We’re on spring break this week. Around here, this means my daughters get to have sleepovers in each other’s rooms every night. We’re going to the park, painting our nails, crafting up projects. It’s not all fun and games though. We spent yesterday morning cleaning their rooms and organizing their closets, drawers and toy bins. Not exactly their idea of the best vacation ever. I think Audrey’s exact comment was, “Aw, that’s boring time!”
I suppose this means I’m on break as well. Though, after the girls are in bed, I do try to squeeze in a few hours of work every night. One of the things I’m working on is updating this site. This past weekend, I scheduled a photo shoot with my brother to get new images for my about me page. The entire site badly needs an overhaul and I’m excited to finally start tackling this task!
Can I also just say that being in front of the camera is one of my least favorite things…ever. I feel awkward and I never quite know what to do. I so much prefer to be behind the camera.
Hope you are having a great week!
*photos edited in lightroom using Replichrome I Presets by Get Totally Rad
I was lucky enough that my bestie decided to live in Paris during the spring, and even luckier that I was close enough to visit her by train. It was my first time in the City of Lights, and the fact that spring was blooming all over the Eiffel tour really made it magical. I swear the Bloom kit was made for the cherry blossoms, and although I wasn’t yet ready to document the entire trip, I was more than ready to document the bits of colour in grey Paris springtime.
Vellum works so perfectly with this kit – the lovelovelove background helps mute the busy-ness of the cherry blossom photo.
Since all of my supplies are currently in storage, I used a bit of hot pink baker’s twine to tie the album together.
It’s the first friday of the month and you know what that means: it’s BYOC time at TLP! I’ve got three new spring-themed products on sale at 20% OFF thru the weekend.
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creative team inspiration
Hi everyone! Kelly here and I am thrilled to be bringing you some creative inspiration from the team to brighten up your Monday! These projects feature More or Less.
Tina always creates such amazing hybrid projects. I love all the layered pieces that give her pages a tactile feel. She printed the more laughter wordart bits and layered them over the white space (brilliant!). She also printed the green label from the kit, added her own journaling (doesn’t she have the most killer handwriting?) and adhere it to the bottom photo. Also? That square bit of vellum patterned paper over the floral photo is AMAZING.
This is such a fun layout! I love the mix of black and white and color photos as well as how she layered the tags to create more depth in her layout.
This is a great black and white layout and I really like how she has the more paper peeking up through they cuts in her background paper.
I love the way Leena used the paper strips with ‘more happy’ cut out and also they way she stapled the word ‘more’ directly onto her journal card. These are such great touches on her PL spread!
This is an amazing layout by Laura! What a great photo!
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Have a great week!
Hi everyone, it’s Carly here to share a few of my February project life pages with you. This year I made the switch back to a 12×12 binder from the smaller 6×8 handbook size and so far I am loving the larger format once again!
One of the main reasons why I decided to go back to a 12×12 binder is because this year I am including all of my documenting into one book. Whether I create an 8.5×11 scrapbook page or a 12×12 project life layout, it’s all going into this book.
What I really like about keeping everything in one book, and not restricting myself to just creating 12×12 pocket pages, is that I feel completely creatively free. If I want to document a story or even an entire month review on an 8.5×11 page I will and having that flexibility has made documenting this year stress-free and fun.
My original plan was to only use the Design A photo page pockets thinking it would be easier and of course create a more consistent look throughout my binder, but when I decided to be just flexible with my 2015 documenting I opted to use whichever photo page pocket that fit with the pictures I was documenting. So far I’ve been switching it up a lot and using Design H, I and K, in addition to the traditional Design A.
For me, creating a documenting system that is flexible, simple and yet still allows me to express myself creatively is key if I am going to be successful at keeping it up. I’m a big believer in finding an approach that works best for you and being open to changing it if it ever starts to feel like it’s not working anymore.