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DIY | Custom Scrapbook Album

Hi guys! Today I'm sharing a fun and quick DIY teaching you how to customize your leather scrapbook album. I mentioned I was going to do this here in my post about planning for this year's Project Life. I decided to customize my 6x12" album this year because they discontinued the gold album that I had loved dearly and used for the past few years of Project Life. The only albums available in the 6x12 size that I could find were green and although I like green, I wasn't ready to let go of my metallic albums quite yet! Watch my short video or read the full step by step tutorial below for a how to so you can get fun colored albums as well! 

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FLORAL EMBROIDERY | QUICK STEPS TO FOLLOW

HI ALL, I'M BACK! SORRY FOR THE ABSENCE THE PAST COUPLE DAYS BUT I WAS WORKING TIRELESSLY AROUND THE CLOCK TO FINISH A PROJECT FOR MY GRAPHIC DESIGN COURSE - AND IT'S A HANDMADE ONE - YAY! RIGHT UP MY ALLEY. WELL, IT'S COMPLETE AND I WANT TO SHARE PARTS OF IT WITH YOU SO THAT YOU MAY TOO CREATE SOME STELLAR HANDMADE PROJECTS IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN GIVING IT A GO! >>>

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DIY | CONFETTI PENCIL CASE

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN CONFETTI PENCIL CASE

THIS WEEK, IN HONOR OF CLASSES STARTING BACK UP, I HAVE AN EASY BREEZY TUTORIAL TO DIY YOUR OWN CONFETTI PENCIL CASE! THIS BRIGHT AND FUN PENCIL CASE WILL BE THE SHOWSTOPPER IN ANY CLASSROOM AND THE BRIGHT AND FUN COLORS WILL BE SURE TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY! IF YOU WANT TO MAKE YOUR OWN PENCIL CASE, JUST READ ALONG BELOW! >>>

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DIY | LEATHER TABBED NOTEBOOK

DIY | LEATHER COVERED + TABBED NOTEBOOK

FOLLOW THIS STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL TO MAKE A NOTEBOOK WITH A LEATHER WRAPPED COVER AND TABBED SIGNATURES THAT MAKE UP THE BLANK PAGES INSIDE. THIS EASY WAY GIVES YOU A WONDERFUL CUSTOM NOTEBOOK FOR BACK TO SCHOOL SEASON! WITH A MULTITUDE OF LEATHER CHOICES, THIS CAN BE AS STYLISH AS YOU'D LIKE! THIS TUTORIAL WILL BE BROKEN DOWN INTO THREE PHASES, THE FIRST WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO GET THE TABBED PAPERS TO MAKE YOUR BOOK SIGNATURES, THE SECOND WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO  CREATE YOUR CHIPBOARD AND LEATHER COVER, AND THE LAST WILL SHOW YOU HOW TO BIND YOUR SIGNATURES AND NOTEBOOK ALL TOGETHER ... LET'S GET STARTED! >>>

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HOW TO | STAMPED LEATHER PROJECT LIFE TABBED DIVIDERS

HOW TO | LEATHER TABBED DIVIERS FOR PROJECT LIFE

THIS WEEK'S TUTORIAL IS GOING TO TEACH YOU HOW TO STAMP SOME LEATHER TABS AND ATTACH THEM TO DIVIDERS THAT WILL BE PERFECT FOR YOUR MONTH TO MONTH DIVISION FOR PROJECT LIFE! KEEP READING FOR ALL THE DETAILS FOR THESE AWESOME TABBED DIVIDERS! >>>

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FAST + FABULOUS FRIDAY NO. 32

SAVING TIME WITH MINI BOOKS - THE #LITTLESUMMERJOY PROJECT

ALRIGHT! IT'S HAPPEING! THE #LITTLESUMMERJOY PROJECT IS FINALLY HERE AND I'M GOING TO BE TAKING PART WITH A LITTLE MINI BOOK. IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THE #LITTLESUMMERJOY PROJECT IS, IT'S A FREE (YES FREE!) CLASS RUN BY LITTLE PAPER PROJECTS (Jen Lake and Julie Gagen) AND A BUCH OF AWESOME CONTRIBUTORS TO HELP YOU GET OUT THERE AND DOCUMENT YOUR SUMMER JOY WITH NEW PROMPTS AND INSPIRATION EVERY WEEK! BE SURE TO CHECK IT OUT HERE AND TO READ MORE AND SIGN UP FOR YOURSELF! TODAY I'M SHARING A COUPLE OF MY FIRST PAGES IN MY MINI ALBUM INCLUDING THE THEME OF THIS FIRST WEEK - CREATING A SEASONAL MANIFESTO! BECAUSE SUMMER IS SUPER BUSY, I WANT THIS ALBUM TO BE FAST + FABULOUS - JUST LIKE FRIDAYS ARE! I'LL SHARE SOME TIME SAVING TIPS THROUGHOUT THIS POST, ALONG WITH THE PAGES I'VE COMPLETED THUS FAR SO KEEP READING FOR ALL THE INFO! KEEP READING >>> 

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DIY PRINTED FABRIC COVERED NOTEBOOKS

DIY PRINTED FABRIC COVERED NOTEBOOKS + FREE TEMPLATES

THIS WEEK, I'M SHARING A TUTORIAL FOR MY SPECIAL PROJECT FROM LOVE | DAY | SEED, AND SOME TEMPLATES TO GET YOU STARTED! THIS TUTORIAL WILL SHOW YOU A FUN WAY TO CREATE YOUR OWN CUSTOM NOTEBOOKS USING A TECHNIQUE TO PRINT YOUR FAVORITE PATTERNS ON FABRIC. TO HELP YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS I ALSO HAVE SOME TEMPLATES TO GET YOUR PRINTING PROCESS GOING! TO BEGIN, YOU'LL NEED SOME SUPPLIES AND SOME ENTHUSIASM, BUT DON'T FRET; I'LL WALK YOU THROUGH EVERY STEP, JUST KEEP READING ALONG! KEEP READING >>>

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HOW I KEEP A DESIGN JOURNAL

THE DESIGN JOURNAL PROCESS

COMING FROM A FASHION DESIGN BACKGROUND, I'VE HONED THE SKILL OF KEEPING A DESIGN JOURNAL. IN THE SCRAPBOOKING WORLD, MANY PEOPLE HAVE JUMPED ON THE ART JOURNALING BANDWAGON, AND I FEEL THAT THE WAY I APPROACH DESIGN JOURNALS IS QUITE SIMILAR, WITH A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT END RESULT.  KEEP SCROLLING AND I'LL BE GIVING YOU SOME PEEKS INTO MY DESIGN JOURNAL. I'LL ALSO NOTE HOW I KEEP ONE, AND WHY I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO GET YOUR CREATIVE JUICES FLOWING! KEEP READING >>>

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FAST + FABULOUS FRIDAY NO. 22

MOTHER'S DAY PHOTO CALENDAR GIFT IDEA + FREEBIE

WITH MOTHERS DAY FAST APPROACHING, I WANTED TO SHARE A QHICK AND EASY WAY TO BRING HAPPINESS TO ANY MOTHER! A FAST + FABULOUS GIFT IDEA THAT DOESN'T TAKE MUCH TIME TO MAKE (ESPECIALLY WITH MY FREEBIE TEMPLATE!) BUT WILL MELT THEIR HEARTS. IT'S A MINI CALENDAR CARD SET WITH PHOTOS OF THEIR KIDS TO REMIND THEM OF THE HAPPY TIMES THROUGHOUT THE YEARS. I'M GIVING THIS ONE TO MY SISTER FOR MOTHER'S DAY AND AM THINKING OF MAKING IT A NEW TRADITION SO SHE'LL HAVE AN UPDATED DESK CALENDAR EVERY YEAR. HAVE IT STANDING WITH A PHOTO CLIP OR SIMPLY MAGNETIZE IT TO THEIR FRIDGE AND THEY'LL HAVE A LOVELY SENTIMENTAL REMINDER AROUND THEM ALWAYS (OR UNTIL NEXT YEAR AT LEAST)! KEEP READING >>>

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DIY | CHALKBOARD SPEECH BUBBLE

MAKE YOUR OWN CHALKBOARD SPEECH BUBBLE

GRADUATION SEASON IS UPON US! AND WHAT BETTER WAY TO ANNOUNCE THAT (FOR YOU OR YOUR LOVED ONE) THAN WITH A CHALKBOARD SPEECH BUBBLE TO ANNOUNCE THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS! LEARN HOW TO EASILY DIY YOUR OWN FOR CUSTOMIZED GRADUATION PORTRAITS, OR THAT PERSONAL TOUCH FOR YOUR INSTAGRAM! TO SEE HOW I PUT THIS CUSTOM CHALKBOARD SIGN TO WORK, I'VE INCLUDED SOME IMAGES FROM A GRADUATION PHOTOSHOOT FOR MY LOVELY FRIEND HANNAH WHO, LIKE ANY GRADUATE, IS VERY EXCITED TO BE DONE! KEEP READING >>>

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TUTORIAL | HOW TO MAKE STAMPS

DIY YOUR OWN STAMPS 

FOLLOW THIS TUTORIAL TO GET ALL THE INFO YOU'LL NEED TO BE MAKING YOUR OWN STAMPS IN NO TIME. I'LL GIVE YOU A BREAKDOWN OF ALL THE MATERIALS YOU'LL NEED AND THE STEPS TO TAKE TO GET PERFECT STAMPS EVERY TIME! KEEP READING TO SEE WHAT MAKING YOUR OWN STAMPS IS ALL ABOUT! KEEP READING >>>

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TWINE STITCHED CHEVRON BACKGROUND TUTORIAL

THIS WEEK I'M SHOWING YOU HOW I CREATED THIS CUSTOM CHEVRON BACKGROUND WITH TWINE! IT'S FUN, DIMENSIONAL, AND SUPER EASY TO ACHIEVE! I'M LOVING THE BRIGHT SUNNY YELLOW FROM THIS WEEK'S MOOD BOARD TO BRIGHTEN THESE WINTERY MONTHS. TO ACCOMPANY THE BRIGHT + CHEERY COLORS, I CHOSE TO SHOWCASE THIS TECHNIQUE WITH AN IMAGE OF THE FIRST TIME MY NEPHEW RODE ON A CAROUSELKEEP READING >>>

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ARTISTIC SCRAPBOOKING WITH ACRYLICS

THIS WEEK I'M SHARING HOW I CREATE AN ARTISTIC LAYOUT WITH ACRYLIC PAINT + I'M GIVING YOU A FREEBIE CUT FILE DOWNLOAD AS A BONUS! THE SPREAD I MADE IS TITLED 'COLD OUTSIDE' AND IS A SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT ABOUT ALL THE SNOW NEW YORK HAS SEEN RECENTLY. TO SEE THE STEPS I TOOK TO GET THIS LAYOUT, KEEP READING AND I'LL SHOW YOU! KEEP READING >>>

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