Wednesday, June 15, 2016

2016 Project Life // New York City

I've always been a city girl, so it was easy for me to fall in love with New York City. There's something about this place that makes me feel so alive - the bright lights, the energy of people flowing in all directions, the towering buildings in the concrete jungle. I adore every bit of it.

I spent about a week in the city with my family back in the springtime, and I got to take them to some of my favorite places and watch them fall in love with the same things I adored my first visit there. It made me so happy :)  We also explored a lot of new-to-me places and tried lots of incredible cafes and restaurants. Such a great trip!

I had lots of photos so I ended up making three 12x12 pages for my Project Life. Here's a look at the first two spreads together:

I made good use of my New York City printables as I put together my pages. The left side:

In a Creative Bubble products: Road Trip cards ('on the go' card), NYC cards no.1 (adventure card, colorful card), NYC cards no.2 (concrete jungle card)

The right side:

In a Creative Bubble products: NYC cards no.1 (New York City card), Hooray cards (hooray card), Recorded cards no.3 (story card), Local Wanderer digital stamps

I had a bunch of NYC themed die-cut sticky notes I bought in Asia, and I thought to layer them on top of my Hooray card. I really loved how that turned out.

And here's my third page:

In a Creative Bubble products: NYC cards no.2 (big city lover card), Today cards (notes from today card), NSD freebie (green card), NYC digital stamps

Other products used:

New York City is definitely high on my list of favorite places in the world. Can't wait to go back!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Shoppe Update // Travelogue

Ahh, my favorite theme: travel :)

I designed a new collection of printables and digital stamps for the In a Creative Bubble shoppe and it's perfect for documenting any adventure, big or small. Travelogue features versatile and clean designs with phrases that encourage you to record your explorations and travel experiences. There are several new journaling card sets, printable elements for embellishing your projects, and two digital stamp sets. I also set up a handy bundle in the shoppe if you're interested in the whole collection (and you get 10% off!) :) Here's a look at all the new designs:

Travelogue Journaling Cards No.1

Travelogue Journaling Cards No.2

Travelogue Journaling Cards No.3

Travelogue Prompt Cards

Travelogue Elements No.1

Travelogue Digital Stamps No.1

Travelogue Digital Stamps No.2

I know I'll get a lot of use out of these when I document my summer adventures, and I hope you enjoy using them as well! (Any fun travel plans?) Happy travels, everyone! ✈

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

2016 Project Life // Washington D.C.

Back in March, I spent a couple of days with family in Virginia & Washington DC. I haven't been there in 15(!) years, so it was a lot of fun exploring and experiencing these places as an adult. I have barely any recollection of our past trips since I probably spent most of my time playing with my cousins, ha.

We hung out at the National Mall, got to visit a few of the Smithsonian museums, catch up with relatives, and my favorite thing - see the peak bloom of the cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin. Pure magic. I'll have to catch up with blogging some photos for my (sadly neglected) Travel Tuesday posts but since I finished my Project Life spreads summarizing this trip, I thought I'd post those first!

Here's a look at the double-page spread together:

This trip inspired me to make a set of Washington DC printable cards (+ digital stamps), and I used several of those to document my adventures. Here's the left side:

In a Creative Bubble products: Washington DC cards (DC card, Nation's Capital card), Recorded cards no.4 (Adventurers cards), Washington DC digital stamps, Foodie digital stamps

I used digital brushes right on my photos before printing, for some subtle embellishing. I take so many photos when I travel and I love coming across gems like this one that stand out to me - the silhouettes of my family, walking around in DC during sunset.

Here's the right side:

In a Creative Bubble products: Washington DC cards (wander card), Spring cards (hello spring card), Recorded cards no.3 (everyday explorers card), Local Wanderer digital stamps, Washington DC digital stamps, Magic digital stamps

Combined a digital stamp from the Local Wanderer set and the 'Georgetown' stamp from the DC set and added them right on this photo. The buildings in Georgetown are so beautiful.

I couldn't get enough of the cherry blossoms! The digital stamps here are from the Magic set :)

Other products used:

This was a super fun trip and I'm glad I got a summary of it in my Project Life. I do want to make a more detailed mini-album, but that's on my long list of future projects. Happy Wednesday! xo.