Tissue Paper Journaling Card

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Yes, today we will be talking about incorporating tissue paper into your layout, or in this case into Project Life as a journaling card. In February, I attended a small group meeting for an organization I’m involved in and it was at a local funeral home. Yes, I know it may sound a little morbid, but the meeting was very informative. The director of the funeral home, told us about the services they offer there, the order in which we should plan arrangements for a friend or loved one, how to set things up for future use, and so on and so forth. At the end of the meeting we were given a gift to take home, which included a really nice coffee mug with the funeral home’s logo, along with some mints which were wrapped in tissue paper with the logo as well, and finished off with a black ribbon. Once home, I thought to myself, “Well, I don’t really think I can recycle this tissue paper for a gift for someone.” LOL So I just figured I would use it to create a journaling card for project life and add my journaling about my experience at the funeral home onto the card.
Easy enough right? Well, it really was! Check out the process for this technique below:

Materials Needed:
Tissue Paper
Adhesive
Cardstock (here, I used White Cardstock)
Ink Pad (optional)

Process:
Cut Cardstock down to size (journaling card 3×4)
Carefully cut your tissue paper down to desired size (here, again I cut my paper down to 3×4)
Liberally apply your adhesive to your cardstock
Carefully apply the tissue paper on top of the cardstock
Smooth out any and all wrinkles
Ink the edges of your card

Now you are ready to add your journaling to the card and place it into your Project Life protective sleeve or add it to a layout.

I hope you enjoyed this technique and have fun trying it out for yourself.

Happy Scrappin’!
Nati

Project Life: Week 14 Black, White and Pink All Over

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Hello Everyone! Happy Monday!!!

This week I decided to try a new approach to Project Life. I decided to take all of my photos in black and white and then add hints of pink to my Project Life spread. At the beginning of the year, I noticed one of my Insta-Friends had posted a Project Life spread in black and white……and I thought she had did the whole spread in black and white, but she later told me that she just change the color of the photo and it was not a black and white spread. I was totally inspired by the thought of a black and white Project Life spread, that I decided that I would at some point create my own spread doing just that. And since pink is one of my favorite colors, I would also incorporate that as well.

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During the week, I made sure that I had the camera setting on my phone set to black and white and literally I shot all pictures in black and white mode. I had so many awesome prints to pick from. I especially liked the one from our local Starbucks where I was able to snap quite a few pictures of my oldest daughter, Elle, during our Mother-Daughter day date.
Nonetheless, I would like to encourage you all to take photos of your own in only black and white and create a black and white spread yourself, or even create a layout using a black and white photo.

If you haven’t done this before, I guarantee you will enjoy yourself and have some amazing shots to frame or scrapbook.
Until tomorrow…

Happy Scrappin’

~Nati J.