9.14.2014

And the winners are

And the winner of the 3000 follower giveaway is: 

neetasduggal!


And the winner of Quizapalooza at Big Picture Classes is:

rpmommy

Congrats to you both!! And thanks to everyone who entered. Hope you will join us in Quizapalooza starting this week! And if you haven't checked out 30 Lists yet, do so! It's such a fun little project and a great way to get inspired and get out of any creative slump. 



9.13.2014

3000 Instagram follower thank you giveaway | 30 Lists Inspiration



Hi everyone! I've been gathering some fun supplies to share for my first "Thank You Giveaway"

What better way to celebrate 3000 followers on Instagram than a 30 Lists inspired giveaway? In July I noticed I was pretty close to 3000 and I started thinking about what might be a fun giveaway.  Something to do with Project Life? Create a mini kit to giveaway? Of course you may know I love doing both of those things.

But something else I love is this wonderfully simple side project. 30 Lists. If you haven't heard about it, you can click here to find out all about it. The best part? Only $10. And you get lots of inspiration and a wonderful community of listers.

I did my first little list + photo journal in September 2012. I was pretty burned out with Project Life at the time, struggling to find my way with that, and I just wanted something different. I had seen people posting about it on Instagram the spring before then, so when I saw it being offered again, I just had to try it.




So I went to Barnes and Noble and grabbed a Moleskine kraft journal with grid paper (my fave) and started listing. I had recently found a Polaroid app on my iMac and I just thought that would be so cool to have a photo representing the list as well. Simple additions: washi tape, a few embellishments, stamps for the dates and numbers and a new favorite pen. I typed up the list titles and printed them out, trimmed and added them to the lists. Simple and inspiring for me at a time when I needed it. I loved it.

Funny thing is, it is the most popular post on my blog! Which is pretty cool.



So, if you like listing and you like little journals, this giveaway is for you! You could also use the journal for anything from an inspiration journal, a to-do list or something else entirely. But seriously, this notebook is so cute you will want it for something special.

The notebook is a hand-stitched Moleskine from the fabulous Elizabeth Rosemond. I met her through Instagram and have had the great pleasure of meeting her in person! She is truly wonderful and truly talented. The next version of 30 Lists I used a very similar version as the one I am giving away. (yes, I still need to blog that one.) :)


 Here's a look at what I'm including:

- custom handstitched Moleskine by Elizabeth Rosemond. This one is for the circles in mint green, white and metallic gold. It is beautiful. Here is a close up of the stitching:


- also including a hand stitched "2014" tag in mint by Elizabeth as well. You can see it in the glassine bag ready to ship to the winner. I have my example of how I used it below. Again, it is so beautiful in person. You can find out more about Elizabeth on her blog here and her Etsy shop here. Follow her on Instagram here.



-- a gold doily from a Studio Calico kit + some gold sequins from Studio Calico. (similar doily can be found here; also note it is not a full pack of sequins. I will also likely throw in a few other random embellishments as well.)


-- For the washi tape: I've included a really cute custom washi tape sampler from Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd @dansmoncrane on Instagram. This is one of the coolest ideas for crafting on the go. I always include one of these in my travel scrapbooking kits. And the tapes are really lovely. You can find more about Vanessa on her blog here and her Etsy shop here. Follow her on Instagram here.




--For the photos, this round I am using this cool service called Origrami. It's a really fun way to include Instagrams. You will get a $30 gift certificate to use for any project you want. They have square print and Polaroid / Retro versions as well. Both will fit the Moleskine beautifully. Or just use them for another project. The choice is yours! You can find out more about them here. (note you can only order from your Instagram account; if you win this and don't use Instagram or would like another option, we can work something out. Also note the photos are from my personal stash and are not included.)



-- to stamp the dates: a cute roller date stamp with phrases from Dear Lizzy. You can see it here. I like this one because it has the days of the week on it as well as being super cute.




Here is a look at how I used a similar journal for spring 2013 round of 30 Lists.





Some tips on stamping in this Moleskine: the papers are archival but they are thin. I use chalk inks primarily. Dye inks or pigment inks tend to bleed through too much. Note there are plenty of pages in the journal and the last several are perforated so you could tear a page out and practice to see if your inks or pens bleed through too much for your liking.


As you can see, the Color Theory ink bleeds through just a bit. Other inks I have tried bleed through a lot more. I recommend playing around on one of the extra pages to see what works for you.


Here is one more look at the contents of the giveaway. I do hope you enjoy it if you win or have fun doing something similar. If you do, I would love to see it!



Giveaway details:

--Leave a comment below or on my Instagram giveaway picture. You can have additional entries by tagging a friend or reposting the photo and tagging it #annetteharinggiveaway

--Since you can get additional entries on Instagram I would like to give more options here as well: so for additional entries here, if you tweet this or tag on Pinterest, Facebook, etc, just leave a comment and a link where you shared it.

--Giveaway is open to internationals.

--Giveaway will close tomorrow evening: Sunday September 14, 2014.

Good luck and thank you again for all your patience and support!! xoxo


note: 30 lists was not included because I am so late getting this giveaway posted! Better late than never! But you can still play along with this round of 30 Lists if you choose, or download their pack of past lists or wait for next round which will be next March.

I hope to be posting a look at how I am playing along this round soon. I am loving it. Really really.

-----------Giveaway now closed. Thanks for your support and encouragement!-----------------------------

9.07.2014

Like Quizzes? Check out this Giveaway for Quizapalooza at Big Picture Classes!

Like quizzes? Well, you are in the right place! I am thrilled to be sharing a giveaway for a seat in the upcoming class,  Quizapalooza by the fabulous Angie Lucas!

If you know Angie, she definitely has a way with words! You can find out more about Angie here.



workshop


Quizapalooza
Q&A your way to fast, fabulous journaling with Angie Lucas

Class begins: September 18, 2014

Cost: $39

About the Class
There's no question about it: your story matters.

And there's no easier, faster, or more satisfying way to tell your story than through quizzes and questions!

Introducing Quizapalooza, a 5-week interactive workshop that makes it simple to share meaningful stories in your scrapbooks, journals, and Project Life albums—or even via your blog or social media channels.

Your instructor, Angie Lucas, has carefully curated more than 180 questions to help you capture fascinating tidbits about all areas of your life, including:

Who: The People You Love
What: Objects, Ideas & Experiences
When: Past, Present & Future
Where: Places that Matter
Why: Reasons & Explorations



There are options for whichever memory keeping method you prefer: Project Life, scrapbook layouts, your journal, blog, social media, etc. I love this! There is no one right way and it's great we have options. Even if you normally do one thing, you may find you enjoy trying something new.



Check out the video for more information. It's really good and makes me want to take some of these quizzes as well! In fact, Angie has some sample quizzes available for free here.

Let me know if you try these out! I'll be working on mine as well. And if I had time I would show you my "Groovy Little Book of Quizzes" that I made using quizzes from Simple Scrapbooks back in the day. But, I figured you might like a chance to win and so I will go ahead and post this. Done is better than perfect, right? Still, you get the idea…I love quizzes for journaling and page / story prompts.

And I can't wait for this class!






To find out more about the class click here: Quizapalooza

To be entered in the giveaway, please leave a comment below. You can also enter the giveaway on my photo on Instagram.

The class starts September 18th, so I will choose a winner next Sunday 9-14-14.

Good luck!


---------------------->>> Giveaway is now closed. Thank you!! <<<<----------------------------------------------

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7.29.2014

Studio Calico Sandlot Project Life Guest Designer | PL spread from May

Welcome back! Sharing my second layout for Studio Calico's Project Life® kit. The photos were taken in May, and as you can see, only two days of the week were featured in the spread. Sometimes I take a lot of one event, and that's ok! I love how this layout came together very quickly with the cards from the Sandlot kit + printables from Life Love Paper.

You can see my gallery on Studio Calico here.

First, the full two page left and right sided spread. Just doing what I do…Collect photos, filler cards, journaling cards and a little sprinkling of embellishments (the cute gold heart brad and the pink work strip stickers.) Continuing with my Maggie quote and week in review card as well to round out the stories.



The left side. On the currently card, I just added one of the printables from Life Love Paper, cut it out and added it to a white 3x4 card, then I hand wrote in some currently facts. (tip: really happy I had written down some of the regular going-on's in my calendar that week. Made it very easy to fill in the journaling this week. Note to self: even just bits and pieces of the week written down in my calendar makes it easy to do past "fill in the gaps" weeks.)


Closer look at the title card. Simply stamping the dates with a roller date stamp works well for me. (tip: I stamp the second date first to make sure I have room for both.)

I printed out the "made this" card and stamped the boxes with the stamp from the Repeat add on to make a recipe card. I just looked up the recipe on Pinterest and added it here. The "made by" is from the stamp from the main kit.



Right side. Documenting our trip to the library. The cards were just too perfect for this page! Really loved it. (Wishing I had photographed or at least written down what books we checked out, but at least I got some pics and am happy with how it turned out. Thank you, mobile phone!)

I added the "this is my today" from the stamp set from the Repeat add on as well. Great stamp set for adding bits like this to Project Life.



So there it is! Another simple spread. These fill the core of my album, and if I want to and have time, I can always add photos from my big camera as inserts. But for me, at least I have something and even better…something that I love!
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Project Life® is a simplified memory keeping system designed by Becky Higgins with pockets and cards designed to make it simple. For more information, click here.