I have a confession to make: I used to be scared to use journaling cards on my layouts. I tried and tried, but couldn’t make them look right. With the growing popularity of Project Life journaling and filler cards started to pop up everywhere and I decided that it was time for me to face my fears and start using journaling cards on my layouts. I thought today I would share with you some of the many ways I’ve found to accomplish this. Breathe, breathe, breathe… I can do this!
On this layout I was inspired to line up journaling cards in a row across the page. I even used a journaling card as a clipping mask for one of my photos so that it would be the same size. I adore the way this layout turned out:
Then I decided to try and stack some journaling cards on a layout. I loved the way I was able to get the word art on them to peek out around the pictures.
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Here is an adorable layout by Monica where the journaling card is used (believe it or not) for journaling! I love how it is taped down behind the pictures and about the same size as the pictures to provide repetition.
And here you can see how Sue used a journaling card to frame the picture (see the yellow card) – how clever!
Tasha did an excellent job using journaling cards on this Project Life style layout. I love the way she used them in a mix of decoration, journaling, and photo mats.
Finally, can you find the “Morning Routine” card on Sue’s layout? Do you see it tucked into the papers on the left as an element on the page?
So are you inspired now? I hope that you (like me) can love getting creative with journaling cards on your layouts. Have fun scrapping!
This month I’m featuring the Composition digital scrapbooking kit. It debuted around Back to School time back in 2011, but the colors and the patterns always felt way more “spring” to me.
You’ll save 30% on Composition throughout the month of June – and see the bottom of this post to find out how you can enter to win a $15 coupon to my store.
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This one is a team favorite, so they wasted no time making pages with it all over again.
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If you have any pages of your own to share using Composition, please be sure to post them in my gallery at The Lilypad. Post a link to your pages (past or present) in the comments by 7/06/13 for a chance to win a $15 coupon to my store. ♥
Most people know the old adage, “You live and learn.” Today I would like to discuss how you can use this as a journaling prompt for documenting your stories.
Below, you can see I made a quick layout with advice to my younger self – the things that I wish I’d known then. Doing this layout was eye opening for me for a couple of reasons.
- I can keep this valuable nugget of information and to pass it on to my child
- I can examine how many of these things still apply to me today
Just a few of the items I included on my page:
High school isn’t worth it. Duh! I don’t see many people from high school, and when I do, we really don’t acknowledge each other. You know, you see someone in the mall, think, “Hey, that is so-and-so from high school,” and keep shopping, never once having that movie moment of stopping and saying, “Oh my god. [name,] is that you!
Be you. Who else can you possibly be? I know we all want to be Peppermint, be is that awesomeness even attainable?
Try new things so you know what to be when you grow up. I really considered taking photography in high school but didn’t get the opportunity. I can only imagine where I would be had I taken that chance! It took me a lot of time and money to figure out what I wanted to do with my life – and I want to continue to try new things. How would I ever have known if I liked sashimi (I don’t) unless I tried it? And zip lining? Tried it. Love it!
Journal and scrapbook more. It applies to me now. I don’t have that great of a memory, and by writing things down I won’t forget. I’m pretty sure this one will apply for as long as I live.
So this is the challenge I’m extending to you – Live and learn, scrapbook style! Document what you wish you had known back in the day. Create a layout and share your wisdom with others who may not really be interested right now, but may someday come back and say “I wish you would have told me that!” Then you can pull your page out and say, “But I did!”
If you’re ready to go beyond the basics with the text tool in Photoshop, you can use paths and shapes to make your journaling on your layouts stand out a little bit more.
You can see on these Project Life pages that I have text that follows the diagonal lines of a journaling card, a line of text that follows the curve of a ribbon, and a paragraph that is bordered by a ribbon. In the video below, I’ll show you how to use paths and the Text Tool to accomplish these effects.
It’s almost the end of May already! This year is going by too quickly.
I’ve added two new products to the shop this week. First is a new digital scrapbooking kit, Philosophy. Great for helping you to record little nuggets of wisdom, lessons learned and lessons you would like to pass on. What I love about this kit is that it’s perfect for recording the here and now. Often my scrapbook pages are like letters to the present day me, and the future Nicholas. Perspective shifts over the year, with experience, so recording it is just as vital as any of the other markers of time that we record.
This kit is meant to get you thinking about the things you know for sure, right now, and then motivate you to share those valuable lessons in your scrapbook pages.
Also new this week the coordinating Philosophy Journal Cards – a set of (6) 3×4 journaling cards. All of the cards are provided as both individual PNG files and a printable 8.5 x 11″ sheet. The printable file is a convenient way to print the cards at home without having to use Photoshop or any other graphics program – just open the PDF file and send it to your home printer.
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