Thursday, August 8, 2013


Life has been very busy recently. You know, I had always imagined that having a full-time job would be less stressful and that I’d have more free time while taking classes. Boy, was I wrong! I’ve been slowly adjusting, and trying to get back into a routine after our business trip last week (that was exhausting).

So in the free time that I do have (i.e. when I’m at work and need a break from datamining or whatever droning task I’m working on), I’ve been working on something very fun and cool – well, at least I think it is.

For those who don’t know, my all-time dream job is to be a designer for papercrafting/scrapbooking products. Kind of like Amy Tangerine or Kelly Purkey or Kristina Werner. Incidentally, those are some of my biggest role models ;). So I’ve been trying my hand at making some cool things – starting with something small and simple right now, just some 3x4 journaling cards, which I find are great for Project Life of course, but even for scrapbooking and cards. I’ve just completed my first sheet of these, and am so happy and excited to share them here with you today…. Oh, and did I mention that these will be FREE printables? Yeah, because I know how everyone loves freebies.

The plan is to do this hopefully every week, though I have a feeling it might be biweekly. Nothing is set in stone, but I really did enjoy making these, so I’ll definitely be doing more in the future.

Okay just a bit more and I promise I’ll show the journaling cards. I just wanted to walk you through my process a little bit… First, I explored on Pinterest and pinned a bunch of color combination inspiration photos. I eventually settled on this one:




Having the color scheme all chosen made things really easy, and I just played with a bunch of ideas I had and came up with these…. Ta daa!





I hope you enjoy them!! If you make a project with these, please do leave a comment with a link to it because I would love to see you using them! Or you can just let me know what you think or if you have any suggestions/requests. And if you post it online somewhere, a link back to this post would be really, really appreciated.

Until next time, have fun crafting!

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22 comments:

  1. These are great...I can see using these with the new carta bella line!! Thanks Michelle, keep the creativity flowing!

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    1. Ooo yes, I 've been eyeing that line!!

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  2. I love them! Great jog! I cant wait to see more!

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    1. Thanks, Brenshevia! Thanks so much for sharing with your friends - I really appreciate it! :)

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  4. Brenshevia shared your site with me, what awesome cards!!! Good luck in your design efforts!!

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  5. that you very much Michelle
    those PL cards look great !!
    Good luck for everything!!

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    1. Thanks Caro! If I remember correctly, you do digital PL, but I hope you'll be able to use them for other scrapbooking projects!

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  6. Oh, these are gorgeous! Beautiful job! Brenshevia shared your site with me! tfs

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    1. Aww thanks! I'm glad you like them :)

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  7. Fabulous!! Way to go working toward your dream! :-)

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  8. Wow! Do I relate to you or what? You have done an amazing job! I can sense a new bright designer rising in the paper-field! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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    1. Aww thank you so much!! You're so kind :) I'm glad you like them!

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  9. thank you so much : i love these ! I share the link here : https://www.facebook.com/LMIlesptitscadeauxPL?ref=hl and there : http://pinterest.com/lemondedis/project-life-freebies/

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