It’s Project Life time again! April was a big month for public holidays, so there were quite a lot of fun events to document. As with previous months in my 2019 album, I tried to include a good mix of DIY and printed journal cards to accent my pages – I’m really enjoying the process of digging through my stash of crafty supplies to see what will work!
I’m enjoying including random photos of my nephew and niece on my monthly title pages, along with my ‘Here and now’ card! The centre card is also actually a flip-up, concealing some more personal journalling. I haven’t done flip-up cards very much before, but I like the idea of being able to include extra photos or more private stories this way!
I wasn’t sure how to tie the photos together on this page at first… I ended up going with purple and green journal cards, two colours I don’t use very often!
It felt like our Easter weekend festivities deserved some bright rainbow colours, especially with that photo of my niece and her haul from the Easter egg hunt!
Most of this page is about The Book of Mormon! I cut down one of the advertising flyers to include a review quote that summed up my own feelings about the show. I also raided my stash for stickers that said ‘hello’, the title of one of my favourite songs from the musical.
I’ve found that I often document outings by taking photos of meals, so the Ali Edwards ‘Eat’ stamp really comes in handy for those stories! I used Color Theory ink and accented the titles with a skinny washi strip from an old Studio Calico kit – a super easy way to make a couple of different but cohesive journal cards!
My last page is all about the sewing projects I tackled in April – most of them over a single long weekend. I was particularly proud of my crafty efforts this past month, so I figured it would be good to celebrate them in my Project Life album. The 4×6 card is actually a little postcard that came with some patterns I ordered from Tilly and the Buttons – it had the perfect sentiment for how I felt during April!
And that’s it for April! I hope you enjoyed this peek into my 2019 album – see you next month for my May pages!
I had a fair bit of polka-dot tencel fabric left over from making my picnic blanket skirt, and after realising how much I wear my denim Cleo dungaree dress, I decided to make another Cleo out of all of that leftover fabric!
I made the mini-dress version, with two back pockets and one front pocket. I didn’t have any dungaree buckles, but I did have a bunch of gold snaps (also leftover from the tencel skirt!) so I decided to go with a pinafore dress instead of a dungaree one!
As you can see, it’s not quite perfect – despite taking extra special care when sewing the straps to the back of the dress, one of them still came out a bit wonky… but it’s not too bad, and I don’t really mind!
The dress sits a little higher than I originally wanted to make it, and the reason for that is that I had a bit of a mishap when trying to put the snaps on the strap the first time around. I ended up having to cut the straps shorter and make do with it… but thankfully because of the soft drape of this fabric, the dress still looks good! It’s just a tiny bit shorter and higher than I originally planned!
I love how sweet and breezy this dress is, and the way the drape of the fabric gives the Cleo pattern a totally different look to my denim version!
It’s my 29th birthday today! And while I’m spending the day celebrating with my favourite people, I’m going to leave you with this 12×12 layout I made a while ago featuring my little nephew Gabriel!
This is the first traditional layout I’ve made about my nephew – I decided I needed to use a particular special picture. My sister-in-law took this photo just before their family went to a wedding – I love how cute Gabriel is in his ‘fancy clothes’!
This is another example of how much I love simple shapes and slightly more minimalist layouts – with just a few layers of paper and vellum, some letter stickers and a few enamel dots, I was able to put together a sweet page that put the focus on my little nephew.
I’m looking forward to scrapping more moments of Gabriel’s life in the months and years to come!
My brother sent us this picture of my niece, and it’s become my new favourite! I just love that expression on her face. As soon as I saw it, I knew that I was going to make a layout with it!
I knew I wanted to pair the photo with this multicoloured dot paper from Studio Calico, so I went searching on the old Studio Calico member gallery for layout ideas. I ended up basing my page off of this gorgeous layout by Shannon Yates – I just loved the angles and lines!! I like that this layout has a lot of white space and draws the eye in to focus on the photo.
I picked out mostly wood veneer embellishments, with a sprinkle of pink enamel dots to echo the patterned paper. And I opted out of any journalling – instead, I added a sentiment sticker to serve as a simple title, encompassing one of the wishes that I have for my niece as she grows up.