Since we are well past the halfway point of the year, I thought I’d do a quick recap of how I am doing my weekly documentation this year. This year, I am using a Hobonichi weeks notebook. The format is slightly smaller than the Midori notebook I was using last year (see below), but I got used to this format in no time at all.
Here’s the very beginning of my notebook, and you can also see the size difference compared to the Midori weekly memo I used last year.
And this is what the notebook looked like at the midpoint of the year:
I don’t use watercolors because I can’t stand the warping on the Tomoe River paper, but this paper is so thin it warps anyway. It bothers me a bit, but I can live with it. I also journal daily in my Hobonichi cousin, which has the same kind of paper.
Today I was in the mood for cardmaking, and ended up making five cards. It was fun!
I needed to mail a card to a friend, so I made two of the same design:
I had fun using distress inks to watercolor my stamp images and add some splatters (OK – a lot of splatters! :)).
And then I made a few cards for Pinkfresh Studio’s July challenge (rainbow).
Pinkkfresh Studio is definitely one of my favorite companies, and their stamps are fabulous! I’m excited about their latest releases too. For these cards I used the Playful Animal Friends 1 and 2 sets, which are designed by Lizzy Mackay – one of my very favorite designers!
This is a super clean and simple card. I used Distress Oxide inks, which I used on the next card too.
Hello! I have some fabulous news to share: I am a specialguest for the Feed Your Craft Creative Team this month, and got to play with the July kit designed by In a Creative Bubble: Soak Up the Fun! I had a blast using the kit, which works great for traveler’s notebooks, scrapbooking, card making and Project Life.
I made an unboxing video for the kit. In addition to the physical products shown, you also get a digital version of the stamp set, and some printables (which I used in my projects below).
For my first project, I had fun with the 4″x6″ stamp (stamps always my favorite thing!).
I also used one of the journaling cards and added stamping to that. here’s a closer look:
For my second project, I also used some of the digital printables (the tag and the labels):
I added some stamping on the printables.
For my third project, I used another journaling card along with more stamping.
This stamp set is perfect for summer, but several of the stamps are great year-round. Here’s a closer look:
I was loving the stamp set so much, that I made a card to feature it.
I was out of town for the first half of the week, and after coming home last night, I went a tad crazy using the newest BYOC collection from The Lilypad. I had so much fun with it, and ended up making 7 layouts in one sitting! Here they are.
Last week I took part in a work event that I’d been working like crazy for for the past 6 months. It didn’t go as expected… but I’m trying to focus on the good things. One of them, was my outfit + makeup.
And that is my 7th page. Such a great collection this month!
Unfortunately tonight I learned some incredibly sad news about one of my favorite designers at The Lilypad: Dawn Inskip. She will be so missed in our scrapbooking community! Such a gentle and creative soul.