Listening to the Frank Sinatra Holiday Station on Pandora, experimenting with the silhouette portrait and prepping for December Daily 2013. What projects are you tackling?
This is Week 30. I used to take more photos on a daily and regular basis but now that both my girls are in school, I’m taking less photos on the weekdays but many more on the weekends when we’re all together. It’s gotten more challenging to fill 2 Design A pockets because of this so I recently switched to using a Design A + Design H combo and that’s been working out nicely.
This week is a prime example of how more and more of my project life entries are focused on weekend activities. Most of the photos were taken on Saturday when we spent the day at the beach.
I like to have one repeating design element each week to help maintain a cohesive feel throughout the album. This year that design element is a simple 3×4 week in review card.
Another thing that has helped to simplify my process is including more camera phone photos in the album. This sunset shot was taken and edited (using PicTapGo) on my iphone. I love that the photo was “done” and ready to be printed as soon as I downloaded it to my computer! At the last minute though, I decided to add the “lovely evening” wordart (from Pictures + Words No. 7) before printing. Love the clean look of simple text over a photo. I added this text in photoshop but this can also easily be done right on your smartphone with apps like A Beautiful Mess, Rhonna Designs and Over.
This sequence of family self portraits were also taken with the iphone. To make this collage, I dragged them all the photos onto a 4×6 file in photoshop, alternating the sequence in each row.
Project Life is a memory keeping system created by Becky Higgins. Read more about it HERE. All of my project life entries can be found HERE or browse the entire project life gallery HERE. Photos edited using PicTapGo, RadLab by Get Totally Rad! or VSCO
Hi everyone, it’s Emily here again, sharing my week 42 Project Life spread with you! When I went to sit down to work on my week 42, I realized I only had 8 photos to use for the entire spread. Yikes! I usually have at least 30-50! Thankfully I had kept pretty good notes about what we did, and although we were busy I hadn’t taken a lot of photos. So this gave me the perfect opportunity to add in a bunch of filler cards…which are some of my favorite things to add anyway!
As I sat down and looked at my few photos, I was inspired by the photo I had taken of the leaves outside and the beautiful fall weather we’ve been having. Thankfully Liz’s “on my desk” kit and cards were the perfect colors I had in mind! I added in lots of gold, wooden and cork board textures as well as some pops of teal and coral…my favorite color scheme right now!
Adding labels and wood veneer embellishments are some of my favorite things to add in each spread I do!
For this filler card, I used a paper from Liz’s “oh dearie” kit, added a wooden frame that I got from a friend and filled the middle with a washi tape heart.
I needed to add an arrow to the middle card here pointing to the photo next to it, but when I added it on it just didn’t pop like I wanted it too. So I cut another small piece of washi and added it in underneath the arrow. Perfect little pop of color!
Here’s the right side of my spread:
I had this great photo of my son’s project at school (marshmallows and toothpicks!) and wanted to include what his teacher mentioned to me when he told me how impressed he was with his creation. That’s where the pop of teal with “future engineer” came from. By adding that to it’s own 4×6 card, I was able to use up more room in my pockets…considering I only had a couple more photos to add in!
Lastly, I love including little bit of art or writing that my children make for me. My youngest has been practicing on his full name in preschool this week and I just love his little 4 year old handwriting. A bit of washi around the edges for a pop of color and another card with an arrow to tie the two together!
I hope this has given you some inspiration if you find yourself like me…with only a few photos to work with. You can still make a two page spread and have it be just as beautiful and meaningful!
I am a wife, mother of three beautiful kids, lover of my iPhone, peanut butter and picnics in the park.
Design Motto: clean lines, white space, fun and bold typography with lots of pops of bold, bright colors!
One day I’d like to: travel the world with my husband and family.
Hey, it’s Caylee, and I’m sharing another week of my Project Life with you.
You know how last time I had too many things that I wanted to document ? Yeah. This time I have too few. Since I’m not too great on filler cards, I decided that I’d skip my traditional format, and use this spread in a different way to the rest of my year. I dedicated one side to my husband and the other side to me, and made a he / she layout.
Dates covered: 28 October – 3 November
Location: four photos from Crete, and two from Bruchsal, Germany
Favourite moments: I really like the he / she format of writing. I kept it factual this week, but I think as I get more into it I’ll branch into something deeper. I went full-cheesy and did pink for me, blue for my husband. My husband’s side wasn’t completely masculine, though, with all the flowers. I guess it’s still obvious that I’m the one who created this layout.
Anything special: getting my watercolour writing into PL,
I love incorporating paper from a kit as a clipping mask over an element. It really brings everything together.
It’s always fun to break away from what we’re used to and do something different. It keeps things interesting. Happy November.
Digital Scrapbook Day festivities continues! Today I’ve got a new product in the Special Saturday Release section at The Lilypad. The 2014 Calendar Journaling Cards are 30% OFF thru the weekend and they are available in two different formats, Sunday – Saturday and Monday – Sunday.
inspiration from the creative team
6×8 pocket page layout by Susanne
The 2014 Calendar Journal Cards are provided as PNG files (and PSD files) for easy recoloring. They can also be used as photo overlays, like Jennifer did here with her lovely pumpkin photos.
Another example of the cards in a Project Life spread.
Of course, they also work well as an embellishment or title card on digital layouts.
Layout by Leontien
My daughter woke up this morning still wearing her Pocahontas costume from last night and asked, “Is today November?” Yes it is, I replied. “Aw, I miss October,” she sighed. As much as I love Halloween, I’m ready to embrace November and all that this month brings – cooler weather, lots of family gatherings, Thanksgiving and the beginning of holiday shopping season!
I’ve got an exclusive listing just for subscribers – purchase the bundle during DSD weekend at 50% OFF! Not yet a subscriber? You can sign-up HERE.
inspiration from the creative team and pollys
*click on image to see layout artist credit
Entering is easy! Just post your entry to THIS THREAD at The LilyPad. Winners will be announced before the end of the weekend and notified via private message at the TLP forum. Good luck!
I’ve got one new product coming out tomorrow as part of The Lilypad’s Special Saturday Releases so stay tuned!
Hi everyone! Kelly here welcoming you the October edition of Picks from the Press Gallery. It’s the time when we search through the Paislee Press gallery and instagram looking for those layouts and project using Paislee Press products that really shine.
So let’s get started!
My first pick is an amazing collage that I found on instagram by sparklethots. I just love how she mixed her photos with the We circle stamps and tags and Pictures + Words 7. I need to make one of these for my wall!
The next pick is a gorgeous calendar that was created using the 2014 calendar poster kit by Bush Girl. Her phots are just amazing!
Next we have a layout using The Magic Hour titled Beautiful Start by bcnatty. I love how she layered her photo and elements near the bottom of the page. The whole design here is just gorgeous.
The next pick is a layout by Sahndra titled Hand. She used the kit Downtime to create this layout. I love her use of white space and that photo really speaks volumes.
This next featured layout is a day in the life spread by Laura ODonnel using the Day Planner kit. I love every single thing about this layout. All the little details really help capture their day.
And finally we have a layout by ajazwinski that we found on instagram. It was created using The Open Road kit. There are so many things that I love about this layout. That photo is amazing and I just loved the clean design here.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this month’s picks and as always, we would love to see what you create with your Paislee Press products. We encourage you to post your projects in the Paislee Press gallery at The Lilypad or post your projects on instagram using the hashtag #paisleepress.
Wishing you all a happy and safe Halloween and a wonderful weekend!
Hello everyone! I’m back to show you some more of my recent pages.
My boyfriend and I love going on road trips, so this kit gets a lot of play in my scrapbooks. Since I had a bunch of photos from a trip upstate, I decided a smaller format would be best. They are smaller squares, so I scaled down the pattern on the blue arrow paper, which is one of the reasons I love using digital products. Traditional paper products tend to have a larger scale which doesn’t always work for me, and having the ability to alter things is a huge plus!
(trip highlights, north arrow, arrow paper and map paper from road trip)
For this page I used one of the definition stamps over and over again to create a patterned paper. I added some handwritten text in pencil and watercolored over the whole thing to blend it all together. Reminds me of an old paper from my early days of crafting
(between stamp from his & hers)
Finally, this is just a quick page that I did art-therapy style. I’m going through some big changes and crafting about it helps me work out my feelings, or at least see the bright side of what’s going on. I added some glitter to mimic splattered paint, because hello glitter is awesome.
(patterned paper from oh dearie, here arrow from a special kit)
Thanks for stopping by to check out my pages! As always, I love stretching my creative boundaries and messing around with digital products!
You can find all of my hybrid project posts here.
A collaboration with Rhonda Mason.
Scenes from the twelfth hour…pretty much a continuation of the eleventh hour. A pile of laundry waiting to be folded, projects in progress, learning in progress (right now I’m taking a calligraphy class and figuring out how to use my silhouette). Sometimes I’ll take a short break at this hour. Lately I’ve started taking short 10 minute breaks out to the backyard. It’s peaceful and calming to walk a bit and stretch and it’s a nice change of scenery.
Now, over to Ronnie’s blog to see how she captured the twelfth hour.
Photos taken with IPhone 4S or Nikon D300.