2019 Documenting

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I’m off to a good start in the new year! For 2019, I want to document in 3 ways: weekly Project Life, daily journaling in my Hobonichi cousin (A5 format), and weekly documenting in the Hobonichi weeks traveler’s notebook.

I have gotten started, and I will share a couple projects here, which were inspired by Pantone’s color for 2019: coral.

Here’s my title page for Project Life, made using hybrid cards from The Lilypad’s Memory Pockets Monthly: MEMOIR.

I’m still working on my weekly spread.

And here is my first week in the Hobonichi weeks  (before adding journaling):

Stamps used:

Sakuralala 365: Fuyu, Me Time

Sweet Stamp Shop: Monthly Script Stamp, Year Round, Pour Decisions

Studio Calico: I believe they are all retired, but there is a digital version of the Conrad alpha here. Stickers and washi are from past Documenter kits/Planner kits.

Ink: Distress Oxide in abandoned coral.


What about you – have you gotten started on documenting 2019? I’d love to hear your plans!

Document Your December with The Lilypad!

Hello! As promised, I’m here today to share a few of the pages I made for my 2017 December Daily album using the Document Your December products from The Lilypad.

The traveler’s notebook cover is a passport size from Foxy Fix in Sugar Coconut leather, with a gold foil embossed pine tree.

And here are a few of the pages I made.

Home for the Holidays | PapersHome for the Holidays | ElementsDecember Days No 4 (Numbers)Home for the Holidays | Journal Cards 1 by Sahlin Studio
Deer from Alpine Bundle by Rachel Jefferies

Merry Everything Elements and Merry Everything Cards by Sahin Designs
December Days No 4 (Numbers) by Sahlin Studio

Depending on what happened each day, I dedicated a whole 4″x6″ page to it, or combined it with other days.

Fa La La La La: Bundle by Rachel Jefferies
December Days No 4 (Numbers) by Sahlin Studio

And in some case, 2 pages for one day.

Home for the Holidays | ElementsDecember Days No 4 (Numbers) by Sahlin Studio
Alpine Bundle by Rachel Jefferies
The snowmen are a physical stamp from Mama Elephant, which I colored with Copic Ciao markers.

Alpine Bundle by Rachel Jefferies
December Days No 4 (Numbers) by Sahlin Studio
DYD 2018 | Glitter Styles by Mommy-ish

I think this next spread is my favorite so far. 🙂

Home for the Holidays | PapersDecember Days No 4 (Numbers)Home for the Holidays | Journal Cards 2 by Sahlin Studio
DYD 2018 | Glitter Styles by Mommy-ish

So festive!

Fa La La La La: Bundle by Rachel Jefferies
DYD 2018 | Glitter Styles by Mommy-ish
December Days No 4 (Numbers) by Sahlin Studio

Fa La La La La: Bundle by Rachel Jefferies
DYD 2018 | Glitter Styles by Mommy-ish
December Days No 4 (Numbers) by Sahlin Studio

I’m a little bit over halfway through the album, so I hope to complete it soon, so I can start thinking about this year’s album! What about you, do you make a December Daily album? If so, what format are you using this year?


December Daily 2017

Last year I didn’t make a December Daily album, because I was too busy. First Christmas in our new home, and my parents came to visit – it was a wonderful Christmas! So of course I want to document it after the fact. And now it is the time to make it happen!

For this year, I decided to use a passport traveler’s notebook. The individual pages are 4″x6″, which is a great size for hybrid.

The notebook cover is by Foxy Fix and it is just perfect for Christmas! It’s a single passport (size #1) in Sugar Coconut leather, with a gold embossed pine on the front.

I’m now halfway through making the pages (since it’s a traveler’s notebook, I need to work on the first days of the month alongside the last days, so I have days 1-10 and 26-31 done at the moment. :). I’ll be sharing a bunch of pages after the new Document Your December products get released at The Lilypad this Friday!

2018 weekly traveler’s notebook

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.

I am using Hobonichi Irma weeks cover -it is pricey but I fell head over heels for it! (Pen is the fountain pen Pilot Metropolitan)


I am using the Red weeks notebook.

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.

First week:

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.

And here’s a look at a few random weeks.

Week 4 (pencil pouch from Foxy Fix – here’s a referral link for 10% off your first order):

Week 12:

Week 16:

Week 18:

Week 22:

Week 27:

As you can tell from this random sampling of my weekly spreads, the constant elements I use week after week are washi tape and stamps. More often than not I don’t add any photos.

I love, love, love documenting in this format! What about you? Are you a TN fan? Do you do some sort of daily/weekly documentation? Let me know in the comments!

Feed Your Craft

Hello! I have some fabulous news to share: I am a special guest 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 colored in the images with Copic markers. So fun!


Feed Your Craft Sneak Peeks

Finally I can spill the beans… this month, I’m a guest Creative Team member for Feed Your Craft! Here are a couple of sneak peeks of the projects I made using the July kit:


The kit will be available for purchase on the 15th, and I’ll be sharing my projects then too, so hang tight!

Summer TN

Hello! I have been buried in work lately with no creative time. Send help!!

In the past month I have started a spring/summer traveler’s notebook, and here are the spreads I have made so far (you can see the first one I made here). I’m loving this format!

We planted a garden in our backyard. Things are just about starting to grow now, let’s see if we can gather before the wildlife raids it! 🙂

On this spread I used distress paint on the background, and added some stamping. Quick and easy and colorful!


I adhered a couple of pieces of patterned paper from the Confidant scrapbook kit. Then I added stamping, washi tape, and die cuts.

I am also taking the Summer of Sketches class at Studio Calico and these next couple of spreads in my TN were inspired by two sketches from the class.

Getting back on track with healthy eating is my summer project. So far – one week in – it’s going well! This first spread was a motivational one that I made right before starting. And this next spread is about the first day.

The paper is from the Confidant scrapbook kit, and I added some stamping and some embellishments from the defunct Gossamer Blue kits.

Another paper from the Confidant scrapbook kit, and I embellished with stamped images that were fussy cut. I love how this spread turned out!


I love scrapbooking in this format because it’s really quick and easy. Have you been jumping on the TN (traveler’s notebook) bandwagon? I can’t wait to continue filling this notebook up, and then moving on to another.

Ready for Summer

I went shopping when my mom was visiting, and ended up with a few fun outfits for summertime. So I documented them in a traveler’s notebook spread.

The background is made using an old stamp set from Studio Calico, Cotton Candy, which I inked with distress oxide inks (in picked raspberry and carved pumpkin) and spritzed with water before stamping, to get a watercolored look. Then I added the title using two of my favorite new stamp sets: Conrad and the alpha from the May scrapbook kit, Hey Girl. Here’s closer look at the embellishments:

I look forward to filling up this TN with our summer adventures!

Catching Up

Hello there! I have been super quiet lately because work has been swallowing me, and then my mom came to visit us (yay!) so all my free time was spent with her. But I did manage to work on a few projects earlier this month, so I thought I’d share them here finally.

This was a fun page I made to document a few things I am loving right now. It’s made using the Confidant scrapbook kit from Studio Calico.

Here’s a look at a couple details:

I added some gold acrylic ink splatters. I love the shine and texture they add!

This next page is also made primarily with the Confidant scrapbook kit.

Finally, an all purple page. It’s a color I don’t use often, but I went all in on this page! 🙂

I have also been keeping up in my weekly traveler’s notebook documentation (in my Hobonichi weeks). Here are a couple recent spreads I made.

I hope to be back soon with some fun projects! Until then, have a great rest of May!

Fun Neon Spray from Acrylic Ink

I recently bought 3 bottles of acrylic ink by Daler-Rowney. (here’s a set of neon colors, and I also bought the gold).

As you can see the colors are incredibly vibrant and fun! The bottle they come in has a dropper and I was planning to use that for making drops on my projects, but then I had an even better idea – to use a mini mister bottle and make my own spray!

The acrylic ink is very fluid so I used it straight from the bottle, without diluting it. It worked like a charm!


Here’s an example used in my traveler’s notebook (Hobonichi weeks):

(it’s really hard to photograph these vibrant colors, but they are so vivid in real life!!)

I’m so happy to have found these inks – especially since my go-to gold spray (Heidi Swapp’s color shine) has been discontinued!