Serendipity notebooks + printing on vellum

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I love notebooks.

I typically carry a notebook with me wherever I go, and I’ve accumulated quite the stash of notebooks over the years.

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For my post on the One Little Bird blog this month, I put together these notebooks using the pretty patterns and happy colors from the Serendipity collection.

I even printed on vellum (yay!), and had so much fun combining digital and more traditional supplies from my stash.

You can read all the details of my project here. Have fun!

Friday Favorites no. 068 | links from the week

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I am enjoying this less stressful week and hoping things stay that way this summer. Regardless, I’m looking forward to not doing much this weekend besides hanging out and maybe, squeezing in some scrapbooking and wrapping up some assignments.

Have a good one, guys xx.

Life is often full and busy. But I like to take time to enjoy some of my favorite things. So Friday Favorites is a weekly series where I share my favorite(s) for the week. Check out my other Friday Favorites here.

Project Life | Collecting memorabilia

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Admittedly, I am quite a pack rat and I love collecting memorabilia, whether it’s while traveling overseas or going on adventures even in my own city.

Collecting memorabilia is definitely one of my favorite parts about going anywhere.

Include memorabilia in your Project Life albums

I used to just end up with piles of paper with no where to put them. But now, I love that Project Life gives me a place for all the paper I collect (and a legit reason to keep collecting too, because they’re part of the memories!).

So naturally, I’m always looking out for different things I can include in my albums.

Right now, I’ve amassed quite a few favorites that I love to collect and include.

10 types of memorabilia to include in Project Life:

1. Postcards
2. Movie/concert tickets
3. Ticket stubs from trains/planes/buses
4. Coasters
5. Name cards/business cards
6. Maps
7. Brochures
8. Receipts
9. Price tags
10. Handwritten notes/cards

Most of the memorabilia I collect is free or pretty easy to come by. When I go on vacation, I sometimes end up paying a small amount to purchase a postcard or some sort of souvenir.

Include memorabilia in your Project Life albums

Sometimes I end up with tons of paper (yay!). Other times, uhm, not so much.

Include memorabilia in your Project Life albums

Next time you visit a place, look out for memorabilia you can take along with you, and save a piece of that experience in your scrapbook.

Do you like collecting memorabilia? What are your favorite types to collect? Share with me in the comments!

Friday Favorites no. 067 | links from the week

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This week’s edition of favorites comes to you a little later than usual, but here they are nevertheless.

I’m staying busy with lots of fun things happening this weekend! I hope you enjoy it celebrating Mom this Mother’s Day.

Life is often full and busy. But I like to take time to enjoy some of my favorite things. So Friday Favorites is a weekly series where I share my favorite(s) for the week. Check out my other Friday Favorites here.

Count your blessings, name them one by one

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Things have been busy around here as I wrap up the spring term, celebrate birthdays, and make plans for summer school, amidst other activities.

And with so much going on, it’s easy to get stressed out and a little frustrated/worried/frazzled sometimes.

Especially after reading Ali’s post, I thought today, now, would be a perfect time to remind myself of all the things I’m thankful for at this point in my life.

23 things I’m thankful for:

  1. I’m thankful for family dinners.
  2. I’m thankful for projects and assignments that keep me busy.
  3. I’m thankful for nights of good rest.
  4. I’m thankful for laughter and inside jokes.
  5. I’m thankful for down-to-earth friends I can connect with.
  6. I’m thankful for opportunities to trust and learn and grow.
  7. I’m thankful for the convenience of technology.
  8. I’m thankful for encouraging professors who make my college experience what it is.
  9. I’m thankful for creative outlets.
  10. I’m thankful for air-conditioning on warm evenings.
  11. I’m thankful for the newness of mornings.
  12. I’m thankful for rain.
  13. I’m thankful for the bonds of family that hold us together so, so tightly.
  14. I’m thankful for my faith that keeps me grounded.
  15. I’m thankful for the amusement of sing-aloud sessions.
  16. I’m thankful for the strengths of my ESFJ personality. And also for its weaknesses.
  17. I’m thankful for challenges that make me stronger.
  18. I’m thankful for people who are willing to tell me the hard things.
  19. I’m thankful for grace, mercy, love.
  20. I’m thankful for situations that train me to look past the surface.
  21. I’m thankful for the hope, excitement and anticipation of possibilities.
  22. I’m thankful for people who are willing to listen.
  23. I’m thankful for the gift of life.

Monday Favorites no. 066 | links from the week

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With all the fun happenings from (inter)National Scrapbook Day this past weekend, I decided to save my favorite links for today instead.

The upside is that you get a double dose of favorites this week!

I can’t believe we’re into the second week of May already. But I’m excited about the new week ahead and new opportunities to get work done.

Let’s go.

Life is often full and busy. But I like to take time to enjoy some of my favorite things. So Friday Favorites is a weekly series where I share my favorite(s) for the week. Check out my other Friday Favorites here.

National Scrapbook Day 2015 | blog hop with Kellie Stamps

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Welcome to the National Scrapbook Day Kellie Stamps blog hop and stamp challenge!

Scrapbooking is such a huge part of my life and I love that it gets an entire day to itself (:

To celebrate National Scrapbook Day this weekend, Kellie and the Kellie Stamps Design Team, together with Jessica from Color Cast Designs is having a blog hop where we’re sharing fun stamping techniques with you all. Best of all, we’re having a bunch of stamp giveaways!

EXCITING NEWS : Today, Kellie is starting a pre-order for the May stamp releases, Today and Outline It.  There is more – for this weekend ONLY you can use the code : NSDAY2015 for 10% OFF your order, until Monday 4 May at midnight, AEST.

WANT TO WIN A STAMP SET?  We are giving you three chances to try winning a stamp set for yourself!

Here’s how:

  1. Take part in the blog hop. To do this, hop along to each blog on the list below, leave a comment on each Kellie Stamps National Scrapbook Day blog post.
  2. Join our challenges by copying one of the stamping techniques shared by a design team member. Projects must be NEW, no linking to old blog projects. Once your projects are complete, add your link to the linky at the end of the blog post. Links can be to blog posts or images from instagram.
  3. ALL of the above.

You have till midnight AEST on Monday 4 May to take part in both the blog hop and the challenge.

Today, I’m sharing these fun stamped cards using the new Today and Outline stamp sets from May (Don’t forget to pre-order!).

Stamp repeatedly to create fun patterns that can be used as-is or as backgrounds

I’ve always loved stamping. And I naturally gravitate towards just stamping with black ink. But recently, I’ve fallen in love with colored inks. So I decided to combine my love for stamping and colored inks to create these cards.

Stamp repeatedly to create fun patterns that can be used as-is or as backgrounds

For the thank you card, I used the alphas in the Outline stamp set and highlighted Thank You with a different color. The Hello card uses arrows from the Today stamp set to create a muted pattern that can be used as a background.

Stamp repeatedly to create fun patterns that can be used as-is or as backgrounds

I picked my favorite dye ink colors for the Love card and just stamped repeatedly. I did the same thing for the Today card and just switched up the colors.

YOUR CHALLENGE: Use colored inks (any color but black) + a repeated image to create a stamped pattern that can be used on its own or as a background.

Stamp repeatedly to create fun patterns that can be used as-is or as backgrounds

Now, here’s the fun part! Check out all the ladies taking part in the blog hop here :

Amelia | Blog | @ameliawritesblog (You’re here!)
Awbree | Blog | @awbreecaton
Debra Blog | @dptuffy
Jen | Blog | @jecarl
Jennifer | Blog | @sunlightandair
Jodie Blog | @polkadotcreative
Juli | Blog | @julimakesthings
Pepper Blog | @pepper_creations
Rachel Blog | @scrappinlove
Jessica Blog | Shop | @colorcastdesigns
Kellie Blog | Shop | @giveagirlablog

Happy National Scrapbook Day! I can’t wait to see what you create.

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