Yes, the 26th of April and we've had over 10 inches of snow in the past 24 hours!?! Church was even cancelled this morning! I don't recall that ever happening before?!! But it did give me some time to work on my circle journal....
My circle journal is a place where I plan to journal about verses and thoughts that God gives me as He inspires me to do so. When I work on my journal I'm not working with any one company's craft supplies (usually most posts are mainly SU)...instead I'm working with whatever captures my heart in my stash in the moment...
It's a work in progress, but here's a glimpse so far...the cover:
I used the back-to-back binding method for this journal and left off a spine because of how I want to display it (see below). I still plan to paint the spine in gold or silver to finish it off, but this is where I'm at on this snowy day...
...and below is how I plan to display it...
The pages & tags will be filled in as I said when God inspires me with a verse or word:)
There are a few things on SU's retiring stamps list that surprised me because they are all time favourites of mine like:
- dictionary & postcard background stamps!
- chalk talk & the coordinating framelits!
- postage due stamp set
- apothecary accents framelits
- that's the ticket stampset & coordinating die!!!
I can't imagine getting rid of any of the items above, they are staples in my stash:) There may be other retiring items that I will eventually sell off, but not these:)
Today my card features the that's the ticket stamp set and coordinating punch (I also used some color shine goodies & mint color shine from HS:) It was a dear friend's birthday earlier this month & this was the card I had made for her:)
Today I'm sharing a card I made using Heidi Swapp's color shine line for a very special birthday celebration this weekend:) The stampsets I pulled out for this card fro SU were: Tag Talk (and the coordinating punch) and 'And Many More". Inks used were pool party, stazon black and blushing bride.
This weekend I finished an album of my 2014 Instagram favourite pictures using the So You Project Kit from SU. The kit can be found on page 42 of the Occasions Catalog. You'll notice that my album looks completely different than the one SU has featured. That's one of the things I like about it, the versatility. I had so many instagrams from 2014 that I wanted to put in the album that I didn't create many pages that were just decorative...almost all of them are 4x4 photos:)
Above is just a sample of what is inside. you can stamp right on pictures, but what I prefer to do & what I did here was to stamp on window sheets and then insert them on top of the picture. 4x4 blank window sheets are included in the kit. I stamped using several favourite stamp sets I have, but what's important to remember is to use stazon ink when stamping on window sheets (or pictures)...it's solvent based so won't smudge off once dry:)
How about you? What have you done with your instagram pictures? I know so many people who never get their pictures off their phone/camera these days, so I'm issuing a challenge, print your pictures! ...and then put them in an album or memory file or some kind of project & show me:) My favourite way to do that is with Project Life these days & this project kit was like a mini version of that sized perfect for 4x4 pictures only, but there are lots of options with Project Life for all sizes of pictures! My favourite two are the Let's Get Away card collection (see Occasions Catalog) and the Love Story card collection (see Annual Catalog). Pocket memory keeping is definitely the may much of my scrapbooking has gone in the last year or two & it seems to be a staying trend in the industry too!:)