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3.02.2015

30 days of lists | days 1 + 2

3.02.2015  at 8:00 AM

All month long, I'll be taking a few minutes to think about a topic, write my list and embellish the list in my mini album. Other than having an excuse to make a really cute mini album for me, and add to the shop, the other really great thing about this challenge is that I take the time to go through my stash and add them to my lists. 

For example, the mini album I'm using from the shop comes with an embellished front cover. But I decided to add a paper doily behind the white card and glued it to the folded kraft bag. Then I added a tab to a journaling card and tucked it inside the "pocket." I added the #30lists die cut I had designed for a previous class to the metal tab that comes with the journal.

THE LISTS

Day 1 | Why I Make Lists


One of my favorite ways to journal on top of patterned cardstock is to cut strips of paper, trim it into a  banner and glue it to the page. I'm using my favorite set of Thickers ever made...the font, the foam, the color!

Day 2 | Resolutions That Never Stood A Chance

I added the number 2 to the back of my Day 1 page and used foam dots to adhere the list title that I created in my word processing program.

I don't kid myself anymore, I'm just not that into exercise. Yes, I know I should. Yes, I know I need to. I go in spurts about drinking enough water, but generally I still need to drink more. And patience? I'm going to be 51 soon and I've still not mastered that.


THE CLASS
If you like lists, join me in the March 30 Days of Lists class. I'm a sponsor and would just love to have you listing along with us. You can create your own journal, buy a journal from my shop, or just post your lists on Facebook or Instagram. There are no rules, just fun!


MORE LINKS
Similar 30 Lists mini albums are here.
Read more of my 30 Days of Lists postsincluding past classes I've taken.

DISCLAIMER | I am an affiliate, as well as a sponsor, of the 30 Days of Lists class and will earn a small affiliate fee if you use any of my links to purchase the class. As you can see by the number of times I've taken classes, I believe in this adventure and think you will enjoy it, too.

Thanks for stopping in!

2.27.2015

mini albums with monika | my mind's eye

2.27.2015  at 10:00 AM
Do you love using chipboard?

Join me over on the My Mind's Eye blog for my Mini Albums with Monika post today to see what I did with Chipboard Elements and 6x6 Designer Paper Pads and...

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2.26.2015

crochet infinity scarf

2.26.2015  at 8:00 AM

I've been trying to learn to crochet off and on for a year. I took at class at a local yarn shop, using a deal site coupon, and left disgusted because the regulars were in there doing a coffee klatsch while one of them was "teaching" me. Grrr. And then I took another class at a craft chain store and did better but it still didn't click with me, so I put my yarn away for a while.

#crochet #scarf #infinity #beginner

Just recently, I picked my yarn bag back up and have been crocheting whenever I get the chance. What really worked for me was watching videos, I'm a visual learner and much prefer the videos to reading a pattern, here's link to the video I watched. What appeals to me about this video is that there isn't any talking to distract me, I can just watch the crafter and follow along at my pace. 

I changed up the pattern details just a bit, I'm so bad about wanting to begin a project and not having all the materials so I often have to wing it with what I have on hand.

my VARIATION on the video tutorial

  • Yarn        Although I love the color of the yarn used, I had Yarn Bee Calcutta Chunky in Firebird on hand and used it. It actually took me 3 skeins, so it wasn't a cheap scarf to make. Maybe that's why the video host suggested what she did. 
  • Pattern   I reduced the stitches from 141 to 116, if I remember correctly, because I wanted a       shorter scarf. I almost made my scarf too short because my yarn was chunkier than the sample yarn recommended by the video host. It was a learning experience and probably a mistake a seasoned crocheter would not make. It all turned out in the end, thankfully.

#scarf #crochet #infinity #tutorial

I do love to wear a scarf in the winter, it just makes me feel cozy and warm. Honestly, I don't just wear them to go outside, I wear them in the house all the time because it's kind of chilly in the Studio during the Winter. It's always better to add another layer than to jack up the heat. 

If you have a crochet project you think this beginner could create, leave a link in the comments so I can check it out. I might want to try a beanie cap next, especially with all this snow we're getting. It's been snowing since 4pm this afternoon and now it's nearly 11pm and it's still snowing!


Find other projects I want to create on my to crochet board on Pinterest.

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2.24.2015

30 days of lists | march 2015 blog hop

2.24.2015  at 5:00 AM

WELCOME
to the 30 Days of Lists Blog Hop

Hi, I'm Monika and I'm one of the sponsor's of the March 2015 class. I've been listing with Amy and Kam off and on for a while, this will be my 9th class and have made special journals for each of the classes I've taken. You can find them in my shop here and here, and this is the newest journal and also the one I'll be using for the March class.

#30lists #lists #journaling #30 Days of Lists

I invite you to register for class where you'll find a special 30% off discount coupon code for the
I Love It All shop in your registration packet. And that's not all, the other lovely sponsors and ambassadors have special discounts for you as well!

THE COVER
Even though this journal comes to you semi-embellished, I added a few more bits and baubles to it to personalize it even more, even thought it's pretty cute just the way it comes to you!

I glued a paper doily behind the washi tape embellished card and added a #30lists die cut to the metal-rimmed tag that comes with the journal. I also tucked a journaling card inside the folded kraft bag and added a tab to the top. This is the spot where I usually journal a bit about where I am in my life and what I'm doing. 

If this journal sells out, no worries, I have this one and this one, too! And there's still time to receive it in time for class to begin on March 1st {US only}. 

THE LIST
We're all sharing lists from the March 2011 class, which is totally free and can be found here.

Today I Saw
We see so many things in a day and I don't know that I've ever really stopped to make a list of the things I do see. It's given me food for thought and I think that I'd like to one day take this a step further and document the many things I actually do see in a day. Until then, I'll just share this one.

I used ancient chipboard letters attached to the back side of an envelope that serves as a page in my journal.  And the date card was added to my already bound mini album using this tutorial I shared with the #30lists group when I was a sponsored in August 2014.


THE CLASS
If you like lists, join me in the March 30 Days of Lists class. I'm a sponsor and would just love to have you listing along with us. You can create your own journal, buy a journal from my shop, or just post your lists on Facebook or Instagram. There are no rules, just fun!


MORE INSPIRATION FROM OUR AMBASSADORS AND SPONSORS

Kam of Campfire Chic
Emily of The Emi Times
Megan of The Nerd Nest
Alice of The Geeky Burrow
Monika of I Love it All  ---> that's me!
Meg of Marmalade Mementos

MORE LINKS
You can find that cute mini book you see up there in the I Love It All shop.
Similar 30 Lists mini albums are here.
Read more of my 30 Days of Lists postsincluding past classes I've taken.

DISCLAIMER | I am an affiliate, as well as a sponsor, of the 30 Days of Lists class and will earn a small affiliate fee if you use any of my links to purchase the class. As you can see by the number of times I've taken classes, I believe in this adventure and think you will enjoy it, too.

Thanks for stopping in!
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