Wednesday, September 23, 2015

One Little Bird | Traveler’s Notebook Scrapbooking


Hi everyone!  I was on the One Little Bird blog yesterday with a hybrid scrapbooking project in my Midori traveler’s notebook!  I love documenting life on a smaller scale like this notebook.  I find this type of scrapbooking easy to do and not at all intimidating.  Today I'm documenting a day off with my husband Todd to have lunch at the Hotel Del Coronado.  Going to lunch there has been a summer tradition for us for quite a few years now.

My first spread is about our tradition of going to lunch at the Hotel Del Coronado.  I used 2x2 photos so that I didn't overwhelm the page.


I used a 4x6 journal card from Agenda journaling cards as my background for the photo and my diecuts and stamping.  I also used various embellishments from the Agenda Elements to sprinkle around the page.  Since this was a notebook, I wanted to keep my scrapbooking relatively flat, so using printable One Little Bird elements was the perfect touch for my page.  I also used various elements from Ready Set Go and Scoop.




My second spread was all about the food we had at lunch at the Hotel Del Coronado.  I kept it very simple with the photos and journaling as the focal points on the page.  I love the journal card from Nosh so much, it was perfect for my page.


I added in two drink stamps from the Summer Vacation stamp set that Peppermint designed for Studio Calico.


Chicken sandwich, and three types of tacos.  Yum yum!


Per our tradition, we had ice cream from Moo Time Creamery after our meal.  Moo Time is probably my favorite ice cream in San Diego.  Peppermint's Scoop journaling cards and Scoop elements were perfect for my spread in my notebook!




I hope you enjoyed a look at my approach to stress-free smaller-scale scrapbooking!

Products Used:  Agenda journaling cards, Agenda Elements, Ready Set Go elements, Nosh journaling cards, Nosh digital kit, Scoop journaling cards, Scoop elements.

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Friday, September 4, 2015

Cocoa Daisy | Summer Fun Pocket Pages


I’m the September guest designer at the Cocoa Daisy kit club, and I’m excited to show you a few pocket pages that I created with the September main scrapbook kit “Daydream”!  As you recall, I am documenting my summer fun with a Project Life 6x8 album this year.  I started the album in July and I’ve added a few pages.

This was a fantastic event we went to in July.  It was during the San Diego Comic Con and we rode the trolley into downtown.  We saw some awesome costumes!  We attended a concert by the San Diego Symphony Pops.  They showed the movie "Star Trek Into Darkness" and all the music score was played live by the symphony, coordinated with the movie!  It was really awesome and one of my favorite things we did this year.


The "San Diego Symphony" 6x8 page was a simple page with a stunning photo of the stage at sunset.  I layered two paper strips under the top and bottom of the photo. The flair button added dimension.


On the other two pocket pages, I included some patterned papers and Simple Stories phrase stickers.


I also stamped directly onto one of my photos using the OA roller stamps.  I'm a huge fan of those OA roller stamps!  I have several and they are just the right size and so convenient to add that little word art touch.


So now I’ve added a few more pages to my Summer Fun 2015 album!


Thanks for stopping by this week and taking a look at the projects that I created with the September Cocoa Daisy main scrapbook kit!

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Cocoa Daisy Scrapbook Page | Sun Kissed


I’m excited to be the September guest designer at Cocoa Daisy kit club!  Today I’m showing you another 12x12 scrapbook page I created using their September main scrapbook kit “Daydream”!

One of my favorite things to do, regardless of season, is to run at the beach.  I live in San Diego so I can do this any time of the year, although these photos were taken this summer. 


The sky was particularly blue that day, as was the ocean.


I cut up the triangular color blocks from the October Afternoon Heat Wave paper.  I thought that by cutting them up and placing them separately onto the page, it would create more visual interest.


I really liked the combination of the Simple Stories phrase stickers and the October Afternoon roller stamp to create words here and there that are at the same angle as the cut up papers.  Playing with angles is one of my favorite design tricks.



Thanks for stopping by!  I have three 6x8 pocket pages to show you later this week, using the Sept Cocoa Daisy kit.

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