It’s “Sew Easy” (and time consuming)

Hi friends,

I am doing a senior prom layout today.  It was easy but time consuming (just like the title says).

I looked through all of my “Sew Easy” stencils and decided to put two different hearts on the layout.  I could have free handed other designs but I decided that prom was a perfect time to use hearts.

The sewing tools needed for papercrafting.

The stencil I used, the thread I used, and I also needed a piercing mat and a paper piercer.

First you put your stencil on top of a piece of paper (the heavier piece of paper is better to sew on) and that is placed on the piercing mat.  Then you pierce all of the holes into the paper.  Finally you start sewing starting on the back side of the page.  Finish up on the back side of the page and tie the knot there.

The back of the paper after I sewed on one heart.

The finished page. It is a lighter shade of gray than the picture shows.

After sewing the hearts I matted the pics and adhered them to the page.  A really simple but pretty layout.

Thanks for stopping by!

Hope to see you all tomorrow!

God bless!



Project Life Week 49 (part II)

Hi friends and family and fellow scrappers,

Hope you had a fabulous weekend and a fabulous time celebrating Father’s Day!

I am finishing up week 49 today and then I am going to do a bit of traditional scrapbooking. To be honest traditional scrapping is my favorite because I love the creativity but I do love Project Life albums.

Part II and final part of week 49.

The first slot has a cross stitching picture that my mother in law made for me.  It is perfect and it goes perfectly in my bedroom.  She is awesome!

The first small slot has my odometer reading.  I love catching it when it flips to a new big number.

The second small slot is a journaling card that I made from some journaling paper.  I wrote about what is happening in the pics.

All of the other slots is about going to Charleston to see the Holiday Festival of Lights with my cousins.  In the bottom slots I used a brochure to tell about our experience.  I also used a border sticker in the last slot to decorate the sides of the brochure.

That is it for the day.

God bless you and your loved ones!

Project Life Week 49

Hi guys!

It’s Friday!  Not too many big plans for the weekend.  I do plan on taking the kids and a friend to the park and to the fountains to play in today.  And….this weekend is Fathers Day!  Hope to treat my husband well!  My dad is in heaven so I am sure that he will have a great day.  🙂

First page of week 49 of PL.

This page is all about Christmas.  The vertical pics are of the kids decorating our tree.

The first small slot has a picture of Matthew with Diego.  Diego has a Christmas hat on.

The second small slot is my week 49 card.  I took a PL card that says “Good Times” and put a Christmas sticker on it and wrote “week 49”.

The top horizontal pic is of Matthew with a Christmas train that we had bought.

Finally the bottom horizontal pic is a closeup of presents that came in the mail.

It is that time of the year – at least it was in this layout.

God bless!

Project Life Week 48 (part II)

Hello friends,

Finishing up week 48 today.  Four weeks left.  I have all the pictures printed but the last week.  I need to get that going!

The first and second slots has the December sticker to welcome in the month.  I also put cute deer and snowflake stickers on the cards.  On the second card I used the extra space to write about all the pictures.

The first picture was of Abigail waiting for Mr. and Mrs. Clause.  Every year in our community Mr and Mrs. Clause visit on a fire truck.  We wait with the front door open (weather permitting) so that we can’t miss hearing the truck.  It is dark so the pictures aren’t very good. The bottom right picture are of the night’s star – Mr. and Mrs. Clause.

The two big horizontal slots have Christmas lights.  The top of the first slot is when we were driving down a street.  I thought it was really pretty.  The bottom of the first slot and then the second slot are of a color changing ornament that we bought this year.  In the first slot I put a boarder sticker across the pictures where one picture met the other picture.

That is it for week 48.  More tomorrow!

God bless!

Project Life Week 48 (Part I)

Hi friends,

Back on track with scrapbooking and blogging.  My son graduated from high school and we had a lot of company visit.  A good and busy time was had.

Tim graduates!

Now to get to business!

First part of PL week 48.

This page is almost all of Matthew.  First Matthew at the park, then Matthew at the library at play time, then Matthew at the restaurant by the theater, and Matthew checking out a business’s Christmas tree.  Yes, that is a stuffed cheeseburger.  He knew it was there so I assume his parents have taken him to this place before.

Above the Christmas tree pic is a picture of the ornament that I got Tim for Christmas this year.  It is called “Wiener Wonderland”.

I put the PL week information in the top right slot.  I used a handmade Christmas card that was given to me to make the the card out of.  I put a chipboard snowflake sticker on the card in two places.  On one I wrote what week it was.

I will finish up week 48 tomorrow.

God bless you and your loved ones!

Project Life Week 47


Just a one page Project Life week.  That is definitely the exception.  I wish I had more of those but I guess my life is too exciting (yeah, right).

Project Life week 47.

The first small slot is a pumpkin sticker on a yellow PL card.

The second small slot has a picture of my newest pedicure – Christmas trees on my big toe.  It is almost Christmas!

The large slot on the top row has chip board banners that I put “week 47” stickers on.  I also put stickers that say “thanksgiving” in the little squares down below the banners.  Finally I wrote that we went to Greensboro the weekend after Thanksgiving at the bottom of the card.


The first horizontal slot is the last pic of Thanksgiving.

The bottom horizontal slot has a picture of Matthew and Abby on a sleigh.  It is attached to a piece of Christmas cardstock.

The last picture on the page is Tim and Camila at the mall in Greensboro.  I put a heart sticker on the picture.

That is all for the entire week.  Hip hip hooray.

God bless!


Project Life Week 46 (part II)

Hi friends,

I have finished up week 46 in Project Life today.  It is not a great picture.  I used a lot of bulky stickers and fun things that made the light reflect off the plastic when I took the picture.

Part two of PL week 46.

The first large slot and the first two small slots have a picture of Abby and I at her school for grandparent’s day.  Above her face I put a flower spinner that says “I love this” and you point it to what you love.  I pointed it to “girl”.  I put an “A+” sticker above a grandma sticker. I had to give myself kudos.  🙂  I also put a pencil sticker below where I documented about the day.

The rest of the pics on the page were about Thanksgiving.  Besides our immediate family we had our cousins from Charleston come.  It was an excellent day.  I love the bulky “family” sticker that I put above the first pic of Thanksgiving.  I also put a PL card that says “Thankful”.

Sorry for the shiny picture.  I hope you get the drift of what was happening.  Hope to see you tomorrow!

God bless!

Project Life Week 46

Hello dear friends,

I am scrapping week 46 today.  It is mostly of my hubby’s birthday.

Project Life week 46.

The first three large pics are of my hubby’s birthday.  We found these fun lotus candles (Saw them on Facebook and ordered them off Amazon.  Now they are at Walmart.) that we have been using on our birthday cakes.

The first small slot has a PL card that I put “week 46” on.  I also Brad’s name and age where the card has a space for it on the bottom.  Thought it was appropriate since it is the page where we are celebrating his birthday.

The next two small slots have pics that I found on my phone of Absey taking selfies.  Silly girl!  In the space on the last large slot I wrote about her taking the selfies.  I also put a sticker that says “crazy”.  I started it on one of her selfie pics and continued it onto the last large picture slot.

The last picture that I put on the layout is of a fortune cookie that I received.  I think it was more of a wisdom cookie.  It says, “What is right is often forgotten by what is convenient.”.  I had to use part of two slots because it is in landscape mode.  I actually have the real fortune.  I adhered it to the bottom of the picture.

That is all for today.  Hope to have more on here tomorrow.

God bless!

Project Life Week 45 (part II)

Hi friends,

Back again with more Project Life.  I am finishing up week 45 which means 7 more weeks for 2016.  Nothing to brag about.  😉

Part 2 of week 45 in PL.

The first picture is of Abby and I taking a selfie at her school’s Fun Run.  She is always happy when I show up and I am always happy to see her happy.  The first two small pics are of Abby walking and then running.  The right large pic and the third small one is of Matthew cheering her on.

The bottom right pic is on a cute piece of paper.  It goes on into the bottom small slot, too.  The picture is of Halloween costumes that I found for an awesome price.  I had to get some for nieces and nephews as well as grandkids.  I wrote costume bargains on the cute paper. In the small slot I put the piece of the picture on a PL card and I put acorn stickers on the card, too.  The last picture is of Matthew trying on a Scooby Doo costume once we got home.  I think I found out why it was so cheap.  Besides being after Halloween, a foot was sewn on backwards.  🙁

That is it for week 45.  Week 46 tomorrow?

God bless!

Project Life Week 45

Hey, hey, hey (I want to continue and say, “It’s Fat Albert” – that was my favorite cartoon as a kid),

I am starting week 45.  I am moving on up (like The Jeffersons – I didn’t really care for that show much).

A fun start to the week.

The first picture is of senior toga day.  I was pretty surprised that Tim wanted to wear a toga but he did.  He looked up on the internet about how to tie it.

The first small slot is a PL journaling card.  I wrote “week 45” and all about the pictures.  I used a lot of color because of the picture with Abby and Matthew in front of the Troll movie sign.  We did go and we all enjoyed it.

The second small slot is a PL card that says “dream big”.  I used it because of all the colors.

The next picture is of Brad pushing the kids on the swing at the park (we go to the park quite frequently).

The last picture is of Abby talking to a friend at her school’s Fun Run.  I trimmed down a green piece of burlap and used the corner rounder on the corners.  I didn’t know if it would work well but it worked great.  I attached the picture to the burlap with regular adhesive.  Cute!  The only drawback is it was a little thick and a little difficult to get into the slot.

That is all for today!

God bless!