Thursday, November 17, 2016

More Blanks

All filled up and I'm feeling fine!

A pocket page for travel memorabilia...I'll have to see if I have any of that for Jane's book...

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Fill in the Blanks

I am on a mission to fill up the blank pages I have made! When I finish a collection, I make the rest of the supplies into blank layouts, and so I have a big bin full of them, some from like 8 years ago! So I am on a mission to get pictures on them and put them in albums. Hooray!

I put these on last night. It sure makes you feel productive!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Doodlebug Designs Album Kit Plus Extra Pages Plus Cards

At the She Loves Color event in Milwaukee last month, one of our classes was a 20-page 8x8 album. It just happened to be the same 8x8 Bumblebee Yellow album that I used for an album I made as a gift for my aunt in Green Bay, so I decided that I would put pictures in it of our yearly trips there. So, it's very tropical, but the photos are of our non-tropical trip to Green Bay! :)
I did switch up a few of the designs to maximize the papers in the kit. (So if the kit said to put two pages back to back but I could use the back of the first page, I did that instead. It extended the album by a few pages. I also bought the extension kit.)

When my 2016 photos ran out, I just kept going with the blank pages so it'll be easy to print pictures from next year and put them in.

After I finished all I wanted to put into the album, I made the rest of the papers and embellishments into blank 12x12 layouts.

So hopefully I'll fill these in soon! :)

And when I was done making 12x12 layouts, I made the rest of the things into cards! I do love using up a collection!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

At Home with Stacy Julian Album

At She Loves Color, an event put on by Bella BLVD in Milwaukee last weekend, I took a class with Stacy Julian. I love the album we created, and finished up the last few details of it this week after getting home. I'm loving it! I put my address in sticker letters and Mod Podged over the top of the whole front, so I edited that out for the blog. But it's cute.

I had extra photos for the front inside cover, so added them all plus some of the little 2x2 elements. (My tablemate Carrie's idea!)
Opening cover.

Stacy had a quote for us to put on in stickers, but I switched it to this quote. I have lots of quotes on my Pinterest wall that I want to keep visible.

Then the pages. Stacy had her album as an example, and explained the concept, and then set us loose! I liked that, though I was much less productive under those conditions than I was in the classes when we followed step-by-step instructions. So it was better to finish it at home, when I had all my letter stickers and things to add in.

This section was "People in Their Places" and Stacy labeled each photo with their names. I don't think I'll forget who they are, so I didn't do that.

I like how this one turned out. Little strips of different parts of my home.

 This section is "Happy Memories at Home" or something like that. It's very photo-book feeling, instead of scrapbook-feeling. But sometimes that's nice, because it sure goes faster. :) I thought maybe I'd add little flowers and stickers and embellishments to each photo, but decided not to. It's really fine to leave it plain sometimes!

All these memories makes me happy! And it makes me happy to have them all in a book on my shelf!
 I used Stacy's idea of bullet journaling, but decided to write about each photo in the book, so it took up my last two pages.  Easy enough!