I’ve been really enjoying playing with Traveler’s Notebooks and I just received my first Daisy Dori monthly kit!I’m looking forward to decorating it and using it as a planner, memory keeper, and journal!
Check out the unboxing :
I decorated a blank faux Traveler’s Notebook to function as my July planner, memory keeper, and journal, all in one. I thought July would be the perfect time (aside from January) to start this out and see how I like it. I can never seem to keep up with cute weekly planner spreads and daily memory keeping. This might just be my perfect solution.
I love the way it is looking and happy to be able to start using it. I just subscribed to the Cocoa Daisy “Daisy Dori” kit that will start for the month of August. I had so much fun with this, I kind of wish I didn’t make the 6 month commitment. I have plans to decorate make more inserts for different things. I still need to get a midori or fauxdori to put my Traveler’s notebooks in though!!!
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I’ve completed four more layouts using the Citrus Twist July Scrapbooking Kit. I feel the most freedom around this time of the kit, wanting to try different techniques and ideas.
There are some layouts that I’m not sure are done yet, so I like to stop and come back to it later. Sometimes I leave them the way they are and sometimes I add more to them. I’m not sure if this layout is complete or not, but had fun using some hand stitching and using some non traditional Disney colors.
I noticed that I’m running out of embellishments in the kit. I ordered extra paper this month so I will have to keep this in mind.
This video goes through my thought process and more details of my layouts.
Time for a break! I am going to pack up the rest of the items in an iris container and open it back up in a week or two. This helps me look at what is left with a fresh pair of eyes and I am a bit tired of looking through the same supplies.
Thank you for reading and I hope you are having a crafty day!
Ideally, I like to start with the papers I love. This helps stretch their usage, and I feel like I can enjoy them more.
I look on the back side of my favorite papers. If there are any designs on the back I like, I start with those. This way, they will be available for layering in the first layouts and future layouts. I also go through the other papers, and decide which I can also use for layering.
EMBELLISHMENTS & ALPHAS
I go through all of the embellishments and pull aside the ones that might work with the first few layouts in a pile.
If the alphas don’t work for them, I find some possible options from my stash.
Then….. I see what happens! Of course things don’t always turn out the way I planned or thought it would turn out but it’s all a creative process!
Here are some photos of my first few layouts.
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I stopped Scrapbooking and Card Making for about 6-7 years. There was a local scrapbook store that I would still stop by during those dry years. My scrapbooking hobby turned into my scrapbooking shopping hobby for a while.
About a year ago, I found Pocket Letters and Planning online. I could not keep my planner looking pretty with all of my messy notes so that didn’t last long, but I loved making and receiving pocket letters! They led me to a brand new inspiration to scrapbook!
I now continue to exchange pocket letters and flipbook style happy mail. Here are some more photos and a video share.
This is the second installment of a new series, “Through a Kit”. This series goes through my thought process and ideas while creating layouts with a kit, from beginning to end.
In this video, I explain how I pick photos to use for the kit.
I usually have photos I want to scrap already printed because I don’t print my photos at home. I start by looking through these photos and selecting ones that may work with the kit.
As I select photos, I like to use a post it to slightly attach it to the paper. If I have any ideas for the layout, I make note of them on the same post it. I also take into consideration any challenges and sketches that I have want to do.
Of course every kit is different, and my initial plans may change, but this is the thought process that I go through.
SELECTING PRIORITY PROJECTS
NEXT STEPS & STRATEGY
Thank you for joining me today! The next video and blog post in this series will show the first few layouts that I have created.
I have been hesitant about Bible Journaling because I keep thinking that it needs to be perfect, even though I know that God knows EXACTLY how imperfect I am.
I have done a few pages before, but this is the first page I did with more freedom.
I used 3 Dylusions sprays, some diecuts from the July Citrus Twist Grace Box, and vellum alpha stickers. I had used the se combination of inks on a different project and it felt so celebratory, this Psalm 150!