December Memory Keeping Designer Recap | Stephanie Vandermissen


Our Memory Keeping guest designer for the month of December was the very talented Stephanie Vandermissen! Stephanie did a fantastic job with our Cranberry Rose Pocket Memory Keeping kit and the Traveler’s Notebook Memory Keeping kit to document her memories for the month. Before we take a closer look at her creations, let’s get to know Stephanie a little bit!

When is the best thing that’s happened to you in the last year?
Going to the sea with my family in the summer ! After the quarantine I needed some open space.

How would you describe your life aesthetic?
I would say colorful; when you look at my albums you can see that I’m using a lot of colors ! I use them all the time, it’s very me but everything is also organized and clean, not over the top like me.

If you were in a circus, what would your job be?
Not something at the front for sure ! I would take care of all the animals, feed them, love them …

What does your ideal day look like?
Going for a walk in the morning, some scrapbooking, trying a new recipe for lunch (and everybody liking it !), some gardening in the afternoon, having my husband cooking dinner and read in the evening. Very simple joys.

If your life were a song, what band/artist/composer would best capture it?
In my head it’s like the Foo Fighters, my brain is always functioning at one hundred and speeding away from me ! It’s weird because outwardly I’m a very calm person.

Where do you feel most at home?

Near the sea ! My parents had a small holliday house there and I spent a lot of time at the beach ( kite, speed-sail, windsurf…). I met my husband there. It’s like returning home everytime we go for hollidays.

If your life were a novel, what would the title be?
I read a LOT but I always have a hard time coming with titles, maybe something like The Scrapbooker ?

Where have you traveled that stayed with you?
L’ Ile de Ré ! It was so beautiful, we will return soon.

Share three of your bucket list items with us.
Buy a house near the sea, going to Disney World, becoming a Grand-Mother.

If you were a superhero, what would your name be and what superpower would you have?

LOL this is a difficult question, I would love to have the gift of ubiquity, or having Hermione Granger’s Time Turner but a Superhero name for that ? NoTime Girl ?



Now, let’s take a look at Stephanie’s gorgeous creations. Stephanie created four projects for us this month. 



Project 1: Project Life

I loved using this beautiful “Cranberry Rose” Memory Keeping Kit, it goes so well with my 2019 December photos. I went with traditional colors and choose all the green, red and white cards from the kit and I like how it turned out. Everything is very festive and joyful.

Project 2: Project Life
I often use big photos on my PL, it keeps it to become to monotone and if you want I have a Tutorial video on my YouTube Channel on how I fuse my own pocket pages to adapt them to my needs Stephanie V. I kept this second spread in the same color scheme as the first one as it is still photos from December 2019 and I like to stay through the month with the same colors to keep things cohesive.
Project 3: Traveler’s Notebook Spread
I wanted to use this beautiful red alpha sticker sheet and went with a big title. I paired it with a full page photo : a close up I took of an amazing Christmas tree decorated in reds and gold. I inked in black the wood veneer tree so it would show up more on my page and added some foam stars.
Project 4: Traveler’s Notebook Spread
Here I wanted to stay in reds, black and white. Sometimes I like to limit myself to just three colors to keep things challenging and interesting and I love how it looks in the end !


Thank you for following along another month! Make sure you follow Stephanie to see even more of her creations!






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