Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Shop Update

Hey everyone! Today I'm sharing the November In a Creative Bubble release with you, and it's a good one :) I am also trying something new and to celebrate the new release this month, each of these items have a 50 cent discount for today only - eg. the $4.50 journaling cards are $4.00 today. After that, they'll go back to their respective regular prices tomorrow.

Here is a look at what is new this month:

Cozy Journaling Cards
With fall comes rainy weather and shorter days, things that inspired me to create a set of cards that could be used for documenting those warm and cozy moments at home. I'm really happy with how these cards turned out and I hope you like them too :)

Cozy Digital Stamps

Homemade Journaling Cards
Awhile back on Instagram, I had asked for suggestions for topics to cover, and several people mentioned they'd like cards on cooking/baking. I thought this was such a great idea! I like creating food themed designs but this is actually my first time focusing on home cooking. I hope you find these cards useful for documenting your adventures in the kitchen! I think I'll be printing a couple of extra cards for documenting Thanksgiving (I'm sooo behind on Project Life!) and the upcoming holiday season as well. There will definitely be lots of eating/dinners/potlucks involved over the holidays ;)

Homemade Digital Stamps

Gather Together Journaling Cards
This set of cards is a nod to Thanksgiving, which happened last month in Canada and is coming up next week in the US. I did want to keep most of the phrases quite general though so that you can use these cards to document a variety of events or moments in your life and not just specifically the Thanksgiving holidays. I love it when card sets are versatile; that means you can get more uses out of them!

Gather Together Digital Stamps

Yes Journaling Cards
It is always fun to design a new set of black and white cards, and this set was no exception. I chose an everyday theme so that these cards can be used for a variety of projects. Simple and clean, just the way I like them! I decided to leave the 'today's adventure' circle blank so you can use it as is or perhaps fill the inside with a piece of chipboard, wood veneer or sticker :)

Yes Digital Stamps

3x8 Autumn Journaling Cards
I was blown away by your enthusiasm and love for the 3x8 holiday cards (thank you!), and I have been getting requests for more designs in this size. I am happy to comply because I think this is such a fun size to play with and use, either as inserts in a mini album or as the size of your mini book itself! So here is an autumn themed set of 3x8s, full of everyday sentiments and fall-themed phrases and icons. I hope you like them!

As always, thank you so much for your continued support of In a Creative Bubble. It brings me great joy and is definitely an honor to see my products used in your memory keeping projects. Please continue tagging me @inacreativebubble or using the hashtag #inacreativebubble on IG to show me your creations; I love seeing what you're making! Oh, and one quick reminder that there are a few things in the Last Chance section of the store that will be retired at the end of the year (crazy how fast that seems). Thank you for visiting and happy Tuesday! xo.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Shop Update // Make Merry Collection

Happy October everyone! There are exactly 84 days until Christmas and it's just crazy how fast this year is passing by. I normally wait until the beginning of November to release the In a Creative Bubble holiday collection, but I decided to go ahead and release it a month early since I know many people like planning ahead for the holidays. Today I'm introducing Make Merry, a bright and happy collection that is perfect for documenting all the merry moments and stories during the most wonderful time of the year. Along with this collection, I'm also releasing two additional card sets that  I'm super stoked about. Find all that's new in the store over here. As with every IACB collection, I've also set up a bundle for the entire Make Merry collection. There is a small discount and bonus cards with the purchase of the entire collection :) Win win!

Let's take a look at what's new with this holiday release:

Make Merry Journaling Cards No.1

Make Merry Journaling Cards No.2

Make Merry Journaling Cards No.3 
Make Merry Filler Cards No.1
Lots of little details, like the 'holiday' in my handwriting, a tiny illustrated deer, and my favorite card - the ornaments!

Make Merry Filler Cards No.2
More illustrations + my handwriting for this set of filler cards. I'm a bit obsessed with the nutcracker! I love how he turned out.

Make Merry Elements No.1
You know I love my circles ;) I think these pieces can be perfectly paired with those page protectors that have the 2" slots.

Make Merry Elements No.2
A mix of tickets, tags, tabs, and labels...this set is awesome for decorating your photos and cards. There's room to jot down notes on several of them, and the smaller banners and tabs make the perfect little touch for completing a page :)

Make Merry Digital Stamps No.1

Make Merry Digital Stamps No.2

As I mentioned, aside from the Make Merry collection, I'm releasinig  two additional holiday card sets. Here they are:

Classic Holiday Journaling Cards
I love black and white cards because I find them so versatile and easy to use. This set has a fun mix of script and simple + clean typography that together, make up a lovely set to document the holiday season. If you're looking for more b&w holiday cards, you can also check out the Holiday prompts cards I released last year :)

3x8 Holiday Journaling Cards
Finally, there is a brand new set of 3x8 journaling cards! I'm super excited to have these tall and skinny cards because I love using 3x8 pockets as inserts in my December Daily album. Often times, I may have a 3x8 photo I want to use but nothing to put on the backside of the page protector, so these cards are the perfect solution since there is a good mix of filler cards and journaling cards.

And that's a wrap for my Holiday release this month :) I hope you like them! I plan on using these cards and elements + my stash + one of the new Ali Edwards DD albums for my December Daily this year. I need to finish my 2016 DD first though, ha!

Thank you for your continued support and if you use In a Creative Bubble products in your work, I'd love to see! Shoot me a link or tag @inacreativebubble / #inacreativebubble on Instagram. Happy Monday! xo.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tokyo 2017 Travel Mini

I've been terrible at blogging lately, but thought I'd pop in and share some of my favourite pages from one of my recent completed mini books. You can see a little flip through of this Japan album over here on Instagram.

Some quick notes about supplies:

  • Everything I used was stuff I already had on hand, meaning I didn't buy any supplies or products specifically for this book. 
  • The album and page protectors were purchased awhile back at Michaels and they're from Project Life/Becky Higgins.
  • The majority of the journaling cards I used are printable cards from my store, In a Creative Bubble. In particular, I used the Explorer collection (especially the prompt cards!), Jetsetter cardsIn the City cards, and the Ticket elements. I have a selection of Japan themed designs in my store as well, but I designed the most recent sets after making this mini and I used some the old ones for other projects and forgot to reprint the cards when making this book! Oops. 
  • The supplies and embellishments I used are things from my stash, and they're mostly from Studio Calico and Gossamer Blue.
  • My favourite travel stamp sets to use are from Everyday Explorers!
  • Washi tape + Japan themed stationery were all purchased in Japan. 

Now here are some of my favourite pages in this mini album :)

Starting the book off with a simple page documenting the reason for this trip as well as how we got there. I didn't have any photos to use so I added ephemera - my plane ticket (folded in half) and my metro ticket. The 'seeker of adventure' card is from this set but I customized it by adding a sticker of Mt Fuji in the middle.

The Traveler's Factory store in Tokyo Station has the coolest stamps of all the different Japanese prefectures! I stamped them on scrap paper in the store, then came home, scanned + resized them, and then reprinted them on kraft paper to create an insert for my album.

More photos + journaling + stamping. When I make travel minis, I like to keep things fairly simple and clean with just some thoughtful intentional embellishments. The green card is from this set and is originally a 4x6 card; I just cut it in half to fit the pocket.

I like including bits and pieces outside of the page protectors as well. Here, I hole punched and added a shipping tag between this spread. The front has some tiny banners and sticky notes, sewn straight through the middle. On the back, I glued a little piece of paper that listed our hotel info.

I loved playing with pops of yellow on this blue hued page. The Adventure Log card is from this set and I added a sticker and my journaling on it. On the striped yellow card, I added some ephemera (the green fabric sticker, from the one day tour we went on) and a few coordinating circle embellishments.

Full page photo ftw!

I decided to add this admission ticket in between my spread so I wouldn't have to cut it down. In one of the rooms at the museum, I was given a sheet of stickers to stick on the wall as part of the installation, and I stuck the extras on the back of the ticket :) Love how that turned out!

Another full size photo! :) I added one of my vintage inspired tickets and a few little embellishments to the 6x8 picture.

Explorer cards + 'around the neighborhood' photos + little details. I layered a little tanuki sticker on an Explorer circle tag, then handstitched that on a map card from this set.

The 'today's adventure' is a digital stamp from this set :)

At the end of my album, I included a kraft paper bag and any extra bits of ephemera I wanted to keep. On the back of the bag, I used a few strips of Japan themed washi tape.

And that's a wrap! I still have a ton of travel minis I want to make but I'm happy to have completed at least one off the list. Thanks for looking!