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3.31.2015

mini albums with monika

3.31.2015  at 10:00 AM
Hop over and check out what I've been working on for my monthly Mini Albums with Monika feature for My Mind's Eye.


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3.30.2015

#listersgottalist

3.30.2015  at 8:00 AM

While I'm finishing up my #30lists album, I wanted to let you know about another list challenge that you might find interesting. Check out @TheResetGirl on Instagram for all the details.

I'll be using this mini album for the challenge, which begins April 1st, and if I use the back side of some of the pages and use this tutorial for adding pages to my spiral bound mini book, it will work perfectly.

I've already embellished the cover with a button tied on with baker's twine from The Twinery, a heart die cut and a chipboard element from My Mind's Eye. And a few of my favorite journaling markers, too!

#smashbook #minibook #scrapbook #lists #journal #camera
Buy your pink camera mini album here, the embellishment pack comes with your mini book.
Find my List Love board on Pinterest here.
Lots of cute mini albums can be seen here and here.


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3.27.2015

a tour of my craft studio | letter sticker storage

3.27.2015  at 8:00 AM

Knowing that I was never going to use all the letter sticker sets I had shoved in a drawer, I set about to corral and organize them. Because they were such a mess, I kinda sorta didn't even want to open the drawer because I knew that it would take a long time to even find what I was looking for.

Trust me, this looks so much better than the scary before photo.

I already had the bins, so the job went rather quickly. I also used glassine bags from the shop to corral some of the smaller sticker sheets. And if you are a crafter, they also work really well for acrylic stamp storage, too.

#storage #organization #stickers #scrapbooking

Funny how a little cleaning out also clears my mind as well. It was like a breath of fresh air blew through my Studio and invigorated me to work a crafty project for me. More on that in a later post.

How do you store your letter stickers?


Find more projectSTUDIO posts here.

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3.26.2015

30 days of lists | day 26

3.26.2015  at 8:00 AM

Today, I'm a featured sponsor on the private #30lists blog with today's 30 Days of Lists topic, but I wanted to share here as well because everyone loves a good list, right?

Here we go...

THE LIST
Day 26 | Ways to Meet New People


I don't get out as often as I used to, since I now work from home creating charming art prints and awesomely fun journals and mini books. And, well, I have become quite fond of spending my days working in my Studio and don't need people and conversation as much as I used to, or maybe I've just become more used to the quiet.

THE SUPPLIES
I used one of my favorite stamps and then hand trimmed it to make it look like it was a punched die cut, which is one of my favorite little tricks. It's just a $1 bin stamp that had a saying I didn't need, so I asked Gordon to use his Dremel to rub off the saying and voila, custom stamp just for me!


mini book, ink, scissors, stamp, glassine bag, washi tape



Sometimes it's fun to make lists interactive, so I just tucked my tags inside a small glassine envelope.


And of my gosh, these stickers have to be at least 9 years old, but I still have them and I still use them. It's always a game to find a way to make a list title work with the orphaned stickers I have left in my collection, but that's part of the fun.



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.

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3.25.2015

why i love our bedroom ottoman

3.25.2015  at 8:00 AM

Will you use a bedroom ottoman? You know, for something other than a place to stack that laundry that needs to be put away?

#bedroom #decorating #ottoman #restorationhardware

When it comes to decorating our home, luckily Gordon and I agree on just about everything. He's not a complainer, so when he actually does say something about how I've decorated, I listen. And that was the case when we purchased this ottoman several years ago. Mr. wRight wanted a place to sit down and take his shoes on and off every day while the whole time I was wondering if we would be disciplined enough to keep it cleaned off and not a clutter catcher.

I have always loved the look of an ottoman at the foot of a bed when I've seen it in magazines or on decorating show, so we went for it and have not regretted the decision. And, I'm happy to report that our ottoman is not a clutter catcher. In fact, it's a wonderful gathering place. As Gordon returns home each evening and heads up the stairs to our bedroom, one {or both} of the girls {and all of the cats} head up with him and settle on the ottoman and begin the sweet chitter chatter of updating their DaDa about their day.

I love to overhear their sweet little conversations. 

And it's for those sweet overheard moments that I love our bedroom ottoman.


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3.23.2015

30 days of lists | days 7 - 16

3.23.2015  at 8:00 AM

Another update on the March 30 Days of Lists class Im taking, which brings us up to day 17 and a little behind because I didn't list while we were on our Spring Break in Charleston. I have a free printable planned for this week, so be sure to follow along with me on Facebook, where I'll update you when it's ready to download!

You can find days 3-6 here, days 1+2 here and a bonus list here.



There's only one more of this 30 Lists journal left in the shop, but you can find more here.

THE LISTS
Day 7 | Inside Jokes


 On a phone with a friend, I told her that I couldn't share my list today...because then they wouldn't be inside jokes anymore!

Day 8 | Favorite Trends Making A Comeback



Day 9 | Advice I'd Give My Younger Self


Yes, listen to your Mommy and moisturize!

Day 10 | Hashtag Favorites


#makesmesmile is one of my favorites!

Day 11 | Signs I Work From Home


Pulled out my old school Demo label maker for this list!

Day 12 | Stories {I Still} Want to Document


Day 13 | Things I Had To Learn To Love


Just to clarify, that's low CUT pants.

Day 14 | I Want To Be An Expert In


 Day 15 | Recipes I Want To Make


We did make the Buttermilk Pancakes and they are delicious, the family does not want any other kind of pancake now! Yes, they are that good.

Day 16 | Makes Me Smile


Makes me smile is an often used hashtag for me, and I didn't like the list topic today, so I changed it to better suit me.

Day 17 | Favorite Music From High School


Yeah, I'm that old...I graduated in 1982. But, most days I don't feel old and appreciate the gift of each new day!


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!

3.16.2015

good words chipboard mini album | mini albums with monika

3.16.2015  at 8:04 AM

I'll let you in on a secret, I have a crush on the Chipboard Elements from My Mind's Eye! They never fail to elevate a project to just right or even, if you dare, over-the-top perfect. Chipboard Elements add dimension, color and texture and can either take the stage as the star of the show or fall back into the chorus line and be easily as effective.

Supplies Used | Chipboard Elements:  Find Your Wings and Fly "Sky's the Limit", Find Your Wings and Fly "Up and Away", Kate & Co. "Cambridge Court", Jubilee Sherbet "Peace", Jubilee Mint Julep "Live It Up", Just Sayin', All is Bright,  Enamel Dots and Shapes: Just Sayin', 6x6 Designer Paper Pads, Vellum, Foam Dots, Post Attachment

I do hope you'll join me in pulling out your stash of chipboard elements so you can play along with me for this month's Mini Albums with Monika feature I created for MME.

Gather Your Supplies
  1. I began my project by first choosing a selection of yellow themed papers from a variety of new and old 6x6 Designer Paper Pads, but feel free to choose a color that makes you happy...and what might work best with your collection of Chipboard Elements.
  2. Dig through your My Mind's Eye Chipboard Elements and pull them all out. All of them. This will help you to see what you have to work with and if you can develop a theme with color, shape or words. 
  3. Trim your 6x6 papers to 4x6 and again trim the remaining scraps so that you can add a thin, contrasting strip to the bottom of your 4x6 album pages. 


Let's Create!
  1. For your vellum cover, select a few thin paper strips to adhere and cut into each of the ends to create a pennant. Now add a Chipboard Element on top.
  2. Using your color scheme, begin layering Chipboard Elements to create pleasing vignettes on each of your album pages. I started with just two elements per page and then added bits and pieces and played around until it seemed finished to me.
  3. Don't be afraid to mix and match collections and varying shades of the same color. In real life, I'm kinda sorta a matchy-matchy kind of girl, but when it comes to my creative side, I like to be mixy-matchy and sometimes even add in something that doesn't even relate.


Inside Pages

I invite you to create your own "Good Words" mini album using Chipboard Elements. I realize more and more every day that sometimes it's nice to be reminded of the good things in life and how lucky we truly are. And I do love good words.

JUST A NOTE | While creating my mini album this month, we were in the middle of an ice and snow storm with no power for over 4 days. I had to think quick to come up with a creative mini album project with no photos to scrap and the topic of good words, and seeing the good in life, came to mind.

Find more mini albums here.

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3.12.2015

30 days of lists | days 3 - 6

3.12.2015  at 8:36 AM

I caught up on a few lists last night while watching car shows with G last night and then realized that I hadn't shared the ones I had already finished. It's kind of hard to take supplies downstairs, wondering what I'll want to use for each list, but I tried and it was okay but not nearly as fun and satisfying as being upstairs in my Studio where I can just choose something from my stash.


THE LISTS

Day 3 | My Jams

My Sweetie totally turned me on to George Strait and I can't ever imagine not enjoying his music. And anything from the 80s rock genre is so fun to hear and gets my blood pumping. I have been known to get up and {try to} boogie. Do people even say that anymore? This is probably where my 23-year old would roll his eyes and say that I'm embarrassing him.

find more cute tags and labels here

During the day, I work in almost total silence. I prefer it that way. I used to listen to the radio at full blast, but now just prefer silence as well. I guess because I know that as soon as my darling daughters walk through the door, my life will be filled with music and laughter and squabbling and giggles, that I just enjoy the quiet moments while I can.

Day 4 | Favorite Online Communities I'm A Part Of


I love, love, love wide ruled notebook paper! I thought it would be fun to write my name, date and subject in the corner like teachers used to make us do back in school. Remember that?

Day 5 | Cures for the Winter Blues


I'm okay with Winter for a while, then it sets in and I miss the blue, clear skies and the warmth of sunshine. It's really Gordon that has a harder time with Winter than I do, but hearing him talk about it makes me yearn for Spring even more.

Day 6 | Books I'd Like To Read


Trust me, there are way more books I want to read. I actually keep a list of books in my Filofax on these fun cards so that when I'm at the library with the kids I don't draw a total blank as to what I actually want to search for. Am I the only one that just freezes when they enter a library and draw a total blank on author's names or book titles?

What's on your reading list? Leave me a comment and I'll choose a winner for a set of library cards from the I Love It All shop!



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!

only one left, find it here  |  find other #30lists journals

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!
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