Thursday, March 26, 2015

Project Life 2015 | Plans and Intentions Part 2

Last Sunday I shared my plans for project life this year and shared my album. Today I'm going to share the supplies I'm using and also other projects 

The supplies 
Here are mainly some of the supplies I use in my album. I'm trying to keep it minimal and just do most of the work on my computer, especially using the layer templates and words overlay are so quick and easy. I'm loving the simplicity of how my album looks like now. 

The Digital Products 

Physical Products
- Silhouette die cut labels files
- little embellishments - metal clips/pins, wood veneers, cork shapes
- date stamps 

I cannot go without label in any spreads that i'm working on. They are ESSENTIAL! You know that right? You have to agree!

  • Studio calico color theory for stamping on journaling cards
  • Stazon (black , red and navy for the most part) for stamping on photos 
  • Sometimes gold and white for some finishing touches

(I will do a post on how I stamp on photos, I have been experimenting on how different inks work on canon selphy photos and persnickety prints photos)

Some Tips

Buying individual packages of 6x12 might give you less variety and also there isn't many configurations. Hence I decide to take the plunge and cut down all my large big variety packs of PL sleeves and make a bunch of sleeves that fits my 6x12 and they are of various designs. 

These are the inserts for my album, they are thinner than 6 inches and are of all sorts of configurations. Some of them are existing Becky Higgins Page designs, some of them are cut down from a 12x12 page protector. Here I have inserts that fit landscape 3x4's, portrait 4x6's and our all time favourite instagram squares 4x4's

Here I have a 6x12 that fits 6 pieces of portrait 3x4's

Getting dizzy with the numbers yet? Haha! Next I share some of the other scrapbooking projects that i'm going to tackle this year. Hopefully I get to share some of them as and when.

I'm keeping things simple this year. I had some unfinished projects that I'm still working on. 

Unfinished Project
  • Travel albums 
    • Adelaide 2014 - OA 6x9 album
    • Taiwan 2013 SC 6x8 handbook album
    • Taiwan 2014 SC 6x8 Handbook album

  • Childhood album - WRMK 12x12 album
  • OLW 2015 album 8.5x11
  • PL 2014 WRMK 12x12 
  • PL 2014 Dec 6x8 album 
Up coming projects
  • Taiwan 2015 
  • Adelaide 2015
  • PL 2015 6x12 album
  • Story 12x12 album - I'm currently gathering inspiration from AE story kits to scrapbook the stories of my life. I'm trying to pull photos and memories from over the years and combine them into a trend/pattern. This is also inspired by Stacy Julian Library of Memories / Photo Freedom system 
  • Photo books - Mainly for photos which I love from travel that might not necessary have important stories. Mainly going to print from Persnickety Prints or Artifact Uprising

That's all for now!
I will start sharing my Project Life spreads for Jan next week onwards :)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Project Life 2015 | Plans and Intentions part 1

Oh yes, I was inconsistent with my blogging, I gotta admit. But I'm still scrapbooking ! For real! And I'm really excited about my scrapbooking plans this year that I'm not sure if I can put it in words. I have the visuals :D 

Firstly, let me share with you the dilemma that I have at the beginning of this year. I shared this on the Paperclipping forum .

My Dilemma

It has been about 1.5 years since i scrapped a 12x12 page.

I'm currently shifting towards "only scrapping project life" . I like the way it keeps track of my life in a small format, a diary sort of, in a chronological order. Since then, I have not touch my 12x12 papers, using only kits from studio calico, or Becky Higgins PL kits. Also using digital journaling cards from The-Lilypad. I'm also becoming more and more of a hybrid scrapbooker influenced by Ali Edwards and Peppermint Granberg. So I journal on my computer, put them on the photos or journaling card and print them out. 

This makes me think of purging 90% of my scrapbooking supplies and just keep those little stuff for my Project life.

On the other hand I'm drawing more and more connections between events that keeps happening every year, and it makes me want to scrapbook the Stacy Julian library of memories style, where i scrapbook about the event across the year, finding those stories and meaning behind. I was thinking of scrapbooking this in the 12x12 format because I have still quite a few empty 12x12 albums not filled up . Furthermore I have projects in the 12x12 albums format that are not  completed (mostly chronological format)

And I couldn't bare to give up my mixed media supplies which I only use once in awhile (say once every 3-4months?!) I still have lots of interest in the painty , inky and misty stuff. Hence I don't bare to get myself to purge them all !

And then again, my PL in the 6x8 format really takes up lots of ALBUM SPACE! because it's so small and I like to print alot of photos and keep memorabilia, I end up having 3 albums for June 2014 to Dec 2014!!!

Anyone feeling the same dilemma as I do? Do you manage to resolve the conflicting interest? 

Okay, having put it out there, I now have resolved my conflicting interest and am a happy scrapper now! 

The Destash

Firstly, I did destash most of my supplies at home, I would say 40% maybe? And I gave away large storage items which I do not use anymore. I sold more than 50% of my 12x12 papers, 50% of my mist, 80% of my washi tapes ( I used to have say 250 rolls, now I only keep 40 of them), all of my ribbons, 80% of my embellishments, more than 50 stamps sets (but I still keep a lot of stamps because that's what I use a lot , I shall think of a way to sell more ) 50% of my PL cards (because I turn hybrid)

The album

Next, let me share with you my plans for Project Life :) My plan for Project Life this year is to use the 6x12 album. I had 2 of these WRMK Teresa Collins Gold Faux Leather album from last year, and I always couldn't figure out a way to use them, now they have a function! This size is completely new and interesting to me, but I have been loving it. Firstly because the album have the same thickness as a 12x12 album, so it house alot of the layouts, unlike my Simple stories 6x8 album. But at the same time, it is not as bulky as the 12x12, and just a little heavier than my 6x8. It still sits on my desk and it's still easily accessible and can be flipped through easily.

I will share more about what supplies I use and what are the plans for my other scrapbook projects in the next post :)

Monday, December 22, 2014

Project Life | November Pages 6 | What A Fan Girl Do 2

The fan girl continues her journey. 

Do you collect your coffee sleeve? Last time I kept an entire box of Starbucks sleeve, thinking i'm going to do soemthing about it, in the end , it's taking up too much space and I decide to forgot them. Today, i just keep those unique sleeves 

A fan girl went to the concert/fan meet

These are all the miscellaneous ephemera I collected this month. I simply have them stuffed into this pocket, with a transparency keeping the shape and some clips to prevent them from falling out. That way I can see both sides of the pocket and make most ephemera visible and removable! 

And that's all of my November pages. Thank you for stopping by ! I'm going to Taiwan tomorrow and I can't wait. I shall share some of my trip's pages in January! Hopefully I can finish them by then :D

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Project Life | November Pages 5 | What A Fan Girl Do

I turn fan girl recently. It's out of coincidence. Well, you can say so. My sister got hooked onto Running Man since forever, and I was always "criticising " on the show because I just don't get it. But after watching a few episodes, I got hooked on. I scrapbooked about it because it was a large part of my daily life recently. The stuff I watch rotates quite abit. Do you scrapbook about the shows you watch? Do share in the comments! 

These are some photos of the cast member I found online.

Added alot of journaling for this week. Somedays I find that if I do not have photos, I have more journaling. But when I do have the photo, I find that I have nothing much to talk about. Because the photo already speaks a thousand word for me. I tend not to describe the photo. I keep track of these journaling using an app called Evernote. It's MY EVERYTHING! I take note of almost everything inside, and it has become a big part of my organisation and work flow be it scrapbooking or work or daily life. It's convenient because I can write in it using my computer when I thought of something while working. I often find myself in deep thoughts the moments before i fall asleep. I will be too lazy to walk to my physical journal and turn on the lights to start writing. So I just grab my phone and type everything out. I type on the go on commute, while waiting in the queue and etc. CONVENIENT! I just copy and paste the journaling onto my photoshop template and send it to print!

Simple decoration of the cute business card from Whales and Cloud. The most unique cafe in Singapore I have ever been :) You can read on their review here and find their Facebook page here.

Thank you and till next time :D

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Project Life | November Pages 4 | Johor Bahru Cafe Hop

A few weeks ago, I went to JB with my friends for a cafe hop + KTV + Movie date. It was lots of fun when the cafe + coffee enthusiast come together. We took so many photos that I have 3 spreads for just one day! And here goes!

The "Adventure" card is my favourite! I love triangles and diamond shape. And the brush stroke words art is just awesome together :D You can find this template from The Lilypad and Paislee Press

Added a page protector with 2x2 pockets for all the food and coffee photo. Because there are too many of them, I choose the tiny size  :)

Added some puffy stickers on transparency and tuck it inside the pocket

Dedicated entire page to business card and other ephemera. I stapled the card to a transparency and slot into the pocket, since the transparency is of 3x4 size, it helps to keep the card in the pocket. And since the transparency is transparent (of course), I can see both size of the card no problem :D

Another photo flip, this time round, for more ephemera 

A note one friend scribbled during our trip because some of us get lost ! Such a fun thing to keep for future read haha!

This is my favourite photo of the entire trip, silhouette outside a huge cafe. Can you figure out what word is this?

Thank you for stopping by :D