Hello! Melanie here today to share another installment of my Life Album spread. To create week 21, I used alot of my favorite Jillibean Soup items, such as the new Placemat Frames, Wise Words, Soup Labels, and one of my favorite collections Macho Nacho Soup. Even though the Macho Nacho Soup collection has a masculine theme, it is perfectly acceptable for a Life Album spread. The combination of colors is one of my favorites and the Bite Size Bits cards are perfect for the spread.
Isn't this the perfect card for my intro for my Project Life spread? Paired with Alphabeans and Wise Words, it's the ideal way to document the week and date.
One of my favorite journaling techniques is to pair my journaling with Alphabean stickers. I will choose one or three words to highlight with the stickers and build my journaling around those words. [And yes, I realize there was a spelling mistake. Rest assured, it was fixed:)]
On the following card, I created the journaling directly on the picture using a fabulous new APP called 'BeautifulMess.' Since the journaling was complete, I simply had to embellish the card. The new corrugated words are perfect for the spread. They are not too bulky and I can easily add stitching to adhere the words.
Most of these pictures were taken at our local fair, which sometimes other people are unavoidably included in a picture. This is exactly what happened below. To hide the face of the person, I added corrugated words and embellished around the picture. I still use the pictures, but I do try to crop out the person as much as I can. When that is not possible, I resort to using embellishments in a creative way so that the person is no longer visible.
Another pleasant surprise for me when I created this spread is that the Placemat Frames are the perfect size for the 3x4 sections of the page protector. How fabulous is this?! Of course, I had to use a couple on this spread. They are perfect to frame a picture and the bottom part is ideal for journaling.
Patterned Paper: Macho Nacho Soup/Bite Size Bits, 2 Parts Boy, 4 Parts Hero, Pinch of Cool; Soup Staples II/Yellow Salt
Pea Pod Parts: Macho Nacho Soup
Coordinating Cardstock Stickers: Macho Nacho Soup
Alphabeans: Whipped White, Apple Green, Newberg Navy, Gumbo Green
Wise Words: Smile/Yellow, Blue, White
Placemats: Kraft Frames
Kraft Tags: Small
Corrugated Shapes: Words
Soup Labels: Life Is Sweet, Journaling II, Little Things, Journaling Sentiments
Unity/Jillibean Soup Stamps: Sweet and Sour Soup, 100% Genuine
I hope that you enjoyed seeing all of the additional close-ups. I really like adding the little details on my spread, but I am careful not to add anything to bulky. The coordinating stickers and die cuts are the perfect embellishment to achieve this look. Make sure to upload your spreads to the Jillibean Soup Facebook page. I would love to see how you incorporate Jillibean Soup.