Project Life 2012: week 7

I felt a bit rushed putting this week together since I’m falling a bit behind. I am making it high priority to get week 8 and 9 done this week… umm yeah, I’ll fit that in while looking at a house, concert, rep dinner, cookbook release party, dinner out… I really have something planned for every night this week. It makes for fun PL documentation but it can make me fall behind. Oh the juggling act!!

Week 7: 

Full Spread

Left Side


I like the butterfly embellishment because I first took a piece of patterned cardstock, stamped over it, add dimensionals to the butterfly, put the brad in the middle and then put it on the stamped paper.

Right Side:


The letter circles on the central journaling box are cute hole reinforcements for binders that I picked up at the Container Store. They came in a ‘carnival theme‘. Well as cute as they are I am do down right pissed about them. I peeled them off their backing and put them on my edge of my desk to grab easily once I had the cardstock trimmed. I do this for my Thickers as well to plan but thickers are nice sweet alphas that don’t rip the laminate off my perfectly fine Ikea desk like this little SOB’s did. So take my advice and don’t stick them on anything but paper!


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Happy Birthday Jason LO- Studio Calico 10/17 Sunday Sketch


Okay, so don’t judge so much… This Studio Calico Sunday Sketch is from October. Aye Aye aye! Well, here it is anyway. 🙂 I did a lot of flipping and flopping when it came to this sketch because I wanted different photos to hold more importance than others, also I wanted the page to feel balanced. I really enjoyed getting to work with photos from our friend Jason’s recent birthday. I have been trying to keep up with my layouts, just maybe not the sketches 😛

I have to admit that since I have been ‘forced’ to use Tickers (alphabet sticker sets) since subscribing to Studio Calico kits, that I have been enjoying them. Alphabet stickers are still not my favorite things because I always run out of the letters I need and I end up with so many damn J, K, Q, X Y, Z, etc left behind. For a long time I only used my Cricut for my tiles so I could get the exact letter, size, paper/ color that I wanted. I now have been embracing the different brands of alphabet stickers, while still going back to my Cricut for some titles.

Supplies (off the top of my head): Cosmo Cricket Pattered paper, American Crafts Thickers, Stampin’ Up Solid Paper, Studio Calico Solid Paper, October Afternoon Shape Stickers

Craft Room Clean Up: Ribbon Storage Giveaway

I have been in the process of cleaning out the office/my craft room. We are facing a move in the next few months so now is the time to purge out some of my goodies to make moving a bit easier.

So I am going to start the next few weeks with some giveaways/sales to help purge out my stuff. The first items to go are my ribbon keepers from Stampin’ Up! I love how they hold the ribbon while allowing it to roll out easily. I’d def keep these but I’m purging out some ribbon and heading towards stacked bin organization.

Large Ribbon Keepers - by Stampin' Up! Medium Ribbon Keepers - by Stampin' Up! Small Ribbon Keepers - by Stampin' Up!

Large Ribbon Keepers– $18.95

Medium Ribbon Keepers– $15.95

Small Ribbon Keepers– $11.95

That is a value of $46.85! And these ribbon keepers are in like new condition. You would get 2 of each ribbon keeper sizes.

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I will pick a winner on 2/6/11. Good luck!

Snow Bunnies- Layout

I had these photos laying around for a while. I took them back in January when I had the rabbits outside in the snow. Part of me wanted to make a 2 page spread with a lot of embelishments but I decided to keep it rather simple. I fought myself about this page quite a bit. I played around with color selection, embelisments, and arrangement. Overall a simple grid would work best. I wanted to feature the rabbits so the close up’s on them to stand out. Additionally, I did not want to have multiple photo sizes- I don’t want to play favorites with them. ha.

I kept things simple since I wanted to emphasize them in the snow. The brightest thing in the photos was the harness so I started to pick colors that were similar to that and then kept going from where, while keeping in the came tonal family. I wanted to have some snowflakes on the page but did not want die cuts or stamps so I used a Hambly transperancy. I added a few colored gromets in a large (visual) triangle.

Stampin’ Up, Hambly, Cricut

So Very Happy- LO

In just a few short hours Pricer and I are leaving Boston to head up to Maine. We are going to a teeny tiny town called… ready… SUNSHINE!!! No Joke. Guess what the main road through there is? SUNSHINE ROAD! I’m absolutely giddy about our long weekend there. We are getting to hang out with Price’s family, which means getting to see the little guy who is the star of this layout. These pictures of Addison, one of Pricer’s nephews, are about 2 years old now. Can’t beleive how fast times flies!! And how slow I am at scrapbooking. Ouch!

While Price and I were camping in NH 2 summers ago we met up with his family. I love how Addison is just so happy. He was so proud of himself for crawling on the rock. I love the picture of him nuzzling up to Chase. Totally love for his Dad.