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7.11.2016

junk journal smashbook

7.11.2016  at 8:00 AM

As if I needed another cute mini smashbook to occupy my time, right? But sometimes, a girl can't help herself. Oh wait, did you see that it's only $10?

#smashbook #minibook #scrapbook #junk journal #scrapbooking #clouds

It's just a collection of mostly single sided scrapbook papers in a new size for me, 4.25" x 5.50", which seems to be a great size for tucking in my purse to do some on the road journaling. 

THE CHALLENGE

I challenged myself to use items from the goody bag {included with your purchase} to embellish a few pages. For the cover, I glued a butterfly near the top and decorated the yellow banner with a paper flower. I made the flower by taking several of the scalloped shapes, stapling them together in the middle and scrunching up each layer individually to make a paper bloom. If you need more info, here's a tutorial for you.

#paper #flower #tutorial #bloom #papercrafting #diy
#smashbook #smashbooking #paper #flower #clouds #mini book #minialbum

For this page, I added a Project Life journaling card and used the graph paper speech bubble and pretzel die cut from the goody pack to decorate the page.

#purple #stripes #pretzel #smashbooking #smashbook #journal #notebook

I often add colored index cards to my mini books...here I've added another butterfly die cut and practiced my hand lettering {check out @radandhappy on Instagram} with a quote from a favorite song by Dolly Parton.

#butterfly #Love #smashbook #dolly #lyrics #quote #scrapbooking

I'm a fan of documenting your grateful thoughts {check out these posts} and probably send out this die cut with almost every order. For the record, I'm always grateful for the gift of a new day.

#grateful #gratitude #minibook #smashbook #smashbooking #thankful #gift #day

And as I'm not one for wasting a single scrap of anything...I used the glassine bag that has all the extra goodies tucked inside on a page as well. Again, using a die cut butterfly.

#smashbook #polkadots #glassine #bag #butterfly #paperaddict

Can you tell I like quotes? Using the retro style red label report cover, I added part of another song lyric from a Tim McGraw song.

#humble #kind #lyrics #tim mcgraw #smashbook #mini album #Minibook

USING SCRAPS

While I was on a roll, I rummaged through my scraps and found some more elements to decorate pages with. I utilized a sheet of chipboard phrases that were no longer sticky and used them for journaling prompts. Have you ever tried that?

You may have already seen this on my Instagram, but here, to add a journaling spot to this page, I used a correction tape runner. I found that my Pilot G2 worked much better than a fine line Sharpie. The G2 just glided across the page whereas the Sharpie drug on the correction tape.

#bliss #flowers #smashbooking #journaling #minibook #scrapbooking

Here, I just ripped varying lengths of scrapbook paper into journaling strips and thankfully it all worked out perfectly for the length of my journaling. I often get lucky like that. I very rarely plan anything out, so when it works out I smile a big smile.

#fun #my guy #smashbooking #map #red #polkadots

Here's the journal and embellishment kit, which comes tucked inside a kraft bag.

#$10 #smashbook #journal #ephemera #grateful #label #stickers

Find the $10 journal and other eclectic journals in the shop.
Browse the Supplies section with embellishment kits, tags and washi tape rings.


Thanks for dropping by!


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7.10.2016

3.22.2016

time flies when | 30 days of list, day 22

3.22.2016  at 8:00 AM
If you've clicked over from the private #30lists blog, where I'm hosting today's list prompt, I'm sending out a big hello + welcome to you all!

How It Began

Today's listing began with these elements. Once you see my final design, you'll notice that I didn't use the To Do rub-on I placed on the left page nor the Adventure rub -on below the scissor.


The envelope is the page included in your mini book, should you be using the same one I am.
Now, let me share how I fancied up my list.

How It Developed

I added a random strip of paper and used this tutorial to add it into my already spiral bound journal. 


And then to embellish the envelope flap, I used a rub-on and cut apart the saying so that half was on the envelope and the other half remained on the flap.


Add a little baker's twine to the mini shipping tag, also added using this tutorial.


The List Title

I like to use my orphaned letter stickers, so when I do, I often have to hand letter parts of the title when I don't have enough letter stickers for the whole list prompt. Plus, it just adds a little bit of me to the journal, too. 


The List

Time Flies When...
I read. I get settled in and get caught up in the story and don't want to getup and do anything at all. For hours and hours.


THE GIVEAWAY

Enter to win this journal from the I Love It All shop by leaving a comment.

Earn more entries by leaving a separate comment with link, for each of the following:

  1. Pin to Pinterest and comment with the link.
  2. Share on Instagram and comment with the link. 
  3. Share on Facebook and comment with the link.
  4. Tweet and comment with the link.

THE CLASS


I so enjoy this concept and think you will, too. 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! Lots and lots of fun with a really great community of like minded list nerds. 

The March class began March 1st, registration is open now.

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.

MORE LINKS

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


Thanks for stopping in!

2.22.2016

before, during + after | 30 days of lists december 2015

2.22.2016  at 8:00 AM
December is always a busy time. For me, along with the festivities of the Christmas season, I'm also incredibly {and I'm so thankful and grateful for this} busy in my Etsy shop.  I'm still working on getting everything together and documented in our December Daily album, but I'm happy to say that my 30 Days of Lists journal is complete.

Generally, I share lists on Instagram and in the Facebook group when I remember to upload there as well. If you follow me, you have probably already seen many of these lists, but if you're new to the blog, welcome...and I hope you enjoy my take on the list prompts.

So let's get started.

30 DAYS OF LISTS | December 2015 Edition



I hope you enjoy the transformation of each page. I'll begin with what the mini book page looks like when you receive it in the mail. The second photo will show how I've prepped the page for the class, just to make it a little easier on me since December is so busy in the shop. And the third photo shows the list prompt journaled and the page embellished. 

Cover



On the mini white card tag, I stamped Dec 16 just so I can differentiate it from the other 9 journals I already have in my #30lists journal collection. 


Day 1 | December Is For
To me, December is all about family traditions.


I used letter stickers for my list prompt on the front of the folded over kraft bag and I journaled my list on a card in the embellishment pack that is included with your journal.


Day 2 | New Things I Have Tried This Year
Sometimes, the best thing is to spend more time on yourself. And in 2015, I did just that.



Day 3 | Ways To Spread Cheer
Truthfully, sometimes just a smile can make all the difference!



Day 4 | Ways To Survive The Busy Season
I still have a few of my favorite lime green Thickers left {like the #4} and I adore using paper doilies, they seem to sneak into nearly all my mini albums.


Finally, find the label strip used for the title here and kraft journaling strip here.


Day 5 | Songs I'm Listening To Right Now
I used the back of the paper doily for the list number. Early on, I didn't use the back sides of the pages in my listing journals, but the last few challenges I've used them and I'm so glad I have been.


You can find more red tags here.


Day 6 | My Favorite Ways To Be Creative
It would be hard to find a favorite, but here are a few.



Day 7 | The Best Way to Battle A Case of the Monday's
I'm all about prepping and for me, spending a little time on Sunday planning makes a huge difference.


Find more mini tags.


Day 8 | Headlines I Would Like To Read
If only.


Coin Envelopes are in the shop!


Day 9 | I Love How



Day 10 | Favorite Reads This Year


That red report label sticker is in this Tag + Embellishment Kit Collection.


Day 11 | Things I'd Like To Change



Day 12 | How I Prepare For Family Time
I get a little uptight, I admit it.

A similar kraft label sticker set can be found here.
"I Am Grateful" tag is included in your journal embellishment kit.


Day 13 | Good Investments
I've been working on "me" this year, because if I'm feeling fulfilled, the family is a better team.


I added in the blue card using this tutorial.

Day 14 | Ways to Stay Warm
Always good ideas!

On a cold, wintery day, homemade hot cocoa and whipped cream is always a hit in our home.

Day 15 | How To Tell If I Like You
This was a hard prompt, as I don't really know.


Get a set of 10 Library Checkout cards in the shop.

Day 16 | Let's Go



Day 17 | Favorite Things To Wear
My favorites seem to have been my favorites for years, I'm a creature of habit. And simple.



Day 18 | I am Waiting...


"Have A Holly Jolly Christmas" die cut is included in your journal kit.


Day 19 | Overrated Trends
So many...



Day 20 | I Have Plenty Of


Like those Metal Rimmed Round Tags?


Day 21 | I Need...



Day 22 | Signs I...



Day 23 | Say Yes To...
...so many things.


The hexagon Makes Me Smile die cut shape is included in your embellishment pack.


Day 24 | How We Help Others




Day 25 | Favorite Gifts to Give


The sticker sheet on the left is actually the negatives of arrows I had already used. So, I stuck it to my page and journaled inside the blank arrow shapes.
And another doily!


Day 26 | Things That Can Wait Until Tomorrow



Day 27 | Best Things About This Time of Year

I added the date stickers to the tag, included in your embellishment kit.


Day 28 | How To Push My Buttons


Day 29 | Resolutions


Can't go wrong with a colored shipping tag.


Day 30 | 2015 Highlights


This was private, so I'll share what the page design looks like, but I'll save the list for our eyes only.

Bonus | 2016



I added in the glassine bag using this tutorial, but this time reinforced the edge with wash tape since the glassine bag is a bit more fragile than cardstock or journaling cards.

What I Used
You can see how I used a copy of this same journal for the December 2014 30 Lists Edition here.
More journals remain and you can find this same journal in the I Love It All shop.


SPECIAL OFFER

Use the coupon code ILOVELISTS for a 20% discount on your purchases of $20.00 or more in the shop. Stock up on suppliesmini books or add a charming art print to your cart. And when you use the code ILOVELISTS, I'll also send you this extra little crafting kit, seen below, while supplies last. Each kit is somewhat different but will contain similar items.




ENTER SHOP NOW


THE CLASS


I so enjoy this concept and think you will, too. 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! Lots and lots of fun with a really great community of like minded list nerds. 

The March class begins March 1st, registration is open now.

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.

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

Thanks for stopping in!
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