Warmer days are here…finally!! I am so excited. This past weekend it was beautiful outside. Lots of sunshine and people were outside all over the place. It is the first day of May and the month is already starting off very well. I have been busy with creating pages for National Scrapbooking Day (NSD), which is this Saturday, May 4th. There are so many activities that will be going on all week long and some will not end until next week. I will come back later and do a post of links to some of the festivities.
Right now, I really wanted to share my latest project. Browsing through a certain favorite store of mine, I came across these notebooks called smash books. I remember when quite a few of the digital ladies on my FB feed were doing them and at the time, I did not have the time to even look at paper goods for scrapping. Fast forward to present day- and I have more time to do some things for myself. I have plenty of journals from when I was younger and have been anxious to start one as an adult. I figure this will be fun and will give me a chance to do a little scrapbooking of my own random thoughts.
Now- for the cover of my scrap journal, I chose the PrettyPink journal which has this beautifully embossed cover. I started looking through Pinterest and google to see how to pretty up the outside a little more and make it more me. I absolutely love color. I came across an idea on Pinterest to color in the embossing. I thought, “why not?” So I went to Amazon and got on the hunt for markers and found a nice variety pack. The colors are very nice in person and I think I am going to have to do some doodles on my own besides on the cover of the book. The colors came out darker when I was coloring in the design on the journal because of the material.
I cannot see very well at all, so to follow the embossing I had to stay under the light. The whole time I kept thinking “what if I mess up.” Well, I had to stop worrying because it was slowing me down. Within 30 minutes or so, this is what I got done the first night while my overly active child was running around.
I finished up the coloring the cover the next night once everyone was in bed asleep. I love to add lace to digital scrapbook pages, so of course, I had gotten some of that. I like this pack because it has 4 different styles. Some scalloped and some not. It is nice and stretchy. I also got a small pack of ribbon and use a piece of the brown ribbon with the lace to line the edge of the journal.
I wanted the first page inside just to be a little intro. I already want to re-do it as I look at it. I like it but I wish I had taken more time with the writing part of it. There are many facets to my handwriting..lol! Seriously, I write at least 4 different ways and it really depends on the mood I am in. I have always LOVED to write. The inside page will be posted soon, I have a few things I want to share related to NSD later today. :)
Products used on this project:
- K and Company – SMASH Collection – Journal Book – Pretty Style Folio
- October Afternoon – Farm Girl Collection – Buttons
- Colorbok – Heidi Grace Designs – Daydream Collection – 3 Dimensional Stickers – Metal Brad Tops – Small
- Royal Medallion Lace Round Paper Doilies, 4-Inch, Pack of 40
- Martha Stewart Crafts Doily Lace Specialty Ribbon
- Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Girl Ribbon Duet
- Sharpie Fine-Tip Permanent Marker, 24-Pack Assorted Colors
- Scotch 055 1/3-Inch by 49-Feet Adhesive Dot Roller