Sunday, January 18, 2015

:: project life : week 2 ::

And week two is in the books!  Here is the left side of this two page spread.

Documenting all the organizing that I've been doing in my scrap space -- and B. has been playing in the boxes, of course.  Also documenting that I was sick. Ugh.  That awesome calendar card is from the January free printable over at Paper Issues.  You can grab that (did I mention it's free?) here -- along with the rest of the free files!  Here is the right side:


Documenting a bit of the creating that happened in our house this week -- creating and a little bit of silliness.  Here is the two page spread together.


This week I also added a 8.5x11 insert.  The front is a letter that B. wrote me when I was sick. I plan on documenting the page with proper spelling, I just haven't decided how I want to do that yet. Dear Mommy I feel sorry that you don't feel good today and go to the doctor today. Love, Bea.


This week B. discovered the typewriter.  I documented that story with photos and words in the two page spread -- and here is the first "book" that she wrote on the back of the insert.  I love that I can get these things into the book! It's probably one of my favorite parts of Project Life.  Here is her story about cows in the forrest.


I used the same black alphas (two styles) throughout the layout to tie it all together.  I chose pinks and greens from my collection of PL cards.  I think most of them came from the Kiwi Kit.  If you want to know where a specific card came from, just ask and I'll track it down for you!


Thursday, January 15, 2015

:: you & me ::

Hi!  I'm here today with a layout about me and my One True Love!


This layout was based on this awesome sketch by Heather Leopard for Gossamer Blue! Here's the sketch!



Most of the products that I used were from the On My Desk Collection by Gossamer Blue (available at the Paper Issues Store -- linked).  I also snuck in a few bits from the Gramercy Road Collection (also GB)!  I loved both of these collections so much. I've pretty much used it all up!

I am digging the gold trend….totally digging it.

See you again soon!


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

:: sewing with dad ::

Hi ! I'm up on the Paper Issues blog today with a layout that I created using Dear Lizzy's Serendipity collection and the January Sketch by Jen Chapin


I love the aqua, navy and pinks in this collection! If you limit the pink and add a bit of the yellow included in the collection you can get a more masculine feel to your layout, too. I love the versatility of this collection!


I also used the free cut file from the shop that is based on Jen's sketch -- which made this come together quickly.


Pop dots and stitching to add interest and texture. I also added a few things from my stash (most of which were actually from past Swag Bags).



I love these alphas!  Gah!  I may need to purchase some more!


And finally, it's all about the story. I used my new-to-me typewriter with some vellum to document the story that goes with these photos. I added the vellum over the patterned paper and sewed it in to place. The vellum helps tone down the paper a bit so that the text is more visible.

You can link your layout based on Jen's sketch to the Paper Issues blog, too. You could win a gift card to the Paper Issues store.  While you're there, you can use the code 'orangegearle' for 20% off your entire purchase.


Thanks for stopping by!  See you again soon!