This spring I set off with a few friends on a quest for a basil plant and it quickly took on a life of its own. Over the course of a single weekend my one little basil plant turned into two basil plants, five tomato plants, and an assortment of decorative flowers scattered about. I kept telling myself that since I was going to be out there anyway … how much more work could a few more plants be?
When Lauren Grier and I decided to work on a project together I had words like grow and bloom on my mind - and it turned out she had a little garden of her own going, as well. Our new collaboration, Take Root, has its roots in gardening for sure (see what I did there?) but it’s suitable for so much more. It’s a really versatile theme for everything from kids to personal growth. I think you’ll find yourself inspired in a multitude of ways.
The coordinating Take Root Journaling Cards are also available for your Project Life® or other pocket page album. It includes eight 3×4 cards and two 4×6 cards, and you’ll get the cards for free when you purchase the kit this weekend.
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ADD’L MATERIALS: Mixed Bag and Touches for Finishing by Allison Pennington.
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I can finally close the book on March in my Project Life® album. I feel as though I’m very close to accepting the fact that I’ll be 2 months behind on this project all year long. Every time I close the gap a little something seems to come up. Working on an entire month at a time has its pros and cons, compared to working on a month as it unfolds. I still would really like to close that gap to 1 month, though.
March was a big kale month for us – this kale and pear salad was a frequent side dish on our dinner table. I used a piece of word art and some paper from Prix Fixe on the photo – I just added it in Photoshop before printing the photo. The badge was one that I designed for the May Life Pages Add On No. 3 over at Gossamer Blue. The badges are all sold out, I believe. But a few sets of the cards are still available.
My last page of March (left) includes photos and words from a day trip we took to the Twin Cities – another card from Daytrippers for the journaling and a mixture of items from the June and July Gossamer Blue kits. I made use of several alphas for the Raskog card, including my new favorite alpha from The Open Road by Crate. It arrived in my July Gossamer Blue kits while I was working on this page and I wasted no time using it.
I tend to forget about alphas unless they’re tiny alphas, and I need to find more ways to incorporate them. I’m making it a bit of a personal mission.
And the right side is my divider for April using a card from Antiquary (Studio Calico), one of my 2014 Calendar Cards and a mix of Mon Ami and Plus One (from Gossamer Blue Kits) on the 4×6.
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I switched from the Snap album and inserts to the Project Life 6×8 album and inserts in May without incident, although the Project Life page protectors ever so slightly shorter and narrower than the Snap ones. It was purely a convenience switch because our Michaels switched out one product line for the other and I like being able to pick up supplies locally when I need them. I do like the Project Life page protectors more than the Snap pages - they’re crystal clear as opposed to the slight haziness of the Snap line.
The final page for March marked my 34th page (17 total page protectors) in my album so far and April may be the start of my 2nd album for the year depending on how bulky those pages wind up being. If I stay away from flair or anything else of bulk they’ll fit in the first. My page are far from flat so I could have probably fit 5-6 months in the 6×8 Project Life album if I weren’t such a fan of dimensional items. As it stands I’m not concerned with how many albums it takes to document my year – although I’ve discovered that the Rain albums a hard color to find in stock.
I think of all the forms of exercise, biking is my favorite. It’s one thing that we can all do together that still feels a bit like play, and we’re fortunate to live in an area with an extensive trail system. Last year we didn’t bike hardly at all because when I bought my current car I didn’t have the trailer hitch put on right away. We remedied that this Spring and we’ve been out on our bikes ever since.
For June the featured kit is Pedal Pusher - it’s all about the bike. You’ll save 30% on it all month long, and if you have any layouts of your own to share (new or old!) using these products please post them (or locate them) in my gallery at The Lilypad, and then post a link to those layouts in the comments by 07/07/14 for a chance to win a $15 coupon to my store. I love seeing your creations.
May’s winner using These Walls was Little House by nhudao:
And April’s winner using For the Record was Perfect Ratio by Lori:
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Fresh pages from my creative team using Pedal Pusher, this month’s featured kit.
▲ By Geraldine
▲ By Rae
▲ By Sue
▲ By Liontien
▲ By Soco
▲ By Becky
It’s BYOC time again and I’ve got three new products ready for you in my shop! The Guppy Collection is all about water play – I adore the water, I’m definitely part fish. I was the type of kid who had to be bribed to get out of the water, staying and playing well past the point where my lips were looking a little blue and my fingers were all wrinkly. For me, summer and the water go hand in hand whether it be swimming pools, lakes, oceans or a sprinkler in the backyard. I hope this collection inspires you to make and document some refreshing summer memories this year.
The coordinating Guppy Journal 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.
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