Saturday, 19 March 2016

Project Life Catch Up | Agnus

Hi again :) Agnus here with another catch up post from my 2016 project life album. I am happy to have completed the final week of January, once again using the awesome Simple Stories 'Life in Color' collection from the store. 

A lovely friend recently asked me "how do I get my photos to match the products I am using?" and it made me think about my process and realise that because I document each year on a weekly basis  it is often hard to try and predict what sort of colours will appear in my photos, so instead of trying to plan my pages according to the pics, I will instead select a few key colours or patterns from my products that compliment several of the photos then repeat those colours across the pages to achieve a nice flow and allow you to pretty much make any range of products work in your albums. 

For these pages, I repeated the grey wood grain pattern as well as the teal crosses across the entire spread. I also used a few pops of red as well as my 'go-to' combo of bold black and white to help tie it all together. 

I am also mindful of which cards or accents are placed directly next to each photo and often spend a bit of time shuffling everything around until it all feels balanced. 

I used various pieces from the Sn@p! Card pack as the foundation for this spread and loved that this collection includes a variety of textures and I was able to use a mix of paper and card stock stickers with chipboard and enamel to create more depth on these pages. 

Stitching is always a good way to add some extra detail to your pockets, and the designs in this range were perfect for this.

I used a few simple paper and sticker layers to create a custom card for my journaling.

Simple Stories 'Life in Color' products from the store.

Friday, 18 March 2016

Leanne | 4x4 Mini Album Part III

Hello Sassy Friends! Welcome to Part III of my We R Memory Keepers mini album share! Today I will share the last few pages and all the in betweens of my beach themed mini! Starting with this super cute Candid Card from the Bella Blvd Molly collection. Not only does it have an anchor on it to reinforce my fun beachy photos, but the colour scheme works perfectly! Yay!

The reverse side of the candid card, reveals a cute heart pattern which I have left completely unembellished! eeek!

On the next few pages I've used two full 4x4" photos and the Hello Gorgeous Mixed Bag paper embellishments from My Mind's Eye.

The triangle banner stretches across white space in my photo and the "he said", "she said" paper dies have been placed to line up in a similar position on each photo.

The following pages have a small kraft paper bag insert. An embellishment from the Mixed Bag has been attached directly to the front, while a small tag has been slipped into the bag itself.

Beneath the bag is a final layer of Bella Blvd clear transparency.

From my stash, I've layered a Dear Lizzy Serendipity Watercolor word onto the outside of the pocket page. I've left it raw, as I love the brightness of the word against the darkness in the photo.

I once again added a few Fancy Pants Happy Place Brag Cards between the pockets, using similar colours from the tags to coordinate with the file card.

My final pocket page was filled with fun photos of my boys & niece. And one pocket was used just for embellishment purposes.

If you would like to see more of the patterned papers and collections I've used in making this project, please check out the shop via these links: My Mind's Eye | Hello Gorgeous & Maggie Holmes | Bloom.

Thanks for visiting..x

Sassy Supplies:

WRMK Faux Leather Instagram Albums Made Easy 4x4 Album - MintMaggie Holmes Bloom Flourish Paper 12x12 Maggie Holmes Bloom Hello Hello Paper 12x12

MME Hello Gorgeous Ashley Paper 12x12 MME Hello Gorgeous Chloe Paper 12x12 MME Hello Gorgeous Amber Paper 12x12

Happy Place Brag Cards 36/Pkg 3"X4"MME Hello Gorgeous Mixed bag with Gold Glitter 44pk  Molly Candid CardsWRMK Instagram Albums Made Easy Sleeve Protectors - 10 pack 2x2WRMK Instagram Albums Made Easy Sleeve Protectors - 10 pack 4x4Color Chaos Ice Confetti Transperancy 12x12

Friday, 11 March 2016

4x4 Mini Album | Part II

Hello Sassy Friends! Welcome back to Part II of my beach themed WeRMemoryKeepers 4x4 mini album! The soft colours from both the Maggie Holmes Bloom and My Mind's Eye Hello Gorgeous collections complemented my photos so well, I was doing a happy dance! All the elements came together way too easily.

As I shared last week, I once again added a few Fancy Pants Happy Place Brag Cards between the pockets and embellished both the front and reverse sides of them with simple elements from my stash - Dear Lizzy Serendipity Watercolor words...

and ...On the back I've fussy cut flowers from the Hello Gorgeous Ashley paper and added a pennant banner from the Hello Gorgeous Mixed Bag die cuts. A label sticker is the ideal spot to add the date from a roller stamp.

The mini 2x2 pockets had coordinating patterned paper added next to a cute photo and keeps the album from becoming too cluttered.

The next two pages have a clear transparency inserted to create that "peek-a-boo" effect. The die doily, cut from cardstock is layered with an paper die cut from the Hello Gorgeous Mixed Bag. The ampersand reminded me of the letter "E". E is for Ethan! LOL! My boy posing in the photo!

Also from the hello Gorgeous Mixed Bag are the fold-over tabs, which I've adhered directly to the outside of the pocket pages. I love the interactive element it gives to my little mini!

Finally, the last part of the mini I am sharing with you today, is a 4x4 photo collage. I've added these types of photos to my album because not only do they match the actual 2x2 mini pocket pages and back onto the former 4x4 Instagram photo, but they are a lot easier to create - less trimming involved and more album completion being upheld! *wink*

Thanks for visiting today. Come back next week when I share a few more pages!

Sassy Supplies:
MME Hello Gorgeous Mixed bag with Gold Glitter 44pkWRMK Faux Leather Instagram Albums Made Easy 4x4 Album - MintMaggie Holmes Bloom Flourish Paper 12x12  MME Hello Gorgeous Ashley Paper 12x12 MME Hello Gorgeous Chloe Paper 12x12  MME Hello Gorgeous Amber Paper 12x12Happy Place Brag Cards 36/Pkg 3"X4"  WRMK Instagram Albums Made Easy Sleeve Protectors - 10 pack 2x2 WRMK Instagram Albums Made Easy Sleeve Protectors - 10 pack 4x4  
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