This is another example of where I have combined making a SoulCollage card into a Project Life 4×6 card. I do this frequently as I can then keep track of what I am creating and my thoughts on the “I Am the One Who” reflections about the card in one place.
First comes the making of the collage card, using either digital Pinterest images or photos or magazine pictures or a combination of all. (See previous post for the card) Words may or may not be included.
Then I fill in the “I Am the One Who” sheets I have on the computer to express what the card is saying to me. Frequently during this process, new ideas or patterns appear from the unconscious regarding the topic.
I then print out both items to fit into my Project Life album so I can further reflect on the collage, the writing and place it all in context of what else is happening in my life at that time. Or I make a Project Life card reflecting the process with a synopsis of the “I Am the One who” aspects.
All comes together in appreciating the healing wholeness and holiness.
Years ago I did a Wounded Child SoulCollage card but have not been able to find it. Recently, events inspired me to do another when I found one of the pictures I had used on the first SoulCollage card and saw a series of related documentaries.
I Am the One Who came into this life wounded from past lives; was conceived, gestated and lived early years in an atmosphere of a wounded World War II world; was subjected to the woundings from wounded people around me. I Am the One Who grew up wounded even though there were many moments the Divine Child manifested: both potentials that could move positive or negative. I want you to recognize your processing which helped you to transform beyond that Wounded Child even while appreciating and honoring her. Remember: we are all struggling souls. I give you the capacity to forgive where necessary, both others and yourself.
I have used this card in my Project Life album to commemorate my further healing of my Inner Child.
Most of my washi tape went right onto the wooden wheel holder, however some of my washi were on centers that were too small in diameter to slide onto the holder dowels. Took a bit of thinking, but then I devised a way to get them all on. First, take a toilet paper or kitchen-paper-towel tube and cut lengthwise.
Second, add a strip of 3/4 inch scotch tape along one edge. Cut along the scotch tape strip leaving a bit extra for holding. Roll strip into a circle with a diameter measuring about 1 inch and cut off excess. Tape into a one inch circle.
Third, start unrolling the washi stored on a smaller diameter center tube onto your larger just-made toilet-paper or kitchen-paper-towel tube holder. Place it over the scotch tape so it can still be used when you get to the end of the tape. Rotate both slowly and carefully rewind from one to the other (like the scrolling of cassette tapes or movie reels).
When completed, cut off the excess on the edge of the roll. It is now large enough and ready to slip onto the dowels of the washi holder to add to your visible and easily used collection available for Project Life or SoulCollage cards. greeting cards, art journaling or other craft projects. Rolls of ribbon can also be transferred in this manner.
I recently bought this rotating wooden washi tape wheel holder from All Ready Memories and found it held most of my collection of washi tapes which I had acquired slowly – over time – on sale.
It is constructed in a very clever way, allowing for the dowels to be removed and washi tape added or moved around. I organized the washi tapes primarily by color, as you can see from the picture above. The following picture is taken from the side to show more of the construction with the dowels and holder wheel stand.
This has been so helpful, not only to have all my tapes handy and accessible at a glance but also to have something so colorful and attractive. I use the washi tapes for Project Life cards, SoulCollage cards, greeting cards or use in various other art journaling and craft projects.
An annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ rally occurs where 350,000 people on motorcycles come into our town for music and BBQ. Last year I did a computer Project Life card depicting the event using pictures from a local newspaper with comments:
This year I did a collage card for the same event with 400,000 participants. I generally avoid town on those days but had seen a large flock of blackbirds on my way to the store on the first day of the event and thought of how they looked like they were dressed in black leather. Later that day I saw a small flock of Canadian geese. I used clip art pictures and washi tape to make a collage card.
My comments will be either on the back of this card or on a separate color or picture-coordinated Project Life card for my album. The B, B & BBQ is a boon for the businesses in the area as well as for our local charities, which get sizable donations from the rally.
A while back I started to make greeting cards for some of the people I love. It is a pleasure to think of them as I worked on the cards. Photos of the person(s) involved add to the uniqueness of the cards but those won’t be shown here. This example was the front for a job well done:
This stamped card for a just announced pregnant couple used a picture from Pinterest as well as a wood chip heart:
This used washi tape, stamping and stitched together quotes from Pinterest for a birthday:
Of course, various washi tapes, stamping, embellishments all add to it. And maybe even a print of a great quote or picture from Pinterest. After I make the cards, I scan them to use in my Project Life albums. This is a nice way to further remind me what I have made even as it honors that person and those events.
Simple stamping in preparing some cards and embellishments ahead of time is helpful to have on hand and fun to do.
Cut out some cardstock to the correct sizes and stamp away. Then use your circle punch on those same cardstocks to stamp and enjoy the results when mixed in with cut-out circles from other papers. these can also be used in art journals.
There is no limit to what you can do.
I was doing some stamping for some Project Life cards and then stamping the extra ink out onto an envelope that happened to be lying near by. When I finished making my cards, I went to clean up and to throw out the envelope. I looked, and decided I really liked the look of the whole envelope, postmark and all:
I then cropped out both 3×4 and 4×6 cards from the original, including the barcode:
One never knows…