Hi, there! Today I have two weeks of Project Life to share with you. I focused on the Superbowl and Luke's Pinewood Derby for week six. We usually have our own little Superbowl party at home, so I wanted to show photos of the food and snacks we ate to celebrate. I also took a photo of the final score on our TV. I waited to get the back of Joe Flacco's jersey, since he was MVP of the game.
For the Pinewood Derby Spread, I included Luke's "pit pass" and made a couple collages, so I include more photos. The papers were some old Cosmo Cricket that matched the Seafoam kit perfectly!
Now on to week 7!
This week is all about Valentine's Day and my son's broken arm and surgery. I did a collage of photos of him at the hospital and of his x-rays. I also took some photos of him visiting with family throughout the week. The second page is all about Valentine's Day and school parties.
Hello! Today I am sharing a scrapbook layout made with Heartfelt Creations products. I love the vintage looking images in their Sunny Days collection. I am a sucker for vintage photos, and love to use Sepia on my photos. The colors in this collection work perfectly with aged photos. You can find the product list and instructions for recreating this layout below.
HCPC 3518-Vintage Watering Can PreCut Set
HCPC 3509-Timeless Sentiments PreCut Set
HCDP1 230 Sunny Days Patterned Paper Collection
HCD 730 Decorative Butterfly Corner Die
other supplies: white cardstock, page from an old book, vintage
button, May Arts burlap twine, Distress inks in Old Paper and Walnut
Use a 12x12 piece of Sunny Days patterned paper for your layout base.
Cut a 6x6 piece of Sunny Days patterned paper (small blue floral print)
and mount your photo in the center. Add a sentiment block underneath
the photo. Use Decorative Butterfly Corner die and white cardstock to
create corner piece, and adhere in upper right corner of 6x6 panel. Cut
a 3.5" x 7.75" piece of white cardstock. Stamp all three of the small
floral motifs from the Vintage Watering Can set in Old Paper ink. Ink
and distress the edges. Stamp watering can image in Walnut stain on the
bottom of this panel. Stamp "beautiful you" in Walnut stain ink along
the side. Layer both panels on top of each other toward center of 12x12
paper. Cut strips of text from an old book page and accordian fold.
Ink edges with distress ink and adhere under sentiment. Tie burlap
twine into a bow on a button and adhere to center of pleated text.
We are having a ton of rain today in the Cincy area, so I thought it fitting to share a couple more cards using the boots4rain and patterns4boots sets from The Stamps Of Life. The first card uses some scraps of patterned paper and Licorice ink. Very easy and perfect layout for a long sentiment.
The next card is also a CAS layout. I paper pieced the boots and then stamped the puddle and splatters with Stephanie's Sky ink. I tied some baker's twine at the top.
Hello! It is hard to believe that Easter is next month! It seems like Christmas was not that long ago. In fact, I still have Christmas papers and embellishments to clean up in my studio!
I made this card using new egg dies from The Stamps Of Life. They coordinate perfectly with her wonderful Easter sets. On this card I used the set, eggs4Easter. I also used Stephanie's inks by Clearsnap in Guava, Sky, Grape and Licorice. I stamped and die cut the eggs and then stacked them down the left side. Easy peasy!
Hello! Wanted to share this card I made with a couple of The Stamps Of Life sets. I used hive4bee, bees4me and background4bees sets. I stamped the hive in black and then cut it out. I then layered different yellow inks and distress inks by sponging them onto the hive. I stamped the little bees in black and then paper pieced their tiny wings.
Hi, there! I am sharing a card today using products from Heartfelt Creations Sunny Days collection. I love the wonderful journal and sentiment boxes they include in their paper collections. They are perfect for both cards and scrapbooking. You can find the instructions and product list for recreating this card below.
HCPC 3519-Butterfly Medley PreCut Set
HCDP1 230 Sunny Day Patterned Paper Collection
other supplies: white, black, and green cardstock; Mellow Moss ink
(SU), Old Paper Distress ink by Ranger, black seam binding, foam pop
Fold green cardstock base so it measures 4.25" x 5.5". Cut black
cardstock mat to measure 4 1/8" x 5 3/8". Cut white panel to measure 4"
x 5.25". Stamp butterfly image in both upper right corner and lower
left corner of white panel in Mellow Moss Ink. Ink edges with Old paper
distress ink. Adhere white panel to black mat and attach to card base.
Cut sentiment square from Sunny Day Patterned paper collection and mat
with black cardstock. Adhere to middle of card using foam dots for
dimension. Tie black seam binding under sentiment square and make a
Hello! Trying to get caught up on lots of projects, including Project Life. I am not too far behind, and one thing I love about this type of scrapbooking-it is so easy to get caught back up. No feelings of guilt or remorse if life gets in the way, because you know the final goal is attainable!
I am getting a bit frustrated with my sixth grader, as he is NOT into having his picture taken. I feel like I have more photos of the twins. Don't want him to feel left out someday, so I need to get creative in how I incorporate him into my album! In weeks past, I have included photos he has taken (sunset, his new shoes). He won't admit it, but I think he likes that I am using some of his photos. Gotta love Instagram and the fact that all of his photos come to my photo stream (part of my parental controls on his ipad and ipod!)
If you have any other ideas on how to include a pre-teen boy in Project Life who does not want his photo taken, please let me know!
Hi, there! I have another "boot" card to share using new stamps from The Stamps Of Life. This card shows the companion set to the boots4rain set. It is called patterns4boots. I stamped the boot onto some yellow, Cosmo Cricket patterned paper. I love the zebra pattern! They also have some dots and chevron patterns in this companion set.
This is a perfect card to send to a girlfriend for her her birthday!
Hello, and Happy Valentine's Day to all of you. I wanted to share this card I made using papers from Pink Paislee's Devoted collection. I cut the tickets from a sheet of patterned paper. I also used the French Pastry die from Cheery Lynn for my doily. I added some red baker's twine from The Twinery and some buttons.
For those who may not know from Facebook, my Max broke his arm badly over the weekend. He is home and doing great now. He is sporting a neon green cast, and his biggest complaint now is the itching! Because he had surgery, I can not help him with the itching, as I do not want to stick anything down in that cast!
Here are the photos pre and post surgery! I have no clue why it has LMAO on his initial X-ray! Hopefully I will be back in a crafty routine again soon!
Hello! Today I have a card using brand new stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creation's Sunny Days collection. The beautiful images and the intricate corner dies, make for some lovely cards and scrapbook pages! You can find the instructions and product list for this card below.
HCPC 3519-Butterfly Medley PreCut Set
HCPC 3520-Botanical Oval PreCut Set
HCD 730 Decorative Butterfly Corner Die
SF03598 Prismacolor Pencils
other Supplies: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, white cardstock, bashful blue cardstock
Fold blue card base so it measures 4.25" x 5.5" when folded. Use
larger Decorative Butterfly Corner Die and white cardstock to create
corner piece. Adhere corner piece to the upper right corner of card
base. Stamp butterfly image in black ink onto white cardstock. Color
with Prismacolor pencils and cut using small snips and kraft knife.
Adhere to center of card base, overlapping the decorative corner piece.
Stamp sentiment in lower right corner in black ink.
Hi, there! I have a card to share today, using a new release from The Stamps Of Life called, frame5tostamp. It was created to match Stephanie's label 5 Sizzix Framelits dies. I wanted to show what you could do with this set, without using the matching dies, too! I used one of the open frames and stamped it repeatedly to create a pattern on a piece of patterned paper (Cosmo Cricket). I chose patterned paper that was not too busy. I love the kiwi color of this paper, and the black makes it pop.
I then used a 1 1/4" circle punch to create a focal point to stamp my sentiment on. I also added some bling to jazz it up.
Hello! Today I have a scrapbook page to share using stamps, dies and patterned papers from Heartfelt Creations. I love adding denim to my cards and layouts, and the tiny flower from the posy patch die set and the Flirty Fleur stamp set worked perfectly, and matched the flowers on the fence post. You can find the instructions and product list for recreating this layout below.
HCPC 3439-Flirty Fleurs PreCut Set
HCPC 3513 Weathered Fence Post PreCut Set
HCPC 3515-Burlap Background PreCut Set
HCD 701-Posy Patch die set
HCD 729-Decorative Corner Blossom die
HCDP1 229-Countryside Evening paper collection
other products: kraft cardstock, white cardstock, Memento Tuxedo
Black ink, Distress inks in Walnut Stain and Antique Linen, Jute twine,
old denim, black staz on ink, half pearls by Kaiser, Chitchat stickers
by Tim Holtz, black alphabet stickers by Jillibean Soup
Ink edges of 12"x12" kraft cardstock with distress inks. Cut
Countryside evening designer paper to 11.5"x11.5" and distress edges by
ripping and tearing with scissors and fingernail. Adhere to center of
kraft cardstock. Take the leftover strips of paper (reverse side) and
adhere by cris-crossing along top and right side of layout. Stamp
scripture stamp in black ink and use Spellbinder circles to cut. Ink
edges with distress inks and adhere just under where the smaller stirps
cris-cross. Next cut a 5.5" x 5.5" piece of patterned paper from the
Countryside Evening collection. I used the barn board looking paper.
Tear and distress edges. Stamp burlap background in Walnut Stain
distress ink onto white cardstock and use larger Decorative Corner
Blossom die to cut. Adhere in lower left corner of 5.5" x 5.5" panel.
Adhere photo to center overlapping decorative corner piece. Adhere
photo panel to the center of layout. Use alphabet letters and Chitchat
stickers to spell "Faith, Hope, Love" under photo panel. Tie jute twine
around top just over horizontal stirp of patterned paper. Tie in a
loopy bow. Stamp four of the tiny flower from Flirty Fleurs set in
black Staz-on ink onto old denim. Use coordinating Posey patch die to
cut. It takes several shims and several passes through your machine to
cut through the denim. Add tiny half pearls to centers of denim
flowers. Adhere one to center of jute bow, and the other three around
the lower left corner of photo.
Hello! Here is my completed week 4 in my Project Life Album. I have had a couple folks email and ask what Project Life is, and how they can get the kits. I am going to direct you to Becky Higgins site, as she is the "go to gal" for all things Project Life. I also think her kits are AMAZING! There are several companies out there that offer different kits or Project Life papers. My favorites are Studio Calico (I am FINALLY off of their waiting list), Ali Edwards (great digital files if you are a digital kind of person) and Elle's Studio has some fabulous products, too.
I recently got together with one of my girlfriends, and we made some vintage Valentine's with our new Crate Paper Fourteen collection. Here are just a couple that we came up with. We added glitter, baker's twine, doilies, and key charms to jazz up the already sweet paper.
These will be perfect to send to my nieces. I am making matching necklaces for them, too. I stocked up on Ephiphany supplies when they were 40% off at Archiver's. I do not buy their special punches, because I have so many punches at home that work. I just plop the epoxy shape on top of whatever I punch out, and use glossy accents to attach it to the metal charm. Easy peasy!
Hello! I made this simple card using a set from The Stamps Of Life called, wish2make. I stamped the dandelion and sentiment in Versamark ink onto my tag and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I sponged the tags with distress inks, and added a vintage jewel to the center of the dandelion. The burlap twine is from May Arts, and the polka dot paper is from my scrap bin. Super simple way to use those tags on a card!
Hello! Happy Friday, my friends. Today I am sharing some cards made with the new TSOL set, boots4rain. I love the puddle and the fact that I can stamp the different parts of the boot in different colors. FUN!
The first card I stamped with Stephanie's inks in Licorice, Banana, Strawberry and Sky. The second card I paper pieced the boots with a scrap of Cosmo Cricket patterned paper.