIY projects!