I’ve got a Washi Wednesday tutorial to share with you today. I whipped up some simple journaling cards to use in my Project Life album. I really just loved the floral washi from the April Embellishment and Planner kits & wanted to use it on my Project Life.
Hey there! It’s Jen Schow here to share a Project Life spread with you using the March embellishment kit. Something that I’m loving lately is a lot of photos + just a pop of color and I love how using a few simple embellishments really helps them shine.
I used the yellow acrylic “adventure” on my date card and a little blue puffy star above it. I love the texture that adding a staple to a puffy sticker gives.
To bring the blue and yellow to the other side of the spread, I added a little yellow arrow sticker and another puffy star to the top of my journaling card. So very simple, but I think it really lets the photos and those few embellishments shine.
If you want to see how it all came together, you can watch the process video.
This trip was mostly about the friends and the food for me. I tried to balance photos of the sights with photos of the people. I decided to make an all-photos spread rather than covering multiple spreads or using inserts. I added lots of labels from the kit to get in journaling!
On the left page, I included selfies with my SIL Savannah, my friend Jessica, who drove over from San Antonio to spend the day with us, and Amy, who has been one of my best friends for years but I met in person for the first time on this trip (I talk to her literally every day–hooray technology!). I also took a photo of my brother Dustin, who is an athletic trainer, at the gym where he was taking a certification course (the whole reason for the trip). I topped off the page with some of the neat public art I took photos of.
I used a big wall art map of Texas as my title photo, adding puffy stickers, which have a sort of map / river looking pattern on them, a label with the date, and framed the title with epoxy map patterned arrows from the kit.
To get in journaling, I used a full sheet of labels, adding one to almost every photo! I just told my story across them without worrying if the words corresponded to the photo they were on.
Somehow I missed one of the labels, so I added puffy heart stickers to that one!
I added the acrylic word “explore” to the middle of the photo of the gorgeous Larry Monroe Forever Mosaic Bridge, which we stumbled onto by accident. The blue on blue makes this difficult to photograph, but the added depth and the difference in texture is really pretty in person.
On the right hand side, I included some photos of exploring South Congress Street and 6th Street, plus more Amy and a collage of all of the amazing food I had there.
To break up the object / scenery photos a bit, I used a wood frame around one of the photos. I used red tape to adhere it to the outside of the pocket.
I added the heart resin flair to one of the labels to bring in the vivid red from the title card. Adding a few embellishments to a spread can really help you with color balance!
I absolutely love this spread and I’m glad I have the highlights of this trip recorded, because let’s face it, I won’t finish a mini-book about it for years if my track record holds (hah!).
This year I’m adding in extra event spreads between my weekly spreads in my pocket scrapbook. Today I’m sharing a spread about a birthday party for my two oldest kids.
There were lots of clashing colors going on in the photos for this spread. I originally tried to pull some bright colors from the kids’ cake and presents for the cards, but it wasn’t really working. So I decided that using neutral cards and colorful embellishments was a better way to go.
I wanted the adorable photos of the kids and the many photos showing our extended family to shine, so I opted for minimal embellishments on this thread. Embellishing a bit here and there is a great way to stretch your kit!
To make a filler card a title card, I centered an epoxy heart sticker and drew a black border around it so it would stand out more against the busy patterned background. I added a silver foil label on either side to add info about the event and the date. I finished it off with puffy border stickers on the top and bottom.
I used labels to describe what’s going on in a few of the photos and added stickers from the washi book on either side of the journaling space on a card to add more color.
On the right page, I included my favorite photo of each kid opening presents, two photo collages of pictures of our family (plus the cake), and photos of our family playing Twister after the party was over. All I added on this side was a few planner stickers!
Nesting circle stickers into circles on cards is a go-to for me. I love overlapping the sticker a bit and cutting of the excess.
I also added a planner sticker into the center of each photo collage page. When I made these collages, I made sure to arrange the photos to ensure that there was plenty of room and the stickers wouldn’t cover anything important in the photos!
I hope you enjoyed seeing how I used the planner kit to create a simple pocket scrapbooking spread! Do you use planner kits for pocket scrapbooking too? I’d love to see how!
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Megan here. I love documenting a Day in the Life™ inspired by Ali Edwards, once a month. This year I’m recording details of my day each month on the first! This month we happened to go on an overnight trip to St Louis on the first, so I made two spreads instead of one to accommodate the extra photos.
On the right page, I wanted the 2017 banner to really shine, so I put it on a neutral colored background. I usually add dates to this spot as a title card, but instead I used the January card and noted the date and that this spread is for Day in the Life.
In the empty space on one of the photos, I added a clip from the planner kit with the word “love” on it. I liked the way it looked better floating there than clipped on, so I attached it with a couple of glue dots. This is a great way to embellish photo-heavy pages!
The right page on this spread has a few photos from the Science Center and tons of journaling! I wrote down times and details in the Notes app on my phone throughout the day to make it easier to remember. It was a quick way to document during the few bits of down time I had, since our day was so busy.
I loved the cute paper stickers that came with this kit–planner stickers don’t just have to work for planners, they are great for other scrapping projects too, especially when you are documenting everyday routines. I used the stickers as support for the journaling–coffee for when I was getting ready in the morning, the house when we were leaving home, fork and spoon for grabbing breakfast, the phone for a phone call with my mom, etc. I think it’s a cute way to add some movement to a word-heavy page.
To give myself extra journaling room, I added white cardstock to the middle of the hearts card to transform it from a filler to a journaling card.
I thought this page would need a little white space, so I added the “smile” journaling card to a 4×6 patterned paper that matched. I used the super cute felt ribbon across the bottom, attaching it with staples.
It’s hard to see the black foam word “amazing” in this photo, but it looks great in person.
I made the second spread more simple, thinking of it as kind of a supporting role for the first page. I kept up with my journaling + planner paper stickers to visually tie this page to the first spread.
The planner kit was a perfect fit for documenting the day! If you do a routine recording project or everyday documenting, the planner kit is a great option.
Documenting this day was a fun way to kick off my Day in the Life for 2017! Is anyone else joining in with Day in the Life once a month? You can also join in with the ones Ali Edwards schedules a few times a year if once a month is too much for you! I’d love to hear about your DITL experiences.
Our holidays are a little over the top (six family holiday parties in three days–and we hosted three of them!), so we love to spend New Year’s Eve not doing much of anything. We make a big dinner, play games, watch movies, and take a big family selfie when midnight (or, in this year’s case, New York midnight) rolls around. I love these silly photos and always have a lot of fun documenting them.
Our foster daughter was making hilarious faces, so the engraved wood “so funny” quote was just the thing for the negative space in this photo. I love tucking embellishments into the corners of photos. It’s an especially good trick to use if your photos are all similar.
Tucked into another photo corner is one of the paper stickers, which just happened to both have a perfect sentiment and match Jonas’s shirt. Unless I’m centering a sticker like this on a card, I usually trail it over the edge of a photo and cut off the excess. This helps ground it so it doesn’t look like it’s floating around.
I added one more embellishment set to a photo to create a visual triangle of photo embellishments. The foam word “loved” framed in hearts popped well against the background of our dark shirts!
The cards that match this kit are amazing and didn’t really need anything extra, but I thought it would be fun to add a few enamel triangle stickers over their corresponding triangles on this card for a bit of extra pop!
I also used a circle punch to cut out the “fresh start” circle from one card to add it to the pinwheel card (which is my favorite–I love all of the colorful pinwheels in this kit!).
How do you celebrate the New Year? Do you grab someone to kiss? Dress up and go to a fancy party? Pop a bottle of champagne? Curl up and read and try to ignore the noisy fireworks outside? I’d love to hear!