Friday, November 20, 2015

mama elephant alpine carolers

Hello everyone! It's been forever since I've shared anything, but I have been quite busy making cards! I'm happy I made the decision to quit all creative teams this year. It's nice that now I only craft when I'm really in the mood, and I get to use whatever supplies I want.

Christmas is the most inspiring season of all, and definitely the most fun time for card making. At last count I've made 22 Christmas cards! I'll be sharing some of them over the next few weeks here on my blog and on instagram.

I purchased the Alpine Carolers stamp set last year, and I finally took the time to use this cute set on two cards.

For the first card, I used the entire little family with the awesome sentiment that is a quote from the movie, Elf. The family is colored with colored pencils. The background snow was created with texture paste and a stencil from Simon Says Stamp.

On the second card, I used only the little girl with the Lawn Fawn polaroid die. She's colored with copics, and the background patterned paper is also from Lawn Fawn.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

monthly project life - february 2014

Another month done! February from last year was a difficult one, and I had originally skipped it. I had so few photos from that month partly because Mason was sick for most of the month.

I decided to use a journaling card to express how I had been documenting weekly, and sometimes daily with Project Life for four years and I was starting to get a little burned out - which is why I decided to switch to the monthly format for 2014.

The products I've used are mostly from my stash of old Studio Calico kits.

The XO circle die is from the Good Times die set.

The striped paper is from the Baxter 6x6 paper pad.

The "this is life" card is from the Seafoam Project Life kit with an added stamped flower from MFT Modern Blooms.

Thanks for stopping by! If there are other items you're curious about, leave questions in the comments and I'll be happy to let you know where they're from.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

project life catch up

It's been a while since I've worked on my project life album. I decided to take a break for 2015, but I still have a few unfinished months for 2014. I'm doing a spread for each month so it shouldn't take too long to catch up. Then I'll decide what I'll do with the photos I have for 2015.

I'm using my stash of past project life kits from Studio Calico along with stamps and 4x6 paper pads. Plus I like to use the printable labels for journaling spots. I have lots leftover from last year.

Here's my spread for July 2014. I chose cards that complemented the colors in the photos. I decided to focus on the pink from my shirt, fitbit and sunrise, plus the green from the grass with a little added yellow and blue.

After documenting with project life for the past five years, along with traditional scrapbook layouts, I've figured out that it's my project life spreads that have the most meaning. I hardly ever look back at my layouts, but I feel my project life spreads tell the story of our lives in the most meaningful way. Which makes me excited about finishing up 2014 and continuing for 2015!

I just want to keep it simple and use what I have. I'm not planning on buying anything new until I've used up lots of my old products because I still have lots that I love and am excited about using. :)

Thursday, August 6, 2015

paper smooches reflections congrats card

Even though I haven't blogged much this summer, I've still been making a few things here and there. So here's a card I made a couple months ago with the Paper Smooches Reflections stamp set.

paper smooches, reflections, card making, stamping

The white and teal panels were die cut with MFT Cross-Stitch Rectangle dies. The flowers were cut out with the coordinating dies.

I've really enjoyed this stamp set with these cute, simple flowers. I have a couple more cards with the same stamps that I'll share soon!