Hobonichi (The 20 Project–Shimelle.com Class)

Here’s layout #3 from Shimelle’s most recent class.  Oh boy, did I go all out on this 12×12 page!  Not only did I use stamps, involve my Silhouette Cameo, and used up some scraps, but I even managed to add some hand stitching!  This was actually quite a fun layout to make.  I’ve only used my Silhouette a couple of times before for scrapbooking even though I’ve owned the machine for 2.5 years now.  Before you chastise me, I did make use of the electronic die cutter for other projects including the “thank you” notes for my wedding.


If you’re wondering where I used the Silhouette on this layout, I used it to die cut a stencil for the title.  The scraps are from very old Simple Stories and Amy Tangerine papers.  The hand stitching was creating using a stencil also from Amy Tangerine that’s at least a couple of years old.

The title makes it pretty obvious, but this page is about my first Hobonichi.  I got into the planner craze in 2014, but I haven’t been able to keep up with daily journaling or even simple checklists.  I’ve tried ring-bound planners (Filofax, Kikki-K), book bound planners (Hobonichi, traveler’s notebook), and bullet journaling in a Leuchtturm notebook.  Nothing stuck…I think I’m too lazy.  That doesn’t mean I won’t give it another go because it’s still a lot of fun (albeit quite a waste of money).  Anyone out there with tips on daily planning/journaling?  I’d love to hear some ideas!


Oh, Baby (The 20 Project — Shimelle.com Class)

The second layout I made for The 20 Project  class from Shimelle is about my two dogs’ relationship with one another.  I have a 14 year-old beagle that’s stubborn, sleeps for most of the day, but sweet.  We adopted a borador (labrador and border collie mix) from the pound over a year ago.  She’s completely opposite of our beagle–young, full of energy, playful, and super affectionate.  The two dogs aren’t exactly friends, but they tolerate each other well enough.

Oh, Baby

I used a random assortment of scraps to hand cut the letters for the title.  And I finally opened a package of cork butterfly stickers for this page.  All in all, it was a good use of supplies from my stash so I’m happy.  My scrapbook supplies have been getting a little too full lately even though I rarely purchase new supplies nowadays.

Best Man (The 20 Project — Shimelle.com Class)

I’ve really fallen off the map from blogging, haven’t I?  Reason is, I started working which took over pretty much all my time.  I only scrapbook maybe once a week now.  A lot of things have happened since my last post…

I got married (June 2014).  I bought a house (December 2014).  I adopted a dog from the pound (March 2015).  My husband and I started our own business (opened June 2016).  My mom and stepfather moved in with us (July 2016).  AND I’m pregnant (3.5 months)!  It’s been a whirlwind of events in such a short time.  I could hardly catch my breath!  But here I am again, ready to get caught up in my scrapbook albums before the baby arrives (crossing fingers).

I love Shimelle.  She was one of the first people I watched on YouTube creating layouts when I first started my scrapbooking journey in 2012.  When she announced a new class, I debated whether I should take it or not.  I’ve taken a couple of classes over the last couple of years and failed miserably at keeping up.  However, since her new class The 20 Project is video based, I thought why not?  At least I’ll have something to watch when I get home from a tiring day at work.  And so I signed up.  The exciting thing is I’ve already made two layouts inspired by the prompts!  Woohoo!

So here I am today sharing one of those projects.  It’s for my very incomplete wedding album I started over 2 years ago.  This layout features my husband’s Best Man.  I decided at the get-go not include journaling in this album since most of the photos/titles are self-explanatory.  Here it is:

Best Man

Admittedly, this is a very busy background (inspired by Shimelle’s example layout).  Because the papers have a lot of pattern, I decided to keep the embellishing to a minimum.  I’ve been obsessed with the Amy Tangerine Thickers designed by Kal Barteski.  They’ve been untouched in my stash for well over a year now, but I finally pulled them out a few weeks ago to use on a divided page protector layout.  I wish I bought more when they were readily available!

Stay tuned tomorrow for another layout share for The 20 Project!