I posted way back in November about my Jump into January Journal and I’m here to provide an update. I’m still catching up on a few days here and there, waiting for photos to be printed or whatnot, but I’ve been doing pretty well. I’m excited for February to start so I can begin my new daily book, which will be larger and thereby easier to cram photos into.
Here are a few images from my journal:
I wrote a little wish on a small card that I then sealed in the envelope- let’s hope it comes true! Then I used my instax mini to document the closet organization that had taken place. I had a headache all day long so I didn’t feel like writing much, hence the bullets.
On this page, I used my Polaroid Pogo printer to get some images off of my phone, including the one on the left of the paper trays. On the right, I cut out a frame from an overlay, then used a Hambly bird rub-on on top of it. I adhered it flat to the page, but put the October Afternoon “fun times” banner from the miscellany package on with foam squares to make it pop a bit. I used another Instax mini on the right, which you can see below. The middle insert was a Sassafras Lass tag backed with another Pogo print from dinner. I used a Studio Calico tag and cut it so only the hole portion was attached, then put some bakers twine between the layers before sealing them and was able to put this in between the pages. I’m not sure if I’m totally won over, but it works.
The left page is interesting because it was originally designed totally different and I decided that I didn’t like it. I then took a strip of paper and adhered it to the page, then layered different colors of washi tape in uneven lines across the page. I used my Slice to cut the 6 and walah! On the right, the photo was pinkish in tones and was thus perfect for the page.
January 7th was an eventful day/night, so there are actually 4 pages for this day. The store that I scrap at regularly had a huge moving sale so I got there early to help. I used the pre-printed shape on this page for my journaling and added a Sassafras Lass sticker in the bottom left corner to enhance it. I really love the foam Thickers from American Crafts. Woot. When we went to Jenny Doh’s book launch party later that night, I snagged a party card and used it for a page. We met Jenny, who was super cool and treated me like an old friend she’s known for years, so that was brilliant. I also included a card from Kim Caldwell’s event, which was also being promoted at the party. The last page was Jenny’s business card facing a photo of me with JWE, who took me to the launch.
This was just a random day, back to work and the first time I saw a lot of coworkers and my staff since prior to winter recess, so I just jotted some random things by bullet and used the other side to sum up the day’s events.
I’m still waiting on some photos from friends for some of the days between 1/9 and 1/14 and I don’t like a couple of the pages in there, so I’ve skipped ahead. This was the final final night at the store before it was torn down and moved. The photos are once again from my Pogo printer and show the store without all the product on the walls. Eep. The owner let us each take a postcard so that became the other page. On the other side of the postcard, I put a favorite sheet of paper, a cute little line of washi tape and another photo from the Pogo. I did a little hand lettering and viola. The right side of the page is funny because my Pogo must have gotten its bluetooth wires crossed when it printed two photos on one sheet. Oh well. I went with it. There you have it.
On the 15th I went to Fallbrook to crop with some amazing ladies and we took a little trip in Toni’s mobile scrapping unit to visit Michael’s. This is what we saw along the way. Holy guacamole, that was pretty! I used my Pogo to print them on the spot, naturally. I love that little Fiskars cloud punch! The heart was my own creation in an effort to mimick the lovely American Crafts fabric paper that I used for the page, and a little sticky kraft. Dunzo.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this peek into my own version of Project Life. Stay tuned for more, coming soon! Cheers.