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Sunday, January 3, 2016

new year, new adventures

Do I say that every year?  I think it every year; sometimes, I think it every day.  This year, my newest adventure is the Documented Life Project™ 2016: the unPlanner™.

I can't remember how I found it, but I'm glad I did!  I've learned about, and tried my hand at art journaling, but I find it intimidating.  I've never really been interested in scrapbooking, although I have made a few stand-alone pages.  I've always used planner/calendars, and I've kept a few from past years.  I'm also really good at list-making.  The DLP project is a kind of mixed-media mashup of all four, with Artist Trading Cards thrown in, as well.  Doesn't that sound like amazing fun?
 I started really slowly, with a clearance-sale, pre-decorated binder that came with a lot of card stock pages (I think it was meant as a "smash" style journal).  I received a sweet paper planner/calendar from Stampin' Up!® when I attended OnStage, but it had a flimsy cover and too many blank pages.  I combined them and added in a lot of other spare paper-crafting stash.

I made my ATC/Pocket Art Card using Can You Case It's CYCI#101 color challenge of purples, blues, and neutrals (gold is a neutral, right?).  But then I felt bad about not including a real Stampin' Up!® project, so I switched gears and used the colors (but not the theme - is that allowable?) from the Curtain Call Inspiration challenge with the Try Stampin' On Tuesday sketch:
stamp set - Sky is the Limit (Sale-A-Bration); ink - Island Indigo, Versamark; Stampin' Emboss powder - white; card stock - Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay; designer series paper - Perfectly Artistic (Sale-A-Bration): washi tape - Bohemian 


Unknown said...

Such a great idea! I never thought of decorating the cover of a planner for a sketch or color challenge! Thanks for joining us at Can You Case It?

Rochelle Blok said...

Gorgeous ATC card Kathe! Love butterfly and the stand of sequins though the body! Thanks for playing along this week at Can You Case it? Rochelle xo

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful projects! I especially love your last card -- great take on the inspiration photo!