This week I got to take Prairie Chicks on the road to Christopher Lake, Camp Kadesh for a scrapbook retreat. I'm enjoying the beautiful sunny morning and scrapping to my hearts content. Just stopping for the really yummy food and chatting with some pretty wonderful ladies. Life is good :)
For the last month and a half I have been working on some mini albums and as I was making them I thought I would try and make a tutorial in PDF form to sell in my Etsy store as well. I'm really happy how it turned out.
These are the albums for sale
Butterfly Mini Album
Blossoms Mini Album
Blue Rose Mini Album
This is the tutorial that's for sale as well. You can make all kinds variations of these albums (as seen above and the video below) using this tutorial by changing the paper, embellishments, using dies and punches to get different looks. The tutorial is $7.00 CAD and will be emailed to you after purchase.
This morning I woke up to an email from someone who had found my craft room tour on a blog I didn't know about. So I checked it out. I was very impressed by the ideas for craft spaces there and was quite honored to find my video tour posted on it. You might want to check it out as well. There are lots of fantastic spaces on this blog.
At the beginning of January I had wanted to start a Project Life album for 2013. My format was going to be taking a couple of pictures a week to highlight that week and each week would get one page in my album. I didn't realize what a challenge this would be. It's so easy to just let life carry on and I found it difficult to remember to take pictures every week. Also I'm now trying to back track and remember what the reason behind certain photos were. I'm finding that difficult. I'm sure that it is a learning curve that I'll get better with as time goes on and be able to record things as I take the pictures and be more organized.
So today I stopped procrastinating and dug into the photos I had for week one. Other than trying to figure out what sizes I should print my photos I can definitely see why this method of scrapbooking is rising in popularity. It is really fun and could be potentially really easy (because I'm a beginner I'm still trying to figure things out and hopefully will find it easier as I go).
Another thing that's great about scrapbooking this way is it works through my paper stash (I'm determined NOT to buy more stuff for this) and uses my scraps! Because your working with smaller layouts within a large one you can cut your scraps to fit the pockets plus make journaling tags, little flag banners, and all kinds of little embellishments out of the smaller pieces.
Here is my Week 1- Jan 1-6. (sorry for the glare)
I'm using We R Memory Keepers divided page protectors. This one has a pocket that is 4"x 12" and (4) 4"x6" pockets. I printed my pictures just under 2"x3" so I could fit quite a few on this layout. I also printed a couple of thumbnail size photos. The paper was from my stash (yay!) Andrea Victoria by My Mind's Eye. I had bought a paper pack that had some die cuts with it. I plan to use this paper as far as it will go. The alpha stickers are Lily Bee designs. I cut the 2013 numbers with my electronic die cut machine.
Well I finally got it done (at least as far as I'm going to right now). After starting to paint in the beginning of January till now the room is finally ready to show. There are a few things that I still find cluttered and an eye sore but those things will have to wait a little longer. I want to get back to crafting so I am declaring it done!
Here is a video tour of the room broken down into the areas I have for each hobby and it's supplies