Week 2 for 2016

Still going strong with the color splashes and weekly cards. I like turquoise (is it because it seems to be pretty popular or do I like it just because I like it..?) but have had some trouble to make it work with my photos, so I decided to challenge myself and make something with this color where I actually enjoyed the end result. I succeeded this week.  Part of it might be the black and white photos but hey, whatever works right?

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Why is it that all of the tiny enamel dots gets used so quickly and then you’re stuck with the big ones? I want more of the tiny ones!

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I’m glad this week doesn’t look like a My little pony threw up on it.

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Another “new” thing for me this year are tiny word stickers. They’re great! More of them please! Yeah, I know, I’m late to the party but if it took me a year to accepted and later like gold I’m not really the fastest to “get” the trends now am I?

Looking forward to week three.

Week 1 for 2016

In Sweden we are very bound to weeks. The number for the week is in our calendars. Everyone is always on the same week. Winter break is week 7. Fall break is week 44. Very handy. A week goes from Monday to Sunday. So for me to hear that people made up their own weeks or that a week could start on a Sunday was a bit weird at first. I understand how it can be like that but it’s nice not having to think about how I’d like to set up my album. I just follow my calendar.

Anyway, so the first three days for 2016 were in limbo (or week 53) but I made a full spread for class with those days. Week 1 (Jan 4-Jan 10) on the other hand looks like this:

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I got the weekly card here and I plan on using them for the entire year. I used PL-cards from the Everyday edition.

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One thing I’d like to improve is my handwriting or at least learn how to write in straight lines. Even when there are lines I tend to go all over the place. I guess that’s what they call personal touch. I’d rather be a little less personal in this case and learn to write a bit more pretty.

Anyone else out there who do weeks like I do?

January sneak peak for PYY

Being on the creative team for Pocket Your Year means I get to create pages and share them in a PDF file that comes with the class content once a month. Kind of like producing a short article for a magazine but way more laid back. The spreads are exclusive for those who take the class but sneak peaks are always encouraged so let’s have one of those.

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My most recent obsession is color splashes with Heidi Swapp’s color shine. Such a nice little touch. I mostly use either black or gold.

Speaking of gold, I know gold has been around for a while in the scrapbooking world but it took me over a year to realize I liked it. And now. Gold, gold, gold. Only details, let’s not go overboard here. Oh so pretty! Although my all time favorite washi tape has copper in it (you can kind of see it in the photo above, it’s with all the stripes).

Do you prefer gold, copper or silver? Please let me know in the comments.

Work space for Project Life

To be able to have physical scrapbooking as a hobby you need some sort of space to spread out. It could be the kitchen table or a closet or a room or in my case a corner of our living room. Desk, drawers, drawers and more drawers. And a shelf for the albums. I really enjoy being able to do my thing while the rest of the family is still in the same room. I can leave supplies on the desk and our 3-year-old daughter will not mess with them. She never has. Sometimes she asks for washi tape or want to see what I’m doing on the computer or borrow a marker or look at a photo. I like that she’s showing interest in my hobby and I encourage her to do so. I do realize other children might not be as careful with scrapbooking supplies as she is so I’m thankful this is working for all of us.

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Anyway. Let’s talk about IKEA. Desk, drawers, containers, chair, shelves etc. are all from IKEA. Some bought 25 years ago, some bought last month. I love the little drawers on my desk (called MOPPE), unfortunately they are no longer for sale. They had them for years (over 20 years) but now they’ve moved on. Pity, because they are great. I store my embellishments in them such as stickers, alphabets, labels, color shine, washi tape, ink pads, die cuts, wood veneer, enamel dots, embossing powder and so on.

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I store my Project Life cards in up-cycled booster packs from the game Magic the Gathering (George used to play a lot). The lids (cut down a little and with some gift wrapping paper to look prettier) are perfect for the 3×4 cards and the bottoms I’ve just left black and they hold the 6×4 cards. Fit great on top of the MOPPE drawers.

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And of course I have some notes from Becky Higgins on display, because why not?

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And since I took the photo of my desk I’ve moved the sewing machine to where the gingerbread house was (top photo) and put some containers for markers, scissors etc on the desk. And as I’m writing this I see that I have changed the stuff in the black cup to Sharpies but that’s the way it is. I move stuff around. It happens. I believe these are flower pots and candle holders. To me they are perfect for pens. Aren’t they cute?

So yeah, I have a pretty awesome work space which means I can make my spreads as the rest of the family watches a movie or play with farm animals or whatever might entertain them at the moment.  And I do make spreads. That will have to be the next topic.