5/27/15

Studio Calico // Galileo Sneaks


I can't believe it's already time for reveal over at Studio Calico.  My days are all thrown off because of the Monday holiday (which was fantastic, by the way)!

I should have shared these sooner, but life got in the way, so better late than never, right?
The Galileo kits at Studio Calico are so fun and so full of vibrant colors, design elements and fun extras!  The extras are always my favorite!!  You can see more of this month's kits over on the blog. 


And here are my sneaks.  The first two are from the main Galileo scrapbook kit.  I love x100000 that cork map paper and I had so much fun creating our own "travel map"!!



This next sneak is a mix of Scrapbook kits!  The wood veneer frames are my fave and I really had fun  using them for my page.  Plus, you just can't go wrong with beach photos!



And last but not least is the awesome Project Life kit!  The colors and sentiments scream everything summer!  The stacked ice cream cards are just awesome and the kit extras are worth getting the kit alone!!



Hope you are joining us for pre-reveat chat today at 11am and 11pm and then reveal at midnight!!  See ya there!





5/21/15

May Project Life Album | Part I


Hey hey!
I'm so excited to be sharing the first part of my May Project Life album today over at Studio Calico!  I really love how this book came together - and I've learned that I really love working with a square sized album.  The 4x4 album I created for February and this 6x6 album for May have been my favorites so far!

I used up all of my Carolina Moon kits for this fun little book!  Love mixing up my supplies and using my stash!!  

Here's a look at my book below!  I also have a walk through video for those of you who are visual people (like myself)!!  Stop by the Studio Calico blog to read more about how my book came together!






5/19/15

A Day in the Life: 5.12.15


I played along with Ali's Day in the Life last week.  Since it feel on the 12th of the month, I decided to stick with taking 12 photos.  That's a super doable number to me and it keeps me from feeling stressed and overwhelmed if I forget to take a few photos here and there.  I used my big camera to document our day and I so need to do this more often.  I love these "random" photos so much.  They show a glimpse at our everyday, and looking back on them, you realize how BIG these small things are.  Did you play along last week??


5/18/15

Creative Jumpstarts 15


Happy Monday and welcome to our next Creative Jumpstarts challenge!!
This week's challenge is a photo challenge, but I kind of mixed it up a little and tackled a project I've been wanting to do for a while now!


The photo challenge is COLLECTIONS - and instead of grouping items together or finding items in a collection around my house, I decided to photograph and print a collection of Anna's artwork!  She is always bringing home page after page of stories, pictures, cards, and they usually just sit in a big pile in our kitchen.  I hate to throw them away, but let's be honest - we can't keep every picture she draws. So, to make things easier, I decided to snap a photo of her pictures, print her art collection and add it to my Project Life album.  

I laid each drawing on a white poster board and then took a quick picture of her artwork.  Then I printed them out on an 8.5x11 piece of photo paper, trimmed them down and popped them in a page protector!


I used my AMAZING fuse to create these pockets (since they were a little smaller than a normal 3x3 slot)!  The Fuse is so super cool - and SO much easier than pulling out my sewing machine!!

I added the photos back to back in three of the pockets and then added in the "art happens" patch from the Studio Calico Carolina Moon Scrapbook kit.


I have a few more drawings to add, so I think I'll add in an additional page protector.


I'm switching up sizes again this month for my Project Life album (my walk through video coming to the Studio Calico blog later this week), so I punched holes in the page protector and then added it into my album!  So so easy!



And that's my take on this photo challenge!!  We so hope you will play along!! Be sure to tag us on Instagram and post your projects here on the blog!  Happy creating!

Creative Jumpstarts were created by Marcy Penner and Stephanie Bryan to challenge each other with their paper endeavors. Delivered in the form of bimonthly challenges, they encourage us (and hopefully you too) to stretch supplies, think outside of the box and to remain intentional about the memories we capture.  Challenges are posted on the first and third Mondays of every month.  Projects are shared on our blogs and on Instagram using the hashtag #creativejumpstarts. We'd love it if you'd share along with us at either of those places and be sure to tag us (@helloforeverpaperco and @stephaniebryan) if you do!

5/15/15

Maggie Holmes Design Team: Soccer Dude



Happy Friday, friends!!
I'm up on Maggie's blog this week sharing how easy it is to use the Confetti collection for a variety of pages - even sweet little soccer dude boy pages!  Hop on over and check it out!!