Sunday, February 7, 2016

Guest Host of #HashtagThisWeek


I have a fun thing to share today! I am the guest host of one of my favorite weekly challenges this week! Me and Mandy have become Instagram friends after I found her #HashtagThisWeek challenge and I have had so much fun following her. When she offered to submit your own prompt I jumped on the chance! Here is a little more about what #HashtagThisWeek is:

#HashtagThisWeek | A weekly prompt for creative bloggers and memory keepers! Each week, find a new prompt that is free, fun and offers an inspiring challenge. Take a photo, write a blog post, create a scrapbook page, or make an entry in your journal, traveler's notebook or planner! You can join in any time and participate in any way that best fits your schedule. Created by Mandy Elliott of Turquoise Avenue and shared in collaboration with other talented creatives! Find more info at http://www.turquoiseave.com/prompt

So what is my prompt for this week? Well, piles. Yes, piles, we all have them, right?! Piles of stuff can be a fun way to document our everyday life. Even if you are super organized I think we all have some sort of pile in our home. I know I have! I always have a pile of clothes on a chair next to my bed and a stack of books waiting to be read on my bedside table. You can use this prompt to show evidence of the people living in your house; the pile of toys on the floor, the never ending laundry pile and your teenager's pile of homework. In a few years I bet your piles will look very different.

Here are a few of my own photos:



Jump on over to Mandy´s blog to see more about this! 


Thursday, February 4, 2016

WCS | February gallery



It´s time to share a new layout that I made for the WCS February gallery!

I have made a love themed page but without the traditional elements of perhaps a significant other as the main focus. I find heart shapes out in nature all the time and wanted to make a page using some of the most recent ones. And the notion is that if we really want to and look closely, we can see love all around us. 

I´m sorry that my photos are not up to par, but January has been so grey and dark it makes for a difficult photography setting...

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

WCS | Gold & glitter

Today I wanted to share the post I wrote for Write Click Scrapbook this week. We are going to inspire you to use a little gold and glitter in your scrapbooking projects this week. I for one didn´t ever think I would like gold, I´m a strickly silver kind of gal when it comes to my own bling. But then I got a Pocket Letter from a friend with lots of gold on it and I suddenly fell for the gold trend in scrapbooking products. I am not one for going overboard though, so for my layouts I use gold accents like chipboard hearts and such. 

Lisa Borbely for WCS_

For the layout I am sharing today I used washi for my gold accents. In December I bought a pack of gold washi to use in my December minibook and I really like the pattern and subtle pop the gold gives. 
Lisa Borbely for WCS

You could say I used them as my patterned paper on my layout. I simply taped the corners in strips. But boy is shiny things on scrapbook pages hard to photograph! I hope the glare isn´t to hard on your eyes. 
I don´t think it has to be more glittery than this ;)

Lisa Borbely pocket letter gold

On the other hand, in my non-scrapbooking paper crafts I like to go all in :) This is a Pocker Letter to the same friend that send me the gold one. I thought I´d return the favor since she loves pink and gold! I used the same gold washi tape set here too. I started by just covering a plain paper in the washi and then cut out the cards for the pockets. 
What about you, do you love and use the gold trend in scrapbooking products?

Monday, February 1, 2016

OLW 2016 | January prompts

As today is February 1st and a new prompt has been presented to us in the OLW classroom, I want to share my finished pages for January´s prompt. 


So for the first prompt Ali wanted us to write a little about our chosen word, definitions and reasons why. I opted to use my own definition of my word alive: to not only live, but be alive, to have more energy, taking chances, experience things, saying yes, being excited and find the positive. 
I had a few quotes lined up for my word and I will use them through the year, but Ali shared a quote in her first video that just jumped out at me so I used that one for this month. 

"I want to die living, and I want to be remembered as one who lived with purpose, joy and feeling.
I want to spend my time learning what goes into a whole and happy life and then building that life the best I can."
- Steve Goodier



We also wrote about what we want to invite into our lives this year and what to let go of. 

Invite: my mind to shift and to see the positive, adventure in the smallest form and trying food that give me more energy.

Let go of: overthinking and assuming the worst, the negetive spiral of negative thinking, just living, exsisting.

We also shared intentions for the year ahead. Ali inspired us to divide these into different categories: physical, emotional and relaltionships for example. Here is what I wrote:

Physical: walk more, sit less. Dress happy.

Emotional: try to shift my mind when I feel like I´m tired and don´t want to do something, maybe by going outside, bake or make a call can give me energy.

Relationships: laugh more, suggest adventures in the everyday, try new things. Really be present. Be more with friends, even just for a quick fika.


In addition to this I also made a quick layout after we went sledding the other weekend. It was the perfect example of when I feel alive! I plan to have this layout right in my OLW album. 

I loved how my word was present in January and I am looking forward to see how this month goes.

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A word to focus on, to live with, to investigate, to write about, to craft with, and to reflect upon as I goes about my daily life.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Memory keeping | Inspired by Cocoa Daisy January moodboard

moodboard

I like to see a good moodboard inspiration piece. When I saw Cocoa Daisy´s January mood board I knew I wanted to create something with it as my inspiration. I love the color combinations of pink, yellow and red!


I have begun to do a new thing when I sit down to scrapbook. I shop my supplies. Yes, I have my photo and story and then I go through my staash to find supplies that fit colorwise, storywise or with another category in mind. I then have those supplies out when I do the scrapbooking. I has been a great routine and I have used stuff I have hoarded for a while!


I used a photo of one of the recent hearts of nature I have found. There isn´t a big, long story to this, I just wanted to scrap the photo as a reminder of the fact that if you really want to find them, you will. 

That is the Memory keeping Monday for this week! 


Art Journal Tuesday


Last year I played in an old book I used as an art journal. I didn't last very long, but I did enjoy it. This year I started a very simple ring bound journal with cardboard covers. It's easy to add in more and more pages as I create new ones. 


For me art journaling is to play. Play with new and different techniques and mediums. And to play with words. I love words and quotes, as you know, and I like to use some in my art journal. 


I have used my watercolors, coloring pages and odd pieces of paper. Without any pressure to create every day/week I add to it whenever I need some creative play. I look forward to fill it up! 

Friday, January 22, 2016

I love weekends and a free download!

Hi! If you know me you would also know that I love weekends! This weekend we are planning to go sledding! I mean how fun is that! To celebrate Friday and the weekend I have made a 3x4" card you can use in your pocket pages for example! There is one jpg file and one png. You are welcome! Happy weekend!


Download jpg by clicking on the image above!




Download png file by clicking the image above!