Friday, September 23, 2016

2016 Project Life // China

Forever behind on Project Life, but c'est la vie. I spent ten days in China earlier this year and made three pocket page spreads summarizing the trip for my album. I'm finally getting the chance to photograph, edit and blog about them today.  Here they are!

In a Creative Bubble products: Travelogue prompt cards (travelogue card), In the Woods cards (mountains, explore, + dark green cards), In the Woods digital stamps

One of my favorite ways to decorate a journaling card is to add a strip of washi tape and a phrase sticker.

I made a simple filler card by using a journaling card, sticker from my stash, and tiny Studio Calico alpha stickers to spell out the place we visited.

In a Creative Bubble products: In the Woods cards (the great outdoors, wander, + adventure cards), Travelogue cards no.1 (here's the story card)

I typed out the name of the place we went to using a typerwriter-style font, printed it out, and stapled it to the bottom of this card. I really like how that turned out.

Another example of a journaling card + washi tape.

In a Creative Bubble products: Travelogue cards no.1 (yellow card), Spellbound cards (green card), Today cards (blue dotted card)

Other products used:

Happy Friday!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Studio Calico // Lost River

It's September and that means a new kit has been released at Studio Calico! The September kits are the perfect ones to transition into fall with lots of versatile patterns and a fun outdoors-y vibe. I used the September Lost River scrapbook kit to make three projects this month, and I just wanted to share them here today.

Wild & Free
This is a simple grid layout using the main kit and some of the coordinating printables. To add interest to the squares, I cut some of them in half and diagonally to feature different patterns. I really like how it turned out :)

I used both the scrapbook kit and the Fountain Square add-on for this layout. I punched out the gold dot paper with my 2" circle punch and it adds some whimsy to this star background paper.

GO (mini)
I was inspired by the mini envelopes in the scrapbook kit and used them to make a mini-book documenting my trip to Europe this past summer. I kept everything really simple and will have a tutorial on the SC blog later this month!

As always, there are monthly scrapbook, documenter and planner workshops for more inspiration with the kits and I'm excited to announce that I'm teaching the documenter workshop this month!

In the workshop I'll be sharing three pocket page spreads, process videos and some inspiration on using the kit. There's also a digital printable I've designed just for this workshop so I hope you check it out :)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Shoppe Update

Hey everyone! I'm squeezing in one more shoppe update this month before August ends, and it's a good one. I've got some new travel-themed cards, a much-requested destination (Japan!!), and some everyday designs that I hope you find fun and useful for your projects. There are five new journaling card sets and four digital stamp sets that are joining my previous release (earlier this month) in the new section of my shoppe. See them all over there or continue reading below as I talk a bit about each set.

Celebrate Journaling Cards
I've been thinking a lot about parties these days since I have a lot of friends and family members with summer birthdays, and that led me to design these cards with a 'celebration' theme in mind. Confetti cards, a little birthday cake, and even a balloon dog...who's excited for a party? :) This set is perfect for documenting all those happy little details and the reasons for celebrations, whether it be a birthday, an engagement or perhaps a baby shower.

Celebrate Digital Stamps

Click Journaling Cards
I am definitely a photography enthusiast and I enjoy taking photos in all occasions. I'm sure we all are, since photography plays a large part in our hobby of documentation and memory keeping :) These cards are pretty versatile and can be used for lots of everyday memories, whether they be taking selfies, photographing simple moments, or capturing the world around you. I had fun using both my own handlettering and clean fonts on these designs!

Click Digital Stamps

Journey Journaling Cards
Though I'm a big fan of color, there are times when I want to use black and white cards on my PL spreads and mini-album pages. Black and white designs are super versatile and go with everything! These b&w travel-themed cards are perfect for those moments where you want clean and classic designs that won't detract from your photographs. I foresee myself using these cards a lot on my own projects.

Journey Digital Stamps

Japan Journaling Cards No.1
Japan was one of the most requested destination themes and I'm so happy to finally release these in my shoppe! Honestly, this destination has always been on my to-do list but I had way too many ideas and it was hard to narrow them down. I finally stopped putting it off and got to work designing some cards that I thought would represent some of my favorite things about this beautiful country. It's no secret that Japan is my favorite escape! In this set, you'll find some things I illustrated and my personal favorite is the card with the kokeshi dolls. I couldn't resist adding little details like the patterns on their kimonos :)

Japan Journaling Cards No.2
Like I said, soooo many ideas for these Japan cards! Of course I had to make a second set ;) This set has some more little illustrations, like the bowl of ramen and the sushi. (I love Japanese food!) I also drew a castle icon on one of the cards - perfect for those castle visits! I've been three castles myself - Osaka Castle, Kanazawa Castle, and Kumamoto Castle....with a bunch more on my to-visit list!

Japan Digital Stamps

That's a wrap for my August updates! I hope you like these new designs! Which destination would you like to see next? I'm slowly crossing stuff off my list and would love some ideas on the cities/places you'd like to see in my shoppe. Aside from that, please continue to tag me on instagram at @inacreativebubble whenever you use In a Creative Bubble products on your projects. I love seeing them in use! Thanks for your support - happy Tuesday. xo.