What I'm discovering on this Project Life journey is that I prefer creating my own stamped journaling cards for my album in lieu of the ones in the kit. And that's ok. I have given myself permission to figure out what works best for me this year so that I keep it up and don't get too behind (don't laugh since I am more than a bit behind sharing). Now that I know that I will be stamping my own journaling cards pretty much from here on out, I can stock up on Becky's blank journaling cards when they are back in stock at Amazon.
As I have been printing photos and working on the last 5 weeks of Project Life to share here on my blog, I also took some time to stamp up a bunch of journaling cards, ready to be used. I love being able to just put my page together without having to work on coming up with the journaling card design right at that moment. I discovered this when creating the stamped journaling cards for the last three Studio AE Blog Hops. You can see those cards HERE, HERE and HERE. As I have put these cards to use and included them in my album, I realized that I could be making all kinds of journaling cards to have on hand. Duh!
Here is a look at some of the cards I stamped this week:
This weekly journaling card set was inspired by these Studio Calico Hero Arts days of the week stamps. I knew when I bought these that I wanted to use them for daily journaling cards and I finally got around to creating them! I really love how they look paired with the May 2012 Studio AE Stamp Set. The combination of block letters with a script font phrase is so fun. I also mixed in lots of other stamps from Studio Calico. Kelly Purkey really designs some fantastic stamps. They rock my stamping world. :)
I am partial to bright colorful stamping but these cards would look good stamped in any color combination to make them personal to you and your style and it will give them a whole different look.
This next set was inspired by the set of cards I stamped for the April Studio AE Blog Hop last month. I love how Ali's Hello Routine Stamp Set stamps and how the circle is the positive (colored) stamped portion and the words are the negative (white) part. It gives the journaling cards a real pop of color. Because I have already used all the ones I made last month, I decided I needed some more. :)
Again, I combined other stamped phrases for diversity and interest.
My final share today is something I have been thinking about for weeks. Weeks. I am a voracious reader (nothing too thought-provoking, to be sure. I'm more of a "fluff" reader. It's my relaxation before bed most nights.) and I would love a way to document that hobby in my PL album since my Nook is such a big part of my life. ;)
This is what I came up with. Several fun journaling cards created with a book border stamp from a past Studio Calico monthly kit and lots of other Studio Calico stamps, all with a story, book or reading theme.
SUPPLIES (click on photos for links):
I'm working on a travel-themed set, a "quoted" set and a framed-up set (for instagram sized photos) as well. I'll be sharing those soon. Like tomorrow. ;)
And if you enjoy the Project Life shares I will be catching up with the posting of all my weekly layouts over the next 2 weeks. :) And, yes, you will be seeing lots of these cards on my weekly page shares.
Have a wonderful weekend!