Saturday, April 15, 2017

Project Life® 4-8 through 4-14-2017

This week's fairly simple spread uses Ali's Tough Digital Story Kit to unify the pictures and dates.  The images used on the photos were part of a word sticker set that came with Tough.  I went right to Tough because this was a HELLA week to try to push through.  Stomach virus and several days of nausea in a life that was not stopping for recovery.  The usual life of a mom.

When I saw Ali make this card for one of her spreads, I knew I needed to make a "So Over Being Sick" sentiment card.  The "smiling pie of pooh" stamp came with the Texting You set from Simon Says Stamp.  The alphabet is a random alphabet I bought at one time.  Every other card/sticker came from a kit of Ali's at some point.  Since I have them split up, it's hard to say.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Project Life® 3/25 through 3/31/2017

This week was one of travel, so many photo options were possible.  

I decided to use a photo of the plane I was about to board in Hartford, CT, as my title card for this spread, since most of my week was on the go.  Each picture has the date stamped on in in StazOn Opaque White. Almost everything on the page is from Ali Edwards, except the "Life" card.

I used some elements from the Ali Edwards Bond Story Kit on this pic, as well as some word stickers from other kits.  This is a pic of my sister-in-law and I as we ran errands.

I used the backs of some cards from last week's spread, as they worked pretty well.  "The story of now" card was the back of last week's "the story of then" card from Ali's Old + New Story Kit.  "Life" is from the Kraft Project Life® Kit, which remains one of my favorite kits.

Page 2 includes some additional elements.  The "How About No" sticker of from the Simple Stories #Whatever kit. I used the Instaweather app for the photo of me in the airport. Ali's Magic Story Kit was used for the arrow and the phrase on the mall pic when we saw Beauty and the Beast.  "The Story of this Tough Day" is from the Tough Story Kit.

 There were many food photos from the week. I used some of Ali's elements from the Eat Story Kit.  I did a small collage of some of the foods and added the "Yum" sticker at the bottom.

Next week: Ignatius is documenting!  Stay tuned!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Holy cow! A card!

I needed to make a card for the person I am sponsoring to receive Baptism and Confirmation at the Easter Vigil.  This card will be opened during retreat next week, and it needed to contain some inspiration.

I used Bazzill Kraft as my base.  The first panel is SEI linen paper.  Then I used my Stampin' Up! banner dies and embossing folder with some Bazzill red and Neenah Solar White.  The sentiment is from PTI's A Cheerful Heart set.  I stamped with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink, which is quickly becoming my favorite.  I felt something was needed up top, so I stapled a bit of sheet ribbon and placed an Ali Edwards glittery white star, followed by a Studio Calico Kraft star to pull in the base.

It felt good to make a card again!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Project Life® 3/18-3/24/2017

This week, I used Ali's Handdrawn Days digital files on each of the photos for some unity in the layout. Again, multiple products from Ali's Story Kits were used, among other random (probably Simple Stories and Project Life) cards.

I added the stamp "Scrap" from Technique Tuesday's Paper Hoarder set to a card from Ali's Read Story Kit.  It worked quite perfectly for the story I had to tell about Max pouring over scrapbooks.  I also used cards from Ali's Drive kit (Miles and Miles) and Numbers kit (Cost of Goods Right Now). The title card is from Ali's Craft kit.  Embellishments are all from one AE kit or another.  I believe the "hustlin'" card is from a Simple Stories sheet. The stamp on Tuesday's photo is from the Technique Tuesday stamp set as well.  I stamped using Staz On Opaque white ink.

Embellishments again are from Ali's kits.  I have them broken up, so it would be hard to say which ones.  The grid card is a Project Life product.  The Yikes from the Surprise kit was perfect for the journaling about my unexpectedly green calzone. The journal card about my throwback photo was from Ali's Old + New kit, which was my first Story Kit purchase (AKA the gateway drug).  The #Cool card was, I believe, from a We R Memory Keepers kit...or Simple Stories...not sure.

A close up of some flair.  

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Catching Up with One Little Word® 2017

I appreciate the simplicity of One Little Word®. It's really easy to stay "caught up."  Here's February:

Last year had the same theme for the month of February.  Choose something that you want to practice.  This year, I chose daily prayer--spending 1% of the day with God.  It was a good thing to stay cognizant of. (Circle embellishments from Ali Edwards; cross from Micahels; heart stickers from Starfoam)

Since March does best as a double-page spread, I decided to use this card from the Simple Stories Posh kit as a starter. I love the message.  Embracing loving the days.

Again this year, Ali suggested a vision board that related to our words.  I chose the two scenes because relaxation and rest have been underrated in my life, except on weekends when I tend to crash. I need to embrace the need for these each day.

The final page is also from the Posh set.  I really like that set a great deal.  Lots of uses.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Project Life® Title Page

Keepin' it simple.  I used cards from the Inspire Edition in my Project Life® app.  I added to the 'about us' card and signed the 'written by' card.  I used Ali's number stickers for the year.  Not sure how far in to 2018 this will go, if at all, so I put the stickers on the page protector in case I needed to edit.  I dig it.  Love the brush script and water color.

Project Life® Week of 3/11 through 3/17

The double-page spread.  Not as much embellishments this week, as I believe there are lots of "words" to consider.  When I was finished with the guts, I just decided that adding more was unnecessary.  I am also becoming quite free with where the photos go in the spread.  If I went in a day-by-day fashion, this spread would have very little unity.  Bottom line: It would have bugged me.  So I grouped things together where it made the most sense.

I decided to use a meme that I loved to title the spread.  So spot on.  I love that I was able to incorporate the back of one of Ali's cards into this spread.  That does not always work out as smoothly.  I also used a Project Life card I had for St. Patrick's Day, as well as a digital Project Life® card that went will with my Seuss-y shots.

This week had a theme all right: bat-shit crazy.  My journaling tells the tale.