Friday, September 25, 2015

May 2015 Project Life Layout Share and Flip Thru Video

Hi there, I am back to share with you my completed May 2015 Project Life Layouts. 

Last week, I shared with you the beginning of my May 2015 layouts that you can see here

I also filmed a flip through of my layouts that you can watch via the video link below. 

I only had one more 12x12 layout to share from May. 

For the end of May, we had a school awards ceremony and spring band it was a busy week at our house. 

I love using these free quotes that you can download on Ali Edwards' blog

I love capturing Emily's school work, especially at the end of the year when she brings home all of her projects that she worked so hard on during the year. The note tab punch is perfect for this kind of picture. 

I have also been including this smaller photo sleeve into each month. 

I had these in my stash and they have been perfect for holding small 2x3 pics of extra pictures from the month. 

I love adding on a piece of washi tape to the spine for added color and a tab with some stamping. 

This completes my May 2015 project life layouts. 

I hope you enjoyed seeing our month documented. 

Thanks for looking!

Hugs, Shelly

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

6x8 Layout Share and Process Video - #ThisMoment

I have 6x8 layout to share with you today. 

This will go in my project life album with my May layouts that I shared in the previous post

(The pink post-it notes are covering the school name for privacy)

I used scrap pieces of paper and embellishments from the Amy Tangerine Rise and Shine collection that I had leftover from making my project life pages. 

I filmed a process video showing how I put this quick layout together.  You can watch it below. 

This layout covers Emily's 7th grade award ceremony that we attended in May. 

I created the 4x6 picture collage in PicMonkey. 

My background paper is a piece of American Crafts white cardstock that I cut down to 6x8 size to fit into a Simple Stories page protector. 

The picture captures Emily with her band teacher (Band Student of the Year), Emily with her A Honor Roll award, and the top right picture is a snapshot of her two awards and medals. 

I typed up the journaling in Word and printed out on printer paper. 

I cut it out and glued it behind this pink chipboard frame that is from my stash. 

The #ThisMoment was cut from my Silhouette Cameo and backed with some patterned paper. 

Here is the other side of the 6x8 layout. I used some of the patterned paper on the left hand side and then slid in the ceremony program. I didn't adhere the program just in case we ever want to pull it back out for review. 

Here is a look at the 6x8 layout in my Project Life album. 

I will be filming and sharing my May project life layouts so you can see it all put together. 

Stay Tuned!

Thanks for looking. 

Hugs, Shelly

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Project Life Layout Share

I worked on some of my May 2015 Project Life Layouts. 

I am still using and loving the collect app on my iPhone to capture and journal our memories. 

I didn't finish May, but wanted to go ahead and share the first three pages that I completed. 

I used the Amy Tangerine Rise and Shine collection for this month. 

I always start with my month card. 

I layered some printed acetate paper on top of some patterned paper. 

I added the "here's the story" card and some thickers with an arrow. 

This first spread actually has some pictures leftover from April. 

I am just going with the flow of my pictures this year in my album. 

I don't need each month to begin on a fresh page. 

For these layouts, I pulled some chipboard frames from my stash. 

I used some strong sticky double sided tape to adhere the frame to the outside of the pocket. 

I had fun with this picture by using a cloud punch and layering the clouds, a camera die cut, and the friends word cut from the Rise and Shine collection. 

I turned 40 this year and when I went for my annual eye exam I was told that I needed reading/computer glasses. Emily said I looked more professional!

The "look at this" die cut was cut from my Silhouette cameo and I just layered it over a piece of printed acetate from the collection. 

Here is the second layout for May. 

I love capturing new recipes that we try. I had a 1/2 of a Kraft tag in my stash, so I used it on the note to self card for additional journaling. 

The let's celebrate black and white sticker is from Cosmo Cricket. We were celebrating Andy's 43rd birthday!

I used another chipboard frame over this picture of me and Emily from Mother's Day weekend. 

The snapshots of our life was cut from my Silhouette cameo and I backed it with some patterned paper. 

I had fun on the bottom cards below. 

I cut the capture this moment from my Silhouette cameo. I layered the washi tape from the collection under the die cut. 

For the card on the right, I didn't have enough pictures on my collage, so I added some patterned paper and a die cut scalloped frame on the bottom right corner. I also cut apart a 3x4 card to use that I l love right now phrase. 

Here is the third layout. This takes me up to May 24, 2015. 

I used a Simple Stories Snap photo flip pocket to add in extra photo's and journaling. 

Here is the pocket flipped open. 

I used the extra journaling feature in the collect app to capture everything that I wanted to say about this day. I also added on the movie stubs and a Victoria Secrets clothing tag to the pocket. 

Here is another chipboard frame. These are so much fun to use!

The true story arrow was cut from the silhouette cameo and I water-colored it a light orange. 

The heart this circle die cut was also cut from the silhouette cameo. 

I layered it over a colored flower from the collection. 

I really want to catch up on my project life layouts. 

Pulling one collection and a few stamps, punches, or die cuts from your stash will help make the process go faster. 

I completed these three layouts this afternoon and will continue to work on May over the rest of this weekend. 

Once I finish May, I will film a video sharing the entire month. 

Stay tuned!

Thanks for looking. 

Hugs, Shelly

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Product Review for Traveler's Notebooks (Fabric and Leather)

Hi there! Today, I am doing a product review* for a fabric and leather traveler's notebooks. 
Jennifer Phipps, one of my YouTube subscribers, owns an Etsy shop where she creates and sells these fabulous Traveler's Notebooks . She contacted me and asked if I would be interested in using and reviewing her wonderful creations. 
 I had never used one of these notebooks before, so I was very excited to receive these products!
Here is a picture of all of the goodies that she sent to me. 
Everything was wrapped up so pretty in Aqua tissue paper!

For my followers, if you are interested in trying one of these notebooks, use Coupon Code SHELLYBAILEY to receive 20% off of your order totaling $20 or more at Jennifer's Etsy Shop. This is valid through October 1st.  Have fun shopping!

I created a YouTube video showing you everything in detail that you can watch below. 
 Jennifer sent me a fabric traveler's notebook,  passport leather notebook, three inserts, and a bookmark. 

Here is the fabric traveler's notebook. These are also called Fabricdoris. I love this polka dot pattern. It is perfect for me!

 This is the leather passport size traveler's notebook. These are also called Fauxdoris. This size is perfect for my purse. Jennifer also included one insert for this size. She also stamped Dream Big on the front of the notebook. 

Jennifer sent me three inserts for the Fabric notebook. I received two blank inserts and one calendar insert.

Here is the laminated bookmark that can go into any of the inserts while in the notebook. 

If you have never used one of these before, you are probably wondering what to do with the inserts that fit into the traveler's notebook. 

You can use these notebooks and inserts for whatever you want it to be......scrapbook layouts, journal entries, art journal, projects, house inspiration, challenges, doodles, mini albums, movie and book reviews, ideas, lists, planner, favorite quotes, meal and grocery planning, etc....just have fun!

Here is what my fabric notebook looks like with all three inserts loaded into it. 

Lots of room to grow!

These notebooks can hold up to 6 inserts. 

Here is the top view. I have my bookmark and a couple of paperclips as bookmarks too. 

I had this cute charm in my stash, so I added it to the side of my notebook. 

Now I want to share with you how I decorated my inserts and what I will be documenting in each one as well. 

For this first insert, I just cut this die cut using my Silhouette cameo die cutting machine and added on a few stickers. 

The inside page is covered in washi tape. I water-colored the count the days die cut in black and then added some fun ephemera to the bottom right corner. 

I will be using this insert to document my food/exercise journey. 

I just created a couple of layouts documenting my new food tracker and exercise plan. 

I had fun using ink, stencils, paint, stamps, and scrapbook paper for these layouts. 

I cut this 3x4 card from the cameo and water-colored it and added pattern paper to the backside and plan on using it as a bookmark along with this Life paperclip. 

I placed the calendar insert in the middle of my notebook. I haven't used it yet, but I will. 

For my third insert, I decorated the cover with another water-colored die cut, paper, and ephemera. 

I am using this notebook for fun layouts that will included moodboards, color combo's, quotes, word art, printables, etc. 

I pin a lot of this kind of stuff on Pinterest and then never have fun using it in my creations. 

Now I have a dedicated insert to just play and have fun!

For this inside page, I just added some patterned paper, washi tape, and the wording was cut from my cameo. 

I created this fun fall moodboard as my inspiration for the month of September. 

Please feel free to Pin this and use it for some fall layout inspiration as well!

I created the moodboard in PicMonkey using images from Pinterest. 

I cut it at a 4x4 size to fit into my insert. 

I had fun creating my first layout spread with my moodboard. 

I used a script/woodgrain stamp from Unity Stamp Co. on the left hand side. I cut some leaves from the cameo using some older American Crafts fall paper. I also cut the Ali Edwards "hello fall" die cut from my cameo. 

For the right side of the layout, I added some patterned paper and then printed the quote from Pinterest and glued it down with another leaf in the bottom right corner. 

I plan on using the moodboard and happy paperclip as my bookmark in this notebook. 

  I had so much fun working in the inserts and then putting them all together in the fabric traveler's notebook. 

I can't wait to work with these inserts each week and see what I can create for fun!

If you think that you might like to try one of these notebooks and an insert, then please visit Jennifer's shop and use the coupon code above (good through Oct. 1, 2015) and have fun creating!

Hugs, Shelly

*Jennifer graciously sent me these products for review, however all opinions, thoughts, and creations are 100% my own. 

Monday, September 14, 2015

New Recipe Binders/Organization and A New Meal Planner Too!

Hi there, I have been working on my recipe organization for the past few weeks. 
I am ready to share what I came up with and I also have a new meal planner to share too. 

If you would like to see me flip through the recipe binders and meal plan binder, come watch the YouTube video below. 

These days, I find new recipes to try via blogs, websites, and Pinterest, I have been printing out all of the new recipes that I want to try, however they were piling up and I had no where to store them.

If I wanted to keep the recipe, I started writing them down on recipe cards......that quickly got old. 

I can print faster than I can write!! Plus I love making notes on these print-out's of what I tweaked for the recipe. 

I bought some binders and sheet protectors and got busy designing recipe binders.

The pink binders came from Office Depot and the sheet protectors below came from Amazon. 

If you know me, then you know that I had to use my scrapbooking supplies for these binders. 

 I found these fun cut files in the Silhouette online store. 

I cut them out on 8.5x11 cardstock. 

I used the negative image and covered the backside of the cut with patterned scrapbook paper. 

They slid perfectly into the front pocket and turned out so colorful and cute!

If you don't have a die cutting machine, you could use free kitchen printables that are online or create your own printable in PicMonkey or Photoshop. 

I used my trusty label maker and created my labels. 

I used a tabbed divider file from the Silhouette online store and sized it to fit my binder. 

To cut the dividers, I used some older scrapbook paper that I had in my stash called Kitch by Girls' Paperie. 

I just started putting my printed recipes in the sheet protectors and placing them in the correct divider. 

I only place recipes in the binder that I have cooked and that I know have been approved by my family. 

I don't want to fill these up with recipes that I have never made or don't even know if we like. 

I hope this method will keep these binders organized. 

I also still wanted to keep some of my written recipe cards. To store these cards in the binder, I created custom sheet protectors using the We R Memory Keepers Fuse tool. 

It was my first time using this new tool and it worked perfectly. 

I was able to use the 8.5x11 sheet protectors for the cards. I cut the protector down to 6 x 11. I fused the sides close. I then fused a pocket closed for the top card, creating a 4x6 pocket.  For the bottom recipe card, I cut a slit in the protector to be able to add in the card on the bottom, creating another 4x6 pocket. It left me with a small space in the middle of the protector and I am ok with that. 

I love that I was able to create a custom pocket and add in my recipe cards.

I wanted to keep special recipes and some cards that were written from family members. 

For the side view finders, I created a text box in Word and typed up the categories that are included in the binders. 

For my meal planner, I found the cute planner below in the Carrie Elle shop. 

I had seen a couple of YouTubers show how they were using the planner below, and I knew that I wanted to try it too. 

You can see more of the planner on the video or visit Carrie on her website. 

You can pick from several styles and colors too!

(FYI - Carrie is currently sold out. She is in the process of creating new designs for the planners and they should be available around October 1, 2015)

I am hoping these new recipe binders and meal planner help me stay organized. 

I am excited about this new level of organization for me and my home. 

I thank you so much for reading this post. 

Hugs, Shelly

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