2 Weeks Worth of Project Life!

So...I may have gotten slightly behind on Project Life...but only by a week!  I am now all caught up again.  The strangest thing about doing this project?  I can always tell you what week of the year it is.

In my Week 7 spread, I had to play around with sequins again.  I love making the little confetti pockets.  I also played around with REALLY messy stitching on top of two Chinese fortunes:
Left side:

Right side:

In my Week 8 spread, I added another little confetti pocket.  I love the tiny calendars from Studio Calico, so I want to try to use one every month, if I can:
Left side:

 Right side:
Thanks for hanging in for this rather photo-heavy post.  Hope you all have a wonderful week!!

Week 7: Left side: Page Protector: Becky Higgins (Design G), Patterned Paper, Journaling Cards, Printable Tags, Wood Veneer Hearts/Arrows: Studio Calico; Alphas: Basic Grey, American Crafts, Lily Bee Designs; Washi Tape: Little Yellow Bicycle; Chevron Envelope: American Crafts; Wooden Word Bubble: Freckled Fawn; Label Sticker: Simple Stories; "This Makes Me Smile" Tag: BananaFish Studio; "Delight" Sticker: Heidi Swapp; Staples: Tim Holtz

Right Side: Page Protector: Becky Higgins (Design H); Grid Journaling Card, Patterned Paper: Studio Calico; Alphas: October Afternoon, Lily Bee Designs; Word Sticker: Heidi Swapp; Star Sticker: Twine & Ink; "My Ideal Day" Journaling Card: Recollections; Staples: Tim Holtz

Week 8: Left Side: Page Protector: Becky Higgins (Design H); Journaling Cards, Wood Veneers, Circle Label: Studio Calico; Alphas: American Crafts, Lily Bee Designs; "So Very Happy" Label: BananaFish Studio; Staples: Time Holtz; Star Stickers: Twine & Ink

Right Side: Page Protector: Becky Higgins (Design F); Journaling Cards (with the exception of the orange "Good" one and the pink "date" one), Wood Veneers, Labels: Studio Calico; Alphas: American Crafts, Basic Grey, Lily Bee Designs, October Afternoon; "Smashing" Clip: K & Company; Orange Journaling Card, Pink "date" Card: Recollections; Word Stickers: Heidi Swapp; Label Sticker: Simple Stories; Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eye; Staples: Tim Holtz


Scrapping for fun!

Hello, everyone!  If you're in the U.S. I hope you had a nice President's Day.  I never complain about a day off :o)

With my extra day off I finally got to do some scrapping for fun.  Work has been so busy lately that I've really only had time to do my layouts for my design teams and my Project Life spreads.  Before I created this layout, E and I went on a Michael's shopping spree (he encourages me to buy every scrappy product in the world!).  Did you know Michael's carries Heidi Swapp products now?  I had no idea, but I am now all stocked up :o)  Here is what I created:
I'm glad you were able to stop by...hopefully I'll be back soon with a PL share!!

Layout: Cardstock, Chipboard Frame, Kraft tags, Journaling Card: Recollections; Alphas, Chipboard Hearts, Banner, Word Stickers, Mist, Rub-ons: Heidi Swapp; Twine: We R Memory Keepers


The Studio || Patterned Paper-less Challenge

Hey, everyone!!  There is a new challenge posted this morning at The Studio.  We challenge all of you to create a layout without using patterned paper...and to add in washi tape.

I have been having Silhouette problems lately (just can't get my cut settings right even when I follow the settings that the program tells me to use!).  Instead of whining about it (which I am super good at...just ask my husband!), I decided to use my Silhouette "issues" to my advantage. I made a border for my layout and knew that my Silhouette probably wouldn't cut all the way through the paper. I was right! So, I used a few different colors of mist to color around the edges of the page. The mist showed up darker where the cuts had been made and ended up creating a really cool effect:
You should also go check out what the other ladies created.  There are some really cool ideas for washi tape posted over there!

Thanks for stopping in!

Layout: Cardstock: Bazzill; Cutting Machine: Silhouette; Mists: Tattered Angels, Studio Calico; Alphas: American Crafts; Wood Shapes: Freckled Fawn (arrows), Studio Calico (hearts); Mustache Clip: K & Company; Paper Tab: Bananafish Studios; Washi Tape: Target; Staples: Tim Holtz


Project Life 2013 || Week 6

Hello!  I am back to quickly share my latest Project Life spread.  I am still keeping it up with it!  Can you believe it?!?!

It was a pretty busy week for me last week, so I actually made a 2-page spread (my first of the year).  Apparently, I also only wore mint green clothing last week.  (Isn't it funny the things you notice when you do a project like this?)

Week 6 Combined:
Left side:
Right side:
If you're doing PL, how is it coming along for you?  Leave me a link to your latest spread..I'd love to see!

Thanks so much for stopping in!

Supplies: Left side: Page Protector: Becky Higgins (Design A); Patterned Paper, Journaling Cards, Wooden Letters, Arrow and Heart, Paper Label: Studio Calico; Alphabet Stickers: Basic Grey, American Crafts; Wooden Word Bubble: Freckled Fawn; Chipboard Heart: Maya Road; Star Stickers: Twine & Ink; Paper Border: Doodlebug Designs; Paper Tab: October Afternoon; Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eye; Staples: Tim Holtz; Washi Tape: Target

Right Side: Page Protector: Becky Higgins (Design G); Journaling Cards, Wooden Letters, Hearts, Arrow, Paper Label: Studio Calico; Alphas: Basic Grey, Lilly Bee Designs; Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eye; Diecuts: October Afternoon; Chipboard Heart: Maya Road; Star Sticker: Twine & Ink; Washi Tape: mt, Target


Punky Scraps - February Challenge

Hey, everyone!!

There is a new challenge up today at Punky Scraps.  This one was an inspiration challenge and two pictures were given for us to choose from.  I chose one that was all purple.  I do love monochromatic layouts!  Here is what I created:
Please head over to Punky Scraps to see all the beautiful layouts and to compete for this month's prize!

Thanks for stopping in!  I had a busy week last week, but I'm hoping to catch up quickly and be back with another post soon!

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill; Paint: Apple Barrel; Wooden Shapes: Studio Calico, Freckled Fawn; Chipboard Heart: Maya Road; Cardstock/Button Flowers: Sassafrass; Twine: My Mind's Eye; Bling: Prima; Envelope: Paper Source


The Studio - Lots of ♥s Challenge

Good morning, everyone!! There is a new challenge up at The Studio this month: In honor of Valentine's Day, use at least 5 hearts on your layout.  Here is what I created:
Lots of hearts on my blog recently, huh?
To make this layout, I also used a sketch from Studio Calico.

Head on over to The Studio to see what the rest of the ladies made.  There are a ton of great layouts posted over there today...very inspirational!

Thanks for stopping by!

Layout: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper, Alphas: American Crafts; "You & Me" Sticker: Pebbles; Chipboard hearts: Maya Road; Label: Evalicious; Wooden People, Shipping Tag: Studio Calico; Envelope: Whisker Graphics