New Release | Prix Fixe

I’ve added a new kit in my shop this week! I know that food photography gets a bad rap in a lot of circles, but this one is for all of you “foodies” out there who insist on snapping that quick photo before taking your first bite. It’s become something of a calling card for me when I’m out with friends, one of them will throw an arm out and say “Everybody wait! Peppermint has to take a photo first.”

Food photos (and pet photos) are an almost guaranteed “like” for me on social media, so I don’t know what all the fuss is about. Food photos also take up a lot of real estate in my Project Life® album, so it’s a wonder I don’t create more food themed products. The classic colors and food-inspired motifs in Prix Fixe are sure to inspire you to find a place in your scrapbook albums for your food photography, favorite haunts and most memorable meals.

Prix Fixe | Digital Scrapbooking Kit | One Little Bird

The coordinating Prix Fixe Journaling Cards include (6) 3 x 4″ journal cards that can be used on your digital scrapbook pages, as well as in your Project Life®/pocket page albums. The package contains individual PNG files, JPG files with bleed (for professional print shops – like Persnickety Prints) and printable PDF and PSD files.

Prix Fixe | Printable Journaling Cards | One Little Bird

If you saw my latest post on Canon 4×6 matte paper, then the Pro Printer cards with bleed are your bread and butter. The standard PNG cards are just a bit too narrow to fill the 6″ canvas. So I make two 3×4 rectangles, line them up side by side on my 4×6″ canvas, then clip the Pro Printer cards to them – centered. Works like a charm.


Early Bird Savings

Purchase Prix Fixe by 4/20/2014 and you’ll save 20% PLUS you’ll receive the Prix Fixe Journaling Cards free with your purchase.

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Product Crush | Canon 4 x 6 Matte Photo Paper

Canon 4x6 Matte Photo Paper | One Little Bird

I am completely obsessed with this Canon 4×6 Matte Photo Paper and I have to talk a little bit about it here because it’s a game changer/showstopper/life altering sort of thing if you like to print a lot at home for hybrid projects – especially Project Life® and other pocket-style albums. I ordered it with a little bit of trepidation worried that it might be similar to the matte photo finish used on photo lab prints, but it’s actually a flat cardstock finish.

Canon 4x6 Matte Photo Paper | One Little Bird

Which means I can print all of my printable journaling cards two at a time with no paper waste, as compared to my previous method of printing out the 8.5×11″ PDF sheets on Epson Matte Presentation Paper. Or constantly cutting down the letter sized sheets to suit my printing needs.

I still love the Epson matte paper and it definitely has its uses, especially for Print & Cut projects on my Silhouette and the larger 6×8 printouts I sometimes like to include. But for journaling cards, especially, I’m head over heels for this 4×6 paper because I can easily decide on the two cards I need (or one 4×6 card), type right on them in Photoshop and then print them out. I’ve also been printing out more of my digital paper patterns and including them in my pocket album, something I didn’t do much of in the past.

So easy! I get so much more done now that my decision making process has been broken down to much smaller, more manageable pieces. It’s amazing how something so simple can make such a huge difference. Definitely worth checking out if you’re an at-home printer like me.

Featured Product Contest Winners

I got a little bit behind on posting winners for the Featured Product contests, so today I’m sharing the winners from February and March together.

February’s winner of $15 worth of One Little Bird products goes to Totally Adorable submitted by bestsides:

Totally Adorable by Bestsides | February Featured Product Winner | One Little Bird

And the winning layout for March is Moment Captured submitted by Emma (huyentrang43):

Moment Captured by Emma | March Featured Product Winner | One Little Bird

Congratulations to our two winners! I’ll be sending you each an email with your prize claim information shortly.

And remember that the April Featured Product Contest is now underway using For The Record, a collaboration with Paislee Press. You have until 5/7/14 to submit your pages to that challenge, and each page you submit enters you to win $15 worth of One Little Bird products of your very own.

Apr Featured Product | For the Record

For April I’ve chosen For The Record as the featured kit. April is always tax crunch time for me (I’m still not ready!) so I was drawn to the office themed touches in this collaboration with Liz of Paislee Press.

For The Record | Digital Scrapbooking Kit | One Little Bird

You’ll save 30% on For the Record all month long, and if you have any layouts of your own to share using this kit (new or old!), please be sure to post them in my gallery at The Lilypad if you haven’t already, and then post a link to those layouts in the comments by 05/07/14 for a chance to win a $15 coupon to my store.

For the month of April you’ll also receive the coordinating For the Record Journaling Cards free with the purchase of the kit.

For The Record | Printable Journaling Cards | One Little BIrd + Paislee Press


Some fresh inspiration from the One Little Bird creative team.

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Project Life | January 2014 (the rest…)

Project Life | January 2014 | One Little Bird

Picking up where I left off on my (itty bitty) Project Life® album for 2014. Our 10 day trip out west was a roadblock for me since I always struggle with events. January took me a long time to complete last year thanks to an almost identical trip and I never did seem to catch up again. I was more determined this year not to let it beat me so I decided that summarizing is my friend. The left side is a 6×8″ collage of memorable booths from the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas. (The flip side of this page was the 6×8″ layout of Tom and I from my previous post.)

The right side begins the Anaheim, CA leg of my trip with a photo of what has quickly become my favorite Disneyland sight (Main Street at night) and a pocket full of odds and ends from the park. I spent two full days at Disneyland this time around, each day with a different friend, each day a different set of experiences.  So blessed to have had that alone time with girlfriends at such a happy place.

Project Life | January 2014 | One Little Bird

Documenting Disneyland is what slowed me down the most last year, so this time around I chose just a couple of photos – Paradise Pier at night (again with the night shots), Liz and I trying to get one decent photo in our matching mouse ears (harder than you’d think), and two of my favorite Disneyland treats (fried pickles and bacon wrapped asparagus). The rest of my memories from this trip can be documented in full digital pages where I have more room to tell the story.

Right side details a meal at Santouka on Saturday night with Liz, Christine (who drove up from San Diego) and Kami. Plus a lazy Sunday spent at Kami’s house watching movies and teaching her how to knit Continental Style. I needed a low-key day that felt like home at this point in my trip, and our Sundays at home are very similar – a little errand running, favorite movies, animals napping nearby. I was deep into the throes of homesickness at this point so this helped me make the final push.

Project Life | January 2014 | One Little Bird

The next two pages contain my One Little Word exercises from Ali Edwards for January. My OLW is focus this year, and these pages detail some initial brainstorming on what the word means to me, as well as some goals I have for the upcoming year with regards to adding more focus to my life in some areas, and less focus in others.

Since this album is a personal diary for me I decided early on that I would include these exercises inline with each month. I’m further ahead on my One Little Word exercises than I am on my Project Life so I set them aside and then drop them in the next time I work on the album. Ali had suggested that we hand write these exercises to make them a bit more personal, but I shrank the handouts down from their original sizes (8.5×11″) to include them here and found that it made space a factor for me. Going forward I will probably type them to accommodate the smaller format.

Project Life | January 2014 | One Little Bird

Left side is another OLW handout. Right side moves back into everyday life back at home. The “meh” card is from Wishi Washi by Valorie Wibbens – love that card, and it was perfect for documenting a bunch of back-to-back “meh” moments for me after returning home – 8″ of snow, an emergency dental appointment plus the onset of what would wind up being a 2 week battle with the flu for both Tom and I. On a happier note, we had purchased tickets to see Jerry Seinfeld at The Orpheum a few months prior and we were determined to make that show – and we did, thanks to cold medicine and pockets full of Kleenex. I’d like to say that the laughter healed us, but I’m fairly sure it set both of us back by a few days. Still worth it.

Project Life | January 2014 | One Little Bird

Left side is all Season 3 Sherlock – because … Sherlock. We waited years for this! Right side contains some personal thoughts of mine after one of Nick’s concerts back in January. I made a full digital page for this event as a part of my monthly layout challenge with Liz and shared it in a previous post, and that one will go into our family album. I included it from a different perspective in this album because it also marked a bit of a pivotal moment for Nick’s dad and me that I wanted to document. The “this makes me smile” card is from my So Major set of printable journaling cards.

Bottom half of the page documents the beginning of a new knitting project – the Big Herringbone Cowl from the Purl Soho site. This particular project is difficult on the hands so I’m still working on it, slowly but surely. (I’ll be happy to have it off my needles, if I’m being honest – I have much more relaxing knitting projects I’d love to get back to.)

Project Life | January 2014 | One Little Bird

My final page for January includes a favorite line from the new season of Girls that premiered in January, plus some pretty little bowls I found at Pier 1 to hold embellishments that I’m currently working with. They replace the ever-so-lovely plastic storage containers I had been using. The “best line” card is from my Stay Tuned set of printable journaling cards, and the “On My Desk” card is from the Busy Week set.

All of these Project Life spreads were made using a mixture of products from Gossamer Blue and Studio Calico monthly kits, plus digital supplies available at The Lilypad (where noted). Photos are all edited using RadLab or VSCO for Android.

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