I don't really have walls in my scrap space. It's a storage closet kind of space with half walls/slanted ceilings. The door in and out of the space is the only full length space that I would deem a wall-ish area that I could decorate. So it goes...and here it is.
Your weekend inspo.
I think purple is one of those colors that gets loved or people are scared of it.
I've always loved purple. It's always been one of my favorite colors.
Yet...I don't have a lot of it in my closet and it's not very prominent in the scrap world.
So, I say YES to more purple in my life!
I made this layout on a whim thinking about how I should use more purple on my pages.
It's fun and unique and still blends well with the wintery feel of the photo.
I like it :)
What are your thoughts on purple? I'd love to know!! Link me up to your purple projects :)
I've been doing a good bit of playing around lately.
I love that no matter what comes my way that my creative outlet is always
there to get lost for a little while.
so, I generally script a bit or play with paints.
I remember finding Kal Barteski's work and immediately falling in love.
I also remember in the summer of 2012 that her script workshop (no longer available via her site) was going to be my very first present to myself for my birthday.
I honestly feel like it has been a gift to myself that keeps on giving.
It's like my soul food. :)
I've learned to embrace a more carefree side to my creations and my own
handwriting...I never really thought it was that great looking, ya know?
But then I remember Kal saying in one of her videos that she would laugh
when people would say that because you can totally work on it and change it
if you want to put forth the effort.
Lately, there probably isn't a day that goes by that I am not experimenting in some way.
I find quotes like this and replicate them.
or I find myself just practicing random words or names
my tools of choice are India inks and round tip brushes...there's a smooth flow in that combo for me.
so that is what is up around here lately with me.
I will have a new layout in the 2 Peas in a Bucket Garden soon. here's a little peek of what you will see...
WhenWilna does a class or workshop it is always, ALWAYS fabulous!!!
Once again, I am honored to be contributing to her latest LOVE mini workshop available NOW at Two Peas in a Bucket.
This workshop is not just about love around Valentine's day or just for February, but everyday "LOVE" ideas that you can share any time of the year! :)
What the workshop includes, 7 adorable projects as follows:
--5 mini albums
--2 card tutorials
*6 videos (2.5 hours total)
*43 file downloads (different file formats to suit everyone)!!! <--amazingly crazy="" good="" p="">*LOTS of free cut files for your Silhouette
*contributions by myself and fellow Garden Girl Stephanie Bryan
But you know what is even BETTER?!!
if you sign up for this class in the month of FebruaryONLY you will be entered in to win a Silhouette Portrait! :)
And if you want even MORE goodness, just sign up for the class via my affiliate link and you will get access to another little video + downloads to make this adorable mini album, also by Wilna.
What an amazing BONUS!
All you do is:
* CLICK HERE to buy the class.
* e-mail me the proof of purchase of the class to
* I will e-mail you the link for this adorable mini album!!
***This offer above for the mini album extra is only valid until midnight on FRIDAY FEBRUARY 7, 2014.
Sweet, loving goodness, right? ;)
Remember, giveaway for the BONUS class is good only until this Friday!
The Inspired series: telling your stories through art & design simply makes my heart sing!!!
You will also see me contribute to the other series as well over the course of the year in the form of either layouts or videos. We are truly diving into the heart of scrapbooking in such an authentic and meaningful way that can appeal to anyone, any style!
I am SO PSYCHED!!!
This layout will go into my "Simplify" album for 2014. I am pretty happy with how it's all starting out and coming together.
I hope you will head over to Two Peas in a Bucket to check out all of the details!
Thanks for stopping by :)
I've been exploring my One Little Word for 2014.
I've been letting it settle in and take hold of me, and it has felt good. so good.
I haven't rushed into creating something right away.
But this morning I decided that today would be the day that I start delving into the beginning of it all.
I knew I wanted to do something a bit different with my opening pages.
I have been collecting TONS of images and quotes on my Simplify and Inspiration boards on Pinterest.
I don't have to tell you that I fell in. LOVE. with what Kelly Purkey did as an opening page for her Project Life album this year. so much goodness. I loved how playful it was. The size she used, and how simple and clean it looked.
Find inspiration. Make it your own. Simple.
And this is what it became...my opening pages for my OLW album.
Thank you, Kelly Purkey for inspiring!! :)
My front and back with some add-ons, like my word scripted by me and also a calendar for January that I also made. This is as close to anything pocket page I will ever do, people!!!
The back page was meant to be very simple and clean. This photo of me is one that is very serene and simple and I have done well not to over analyze the heck out of it. There is my forehead in its glory, yes, but more so my overall expression is what pleases me. I am planning on maintaining all of the white space in those squares. It just doesn't need anything.
Here is the back page on its own: clean and classic.
The opening collage of photos was meant to be SUPER fun!!
And after being married to my husband for over 20 years he tells me he doesn't like the faces I make sometimes...what??!!! really?? Well...get over it! ha! I am a bit on the goofy side when you get to know me, and sometimes that means I make faces. Deal with it. :) I wouldn't want to change that about me for one second. otherwise, I am rather quiet.
YEAH inspo source.
I used watercolors to trace letters, then removed the letters. At first I thought I would fill in the outlines, but ended up liking it just like this. Add a typewritten word and 2014 and opening pages are done.
I am unsure how much of this project that I will actually share. Part of simplifying this year involves creating for me. I think there is a lot of value in that. And...editing and uploading photos and blogging about it, isn't always my favorite thing to do.
More than likely, you will see more snippets from me on any project I am into via my Instagram feed.
I know that script, black and white, and lots of interesting typography will be permeating all of my projects in 2014.