15 February 2017

Hello Lovely 2017

Hi All! Welcome to the Rose Blossom February 2017 Blog Hop featuring Close To My Heart's Hello Lovely Collection. If you've just arrived from the ever-inspiring Shelly Nemitz's blog Just One Pretty Piece, you're in the right place. If you're just starting with me, you can find a full list of participants here.

Here's a look at the Hello Lovely Collection. This Art Deco inspired collection might be my favorite so far!

Now on with today's project. I started out this paper crafting journey as a scrapbooker. But between keeping up with my family and wanting to spread my creative wings, I have really gotten away from it. Nevertheless, toward the end of 2016, I decided that I wanted to document each month of 2017. I didn't want a complicated daily narrative, just a snap shot of who I am and what I am thinking about or doing on a single day in the month. So on the 17th of each month, I take a photo or two that gives a little peek into my life on that day. So let's take a look at February:

Most months will be single page layouts, but it just so happens that on the 17th of this month I'll be at Disney World with my hubby. The kids have their own gig to attend over the long weekend, so it will be just the two of us. I suspect I will need two pages to document everything for that day, and I might just document the whole weekend! The 6x8 base layers for both pages are cut from Kraft Cardstock.

To create the pages, I started with a sheet of patterned paper from the collection cut to 5 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches. To that layer, I added a 3 3/4 x 5 7/8-inch piece of pattern paper at the bottom, and then adhered 3 different zip strips cut to 5 7/8 inches from the collection above the patterned paper. To created a smoother transition between the floral pattern and the zip strip immediately above it, I added a 5 7/8-inch length of Blush Shimmer ribbon that covered the seam. I cut a 4 1/8-inch square photo mat from Kraft Cardstock and popped it up toward the top of the page using foam tape. I then added a bow from the Blush Shimmer Ribbon to the right-hand edge of the page. To finish it off, I added my title using letters from the Hello Lovely Complements pack and "my" and "life" from the Journaling Prompts stamp set stamped in Desert Sand ink and then colored over in Gold Metallic Marker and outlined with a 0.03 Copic Multiliner. The arrow, "remember," and flag stickers are also from the Complements pack. I then adhered the entire page to its Kraft Cardstock base.

Here are some close ups of the page:

Page two was made exactly like page one. However I adhered Kraft Cardstock photo mats (cut at 3 1/8- and 2 1/8-inches square) directly to the page. I created a hidden journaling area using a 3 x 4-inch flip flap and a journaling card from the cut apart page in the collection. I added two stickers from the complements pack and a Kraft Cardstock mat to the journaling card and slid it into the flip flap. I then added two journaling cards from the Picture My Life Journaling Cards pack beneath the flap. Finally, I embellished the page with three more stickers from the complements pack.

Here's a look at the embellishments and journaling area:

And here's the layout in its album:

Once I get the pictures in place and the journaling finished, I'll make a slit in the page protector and feed the flip flap through it. That will allow the journaling to be read without having to remove the page from the protector or the album, and yet it will still remain hidden when you are just thumbing through the book.

And there you go! A scrapbook layout from me! I hope you enjoyed it and are inspired to document your own year. Now hop on over to Tweetscraps and see what the oh-so-talented Morgan Vogt has in store for your inspiration.

And have a wonderfully creative week!


  1. Ha, I knew it would be a layout when you gave us that little teaser. I love these and I love your idea of documenting your 2017! It is often hard for us moms to scrapbook ourselves so this is a really great way to do just that.

  2. Wow! What a great goal and accomplishment. The layout is stunning!

  3. What a fantastic idea to pick one day each month to hilight! Scrapbooking can be a bit overwhelming, but this is a method I think that could work for me! 😍 I love your February page-- gorgeous!-- and can't wait to see some of your Disney pictures!

  4. I love that you set this goal! And I love that you are going to fill it about yourself! The Everyday Life album is just the perfect size, isn't it?

  5. What a lovely idea for 2017 - and those gorgeous layouts get you off to a great start!

  6. I love your idea of scrapbooking just a snippet of your daily life each month! I used to scrapbook all the time, and have really gotten away from it, too.... but I think I could handle a project like this! Your spread is really beautiful, Kim! Such pretty papers and details, and lots of room for photos. Great job! And lucky you, going to Disney!

  7. Such beautiful pages. I love that you chose the 17th. I hope you'll share your pages with photos on them. I can't wait to see!

  8. I absolutely love this Kim! What a fabulous way to tell your story...love that you pick a day of the month to snap a pic. Hope you are having fun in Disney!!!