Memory keeping

Travelers Notebooks 

I love journaling in notebooks so creating in a travelers notebooks has been a fun adventure. I am using a notebook for each of my boys and one for myself. 

For my album, I am using The Stamp Spot’s Pocket page notebooks which has a sleeve for photos and crisp white paper on the other side. 

For the boys albums, I am using notebooks from the amazing Shanna Noel. 


Oh Dylan, such a funny silly boy! This was my valentines love prayer for him. 


Sweet Jacob, always trying his hardest to keep up with older brother and try new things!

I will be sharing more of our notebooks and a cool baseball notebook!

Ali Edwards design team · Memory keeping · Storybooks

coffee with Mema

a few weeks ago my yoga instructor asked the class, “if you could have a cup of coffee with anyone living or dead, who would it be and why?”  I couldn’t really think of anyone on the spot except my grandma.  She passed away almost 10 years ago from Alzheimer complications.  She had a profound impact on my early teenage years and on building the foundations for my faith.  I would love to share a cup of coffee with her now to tell her all those things.


The part patterned journaling card “Love this Storh” from Ali Edward’s March digital kit as a jumping off point to tell the story about what I would say to her now over coffee.


The photo I included on the journaling is a piece I inherited from her mismatched china collection.  I think I’ll start enjoying my coffee in this cup more often to remind me of her and her amazing love.

Here is the completed layout:

Bible Journaling · Craving Connection · Faith walk

Sufficient GRACE 

A single passage of scripture … documenting in two different creative mediums. 

“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭12:9‬ ‭NIV‬‬


Inside my travelers notebook



Inside my art journaling bible 

  
Side by side in my travelers notebook / art journal and my journaling art bible. 

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family love

My brother had a tattoo on his forearm that said “family first” AND this layout is dedicated to his spirit and mindset of putting family first.

I love the colored horizontal stripes on the journal card from Ali Edwards’ February digital kit.  I knew this layout had to be hybrid to add journaling in between those lines!

Love is a word I use so often that sometimes I forget the truest definition.  My favorite visiting pastor, Chris Brown, said before “love is an action, not a feeling” and I like having that quote here and relating it to scripture.

1 John 3:18New International Version (NIV)

“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”

My three men have all my heart!  Here is the full layout and all the delicious colors to match.

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puppy love

This is Ryder, our Goldendoodles puppy and when I saw the reds and hearts from Ali Edward’s February digital kit I knew I had to create a puppy love layout.

I brought the digital cards into the Project Life app and had the awesome “follow your heart” journaling card spread across a few pockets. 

Having a puppy has been challenging and entertaining all at once. I asked each of my boys and my husband why they loved Ryder and documented it on the “reasons you are loved” card. 

The images of each of the boys with the puppy had lots of blues so I decided to make the journaling card black and white to match the larger heart card. 

Everything was completed in the letterglow app and the layout was finalized in the project life app. 

I love the ease andconvinence of scrapbooking from my iPhone!

 

Memory keeping · Project life

2017 project life in a 6×8 album

For my planner girl style, I will use a weekly, day to day adventures approach.  Using a 6×8 album and different weekly planner page inserts I hope to document in real time.  I love real time documentation without having to commit to a specific journaling card at the time.  Writing down the “best part of the day” at the end of each day fills me with gratitude for the present moment.  I really enjoyed that experience with December Daily and I want to continue it in 2017.  Sandwiched between the planner pages will be a page protector to hold my favorite photos from the week.  These will be printed at the end of each week on my home printer, the Canon MG7720.

Here is my introduction page

Week 1 layouts

WEEK 2 layouts

WEEK 3 layouts

WEEK 4 layouts