Some December Daily Ideas for Days You Don't Have Much Happening

December Daily is really a labour of love. Making 25 or more pages for one project is a lot and sometimes there's just not much happening in your day to document. (If you're new to the concept, December Daily was created by Ali Edwards and you can learn more HERE). I like having ideas (and even photos) ready to go for those kind of days. Stories that are not day dependent but that are important parts of our December. Some of these photos can be taken in the lead up to December or even added into your foundation pages (it's allowed, I promise). Looking back through my past projects, I've realised that I am much more interested in documenting the mood and rhythms of the season in my December D

Using Trello for Scrapbook Planning (+ Video)

Let's talk scrapbook organising and planning. Trello is a free project organising app that you can log into via your desktop or devices (HERE). I had a client at work that needed me to use Trello a few years ago and I didn't like it and didn't get it. Then earlier this year, Jennifer Wilson at Simple Scrapper talked about how it was working for her in a podcast (HERE) and I decided to take another look. Thanks Jennifer! I don't know if they changed things in the app or if using it for my own projects made the difference but I now love it and find it really useful. As with all productivity apps, there is so much here that I just don't use, you can make it as complex or as simple as you want.

I Opened a Shop for Digital Scrapbooking Templates!

Hey friends! I started an online store for digital scrapbooking templates and other goodies. You can find it (HERE) or just hit the My Shop button at the top of the blog. This has been on my list for at least a year and I finally hit GO today and just did it. I've started off with my digital planner template (HERE) as well as My Year In Food template (which was originally a project life option (HERE) because that's what people have been most interested in lately. I will be adding more in the coming week. I'm planning to offer various sizes - 6x8, 8x10 for photobook people, 8.5x11 and 12x12. I'm very open to suggestions too so let me know if there's something you'd like to see there. I also w

A Digital Planner?

Have you guys heard of digital planners? I had no idea and it blew my mind. People are taking digital templates of planner pages, loading them into an app like Goodnotes on their iPads then adding text, digital stickers, journal cards and even hand-writing with the Apple Pencil. Amazing! (Here are some examples via a Google Images search to see what I mean). I love the paper planner craze but know it's not for me (I've tried). But doing something planner-ish digitally is appealing. I use a very simple, uncluttered paper diary to manage my life but having a little embellished record of our week for future reminiscing sounds fun. I wouldn't be using this project to plan my week - I'd work on t

Scrapbooking Plans for 2020 - Bringing 8.5x11 Back (yeah)

Around this time of year (before December hits) I like to take stock and look at what's working and what's not for me and memory keeping. I've enjoyed scrapbooking in 5x8 and making my Blurb books (book one is HERE) but I think I need a change. No matter how much I feel like I've found the best way forward, things always get stale and I crave something new. New year, new projects. I just don't feel excited about doing another year of the same thing no matter how well it worked. Feeling a bit been-there-done-that. One of the things on my mind lately are stories. My goal for 2020 is to write more so I've been thinking about moving to a larger size for my regular layouts. 5x8 has been fun (and

Video: Recolouring Digital Elements

Digital scrapbooking process video today - talking about recolouring digital elements. (5x8 layout using the new Watch Story Kit by Ali Edwards). #Video #AliEdwards #DigitalScrapbooking #DigitalTips