May Project Life Album | Part I

Hey hey!
I'm so excited to be sharing the first part of my May Project Life album today over at Studio Calico!  I really love how this book came together - and I've learned that I really love working with a square sized album.  The 4x4 album I created for February and this 6x6 album for May have been my favorites so far!

I used up all of my Carolina Moon kits for this fun little book!  Love mixing up my supplies and using my stash!!  

Here's a look at my book below!  I also have a walk through video for those of you who are visual people (like myself)!!  Stop by the Studio Calico blog to read more about how my book came together!


A Day in the Life: 5.12.15

I played along with Ali's Day in the Life last week.  Since it feel on the 12th of the month, I decided to stick with taking 12 photos.  That's a super doable number to me and it keeps me from feeling stressed and overwhelmed if I forget to take a few photos here and there.  I used my big camera to document our day and I so need to do this more often.  I love these "random" photos so much.  They show a glimpse at our everyday, and looking back on them, you realize how BIG these small things are.  Did you play along last week??


Creative Jumpstarts 15

Happy Monday and welcome to our next Creative Jumpstarts challenge!!
This week's challenge is a photo challenge, but I kind of mixed it up a little and tackled a project I've been wanting to do for a while now!

The photo challenge is COLLECTIONS - and instead of grouping items together or finding items in a collection around my house, I decided to photograph and print a collection of Anna's artwork!  She is always bringing home page after page of stories, pictures, cards, and they usually just sit in a big pile in our kitchen.  I hate to throw them away, but let's be honest - we can't keep every picture she draws. So, to make things easier, I decided to snap a photo of her pictures, print her art collection and add it to my Project Life album.  

I laid each drawing on a white poster board and then took a quick picture of her artwork.  Then I printed them out on an 8.5x11 piece of photo paper, trimmed them down and popped them in a page protector!

I used my AMAZING fuse to create these pockets (since they were a little smaller than a normal 3x3 slot)!  The Fuse is so super cool - and SO much easier than pulling out my sewing machine!!

I added the photos back to back in three of the pockets and then added in the "art happens" patch from the Studio Calico Carolina Moon Scrapbook kit.

I have a few more drawings to add, so I think I'll add in an additional page protector.

I'm switching up sizes again this month for my Project Life album (my walk through video coming to the Studio Calico blog later this week), so I punched holes in the page protector and then added it into my album!  So so easy!

And that's my take on this photo challenge!!  We so hope you will play along!! Be sure to tag us on Instagram and post your projects here on the blog!  Happy creating!

Creative Jumpstarts were created by Marcy Penner and Stephanie Bryan to challenge each other with their paper endeavors. Delivered in the form of bimonthly challenges, they encourage us (and hopefully you too) to stretch supplies, think outside of the box and to remain intentional about the memories we capture.  Challenges are posted on the first and third Mondays of every month.  Projects are shared on our blogs and on Instagram using the hashtag #creativejumpstarts. We'd love it if you'd share along with us at either of those places and be sure to tag us (@helloforeverpaperco and @stephaniebryan) if you do!


Maggie Holmes Design Team: Soccer Dude

Happy Friday, friends!!
I'm up on Maggie's blog this week sharing how easy it is to use the Confetti collection for a variety of pages - even sweet little soccer dude boy pages!  Hop on over and check it out!!  


Fun with the Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool

I spent some time this weekend playing around with the new WRMK Photo Sleeve Fuse tool.  I have long been a fan of altering my page protectors to create pockets and add in odd-shaped elements, but I always use my sewing machine.  Sewing is fast and easy, but the plastic page protectors don't always move throw the sewing foot easily.  I've torn my fair share of page protectors in my sewing machine.  So when the Fuse came along, I couldn't wait to try it!  It really is easy to use (MUCH easier than my sewing machine) - and I love that I can customize a page protector with any size pockets that I want!  For the example above, I used a full 6x8 page protector and created several individual pockets.  The bottom two are roughly 3x3, but the other pockets were created for the specific items (sequins, buttons/wood veneer, letter). The only "issue" I came across was sealing a small pocket that had bulkier items (confetti and buttons).  I think part of my problem was not being directly over the pocket (since I was filming a video and all you would have seen was my head, lol). 

I filmed a quick video of my process, more for just an informational video.  I know a lot of people are curious about this tool, so I thought it would be fun if I could share my process and thoughts as I was trying it out for the first time!

So what do you think??
Is the Fuse on your wish list?