Wednesday, October 12, 2016

2016 Project Life // Central Europe

Back in the summer, I travelled around Central Europe and visited ten cities in four countries. I'm sure I'll eventually document this trip, the memorabilia I collected, and all the little details in a separate travel album, but for now I wanted to make sure a summary of my adventure made its way into my Project Life.

I ended up making five 12x12 spreads for my album. To streamline the process, I edited and printed my photos all in one go, since that normally takes me the longest. I used one 4x6 photo per city and labelled each 4x6 with the city name, country, and date(s) visited. The rest of the pockets are a mix of 3x4 photos and printable journaling cards from my store. I laid out all my photos and journaling cards first, then went ahead and added bits of embellishments to my pictures and cards. As always, the last step in my process is to finish things off with journaling on the cards.

Here's a look at my spreads:

In a Creative Bubble products: Awesome cards (hip hip hooray card),  Travelogue cards no.3 (here we go card), Vancouver cards (here + there card)

In a Creative Bubble products: Good Stuff cards (01/02 card), Vancouver cards (raincloud card), Click cards (take a picture card), Journey cards (moments card)

I added a bit of stamping (with a stamp I designed for Studio Calico) to the cloud on my filler card. I used one of my favorite blue ink pads - Color Theory's Something Blue.

In a Creative Bubble products: Recorded cards no.4 (awesome card), Japan cards no.2 (always on the go card), Travelogue cards no.1 (travelogue card, adventurer card)

I added washi tape ticket strips to the edges of my adventurer card since I thought they were fitting and liked how they added pops of color.

In a Creative Bubble products: Everyday Adventure cards (adventuring card), Friendship cards (good times circle card, yellow card), Travelogue cards no.2 (explore card)

In a Creative Bubble cards: Journey cards (enjoy the journey card), Summer cards no.2 (summer card), Vancouver cards (explore flag card), Travelogue prompt cards (go card)

The bear tab is actually a little piece of washi tape that I stuck on an orange scrap. I stapled it to the corner of my photo and added a word sticker that says 'wild thing'. Love how that turned out!

Other products used:

So glad to finish up these spreads and have this trip documented in my Project Life! Thanks for taking a look and I hope they inspire you to work on your own albums. Happy Wednesday.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Shoppe Update

Happy October you guys! I felt like I blinked and September passed by. Autumn is in full swing around here with the rainy weather, cozy layers and early sunsets...all of which inspired me as I designed this latest release in my shoppe. There are five new journaling card sets and four digital stamps that can be found in my store's new always, head straight there or stick around to read my ramblings.

Autumn Journaling Cards
This set was a lot of fun to design! I experimented with more handlettering and I played around with converting ink sketches of leaves and branches into patterns and digital illustrations. I'm quite happy with the results :) I also liked switching things up by working with a slightly bolder color scheme that's perfect for the fall season. These cards will be awesome for documenting the changes in the season and everyday fall moments.

Autumn Digital Stamps

Spooky Journaling Cards
Halloween is coming up at the end of the month and I wanted to be prepared with a playful set of cards. As you can see, I incorporated more of my handlettering and little illustrations. I decided not to vectorize the lettering on most of these cards to retain the brush pen look, which I thought worked well with this theme. One of my favorite details is the ghost inside the 'spooky' card :)

Thanksgiving Journaling Cards
Even though Thanksgiving in the US isn't until the end of November, I'm adding this set to my store since Canadian Thanksgiving is this Monday! It's always nice to take the time to reflect on things that we're thankful for, whether they be everyday gratitudes or bigger blessings in life. I think it would be fun to print out multiples of the 'I am so thankful for" card and get friends and family members to fill them out with you.

Thanksgiving Digital Stamps

Everyday Adventure Journaling Cards
I decided to revisit the theme of everyday explorations (see my Local Wanderer set I released earlier this year if you're interested in more cards about this theme!) and I designed a new set of cards that's perfect for documenting adventures in your hometown. Remember, adventures don't have to be in exotic or far away destinations - you can find surprises and delights in your own city as well!

Everyday Adventure Digital Stamps

London Journaling Cards
I'm adding a new destination to my travel themed products, and it's one of my favourite cities in the world - London! I spent the first half of September there and it was so easy to fall in love with this place. My trip definitely inspired the phrases and images in this set, and I illustrated a couple of classic London icons for these cards. Hope you like them!

London Digital Stamps

This wraps up my first update this month. Thanks for your continued support and I hope to see you use my designs on your projects! Please tag me on instagram @inacreativebubble or hashtag #inacreativebubble so I can see (and maybe repost!) :) Happy weekend! xo.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Digital Scrapbook Day

Word on the street is that there is a new date for Digital Scrapbook Day this year, and it's the first Saturday of October. To celebrate, I'm having a sale in my shoppe this weekend! Simply enter the code DSD2016 during checkout to receive 15% off your entire order. Thank you for your continued support and happy shopping!