Friday afternoon light, Ghiradelli Square.
We just got back from a quick (and totally spontaneous) trip to San Francisco. It was nice to escape and take a break from our daily routine for a few days. It was great fun to get away but it also feels wonderful to be back home.
Happy Thursday friends! New in the shop today is a new collection circle tags + stamps.
They are 20% OFF thru the weekend. Purchase both together by March 10th, 2013 to save an additional 20%.
The days of the week circle tags are provided as individual PNG files for digital projects. Also included in each kit is a high resolution ready-to-print PDF file for hybrid projects. The circles are designed to work with 1.5″ circle punches. Perfect for project life, week in the life albums and everyday scrapbook layouts.
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They make for great embellishments on your project life pages!
Per your request, the printing guide now includes a template for 4×6 cards. Both vertical and horizontal formats are provided.
For instructions on how to use this template, please refer to the following tutorials:
- How to print out individual journaling cards using my print guide
A lot of magic happens around the kitchen table. It’s where we eat, share how our day went, sort our bills and read the paper. It’s where the girls do their homework and make art. This morning Audrey made a camera out of paper, glue and paint. There was no prompting from us and no asking for help on her end. She did it all on her own. I love that she felt inspired to do something and went for it. I love the way her face lights up when she’s in creating mode.
The details she included are my favorite. There’s even details on the inside.
What creative projects are you working on right now?
Happy friday friends! Super super excited about doing a special giveaway for Studio Calico today! I’ve had the great honor of working with them on various projects in the past year. Last November I designed a stamp set for them and most recently I’ve had the good fortune of having a few of my designs included in their Project Life kits. So thrilling to see them in print and packaged alongside products from designers that I have been crushing on (ie., Marcy Penner, Banana Fish Studio, and LifeLovePaper to name a few). Speaking of Tina (aka LifeLovePaper), you must check out her latest rubber stamp design. If you are a fan of her currents series you’re going to want to pick up this stamp!
So excited to have these in my hand. Love the weight and thickness of these cards. As per usual for Studio Calico, the quality is top notch.
To enter for a chance to win this Sudio Calico Project Life kit simply leave a comment here by Noon on Sunday, March 3, 2013. Winners will be announced here on Sunday night. Good luck!
And the winner is #97
Congratulations Dawn! Be on the lookout for an email from me shortly. Thank you to everyone that entered and for your kind words!
It’s the first of the month and you know what that means? A band new collection of BYOC (build your own collab) is now available at The LilyPad! I have three new products, each at 20% OFF thru March 3, 2013.
There’s a special bundled listing exclusively for presslist subscribers – purchase all three packs and save 45%! This offer is only good thru Sunday, March 3, 2013. The newsletter is out already so check your inbox! Not yet a subscriber? You can still sign-up and take advantage of this deal. Please note that once you’ve sign up, it may take up to 24 hours for the newsletter to reach your inbox.
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New in the shop today!
- Twelve 3×4* journaling cards provided as individual PNG files
- Two easy-to-print 8.5×11 high resolution pdf files
- Two easy-to-print 8.5×11 high resolution psd files
*cards are sized 2.9×4 to fit project life page protector pockets
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Basking in the light of this moment. Something as simple as building a fort so they can watch their favorite tv show together brings them so much joy.
What simple pleasures make you happy and have you indulged lately?
This is week 4. After doing project life for almost 2 years it feels like I’ve finally found a rhythm and settled into a routine of sorts. I know what to expect when I sit down to work on my album. I know that I won’t have a photo for every day of that week and that it’s ok because I usually take enough photos over the weekend to cover the entire week. I know that I’ll have a good mix of both iphone and DSLR photos to choose from. Realizing that I needed both has made a huge difference. I struggled with this last year – tried dropping the DSLR and instead used my iphone almost exclusively to document moments. In the end though, I wasn’t happy with a majority of the photos I took with my camera phone and my project life album reflected that. Too many weeks are left unfinished because I had a hard time working with those photos.
With that being said, I know it is possible to take amazing photos with the iphone and make gorgeous project life pages filled with iphone photos. If you are struggling with how to use your iphone photos with project life, I encourage you to check out the Ronnie’s pages. I think she uses iphone photos almost exclusively, truly lovely and breathtaking work. I am a huge fan. Also, she has a great series on how to take better pictures with an iphone. If I could take photos like Ronnie, I would be wildly content to use only my iphone. Since I don’t, I will continue to use both the DSLR and my iphone.
Left side. The top two photos were taken with the DSLR, the rest are iphone photos.
I try to take photos at home with the DSLR at least once a week. It’s convenient, it’s accessible, it’s so doable. The challenge here is just remembering to do it, and to try to do it at varying times so I don’t end up capturing the same scenario week after week (we are creatures of habit). This is a common scene on the weekends, snacktime after their afternoon naps. I love that they love eating roasted brussel sprouts.
Right side. We spent the morning at the Natural History Museum to celebrate my nephew’s 2nd birthday. What a cool venue to host a birthday party.
One insert this week. This is my nephew’s birthday party invite. I love that it was printed it on yellow ledger paper. And love the “tickets” that came with the invite.
The other side holds a 5×7 photo of my nephew with his birthday cake.
Simple and I’m loving project life more than ever. What’s your go to camera for project life?
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. Photos edited using either RadLab by Get Totally Rad! or VSCO
New in the shop tonight is a new collaboration kit with Diana of Dido Designs. I’ve been a big fan of Diana’s work for a long time – I love her use of white space, the and the way she works with brushes and blend modes, sort of a minimalist approach to art journaling. She has a way of creating clean pages with a soft, ethereal feel to it. She has a style that is beautiful and distinctly unique. I am so thrilled to have a chance to collaborate with her on a kit.