Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Photos are in!

So my photos came in from Persnickety Prints. Was very happy how things came out, especially my 12x12 digital layout. 

It took me over 3 hours to sort, and stuff all my Project Life photos in their correct spots as well as place my corresponding memorabilia in place as well. 

And this is what my pages in progress album looks like now.

Finishing up the layouts for 2012 and hoping to share the start of 2013 soon, as well as some other projects.

Then it will be time for December Daily. Need to get started prepping for that! 

Monday, November 25, 2013

One Little Word- October Prompt

For my One Little Word class at Big Picture Classes, the November prompt was to create a art journal page. This is what I created.

This was a lot more fun than I thought it would be. I have never art journaled before and there was some freedom in just putting stuff on the page. Because there are no photos, it was easier for me to just put things on it that I liked, and enjoyed slapping some paint on the page.

Everything used on this page comes from Basic Grey's Curio collection.  It was the collection that I had used for my other OLW projects this year. I also used a stencil from Studio Calico to make the circles.

I look forward to taking this class again next year. Just trying to decide what my word will be. I have a few in the running already.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

OLW- November prompt

I am taking the One Little Word class at BPC with Ali Edwards. This month's prompt was to pair photos with my word. These are photos that fit in a 8.5x11 divided page protector.

Found this project fun and a great opportunity to see where I am with my word right now.

October's prompt was a art journal style type page which I have just photographed and hope to share with you soon.

My photo order just came in the mail. I am a bit overwhelmed with organizing them, but with an all day crop, hope to be finished up completely with my Project Life album 2012! Just in time for December Daily :)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Hello Timeline

Been quiet on my blog the past couple of weeks. I have been busy putting in a mega photo order! I just ordered 256 4x6 photos, 2 12x12, and 3 8x10. Most of the 4x6s are collages to cut down to put in my PL album. It took me longer than I thought, but I now have 6 months worth of PL photos coming in the mail!

Now onto something crafty I have completed....

I took Ali Edwards' Hello Story class at Big Picture Classes this year. It started in the summer, and with the kids home, I never got any pages done. The class was 12 weeks long, with a new prompt every week. I made it to week 7, had a ton of lists of pages I wanted to do, and stopped taking in the rest of the content. Wanted to get some pages done before I moved on to new prompts. Can't wait to go through the rest of the content! 

Here is a layout I complete for Week 1: Timeline. 
Of course I removed some of the personal information, including my full name, and locations to ward off stalkers. :)

One of the great things about this class is not only the plethora of process videos (at least 3 a week), a Project Life ideas every week, and tons of inspiration, there was also printables and digital elements for each topic as well. 

To complete this digital layout, I used the digital Hello Timeline stamp and the timeline bar from the class. 

Now, somehow this layout was locked in black and white. I am no PSE expert and couldn't figure out how I managed to to that and put it back to color. When I was adding the photos, I thought it was a nice touch, so I went with it. Wish I could have added some color as a finishing touch, but I decide it was good enough. May add some color with the printed version when I put it in my album.

This was a great layout to do, especially now, while my mom is around to ask when things happened when I was little. I recommend you do the same. 

I have a few more layout ideas in the works for this same prompt that I hope to complete soon!