september 2016 30 days of lists | days 23 - 26

THE LISTS

Day 23
Compliments I Would Like to Receive...changed to...
Words That Make Me Smile


I used the back of the paper clip from Day 22 to attach a punched tab on the left and on the right I tucked my list inside the envelope. The camera stamp was part of the design and yours will be just the same, should you order the same mini album I used.

Inside the envelope, I added journaling tab that has a tab where I added a heart tab.

Day 24
My Love Language


I aligned the hexagon shapes {came in the mini album embellishment kit} with the pattern on the page because I'm a line 'em up kind of girl. Sometimes. Sometimes I'm just a slap it on the page kind of girl.

Day 25
Favorite Things To Add To My Shopping List


As much as I love lists, I rarely go to the grocery store with a list. And when I do, I usually forget it. Or, if I'm lucky enough to bring it to the store with me, I forget to buy at least one or two things on the list.

Day 26
Signs The Seasons Are Changing


I'm a sucker for school supplies and I love wide ruled notebook paper.
I just added some paper washi and a button to the left to MAKE my list more Fall-ish.

30 days of lists | days 9 - 13

Lists are a way of life for me. Some, like the 30 Days of Lists challenge, are fun. Others, like my To Do lists, aren't cute or decorate or fun.

#lists #smashbook #scrapbooking #journal #30daysoflists

THE LISTS

Day 9
This Weekend's Plans


Yeah, we're party animals here at The Love Shack. The journaling card was one that came in the embellishment pack {each mini had different selections} and I attached it with some paper tape. The Right Now arrow was part of the free printables I designed for everyone who registered for the class.

Day 10
When Things Don't Go My Way


The journaling card from Day 9 wrapped around to this side of the page and I embellished it with a chipboard button. A stick pin was used to attach the journaling card and an arrow helps to highlight that this is the Day 10 list.

Day 11
On My Calendar This Year


Using the back side of the stick pin, I added some washi tape and cut it into a pennant shape. You can see more detail in this post. For the journaling card, I scored and folded it, attached it to the back side of Day.

Day 12
Things That Didn't Seem Like A Good Idea At the Time


This coin envelope {sold in sets of 25} came already stamped with the words "Today Was" in the mini book I am using, I just added some Amy Tangerine Thickers to highlight a word in my journaling.

Day 13
How I Stay Busy


This page on the right was already pre-embellished with the white tag and washi tape. You can find them in sets of 10 for $1.00 here.  I again practiced my hand lettering to form part of the list title and used some glittery chipboard letter stickers for the word busy. For the date, I just stamped several times, in random spots, on the envelope.

THE CLASS
I so enjoy this concept and think you will, too. You can find more info and register here.  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!

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.

MORE LINKS
See how I prepped a few pages for my September 2016 journal.
Find my list for Day 1 here.
Days 2 - 4 here.
Days 5 - 8 here.
Similar 30 Lists mini albums are here.
Read more of my 30 Days of Lists postsincluding past class lists I've taken.

30 days of lists | days 19 - 22

I didn't mean to leave you hanging...nothing like catching up on posting projects from FOUR months ago...so let's continue with the September 2016 30 Days of Lists prompts.

THE LISTS 

Day 19
I Feel In Control of My Life When


I think in almost every mini book I make, I add in a vintage book page. After I looked at the list prompt, I had this great idea to scan the page looking for words that would serve as my list. And then I happened upon the phrase, "a cup of coffee" and knew I had found it!

Have you seen this tutorial on how to make paper flowers with book pages?

Day 20
Where I Do My Best Thinking


This is another page in the mini album that comes to you pre-embellished, this time with a washi tape strip. I used it as a holding place for my letter stickers for the word BEST in the list prompt.

Day 21
Favorite Things to Make Right Now



This patterned paper is one of my favorite pages in this mini book. And I was so happy to have cardstock that had purple on one side, it made the perfect complement. I used a label maker to create the list prompt.

Day 22
My Kitchen Essentials


The paper clip came with the embellishment kit that's included with this mini album, but you can find the arrow paper clip in this Tag + Embellishment Collection. And here's the arrow clip in Pink and in Green and Tan as well.

MORE SEPTEMBER 2016 LISTS
Day 1  |  Days 2 - 4  |  Days 5 - 8  |  Days 9 - 13  |  Days 14 - 18
Similar 30 Lists mini albums are here.
Read more of my 30 Days of Lists postsincluding past class lists I've taken.

30 days of lists | days 5 - 8

Each time I list with the gals at 30 Days of Lists I learn something new about myself. If you've never taken part in a month long listing challenge, you should give it a go.

Here are days 5 - 8 of the September 2016 challenge. There are still a few of the same journal I'm using available, or choose a different one.

THE LISTS

Day 5
Today You Can Find Me

#lists #list #30 days of lists #smashbooking #mini album

Day 6
My Favorite Time of Day Is

#favorite #time #day #lists #list #30lists #30 days of lists
#scrapbooking #lists #list #list challenge #30 days of lists #30 lists

I have a crush on using watercolors on the pages of my notebooks and journals.

Day 7
If I Were Elected President

#president # lists #list #30lists #challenge #mini album #smashbook

I made a slight change to this list to better fit what I was feeling. And I do feel strongly about this. It just doesn't seem fair.

Day 8
On My Camera Roll

#lists #list #30lists #iloveitallshop

Love how the camera lens fit perfectly over the hole in the shipping tag {more colors + sizes in the shop}.


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!


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.

MORE LINKS
See how I prepped a few pages for my September 2016 journal.
Find my list for Day 1 here.
Days 2 - 4 here.
Similar 30 Lists mini albums are here.
Read more of my 30 Days of Lists postsincluding past class lists I've taken.

30 days of lists | days 2 - 4

I'm not even finished with all my lists yet, but have worked ahead some, and this journal is already getting chunky and full of all sorts of "right now" thoughts. If  you've never done a list challenge before, it's a fun way to get some journaling in and to learn a few things about yourself that you might not have thought about before.

#journal #lists #30lists #list challenge

You can see a mini tutorial on how I decorated my journal cover and Day 1 here.

Day 2
Don't Judge Me, But...

#lists #iloveitall #listmaker #mini album #smashbooking #30lists

Anyone else have high standards for everywhere BUT their crafting area?

Day 3
Reasons To Celebrate

#button #celebrate #lists #list #30lists #listersgottalist #list challenge #smashbook

I''ve been playing around with learning different styles of hand lettering and used this list as a practice run. The journaling card you see in the negative of the punched shape is the journaling card you'll see on the list for Day 4.

Day 4
Recent Impulse Purchases

What are your recent impulse purchases? As for me, I cannot wait until it gets cool enough to wear my new boots!


#impulse #shopping #lists #list #30lists #scrapbooking #camera

I just think this camera paper is just darling and didn't want to cover it up, so I put my title on the right side this time and the journaling on the left.

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!

MORE LINKS
Find my list for Day 1 here.

See how I prepped a few pages in my September 2016 journal.
Similar 30 Lists mini albums are here.
Read more of my 30 Days of Lists postsincluding past class lists II've taken.

repurposing your mistakes

When I let my mind wander to other things while I am working, this is what happens.

#gratitude #art #journal #field notes
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And because I'm a frugal gal and can't bear to throw away something useful, I decided I needed to repurpose my mistake and use it anyway. I used it like this for a few days and then decided that I should at least try to cover my mistakes. Duh. I have a boat load of crafty supplies, so why not use them up!

Using a shipping tag from this kit, I first punched three hexagon shapes and backed it with some patterned cardstock.

#lister #listers #kit #listersgottalist #iloveitall.etsy.com
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Then, I adhered it to the journal, making sure to cover up the wording that was trimmed by mistake. 

#hexagon #shipping tag #tag #yellow #polka dot

And for a little pizazz, I used one of the negatives of the hexagon shapes and added it to the cover.

#field notes #midori #travelers notebook #lettering #quotes

See how I added a foam dot under the hexagon?
And how about those chunky pages? Love.

I've been practicing some hand lettering with the #quotedseptember2016 challenge on Instagram. I've been posting these to my Instagram, where the challenge is hosted by Onica Hanby. Each day there is a new word to share a quote with.

These are Change, Learn, Share and Play.

#hand lettering #lettering #field notes #journaling #quotes #change
#field notes #travelers notebook #confucius #quotes #lettering
#midori #field notes #A6 #lettering #hand lettering #smashbook #leather
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Any one else love quotes? If so, I often share quotes on my Sunday Photos posts that you may also enjoy.

september is for...

September is for...


It's the first day of September, which also means it's time for the first list in the 30 Days of Lists challenge. Sound interesting? Find out more about this fun monthly challenge and register here.

THE SET-UP

When I was prepping pages back in August, I often pre-embellish pages as a starting off point, I realized I no longer had any letter "e" stickers left in my favorite set of Thickers stickers. My solution?  Use the number 3 as an alternative which also happened to work so well in balancing out the zero I had to use in place of the letter "o." Yeah, I'm kind of crafty like that.


THE LIST

September Is...


  • for celebrating Gordon and Mom...happy birthday!
  • thinking about Victoria's and Zach's birthdays
  • putting together lists for holiday activities
  • the last "breather" before it gets busy and hectic
  • for appreciating cooler temps and changing seasons

I used a sheet of orange file label stickers from this embellishment kit, and instead of taking them off the backing, I left them as is and just glued the whole sheet to my page. I've also used label stickers here.   The two banners you see at the bottom are from the freebie printable I designed for all 30 Lists participants, you'll get a link to the file once you register.


When I looked at the colors of this first page in the mini book, I was a little worried. It seemed a little dark and I wasn't even sure I had anything in my stash to make it work. Looking at it now, I am so happy with the results. That little pop of blue on the banner and the neon orange are the unexpected and they work.

THE CLASS

I so enjoy this concept and think you will, too. It's not too late to join in and there are 14 other #30lists challenge you can check out as well. Document your lists by creating your own journal, buy a journal from my shop, or just post your lists on Facebook or Instagram. There are no rules, just fun!

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.

MORE LINKS

Find Days 2 - 4 lists here.
Similar 30 Lists mini albums are here.
Read more of my 30 Days of Lists postsincluding past class lists I've taken.