July 23, 2015

Project Life CT: July 2015

Time flies by so fast, can't believe that we are on the second half of the year already! Here's a quick roundup of the pages that I submitted this month. 




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1) Favorite moments last June
Album: Everyday Life
Supplies: Moments Like These (printed from digital files) - Also available in physical format, Design A photo pocket pages


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2) Macau 2011
Album: Travel Highlights
Supplies: Adventure Edition (printed from digital files), 12x12 page protector, Design A photo pocket page



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3) Antipolo, Philippines
Album: Experiences
Supplies: Notes and Things Value Kit, Design A photo pocket pages



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4) My 29th Birthday
Album: Everyday Life
Supplies: Fine and Dandy edition, Gold Foil Value Kit,  Design A photo pocket pages



Check out these links for more PL inspiration!
Instagram hashtags:  #projectlife_rianne • #ProjectLifeCT
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Project Life 2015 Creative Team 

PHYSICAL // Awbree Caton | BunkhouseCreative.com • Brianna Marshall | BriannaMarshall.com • Brooke Petermann | BrookePetermann.com • Donna Mueli | InspirationStoryboard.blogspot.co.nz • Els Brigé | BeStamped.wordpress.com • Gabby Robinson | Sweet–Nonsense.Blogspot.com • Jen Lake | SunlightAndAir.com • Julia Reichert | JayJayMakes.com • Lynley Johnson | LynleyJohnson.blogspot.com 
• Maria Lacuesta |  Analog-paper.com • Mindi Niebuhr | NiebuhrChicks.blogspot.com  • Rianne Alonte | Make-Ideas-Happen.blogspot.com • Rhonda Steed | RhondaSteed.com • Toni Harris | MyMoMama.blogspot.com • Tully Reynolds | Tully_R on Instagram 

APP // Julie Gagen  | HowIsustain.com • Lindsay Ross | LindsayRossBlog.com


DIGITAL // Aggie Aviso | Aggietha.com • Anna Rose |  Cameia.se • Holly Connors | SimplifyCreateInspire.com • Kelly Sill | Septemberblue.net • Kimberly Lund | Misskim.typepad.com • Rachael Sheedy | RJSheedy.blogspot.com • Stephanie Vetne | StephanieVetne.com • Vanessa Laurnoff | DailyLifeDocumented.blogspot.com/


 



June 27, 2015

Project Life CT: June

Hi PL friends! Here are some project ideas for you :)


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Prompt: Document you and your friends' favorite activity.

My friends and I love trying out restaurants, we rarely repeat! Each get-together with this group is a new experience and I make sure that I get to document my favorite food adventures w/ them. This meet-up was extra special 'cos it was the day that one of my close friends announced that she's engaged - in the form of a surprise note :D It was a happy day for all of us!  

On this spread, I chose mostly pastel-colored cards from the Noted set - which I think complement the photos of CO/OP's interiors. By the way, I highly recommend this restaurant to my friends in Manila! It's located in Mabini, San Juan -- a bit close to our favorite local scrapbook shop :) Their Cobb Salad is sooo good! 

Supplies: Project Life by Becky Higgins Noted themed cards, Dreamy edition, Midnight edition, Heidi Swapp September Skies edition, Dear Lizzy Daydreamer mini kit, Design A sleeves.


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Layout idea: Enlarge a digital filler card to 12x12.

The original plan for this "Live the Life" print was to have it framed and displayed on my workspace wall. After I got my printout, I realized that the size was small and I had to reprint it (see item #4). Good thing this fits the 12x12 BH page protector perfectly and I was still able to use it :) I love how clean and graphic this spread turned out. 

Supplies: Project Life by Becky Higgins Left: resized filler card from Amy Tangerine Plus One kit (printed from digital files), 12x12 page protector
Right: Amy Tangerine Plus One kit (physical), Design A sleeve.


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Layout idea: Use only one color of cards.

The name of the resort that we stayed in is Vivere Azure (blue), so I thought of using shades of blue for the cards. If you want your spread to look easy on the eye, I suggest that you choose the color that is most dominant in your photos.
It's the first time that I used the Project Life mini album, I think I might need more stocks of this! It's so easy to use! I got this from Paper Market in Singapore back in 2013. This is also available at www.shopbeckyhiggins.com for $19.99 ! The size is perfect for trips and personalized gifts. For inspiration, check out Autumn Nguyen's post on Becky Higgins' blog! 

Supplies: Project Life by Becky Higgins Midnight Mini album, Seafoam edition, Jade edition


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Project Idea: Framed filler card

One of my creative goals this year is to revamp my workspace. I've been reading Marie Kondo's book and pinning photos from @theworkspacestylist 's Instagram feed…. So inspiring! I am aiming for the same minimalist look. I replaced my vision boards with simpler prints. I'm a fan of Kal Barteski's brush script, I'm sooo happy that this idea crossed my mind - this item definitely "sparks joy"!!! 

Supplies: Project Life by Becky Higgins Resized  filler card (3x4" to 12x18" on Photoshop) - Amy Tangerine Plus One digital kit, black paper for the background, 18x18" frame from SM Home.



Check out these links for more PL inspiration!
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Project Life 2015 Creative Team Blog Links

PHYSICAL // Awbree Caton | BunkhouseCreative.com • Brianna Marshall | BriannaMarshall.com • Brooke Petermann | BrookePetermann.com • Donna Mueli | InspirationStoryboard.blogspot.co.nz • Els Brigé | BeStamped.wordpress.com • Gabby Robinson | Sweet–Nonsense.Blogspot.com • Jen Lake | SunlightAndAir.com • Julia Reichert | JayJayMakes.com • Lynley Johnson | LynleyJohnson.blogspot.com 
• Maria Lacuesta |  Analog-paper.com • Mindi Niebuhr | NiebuhrChicks.blogspot.com  • Rianne Alonte | Make-Ideas-Happen.blogspot.com • Rhonda Steed | RhondaSteed.com • Toni Harris | MyMoMama.blogspot.com • Tully Reynolds | Tully_R on Instagram 

APP // Julie Gagen  | HowIsustain.com • Lindsay Ross | LindsayRossBlog.com


DIGITAL // Aggie Aviso | Aggietha.com • Anna Rose |  Cameia.se • Holly Connors | SimplifyCreateInspire.com • Kelly Sill | Septemberblue.net • Kimberly Lund | Misskim.typepad.com • Rachael Sheedy | RJSheedy.blogspot.com • Stephanie Vetne | StephanieVetne.com • Vanessa Laurnoff | DailyLifeDocumented.blogspot.com/


 

May 26, 2015

Project Life CT: May

The beauty of Project Life:  Even though I had a lot on my plate these past two months, I was still able to get some scrapbooking done! All I needed was a pen, page protectors, photos, memorabilia, cards and a 'non-overthinking mind'! These are probably the fastest and simplest projects that I made - and I'm happy with the results! 




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01: My Daily Roadtrip
Album: Everyday / 2015 Project Life
Supplies: Heidi Swapp September Skies Core Kit, Design A page protector

Don't you just love the new kits that are available in Becky Higgins' online shop?!! Cards that are featured on this layout are from Heidi Swapp's September Skies Value kit. Love the patterns, colors, and fonts used in this kit - so modern! If you're looking for cards to use on your "All About Me" pages, I suggest that you check out this kit because the designs are less "kiddie" compared to the others.


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02: Pattaya, Thailand
Album: Travel Highlights
Supplies: Summer Themed cards (printed from digital files), Design A page protector, Design G page protector

Tried the "big tiled photo" effect & now I know why it's the favorite technique of my fellow Project Lifers! :) This is easy to make if you know basic Photoshop :)


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03: March 2015 Favorites
Album: Everyday / 2015 
Supplies: Personal Yearbook themed cards (printed from digital files), Seafoam, Midnight, Inspire Kits, Design A page protectors

I got this concept from Lorra Elena - a watercolor artist in the Philippines. Every month, she creates watercolored artworks of her favorite things, food, activities and events. I wanted to do the same project too but lacked time - so I chose the fastest and simplest approach - PL! :) Some photos did not make it to this spread, so I opted to doodle the missing ones on the 4x6" "Illustration" card (from the Personal Yearbook card set) instead of adding another page. The "favorite" stamp is from Christine Herrin x Kelly Purkey's Good Vibes kit, while "Yes Please" is from the Kelly Purkey x Simon Says "Bon Appetit" stamp set.


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04: Museo Orlina
Album: Activities
Supplies: Jade Edition, Design A page protectors

When we visited this museum, I knew right away which core kit will be perfect for documenting this experience! Love how the Jade cards matched the glass sculptures of Ramon Orlina!  Sadly, these cards are not available in Becky's online shop anymore but you can still purchase the digital version and print the designs that you like. If you live in Manila, check out Life Documented Manila's online shop.. kit shares are available there :)

Will post my April submissions soon! Check out these links for more Project Life inspiration:

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Project Life 2015 Creative Team Blog Links

PHYSICAL
 Awbree Caton | BunkhouseCreative.com 
Brianna Marshall | BriannaMarshall.com 
Brooke Petermann | BrookePetermann.com 
Els Brigé | BeStamped.wordpress.com 
Gabby Robinson | Sweet–Nonsense.Blogspot.com 
Jen Lake | SunlightAndAir.com 
Julia Reichert | JayJayMakes.com 
Lynley Johnson | LynleyJohnson.blogspot.com 
Maria Lacuesta |  Analog-paper.com
Mindi Niebuhr | NiebuhrChicks.blogspot.com 
Rhonda Steed | RhondaSteed.com 
Toni Harris | MyMoMama.blogspot.com 
Tully Reynolds | Tully_R on Instagram 

APP
 Julie Gagen  | HowIsustain.com
Lindsay Ross | LindsayRossBlog.com

DIGITAL
Aggie Aviso | Aggietha.com
Anna Rose |  Cameia.se
Holly Connors | SimplifyCreateInspire.com
Kelly Sill | Septemberblue.net
Kimberly Lund | Misskim.typepad.com
Rachael Sheedy | RJSheedy.blogspot.com
Stephanie Vetne | StephanieVetne.com
Vanessa Laurnoff | DailyLifeDocumented.blogspot.com/

 








March 30, 2015

Project Life CT: March

Today I'm sharing with you a quick post about my March submissions. I'll blog about each layout separately & post more photos and tips soon (like I did with my past submissions) :)



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01: Caylabne Bay, Philippines
Album: Travel Highlights

Summer's almost here in the Philippines, that's why I thought of creating beach-related layouts in the upcoming months. I'm planning to write a separate post about different Becky Higgins kits that you can use for summer-themed layouts, and the first item on the list is the Heidi Swapp Dreamy Edition! The kraft cards and watercolored backgrounds complement the beach photos! This is the fastest layout that I ever made because 1) I used just one kit (made the decision-making process faster)  2) Most of my photos are 4x6" -- I followed the ideal simple/basic layout of Project Life that I often see on the packaging --(one title card, more 4x6" photos, 8 3x4" cards)  3) Only used few embellishments - letter stickers for my title and a cork geotag (inspired by Jennifer Lake). These are old photos by the way (taken in 2003!)

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02: Cover page
Album: Singapore 2013

Another quick layout. I followed Becky's tip: Don't overthink! Just copied the suggested placement of the first page cards closely, except for the bottom part where I replaced one card with a photo. Added a few embellishments (letter stickers, a DIY airplane icon, and printable date stamp (that I got for free, I can't remember where I downloaded this, must check the filename and share the name of the designer)  Love how it turned out! Black-and-white photos (matched with the Midnight kit) never fails!


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03: Things I Love
Album: All About Me

I love using similar cards because they make my layout appear clean/graphic/simple. Printed the "I Love" card (from the Sunshine kit digital files) and changed the background colors on Photoshop. The tools I used were Eyedropper (to copy the exact colors of the other cards on the Sunshine kit) and Paint bucket. On the black "I love" card, I typed the text before printing because I have no white pen that wouldn't smudge on coated paper :D The best type of page protector to use for this layout would've been Design U (all vertical 3x4" pockets), but I only had Design A in stock so I had to make it work by pasting some of the 3x4 cards and photos together :)


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04: Singapore 2013 Highlights
Album: Travel Highlights

I mentioned in my Week in the Life post last month that you can use Project 52 cards in many ways. It's not just for weekly "everyday" photos. You can pair them with other kits, like the Lovely mini kit (designed by Shimelle) and make a travel spread! These are also printed from the digital files.

You might be wondering how I got square corners... I used a variety of tools on Photoshop to extend the backgrounds:
1) Clone Stamp - if the card has a textured background
2) Paint Bucket - for cards with solid background. I created a new layer and placed it at the bottom, used the Eyedropper Tool to get the right color and then filled the background with the Paint Bucket tool)
3) Pen tool / Brush - for cards with patterns like "Wander For A Bit", "N Boarding pass" and the map.


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 Instagram hashtags:
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Project Life 2015 Creative Team Blog Links

PHYSICAL
 Awbree Caton | BunkhouseCreative.com 
Brianna Marshall | BriannaMarshall.com 
Brooke Petermann | BrookePetermann.com 
Els Brigé | BeStamped.wordpress.com 
Gabby Robinson | Sweet–Nonsense.Blogspot.com 
Jen Lake | SunlightAndAir.com 
Julia Reichert | JayJayMakes.com 
Lynley Johnson | LynleyJohnson.blogspot.com 
Maria Lacuesta |  Analog-paper.com
Mindi Niebuhr | NiebuhrChicks.blogspot.com 
Rhonda Steed | RhondaSteed.com 
Toni Harris | MyMoMama.blogspot.com 
Tully Reynolds | Tully_R on Instagram 

APP
 Julie Gagen  | HowIsustain.com
Lindsay Ross | LindsayRossBlog.com

DIGITAL
Aggie Aviso | Aggietha.com
Anna Rose |  Cameia.se
Holly Connors | SimplifyCreateInspire.com
Kelly Sill | Septemberblue.net
Kimberly Lund | Misskim.typepad.com
Rachael Sheedy | RJSheedy.blogspot.com
Stephanie Vetne | StephanieVetne.com
Vanessa Laurnoff | DailyLifeDocumented.blogspot.com/

 



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...

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...

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...

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...

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: ...

January 25, 2015