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My Project Life by Stampin' Up! Pages - June 2014

Hello and welcome back! Today I wanted to share the start of my Project Life by Stampin' Up! album with you. This post will cover the June 2014 pages. I'm working on July as we speak, and then will go forward for the rest of 2014 and then back to January as well. At least that is my current plan! Ha. For my summer pages, I'm using the Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection and Accessory Pack. They feature a great combo of bright colors and fun accents that are working well with my summer photos.

I used the Project Life Day To Day Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Project Life Point & Click Photopolymer Stamp Set on the title card. I also used the Ray of Sunshine Clear Mount set for the art piece along with one of the epoxy stickers in the center of the sun. The Alphabet Rotary Stamp makes for simple journaling on Vellum Cardstock strips. I just stapled them to my photos and called it good.



The next page I added a Throwback Thursday picture. I also love the index print of the projects I created in June, something I plan to repeat each month. I used the Feel Goods Clear Mount Stamp Set, the Project Life Remember This Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Back To Basics Alphabet Photopolymer Stamp Set to add to the journaling.



This was a more simple layout. I did create my own quote piece in the upper right pocket, and repeated using the Alphabet Rotary Stamp and Vellum for a caption.



I started a new eating plan in June, so there are lots of pictures of food. I did journal on several of the smaller cards about all of the changes, but I'm keeping that page private at least for now. You'll see lots of pictures of my dog and probably my friend's dogs too as I share more months.



Here is the last page for June. I added the date with the This And That Remember Rotary Stamp. I made an art piece about USA in the World Cup using a retired soccer set, as well as the Metro Type Alphabet Photopolymer Stamp Set, the stars from the Project Life Point & Click Photopolymer Stamp Set and the stripes from the Gratitude For Days Photopolymer Stamp Set.



So glad I was finally able to share my Project Life pages with you! I'm working on my July pages now, but since I had many more pictures from July I have more pages to make. Maybe I'll share July in two or more posts! Here is how I'm using Project Life.

  • I've decided to mix in Project Life pages with my regular 12x12 pages. So, when I want to use larger pictures or other things that won't fit in these page protectors, then I'll make traditional pages.
  • I'm not trying to do one picture per day. I did try this in the past, but when deciding on my photos I was hung up on having multiple pictures of certain days and no pictures of other days. So, I had a hard time deciding and then my project never progressed. So, instead I am using whatever pictures I want in whatever format I want to tell my stories. And, it's going along more smoothly this time.

How do you tell your stories and keep your memories?


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Miss You Window Card

Hello, and welcome back! I have been wanting to play around with the Holiday Home Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Homemade Holiday Framelits Dies from the Holiday Catalog. There are so many fun things you can do with this set! I decided to make a window card with one of the house dies, and thought it would be fun to have the greeting peak out from that window. I thought this sentiment was perfect for the design as well.



The greeting is from the versatile set Really Good Greetings Clear Mount. The little heart is from the Holiday Home set as well. I sponged ink at the top and bottom of the panel for the sky and grass, and also watercolored all of the houses. I added some embroidery thread to finish off the card front.



To complete the greeting, I drew a couple of lines with a red marker.



You can make this card too with the supplies listed below. That's all for today, but thanks so much for stopping by!


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Fun with a Shaker Card

Hello, and welcome back! Today I have a birthday shaker card to share. This was pretty easy to make. After making my card base and adding a piece of patterned paper, I used one of the circle die cuts to cut the circle through both layers. Then, I used the next bigger circle to cut two pieces of Window Sheet. I used the Cupcake Builder Punch to make the little confetti, placed it between the Window Sheets and stitched it together with my sewing machine. I adhered it to the inside of the card. If you wanted to keep the inside prettier, then you could adhere it between the card and the patterned paper layer. I think I'll try that next time around.



Below you get a better view of the window and the inside. The greeting was embossed in white, and cut with the banner from the Circle Card Thinlits Die. I added another little hand cut banner from a different pattern and a piece of ribbon to set off the greeting even more.



And, here is the inside of the card. All the stamps are from the Cupcake Party Clear-Mount Stamp Set, which coordinates with the Cupcake Builder Punch, used here to cut out the cupcake parts. The top is adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.



I love how this card turned out, and think I'll make a batch of them to give out for future birthdays. If you'd like to make some to, you can use the links below to order the supplies anytime from my website. Well, that's all for today. I have more cards to share soon, and my June Project Life by Stampin' Up! pages too. Thanks for stopping by!


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Golden Thanks Card

Hello and welcome back! Today I have a card to share that was published in the October issue of Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Magazine (you can purchase this issue here). This card started with a scrap of paper that I watercolored and die cut a leaf from (from this post). After I diecut all of the leaves, I just couldn't throw away the scraps! They were just about as pretty as the leaves. So, I backed it with a piece of Naturals White Cardstock that I stamped with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set in Gold Encore ink. Then, I embossed the sentiment in gold embossing powder onto Vellum Cardstock, and placed that between the two layers. Next I stitched with Gold embroidery floss around the piece. I made some straight stitches and some at angles. I added one more banner of Gold Foil Paper behind this piece. The base card has more Gorgeous Grunge stamped on it behind the main image.The whole piece was popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals.



I had a Halloween card also published that features stitching, but you'll just have to get the issue to see it!

Well, thanks for stopping by. I'll have some Project Life pages to show you soon. I have June done, but just need to photograph it and write the post.


Playing along with CCC43 September Challenge

Hello, and welcome back! Today I want to share a card that I made for the Catherine & Cathy Create September Challenge. The theme of this challenge is using primary colors. I wanted to play some more with coloring on Window Sheets like I did on this card. But, this time I used a rainbow of Blendabilities colors including the medium shades of Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Coastal Cabana and Rich Razzleberry. This started as just a left-over scrap of Window Sheet, but it makes a great addition to the card I think. The greeting is from the #Hello Stamp Set, and is stamped in Daffodil Delight. I adhered it to a circle of Coastal Cabana Cardstock and pinked circle of Real Red Cardstock.




The greeting is mounted on Stampin' Dimensionals, and I completed the card with Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments. This was a pretty quick card to complete, and you could use the thank you or birthday sentiments to make it for a different occasion.



Well, that is all for today. I'm still working on my Project Life pages, so they should be ready to share soon. Thanks for stopping by!

Freshly Made Sketches 151 and Bonus Blendabilities Tip

Hello, and welcome back. Today I have a card to share using Freshly Made Sketches #151. I also wanted to play more with using the Blendabilities on Window Sheets. For the window sheet panel I used the Coastal Cabana Medium marker, the Daffodil Delight Light marker and the Pumpkin Pie Light marker. I started with the Daffodil coloring in patches, then the Pumpkin with more patches and blending into the Daffodil and finally with the Coastal also blending nearby. The smaller rectangle piece is stamped using the same colors in our Classic Ink with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.



The greeting is from the (Hashtag) Hello Stamp Set. I stamped the Calypso Coral Thanks So Much image, but covered it up with the birthday sentiment stamped in Pumpkin Pie ink onto Pumpkin Pie Cardstock. The greeting is popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals and completed with some Brights Candy Dots. I also added some embossed diagonal lines to the white panel in the background using the Simply Scored Diagonal Scoring Plate.



The sketch that I used is below. I just moved where my sentiment was placed, and used a circular element.


Well, that is all for today. I have some more projects to share this week. I'm working on some scrapbook pages and Project Life pages, so they should also be ready to share soon. Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Labor Day!