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8.30.2016

instagram blog hop | 30 days of lists

8.30.2016  at 8:00 AM

As we speak, ahem, there's an Instagram blog hop with a bunch of other list nerds like me.


Hop on over now to enter the giveaway, there are two seats to the September class for you and a friend as well as the added bonus of $5 shop credit from I Love It All for both of you.

Have fun browsing the lists of the other participants and feel free to join along in the hop by uploading your own list and tagging it with #30lists.

Find more mixed media journals and mini books like the one you see above.

Thanks for stopping in!

8.29.2016

things i love about you

8.29.2016  at 8:00 AM

Things that I love about you, let me count the ways. I'm a firm believer in letting the people we love know just how special they are to us.

I have really been a fan of the smaller sized notebooks and journals in the last few months. There's just something about them that seems so approachable and makes me want to dig in my stash of goodies and decorate a few pages.


It's Gordon's birthday in a few weeks and this is what I made for him.


...a new mini journal called Things I Love About You. And it sort of comes at the right time, too, as Gordon's 45th birthday is in a few weeks. Don't you love when a plan {you didn't even know you had} comes together?

I've already embellished and finished a few pages. I just gathered a handful of journaling cards and, because I loved it so much the last few times I've done it, the girls' watercolor set.


The page tab comes in the add-on embellishment kit. These pages are 28 lb. ultra smooth writing paper and because of that, I like to use the Sharpie Fine pen. You can see a bit of shadowing on the reverse side of the paper, but not at all like a permanent Sharpie. And there's not smudging at all, like there would be if you used a gel pen.


Here's how you can incorporate some hidden journaling.


Go ahead, steal the King of Hearts from that old deck of cards in the kitchen junk drawer. I just attached it with a bit of washi tape hoping he'll know to lift it up to see my message full of love.


The blue shipping tag comes with the add-on kit, but you can also find more here and here. Find glassine, kraft and cotton muslin bags in lots of sizes.


After Gordon's birthday, I'll share more to show you how you can take a blank notebook and make it the cutest thing ever...and full of love.

New Product Introduction



The newest size notebook {seen above} for the shop came about when a customer asked if I could create the travelers notebook Gratitude Journal in the A6 size. Of course! In the mock-up, I had some extra room on the page and tried to think of something to fit the size so that I wouldn't waste the rest of the page when I printed and trimmed and that's how I came up with the Things I Love About You journal.

Comment to Win

I'm giving away one of these cute little journals and I'll even include the add-on embellishment kit to get you started in your creative process.

  1. Leave a comment on this blog post sharing one thing you love or are grateful for.
  2. Earn another entry by Pinning this link on Pinterest or this Gratitude Journal link and leaving a comment on this blog post with the link to your Pin.
  3. Want another chance? Follow along with me on my new business page on Instagram. Leave a link here with your IG user name so I know who you are.
Giveaway Closes on Wednesday, August 31st

Related Products

10 Things I Love About You
Because I Love You
Alphabet of Our Love 
I'm the Lucky One


Have You Heard?

Registration for the September #30lists challenge is open. 
Read more about what 30 Days of Lists is aboutincluding posts sharing past classes I've taken.

To join the fun, click on the box below.


DISCLAIMER | I am an affiliate of the 30 Days of Lists class and will earn a small 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.

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8.16.2016

from where i stand

8.16.2016  at 8:00 AM

On the first day of August, I saw that Lisa {remember the 52Photos project?} posted a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #fromwhereistandaugust16. I snapped a pic of where I was standing and posted it.

THE MINI ALBUM

I just had to have one of those gold mini albums that was all the rage on social media probably a year ago. They're still not popular, but you know, it was a thing and I decided I wanted it. So I bought it. And then it sat there on my shelf, mocking me, staring at me, because I did nothing with it.

And it was this album I remembered having and knew that I should continue taking a photo each day in August, from where I was standing, and make a mini album. So I am.

THE PLAN

  • I will print all my photos in black and white. I didn't use the same filter on each of them, but they're all black and white. I'm not sure how I feel about the lack of color now that I've done it, but I still have the originals in color on my computer, so there's that.
  • I trimmed some gold polka dot vellum from my stash into 4x4 squares.
  • And pulled out some chipboard embellishments left over from my days on the My Mind's Eye Design Team.
  • Then I searched for some design goodies from the shop.
  • The plan is to include the stories in the mini album, probably in the back. I'll have to add the date to each photo, maybe with a date stamp, so that the photos and stories coincide. 


THE PAGES

Here are a few pages, semi-embellished while I figure out the plan. I'm just really happy to be creating and using some of my pretty papers and embellishments. 


If you're a fan of paper doilies and embellishing mini album pages, layouts and gift bags you can find some in the Embellishment Kit Collections.


JOIN THE FUN

I post my #fromwheremonikastands photos each day on Instagram {I'm @iloveitallshop and @monikawright_iloveitall} and tell a little story about the capture.


HAVE YOU HEARD?

Registration for the September #30lists challenge is open. Read more about what 30 Days of Lists is aboutincluding posts of lists of past classes I've taken.

To join the fun, click on the box below.


DISCLAIMER | I am an affiliate of the 30 Days of Lists class and will earn a small 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.




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