Introducing Summer Vibes by Paislee Press | Traveler's Notebook Insert for a Mini Album - Hybrid Scrapbooking Style

I had this crazy need to feel some paper between my fingertips after all these digital layouts I've been working on lately.  The new Summer Vibes collection from Paislee Press provided the perfect opportunity for me to create this fun, traveler's notebook style insert for my mini album.  I simply created the page in Photoshop Elements, printed, it, folded it in half and embellished.  My next step is just to punch holes along the fold and I can snap it into my mini album. Easy peasy, right?! 

New Year, New Feels, Same Dreams... | Around Here Update and 6x8 Pocket Page Spread featuring One Little Bird Designs

Whoa January, slow down!

If you're like me, you're still feeling excited about the new year but wondering where this month has gone. I can't believe we are already 3/4 of the way through January! 

6x8 pocket page by Mandy Elliott of Turquoise Avenue, featuring This Year, designs by Peppermint Granberg of One Little Bird Designs.

Recently, I shared my 2017 memory keeping goals.  I was excited about them when I wrote them out and I still am. However, time has really gotten away from me.  There's been a variety of things happening here personally, work related and creatively so I'm going to do a quick recap and share some things that are in the works.

Personal Happenings:

  • I began working from home! I love my new relaxed dress code and enjoy having Addie nearby
  • Hubby and I are working on a TOP SECRET project we hope to share really soon. 
  • Cleaning out #alltheclosets and prepping for a garage sale and scrapbook destash instasale! (purging feels so good)
  • Set a goal to read 20 books!  See what I'm reading on GoodReads.com
  • Began waking up earlier (Hello 6AM!) to tackle house and creative projects before work.
  • Went to the eye doctor for a long overdue eye exam and ordered new glasses and contacts.

Creative Happenings:

With everything that's been going on, I've barely taken any photos for the new year. At this point, I'm ok with that.  I haven't yet started on my 2017 9x12 pocket page album and I'm ok with that too.  This year I decided instead of forcing myself to create, I will allow myself grace to work as the inspiration hits and as my schedule permits. Right now, I'm just happy to be staying on top of my creative team projects, keeping my house clean and finding time to dive into a great book or spend time with family.

I can't wait to share more here... I'm not setting any definite blogging goals but I do hope to share here a bit more often than I have been. In addition, I hope to be bringing you some new products, a relatively more frequent newsletter and some awesome projects/tutorials. 

6x8 Pocket Page Spread featuring the new  This Year  collection from One Little Bird Designs and wood tag from  Elle's Studio.  

6x8 Pocket Page Spread featuring the new This Year collection from One Little Bird Designs and wood tag from Elle's Studio. 

I'd love to hear from you friends!  What are you up to this month? How are things going for you in the new year? Let's catch up in the comments below...

 

 

 

 

 

 

6x8 Digital Scrapbooking | 29 Things for 29 List and One Little Bird Designs

Hi everyone! How would you like a random Friday share?  Today is a little dreary outside, so as I sit and watch the rain, I've had some free time to browse some memory keeping inspiration and share some in return!

Today, Peppermint Granberg shared the Birds of a Feather Creative Team Inspiration post over on the One Little Bird Designs blog.  I just finished browsing all the gorgeousness there by my fellow teammates and I feel energized and inspired for a weekend of creating!

In return for the inspiration I have found, I wanted to share a little of my own.  Below is a 6x8 digital layout I created in Photoshop Elements using the Forever Young collection from One Little Bird.

6x8 Digital Scrapbooking - List 29 Things to Do in your 29th year. Featuring the Forever Young collection by Peppermint Granberg, One Little Bird Designs.

This layout came to be as a result of several factors. First, I was inspired by various other artists who've created lists of things they want to do in a certain time frame, using specific numbers.  I thought it would be fun to create a 29 list for my 29th year.  Next, I was browsing the One Little Bird store over at the Lilypad and came across the Forever Young collection. It just really spoke to me.  At the very moment I saw the kit, the layout began forming in my mind. Since I would eventually like to include it in my personal mini album for this year but time was limited, I created the page digitally right then and there while the inspiration was hot.  I love how it turned out and will be printing it in full 6x8 form to slip into some page protectors for my album soon.

Want to browse more inspiration from the One Little Bird Creative Team?

 

Would you like to view more of my 6x8 physical and digital scrapbook pages?

 

 

Documenting Text and Online Conversations | 6x8 Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout Feautring Paislee Press

Hi friends!  Join me online for #memorykeepingmonday and share your recent projects!

Little by little I'm working on my personal mini album... As I celebrate this last year in my twenties, I've been doing more thinking and journaling about how things have changed in my lifetime. 

One of things I wrote about it was how I keep in touch with my friends and family now vs. when I was a teenager.  In high school, laying in bed and talking on a cordless land line or using AOL dial-up internet to send an email was all the rage. Now, I stay in touch via text message or an app on my iphone like Facebook or Instagram.  I thought it would be fun to document these things because who knows how things will change in another 20 years... In fact, my husband and I have already gotten a big kick out of this layout I created last year where I documented one of our first conversations over the internet when we met several years ago.

Documenting Text and Online Conversations | 6x8 Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout by Turquoise Avenue feat. For Like Ever by Paislee Press
Documenting Text and Online Conversations | 6x8 Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout by Turquoise Avenue feat. For Like Ever by Paislee Press

I used the new For Like Ever journal card, paper and elements collection from Paislee Press to assemble this layout.  I added in one small 3x4 cut of some xoxo paper I loved from the Something Sweet Felicity Jane kit. I aslo added in some screenshots of my iPhone home screen, Facebook page and Instagram to have to look back on in the years to come.  I really loved how the pages turned out and the story that they tell.

Documenting Text and Online Conversations | 6x8 Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout by Turquoise Avenue feat. For Like Ever by Paislee Press
Documenting Text and Online Conversations | 6x8 Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout by Turquoise Avenue feat. For Like Ever by Paislee Press

Products Used:  6x8 Pocket Page Protectors by Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby| For Like Ever journal card, paper and elements by Paislee Press | xoxo paper from Something Sweet Felicity Jane kit.

 

6x8 Pocket Page Layouts and Insert featuring the new Bright Ideas collection by Paislee Press

Hi everyone! For those of you who have been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that I usually post my memory keeping projects on Monday as part of what I call Memory Keeping Mondays.   I would like to formally invite you all to participate with me and share your projects each Monday morning on social media under #memorykeepingmondays.  I share mostly on Instagram and would love for you to follow me there and tag me in a comment on any of your #memorykeepingmonday posts. I'd love to see them!

Today I'm sharing a recent 6x8 layout I created for the Paislee Press CT using Liz's new Bright Ideas collection. This collection was part of the BYOC (Build Your Own Collaboration) release earlier this month. 

6x8 Pocket Page scrapbook layout created by Turquoise Avenue, featuring the Bright Ideas collection and journal cards by Paislee Press.

There are several "crafty" elements in this collection that spoke to my creativity so I thought it would be fun to document my new journey with Liz's CT.  I added these pages into my personal 6x8 album, which I have yet to name, where I am documenting my last year in my twenties.  You can read more about that project here and here.

As always, I kept embellishments to a minimum for this spread, but I did create two small confetti pockets for my "insert", where I chose a 4x4 WRMK page protector and punched new holes for it to fit in my 6x8 binder.  I really love how these pages turned out and I hope you enjoy them also.

6x8 Pocket Page scrapbook layout created by Turquoise Avenue, featuring the Bright Ideas collection and journal cards by Paislee Press.
6x8 Pocket Page scrapbook layout created by Turquoise Avenue, featuring the Bright Ideas collection and journal cards by Paislee Press.
6x8 Pocket Page scrapbook layout created by Turquoise Avenue, featuring the Bright Ideas collection and journal cards by Paislee Press.
6x8 Pocket Page scrapbook layout created by Turquoise Avenue, featuring the Bright Ideas collection and journal cards by Paislee Press.

Products Used:  6x8 Page Protectors from Paper Studio by Hobby Lobby| 4x4 WRMK page protector|  Bright Ideas journal cards and elements by Paislee Press |  Miscellaneous Wood Veneer Hearts|  Wonky Hearts acrylics by Color Cast Designs  |  Mini Flair piece by Feed Your Craft