Tuesday, 24 June 2014

laying it out | art journaling, kind of

A few weeks back we had a conversation on the P&Co forum about scrapping who you are, and not only what happens to you in life. I have been thinking about it for a while, and to hear other scrappers' points of views and feelings was valuable to me.

I haven't really felt that art journaling was something for me. Mostly because I couldn't identify with the style that most art journalers keep to. The drawn girls and the bright colours just aren't my style. But as it was pointed out, art journaling doesn't have to be just that. it can be whatever you want; the point is to journal your thoughts and feelings.

So I am giving it a try. So far I have made two layouts.
I am sharing them here today with much humility. Both because the topics are very sensitive and humbling and because it's a style that I don't feel completely confident with.

 photo sppco_140611_lindaroos_iamenough.jpg
(Supplies: Heart Art: Value Bundle #3, Heart Art: Be Brave, A Fine Life: Frames by Sugarplum Paperie, A Lifetime by Karla Dudley, Far And Away | Elements by Gennifer Bursett)

 photo adpco_140620_lindaroos_enjoylife.jpg
(Supplies: A Story Captured Vol 7 by Anita Designs, Heart Art Masquerade, Heart Art On the Edge by Sugarplum Paperie, Julep by Gennifer Bursett, Stamp Press Life, Life 365 The Butterflies by Karla Dudley, Some Kind of Wonderful by KimB's Designs)

Do you scrap who you are? How do you go about it?

Monday, 23 June 2014

project life | mid summer weeks

I know, friends, I have been gone for too long! I needed the break to be honest. It's been a tough couple of weeks around these parts so I have tried to minimize my online time.

I do have layouts to share, and also photos from a couple of photo walks around my hometown. But for today, I am sharing my Project Life pages from the past two weeks. Lots of colour in these layouts! I think that goes with the season; with blue skies, lots of flowers, veggies and berries. We don't have those kinds of colour during winter in Scandinavia!

 photo 93_bhpl_lindaroos_140609_l_web.jpg
(Supplies: Becky Higgins Project Life Stampin Up Happiness Is, In Stitches Neutral Basics by Robyn Meierotto, Homebody by Shannon McNab, Bright Side Of Life by Anita Designs)

 photo 94_bhpl_lindaroos_140609_r_web.jpg
(Supplies: Becky Higgins Project Life Stampin Up Happiness Is, In Stitches Neutral Basics by Robyn Meierotto, Homebody by Shannon McNab, Bright Side Of Life by Anita Designs)

 photo 95_bhpl_lindaroos_140616_l_web.jpg
(Supplies: Becky Higgins Project Life Enjoy Life, Becky Higgins Project Life Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party, Becky Higgins Project Life Maggie Holmes, Becky Higgins Project Life Coral, Becky Higgins Project Life Midnight, Life 365 Buttons,  In Stitches Neutral Basics by Robyn Meierotto, Homebody by Shannon McNab)

 photo 96_bhpl_lindaroos_140616_r_web.jpg
(Supplies: Becky Higgins Project Life Stampin Up Playground, Becky Higgins Project Life Coral, Becky Higgins Project Life  Midnight, Becky Higgins Project Life  Just Add Color Overlays, Life 365 Buttons,  In Stitches Neutral Basics by Robyn Meierotto, Homebody by Shannon McNab)

Monday, 9 June 2014

project life | week of june 2

As we entered a new month last week, I also got closer to the one year mark of doing Project Life. My plan has all along been to make an album consisting of pages from July 29th 2013 to August 3rd 2014. So I only have two months to go until I can finish it off and order my album. I am so excited to see it in real life and hold it in my hands!

This week's pages are made with the new Project Life Stampin' Up Happiness Is kit. I really like the colours and designs of this kit, not so cutesy and a bit more sophisticated. Just my style! I also love that there are brushes included in the kit. The top left card of the right page is made with the stamps.

 photo 91_bhpl_lindaroos_140602_l_web.jpg

 photo 92_bhpl_lindaroos_140602_r_web.jpg
(Supplies: Becky Higgins Project Life Stampin' Up Happiness Is, Bright Side Of Life by Anita Designs, Life3 65 Buttons by Karla Dudley, In Stitches Neutral Basics by Robyn Meierotto, Homebody by Shannon McNab)

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

project life | last two weeks of may + digi how to | tracking supplies

I really like these two weeks' pages. Mostly because I had two quite good weeks. I had more moments of feeling good than what has been usual for me in the past year. I also like that I managed to get some really colourful photos. Thanking the weather for that, LOL!

 photo 87_bhpl_lindaroos_140519_l_web.jpg
(Supplies: Becky Higgins Project Life Amy Tangerine Plus One, Becky Higgins Project Life Heritage, Becky Higgins Project Life Music, Becky Higgins Project Life Midnight, Becky Higgins Project Life Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party, In Stitches Neutral Basics by Robyn Meierotto, Homebody by Shannon McNab, Life365 Buttons by Karla Dudley)

 photo 88_bhpl_lindaroos_140519_r_web.jpg
(Supplies: Becky Higgins Project Life Amy Tangerine Plus One, Becky Higgins Project Life Heritage, Becky Higgins Project Life Music, Becky Higgins Project Life Just Add Color, Becky Higgins Project Life Midnight, In Stitches Neutral Basics by Robyn Meierotto, Homebody by Shannon McNab, Life365 Buttons by Karla Dudley)

 photo 89_bhpl_lindaroos_140526_l_web.jpg
(Supplies: Becky Higgins Project Life Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party, Becky Higgins Project Life  Coral, Becky Higgins Project Life  Midnight, Becky Higgins Project Life  Heritage, Simply Adore You by Gennifer Bursett, In Stitches Neutral Basics by Robyn Meierotto, Homebody by Shannon McNab)

 photo 90_bhpl_lindaroos_140526_r_web.jpg
(Supplies: Becky Higgins Project Life Coral, Becky Higgins Project Life Midnight, Becky Higgins Project Life Just Add Color, A Lifetime Collection by Karla Dudley, In Stitches Neutral Basics by Robyn Meierotto, Homebody by Shannon McNab)

I had a question on how I keep track of what supplies I use. I learned this trick early on in my scrapbooking, and have stuck to it. I know that there are actions and plug ins that can help do the work for you, but I haven't looked into it mostly because this works for me. I don't claim to have the best and most effective way of keeping track, but yes, it works well for me.

I don't use an organising tool; I just keep my supplies in a folder for each kit. When I use something from one kit I copy the name of the kit and paste it into the file of the page. This is how I do it.

1. In Explorer, right click on the kit folder. Choose Change Name. Copy the name (Ctrl+C).
2. Go to Photoshop where the page you are working on is open, choose File and File Info (Alt+Shift+Ctrl+I).
3. Paste the file name in the description area. Click OK.

 photo ITM_screenshot_fileinfo_1.jpg

Once the file has been saved, you can see what you  have written in the File Info by, in Explorer, right clicking on the file, choosing Properties, and then going to the third tab called Information. It is possible to click and copy the text so that you can paste it anywhere you want to.

So that's it. Pretty simple, isn't it?