Ali Edwards 2018 Week In the Life Unboxing Video

 

Happy Wednesday Folks! For those who are interested in completing Week in the Life kit, the new 2018 kit is now on sale on Ali Edwards Blog. Here is a quick unboxing video that includes my thoughts how I will be using some of the products in my upcoming album. Thanks for watching!

Elle’s Studio: February Pocket Page Layout

Is that a stink eye that I see? Or is Rowan just teasing me? I hope its the latter! Haha!

I can’t believe that it is March already! With two months completed of 2018, here is my second monthly pocket page spread, summarizing family life. I am so in love with all of colour, especially “when it rains look for rainbows” journaling card. The cards are available today as part of Elle’s Studio March release! You can purchase that kit here.

Olympics, swim lessons and soccer practice – oh my! For this month’s summary, I used the monthly puffy stickers as well as those awesome puffy star stickers. I realize I can’t write everything that happened in February but my motto is something is better than nothing. This cards give a nice overview of things we did and what held our attention – like the Olympics, 24/7!

Although I don’t classic pictures of Valentines Day or the Olympics, my strategy this year it to include cute pictures of my kids doing every day things and overheard conversations. If I want to tell a more indepth story, I leave that for another 9×12 spread. To me, repeating this formula, month after month, is going to help me finish my 2018…..that and Elle’s Studio awesome colourful cards are going to keep me on track!

What’s your 2018 documenting formula? Are you “caught up”?

Happy Scrapperday!

 

Elle’s Studio : January Pocket Page Layout

Hooray for reveal day at Elle’s Studio!

Here is a look at all the colorful cards that you can purchase in February 2018 kit. I love all those yummy die cuts that are included too! I used almost all of them this month!

As you can tell by my January Project Life page, I was inspired by the rainbow cards and I divided my layout by colours. On the left I have the February Kit cards and die cuts that are red, orange, pink and yellow while on the right i use cards that are blue, teal, green and purple. Such a fun way to scrapbook! I really let the colours inform the pictures I selected for my page.

Since I am completing our family album by month this year, i have decided to focus on pictures of me and my kids. Journaling includes conversations that I overheard in the month as well as a brief summary of events. Speaking of which – Rowan lost 2 teeth this past month! How crazy is that!?!

 

Simple journaling at its finest. For me, these pages are all about small facts and details to give a brief overview of what happened. Longer stories I will document in each of the kids story albums. I know I only have a certain amount of time and space to document this all so, monthly 9×12 spreads it is!

Thanks for looking!

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Ali Edwards: Changes Story Kit

This layout is all about: cha-cha-changes!

For this month’s story kit, I decided to tell the story about how I coped the death of my beloved Auntie. Last week would have been her 72nd Birthday and after watching Ali’s presentation I had a few ideas of what I wanted to write. Scrapbook = therapy, people! So grateful to have this hobby as an outlet.

Fun fact: for this layout I included the first know photo of my aunt from 1949 and one of the last pictures I had of her before her death in 2002.

As always, my love affair with chipboard stickers, enamel dots and that awesome “hard story” digital stamp continues.

Thanks for looking!

 

Pocket Talk: Episode 34: Welcome 2018!

 

On today’s show, I  reconnect with Jessica Upton, scrapbooker and business owner of ColorCast Designs. In our conversation, we reflect on the projects and layouts we created in 2017 as well as our crafty intentions as we move forward in 2018. Jessica and I both reveal our One Little Word as well as discuss our thoughts on the Patone Colour of the Year and what trends we hope to see in the scrapbooking industry in 2018. This is a great show for memorykeepers who are curious how others deal with their Project Life albums at the start of a new year if they are, air quotes, not caught up from the previous year.

Enjoy the show!

Jessica Upton Instagram

Colorcast Designs

Becky Higgins Project Life

Elle’s Studio

Ali Edwards One Little Word

Ali Edwards December Daily

Ali Edwards Story Camp

Scrapbook & Cards Today Crop & Create

Jennifer S Wilson / Simple Scrapper : Core Habits for a Happy Creative New Year

Kelly Purkey Traveller’s Notebook Kits

Patone Colour of the Year: Ultra Violet

Creativation

Jennifer McGuire Organization

Meghann Andrew’s Blue / Purple Layout

Ali Edwards: January Digital Kit

Who loves yoga? I thought I didn’t but now I do 🙂

 In early January, Ali linked to “Yoga with Adriene and her 30 day video series on her instagram. Full disclosure, if Ali suggests something, I am pretty open to giving it a try….Can anyone else relate? Ha! I was a little skeptical, as I am an inflexible runner. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I actually LIKED the movements and the teacher. The inner documenter in me decided to snap some pictures. When the January digital kit became available I decide to record this story. I knew I wanted to use the “Welcome to a new story” stamp as well as the quote card which seems to apply to my situation / perspective.

 

 

Add a few pink hearts in from an old WITL kit and viola! the first page of my 2018 personal story album is complete. Thanks for looking!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ali Edwards: February Stories By the Month Kit

Stuffie love is in the air!

Ali Edwards has a new physical kit subscription! Stories By The Month kit are the monthly digital kits from last year that have been turned into physical products. Just have a look at some of the journaling cards and chipboard as shown in my above layout. It also comes with a stamp set too! Let’s just say, I am better at using digital stamps then physical ones!

If you love Ali’s digital designs but aren’t tech savvy then you may want to consider subscribing. You can check out her information here. I loved using this month’s kit to document all the stuffies that my daughter currently loves.

Thanks for looking!

Elle’s Studio: Project Life 2018 Title Page

Happy New Year Crafty Pals! Is that a Project Life Title Page I see? Why, yes, yes it it.

This year I am so thrilled to be joining the design team for Elle’s Studio. I have long admired Elle’s products; not only are they modern and fresh, they always gets my creative juices flowing. Above is a 9×12 title page for my family 2018 album that I created using the January kit which is currently on sale here. Major love for that “this is us card” which is apart of the main monthly kit, and hugs and kisses puffy stickers which I used to embellish the page.

My title page features cute pictures I took of my kids jumping on our bed. When the weather is -20 C here in Toronto, you tend to hibernate and go a little stir crazy.

On this page I have included small details, like our ages, our family motto and where we are living at the beginning of 2018. Love the mint green, black and white colour scheme.

Thanks for looking and check out Elle’s Studio here for more information /inspiration on the January Kit!

Happy Wednesday!

Episode 32: Cathy Zielske

 

 

 

On today’s show, I speak with scrapbook design guru, Cathy Zielske. Living in St Paul Minnoesta, with her husband Dan, daughter Aiden and son Cole, Cathy has been creating clean and simple layouts for more than a decade and has two books to prove it! Cathy has also been working behind the scenes in the scrapbook industry: first as Creative Director for Simple Scrapbooks magazine and currently as Art Director for Scrapbook and Cards Today. In our conversation, Cathy shares her motivation for updating her newest class, Design Your Life 2.0, shares how Stacy Julian impacted her teaching style and why card making is currently making her happy.

Enjoy the show!

Show Notes:

Cathy’s Digital Projects

Cathy’s Simon Says Stamp Products

 

 

 

Episode 31: Vicki Boutin

On today’s show I am speaking with the fun, fantastic, technique focused, Vicki Boutin. Living with her husband and two kids in St Catherines Ontario Canada, Vicki has been scrapbooking for more than 15 years. In 2006, Vicki won the Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame. Currently is a contributing writer at Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine, and travels the world teaching scrapbooking classes. Recently, Vicki became a product designer releasing her own mixed media line with American Crafts. Full disclosure, I could listen to Vicki talk for hours about her creative process; and in this interview, I let her take the stage to do just that. Vicki’s passion for memory keeping and fondness for this creative community is infectious. I am so priviledge to know Vicki and to call her my friend. I hope you get as inspired to try something new, as I did by our conversation.

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