As a part of the Kraftie Kre8ations (KK8) DT, I'm learning about new crafts and techniques. Today we are showing our gratitude in a swatch book. "What's that?" you may ask... well it's like a small scrapbook. I've been mulling over whether I wanted to start a project life type scrapbook and making a swatch book kind of reminded me of that style of scrapbooking. So this is me, dipping my toe in the water and it feels fine!!
My swatch book entitled Live, Love, Laugh is about my adventures in October 2013. It's made from 3 x 4 inch pieces of cardstock from my scrap bin and a couple of journaling cards from a Project Life core kit called Amber edition. The scraps were from DCWV, Bo Bunny, Basic Grey, American Crafts, etc. The ten pages of the swatch book were made with my We R Memory Keepers 3 x 4 punch (with rounded corners) and the holes were added with my Crop-a-dile Big Bite.
Here's a closer look...
Last month, I was on a weight loss journey so I thought I would show my gratitude for my progress and my growing bond with my workout partner.
I used a dimensional sticker sheet (Jolee's maybe??) to adorn the pages and to being continuity to the swatch book. The butterfly is from a dollar store sticker sheet and the one kraft chevron is a leftover from a border punch from Stampin' Up!
Here's to meeting up with old friends and for having some old fashioned fun!! My daughter is winning a race and my son is ready for a sack race at the church fish fry. We are thankful!
I am thankful that my husband and my best friend accompanied me to a huge costume party (where we had a BALL) and that my new-found fitness allowed me to look fabulous in my flapper outfit! My daughter saw us having so much fun she went and threw her outfit on for some pics.
So there you have it! The last page has some journaling and here's a look at the book closed and spread open. I enjoyed making this swatch book so much. It's a great way to reflect on the month. Now I see why Project Lifers are into it so much. I can easily remember the little things we did and show my young children to remind them as well. I just might start one for real come Jan 1, 2014. Follow me here and on Bloglovin' (buttons at the sidebar) to see the big reveal!!
I hope you enjoyed this presentation and will check out my fellow DT member's reveals at Kraftie Kre8ations.