I was so busy during week seven that there were hardly any pictures taken. Week 8 was a little more relaxed and I was able to capture some candid moments. I downloaded some new fonts this week and was having fun trying them out on the layout. I love the simplicity of the layouts – sweet and simple.
week 7 & 8
Any tips for remembering to take pictures? I seem to be having a terrible time!
Alway playing a game of catch up with this Project Life. I am always learning something new about digital scrapbooking. While putting together these pages I taught myself two things: adding a drop shadow and adding a stroke. The drop shadow makes elements pop from the page. Almost as if it were scrapbooked traditionally. The stroke adds the border around elements make them stickers that stand out. I look forward to using both to take my digital scrapbooking to the next level. Here’s my latest Project Life pages
week 5 & 6:
What new trick have you most recently incorporated into your crafty endeavors?
Since the whole gang was together for Easter, I decided to document the gathering in my Project Life book. Lately whenever we’ve all been together to make sure to grab some family snapshots and candids. I also jotted a few things down to include in the journaling including the dinner menu and fun games we played. The weather was beautiful and we played bocce ball for hours!In my layout I used template A and the spring theme kit. It was a quick, cute digital scrapping endeavor!
How did your family celebrate Easter? What your latest Project Life page?
So behind! Here are the first four weeks of the year. I am proud of myself for making it this far with project life! Every night before bed, I take the time to jot down a few of the exciting things that happened during the day. Some weeks are certainly more exciting than other – and I need to be better at taking “random” pictures – but so far so good! I originally wanted to do a double spread for each week. However, some weeks are just more exciting than others. Just a fact of life! So I’m okay if a few weeks only fill up one page (like weeks 3 & 4 here!)
week 3 & 4:
How are your memory keeping endeavors going this far into the new year?
I may have been a bit over ambitious when I agreed to make three different types of cards this Valentine’s Day (Follow these links to look at the hand stamped and scripture focused Valentine’s cards!). Now that V-Week has arrived, I am not finding myself very motivated to complete this final card.
Because of my lack of motivation, I kind of took the shortcut on this Confetti Heart Card. I was inspired to try this card after running across The Creative Place‘s blog post when searching for card ideas. If you want to know the correct, neat or professional way to make this card, I would suggest visiting her site. She does a beautiful job!
For my card, like I said, I took shortcuts and the quality of my project suffered a bit. As a perfectionist I am not satisfied with it, but it did turn out super cute!
I first cut a heart template from another piece of cardstock. Then I traced the heart on the inside of my card. I then very carefully used my scissors to cut the heart out. I would suggest an exacto-knife though, if you have one, because my method involved slightly bending the paper to start my cut. I hole-punched the scrapbook paper that I used for my last two Valentine’s Cards for the confetti. I used some cheap cellophane gift bags for the transparency pouch to put the confetti in. It was with this pouch that I began giving up on life and choosing the easy way out. I would suggest sewing together the edges of the pouch; however, I used a stapler to close the edges. Then I just used a glue stick to secure the pouch to the inside of my card.
Ta-da! A little lackluster, but still heartfelt, Confetti Valentine’s Card!
Happy Crafty Valentine’s Day Week!
Any suggestions on coming to a middle ground between perfectionism and quickness without losing quality? I’d love to hear them!
As promised, here is another idea for Valentine’s Day cards from this Sorority Girl! This one is less of a tutorial and more of an idea starter. The inspiration began when I found an image of a card with red flowers and the following Bible verses printed on them. I really loved the verses they chose, so I wanted to create a version of my own!
I used my mom’s cricut expression to cut some different shapes out of Valentine’s Day themed scrapbook paper.
Then I glued the shapes to the cards and wrote Bible verses on them with sharpie – again – I wish I had calligraphy skills, but alas, I do not.
You wouldn’t have to own a fancy paper cutting machine to draw inspiration from these cards. You could use stencils or free hand these shapes.
Before realizing that I had the opportunity to use the cricut, I was planning on just making plain straight borders out of the scrapbook paper and maybe cutting out a heart or two. These don’t have to be fussy because I feel like the scripture is the focal point and main reason to make these cards.
I love making these cards with a purpose to share them and my love with some of the dearest people in my life. Four of these beauties will be mailed to four equally beautiful ladies who are united under the name VERITAS. I wish I could hand deliver them, but the care I took in preparing these will demonstrate my love too.
Happy Valentine’s Crafting!
How would you tweak this card idea and make it your own? Would you use different material? Are there other verses you would have used? I’d love to know, so share below!
As some of you may know, one of the projects that I am working on this summer is to digitally scrapbook our wedding photos and print an album before our first anniversary. I have been practicing and learning new skills in photoshop. So now I had this urge to go back and redo some of my previous pages. You can see the old versions here. And here’s how they look now – completely different. There wasn’t a whole lot that I kept the same!
Hopefully, I will have some NEW pages soon!