February 28, 2015

The Washi Tape Project


 *Digital washi tapes from Sugarplum, Akizo, Digital Scrapbook Ingredients and Miu Creation.


Washi lovers, time to use the "too-pretty-to-use" tapes that we hoarded! (redundant, hehe) Here are some simple prompts and ideas for your journal, planner, scrapbook, etc. This isn't a 30-day challenge / you don't have to do this consecutively. These are just ideas to get you started, when you're stuck with a blank page.

Share this list with your crafty friends! Post your works on Instagram with the hashtag #thewashitapeproject . I also set up a Facebook group for those don't have an Instagram account, click this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thewashitapeproject

Here are some samples of my old projects. I haven't done all prompts yet but I will post them here and on Instagram once I've completed them.. If there's a prompt that's unclear, let me know and I'll send you pegs! :)


02: Write a quote on washi tape




02: Write a quote on washi tape




 03: Use five or more colors




  04: Make a border using washi tape




 04: Make a border using washi tape




  06: One color, different patterns




   06: One color, different patterns




   08: Same pattern, different colors




   09: Stick washi on dark paper




14: Neutral colors




  16: Pastel colors



  17: Washi + photos




17: Washi + photos




 18: Make a striped background




 18: Make a striped background




 18: Make a striped background




 18: Write a list on washi tape strips




  23: Washi + doodles





February 23, 2015

Project Life: Gratitude Journal



Here's a Project Life layout idea: Use similar cards on one spread. I came up with this idea after reading a fellow Filipina's blog review on the Jade edition kit, where she posted photos of the cards, including one with Lili Niclass' handlettered cards side by side. I thought that these will look great on a Project Life layout.. so I gave it a try for my February submission. Love how it turned out -- it has a "clean & simple graphic design" feel to it... I paired the cards with black and white images so that the cards' colors will pop out.



Click to enlarge

This year, I started keeping a gratitude journal (a Papemelroti Weekly planner) where I write one sentence or phrase each day. For January, I made a Project Life version of it & it was so easy to do because I just had to copy the list (for my journaling) and select / print 8 4R photos. Whenever I have negative thoughts running in my head, I just have to look at this layout & be reminded of the blessings I have! :)



Left:
 - I matched colors of the journal cards with the filler cards.


 Right:




Supplies:
Project Life Design A Page protectors
Project Life Jade Edition by Lili Niclass



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For more Project Life-related photos and posts, 
check out this hashtag on Instagram: #projectlife_rianne 

See what the other Project Life Creative Team members are making
by visiting this link: #ProjectLifeCT
 


February 22, 2015

Project Life Travel Spread: Baler, Philippines


Remember my "Road Trip" spread? This was our destination - Costa Pacifica, Baler! Yes, the eight-hour trip was worth it :)

I'd like to share with you a simple and short description on how I assembled this spread:


1) I gathered all of my memorabilia from the trip, chose the best ones and placed them inside the pockets.




2) To speed up the decision-making process, I opted to use only one kit for this spread, Dear Lizzy Daydreamer. I went over all of the designs and grouped together all of the cards that I liked from the kit. (I got almost everything, hehe)



3) From my stash of my 'favorite' cards, I chose the cards that I love the most and slipped them inside the pockets.



4) Since I had the idea of the number of pockets to fill with photos already, I selected photos and planned the layout on Photoshop (Post-its don't work for me)



5)  I had my pictures printed at Photoline & slipped these inside the empty pockets as soon as I got the prints. Also played around with the position of some photos till the layout looked balanced.


Last part: I chose journal cards that will serve as backgrounds for my memorabilia and square photos. Click this photo to view the larger version.

 Left side:


Right side:



 - Close-up photos and tips -









Supplies:
Project Life Design A page protectors
Project Life Dear Lizzy Daydreamer Mini Kit



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For more Project Life-related photos and posts, 
check out this hashtag on Instagram: #projectlife_rianne 

See what the other Project Life Creative Team members are making
by visiting this link: #ProjectLifeCT






February 20, 2015

Project Life: A Week In The Life / Project 52 Core Kit



I mentioned on my previous post that I document my everyday photos by month & not by week. When Becky Higgins announced the release of the Project 52 core kit  on her blog and showed some layout samples on Instagram, I couldn't wait to try out the weekly format on one of my spreads! This core kit is ideal for Project Lifers who document their memories by week, it comes with a set of title cards with week numbers printed on them. If you're not a "weekly Project Lifer", you can still use these cards in other ways, for example: a summer layout (love these bright colors!), or you can paste the cards on your planner/filofax. I'm getting the physical Specialty card set  (cards with gold foil, die-cut designs) which I will use for my themed spreads. (Friends, it's on sale right now @ $2.79!!)

Since international shipping wasn't available yet during the time that I made this layout, I downloaded the digital version and printed the cards. You can find this on the Project Life app, too! Becky Higgins is using this kit for her 2015 album via the app. She recently posted photos of her album on her blog, as well as layouts created by the Creative Team. She shared some tips on how to get started & how to follow through with your album.  Check it out and be inspired! :)


Here's my Week 05 spread. I am so in love with the color combination and patterns! Since I used a lot of colors on this layout, I converted some of my photos to black and white to make it look less busy.



 Left page:



Right page:


- Close-up photos -




Everyday photo idea: Take a photo of your messy workspace. I was tempted to clear up the mess before taking this photo - but that wouldn't capture "Real Life". People might think that I have an organized desk when I'm working - I've tried being a minimalist but I really can't concentrate when I don't have my 'stuff' within reach! The card "This is what REAL LIFE looks like" perfectly describes this photo.




This was the week when Becky first blogged about the 2015 Creative Team members' projects. All of us are still on cloud nine. :D  To my readers (if I have any..haha!), I wish you could experience this too, there's an ongoing Creative Team call for Project Life x Stampin Up! Details are on Becky's blog. Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 27, 2015 :) Good luck!



Thing that I currently love: Project Life! Project Life is on my mind almost 24/7, I often plan and think of ideas for my layout submissions and blog posts. Most of my Instagram posts now are all about Project Life, I wish I could inspire more people to try this hobby! So far, I've only "recruited" 4 ladies.. Maybe I should consider posting on my Facebook account.




Supplies:
Project Life Design A Page Protectors
Project Life Project 52 Core Kit (Digital) - also available in physical and app formats


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For more Project Life-related photos and posts, 
check out this hashtag on Instagram: #projectlife_rianne 

See what the other Project Life Creative Team members are making
by visiting this link: #ProjectLifeCT








February 18, 2015

Project Life: Using PL Cards as Embellishments



Sharing one of the 4 CT layouts that I submitted this February: a spread from October 2014. I haven't blogged about how I document my everyday spreads yet so here are some details:

• I use Midnight, Seafoam and Jade kits for this album
• I document by month instead of by week
• The number of sleeves that I use varies each month. It depends on the number of photos that I print
• I'm not really particular about arranging the photos by date
• I don't plan my 'everyday' pages before printing photos
• I insert the photos first and then leave 3 spaces for PL cards
• I assign a color scheme for each month. October 2014's theme is orange, black and gray.
• I organize my photos at the end of each month
• I usually have my photos printed at Photoline (mostly 4x6"). I use Photoshop for combining 2 3x4" pics in one 4x6" document. I have no idea where to print square photos, so I print them in 4x6" paper too. I combine 1 4x4" photo and insert embellishments into the extra 2x4" space:



"Trick or Treat" is from the Halloween Themed Cards set.
"Season's Greetings" is from the Holidays Mini kit.



Here's my *growing* collection of Becky Higgins 'embellishments!' :) I converted some words to black/gray/white so it'll be easy to match them with other cards.






Here's my October spread. The words "Oct" and "Places To Go" are from the digital Bold Planner themed card set. (love the font used in this set - very classy!) "Make Today Awesome" is from the Dazzle mini kit.



Click to enlarge




 Left:




Right:




More close-up shots:












Supplies:
Project Life Design A Page Protectors
Project Life Midnight Edition
Project Life Seafoam Edition
Project Life Jade Edition
Words: Dazzle Mini Kit and Bold Planner Themed Cards (printed from digital files)


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For more Project Life-related photos and posts, 
check out this hashtag on Instagram: #projectlife_rianne 

See what the other Project Life Creative Team members are making
by visiting this link: #ProjectLifeCT






*Thanks to my fellow CT member Rhonda Steed for creating/sharing this footnote.

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