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:
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!