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Themed Art Journaling

Hello all, Vanessa here with you today. If you follow my work - you may know me as @dansmoncrane on Instagram- you know that I love to art journal. It is a daily practice for me and an important way of finding and maintaining balance. I have an art journal that holds...

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Mini Book : Tina + Lester

I happened to see Tina's beautiful engagement photos on Instagram. I contacted her, like a creep, and asked if I could turn them into a mini book. They were my favourite photos to make a mini book with to date, except for my own wedding photos (which I've made like...

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My Paper Planner Setup

I've been experimenting with paper planning and it's all because of this bad boy. Don't get me wrong. I'm not giving up my digital planning, with all of its todoist and Evernote beauty. But paper and a pen is certainly something that adds a whole extra layer of...

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My Fave Digital Photography Tools

When you have the right tools, it just makes things so much easier and less stressy. I'm in love with my digital photography tools for organisation, backup, and editing, and I'm excited to share them with you... My Fave Digital Photography Tools Photo Organisation...

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On My Shelf – Productivity Books

I am a lifelong learner and I believe in personal growth. These books are great at helping me with this vision. The 4-Hour Work Week - Tim Ferriss Escape the 9-5, live anywhere, and join the new rich. “The question you should be asking isn't, "What do I want?" or...

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On My Shelf – Creative Books

I've only recently started purchasing books that actively encourage creativity and it's opened up an entirely new world for me. Back in South Africa, these books were prohibitively expensive, but over here they're so accessible and reasonable (compared to South...

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Berlin (Fe & C) Mini Album

A while back I shared the travelogue for when I went to Berlin with my lovely friend, Fe. It didn't include one photo, and I love it. But there is always space in the world for more photo mini books, right? I was so in love with the letters from the SBW Maikit that...

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Hello Cupcake Mini Album

I ended up making two minis with Alicia's photos because the cupcake ones were just too cute to add to the same album! I loved using the corrugated paper in the kit as a cover. And once again, I'm binding my own mini because I'm totally obsessed with that technique....

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A Zine for V

I was the first to be zined by the Zine Squad, and I was ecstatic to be asked to join them (Katie and Jules) when they made one for the Great V. Vanessa is somewhat revered in the Get Messy community because she is an incredible artist, total hustler, super mom, and...

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