Thursday, March 8, 2018

Spring Sale

It's daylight savings this weekend and while I'm not a fan of losing an hour of sleep, I'm definitely looking forward to the coming of spring, warmer temperatures, and hopefully, more sunshine! To celebrate spring, I'm running a sale this weekend at In a Creative Bubble. Simply use the code SPRING2018 to get 15% off your entire order :) Enjoy!

2018 Project Life // February

Hey everyone! I finished my February Project Life spreads this past weekend and wanted to share them here today. I'm going to try my best to stay caught up this year -we'll see how that goes!

This is my go-to formula for Project Life: an altered design A page protector (I've fused two 4x6 pockets in half to create extra 3x4 ones), two 4x6 photos + four 3x4 photos, printables/journaling cards, and a few embellishments here and there. Here's a look at my spreads this month:

In a Creative Bubble products: Heart cards (currently loving card, xo card), Snippets cards (yellow happy card), Recorded cards no.7 (small moments card)

My favorite ways to fill pockets when I don't have a lot of stories/photos are to use filler cards and to print out screenshots of the TV shows I'm watching :)

Once I've laid out my photos and journaling cards on my page protector, I normally look for a few embellishments to add to my spread. Chipboard shapes are my favorite! I really love how that XO card turned out with the tiny gold chipboard star in the O.

In a Creative Bubble products: National Parks cards (adventurous spirit card), Recorded Cards no.7 (today card)

I wanted to add some contrast to my spread so I chose this dark green filler card to pick up the bits of green in the photos. I also made sure I documented the Winter Olympics; we loved watching the games. I printed out a few screenshots from the Opening Ceremony and designed a simple journaling card to accompany it. I'll be sharing some freebies at the end of this post!

I added a few inserts to my Project Life album this month to document an art gallery visit. The 6x12 insert holds some additional photos I printed out. I also saved the promotional material from the gallery because I love Takashi Murakami's bright and happy sunflowers. That card went right into my album as well.

I'm contemplating creating a flip-up pocket with one of the photos, just so I can add some more notes about the exhibit. This 'art lover' card from my Here + There cards set would be perfect for that purpose. We'll see!

In a Creative Bubble products: Let it Snow cards no.2 (bear card), Heart cards (love card), Let it Snow digital stamps

Yup, more Olympics! I made a collage with some of my favorite moments/photos of the Games and printed it out as a 4x6 photo. Beside it, I created the flip-up pocket. The first card on top (which you can see in the above picture of the full spread) is the official Olympic logo for this year; I simply resized it to fit in a 3x4 card. When you flip up this card, I've added two more cards inside for my journaling. These cards are secured together with gold washi tape. I'm really loving how that turned out.

Here, I added a digital stamp to my snow photo for a bit of decoration.

In a Creative Bubble productsLet it Snow cards no.2 (blue details card), Bundle Up cards (let it snow card), Tasty cards (dark green B card), Let's Party cards (pink cheers card)

Decorated my filler card with some washi tape and a few snowflake stickers :)

That's a wrap for my February spreads! And here's the Olympic freebie...I originally made these cards for my own PL album and thought I'd share them with my fellow Olympic fans as well. As mentioned, the first card is the official logo, just shrunk down to fit a 3x4 card, and the other ones are simple designs with lots of room for journaling :) You can find them over here. Enjoy!

Thanks for taking a look and stay tuned for a spring sale at In a Creative Bubble ;) Happy Thursday! xo.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Shop Update

Hey everyone! Squeezing in the second In a Creative Bubble shop update for February before the month ends. There are seven new sets - four journaling card sets and three coordinating digital stamp sets. Find all the new products for February over here :)

Here's what is new this time around:

Homebody Journaling Cards
I've been wanting to make a set of cards for my fellow homebodies out there, and I came up with these designs that will be great for documenting stories at home. Opted for a softer color scheme this time around, just to switch things up!

Homebody Digital Stamps

Weather Journaling Cards
I decided to revist the theme of weather (you can find the Forecast cards I released last year) and this set has a mix of cards to document the actual weather as well as weather-related idioms and phrases. Whether you're feeling under the weather or on cloud nine, I've got some cards for you. These were super fun to make and I think my favorite is the raindrop card :)

Weather Digital Stamps

Here + There Journaling Cards
I've gotten various requests for cards relating to specific subjects such as museum visits or Broadway shows, but wasn't sure if I could come up with an entire set of cards for themes such as those. So I decided to make these 'here + there' cards, which are perfect for recording places around town that may not warrant an entire set of cards but are still fun to document. There are cards for theatre lovers, watching a sporting event, bookstore/library visits, days at a museum/art gallery, attending a concert etc. Lots of different places and options! :) I chose to keep these cards black and white for ultimate versatility and I hope you find these useful for your own projects.

Tasty Journaling Cards
Without fail, at least one food-related story makes its way into my Project Life spread each week. That's why I wanted to make some new food themed cards for those stories! I had too many ideas & food I wanted to include for this set so I'll probably make some more food themed designs later on :)

Tasty Digital Stamps

That's a wrap for February! Just one final reminder that the individual products from the 2016 Joyful holiday collection are in the Last Chance section of the store. They will be retired after Sunday, March 4th. The collection bundle is still in the shop for now, but I'm just making room in the shop to add new stuff :) Thanks for looking and as always, for all your support! xo.