Project Life 2013 ~ February 13th – March 18th

I fell behind.

As in over a MONTH behind. Yikes!

So, since Wednesday I’ve been busy catching up.

My pages~

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Thank goodness for date stamps on photos.

I think I would be totally lost without them.

To make this a bit easier I printed most of my photos at a size of 2.75″.

This way I could put them into any page format

And I even chose some of my less used Design B and D pages. Yay!

Now that I’m all caught up what do you think the chances are I’ll stay that way?

He he.

Don’t forget there’s a BIG Project Life Event on HSN late tonight!!

Or tomorrow if you require lots of sleep like me.

I used~
Studio Calico Project Life Kit, Echo Park Photo Freedom Volume 1, Becky Higgins Seafoam Project Life Core Kit, BasicGrey Fact or Fiction Snippets

In trying to keep this as simple and easy as possible I’ve only listed main items.

If you have a question about anything I’ve used please ask.

Capture the moment~

Of girls gone wild!

Well, as wild as they can get at a scrapbooking retreat.

But after checking out a certain message board concerning an upcoming Circle Mania event, my little group might just be the most mild-mannered group around. He he!

Or, it could be that this is early in the morning.

My layout~

Can I tell you how much I love the colors of this Echo Park Everyday Eclectic line?

Anything with cameras is a win in my book.

A close up~

And no, the crown was NOT a prop.

I wear it at all weekend events.

I used~
Echo Park Everyday Eclectic Hexagons, Kraft Doily and Large Hexagons paper, Journaling Cards, Elements Stickers
Kaiercraft Sprinkers, White cardstock, Dear Lizzy Date Stamp, Studio Calico PL Adventure stamps, SC Mistable Cameras, Mister Huey’s Color Mist Heirloom Blue
Studio Calico kit contents: OA Cakewalk buttons,Basic Gray Pins & Tags,Bananafish Studio Paper Notions

My Beach Babes~

I know, I know.

Just what you wanted to see… me in a bathing suit!! Yikes!

But, it’s a picture with ME in it. Yippee!!

And I think it’s cute and perfect for a bright, summery layout.

My layout~

The clothes pins, twine and EP banner paper found in my Noel Mignon Boardwalk kit were destined to be put together.

And then I just HAD to place the little birdie brad on my clothes line.

A close up~

I love, love, love that Studio Calico is now selling digital cuts like the Summer cut here. I find them SO much easier to use than stamps, but I am working on my stamping.

Have I mentioned that I enrolled in their Summer Stamp Class?

Hmmm…maybe that’s because I haven’t really started it yet.

So, I guess you know what’s on my To Do List!

I used~
Noel Mignon Boardwalk kit contents:Echo Park Hello Summer Bubbles, Wide Stripes and You’ve Been Flagged paper, Decorative Brads, Bazzill Avalon paper, We R Memory Keepers Cruising Stamps, October Afternoon Woodland Wrap Pack, Pebbles Clothes Pins, AC Thickers Boardwalk,
OA Playtime Sticky Keys, Dear Lizzy Date Stamp
Studio Calico Summer Cut file, Hero Arts Cloud cut file

The Best Things In Life Are Not Things!

I’m on a roll!

I’ve got my Dad’s Father’s Day Card ready. And Father’s Day is still hours away.

Mom~ don’t let him see this post until AFTER Sunday.

Maybe I’ve turned over a new leaf.

It helps that I wanted to continue to use the Echo Park Note to Self paper. Because as soon as I saw the phrases paper in that collection I knew I had to use it for my Dad’s card.

It’s full of neat little sayings that I know my Dad, if not everyone’s has repeated time after time.

The front~

The back~

Think he’ll find it as funny as I do?

I have to tell you that my new found love of tags instead of cards has come from my latest class, The Washi Workshop.

I’m loving that class and hope to start on some of the projects soon.

I certainly have been adding to my Washi collection, so it’s about time to start using it.

I used~
EP Note to Self collection paper, journaling cards, elements and border stickers
TBBM for tag, Maya Roads ribbon, American Craft mini brads

How Was Your Day?~

I think I should just be totally honest and tell you that I made this gift card holder for my brother in law’s birthday. His birthday that was in May!! Eeek!

In my defense I have not seen him or my sister since before his birthday, so…

Anyway I think it’s totally adorable.

And I put it together rather quickly even with the assistance of a two year old.

You know how you like a paper line SO much you buy the complete set of it, take it home and then realize you had already purchased the digital version of it.

Yes, that is exactly what I did. I even have several print and cut pieces purchased for my Silhouette.

I really, really like this line.

So, I thought I would put some of those digital papers to use.

I simply opened them up straight from my Windows Photo Gallery and printed them just like I would a picture. This way I didn’t have to open Photoshop at all.

I used my ATG to adhere my tag to a 8.5 x 11″ sheet of cardstock and printed. I found that the adhesive held the tag in place and just rubbed right off when done.

It worked so well I printed on both sides of my tag.

I used a sheet of 6 x6 coordinating paper to create a pocket to hold the gift card.

I topped it with a journal card that I just love and thought went well for a birthday gift and border sticker that I also stitched into place.

And you knew it was coming… I had to add an Imagine More Cards pointy finger to match the pointing finger on the card.

And if you have a pointy finger you have to have a string tied on it!

Or at least I do!

I used~
Echo Park Note to Self Digital papers, 6 x 6 paper stack, Journaling cards, border stickers
Imagine More Cards, twine, kraft tag, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

As a side note~ Jessica Sprague is having a FREE class next week called Photoshop Top 5. She’s covering the Top Five Essential things everyone needs to know about Photoshop. I’ll be there! Check out her website if you’re interested.

Did I mention it’s FREE?