Showing posts with label Project Life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Project Life. Show all posts

Monday, June 22, 2015

Happy Fathers Day - PLxSu Trio Challenge

Since Stampin' Up retired My Digital Studio, MDS Monday also quit doing their challenges.  I loved those challenges and it made me do some digital pages and stretch myself.  So, I discovered another digital challenge last week and made a layout for it.  It is a Project Life Challenge also.  I have not done much with Project Life and really had to put my thinking cap on for this one.  But I did it and found out this morning that I won the challenge last week!!  That made me happy!  The challenge was to make a Project Life page of a dad - any dad.  Since Ashley was not here with her Dad for Father's Day, I decided to make my page about her and her dad.  I love how it turned out.  My intent was to print the page out for him for Father's Day but I made it in 12x12 and couldn't print it with my printer.  So, I just shared it with him.

Here is how I described this page for the challenge:

My first challenge for PLxSU Trio. I am still using MDS & this was my first try at a Proj Life page digitally. I did this page for my daughter. She is in the Army and on deployment so will not be with her Dad for Fathers Day. She and her Dad have a love for sports (yellow and gold sports!) and she is definitely a "daddy's girl"

We had a pretty quiet weekend.  I took Sonny to the Galway Hooker (Irish pub) for Fathers Day since Dads ate for free and right after we got there, we got a call on my cell phone from Ashley.  She is now in Micronesia - arriving Sunday morning (Saturday for me).  She said the trip there was fairly uneventful.  I think it took them about 4 days.  It seems these islands have a bit more civilization than Kiribati.  She left the island of Pohnpei (never heard of it - I had to google it) today and was taking a small plane to the island of Chuuk for a week or so.  She will be staying in a hotel there (probably not equivalent to the Hilton .... or even Days Inn!)  When I googled Chuuk, I found that the island is known for it's wreck diving and that is about all there is to do there.  There are two rustic hotels on the island which are air-conditioned but with few amenities.  This part of my research disturbs me a bit - It is best to observe the cultural norms of each island. For the most part conservative dress and manners will do much to ensure you have a safe visit. Women should NOT wear shorts or short skirts and bathing suits should only be worn at the main resorts. It is best to wear a T-shirt over your bathing suit if you will be swimming near public beaches. Speaking to a local of the opposite gender can be thought of as an open invitation to a more serious relationship. When on the main islands, avoid going out alone after dark. As in many places around the globe men have more freedoms to behave as they choose. Many use the darkness, and a few too many drinks to behave as they would like. For the most part they will be more aggressive and overt in their attention seeking behaviors. They will over-react if they believe their ego/reputation has been questioned."

But I am sure they have been briefed as to the culture there and how to act.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Polka Dot Bow Builder Card

I placed an order yesterday around 2 p.m. ordering several items from the Occasions Catalog.  I  got an email from Stampin' Up later that my order has already been shipped (6 p.m.).  Wow!  Is that speedy!  Can't wait!!

In the meantime, I have a few other new toys to play with while I am waiting!  Today I used the new Bow Builder Punch along with several other new items to make this cute card:

For the polka-dot background, I used one of the cards from Project Life Seasonal Snapshot (a carry over item from the Holiday catalog).  The "happy" cut out is from the Hello You Thinlets (pg. 31 of Occasions) and "birthday" is from Crazy About You (also on pg 31).  I used Tangerine Tango, Basic Black and Hello Honey card stock to make the little bows.  They are so easy to do!!  After punching them out, I used a pencil eraser dipped in white ink to make polka dots on the bows.

Check out the video here -

Here's another card I made with a new stamp set - One Tag Fits All.  This set coordinates with the Note Tag Punch (pg 28 - Occasions) so it is easy to put together.

This is the card I made for the shoebox swap at Joanne's last Saturday.  I stamped the jewel with Staz-On ink onto gold paper and cut it out before popping it up with a dimensional.  The faux washi tape was made using the Tape It stamp set (pg 37 in big catalog).  I stamped on vellum paper with gold in and heat embossed it.  I finished it off with the gold sequin trim.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Merry Christmas - MDS Style!

Each month, as well as having great 3D projects, Craft Project Central has a card sketch challenge.  You know, I love sketch challenges!  This month's card sketch is below and here is my card I created using My Digital Studio.

My card uses elements from the Hello December Project Life download!!

For every ten cards submitted, they pick one winner of a free month subscription on Craft Project Central! The winner(s) will get to select the month of their choice!  *If the project designers submit a card for your inspiration, they won’t be in the winner random-selection pool, but their cards will count towards the “for every 10 cards submitted winner total”.

For more information, go to Craft Project Central HERE.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Stampin' Up Info

Project Life is a great and easy way to scrapbook your memories.

And now Stampin' Up is offering you a chance to win ALL the items in the Project Life by Stampin' Up! line!

Check it out HERE!!  You can either enter your contact information or use your Facebook account to sign up.  The contents ends at 11:59:59 pm Mountain Time on November 30, 2014.  At the very bottom of the sign-up page, there is a spot to enter a link if someone referred you.  I'd love for you to enter my link as the referring source.  Here is my link:  (just copy and paste)

Here are this week's Weekly Deals.  My favorite Framelits Dies are on sale this week - Word Bubbles!!  You can order online by clicking the tab at the top of this page.


Also the Holiday Supplement is now available for ordering.  Check it out HERE

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What is really hot right now is the Star boxes from the Holiday Supplement.

Inside the kit is everything you need to make 26 star boxes in varying sizes and it includes fabulous
embellishments and die cut words.  The only extra thing you need is glue to attach the embellishments.  The star boxes themselves have sticky strip already applied.  They are easy to make and fun to decorate.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Craft Project Central Challenge

I made this card earlier today for the sketch challenge (#36) at Craft Project Central.  It's a fun sketch.

I used the MDS download from Project Life.  You don't have to just use Project Life for scrapbooking .... see this great card I made with it!

For every ten cards submitted for the sketch challenge, Craft Project Central will choose one winner who will receive a FREE one-month subscription to the site.  That would be a great prize and would give you access to the month's project tutorials.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Stampin' Up News

Here are this week's Daily Deals:

Stamps will be WHILE Supplies Last!
The Retired Stamps and Accessories List will be available April 21st and for the first time every... STAMPS and Accessories will only be available While Supplies Last.  So make sure you check out the list Monday and get your order in ASAP.  When ordering on-line, I would greatly appreciate it if you would use the following HOSTESS CODE:  BZA7N7DP

In other Stampin' Up news - 

Project Life and Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! is partnering with Becky Higgins  to bring you the real deal-authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin' Up! colors and designs.  If you've somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it's all about, I'll fill you in:  it's a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It's a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life. In a nutshell, it's all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.

Check out this video ....

Get ready for a scrapbooking revolution with Project Life! It helps busy people document life using photos and journaling in a quick, simple, and fabulous way.  Customers can order starting May 1.

Here’s a quick peek at some of the exclusive items:

How exciting is this!?!  More to come.