Project Life – Week 7

Warning: this is a picture heavy post! 🙂 Here’s Week 7 of my Project Life. This was Valentine’s Day week and, given the number of photos (and stories!) I had, I originally thought I would need to add an insert, but I managed to squeeze everything in two pages. 🙂

Project Life 2013 - Week 7

The colors for this week are red and gold, inspired by the Chinese red envelopes that I included on the left page.

Project Life 2013 - Week 7

This was a fun week to put together!

Project Life 2013 - Week 7

Here are the details.

Project Life 2013 - Week 7

Lots of gold for this card. 🙂 I own a couple of sets of gold thickers, and I settled for these curly ones because they were especially suited to represent the snake theme. 😉 I also used these pretty Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic gold foil mini letter stickers.

Project Life 2013 - Week 7

On the title card I used some heart sequins that have been in my stash for years, Amy Tangerine’s new Yes Please calendar stamp (love!!) and my letter rubber stamps by ImageTree (EK Success). I used Colorbox pigment ink and Sharpie fine point pens.

Project Life 2013 - Week 7

I used the cool 3×4 Photo Templates by Designs by Lili for the journaling spots on this card and throughout the spread.

Project Life 2013 - Week 7

For the background of this card, I colored a Becky Higgins Project Life 4×6 grid card with an Elmer gold leafing pen (that thing stinks, but it is so pretty!! ;)) using a stencil by Studio Calico.

Project Life 2013 - Week 7

Just an easy photo collage and some digital journaling directly on it to save space. Man, was that a happy mail day!!

Project Life 2013 - Week 7

The newsflash stamp from the February Project Life Studio Calico kit was perfect to document a couple of events that have caught my attention.

Project Life 2013 - Week 7

This is one of my favorite parts of this week’s spread! (see below for more pictures) The heart design is a digital freebie by Designs by Lili (check out her Facebook page); I turned it red, printed it out, and then covered it with Studio Calico Mister Huey gold. So fun!! 😉

Project Life 2013 - Week 7

More Studio Calico stamps stamped with Colorbox pigment ink, along with gold sequins. The alpha stamp is the Studio Calico Stepping Stone set.

Project Life 2013 - Week 7

I love this card too! The typewriter on the left was sketched with my Silhouette cutter and a sketch pen… it was my first time using the Silhouette to sketch, and I was amazed at how well it worked! This machine seriously was my *best*purchase*ever*!! The typewriter from the right is from the Studio Calico Heyday wood veneer pack, and I colored it with the Elmer gold leafing pen.

Project Life 2013 - Week 7

I really love this pair of cards too! I used the same stencil of the card and misted it with Studio Calico Mister Huey gold. I totally just bought the Starbucks gift card so that I could include it in my album. It was a tad too large to fit in the 3″ wide pocket, so I cut off a bit with an X-acto craft knife. The card on the right is a free illustration by Samantha Hahn that I slightly recolored to suit my color scheme.

Project Life 2013 - Week 7

The card on the left, from the Feb. Studio Calico Project Life kit, was perfect to document our Valentine’s Day! 🙂

Project Life 2013 - Week 7

I added some journaling on this card (from the Feb. Studio Calico Project Life kit).

Project Life 2013 - Week 7

The card on the left is from an adorable set by Mari Koegelenberg and Penny Springmann; I added a heart sequin on top of the nut – it looks black in this photo, but it really is red. 🙂 Stamps by Studio Calico.

Project Life 2013 - Week 7

More collages and digital journaling. And this concludes week 7! But before I go, let me show you a couple more images of this pretty card.

Project Life 2013 - Week 7

It doesn’t translate well at all in the photos, but the Studio Calico Mister Huey gold has a gorgeous shimmery look – so pretty!

Project Life 2013 - Week 7

As all my hybrid work, this was printed out on Canon matte photo paper.

Project Life 2013 - Week 7

I hope you enjoyed this week. 😉 Thanks for staying with me till the end of this long post! 🙂

Project Life 2013 – Week 6

I have been experiencing a weird effect this year when I work on my Project Life album. Each week I make, I feel like it’s my favorite week ever. 😉 Then a new week comes by, and I forget about how much I loved the previous week, and fall totally in love with the current week. 🙂 It happened this week as well, but I have to say, I really love how this week turned out. 🙂

Project Life 2013 - Week 6

Most of the cards are from the February Project Life kit by Studio Calico. I also used a few bits and pieces (die cuts) from past card kits and add ons from Studio Calico. The color scheme for this week was red, pink, and a couple touches of blue.

Project Life 2013 - Week 6

I started working on the right page first (I knew which photos had to fit on that side, and quickly found which cards I wanted to match them with), but I struggled a bit with the left page at first. I had many little stories to tell there and the design was puzzling me. But then I picked a few red embellishments from my stash, and created the painted heart background card to add some pink to match the photos on the right page, and everything came together so well!

Project Life 2013 - Week 6

OK, here are the details.

Project Life 2013 - Week 6

The big 6 coaster was in a Studio Calico grab bag and I was so happy when I got it, because I was just about to start working on my week 6! 🙂

Project Life 2013 - Week 6

I love glitter tape! The heart embellishment was cut out with my Silhouette cutting machine and painted with acrylic paint.

Project Life 2013 - Week 6

I love how this card turned out! I simply painted a heart with acrylic paints onto white cardstock, and added some stamps by Studio Calico.

Project Life 2013 - Week 6

Die cut folder tab from Studio Calico, some punched out hearts and a sequin.

Project Life 2013 - Week 6

Another word cut out with my Silhouette cutting machine and painted with acrylic paints. I used my tiny attacher to attach that vellum bubble.

Project Life 2013 - Week 6

The snowflakes are from the Studio Calico Wonderland ephemera pack. I wrote on one of them with a fine point slick writer.

Project Life 2013 - Week 6

I made and arrow out of glitter tape, used a stamp from the February kit, and added an adorable printable by Geralyn Sy.

Project Life 2013 - Week 6

I have to say that I probably love the January kit more than the February one, but I love these cards right here so much! That “love” bubble from the 34th Street card kit went with them so well!

I hope you enjoyed this week! 😉 Leave me a comment, I’d love to hear from you!

Project Life 2013 – Week 5

I am behind in sharing my Project Life album! I let myself get a bit behind with the album because I’m taking the Bright Ideas class at Studio Calico so I’ve been doing a lot more paper scrapbooking than usual, but this past weekend I finished up weeks 5 and 6, and I am working on week 7. I love this project so much! OK, so here comes Week 5. 😉

Project Life 2013 - Week 5

I got my Studio Calico Project Life February kit as I was finishing up this week, so I used it along with the January one. I also used some digital elements from The Lilypad – several from the February BYOC, the ever present photo collages by Designs by Lili, and one card (the yellow chevron with the speech bubble) from the Today Journal Cards by Valorie Wibbens. I also used some digi stamps by Studio Calico.
The photo protector on the left is by We R Memory Keepers, while the one on the right is the Becky Higgins Design C.

Project Life 2013 - Week 5

The color scheme for this week features pink and yellow, and a touch of blue. The yellow came from that “5” paper from the Heyday collection by Studio Calico – one of my favorite lines ever!

Project Life 2013 - Week 5

The camera on the bottom right is cut out from a paper from Amy Tangerine Sketchbook.
And here are a few details!

Project Life 2013 - Week 5

I wrote the “week” on a Becky Higgins 4″x6″ card with a clear embossing pen and a stencil, and then embossed with grapefruit Zing. I made the splatters with Buttercup Mister Huey mist — I love this color!! The paper is from the Heyday collection by Studio Calico.

Project Life 2013 - Week 5

I used the Baxter letter stickers by Amy Tangerine, and some Amy Tangerine stamps (stamped with black archival ink and with versamark+grapefruit Zing). Oh, and I bought a new date stamp with just the date, by Pebbles – I love it!!

Project Life 2013 - Week 5

All digital here – I love the colors of the  February BYOC at The Lilypad!

Project Life 2013 - Week 5

Stamps by Studio Calico.

Project Life 2013 - Week 5

Here I used a paper and Sticker from Dear Lizzy Neapolitan. I bought Amy Tangerine’s perpetual calendar stamp and I love it!

Project Life 2013 - Week 5

The hearts are by Pink Paislee. And that’s all for this week! 😉 Week 6 is all photographed and ready to go, so expect to see it soon. 🙂 How is your PL going?

Nutty Family

Mari Koegelenberg has an adorable new kit in the shop today.
I love all critters, so I immediately fell in love with those squirrels! And I was just delighted when I took this (absolutely not staged!) picture because I knew it would be perfect for this kit! 🙂

Credits:
Nutty Family by Mari Koegelenberg and Penny Springmann
Font: Carbon Type

Have a great weekend!

Out of This World

Once upon a time, years before discovering my vocation in scrapbooking, I had taken up embroidery as a hobby. I spent quite a bit of time at it, but I gave it up happily when I discovered scrapbooking, and never looked back. Tonight, as I was sewing on this card, I thought back at all the long hours spent embroidering, and I wondered how I could put up with that stuff! 🙂 It is clearly not the hobby for me.. 😉

Credits:
Out of this world by Jenn Barrette

I do love how the sewing turned out in the end, but this is one thing you won’t be seeing much of in the future from me. It took me way too long! I think I spent over an hour sewing on this card. The first attempt was directly on the background and it quickly went awry (I made a huge hole in the background and that resulted in some creative rearrangement of the elements of this card ;)). Next, I decided to sew on vellum and add it to my card – that worked better, but it still took me forever. 🙂

But apart from the insane amount of time I spent on it, I am very happy to have made this card – I finally got to use a seriously AMAZING kit by Jenn Barrette.
This kit is so cool! There are several papers in there that I wanted to use for my card (including a fabulous star chart and a planet map), but in the end I settled for this unique one.

I included the moon phases on this card as an inside joke for my husband – at my high school graduation exam I was asked a very simple question about the moon, and to this date he makes fun of me to the brilliant answer I gave (which, BTW, was precisely what the teacher wanted to hear) – “it’s the moon!”.  🙂

Wink

There’s a new adorable kit at Digital Design Essentials (and don’t forget to check out the add on packs too!).

I am in love with this color scheme! The pink with the bright orange and yellow is adorable!

Credits:
Wink kit, Wink journaling cards and Wood Veneer Alpha Essentials by Digital Design Essentials
Font: CarbonType

I had so much FUN working on this page! It came together in no time and I love how it turned out. 🙂 Perfect way to end this weekend. 🙂

Project Life 2013 – Week 4

Week 4 is done, and Week 5 is in the works. I find myself working on my Project Life in spurts. Towards the end of a week, I put together the first half of the spread rather quickly, and then I do the second page during the following week. This week was easy to put together.

Project Life 2013 - Week 4

The theme for this week is red + green – inspired by 2 washi tapes. I used the Studio Calico Front Row Project Life kit (that’s where the red washi tape comes from; the green one is from Etsy seller In the Clear), plus a few other bits and pieces (see below for details). I also used some 4×6 grid cards by Becky Higgins (some cut down to 4×4 to fit in the square pockets).

Project Life 2013 - Week 4

This week the photo sleeves I used are all by We R  Memory Keepers: the 9 4″x4″ square slots for the left page, and the 6″x4″ and 4″x4″ combination for the right page. I love to use those square pockets for instagram photos – either left full pocket, or made smaller to add journaling and embellishments.

Project Life 2013 - Week 4
In the blocked out part I have one 4×4 pocket about some local events, and another 4×4 pocket in memory of a friend of my parents who recently passed away.
Project Life 2013 - Week 4
This is the card that inspired the colors for this week. I cut out the 4 from a lovely Studio Calico paper (Temple from the Darling Dear collection). It’s backed on yellow cardstock (from Week 3) and I covered the edges with washi tape. The letters are from Mini Market alpha sticky keys by October Afternoon.
Project Life 2013 - Week 4
This card is from the 9 To 5 Miscellany (October Afternoon). The green bubble is from an old Studio Calico sticky pad. I used the Smash date stamp.
Project Life 2013 - Week 4
I kept embellishing to a minimum this week. Washi and some stitching goes a long way! 🙂
Project Life 2013 - Week 4
I used an old Studio Calico sticky pad in this pocket.
Project Life 2013 - Week 4
The sticker from the October Afternoon Midway word stickers was perfect to document this win! 🙂
Project Life 2013 - Week 4
Here I used the American Crafts Christmas date stamp.
Project Life 2013 - Week 4
I inked a Studio Calico wood veneer with green ink, the misted with glimmer mist to add some shine.
Project Life 2013 - Week 4
Some fun title work and an arrow cut out with the Silhouette Cutter. The paper is from the Kringle & Co. 6×6 paper pad by American Crafts.
Project Life 2013 - Week 4
Alpha stamps + Thicker letters (American Crafts Kringle).
Project Life 2013 - Week 4
I used a printable from the Day by Day class at Studio Salico as a journaling spot on this card. The photo collage template is by Designs by Lili.