Friday, September 19, 2014

#30lists | September 2014

30 days of lists started September 1st again. I have taken this challenge a few times before (read more here and here!) and was excited to start a new round this month. Here is a little bit more about the actual project:

 30 Days of Lists is hosted by Kam of Campfire Chic and Amy of Lemon & Raspberry. When you registered, you will receive a list prompt posted on their private blog everyday for a month. Then you will get a bunch of lists that capture your life at the end of month.  You can check out on or search on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag: #30Lists

I have used the same printable that I used for this project last year. So I printed the lists and cut them all out, a few together two and two some as single cards. 

I used my typewriter to add the topics and numbers.

I opted to add the lists to my Project Life spreads just like last year, so I cut a few of my base pocket pages in half leaving me with two across. I then added 7 days worth of lists and one filler card to each insert.

First, I just wrote my lists by hand and moved on. Now, with the inspiration from other listers I have added a few stamps etc. to a few of my lists.

And even a pie-chart :) I love me some pie charts!

When I got the list topics I said out loud how many great ones there were! And it has been so much fun filling them out! This must be one of my favorite projects! And I like them right in my PL album since they are a great way to catch the right now.

Have a great Friday!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Project Life 2014 | Week 35

So, after doing this project for 3 years straight I do get a little, that is not the real word. What I mean is that sometimes doing PL feels like something I am doing the same way all the time. Sometimes I need to chenge things up a little. So I did with the week 35 spread. 

So, I turned to lists. I filled out lists for the entire first page! It totally makes me happy! Here are the sources:

1. Life Documented Manila 2. BPC 3. Life Documented Manila 4. In a creative bubble shoppe 5. Cathy Zielske 6. Life Documented Manila 7.

It makes me happy just by the thought of going back in a year and reading these lists!

The second page is much more my normal layout. Photos and a few words. Stories include weather changes, blue moods, cute cats and an ode to the garden.

Lastly I made a flip pocket to hold journaling about my daughters 15th birthday.


Monday, September 15, 2014

WCS | Sketch layout week 37

Hello Monday!

I am sharing the layout I did for this past week´s Sketchbook Saturday at WCS. Here is the sketch.


I love that it has so much space for journaling! But that also means you need to write that much of journaling! Ha! To help with this "problem" I sized down the actual layout. Smart, eh!

The layout is roughly 11x28cm, I didn´t measure, but cropped the paper after I attached the photo and the photo is printed at 10x15cm. The big title took a bit of space and then I wrote my journaling by hand. It talks about how very lucky we were to be able to live in this house (or part of it) during our week long vacation this summer. As it was just right by the sea, that sailboat paper was perfect for this!

I am saving this sketch for future lenghty journaling!

Don´t forget to go check out the post on WCS where you´ll find more examples on how to use the sketch!

Ps. I have some fun scrapbooking posts in the works for this week. I hope you´ll check back!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Memory keeping | Her & me

This layout is clearly inspired by Cathy Zielske's that she share a few weeks ago. With my daughter turning 15, I have been thinking alot about how we are alike and different all at the same time. 

I wrote the lists on my computer and just printed it on my background paper. After that I added my photo so that I knew where I could embellish. I used the paper in the August A day in the life kit from Cocoa Daisy. And my stamps. 

I love this and again it hits me that I am so happy that I get stories and memories down! 

Happy Thursday!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Memory keeping | Jot magazine challenge

I took the new moodboard challenge presented over at Jot magazine this month. They had a great moodboard and I used something blue, something floral, something chevron from the board. It is so much fun creating from a moodboard!

Story: While on summer vacation we took this photo of our drinks at one what became our favorite place to eat. The journaling talks about how the greatest thing really was to be together and how I love travelling with him.

Goods: I used three different products for the different loves: the first one is letter stickers from Fancy Pants. I used those 3D glue dots to give the stickers some dimension. Next is chipboard letters from Lillibean Soup also on 3D glue dots. The lastly I used the chipboard lettes to trace the letters out on the floral patterned paper also from Jillibean Soup. 
I am not 100% but I think that white chevron patterned paper is from Cocoa Daisy. Either way, I cut a tag out of it and put my journaling on there. 
When I was done, it seemed a little empty on the left side, so I brought out my trused watercolors as did a little splatter. 

As always it was fun to play a little with paper and glue, and ofcourse to get the words down!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Memory keeping | From blog post to scrapbook page

In the past I have done this many times; write a blog post and then pulled the journaling from there to make a scrapbooking page. This time I used this post and added the text to a Word document with two columns to create the journaling card. Then I used a 3x4" photo of me and my daughter taken on her birthday (August 31st) to pair the words with.

I love that I got this into my album!

Project Life 2014 | Week 34

Week 34.

First page

Stories: This was the week we brought Stella home. Also the start of my daughter´s 9th school year. 

Goods: It´s not often I use a whole pocket for the same story, but this week I have. Big titles and little embellishments. 

Stories: I started an embroidery project and it felt like autumn. We visited the sunflower field and had Friday cat snuggles.

Goods: Homemade cards with stitches and watercolors, titles and tags.

All in all an ordinary spread in my PL albums!