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Timestamp: 2014-02-21 14:37:49 UTC
Hiya sistahs! Today is a VERY exciting sneak peek day for me… As you know, I am VERY passionate about journaling.. about recording life’s little moments.. sticking things down.. jotting down notes.. keeping daily ephemera.. creating your own HISTORY. Something to look back on.. a relic.. a treasure.. a legacy! Project life is one amazing project that I LOOOVE and admire anyone who can keep up with it LOL.. I think it by far surpasses scrapbooking.. I think its more “all-encompassing”.. I am also taking a class and following a group called “THE DOCUMENTED LIFE”.. which I LOVE and actually have been keeping current with and am IN LOVE with this project!
First I will feature the 5 sets of stamps useful for these projects.. then I will show you samples of my book and will give you information on where to start and how to start.. Just like I plead with my sistahs to try mixed media, I also think that these two projects mentioned above are SO nice to follow. The documented life really just requires a few minutes a day.. bond with your planner.. write in it, stamp in it.. color in it.. stick things down in it.. UCH I could go on and on..
Let me introduce you to our journaling stamps… I LOVE THEM. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE… and you will be seeing LOTS of samples using them.. LOTS. and don’t worry there are still 2 uptownies left to reveal LOL.. So bear with me on this post cuz I am really passionate about them and think I can make you be passionate too
Ok ok ok ok… HERE WE GO!
this set is called PLANNER/DIARY weather/mood/calendar set. Now why do I LOOOVE this set and carry it with me everywhere I go? Welllll… First, with these stamps, I can spend 10 quality minutes with my journal every day and get my “basics” out.. I can stamp and colour the weather.. I can stamp my mood for the day.. I can stamp the doodles and elements to decorate the journal and colour them in.. I can use the square element to make a checklist.. I can use the circles to highlight a date oh I can go on!
Now the calendar and frame is very interesting too… sometimes people are not as regimented and don’t have a planner.. HOWEVER.. you can make any notebook into a journal with this stamp! Just stamp away.. decorate, circle the dates, day of the week, month and year and VOILA! you have documented and dated your day! You can convert any notebook into a diary or planner by dating it. YUM no?
next is THOUGHT BUBBLES set..
These are AMAZING prompts for that “middle page” in documented life.. or your project life projects… Love the binder clip.. the doodles… and the the words in the bubbles.. it makes me HAPPY!!!
and here is our BLABBITY BLA BLA set lol.. the paper clip makes me so happy lol (it’s the little things sistahs..).. the glasses? the frame? the pushpin? this is a great set for what you collage or stick down through the week.. I love every word and every image in this set.. I know this will be with me everywhere I go
Another set called the “CURRENTLY” set… includes quotes.. what your kids said that was “quotable”.. what you are reading.. etc.. LOVE THIS SET!! it describes YOU in the HERE and NOW
and finally our LIFE DOCUMENTED set.. sometimes you want to document what happened in the news for the week.. a clipping.. a headline.. well this is the stamp set for you. All these stamps are really everyday all encompassing prompts that you can use day in and day out and guess what? your answer or journaling will always be different. Now that’s versatility!
SOOO?? do you love these as much as I do? If you have always wanted to start a project like this but didn’t know how.. these are the stamps to make you start and help you begin this journey! I will also try to create some videos to show you my process
Don’t feel like you are “too late” in the year to start.. it’s never too late and its so much fun!!
what I love about the DOCUMENTED LIFE PROJECT is how juicy it is .. full of colour, material, artwork.. I love sticking in “TIP INS” (you will learn this in the mini class).. and following their weekly challenges.. if we get enough sistahs on this project, we can have our own group here.. and they have a WONDERFUL and supportive group on Facebook. I cannot recommend this highly enough.. really. 5 Brilliant and talented women put this project together and you will be blown away when you see their work.. Just click on my link I inserted and good luck being productive today LOL
Ok now for my little planner
Here’s my cover.. I sketched the girl on it and found her perfect for this journey
here’s the side view with my TIP ins added in with Washi tape
here’s the top view with my tabs and happy face clips..
Here’s the top TAB view (They teach you how to do all of these things including the tabs)
the jars below were a challenge on repeating a pattern (that is the tip in.. a page taped in).. on the left you will see the first planner set in action.. the heart the face the weather.. YUM! That middle page where you see my doodle of the face is where I will use my new prompts.. all the sets above.. along with my doodles etc.. you can see I stuck things down.. words from a magazine.. everything goes in here.. I only have ONE BOOK to bring with me all the time.. work on it at the arena.. doctor’s office.. the car while waiting for the kids.. SO. MUCH. FUN
I included my valentines day cards in my planner.. the words make me smile.. I kept the card with the kids messages on it.. LOL.. Jayden told me I was her idol. I need to keep this and remind her daily LOL.. the page on the left is my week.. I write most of my appointments on my monthly view. see next pic
Here is the monthly view.. I need to dig into march but wanted to show you.. I bought a monthly agenda from the dollar store.. ripped out the monthly pages and stuck them into my weekly planner. I need to see things in a monthly view.
Here is another example of my pages.. Tyler went for lunch with family one day.. and someone was eating a sandwich out of this printed bag the restaurant gave her.. well my son who knows me so well asked her nicely if he could bring this home to me for his mom’s journal LOL.. does he know me or what?.. I cut up the bag and stuck it in my journal.. then I had a random girl I sketched and didn’t want to lose her so there she went .. you will also see magazine words cut out.. inspiring words etc.. I LOVE WORDS!
more inspiring words I found and HAD to put in my planner it’s a “creative manifesto”
and last.. I LOVE AUSTIN KLEON.. LOVE. so I had to glue something in from him as well .. AND I have been practicing my brush script so the bottom part is made by me
i know this was very long winded.. but I just wanted to show you a part of my daily life
hope I didn’t bore you to death! LOL
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Mwah to da sistahs who love to document life