Friday, 16 August 2013

Interactive Pieces in Project Life Albums

As a teacher, I have had my students work with "lap books" for several years. Essentially, a lap book is a file folder with several interactive flaps and pockets. So when I required my "real estate" for my project life spreads, I transferred some of those techniques.  Here are a few examples:
1) Day in the Life Spreads
Instead of creating a collage insert, I place my photos onto "flip-ups". A flip-up is a 3 x 6 piece of cardstock folded in half and inserted into a pocket or adhered to another insert. 

I included 15 photos on this one 12x12 pocket page.

My mini (6 x 8 )Project Life example:

2) Accordion pieces in a pocket: 
Take a 6 x 12 piece of cardstock and fold at 4 inch intervals.

3) Using mini folders just for their design:
These mini folders from Authentique were so delightful so I used them up in my mini Project Life. 

I hope these examples inspire you to add some interactive pieces to your Project Life or any memory keeping project.


Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Love Shimelle's sketches

Now I don't even remember when I first found Shimelle's site or videos, I just remember it was a sketch and a page about "the boy" surfing. I have always found her sketches and starting points very intuitive to my own "style".  Here are my most recent renderings of Shimelle's sketches:
No. 16 and a bit of no.27
No. 29 ? Using 3x4 cards.

Using photos on the banner. No. 8  

And no real no sketch just "Shimelle - ness" 

💕Keep posting Shimelle! (