Archives for June 2016

Thursday, June 30, 2016

June Challenge Results

You might remember that I took on a June challenge from Modern{Whit}. That challenge was to pick an unfinished project and finish it up in June. My goal was to complete these four pages.

Whit Projects

It’s the last day of June, so it’s time to report on my results. I finished two of the four pages.

Love You Darling

And here’s the second.

Winter Coming

I will have process videos for both of these, but I still need to do the video editing. I am quite pleased with how these turned out. It’s funny that they both use that sunburst template, but they look quite different.

I’ve decided to keep the challenge going: I will complete the next two pages in July. :)

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

True Friends

Do you ever have too much fun when you’re working on a layout? That was me with this page.

True Friends

Before we go on to the layout, I should probably say that these photos were taken all in good fun. He’s not really dead. Honest. Or at least you won’t find a body . . . ahem. Maybe we should move on to the layout.

  • I had a great time coming up with embellishments for this page. Like the stamped, “It’s karma, baby” and “So not sorry.” I think my favorite is the “Life is messy” chipboard by the journaling.
  • The title is long, as you see. I decided to make it more interesting by using a different font for each line. Luckily (?) I have lots of Thickers, so this was easy. I like how the “True friends” and “Stab you” both stand out for different reasons.
  • The black-striped washi tape is one of my faves these days. The pattern is simple but it adds a nice touch to the layout.
  • I used one half of the yellow doily embellishment on the top right on a previous layout, so it was nice to be able to use the remaining piece on this one.

If you want to know more, check out the process video for this page. Until next time, ciao!

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Sunday, June 5, 2016

June Projects

I watched several YouTube videos this morning when I came across a June challenge from Modern{Whit}. You can watch the complete video below, but the point of the challenge is to choose a project and finish it by the end of the month.

I don’t do complex projects like make mini albums or work on Project Life. And just creating one page didn’t feel like enough. So I’ve decided to complete some of the pages I’ve had sitting around in various stages of progress. Here they are.

Whit Projects

The top left and bottom right are nearly finished–I just need to add the embellishments and a photo or title. I plan to keep the products I chose for the one on the top right, but I’m not happy with the design. The page on the bottom left is one I may scrap (ha ha) and start over. But we’ll see.

So that’s my June project! And I have lots of time left in the month to do it, which is good because I’m feeling a bit embellishment challenged. I have so many I don’t always know where to start. Got any embellishing tips for me? If so, share them in the comments. :) And look for an update post around the end of the month.

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