Today I wanted to share a look at how I'm getting my photos + words from the Pieces Of Home project into my notebook.
You can see how I approached Pieces Of Me earlier this year here (as well as past Pieces Of Us projects).
For Pieces Of Home I decided to follow a simple design formula (laid out in the notebook) and then give myself a little room to play on top of some pattern papers. For this particular project I printed my photos 4.25 inches wide x 4 inches tall using my Epson PictureMate PM400 and repeated the same sizing for my journal blocks (words were copied + pasted from what I've been sharing this week on my Instagram posts). On the long portion of each of the spreads I picked a pattern paper and cut it to about 4.25 inches wide x 8.25 inches tall and then embellished each spread with elements from my stash. This project is an excellent opportunity to use what you have - especially some of those pattern papers you might be hanging onto for the "perfect" project.
Let's dive into the process video:
And here's a look at my first four spreads:
Pattern paper from the Star Scrapbook Kit paired with a stitched pocket heart + a vellum star (these would be great to add to a December Daily® stash) + two Classic Heidi tags + some blue/white twine. My journaling was copied + pasted from Instagram and printed onto Epson Ultra Premium Matte Presentation Paper. I repeat stamped "this table" on the outside of the stitched heart pocket.
Font for my journaling is Sentinel.
On top of the tags I used the Pieces Of Home stamp set to add "this home" and the heart shape that includes the sentiment "loving my home as it is."
Heart Scrapbook Kit pattern paperpaired with a plastic butterfly from the The Great Outdoors collection + a Classic Heidi tag + "make" stamped using the Pieces Of Home Stamp Set. I love this little combination and could have totally used a variation of it on each spread.
I'll be back again next week sharing the last three spreads in this project.
- Pieces Of Home Notebook
- Pieces Of Home Stamp
- Pieces Of Life Charcoal Folio
- Pieces Of Me Notebook
- Pieces Of Home Heart Pin
- Pieces of Home House Pin
- AED Olympia Ink
- Star Scrapbook Kit
- Heart Scrapbook Kit
- Circles Scrapbook Kit
- Great Outdoors Plastic Butterflies
- Happy Wood Veneer Speech Bubble (past subscriber add on - may be available in an upcoming sale)
- Day In The Life™ Large Stitched Felt Circle: digital version
- Gold Rimmed Vellum Stars
- Stitched Heart Pockets (past subscriber add on - may be available in an upcoming sale)
- Classic Heidi Swapp Mini Tags
- Blue + White Twine
- We R Memory Keepers Hole Punch
- Scotch Rolling Adhesive
- Fiskars Paper Trimmer
- Tiny Attacher Stapler
- Black Staz On Ink
- Rolling Date Stamp