This past Thanksgiving weekend marked our 10 year wedding anniversary. Falling over the big holiday weekend means our anniversary was a very low key day. I spent the day in my studio while the Hubs was busy building new built-ins for our mudroom. Our son, the Lad, was home from university, but had to work all day. No big plans had been made, so we ended up doing a bit of Christmas shopping that evening and going to a pub for dinner with my parents. In retrospect, it was a very typical "Day in the Life" - low key, quiet, calm, and surrounded by family.
I knew the card I made to mark the day had to be special, and I thought it about it for a long time. I was at my wits' end, when I pulled the All Year Long Project Life Card Kit off the shelves. The colors were a perfect match for my favorite paper stack, Serene Scenery. And, the sentiments in the kit were exactly what I'd been trying to say.
I used the Layering Ovals, Circles, and Stitched Shapes Framelit dies to cut the preprinted cards down to size. Then, I found my Occasions pre-order box, and started adding the wooden Sending Love embellishments , which I colored by placing them directly onto my Early Espresso ink pad. The collage was really strating to take shape. Now...for the inside...
The side pannels came together pretty easily - they were more cards from the Project Life Kit! But what to do in the middle. Again, I looked through my pre-order and the fell in love with the little 'love note' and envelope that are found in the new Sealed with Love bundle. The little note card, envelope, and even envelope liner are all die cut and the border on the note as well as the sentiment are on the stamp set. I also used the stamps and accessories found in the All Year Long Project Life Accessory Kit.
I love the way this came together. And even better, my hubs and son liked it, too. In fact, the Lad told me I need to make more cards just like this! It was really a lot of fun, and I loved the way the Project Life cards made it look professional and easy - all the hard work was done for me.
I think it's time to start planning my next one, don't you?
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The tree is up - not decorated, but up. And a few of my favorite decorations are out. And I sent the Lad back to school a batch of fudge to share with his roommates. I wonder how long it will last???
I've been doing a lot of work the last month getting ready for craft fairs and vendor events. I really missed being in my studio to design and just be creative. As I was cleaning up and making some space for my Occasions and Sale-a-bration preorder (yay!!!) to arrive, I stumbled across the Hello December 2016 Project Life Card Collection and Accessory Kit all tucked away and hiding from view. How could I not have used these yet?
Have you seen these yet? While they're original intent was for photo pocket scrapbooking, they are seriously cute and make the quickest cards and projects. All you need is a little paper, adhesives, and ribbon and you're all ready for the holidays!
There are 71 cards in the card collection and they come in two sizes, 3" x 4", 4" x 6". Use them as is, or trim to fit. The accessory kit has an additional 20 2"x2" cards plus lots of fun goodies like stickers, silver epoxy stars, foil letters, washi tape, and an exclusive stamp set! Best of all...THEY'RE ON SALE!!! That's right, until 11/28, the Hello December 2016 Project Life Card Collection and Accessory Kit are both on sale for 30% off. And, if you use hostess code TNPFMWWQ, all orders of $25 or more receive something "extra" sparkly from me. Orders over $50 will also receive 5 free handmade cards.
The Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza ends tomorrow, 11/28. There's even a flash sale tomorrow! Check back here after midnight tonight to see.
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It's time to shake things up a bit! After focusing so much on the Cookie Cutter Christmas and Halloween sets so much, I made a promise to myself that I'd try something new. Isn't it Wonderful? I'm quite please with how well it turned out. And a good thing too...it's for my monthly stamping club tonight!
I don't normally use so many stamp sets, but decided that since it's a sampler, we'd have a nice sample of stamps from various sets. The ink colors correspond nicely with the Presents and Pinecones designer paper, too.
I'm really looking forward to tonight. This going to be a WOW! project, for sure!
Stamp Sets Used:
How is this even possible???
Have you seen what the special offers are this week?
I was pretty shocked when I saw these this morning. Project Life makes photo organizing and memory keeping a SNAP! All you need is a box of cards, the accessory pack, some pocket page protectors, and a journal. No more worries about losing your phone and all your photos. They're all in one place, preserved for everyone to see. What a wonderful living heirloom for your family!
Not into memory keeping? I love to use Project Life cards to make cards!!! The preprinted designs make card making quick, simple, and WOW! Are the gorgeous!
Not convinced??? Check out these LOVELY Project Life decor items, from Joyce Fowler, a member of Stampin' Up!'s Artisan Design Team 2015–2016:
Needs some more idea? Contact me to set up a private workshop on using Stampin' Up!'s Project Life cards and accessories with your family and friends. I'd love to show you how to incorporate these beautiful cards into your crafting repertoire.
Have you visited the Clearance Rack lately? It has one of my very favorite Project Life Kits, Seasonal Snapshots, available. Regularly, $16.00, it's on clearance for only $6.40! And the accessory pack is only $5.20 (reg. $12)
Even if you don't do photo organizing, Project Life cards and accessories make fun, fast cards, note cards, and gift tags without a lot of extra product or fuss.
The Clearance Rack is being updated tomorrow, 9/13. I don't know if the Seasonal Snapshots kit and accessory pack will be staying or not, but it would be a shame to miss out.
If you'd like to order, you may go to my online store, and use hostess code PH3FHE29 or email me.