Melanie here today to share week 14 of my Life Album. Week 14 was a very quiet week. For some reason, I didn't have many pictures. For that exact reason, I knew Jillibean Soup Bite Size Bit cards would be very useful. The quotes from Fresh Vegetable Soup are just lovely. This week's spread also features various Jillibean Soup's stamps, from a background stamp to a journaling stamp. These were very useful in creating cards for my spread.
I love creating polaroid cards for my Life Album spreads-see the photo of my daughter and I. This is a perfect way to include journaling with a picture. To create the polaroid photo, I print my picture on a 4 x 6 paper and trim down to size. Most of the time, my picture is resized to 2.5 x 2.5, which leaves plenty of space for journaling and embellishments.
My middle daughter loves to play with her kitchen, playing chef is her favorite thing to do. I knew this deserved a special highlight in my album. Of course, this was the perfect to pair these cute pictures of her with the Fresh Vegetable Soup collection.
Stamps are one of my favorite ways to embellish a project, from a scrapbook layout to a Life Album spread. Stamps are a must have for me. On this spread, I used Jillibean Soup/Unity stamps. The background stamp was used to create the date card and the journaling stamp created additional cards. One thing to keep in mind is that stamps don't have to be used for the exact purpose of the design. If you see the image below, it is a calendar month; however, I didn't use it as a calendar. I used the stamp to add a fun design to the card, which I added some Alphabean stickers to document the subject of the images. In this case, it was my daughter's love for her kitchen.
Patterned Paper: Fresh Vegetable Soup/Chicken Base, Crushed Ginger, Bite Size Bits
Pea Pod Parts: Fresh Vegetable Soup
Coordinating Shape Stickers: Fresh Vegetable Soup
Coordinating Label Stickers: Fresh Vegetable Soup
Alphabeans: Banana Yellow, Blueberry Teal, Organic Orange
Corrugated Shapes: Word Kraft
Unity/Jillibean Soup Stamps: Lattice Background, Sweet & Sour Set, Noted Itty Bitty Stamp, Life Calendar Stamp
Other: Silhouette America Cuts, MME Enamel Dots, Bella Blvd washi tape, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.
I would love to know how you design your spreads. Do you use stamps? Is your journaling handwritten or typed? Do you prefer to use one collection or do you mix it up? Don't forget to share your spread that feature Jillibean Soup products on our Facebook page. I would love to see what you created.