Sunday, May 11, 2014

NSD Layouts

I tried to get back to my roots and add some pages to our family album. Here are a few of my favorites that I made for National Scrapbook Day.

The challenge for this one was to use up scraps. I played with the Studio Calico Bluegrass Farm kit.
Just for fun using the Studio Calico Copper Mountain kit (which I love!). I love this photo of my boys from the hospital when my youngest was born.
Another Bluegrass Farm layout with a few wood veneer stars and a strip of Becky Higgins patterned paper from the baby paper pack.
I love this photo of my boys playing at the park near our house. I used the Copper Mountain kit again with a few added wooden arrows.
My son was a ring bearer in his uncle's wedding this past summer. I loved this photo of him that the photographer took. This layout used the Bluegrass Farm kit again (surprisingly versatile!), a Project Life card, some alphas and a little twine and bling. The challenge for this one was to share a layout inspired by a class from Studio Calico. I used ideas from the Color Studio class which is over but still open for self-paced scrapbookers and I highly recommend!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

NSD Recap

Hello fellow scrapbookers! Did any of you play along with National Scrapbook Day last weekend? I was lucky enough to have a lot of free time last Saturday so I was able to upload creations to my Studio Calico gallery. I only shared one PL spread from last year as my favorite from 2013 but I thought I'd share it with you, too!

 This was Week 12&13. My husband and I left on an anniversary cruise during week 12 and were on the ship for week 13. I chose to highlight a few events from before we left and put a photo on the right for our favorites from our cruise. You can see the mini album I did for our cruise trip in a video here.

I used the Spencer's Project Life Kit from Studio Calico and added in a few stamps and Thickers. I included the "Best Moments" card from a RAK I had gotten to include our favorite parts of the week.

On the left side I used Stayzon ink to stamp our location on my photos. I also used some washi tape sprinkled around the page.

 I will share some of my traditional layouts tomorrow!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

PL Video- Week 8

I was finally able to upload my process video for my Week 8 of Project Life! I share my process for completing my one-page layout and an insert.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Project Life Prompt: January #1 Resolutions

Time for the first Project Life Prompt! This week I'd love to see your New Year's Resolutions on your Project Life layout!

Last year I put our family resolution on one card:

A close-up:
I stamped the "Resolutions" stamp (from Studio Calico) on a pre-made card.
This year, I used the four speech bubble cards from the Slate kit to make a resolution card for each member of our family. These cards were originally intended for the title page of the album but I thought they would work perfectly for a Week 1 layout.
I added confetti from Studio Calico (not sure if I love it or not...) and stamped each person's name with gold ink.
Now it's your turn! Leave a comment with your name and a link to your page that includes your resolutions! Entries will be closed Feb. 1 and I will choose a name from this challenge to win a PL grab bag of goodies. Remember: it can be your page from 2014 or maybe one you did last year. My goal is to just get some inspiration for others!

Good luck and happy scrapping!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Project Life Plans Linky Party

Welcome to the first ever Project Life Plans Linky Party!
Here's what you do:
Save this picture to your downloads/desktop/whatever:

Then use your photo editing software to enter your answers like this:

Post your answers to your blog and share a link to that specific post here using the blue "add a link button":

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2014 Blog Plans

I have something exciting happening on my blog in 2014!

Each week, I will have a prompt for your Project Life spread. You are welcome to use the prompt to complete a layout and then share a link to your project in the comment section. The deadline to enter will be at the end of the month and then I will choose a few winners to send some scrappy goodies to. You can create a new layout or submit a page you've already completed that fulfills the prompt. My main goal is to share ideas and help people when they get stuck in a rut.

I wish you all a happy, healthy new year!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Quick Links 12/29

Here are a few more links to some goodies for PL inspiration! Just click the photo to check out the sites.

Hello Forever Project Life Journal/Planner Freebie
Hello Forever Project Life Journal/Planner pages Freebie
I just love Marcy Penner's Hello Forever shop- she has some great printables on there! These are her signature Project Life Journal/Planner pages...for FREE! Many scrappers have these printed and bound at their local office supply store.
Page Lifter by Elise Blaha Cripe
If you watched Becky Higgins on Creative Life, you know now how important that little plastic piece in the binder is. It's called a page lifter and makes sure that your page protectors lay flat when you close your album. I love how Elise Blaha Cripe covered it and made it part of her album.

Becky Higgins' Freebies: Jade Album Label
Check out Becky Higgins' Freebies page on her new blog! There are some great holiday card templates, PDFs for the different page designs, album labels for the spines of your album, printable quote cards and wallpapers for your phone or tablet. So fun!
New Year's Printables List from Lil' Luna
Lil' Luna has a collection of free printables for New Year's that would be great for Project Life inspiration or just for fun on Dec. 31.