Monday, October 28, 2013

Recently, I’ve transitioned into making 8.5x11 layouts. I don’t think I’ll completely convert to this size, because I just love the freedom and space of a 12x12, but the smaller canvas is just a little challenge for me that I think is fun. It also means I can document lots of “smaller” things without fear of using too much stuff or taking up too much space (I’m legitimately afraid that within a few years, my scrapbooks are going to take over my apartment… tell me I’m not the only one who feels like this!!)

I decided to make a “Currently” layout. I haven’t done many of these before, because I include a lot of this stuff in my Project Life, but I just felt like showcasing it a bit more this time and making it onto its own layout. I’m also in a place right now that I really want to remember because I’m working my first co-op job, which will be over in just two months, and I want to remember the little things about life right now! Of course, I just had to take this opportunity to use the “Life Right Now” journaling card in my latest free printables. Then I decided to use this sketch by Elle’s Studio:

I really took to heart the advice that Glitter Girl gave in one of her most recent episodes to really use products you love on this page, as that gives another glimpse into your life right now. I cut into some of those beautiful papers from the Carta Bella “Hello Again” Collection, and finally used some cute chipboard from My Mind’s Eye “Cut and Paste.”

Instead of using mist like in the sketch, I decided to sprinkle little journaling spots around the page – love how Karen Grunberg always pulls this off so beautifully, so I thought I would give it a try. I think it works especially well for the bullet type journaling I had for this page.

So there’s my quick little layout of my life right now. Don’t forget to document yours! Life changes so fast and it’s important to include those little moments that make your life what it is. Sometimes, when I know I don’t have time for a full layout about it, I’ll still jot things down in my notebook or on my phone, so I can still look back on it in the future! Oh, and I'll be entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge, as anything goes this week!!

Before I leave you today, I also wanted to share some exciting news – I’m going to be contributing a guest post on the RUKristin Papercrafts blog for her Holiday Extravaganza!!! If you haven’t heard of this yet, be sure to check it out. It’s going to be fun and packed with awesome crafter contributors, so mark those dates on your calendar!!

Happy Monday, and have a great start to your week!!

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  1. Great idea to make letter size layout's! Wonderful design! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  2. Such a gorgeous layout! Love the beautify clean look. :)


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