Project Life Week 4

Another week and another successful layout!  I love this new system.  It is so much fun to try and take different pics everyday.  I will get right to my layout.

The complete layout of PL Wk 4.

The complete layout of PL Wk 4.

The left side of the layout.

The left side of the layout.

The right side of the layout.

The right side of the layout.

The Winnie the Pooh picture I found on Facebook.  I love it but Brad thought it was kind of morbid.  It says,  “If you live to be 100, I hope to live to be 100 minus one day.  So I never have to live without you.”  I can’t imagine life without my husband – I love him so much.

The pictures are about:

– Going out to eat breakfast on Friday before Brad went to work.

– Having a co-worker over for dinner and a movie.

– Dad and son haircuts.

– Trying to get my scrapbook room back under control.

– Freezing rain and Brad and Tim getting to miss work/school.

One of the small cards was actually the invitation Tim received to go to a “snowball fight”.  The snow was the leftover shavings from an ice company.  Local churches combined forces and hosted this event for middle/high school students in our area.  Tim had a good time but he did come home with a purple eye.  You can kind of see it in the haircut picture.

I hope your weekend is fabulous!  And I hope ours is warmer!

God bless you and all your accomplishments!

 

 

A Christmas Collage

Hi scrappers,

Today I made a page with several photos.  My scrapbook for my granddaughter has turned into two scrapbooks.  I am still having to conserve pages to not make it three scrapbooks.  A fun way to do that is with a collage page.  I only printed 4″x6″ photos.  To squeeze more on I could have printed smaller ones.

After printing the photos I started laying them on the cardstock to see where I wanted them placed.  I started looking at what part of the pictures I could trim without loosing anything important.  On the pictures that would be on the four corners I always left that part of the picture intact.  It doesn’t have to be that way but I thought it would look great on this page.  I left a gap in the middle at the top so I could put the year 2010.  I then started adhering the pictures to the page.  Several of the pictures I had to overlap so I had to be careful with the adhesive because I used permanent.

Complete layout taken with my cell phone camera.

Complete layout taken with my cell phone camera.

Left side of the page - scanned.

Left side of the page – scanned.

Right side of the page - scanned.

Right side of the page – scanned.

After all the pictures were adhered I added a few stickers.  I was finished and I loved it!

Hope your day is wonderful!

God bless!

 

 

Ribbons, Ribbons, Everywhere!

Hi friends,

Today I made a really colorful layout.  It is even more awesome than I anticipated!  Love it!

I started with a piece of dark tan cardstock.  I had a cute paper strip to go across the top and another one for the bottom.  I went ahead and adhered them.  Then I started layering ribbons all the way down the page.  I adhered them about 3/4 the way over (and I wrapped the ribbons to the back side of the page on the left side – I adhered them on the back of the cardstock).  Then I trimmed the ribbons in different manners.  Some were straight, some slanted, and others cut in a v.  On two pieces of wide denim ribbon I wrapped it all the way around and adhered it on the back on both sides.  Then I tied a bow made of white twine around all the loose ends of ribbon.  I tied it at different intervals.  Finally, using a line adhesive, I adhered the end of the ribbon – from the tied on bow on – to the cardstock.

Closeup of the ribbon and bows.  Easier to see what I did then try and understand from the description.

Closeup of the ribbon and bows. Easier to see what I did then try and understand from the description.

After the ribbons were done I matted the picture that I wanted to put on the page and adhered it onto the ribbons/cardstock.  I added another embellishment that I have been waiting for the perfect layout.  It is a spinner that says “I LOVE this” and points at different words.  I pointed it at the word FAMILY.

Scanned, incomplete layout.

Scanned, incomplete layout.

Complete layout taken with my cell phone camera.

Complete layout taken with my cell phone camera.

I love how it turned out.  And I love this family.  Now they’ve added another sweet boy to their group.  🙂

I hope your day is beautiful!

God bless!

 

Baby Shower Fun

Hi Creative Folks,

This is another baby shower layout.  I started it with a busy piece of decorative cardstock that had baby words all over it.  I then took a piece of teal cardstock and cut off a piece with a wave cutter. (Instead of cutting straight across it cuts in a wave).  I attached it to the top of the layout.  I punched six holes with my Cropodile Big Bite.  Three were on the teal paper and three on the busy cardstock.  I measured so that they were 1″ in on both sides and in the middle.  I then put eyelets in the holes.  I put ribbons through the holes (connecting the teal to the busy cardstock) and put a tag on the ribbon.  Then I tied a knot.  I did this three times.

The ribbon through two eyelets with a tag hanging on it.

The ribbon through two eyelets with a tag hanging on it.

I trimmed down four pictures and mounted them on teal cardstock.  I left an edge all the way around except the top.  I then adhered it to the bottom of the page.  I finished the layout. by adding a lot of stickers to the top of the page.

Scanned incomplete layout.

Scanned incomplete layout.

Complete layout taken with my cell phone camera.

Complete layout taken with my cell phone camera.

Almost through with this baby stuff for awhile.  I will miss it but it will be good to go on to other things, too.

God bless you!

 

A Banner Baby Shower

Hi friends,

Today I am making a baby shower layout.  I am making a banner that is similar to others I have made in the past but it does have a little difference.  The banner has an adhesive lace fabric tape that holds it together.  Not only is it pretty but it made the job super easy.

To create the banner I punched out several pendent triangles using four different pattern papers.  I then figured out which background decorative cardstock I wanted to use.  I didn’t want it too bold but I love the cutsie baby paper.  Once I settled on the diaper stacks (because everyone gets diapers at a baby shower) I started laying the pendants down to see where I wanted them placed and what order I wanted them in.  After I figured that out I adhered them to the page.  The first and last pendant hung over the edge so I trimmed the extra off.  I then placed the adhesive lace fabric tape across the top edge of the banner.  I didn’t cut the end until I was sure how long I needed it.  I also didn’t tear off the paper that covered the adhesive until it was back in place over what was left to save for the next project.  I then added a cutie little teddy bear and bootie to the ends of the banner.

The finished banner.

The finished banner.

To finish the layout I matted two pictures and layered one over the other.  Then, I just added stickers – presents, Mom-to-Be, Baby Shower, and You are a special child of God.  So cute!

Scanned, incomplete layout.

Scanned, incomplete layout.

Complete layout taken with my cell phone camera.

Complete layout taken with my cell phone camera.

Hope you enjoyed the new take on an old idea!

God bless!

 

 

 

Project Life Week 3

Hi!

What a fun and busy week we’ve had.  If it wasn’t for Project Life (PL) some of these things would have been forgotten if someone didn’t bring them up to me.

Both pages of PL.

Both pages of PL.

The left page of PL.

The left page of PL.

The right page of PL.

The right page of PL.

– Visiting battleships and submarines.

– Learning how to throw knives.

– Going to the dentist and LOOKING GOOD!

– Marching in the MLK parade.

– Getting our furniture repaired.

– Trying out new and healthier recipes.

Parts of our week #3 of 2014.

God bless you and your family and have a wonderful weekend!

 

Minnie Mouse – Lots of Sparkle

Hi Creative Ones,

My Absey was Minnie Mouse for Halloween.  I wanted to make this layout sparkle as much as she did.  I had found a sticker that said Minnie Mouse awhile back.  I decided to make a sequin pouch.  I did this before but I changed it up a bit.  This time I used a sturdier plastic.  The pouch was being refurbished from packaging.  It was the perfect size and it had a fold down top.  All I needed to do was throw in the sequins and sew down the top.  Before I used thin baggie material and this would have been difficult but with the thicker plastic it worked out perfectly.

My perfect glitter pouch.

My perfect sequin pouch.

I used sparkly pink thread to sew it shut and I prepoked the holes.  If I didn’t already have a pouch I could have created it by folding a piece of pliable plastic in half and sewing the sides shut.  Then I could have inserted the sequins and sewn the top shut.  This was my original plan before I found the pouch.

I new that I wanted a bright pink cardstock for the background paper.  I also knew that the picture wouldn’t pop on that color so I adhered an 8 1/2″x11″ piece of black cardstock to the pink.  I placed four pink glitter photo holders on each corner to add extra shine.  I printed the picture with a border – no matting for this layout.  I then adhered the photo – making sure the sequin pouch had just the right amount of room below it.  I put adhesive on the back of the pouch but just where I had sewn.  I wasn’t sure if it would hold but it did fine.  And…the adhesive didn’t show through.  Finally, I added the Minnie Mouse, flowers, and bow stickers (A last minute find that are perfect).  The last thing I did was to journal using a silver gel pen.

Scanned, incomplete layout.

Scanned, incomplete layout.

Complete layout taken with my cell phone camera.

Complete layout taken with my cell phone camera.

What a cutie petutie!

Hope your day is wonderful!

God bless!

 

 

Pretty Fall Flowers

Today I wanted to make sure to have plenty of journaling space on the layout.  I thought it would be nice to be able to write on lines so that everything would be straight so I decided to use the decorative lined cardstock.  I only had it in 8 1/2″x11″ so I adhered it to brown cardstock.  The brown cardstock had a lot of texture in it, too.  I then adhered a Fall border on the bottom of the page.

I then matted the picture on two pieces of decorative paper.  One of them was about families.  I then decided it was time to make fall flowers.  I was using the scallop punches for the petals and then the round punches for the center of the flowers.  I adhered them to the page with brads.

Close up of fall flowers.

Close up of fall flowers.

After that I journaled about the “story” and listed everyone who was there.  I added a few tags and a “precious” sticker.

With the fall flowers I covered some scrolling, words, and stars that were on the decorative lined cardstock.

Scanned incomplete layout.

Scanned incomplete layout.

Complete layout taken with my cell phone camera.

Complete layout taken with my cell phone camera.

 

Love the finished layout!

God bless!

Creative Journaling – Again

Hi Memory Savers,

Today I am continuing on the theme of being creative with where we journal.  Yesterday I showed you how easy it is to journal on a doily.  Todays takes more work but the results are awesome!

I wanted to sew a journaling “box”.  In this case I wanted to make a Santa hat.  I am not very good at drawing.  Even simple shapes can throw me.  To make a Santa hat I decided to first find one on Google image and try and freehand the example.  I drew the image and then cut it out.  Using a needle I pushed holes all the way around the Santa hat.

Pushing holes around the Santa hat.

Pushing holes around the Santa hat.

I then sewed the hat.  On the top I used a flat red thread and on the bottom I used a metallic red thread.

Before sewing on the thread I wanted to make the ball to go on the hat.  I knew it would take drying time so I went ahead and took care of it.  I decided to use a large white eyelet.  I smeared quick dry adhesive all over the top and sprinkled it with glitter.  I then let it dry.

After sewing the hat I was able to use it as a wonderful journaling area.  I used a contrasting ink color – green.

To finish the page I Used a piece of decorative cardstock and trimmed the area I wanted to use and adhered it to the the page.  I then adhered Absey’s picture to the page.  I went around the edges of her picture with washi tape.  I thought something was missing so I added a rub-on to the Santa hat and the glitter eyelet.

Finished and SO cute!

Close up of the Santa hat.

Close up of the Santa hat.

Scanned incomplete page.

Scanned incomplete page.

Complete page taken with my cell phone camera.

Complete page taken with my cell phone camera.

I hope you are having a great Monday!

God bless!

 

 

Project Life Week 2

Hi friends,

Another Friday and another week of Project Life.  I am still really enjoying this.  I am still struggling to remember to take pics.  The problem I had this week was I started putting my little Nikon in my purse so I would have it where ever I went.  It is very small and would slide to the bottom and be forgotten.  I think it will work out best if I keep it on the counter to be seen at all times.  Keep it more visible.

This week I printed out a “picture” that I found on Facebook.  I really liked it and saved it.

My Face Book find that I thought would look nice in my album.

My Facebook find that I thought would look nice in my album.

I wasn’t sure if you would be able to read it in my album pics so I wanted to guarantee that you could see my cool find by putting it in my post, too.

The left side of the Project Life (PL) week 2 layout.

The left side of the Project Life (PL) week 2 layout.

To make the week 2 card I took one of PL’s cards and added Thickers.  I did have to trim a little bit of all the WEEK letters to make them fit.  The card with leaves all over it is actually one of their private journaling cards.  You can tell if you look closely – the left corners are square corners whereas the rest of PL’s corners are rounded.  So, anything personal you don’t mind your family seeing but don’t want the whole world to see you write on the journaling card, fold it in the middle (it comes with a crease), and then place it in the pocket.

Right side of PJ week 2 layout.

Right side of PL week 2 layout.

First of all let me say I hate that picture of me but it is a selfie and the only picture I took that day.  It is of me going to Ladies’ Bible Study.  It is a big deal because it is the first step in making church friends.  One thing different that I did on this page was on the top journaling card I wrote about the first picture in orange and then when I talked about the second picture I started a new line and a new color of ink.  Usually I draw a little arrow to point to the picture but I thought this was nicer.

 

Both pages of the layout side by side.

Both pages of the layout side by side.

Well this is a brief version of my week.  Out to lunch with new neightbor/friend.  Picking up Tim from school because of headaches.  Out to dinner with my hubby at a Japanese steakhouse.  Fixing our fence.  Trying to eat healthier.  Sneaking in a movie once in a while.  Going to ladies’ Bible study.  Sounds pretty good, huh (besides the headaches)?  Just a snapshot of our life.

Hope you are doing well!

God bless and have a wonderful weekend!