I hope this blog entry find you well 🙂 I wanted to rewind back to happier times this week, so I put together the process video for the first half of April 2019.
For our wedding anniversary last year, my husband booked a trip to a surprise destination. He chose Amsterdam because he really wanted to take me to Keukenhof to see the tulips which are one of my favourite flowers! It was a bit of a short trip, but we tried to make the most of out it!
On Thursday, our first day, we went to the street market near our airbnb, the Ice Bar, and to dinner at Black and Blue (we were in need of some good steak!).
On the Friday, we went to have breakfast at Pluk and I bought the cutest bag which I gifted to one of my cousins and she loved it! We then went on a cruise on the canals, we then had some Dutch apple pie at Winkel 43. In the evening, we went on the Heineken Experience VIP tour (which I highly recommend) and after the tour, we had a beer tasting that was paired with some Dutch cheese and Heineken bread! We met a couple on the tour and we met up for drinks afterwards and we went to check out the red light district.
On Saturday, our last full day there, we took a trip to the Keukenhof gardens, and looking at the video from then, it’s hard to believe how busy it was then! There were so many different tulips, and it was just beautiful. In the evening, we walked over to an Italian restaurant near our airbnb that had some amazing homemade pasta. It’s too bad I can’t remember the name.
On the morning of our last day, we went to brunch at Carousel Pancake House which was also within a walking distance of the airbnb we stayed at, and I had the strawberry Nutella Poffertjes. Poffertjes are a Dutch specialty; they’re basically mini pancakes. If you go, get there early!
Now onto the details of the Project Life pages. Since there were so many beautiful photos, I didn’t want to use as many embellishments or put anything on the photos themselves. Still, I love the way this turned out.
Some background information on how I document: I document Project Life monthly, and I don’t limit the number of spreads that I do per month. I print my photos at home using an Epson PictureMate PM-400 for most of my photos under 5×7 on Epson paper; Canon Pixma Pro-100 for anything larger on Kirkland photo paper (from Costco) for anything 8.5″x11″ and under. To printing elements, and journal and filler cards, I use an Epson ET-2650, and for printing on vellum, I use a Canon laser printer – LB6030w. The page protectors are held in a white 9×12 album by Studio Calico, and the 9×12 inserts I use are from Studio Calico and Ali Edwards. My roller date stamp is 1Canoe2.
Left: The gold and cork April and the journal card are from Studio Calico (Sonnet journal cards). I used a white Uniball Signo broad gel pen to write the date on the photo. The floral card I believe is from Studio Calico, I’m not sure where the vellum speech bubbles are from, but the blue heart are from Studio Calico.
Right: The blue heart is from Studio Calico and the mini tags are from Felicity Jane. The alpha stamp set is called Atlas and it is from Feed Your Craft (no longer available). The ink colors are pink from the Kelly Purkey Coffee + Donuts set, Rose Garden from Ali Edwards, the light grey is a chalk edger from Prima Marketing, and the dark grey is from Kelly Purkey’s Urban set. The “Amsterdam” is a digital stamp from Kerri Bradford’s “I Love Amsterdam” – digital || physical. I don’t recall where the “Today” journal card or the photo icon tag are from.
Left: I don’t know where the journal cards are from, the flag of Amsterdam was from our canal cruise.
Right: I don’t recall where the cards are from.
The tag is from the Target One Spot from a while back.
Finally, here’s the process video. I hope you enjoy it!