Today I'm finally sharing my spreads for the month of September. I actually finished most of these several weeks ago, but I felt like the colours and styles were all over the place and wanted to change things around to make the spreads a bit more cohesive. I am not super strict about all of the spreads matching or anything, but I like each month's spreads to have some sort of connecting thought behind them, even though it doesn't always work out. Finally in the last few days I swapped out some cards and recoloured others and arrived at a result that feels good enough. It's not perfect, but as we all know, done is better than perfect when it comes to memory keeping :)
Starting out with a spread about the month in general. Calendar card from the Project 52 2016 Edition (recoloured to all white) and September stamp from Paislee Press. Journalling + filler cards from the Everyday and Moments Like These Editions (the filler cards have been recoloured).
A spread about a day I spent with my mum + sisters. All products from the Golden Kit by Amber LaBau Designs, except for the "more of this" stamp which is from Paislee Press.
About a visit to a beautiful sunflower field. All cards from the Midnight Edition except for the "happy place" stamp which is from Paislee Press.
About this beautiful evening. Journalling card from the Everyday Edition, filler cards from the It's A Man's World collection and "moments" stamp from, you guessed it, Paislee Press :)
First of two spreads about our day trip to Linköping in early September, shared previously here. All products from the Golden Kit by Amber LaBau Designs.
All products from the aforementioned Golden Kit.
First of two spreads about a Sunday outing we went on to Stensjö By and Vånevik. Products from the Fresh Air kit by Paislee Press.
Products from the Fresh Air kit.
Finally, another spread about the month in general. Cards from the Everyday Edition.
Project Life is a memory keeping system created by Becky Higgins. You can learn more about it here. Digital page protectors by Valorie Wibbens.
Wednesday, 12 October 2016
Watching | I watched some of my favourite films out of the ones I've watched so far this year in September. Me Before You was surprisingly sweet and not at all as cheesy as I had expected. Sully was such a gripping story, especially considering that it is based on a true story. Finally, Bridget Jones's Baby managed to greatly surpass my expectations, which admittedly were low considering the disaster that was the second film. I went to see it even though I was sceptical because I love the original film so much, and I loved that this one had the same feel and charm as the first film. I will forever ignore the existence of the second film and view Bridget Jones's Baby as the only sequel.
Listening to | Still mostly Melissa Horn + Miriam Bryant.
Consuming | Satsumas which are finally in season!
Reading | Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, which believe it or not, I had never read before. I don't understand how I managed to miss it all these years, especially in my teens when I would have been all over a novel like this. These days I don't usually read young adult novels but made an exception after hearing great things about it, and I am glad I did because it is very captivating + has a very powerful message.
Visiting | My parents, P's mother and my sister.
Enjoying | Indian summer that lasted almost the entire month! It was truly a dream. Spending time outdoors in the sun, going mushroom picking, working on my Project Life spreads, joining the Amber LaBau Creative Team + embarking on a special journey.
Making | Updates to my family tree + the aforementioned Project Life spreads.
Looking forward to | More autumn colours + some answers that October will bring, for better or worse.
Sunday, 2 October 2016
At long last I am sharing some glimpses of my finished 2014 photo book! I've actually had it since before the summer but for some reason I kept forgetting to photograph it while it was still light outside. I created the pages for this book during the spring, after I finished my 2015 book, so this is my most recent one. I actually like it a bit better than the 2015 one because I'd developed my style a bit more by the time I made it and I included more journalling. I wish I could share more than just a handful of pages but at 195 pages this book is my longest to date, so there is no way I could fit it all into one entry. The books I've completed so far are some of my most prized possessions and I'm looking forward to adding my 2016 book to them!
Size: 12 x 12.
Number of pages: 195.
Design software: I make all the pages in Photoshop and create the book through Bookify on the Blurb webpage.
Paper: Matte premium.
Saturday, 1 October 2016
Today it's time for the last part of the tour of my dollhouse, until I have some new updates to share at least. When I move to a home with more space I will add a garden for the house - I got one along with garden furniture + accessories along with this house but I had to put it in storage for now... The extension floor was also included when I bought this house (such a good deal!) and I knew from the start that I would place the kitchen in the large room downstairs. In my old house the kitchen is in the room that is the master bedroom of this house and I've always found it much too small. I think the kitchen has the most fun accessories and I don't want it to feel crowded :)
Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Tonight I thought I'd share the middle floor of my dollhouse, where the master bedroom, combined hallway/office and nursery are. On this floor I continued to deviate from the traditional Lundby layout - making the intended kitchen the master bedroom and the intended bathroom the nursery. (In the most recent layout of the Småland house the wall between the kitchen and former hallway has been removed, creating a larger kitchen.) For the wallpaper I used paper from the Project Life Southern Weddings paper packs (it's so convenient when my hobbies overlap like this!).