Category: Love Where You Live

Love Where You Live: 2017 Edition

Hey, hey, ladies! I am SO super excited to be offering Love Where You Live again this year! First, a little background on this project.

Love Where You Live is a project that was in my mind, in concept, since 2012. I’ve done it on my own and share snippets online. In 2015 when we launched Little Paper Projects, we offered a FREE version of the course here on this site. In 2016, I revived it, added more videos and content, and brought it into a shnazzy course website. You can find that version here.

In 2017, we’re taking a new turn. Being home with a 1-yr old, teaching yoga, and managing all of my small businesses (seriously, you guys, sometimes I wonder what I got myself into!), I don’t have enough lead time to formally build this into a paid class.

Considering I’ve been doing this personal documentation since 2012, I knew I couldn’t let the year pass without some pictures and a simple book about home.

This year’s project is going to be super simple. It’s going to include four basic prompts, lots of “real-life” moments, and even some video! Again, it’s totally free. I’m not selling anything related to it, so this is just me, making a super simple book about home, and sharing it in our Facebook group. 

I’ll be making an 8×8 digital book because the square format will allow for some project life pages (if I want them) and some full page pictures to round it out.

I’ll set up a schedule next week and share it there. The prompts will be Facebook Live streaming  videos, probably on Monday of each week. Below those posts, we can have discussions, share info and favorite things, and maybe some separate posts sharing our work.

In the Facebook group, you’ll see a thread with links to some favorite kits, Q&A if you have any, and anything else you might want related to this class.

Class begins October 2nd.

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I don’t know about you, but I am SUPER EXCITED about this class! So grab a camera, a favorite kit, and let’s get documenting!

xoxo,

julie

Join us for a FREE 30 Day Photo Challenge! #30DaysofHome

Happy October, friends!

Every year, in October, I do a memory keeping project that captures life at home. It all started with my son’s Project Life baby book in 2012, which had prompts about our life – and where we live – at the time he was born. It was designed to give a point of reference, a snapshot, of everything from the street we lived on to the room where he slept.

From the moment that I first read those prompts, I was in love with the concept. The following year, we bought and renovated the home we live in today. Last year, we hosted our first class here at LPP all about Life at Home – Love Where You Live.

01/30 Wake Up | 30 Days of Home a FREE photo challenge with Little Paper Projects #30DaysofHome

01/30 Wake Up | 30 Days of Home a FREE photo challenge with Little Paper Projects #30DaysofHome

And so, in that spirit (and mindful of our new addition … which has me a little preoccupied 😉 ), this year we’re hosting a FREE 30-day Photo Challenge to inspire those continued stories of home, embrace our messes, our joys, our favorite places, and notice how much life can shift in the course of a year.

We’ll share our photos, stories, and give away free digital quote cards all month here on the blog, in our email list, and on Instagram.

Excited?!

We are too. 🙂

To participate, download this prompt card, take some photos, and share your stories using the hashtag #30DaysofHome.

#30DaysofHome | 30 Days of Home a FREE photo challenge with Little Paper Projects

#30DaysofHome | 30 Days of Home a FREE photo challenge with Little Paper Projects

 

Want your story featured? Email a photo to hello@littlepaperprojects.com, tag us, or direct message us on Instagram. Make sure the photos have enough white space to add our daily prompt. And if you’re selected, you’ll get a digital sample of our words.

Happy documenting, friends!

xoxo,

julie

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#LPPLoveWhereYouLive Signs and Signals | Kim’s Pages

Friends, we LOVE it when our contributor’s go above and beyond to share their work. This month you’ve been able to watch Kim’s album progress from start to finish. Today, Kim is sharing her lesson four. And we’re SO so happy to see the final album!

To see her past posts, check week one and week two + three.

Note: this post has only a selection of Kim’s Lesson 3. For the full lesson, you’ll want to register for our class, Love Where You Live. For more on the class, and all of the reasons you should register, read this post.

Signs and Signals.  Seems easy enough doesn’t it – taking pictures of signs that are meaningful to you and where you live.   This is a great wrap up prompt so you can end by documenting your local roads, favorite hangout or just the simple things that make where you live unique, something that every town may not have.

For this prompt I knew I could just as easily slip some pictures into the sleeves with a few journaling cards and call it done.  Now, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that approach, and I have been known to be in get’er done mode too.

But…

Let’s finish strong.  Let’s think outside our simple pocket pages or whatever type of album you’re working on and make something creative with our sign pictures.  I’ll show you what I did and I’ll give you some ideas on how to create yours along the way.

Kim's 6x8 Project Life Pocket Album Pages for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects

I felt like each week deserved it’s own title page under the LWYL umbrella.  This Week 4 was  brighter than my normal color pallet but thought it represented all those neon lights in our lives quite well.

Kim's 6x8 Project Life Pocket Album Pages for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects

I rarely use so many journaling cards in one spread layout but somehow it all worked to set the stage for this week. I created 2 cards from @tuquoiseavenue digital hexagons and @theteallimepress digital papers and stamps.  They are mega talented artists in their own right and we all are lucky enough to have them to design exclusive products sold in the LPP store. Then I finished it off with a picture from the old library theater here in town and some additional journal cards from Laurel Lane Designs.

Kim's 6x8 Project Life Pocket Album Pages for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects

Although monochromatic minimalist album looks are stunning, fabulous and something I’m always looking at with much admiration, I always try to keep the reader engaged in my albums by making sharp contrasts from page to page. Making sure the whole album is grounded I used only one line of paper (everyday edition) and only a couple makers of journal cards.  Paper collections have a wide range of colors and styles, with cohesion, so there is no reason my album can’t do the same. 🙂

Kim's 6x8 Project Life Pocket Album Pages for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects

With the paper journal card there I didn’t have to worry about melting all the way through to the other side.

Kim's 6x8 Project Life Pocket Album Pages for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects

 

Again more signs that are meaningful to me but I wanted to present them in an nontraditional way.  Circle cutting the signs instead of a straight edge shape add some visual interest to the page, don’t you think?

Kim's 6x8 Project Life Pocket Album Pages for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects

My last page is something of a first for me, I used someone else’s photgraph.  My friend Carla posted this picture of this rainy, blurry White Stag sign on her Instagram.  I loved everything that wasn’t perfect about it. It represents where we live, our environment, our situation,  all those things that aren’t perfect but are still beautiful because we think they are! That is the most important part of loving where we live, right?

 

Kim's 6x8 Project Life Pocket Album Pages for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects

Knowing this project has come to an end symbolizes the end of loving where I love to venture on a new home. By the time this is posted I will have left my beloved home. We are moving across the country to a new community, new state, a new home and I look forward to documenting it with as much love and curiosity as I have with this place where I have loved and lived.

I don’t know about you, but I love the way this came together. Kim, thank you SO so much for sharing with us! For more on Kim, check out her contributor page for links to her site + instagram.

xoxo,

julie

#LPPLoveWhereYouLive Signs and Signals | Lauren’s Pages

Friends, we are SO so happy that Lauren shared her pages with us! She makes beautiful books and we’re so excited to share her work with you today. This is the full lesson, including tips from her.

Note: this post has only a selection of Lauren’s Lesson 4. For the full lesson, you’ll want to register for our class, Love Where You Live. For more on the class, and all of the reasons you should register, read this post.

Hi guys! Lauren here all the way from South Korea! I have been loving capturing our home through this class and can’t wait to show you my final pages. I am taking an art journal-esque approach to my book by painting most of my own paper and just sticking things in however they best fit! Most of my pages are painted with watercolors and stamped using a pattern and alpha stamp set from here. If you have any questions about techniques please let me know in the comments and Ill share my tips!

When I began thinking about these prompts for signs, I realized that the signs we see most often are an intricate part of our daily routine. Therefore it just seemed natural to combine the two weeks into one. So here is a look at what a day in our life looks like + all the possible activities that could occur and their signs.

Lauren's 6x8 Project Life Pocket Art Journal Album Pages for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects

We begin in the morning with a flurry of getting ready and then the ultimate sign: the clock. The time on my phone says its time to get to work + reminds me to Live a Good Story. Always a good sign.

We hop on our scooter and take the 5-minute commute to work to arrive at school. Where many signs await us.
Lauren's 6x8 Project Life Pocket Art Journal Album Pages for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects Lauren's 6x8 Project Life Pocket Art Journal Album Pages for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects

Next up is breakfast in my office. For both of our office plaques I just popped one of these cards in behind our names to add a little touch of color to them. Then onto our daily routines in our classrooms/offices.

Lauren's 6x8 Project Life Pocket Art Journal Album Pages for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects Lauren's 6x8 Project Life Pocket Art Journal Album Pages for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects

Then my book shifts from our workday to our life outside of work as we travel around to the different restaurants, errands and shops we frequent regularly.

Lauren's 6x8 Project Life Pocket Art Journal Album Pages for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects

I simply stapled in a grocery receipt and then folded it up here so we can look back and (attempt) to read it and remember how much we would normally spend.

Lauren's 6x8 Project Life Pocket Art Journal Album Pages for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects

I wanted to capture all the colorful signs, stickers and menus we see so often and normally overlook because they are all in Korean and we cant read any of it.

Lauren's 6x8 Project Life Pocket Art Journal Album Pages for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects Lauren's 6x8 Project Life Pocket Art Journal Album Pages for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects

Then we arrive back in our neighborhood at the end of the day to begin our nightly routine. God bless whoevers idea it was to put the English and Korean translations of the stops and neighborhoods on most of the bus signs in Seoul. Oh and of course the ultimate Asian sign: the peace sign. Forever and always in every photo

Lauren's 6x8 Project Life Pocket Art Journal Album Pages for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects
We arrive home, park in our parking garage and head up to our apartment to end the evening.

Lauren's 6x8 Project Life Pocket Art Journal Album Pages for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects

Me reading in bed is the sign that the day is done and another is coming all too quickly.

Thanks for having a peek in my book!

How fun is this album?! We love seeing the variety of ways which we create and display our memories. This album is full of color and fun and we’re so happy about it.

For more on Lauren, check out her contributor page where you’ll find links to her social media, blog, and more!

xoxo,

julie

On Your Way to and from Home

Whether we realize it or not, signs have a way of directing our lives. Literally.

As in, they provide us with direction.

Which is important, because when we travel often, to new places, and as part of our routines, signs offer us the information we need to make decisions. They indicate the rules of the road, upcoming signals and turns, locate nearby businesses, and direct us along major highways. Without them, we would be lost.

Yet, it’s rare that they enter any aspect of our everyday life documentation.

Taking photos for this week’s post was surprisingly easy. It also inspired us to walk a little out of our way, enjoy a little more of the fleeting warm weather, and stroll through common places with new eyes. Even my mailbox offered more inspiration (and wonderful angles!) than I would have ever expected.

And that’s where this week’s #LPPLoveWhereYouLive story starts.

It feels SO good to come home. "The magic thing about home is thtat if feels good to leave, and it feels even better to come back" by Wendy Wunder | Little Paper Projects #LPPLoveWhereYouLive

It is SO good sometimes to get out of your house. To travel. To explore. To seek new places, new experiences, new discoveries. And if you have high energy boys in your house (like I do), it’s a necessity.

That’s why we spend our summers taking on local adventures. Around the city, around our town, around our state. Discovering, exploring, observing, capturing. And it’s a joy filled experience – for sure.

But there are two distinct favorite parts of each of those journeys.

First, it’s that moment when I put the car in drive, when they boys are ready (and happy), when our lunch is packed and I’ve finished one more run into the house for whatever I forgot. It’s that time when I flick on the radio, pick out a favorite song, and take that first sip of coffee. It’s the feeling of beginning. And the excitement of the adventure to come.

Love Where You Live | Lesson 4 Signs and Signals

Second, is that moment when I spot our house, in those last moments of the drive, the view of my mailbox with the number “34”, the tricycle in the driveway, the plants on our doorstep. Of course, by then I’m usually completely exhausted, hungry, and overdue to get things done. But the boys are almost always asleep. And I get a few precious moments to settle into the afternoon. Quiet time. Sitting, even for moments, in my chair, in my room, with my things.

And it feels SO good to be home.

So this week we’re talking about the signs that direct us home. And if that sounds appealing to you, you’ll want to register for #LPPLoveWhereYouLive. It’s not too late to join!

 

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xoxo,

julie.

#LPPLoveWhereYouLive The Routines We Keep | Kim’s Pages

Friends, we LOVE it when our contributor’s go above and beyond to share their work. We love what they do, and we are SO so happy to be able to share it with you.

Today, Kim is sharing two weeks of her album here. Enjoy!

Outdoor Tour

For week 2 we are prompted to have an exterior home tour.  Since outdoor spaces is one of Southern Oregon’s special charms, I was glad to oblige.

Kim's 6x8 Project Life Pocket Album Pages for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects

As I stated last time, I have an interior title page for each week’s prompt.  I saw this upon her new release and thought it would be perfect as a cover card.  Although it would be fun, our house numbers they do not look like that on the exterior of our home:)  Just thought I would present it in a funky way.

Kim's 6x8 Project Life Pocket Album Pages for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects

When thinking about documenting he outside around our home, I thought the time of day was a great sub category, hence you’ll notice the morning, noon, night journal cards.

Morning’s light is always so soft and gentle here.  I appreciate it very much since I’m not exactly a morning person.

Kim's 6x8 Project Life Pocket Album Pages for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects

Again, Laural Lane journal cards we used and a little typewriter action suited this and all the other day cards in this spread.

As things heat up, so do the colors. More warm and brights lend to greens and splashes of colors around our home. I added a subtle digital stamp to this picture to break up the foliage.

Sunsets here are my absolute favorite. So many incredible colors that oddly enough matched the everyday edition paper I used as filler cards. Top it off with a Color Cast Designs wood veneer and you’ve got a night cap.

Routines

Starting off a little bit busier than the serenity of the sunset pictures but that is kind of my gig:  keeping the ‘reader’ engaged! Here is the Routine prompt title page for Week 3.

Kim's 6x8 Project Life Pocket Album Pages for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects

I loved the repetition of the routines and also of the Feed Your Craft  customized flair.  Everyday has it’s routines but there is always and emoji to accompany them 😉

On the backside I wanted a little hidden interactive jem.

Kim's 6x8 Project Life Pocket Album Pages for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects Kim's 6x8 Project Life Pocket Album Pages for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects

The banana boy was too sweet not to include,  he has one every morning! I used the fuse too to cut a slit in the pocket so that I could fasten the wood veneer as a closure tab.

We go on picnics to the park weekly and I love that it has become one of our routines.

Kim's 6x8 Project Life Pocket Album Pages for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects

Art projects, wrestling, and any type of sporting event is our everyday thing with 4 boys around.

Kim's 6x8 Project Life Pocket Album Pages for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects Kim's 6x8 Project Life Pocket Album Pages for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects

StudioL2E stamps made a plain graph card jazzy in no time with those adorable hexagons.

Reading, coffee and some hoops are always on tap.

The day in review holds way too many ‘stuffs’ to list.

Kim's 6x8 Project Life Pocket Album Pages for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects

Kim's 6x8 Project Life Pocket Album Pages for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects

Albums are a great reflection of our special events such as weddings and graduations, but it also should highlight all those special moments that happen daily.  That is why I love ‘Little Paper Projects’ Mission.  Focusing in on a subject, delight in capturing it, and then documenting it. Simple and Pure.  It’s a lifetime treasure!

For more on Kim, including links to her blog (click here for this full post) and her social media, visit her contributor page. Thanks SO much for your share, Kim!!

 

xoxo,

julie.

#LPPLoveWhereYouLive The Routines We Keep | Nadia’s Pages

Friends, we are SO so happy that Nadia shared her pages with us. She makes the traveler’s notebook look SO so good. We can’t help loving everything she does… and we’re sure you will too!

Note: this post has only a selection of Nadia’s Lesson 3. For the full lesson, you’ll want to register for our class, Love Where You Live. For more on the class, and all of the reasons you should register, read this post.

Hi there! Welcome to #LPPLoveWhereYouLive Lesson Three! It gives me great joy to be here today to share with you an insight of my contribution to this class. Routines are a big part of my life – and I’m sure a big part of yours. So in this lesson, I am going to try to inspire you all with the many ways you can document these routines, no matter how small, minute and forgettable these moments may be. Just remember that there is a story with each and every moment in your life, and you’ll never truly value a moment until it becomes a memory. So what better way to remember that memory than to document it?

My Format

For this project, I decided to use my Midori Traveler’s Notebook to document these routines. If you follow me on Instagram (@lettersinnovember), you’ll know that I journal and document my week in it studiously. It has just the right amount of space for me to get all that I need on it in the shortest amount of time. Not to mention, it’s portable, and I love being able to carry my memories around with me. Here’s how a traveler’s notebook generally looks like:

Nadia of Letters in November -  Midiori Traveler's Notebook pages for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects

You can find a variety of this format made in a variety of materials, from fabric to faux leather, but being a leather girl, I had my heart set on the original traveler’s notebook. If you’ve gathered or already own these bad boys, you’re ready to start!

My Supplies

I decided to keep this album low-key, with minimal decorations, allowing the photos to speak for themselves. I recently acquired a full-scale working typewriter, so that has been used as my main journaling tool. Make sure you have the necessary paper-cutter, glue tape / glue, scissors, pencil, ruler etc. I’ll be listing down the items I’ve used for each layout I feature here as well, so don’t worry if you don’t have everything in order from the beginning.

The Album

As mentioned earlier, I utilized a minimalist format, focusing on the layout of the images and the journaling around it. Seeing the ‘Routines we Keep’ prompt revolved around my month of September, where work and errands were the main parts of my day, I first began my album with a little September selfie I took on the first of September to welcome the new season (and my birthday month!)

Nadia of Letters in November -  Midiori Traveler's Notebook pages for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects

For this page, I typed up the words on my typewriter, and cut the sentences into little strips. I never knew how great the effect of this would be until I actually stuck it down. I love how the words pop out even if I’ve done a white-on-white technique.

My photos have been printed from either one of two sources: using my Canon Selphy CP910 or a photo printing kiosk. The former is a lightweight, portable little photo printer which has amazed me from the beginning. It prints great quality photos, and if you take a look at my blog, you’ll probably be able to find a detailed set of instructions that will enable you to print 2×2” square pictures that are the perfect size for a traveler’s notebook.

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I went to the city on this day and took a number of pictures with my camera. I couldn’t narrow it down to just one or two, and since the 2×2” photos are able to be stacked on top of each other on a page neatly, I decided to pick 6 of my best. I did some mini journaling on my type writer, cut them out then stuck them on each respective photo. And because I wanted to add just a little bit more journaling, I decided to write them around the entire length of the page so it doesn’t look so crowded.

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We now go to some every day errands: I went to a local shopping centre with my mum for my birthday and despite it being ‘normal’ to some, I found the architecture of the place quite amazing, so snap went my camera! In goes some floral finds and birthday gifts from the day and that’s a day documented. To create a different effect, I crumpled up a piece of gridded paper, and used that as my journaling page. I love that it gave a little bit more of a dimension to the page and a ‘shopping list’ feel (or maybe it’s just me?).

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The sunsets have been amazing this spring here in Australia and every day I cycle home from work I’m able to see some beautiful sunsets happening out by the fields. I had to document these photos and together with a few gold alphas, I decided to call it a day and exclude any journaling. Sometimes, you just have to embrace these white spaces!

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With spring comes flowers, and I of course had to document one of my favourite places in my home. Alpha stickers were from Kaisercraft and gold foils were from a previous Maggie Holmes collection. I don’t think the picture shows it well, but I’ve actually journaled on a vellum page and stuck it on the opposite side. It has given my page a sort of softer look and a different texture too.

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Shopping lists: we all have them crumpled up in our pockets, scrunched up in our hands as we navigate the shopping trolley through the aisles. And what do you do at the end of your quest: you keep them. Stick in a picture from your trip to the local grocery store, stick in a food-themed tag by the side, stamp on some stamps to spruce up your shopping list a little, and bam, you’re all done with a  page that would otherwise be in a bin.

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And because we all love coffee, here’s a little peek into what a traveler’s notebook is great for: art. Not all pages have to be filled with photos. Get your pencil out and doodle. I even managed to get splashes of my coffee onto the page for a more realistic effect – it even lets the smell of that glorious coffee stay on that page of yours. Enlightening to the eyes AND your senses!

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Lastly, a page to document work (and a little bit of fun). I’m fortunate enough to be working in a hospital that resides near a beach. This only means lunch times breathing in the sea breeze and blue skies that stretches for days. So naturally, these views have to get in my notebook. I made this layout a little different: I printed two sets of 4 pictures in a 3×3” layout and stuck them on either pages. I used alpha stickers and my own handwriting to journal it up. And the patterns on the side could not have been easier: I used a square stamp and stamped it randomly on the page until I have the design I desire. Remember not to overcrowd the designs though, of course.

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And that’s a wrap! I hope this lesson has somewhat given you an idea of the many ways you can document your routines! Many thanks to Little Paper Projects for allowing me to showcase my album!

Everyone take a moment to thank Nadia for her gorgeous, minimalist and eye-popping pages!! And if you want to learn more about her, and link to her blog and media, you can visit her about page here.

xoxo,

julie + jen

#LPPLoveWhereYouLive | What You Do Every Day Matters

In the memory keeping world we talk a lot about “everyday life” – how to capture it, how to write about it, how to share it in an album. So it’s no surprise to hear us talk about celebrating “everyday life” in the context of home.

After all, it’s the place where most of our “everyday” starts and ends.

"What you do every day matters more than what you do every once in a while" - Abraham Hicks. #LPPLoveWhereYouLive

And we talk about documenting it, and capturing it, and celebrating it because – unlike birthdays, holidays, and vacations – what we do everyday is the stuff that makes up our lives. And the things we use every day, the things that make up our messes, are the things that, when documented, have the power to transport us back in time. (For me, it’s the 1980’s cereal boxes that bring back instant memories of begging all the way down the grocery store cereal isle with mom.)

And those memories evoke a sense, which is more than an image. A flood of memories about what that time was like, how it felt, and what the world looked like. Memories of our daily routines, the places we visited, and the stories we told.

Love Where You Live | Lesson 3 The Routines We Keep

So this week we’re talking about routines. And if that sounds appealing to you, you’ll want to register for #LPPLoveWhereYouLive. It’s not too late to join!

 

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xoxo,

julie.

 

 

Free Printable Quotes About Home

So far we’ve shared some of our favorite quotes about home for Love Where You Live. Truly, it’s a class with a lot of heart behind it. Today, we wanted to share our graphics for you to download. Share them as you please, add them to your album, and share on instagram. And if you’re not signed up yet, you’ll want to register for our class – because, seriously, it’s SO good!

(click each photo to save on your desktop)

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"The Magic Thing About Home is that it feels Good to Leave, and it feels even Better to Come Back" quote by Wendy Wunder | Little Paper Projects #LPPLoveWhereYouLiveHome is wherever I'm with you | Little Paper Projects #LPPLoveWhereYouLive

xoxo,

julie.

#LPPLoveWhereYouLive Outdoor Walking Tour | Nathalie’s Pages

Friends, we are SO so happy that Nathalie made an album for us. Her work is gorgeous and we just love looking at what she makes! 

Note: this post has only a selection of Nathlie’s Lesson 2. For the full lesson, you’ll want to register for our class, Love Where You Live. For more on the class, and all of the reasons you should register, read this post.

I am very excited to be here today to share my contribution for this Lesson 2: Outdoor Walking Tour for the Love Where You Live class! When I read through the prompts for this class, I immediately volunteered for this lesson, “Outdoor Tour”, and had a rush of ideas.

This album is a 3×4 mini album using Project Life cards.

Nathalie Leonelli's 4x6 Mini Book for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects

How I Organized my Album

As soon as I read the lesson for the “Outdoors” prompt, I drew a little chart/doodle to help organize my thoughts, to figure out the photos I needed and the order that I was going to use them in my album. Basically the center of the circle is home and I wrote in each concentric circle the things I wanted to document based on their relative distance to the center.

It’s not sexy but I’m sharing it anyway if you’d like to do the same.

Nathalie Leonelli's 4x6 Mini Book for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects

 

This brings me to one thing I absolutely love about this class: the fact that you can organize each lesson in your album in the order that you choose. It is very convenient if you are joining it at a later time. You can start with Lesson 2 and then document Lesson 1 later, which is the order I chose for my album.

I decided to start it from the farthest points around our house and narrow it down closer and closer until I got to the front door, allowing me to transition into the inside of the home (Lesson 1) for the second part of the album.

(Just a note from us: we think that’s a brilliant idea!)

Nathalie Leonelli's 3x4 Mini Book with Project Life cards. A contributor album for Love Where You Live Lesson 2: Outdoor Walking Tour for Little Paper Projects

Format and Supplies

I chose to use 3×4 Project Life type cards with binder rings. In a real “use your stash” fashion, I gathered my supplies beforehand and it ended up being a combination of cards and embellishments from past Scraptastic Club “This Life Noted” kits, parts from the September “Skinny Love” kit (also from Scraptastic) and mini flairs from Feed Your Craft.

Nathalie Leonelli's 4x6 Mini Book for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects

Journaling + Writing Stories

You will notice that I use a simple repetitive format for my journaling starting all my sentences with “I love living…” I am planning on doing the same through all the prompts giving continuity to my album.

Nathalie Leonelli's 4x6 Mini Book for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects Nathalie Leonelli's 4x6 Mini Book for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects

“I love living in a place where the sun shines so often, a place where it is easy (and safe) to step out and take a walk, a place where you can look up and see a favorite tree, smell favorite bushes, spot amazing clouds right outside the door”

Nathalie Leonelli's 4x6 Mini Book for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects Nathalie Leonelli's 4x6 Mini Book for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects

“I love living in a place where we can walk to the store, the library, the post office or the park”

Nathalie Leonelli's 4x6 Mini Book for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects

“I love living so close to the beach”

Nathalie Leonelli's 4x6 Mini Book for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects

“I love living in a place where kids can play outside and where we can enjoy a pool late at night”

Nathalie Leonelli's 4x6 Mini Book for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects

“I love living in a place where giant pinecones fall on my doorstep, where we can make lemonade with lemons from our tree, where we can relax and enjoy company on the patio and eat outside when we feel like it”

Nathalie Leonelli's 4x6 Mini Book for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects

And now I will transition into the inside of the house (by going back to Lesson 1). I will continue to add journaling cards and end up with one chunky (and lovely) album by the end of the class!

Nathalie Leonelli's 4x6 Mini Book for Love Where You Live by Little Paper Projects

 

Thank you to Little Paper Projects for having me!

Nathalie

 

For more on Nathalie, you’ll want to read her contributor page, which has links to her social media and website. Thanks SO so much, Nathalie!!

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xoxo,

julie