Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Project Life: starter page


I was originally planning on starting Project Life January 1, 2012 but that changed when I got distracted and lazy to be honest. I originally wanted to use the Becky Higgins set but couldn't find a place that would ship here to Canada. If there are some, I couldn't find it. So instead I opted for a ring album from American Crafts and page protectors from any company. I got some from We R Memory Keepers, American Crafts, Recollections and even the brand from walmart. With all these options I have SOOOO many different options now. I love it even better. You get 12x12, 6x12, 4x6 & 4x4 sizes to play with.

So in the month of March when I finally gathered these products I decided to finally start. On Easter weekend, I had a ton of family here and decided to take a bunch of pictures and said that was it. That was the weekend I'd finally start my Project Life.

Here are pictures of my starter/introduction page. (click photo to enlarge)

I hope I inspired you to start your own or want to come back and see what I come up with next.

Thanks for stopping by.
Take care cuz I care,

Supplies used:

American Crafts Thickers: Sunrise (raw chipboard),Natural (raw chipboard), Dear Lizzy Fantastic (Foam),Marquise                        

My Mind's Eye : Quite Contrary
                Ohh la la for her

Echo Park: This & That Graceful

Dear Lizzy: Neapolitan

My Favorite Things: Behind The Camera die & stamp set

Baker's Twine : pink & gray


Pearl Trim: Pro31designs on Etsy

American Crafts Just Write journaling cards

Studio Calico butterfly stickers

Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type alphabet in black

Chatterbox alphabet

Washi tape

American Crafts remarks Accents book#1

Fiskars notebook punch

Pinterest for pictures

Sassafras brads - cameo

52 week challenge


Sorry I haven't posted the rest of my 52 week challenge here on my blog. If your interested in continuing or watching the rest of the challenge please go to my youtube channel: naturegirl0415
I did finish the challenge there.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Week 34: 52 week sketch challenge

Hello crafters!

Sorry for the delay in this week's post. I'm still trying to catch up from my job change.. switching jobs and from steady nights to steady days is quite the challenge for me right now. No energy lately but I have been creating a few things that I cannot wait to show you.  For now, I have this week's layout.

Sketch 34:

Here is my layout.


This week's layout was made for my friend's wedding scrapbook album.
This layout features the sock dance. A French-Canadian tradition. If you get married before your older siblings, your older siblings then participate in a sock dance. They play a song and they dance in funny dressed up socks. Others then throw money at them and that money is then given to the bride and groom for wedding expenses. Although I'm sure some have gotten away with keeping the money for the embarrassment.  :P


I used DCWV's Rockstar paper collection for the background as well as the trips of paper for added color and design. I then added a green button with some twine in it. I used my Dymo Label Maker for the journaling. I also used American Crafts Thickers (Delight) in green. It's a fabric alpha.

I hope you give this a try and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

week 33: 52 week sketch challenge

Welcome back to another week of my 52 week sketch challenge.
Anyone following this? please post a comment.
I'd love to know if you're just looking every week or even trying them out. :)

Sketch for this week:

Here is my layout.

For this week I chose to do a layout of my nephew.. he is now 10 going on 11 in December so this picture was taken quite a few years ago.
I recently purchased Echo Park's Playground Collection and fell in love with it. 
Therefore that is the paper  I used this week.

As you may have noticed, the journaling spot is NOT from Echo Park. This is actually from Little Yellow  Bicycle's Generation Journal Tablet.
I also used some black crinkled seam binding for below the picture.
I also distressed the papers with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.

Home you enjoyed and see you next week.

Take care cuz I care


Friday, August 12, 2011

Week 32: 52 week sketch challenge

Double post today. Sorry for the delay in posting this week's layout but the wait is over.

We got a really cute fun and easy layout this week. Didn't take me long to make at all once I had my pictures. Even choosing the photos didn't take long.

Here is the sketch for this week's challenge.

Here is a layout for my niece's album.
It features photos of when she went on a roadtrip. I love the way this turned out.
I used K& Company's Wild Safron paper pack to start. I used a scallop border for the brown polka dot paper at the bottom. I used some matterial flowers from prima and added some metal flowers in the center that I got at my dollar store. I also used some puffy yellow alpha's from American Crafts Thickers (bumble). I also used my Dymo label maker for the journaling.
Hope you like it and give it a try.
(click on photos to make them larger to view)

Week 31: 52 week sketch challenge

Sorry for the delay in this post. I was out of town for a week. But I'm back and here is my layout for this week.

So for this week I chose to use Echo Park's Summer Time Collection. I just love the colors.
I couldn't find a scallop circle die cut paper so  I went with this one from the collection. I cut out a circle with Martha Stuart's Circle Cutter and distressed the edges. I used some sheer ribbon that I had from a gift basket and tied it around the photo. I then used my Dymo Label maker for journaling and I also inked the edges of those.  I used American Crafts Thickers for the title. (Venus - pink with white stripes). I also used some prima flowers to accent the circle with the photo.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Week 30 : 52 week sketch challenge

Welcome to another week of this challenge.
I was dreading making this layout but once I found my photos and had them cropped. They fit perfectly and I knew just what paper to use. I had to use Echo Park's Summertime and Playground collections. They go perfectly together for summertime projects.

Using some kraft paper as a base, I then decided to accent the layout with the designer paper. Something I haven't done quite like this before and I'm thrilled on how it turned out.