May 11

Documenting A Day in a Life~ Scrapbook your Day

Day in a LifeTomorrow I’m playing along with Ali Edwards and documenting “A Day in A Life”. This is a day for taking pictures, writing about all the little daily routine that may seem mundane. I have quickly learned time flies and what I thought I would remember FOREVER has been forgotten. I often think back to growing up and I do remember quite a bit but wouldn’t it be interesting to have documentation of just a regular day in a life. Day in a Life

I’ve decided to make a mini album that will fit in my fauxdori or planner for easy access. More than likely I will also had a notepad to jot down times, events and catch little sayings from the kids. Some ideas popping in my head is to take a photo of the living room or kids bedrooms to catch their everyday. This project really has endless possibilities. Do you want to play along? Document a Day in Your Life? Get a pad of paper for notes and your camera ready, yes it can be that easy.

Everyday is documentable~ Rebecca

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Jan 13

My Love 2014~ Mini Album

My Love CoverLast year I purchased a handmade mini album from Ashli aka SoaphouseMama’s Etsy site and started filling it with photos I have printed from my instagram feed. I love the 4 x 4 size photos. I finally added the final touches to create an album filled with my loves of 2014. First I went through and added paint and stamps

My love for hats

Then doodles, washi and heart stickers

My Love Art

Filled the book with photos of the milestones

My Loves Birthdays

and memories

My Loves

And yes the CATS

My cats

These are just a few of the pages. I really LOVED working on this mini book. The thing I enjoy post about mini albums is they can be quick and just fun. It’s nice to set them out on the coffee table or desk for others to enjoy. The good news…I have plenty more to work on!

Happy Tuesday~ Rebecca

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Nov 29

December Daily and Journal Your Christmas

Christmas 2014Monday is the start of the countdown to Christmas and as a scrapbooker I have created a mini album dedicated to Christmas since 2010, following Ali Edward’s December Daily. Over the last couple of years I have really enjoyed following prompts by Shimelle to Journal memories and holiday celebrations of Christmas past and current. I documented our daily lives “December Daily” in the family’s Project Life album. This past weekend I pulled out the mini albums and the kids and I were looking them over and reminiscing. The one thing the kid’s missed in these small albums were of course pictures of themselves and what they did that day. I explained that a lot of those photos are in the project Life album and one day they will enjoy all the journaling that has consumed a lot of the past albums. So this got me thinking and wondering on how I would like to approach documenting our Christmas this year. For all selfish reasons I love Journal Your Christmas because  can I am a journaler and I enjoy writing my thoughts, memories and taking back Christmas and savoring moments to WRITE during the chaotic days of the holidays. BUT as a memory keeper I love seeing what we did year to year and so does my family but they want to see it in a mini album. So here is my plan…. I will create a mini album for my December Daily and create a page or passage in my Project Life to direct the readers, my family, to the mini album

December Daily

And for Journaling my Christmas, I will have my own little mini album.I recently read an article in Art Journaling by Somerset Studio about Creating a Christmas Art journal and this sounds like something I would like to try. To spend a few moments everyday creating art and journaling…

Tidbits fro Creating

So let the merry making began! Will be back soon to show you my albums~ Rebecca

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Sep 02

Learn Something New Everyday 2014

LSNED 2014Learn Something New Everyday is an online class by Shimelle and is absolutely one of my favorite courses. It’s a class that creates awareness in the everyday to search and ponder and to learn something.  Here are my mini albums from  2011 Album2012 Album , and  2013 album. Now here we are September 2014, welcome back to school.

I’m still working out the details of how I plan to document this year. I created this mini notebook from a print and I’m wondering if I could fit 30 days of photos and journaling. OR maybe I can use this as a notebook to take notes of my daily life for the next 30 days and create a 12 x 12 layout. I am however documenting my photos on Instagram because I plan on printing out the square photos into 2″ x 2″ prints. So this is my somewhat plan, let the learning begin

You got it, just for today LEARN something new!~ Rebecca

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May 25

Texas Wildflower Field Guide Scrapbook

This wildflower scrapbook has been in the works since last year when I posted a Touristy Thursday about Texas Wildflowers. So when Simon Says Stamp Challenge was about Botanical, I knew this was the perfect project to complete: A Field Guide for Texas Wildflowers

Field guide

We are so blessed here in central Texas to have so many beautiful flowers that line the roadways, early spring the first to make their appearance is the bluebonnet


I painted flowers on the pages for embellishments


Whirling butterflies

Several pages included fold outs for interactive fun, ribbons to untie and envelopes to open

Foldout info

Envelopes to open

Lots and stamping, paint and washi



I have fourteen flowers in this book, it was so fun to make and learn about each of them.

Hoot! Rebecca

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Apr 13

Journey Clusters

Enjoy the JourneyJourney, is this week’s challenge over at Simon Say’s Stamp. This past week while packing for an out of town trip I discovered a mini album from 2011 from a anniversary trip with my husband. I still have a little over half to finish, so I wanted to make small embellishments about our journey. Being that this is a mini album, I need to keep these small, so I started with small tags. I stamped with gesso for some resist.

Tags with gesso

Then spritzed with ink and backed them up with Tim Holtz journal cards

Tags with Ink

more fun time by grabbing bits and pieces to add color and layers

Tags with bits and pieces

Another favorite is adding ribbon and more texture

more texture

Clusters about our Journey

Final clusters

Now time to add them to our album

Cluster added to album

Looking through travel albums really makes me want to plan a trip soon. Hoot! Rebecca

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Jan 25

Journal Your Christmas 2013 ~ Final

JYC Be JoyfulI have had my Journal Your Christmas mini album on a card table in my craft room since before Christmas and it really has sat this month waiting on the last three days to be documented.

JYC Dec 24

I ran into a scrapbooking dilemma this year with my documenting Christmas. I documented our daily lives chronologically with Project Life and followed the prompts with Journal your Christmas in a mini album. The dilemma you ask? Well for example this page, day 18 is about what we served for Christmas dinner which actually happen on Day 25.

Christmas Dinner

Now I know Shimelle’s intent was not for me to stress and document out of “order”. It’s whole purpose is to and take time with your notebook, pen and thoughts and spend time writing about my Christmas past and present. And the prompts are not necessary meant to be used on that particular day. What I like about the Journal Your Christmas is it inspires me to take quiet time to reflect, remember and stop the madness and take in the season and everything I love about it. BUT I found myself holding off on writing, waiting for the moment to happen and this is not what I want to take from this class.

JYC memories

Then I have my kids who love looking at the mini albums that reflect our Christmas bound up into one fun festive book. We keep them in a small cedar chest I use for a coffee table and when I open it up…every time they want to look at the Christmas scrapbooks. I kept a December Daily for two years before I stated JYC. I want to have make these for them.

JYC Special moments

So next year I’m going to take a different approach, not sure yet what… will need to brainstorm for a solution. I like the idea of an have envelopes to my scrapbook, where maybe I can slip my journaling in with each prompt no matter when it happens in the month. Or maybe using time to write in my personal journal daily.

JYC Stockings

I did take the approach to use Christmas Cards I have gathered for over 10 years! Yes I cannot bring myself to throw them away, but cut and use the pictures YES I can do that.

JYC Peace Card

Hoot! Rebecca

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Jan 20

A Rainy Day~ Mixed Media Journal

The weather here is Central Texas has been gorgeous! Beautiful! Open the house and air it out kinda days. This three day weekend was anything but ordinary, we were digging holes and going to the washateria, fun thing called septic system issues but it all turned out okay. Learned more than what I ever thought I would about a septic system! I started this project for last week’s Simon Says Monday Challenge, “Anything Goes” but didn’t quite get it completed in time. Started out with a book I had taken apart and covered with paper and washi tape

Book cover

Added Gesso, Ink and painted clouds from this stencil

Ink and clouds

More ink and love this paint by Claudine Hellmuth Ink and Paint

Cut paper for the umbrellas and girl’s shirt, applied Gesso to prepare her face

Taking shape

In process, taking shape

Taking shape

Favorite pen by Scarlet Lime, write perfectly on paint, ink PERFECT for all highlighting a doodling

Scarlet Lime ink Pen

More rain drop stamps added to the back cover of the journal

More Rain Drops

A Rainy Day Journal A rainy Day Journal

On my craft table this week, scrapbook kits I put together a while back, oh and yes final touches to Journal your Christmas! Hoot Rebecca

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