Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Bible Journaling with Watercolor

Bible journaling recently caught my eye and I was totally drawn to it. I had to try it! Over the summer I started playing with water colors and fell in love! I'm defiantly a beginner and just playing, but I'm having lots of fun with it! I am by no means a perfectionist, so the pages crinkling a bit from the water and bleeding through the page doesn't bother me. As a matter a fact to me it adds to the artsiness. I have a bible journal Pinterest board  here  if you want to get some more inspiration and ideas. I practiced in an old bible before starting in my new journal bible. If you're not sure of your style or if you will like something I highly recommend testing it out 1st on an old bible or book. For me, it helps the scripture come alive, much like the visual bible. It speaks to me in a different way and I'm able to express spiritual thoughts or scriptures in a different way. It brings the scripture alive. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Fun Gifts for a Scrapbook Retreat from my Stash

I picked things I bought in bulk or cute things that I just haven't gotten around to using. 
 The finished product up close. This took time, but not any extra money and I still have cute gifts to share at the scrapbook retreat. It's a win win!
 I made some simple PL cards by wrapping the top with washi tape. Then selected some things I have in excess to make a cute little gift.

 I had some rolls of glitter tape, so I measured and cut little strips to add to all the kits.
Then I wrapped a PL card with 3 different washi tapes to include in each package. I found cute paper clips I had in my office stash and clipped everything together. Then I just stuck them in little zip lock bags to keep them nice. Tada! So you don't need to go out and buy gifts, many times if you look around you can get creative with what you already have and aren't using!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Christmas Photo Card Scrapbook

I started putting our photo Christmas card and letter in an album in 1999 when we did our 1st photo Christmas card. When I started getting photo Christmas cards from our friends and family, I started adding those photo cards to the album as well. Here's a couple of pages from this years additions. I put the whole cards when i can fit them. Sometimes I crop the picture out to make it fit. But I save every one and enjoy looking through it every year when we pull it out at Christmas time!

Friday, January 9, 2015

My New Organized Scrap Room

We totally redid our room and switched our bedroom and the office. Then we built a loft for our bed above my now scraproom. I now have a nice big open space to scrapbook! 
 I minimized my stash in the fall and sold a ton of things. I still have more items for sale here!

 A place for everything! Now I can actually see what I have and find things! This makes me more excited to use my space! My goal is to catch up on my scrapbooking this year!!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Project Life Hawaii layouts

 I started working on our Hawaiian vacation album from June. The below layouts are some of the pages from our 1st 2 days. So far both days are 5 pages long. I'm thinking there might be a volume 2 of our trip, yikes! Bellow are some close ups of my above layout.

 Some close ups of my above layout. 

 I loved all the beautiful exotic plants and flowers in Hawaii!
 I saved and pressed some plants and flowers from our trip to include in the scrapbook. 

 I added some decorative glass pebbles to this journal card. 
 I really didn't want to loose the tops of these pictures under the Diamond Head title because I think they're interesting enough to keep, so I kept them. 

Some flowers I pressed that I brought home from Hawaii.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Refilling my Paper Punches

My 10 year old daughter actually started this jar for me. I have loved my paper hole punches and used them a ton! I just used 1/2 a jar on my recent Project Life projects and have been using my paper scraps to punch more paper dots to refill my jar. I also add random sparkles and sequins to make it pretty. I punch tickets and book pages and paper scraps. I love the look of it and it's fun and easy to use. Just run some adhesive and shake some dots and press to stick.Or sew some between some transparency for a shaker pocket, great for Project Life.  Be creative and have fun with your homemade confetti!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Making Project Life Cards

I decided to try my hand at making Project Life cards out of all my scrap paper. 
 I had fun playing with different scraps, tapes and ribbons I had laying around.
 I tried sticking some things from my whole punch jar to the top of one, I like how it turned out!
 I enjoyed making these! I think I will defiantly do this more in the future!
 I am selling these for $0.50 each. I'm adding them to my blog post with all the scrapbooking items I'm selling here. Come check it out, there's still lots of things left. I take Paypal.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Project Life Confetti Pockets

I have seen people make these cute confetti pockets for their PL albums and decided to give it a try. 

 After making several confetti pockets I got the idea to add some other little die cuts and chipboard to them. I think they turned out pretty cute!They are cuter in person with out the glare.
 I'm excited to make a page and try them out! I may even sell some. I had fun making them!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Join I Love Making Memories FB Page for Scrapbookers!

Scrapbook goodies giveaway!! Like my scrapbook page on FB and share this image from my page to be entered to win! As soon as I hit 100 likes I will have a giveaway!! The more you get the word out the quicker I have the giveaway!
If you love Project Life, Scrapbooking and Photography, then come on over and join in the fun at my community FB page  I Love Making Memories! I post ideas, inspiration, giveaways and what I've been up to crafty. I welcome you to share your scrapbooking and crafty projects  as well as your social media links can also be shared on the left side of my page under "Notes". Hop on over and join in the fun!
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Monday, September 8, 2014

How I minimized my scrap stash to scrap more efficiently

 This is my craft area before I started. As you can see I just simply had acquired too much stuff to have a work space. I would walk in and want to walk back out or hop on the computer because it was too overwhelming in here to have fun with it!
I have sold allot of my stuff but I still have a TON for sale here. My goal is to sell all the extra craft stuff and buy my dream desk to store it where it's all in view and with in reach. I have already purchased this awesome cart to store my Project Life stuff.
 I have started organizing it and I'm getting so excited to use my new usable space!!
Here's my current after photo. There's allot less stuff in my craft room and on the shelves. I still am figuring out where to put things. I have a vision for this room in the near future. I want to take out the middle IKEA shelf and replace it with a desk. That will give me 4 desks in this room, one on each wall. I can then work at my desk while my kids do their homeschooling. I will not only scrap at this desk, but it will be my project desk for what ever needs to be done. Then I'm right there to help my kids with their school work and if I finish what I need to get done, I can work on some scrapbooking and still be hanging out with them! I'm so excited about it!
Below is my desk. I now put my projects to be done in piles on my work desk. I used it today and got a bunch of forms filled out that have been sitting next to my bed. Now that I have a designated "to do desk" I got it done! I also have a goal to get at least 10 mins. of creative time a day at my desk. Little by little I will get stuff done! Before I was only scrapbooking 2 x per year when I would go away with my scrap buddy. Now I will be able to be continually working on it and all those mins. add up quick! Before you know it I'll have a book done! I've also switched over almost completely to Project Life. I love it because you need way less stuff to do it! Yet you can still be creative and you can still add the occasional full page LO if you choose to! I'm just so excited to make my space usable again!! It's been too long since I've used my scrap space! Happy scraping!