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3.11.2020

A look through my latest TN | Day 2

Here we are at Day 2 of our look through my latest TN!

Let's get right to it...


These pages, like the first ones, document Christmas 2018, but this spread could definitely be used for any occasion. There's nothing too overtly "holiday-ish" about it.

Here I added my photo to the left-hand side (you'll soon realize that a full-size photo is my favorite format for my notebooks).


One the opposite side, I started by layering some stickers...first the circle, then the "love," and then the heart.

**NOTE: Overlapping stickers or ephemera pieces like this adds dimension and visual interest. But remember, if you're going to type on your labels/stickers, make sure you do it before you add them to your spread. It's next to impossible to get a notebook to run through your typewrite easily.**

Next, I typed up some journaling strips and then added them to the page.

Finally, I added a strip of washi tape to each side of my spread to make the layout cohesive.

This clean, simple layout came together so easily and can be repeated over & over.

Try following these steps to change things up:

*Use patterned paper to create your own embellishments
*Draw pencil lines directly on your pages to keep things straight, and then add your journaling using your handwriting
*Add washi tape to the top & bottom of your spread - across your pages


Have any questions about how I create my spreads?

Don't hesitate to contact me at maggie@midwesterngirldiy.com!

Thank you so much for stopping by...I'll be back Monday with spread 3!


SUPPLIES:

Heidi Swapp Journal Studio Inserts - Happy

Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Sticker Book

Heidi Swapp Journal Studio Sticker Book

Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Washi Tape

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter



See more about these pages HERE on Heidi's blog


Want more notebook inspiration?

See some here:

Hawthorne: DIY Travelers Notebook

This is Magic (via Kerri Bradford)

Five New Stamp Sets (via Kerri Bradford)




Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that I have recommended. Don't worry, clicking these links won't cost you any extra money. Please check out my disclosure policy for more details. Thank you for your support!

3.09.2020

A Look Through my latest TN | Day 1

There are few things more satisfying than finishing something you started what seems like forever ago.

I started this notebook in January 2019, and I just added the last spread...yayayay!


I thought it might be fun to take a little more detailed look through it over the next few weeks!

Just so you know...there is no rhyme or reason to this book.

The spreads are in no particular order, chronological or otherwise.

Sometimes I just opened up the book and added my spread to whatever blank pages were available.

And that's OK by me. 

It's the fact that I actually got the event/moments/photos documented that's important.

Here's we go...


Now this first spread is obviously from Christmastime and was for a blog post for Heidi Swapp entitled Journal Studio | 5 Ways to Document in Your Journal.

I added a photo of our tree to the right-hand side, and then I added the word "magical" to the bottom. A little pink star sticker sits on top of the tree.


On the left-hand side, I covered the blank notebook page with a piece of patterned paper.

**NOTE: I try to choose my patterned paper so as not to compete with my photo. If my photo has a lot of color/pattern, I try to choose a paper that is more subdued. For this spread, I chose a more colorful paper to offset the basic black/gold of my photo.**

Next, I cut out a little rectangle of vellum, and adhered it to my paper on both sides and the bottom to create a little pocket.

I used a piece of baker's twine to string together two tags...and on the bottom tag I added my journaling.

There are so many ways you could change this layout up to create your spread...

*Reverse your photo and patterned paper
*Use patterned paper or even another photo to create your "pocket"
*Replace the large photo with 2 or 3 smaller ones

One of the things I love most about scrapbooking is that just by changing up one or two things, you can make your spreads/layouts look entirely different from one another.


And that's spread 1!

I'm so excited to share this notebook with you...

Hopefully you'll be inspired to work in your own notebook, or to try something new!

Have any questions about how I create my spreads?

Don't hesitate to contact me at maggie@midwesterngirldiy.com!

Thank you so much for stopping by...come on back Wednesday to see more!


SUPPLIES:

Heidi Swapp Journal Studio Inserts - Happy

Heidi Swapp Color Fresh 12 x 12 paper pad

Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Sticker Book

Heidi Swapp Journal Studio Ephemera

Heidi Swapp Journal Studio Sticker Book

Vellum


See more about these pages HERE on Heidi's blog


Want more notebook inspiration?

See some here:

Hawthorne: DIY Travelers Notebook

This is Magic (via Kerri Bradford)

Five New Stamp Sets (via Kerri Bradford)




Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that I have recommended. Don't worry, clicking these links won't cost you any extra money. Please check out my disclosure policy for more details. Thank you for your support!

2.24.2020

Emojis Stamp Set & Dies | Technique Tuesday

Don't you just love emojis?

They convey so much meaning & emotion, and they have really become part of how we communicate.

😊😍😋

Those are some of my favorites.

And now you can add those fantastic little symbols to your documenting!


These darling new Emojis Stamp Set & Emojis Crafting Dies from Technique Tuesday are the perfect additions to your collection!

Emojis Stamp Set
Emojis Crafting Dies

Wanna see how I've used them on a couple of projects?

These three little designs say everything you need to know about this spread...


And the "heart eyes" design is the perfect way to express how I feel about that photo...



Here's how I used the bundled set (both the emoji stamps & the dies) to create a card and some coordinating confetti...


This was so quick & easy to make...I just chose my stamp designs and my ink colors, and got to work.


Then I typed out a quick sentiment and adhered it to the card.


Next came the fun part...creating all of the confetti to put inside my card.

I decided to keep my dies all connected so that I didn't have a bunch of small little emoji dies running around getting lost...so I did have to sort out the happy faces from the die cuts...but that was no big deal.

Love both the stamps & the dies and feel you can't live without them?

Save money when you bundle them!

BUNDLED: Emojis Stamp Set with Matching Dies

And if you really love all of the amazing Technique Tuesday stamps and dies and you just can't wait to get your hands on more, they even have a monthly autoship program that saves you a ton!

Members enjoy 25% off their Memory Keepers Studio stamps, 15% off select products, free shipping on add-on orders, and more.

Check out all of the Memory Keepers Studio Stamps HERE

and see all of the Fresh Cut Studio Craft Dies HERE


I'd love to see what you're creating...tag me @maggiemassey on IG!




Looking for more cardmaking inspiration?

Check these out:

Tabbed Birthday Cards

Semi-Handmade Cards

Magnolia Jane Cards

Kate's Birthday Invitations

or search "cards" here on my blog...


xoxo









PLEASE NOTE: Technique Tuesday sent me these stamps & dies free of charge to use on my projects. All opinions are my own. From time to time, my posts will include affiliate links.

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