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03/31/2018

Memories & More: Project 40

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Hey Peeps!

Super excited to share with you all my plans for documenting this years journey! Hubby and I started doing this in 2015 and it's turned into something really fun for us to do each year to document our life! Since we've started this project it has really expanded for us in a lot of ways. First we pick an idea for a theme for us to focus on. I have our themes listed below.

2015 - Adventures
2016 - New
2017 - Life's a Party
2018 - Project 40 I got this!

Why do we choose a theme? For us it helps us focus and tell a story about our year in our words. For example last year's theme was Life's A Party, we picked that because we knew how many big celebrations we would be doing last year and if fit so well.....what we didn't know is how funny it would be because we of course had new clue what we would go through with my dad. So for us it was pretty hilarious because life sure was not a party! lol

So how did we come up with this year's theme? I turned 40 in December. December was a pretty bad month for us and we also spent most of it sick, what a way to celebrate a big milestone right? Hubby felt really bad my party had to be cancelled as he wanted to do something special for me to celebrate me. I kept telling him it's ok you can't control what happens in life but he was pretty upset. So the idea was born to create like a 40 Bucket List for us to do this year to celebrate turning 40....the idea Project 40 I got this was born! lol We thought it would be fun to pick 40 things to do....do you know how hard it is come up with 40 things that won't break the bank. At least we had fun doing it and didn't kill each other! LOL We had a blast decorating our album cover last year so hubby defiantly wanted us to do that again this year are you ready for it?

2018 Album

SWEET!!! Right??!! It turned out way better than I had hoped it would! I used our Black Faux Leather 12" x 12" Album item #144202. We decorated the cover using the Silhouette, Silver and White Vinyl. It's way cooler in person! 

My Plans:

  • Document daily as we've done in the past we prefer it.
  • Stick with using the pocket photo pages. I like the look and feel of it when things are done.
  • Use 12 x 12 size so I can still incorporate my 12 x 12 traditional scrapbook pages into it.
  • Use a planner for documenting our day's notes. I tried this last year and I liked having another project to decorate. However I only got the first 3 month's done it's a little time consuming but I liked how I was able to use product up and it really helped my creativity process way more than I thought it would kinda like testing ideas out first. lol I'll be sharing more of this down the road.
  • I am not doing a box this year to hold my cards until I am done. I know many of you loved me sharing this but this year I want to focus on getting caught up!

My Goals:

  • To get the past albums DONE this year. I am working on ideas to help others as well if your in the same boat as me! haha
  • Finish this year's album on time! I am setting specific time aside for me each week to just have fun with this project.

My Cover Page for the start of the Album used 3 of the Sale-A-Bration items! Today is the last day to earn those FREEBIES!!!!

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You may have seen this project already I used it for The Stamp Review Crew Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop HERE. Finally sharing the details today! My title card in the top left corner. I printed out the phrases onto Whisper White card stock. I wanted to bring in more color to the white so I underlined each phrase using the Berry Burst Stampin' Write Marker. To create this I used the following Sale-A- Bration Items.

Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack

Sweet Soiree Memoreis & More Card Pack are the cards I used for the pockets. I color coordinated with them by using our various products that match. I decorated the cards using using the Myths & Magic and Tutti-frutti Washi Tape, Silver Metallic Thread, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit, and 1/2 Berry Burst Finely Woven Ribbon. I also cut and die cut some of the Sweet Soriee Memories & More Card Pack to decorate the other cards. To die cut the cards I used the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine with the Stitched Shape Framelits.

Epic Celebrations

I used the dots stamp to stamp on my top left corner card on my layout and to create a banner on one of the bottom cards. I inked the stamp in Old Olive and used Old Olive card stock.

Left Side

Close up of the left side of my cover page to add the glitter amazing I used the following.

Celebrate You Thinlits

I used the Celebrate You Thinlits to die cut out the word "amazing" in Silver Glimmer Paper and added it to my bottom left card. I loved adding a word to the pre-printed card to create a title.

Dare to Dream Hostess Set

To decorate the big heart card I used Hostess Set Dare to Dream. This is one of my favorite hostess sets this year!! To get this set have an online catalog party, catalog party, place a minimum hostess party order to qualify for it or join my team (I welcome all stampers from hobby to career minded demos)! I inked the adventure phrase in Versa Mark and Old Olive. Stamped onto a piece of Whisper White card stock and embossed it with the Clear Embossing Powder. To add "the" and "Awaits" I inked those stamps in Versa Mark and Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and stamped onto the card. I then embossed using the Clear Embossing Powder.

  Our 40 List: We are well on our way of completing this list too!

  • Visit Ice Castle
  • Go to Winter Carnival
  • Visit a Historical Landmark
  • Grandpa & Us Picture
  • Read 40 Books
  • Try a new drink
  • East at a new restraunt
  • Candle light dinner with Jamie
  • Go to Hockey Game
  • Send 40 Cards
  • Finish our 3 Daily Memory Albums
  • Learn to Play Cribbage
  • Replaced Floor in Craftroom and Office
  • Get Permit to Carry
  • Go Fishing
  • Visit a Different State
  • Go Camping
  • Buy a winning Powerball Ticket
  • Go to the movies with Jamie
  • Come up with 40 Things for this damn list!
  • Take a Bike Ride
  • Visit MN Zoo
  • Capture 40 Moments
  • Have a Bonfire
  • Document 40 Silly Moments
  • Take our Summer Family Photo
  • Make something new in food for us
  • Go to Taste of Dorset
  • Visit Canterbury Park
  • Watch a Horse Race
  • Go to a Wine Event
  • Visit Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox
  • See Classic Car Show
  • Visit the State Fair
  • Go Rollerblading
  • Carve Pumpkins
  • Take a Fall Hike and take pictures
  • Go Sledding
  • See Our Christmas Tree Lighting
  • Complete 40 Things on our Bucket List!

Supplies Used
Stamps: Epic Celebrations, Dare to Dream
Ink: Versa Mark, Old Olive, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Old Olive, Silver Glimmer Paper
Acc.: Big Shot, Stitched Layers Framelits, Celebrate You Thinlits Myths & Magic and Tutti-frutti Washi Tape, Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack, 2017-2019 In Color Stampin Write Markers, Silver Metallic Thread, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit, 1/2 Berry Burst Finely Woven Ribbon

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01/28/2018

The Stamp Review Crew: Sale A Bration 2018 Bonus Hop

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Welcome to another The Stamp Review Crew Hop!! We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who will be bringing you lots of ideas for one particular stamp set twice a month!! The 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, you can hop along from one blog to the next gathering all kinds of inspiration for one Stampin' Up! stamp set. Please note the blog doesn't officially start until Monday January 29, 2018 so some of the links may not work.

If you are following the hop in order you just arrived from Lou's BLOG where she showed you all something fabulous!

 

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This is a BONUS BLOG HOP and we are all focusing on Sale-A-Bration item not just one stamp set. This year Stampin' Up! has 2 different levels to earn FREEBIES!!  For every $50 or $100 before tax and shipping you can earn one of the AWESOME products from the Sale-a-bration Catalog from Jan. 4- March 31, 2018!! SWEET!!! There are so many awesome items to choose from too! If your like me and have a heck of a time choosing what to get for your free item and want it all then sign up to become a demonstrator! That's what I did ;)

For my project I actually used 3 different Sale-a-Bration Products to create my master piece ;)

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This is the cover page for our Daily Memories Album for 2018! Our theme this year is to celebrate me turning 40, so it's focused on 40 (this years theme was all my hubbies idea too). Every year we do a Daily Memories Album....I still am in the middle of 2015 though as far as actually getting the stuff into an albums. I know very bad of us! LOL But we do all year document and take pictures so at least we got that part done. So hubby and I came up with a 40 Bucket List for us to do this year....do you know how hard it is to come up with 40 things that you can actually do/afford too? That was an adventure in it's self! LOL

I used the Sweet Soiree Memories & More card pack, Epic Celebrations Stamp Stamp Set, Celebrate You Thinlits Dies and Dare to Dream Hostess Set to create my layout. I also did some embossing on the cards here and their. I think it is the best cover page I have ever created yet! It uses my two favorite colors green and dark berry purple.

I will have more details about this project on Friday so you'll want to be sure to stop back to find out how I created the project and hear about the humor side of it!

Now you'll want to head on over to Charlet's BLOG where I know you will love her project!!

 

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04/14/2017

Scrapbook Saddle Up Friday; Project Life 2017 Plan

Life's a Party

Happy Friday Peeps!

Lot's to share today with ya! Did you see the title and think hmmm Holly it's April already. I know I usually share what I am doing in January but it's never to late to talk Project Life Plan's! For me it's an evolving system with change ;) It's been hard to find time for just me this year, thus why this post is so late in the year. I came up with a really fun idea that I am having a blast with!! I will be sharing that idea very soon.

Let's discuss plans:

We definitely are continuing the daily journal style. This is where we are documenting each day. It's been fun to look back on the past years just to see what our day to day life is like, the weather, and etc. At the beginning of the year dh and I sat down and kicked around idea's for a theme this year. We had so much fun with last year's theme we wanted to do that again and see how it went. Last year's theme was New you can view that blog post HERE. January we knew lots of big things were happening this year, lots of things that we would be celebrating.....little did we know how many things we would be celebrating and how crazy it would really be. lol So we decided the theme this year would be............

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AWESOME SAUCE! This truly is fitting our life this year! This year I decided to go with the Black Faux Leather 12 x 12 Album item #135292. I used the Silhouette to decorate the cover with our phrase for this year! How cool is that and so easy to do!!

SAB Card Tin

Some of you have already seen this fun tin. I shared this in the Stamp Review Crew Hop HERE, today I am sharing the details. This is the Card Tin from Sale-A-Bration. I decorated it to fit our theme "Life's A Party". This tin will hold the completed cards for this year's project life at the end of the year I will slide them into the album. Why don't I put them in the album right away? So many of you have emailed me telling me you want to see what I come up with to hold my cards for the year and how fun it is. So I plan on keep doing this till I run out of ideas. lol I used the Balloon Adventures Photopolymer Bundle item #144708 to decorate my tin.

Balloon Adventures

This is one of my favorite bundles and I am so sad to see this retire! You'll want to get it before it's gone!

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Close up of the front of the tin. Looks like a party is going on!

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Front

  • I wrapped some Emerald Envy 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon around the tin. I love this stuff!
  • Cut pieces of Pacific Point and Whisper White card stock.
  • I inked the stamp from Balloon Adventures in Emerald Envy Ink and stamped towards the top of the Whisper White card stock. I inked the confetti image from the Balloon Adventures Stamp Set in Crushed Curry and stamped across the bottom of the Whisper White card stock.
  • On the bottom of the Whisper White card stock I added a piece of Party Animal Designer Washi Tape, a piece of Party Animal Designer Series Paper and some Gold Sequin Trim.
  • Using the Big Shot and Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits I die cut out a piece of Tangerine Tango and Gold Glimmer Paper to create my balloon.
  • I added some Metallic Enamel Shapes to the Whisper White card stock and some Brights Enamel Shapes to the Whisper White card stock and tin.
  • Once done decorating the layer of card stock I attached it to the tin with Stampin' Dimensionals.

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These are the dividers. They are labeled Jan. -Dec.

  • Create more dividers out of the white chipboard that comes in the 12 x 12 Designer Paper Packs. I just traced each card that I needed onto the chipboard and cut them out.
  • Each card then was decorated with the Party Animal Designer Series Paper and Party Animal Designer Washi Tape. I altered the patterns and layouts for each card.
  • I used the Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer Stamp Set and  Project Life Date It Photopolymer Stamp Set to label the month's. First I took the stamp from Thoughtful Banner Stamp Set; inked in Pacific Point and stamped 12 hex banners onto Whisper White card stock. Next I inked each month in Emerald Envy and stamped inside each hex banner. I then used the Classic Label Punch to punch out each image. I attached them to the divider card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • To finish the card I added Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the months.

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I wanted the top to be pretty too!

  • Cut a piece of Tangerine Tango card stock and stamp the confetti image onto it in Tangerine Tango.
  • Add different patterns of the Party Animal Designer Series Paper in the center.
  • Zip a piece of Emerald Envy card stock through the Big Shot with the Stitched Shape Framelits to die cut it out. Place some Gold Metallic Thread onto the back of the die cut.
  • Ink the banner from Balloon Adventures in Pacific Point and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White card stock. Ink the Party on in Emerald Envy and stamp inside the banner. Cut out the banner and attach to the die cut. Finish by adding some Metallic Enamel Shapes.

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I am so excited to use this tin this year!! It just screams party time! So that's the plan this year for our project life daily journal. If you made it to the end and read it all good job! lol

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Balloon Adventures, Project Life Date It, Thoughtful Banners
Ink: Emerald Envy, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry
Paper: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Emerald Envy, Tangerine Tango, Party Animal Designer Series Paper, Gold Glitter Paper
Acc.: Big Shot, Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits, Stitched Shapes, Emerald Envy 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon, Party Animal Designer Washi Tape, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Gold Metallic Thread, Gold Sequin Trim, Brights Enamel Shapes

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01/29/2017

The Stamp Review Crew; SAB Free For All

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Welcome to another The Stamp Review Crew Hop!! We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who will be bringing you lots of ideas for one particular stamp set twice a month!! The 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, you can hop along from one blog to the next gathering all kinds of inspiration for one Stampin' Up! stamp set. Please note the blog doesn't officially start until Monday January 30, 2017 so some of the links may not work. If you are following the hop in order you just arrived from Martha's BLOG where she showed you all something fabulous!

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My first project features the Avant Garden Photopolymer Stamp Set item #143272 pg 5 and Carried Away Designer Series Paper item #143608 pg 7 of the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.

Avant Garden

This year I am trying really hard to be ahead of the game so I created this elegant mother's day card :) I really loved how these colors flowed together so well! I used Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Smoky Slate, Peekaboo Peach, and Crushed Curry I adore this stamp set with it's water color look!! I paired with my all time favorite Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Supplies Used
Stamp: Avant Garden
Ink: Smoky Slate, Early Espresso, Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Crushed Curry, Peekaboo Peach
Paper: Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Carried Away Designer Series Paper
Acc.: Metallic Sequins

My next project I am SUPPER excited about! It features the Card Tin item #143833 on page 15 in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog. Are you ready for this??

SAB Card Tin

Ta-DA and the crowd goes wild!! Ok maybe not. lol So what in the world? Why am I soo excited about this?? This baby is my tin to hold this year's project life cards as I complete them for our project life daily journal!!! In the past I always come up with some sort of container to put my completed cards in for the year. Why do I do it, cause they are soo cool to look at before I put them into the album. I started the journey of the daily project life journal in 2015 and it's been so awesome....even if I am behind a year and 3/4. lol I haven't shared my plans for this year yet or what our theme will be but I am giving you all a sneak peek to my Friday blog post :) Be sure to visit Friday as I will have lots more pictures to share on this project and reveal the theme for this year!

I paired this gorgeous tin with the Balloon Adventures Bundle item #144708 from the Occasions Catalog which also happens to be over $50 so you can earn the Card Tin FREE!! SCORE!

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Here is what the tin looks like inside. Yeppers I decorated the dividers. It does only come with 9 dividers so I made 3 more out of chipboard to finish out the months. Then I also decorated the top of the tin too! AWESOME SAUCE right? This pretty tin has made me so excited for this years project life daily journal!

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Balloon Adventures, Project Life Date It
Ink: Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry
Paper: Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Tangerine Tango, Party Animal Designer Series Paper, Gold Glitter Paper
Acc.: Big Shot, Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits, Stitched Shapes, Emerald Envy 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon, Party Animal Designer Washi Tape, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Gold Metallic Thread, Gold Sequin Trim, 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes, Brights Enamel Shapes,

I hope you liked my projects they were a lot of fun to create! I will be sharing the details on these projects during this upcoming week sometime. Now you'll want to head on over to Yapha's Blog where I know you will love her project!!

 

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10/28/2016

Project Life Daily Journal 2016 + Giveaway

Happy Friday Peeps!!!

I am for one VERY glad Friday is here! This week has been one CRAZY BUSY week! lol Today I am sharing my Project Life Daily Journal for 2016 better late than never right? If you want to see all of what I shared so far on this you can click on the categories daily journal on the left side of my blog and it will pull up all the post's I've done so far on this. I shared my cover page below way back in Jan and wanted to touch on it quick here.

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This is the cover page for our 2016 Album. We decided to do the Daily Journal again dh thought it was cool to document each day even if it's a work day. hahaha I honestly think I've created a monster I never thought he would be this into it. lol I wanted to focus on one word this year and we decided to pick NEW. So this year's album focus on that. I was inspired by Ali Edwards One Little Word.

Definition of New: not existing before; made, introduced, or discovered recently or now for the first time.

Originally we just were going to do 1 new thing but instead decided to make it into a year of New things. Our NEW will focus on: trying new things, new adventures, new arrivals, new items and etc. Our cover page focused on the NEW Year and our NEW goals as a family. There are so many ways to look at the word New.

Today's layout I am using the retired Memories in the Making Project Life from last year's Occasion's Catalog. Right now this kit is in the Clearance Rack and available to purchase at a major discount. SCORE it's an awesome kit!! It

Memories in the Making Accessory

Memories in the Making Cards

Lot's of awesome goodies in this kit! I am using it for the NEW Year.

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used

Timeless Textures Stamp Set (W) item #140514 (C) item #140517
Many Marvelous Markers item #131264
Memories in the Making Project Life Card Collection item #140573
Memories in the Making Project Life Accessory Pack item #140574
Metallic Foil Doilies item #138392
Rhinestone Basic Jewels item #119246
Project Life Pens item #135304
Tempting Turquoise card stock item #102067
Tempting Turquoise ink item #126952

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On the backside of the cover page we each made out our New Goals for this year and documented what we want our album to focus on this year. Hubby of course had to work in his humor too. lol I mainly used the Memories in the Making Project Life Kit. I did use the Metallic Foil Doilies and Rhinestone Basic Jewels to step up my layout a little more. The top left corner card is my favorite thing we came up with and really fits the word NEW.

12 NEW Chapters
365 NEW Chances
NEW Adventures Await

Who knew the word NEW could have so many meanings!! It's pretty amazing really when you start thinking about it. So far it's been a wild year for us and little did we know what NEW adventures we would be on this year.....to be continued :)

Supplies Used
Stamp: Timeless Textures
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Tempting Turquoise
Acc.: Many Marvelous Markers, Project Life Memories in the Making Card Collection and Accessory Pack, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Metallic Foil Doilies, Project Life Pens

Making Memories Giveaway

Now how about a Giveaway??? I LOVE project life so much!!! I am giving away to 1 lucky winner the Memories in the Making Project Life Card Collection and Accessory Pack!!! This is valued at $29. Leave a comment on this blog post starting today October 28 - November 3, 2016. I will draw for 1 lucky winner and on November 4, 2016 I will announce the winner!! Below is the comment button in the the tags. Giveaway only available to people in the United State.

 

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08/26/2016

Project Life Daily Journal; All Year Long

Project Life All Year Long

I love project life, it is so easy for documenting your life. It can be simple and fast or you can step it up. I am really loving the All Year Long Card Collection item #141670 and All Year Long Accessory Pack item #142690 (pg. 164) in the Stampin' Up! Catalog. I love the colors they are some of my favorite colors!!!

I am sharing another part of my daily project life journal. I know I really fell off the band wagon. lol No worries I will have it all caught up in no time! If you want to see all of what I shared so far on this you can click on the categories daily journal on the left side of my blog and it will pull up all the post's I've done so far on this. Today I am sharing 3 page layout with you all. I kept the layouts simple as I really wanted to focus on our adventure and the story.

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used

Project Life Date It Photopolymer Stamp Set item #141563
All Year Long Project Life Card Collection item #141670
All Year Long Project Life Accessory Pack item #142690
Rhinestone Basic Jewels item #119246
3/4" Circle Punch item #119873
Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper item #141642
Mint Macaron card stock item #138337
Crumb Cake card stock item #120953
Very Vanilla card stock item #101650
Mint Macaron Ink item #138337
Crumb Cake Ink item #126975
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink item #132708

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I have a bit of story with this layout. :)

In 2014 our extended family was not able to celebrate Christmas in December. We always celebrate the holidays with my mom's brother and his family. With our family a lot of the times it's very hard to do the holidays around the holidays because we have an EMT, Teachers, Cop, Store Manager and you get the picture. lol We were not able to be together as a family until Feb. 2015 to celebrate our Christmas. A lot of the time I host Christmas; however since it was going to be towards the end of February I really didn't want my Christmas Tree up that long or go through the hassle of taking it down and putting it back up. I am good doing it once a year! lol So we decided since this was really nontraditional holiday instead to go ice fishing as a family.

Some of us not a problem however my husband at the time hated to fish, my mom had not been on the ice since a little girl she doesn't like it all, my dad with his health problems can't be around wood stoves or gas heaters anymore and my aunt is not a very big fan of it. Not everyone has fish houses either. lol I know your thinking why do this then? Because we have 2 little boys that LOVE to ice fish and it was more about making the day for them since it was not your normal Christmas. lol After many calls back before thinking we should not do it, us kids  and mainly my one cousin finally said lets just do it we'll make it work and it will be an adventure!! Little did I know.....

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Our day started off with -40 below and -60 below wind chill. WOW looks like we picked the literally the coldest day of the year to go ice fishing. lol Hubby and my day started off giving our stinky dog a bath. My brother is allergic to him so he gets a bath every time my brother comes home. lol We got to the lake, drove over an ice heave and my brother lost the running board off his truck that should have been a sign. lol We set up our portable fish houses as fast as we could because man was it cold!!!!

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My parents arrived, we got them into the fish houses and set up. Then set up everyone else. While fishing I got a MONSTER hit....I was worried about breaking my brother's fancy rod so had him come help me. Back and forth really fighting with this fish OH MY I thought I was gonna have a MONSTER....turns out some how my uncle and I got our fishing lines tangled with each other. 50 feet our houses where, and we bother were in different fish house. lol WOW 25 min fighting with each others line. I saved the fishing line that broke and attached to the picture in the bottom right corner. Man it's so cold in those portables!!

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We grilled on the lake, my cousin and I kept dropping the food on the ground because it was so cold the tongs wouldn't close tight on stuff lol, beverages froze except for my wine hahah, one kid stepped in a hole and didn't tell anyone he was soaked for hours, the kids dumped my aunts bag down a hole, lost some fishing tackle, people got hooked bad, had a fishing pole tangled in the ceiling of an ice house, ran out of firewood on the coldest day of the year so don't recommend that, lol Where was my one cousin in all of this at my uncle and aunts place were it was toasty and warm sick in bed...so she says. lol We did catch fish but they froze on us. ROFL 9:30 pm we called it quits ripped it all down in 10 min. Get all done my uncle says did anyone use the nice fish house over there the heats been on for 8 hours while some of us were freezing in the portables. ROFL!! What an adventure we had, everyone had fun and most important of all we spent time together as a family and made an awesome story!

So peeps that was our day on Feb. 21, 2015.

Supplies Used
Stamp: Project Life Date It, Project Life All Year Long
Ink: Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Tuxedo Black
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Mint Macaron, Serene Scenery
Acc.: Project Life All Year Long Card Collection & Accessory Pack, 3/4" Circle Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

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05/31/2016

You're So Lovely Projects; Last Day for My May Promotions!

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You're So Lovely

Today I am sharing some projects using the stamp set above. It is called You're So Lovely Photopolymer Stamp Set item #140762 stamp set above. This set is very versatile and will work for many things. It will work for birthday, thank you, graduation, wedding, thinking of you and that's just a few ideas. I used it several different ways below. Today is the last day to order this stamp set too!

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used
Congrats Card
You're So Lovely Photopolymer Stamp Set item #140762
Timeless Textures Stamp Set (W) item #140514 (C) item #140517
Big Shot item #113439
Large Number Framelits item #140622
Iced Rhinestone Basic Jewels item #139637
Rhinestone Basic Jewels item #119246
Silver Metallic Thread item #138402
Metallic Foil Doilies item #138392
Whisper White card stock item #100730
Basic Black card stock item #121045
Marina Mist Ink item #126962
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink item #132708

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I used this set creating a wedding card. Or you could use it for graduation or sending someone a congrats on a promotion, something finished or etc. This is a simple and quick card but also has a bit of a dressed up look.

Rubber Redneck Quick Shots:

  • Take the stamp from Timeless Textures Stamp Set; ink it in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Stamp off onto scratch paper then stamp onto the Whisper White card stock creating a faint look. Ink the other stamp in Marina Mist and stamp onto the Whisper White card stock.
  • Add some Silver Metallic Thread and a Metallic Foil Doily.
  • Take the banner stamp from You're So Lovely Stamp Set; ink it in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White card stock. Zip through the Big Shot with the Large Number Framelits die cutting it out. Ink the congrats in Marina Mist and stamp onto the banner.

Stamp: You're So Lovely, Timeless Textures
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Marina Mist
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black
Acc.: Big Shot, Large Number Framelits, Silver Metallic Thread, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Iced Rhinestones, Metallic Foil Doilies

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used
Note Card

You're So Lovely Photopolymer Stamp Set item #140762
Project Life Day to Day Photopolymer Stamp Set item #135785
It's My Party Designer Washi Tape item #140556
Rhinestone Basic Jewels item #119246
Basic Black Markers item #100082
Whisper White card stock item #100730
Pool Party Ink item #126982
Crushed Curry Ink item #131173
Melon Mambo Ink item #132708

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Here is a little note card I made way back in January and sent out to all my customers that qualified to receive the Occasions Catalog. Another reason why you don't want to select no contact then you don't receive your goodies from me that your order may qualify for! This set works great for making quick note cards! I took this idea and turned it into a pocket card for my project life. Here is what that one looks like.

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I just changed out the stamped colors and washi tape so it would match with my project life cover page.

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used
Project Life Cover Page 2016

Project Life Memories in the Making Bundle item #140575
You're So Lovely Photopolymer Stamp Set item #140762
Big Shot item #113439
Greetings Thinlits item #138275
Little Letter Thinlits item #138278
Bitty Banner Framelits item #129267
2015-2017 In Color Markers item #138333
Project Life Journaling Pens item #135304
Handheld Stapler item #139083
Rhinestone Basic Jewels item #119246
Whisper White card stock item #100730
Tempting Turquoise card stock item #102067
Daffodil Delight Ink item #126944
Tempting Turquoise Ink item #126952
Watermelon Wonder Ink item #138323

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Here is the cover page for our 2016 Project Life Album finally sharing this too. lol This year after talking with hubby we decided to do the daily journal again because last years album so far is pretty awesome to look back on our daily life. It has been totally worth the work! I don't know if you remember me mentioning back in Jan. I wanted to try 1 new thing this year, well after thinking we decided to make it a year of new things from trying stuff, buying new things and new adventures. So far it's been a wild year for us and little did we know what journey we would be on this year.....to be continued :)

Supplies Used
Stamp: Project Life Memories In the Making, You're So Lovely
Ink:Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Paper: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
Acc.: Project Life Memories in the Making Bundle, Big Shot, Greetings Thinlits, Little Letter Thinlits, Bitty Banner Framelits, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Handheld Stapler, 2015-2017 In Color Markers, Project Life Journaling Pens

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05/29/2016

Timeless Textures + Daily Journal Project Life

I love project life, it is so easy for documenting your life. It can be simple and fast or you can step it up. It is important to document you life and everyday moments. I recently had a friend try project life and she loved it but someone told her that just layouts of her and her pet were boring. This broke my heart she is a wonderful person. You don't need to be married or have children to do project life. Your life, regardless if you are married or have kids, is IMPORTANT. What goes on in your life does matter!!! I personally love to scrapbook for the memories; we've lost family members suddenly so for me it helps to have those moments documented so you can go back and think of the good times, smile, laugh and remember that loved one or pet.

This is the Life Bundle

I am sharing another part of my daily project life journal. If you want to see all of what I shared so far on this you can click on the categories daily journal on the left side of my blog and it will pull up all the post's I've done so far on this. Today I am sharing 2 layout with you all Feb. 23-26, 2015. I used the Project Life This is the Life Bundle item #140297 on page (52) in the main catalog. Right now by purchasing it as a bundle you can save 15% this will be retiring in a few days! This bundle helps you keep track of the amazing everyday events in your life. I also paired it with some of my other favorite project stamp sets and the Timeless Textures Stamp Set (W) item #140514 (C) item #140517 from the Occasions Catalog.

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used

Feb. 23-25 Layout
Project Life This is the Life Bundle item #140297
Project Life Moments Like These Photopolymer Stamp Set item #138740
Remember This Photopolymer Stamp Set item #135786
Timeless Textures Stamp Set (W) item #140514 (C) item #140517
Brights Candy Dots item #130931
Project Life Journal Pens item #135304
Variety Pack Photo Pocket Pages item #138471
Whisper White card stock item #100730
Bermuda Bay Ink item #131171
Crushed Curry Ink item #131173
Smoky Slate Ink item #131179

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This is when we started working on projects in my craft room to condense and organize things. I put all my framelits onto magnet sheets and dh helped me one day.

Rubber Redneck Quick Shots

  • I created some cards out of Whisper White card stock. I just cut the card stock to fit the pockets.
  • The Timeless Textures Stamp Set is perfect for creating customer backgrounds. Simply ink them in your desired ink color and stamp onto the Whisper White card stock.
  • Weekdays were stamped using the Project Life Moments Like These Stamp Set.
  • I randomly stamped the images from Project Life This is the Life Stamp Set onto my cards.
  • I love our Project Life card collections I used one of the This is the Life Card Collection. I stamped "daily routine" from Project Life Remember This Stamp Set directly onto the card.
  • Embellish the cards with Candy Dots and some of the accessories from This is the Life Accessory Pack

Supplies Used
Stamp:Timeless Textures, Project Life Stamps in the following; This is the Life, Moments Like These, Remember This
Ink: Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate
Paper: Whisper White
Acc: This is the Life Card Collection and Accessory Pack, Brights Candy Dots, Project Life Journal Pen

Timless Textures

My second layout uses the Timeless Textures Stamp Set again. Love this set it's really perfect for a lot of things! This layout is Feb. 26, 2015. It was a funny day it was the day the dress broke the internet so I HAD to document that just for the historic part of it. lol I came across a picture on Pinterest a few days later that cracked us both up and was very fitting for this moment and us. Were big fans of the Avengers and Captain America movies.

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used

Feb. 26 Layout

Project Life Day to Day Photopolymer Stamp Set item #135785
Timeless Textures Stamp Set (W) item #140514 (C) item #140517
Banner Punch item #133519
Rhinestone Basic Jewels item #119246
Brights Designer Buttons item #130028
Gold Glimmer Paper item #133719
Metallic Sequins item #138390
Brights Sequins item #138389
Project Life Memories in the Making Accessory Pack item #140574
Whisper White card stock item #100730
Pacific  Point card stock item #111350
Pacific Point Ink item #126951
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink item #132708

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Rubber Redneck Quick Shots:

  • I created cards for my pockets out of Whisper White and Pacific Point card stock.
  • Using the Timeless Textures Stamp Set; I stamped the image in black and blue to match the dress picture.
  • At the top I used the Project Life Day to Day Stamp Set to stamp the date and month.
  • Gold Glimmer Paper, Brights Designer Button and the camera piece from the Project Life Memories in the Making Accessory Pack add accents to the layout.
  • Rhinestone where colored with a Gold Sharpie.

Supplies Used
Stamp: Project Life Day to Day, Timeless Textures
Ink: Pacific Point, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Paper: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Gold Glimmer
Acc.: Banner Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Brights Designer Buttons, Metallic Sequins, Brights Sequins, Memories in the Making Project Life Accessory Pack

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05/26/2016

It's My Party Birthday Suite 3 Projects

It's My Party Banner

Today I am featuring the Party Wishes Stamp Set it is available in Wood (W) item #140651 or Clear (C) item #140961 from the Occasions Catalog on page 5.There is 6 days left to order this stamp set and match suite!!! This set is so fun and perfect for birthdays.

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I have 3 fun and gorgeous projects for you using this set! This is the supply list of what I used on all 3 projects.

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used

Party Wishes Stamp Set it is available in Wood (W) item #140651 or Clear (C) item #140961
Party Punch Pack item #140608
Bundle (W) item #141073  (C) item #141071
Project Life Day to Day Photopolymer Stamp Set item #135785
Big Shot item #113439
Baker's Box Thinlits item #138279
Circle Framelits item #130911
Confetti Embossing Folder item #140592
Heat Tool item #129053
Clear Embossing Powder item #109130
Banner Triple Punch item #138292
Banner Punch item #133519
It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack item #140552
Baker's Twine Combo Pack item #140555
It's My Party Designer Washi Tape item #140556
It's My Party Enamel Dots item #140554
Rhinestone Basic Jewels item #119246
Whisper White card stock item #100730
Basic Black card stock item #121045
Sahara Sand card stock item #121043
Melon Mambo card stock item #115320
Mint Macaron card stock item #138337
VersaMark item #102283
Melon Mambo Ink item #126948
Crushed Curry Ink item #131173
Mint Macaron Ink item #138326

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1st Project
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Rubber Redneck Quick Shots:

  • Ink the stamp from Party Wishes Stamp Set in Mint Macaron and stamp onto the Whisper White card stock.
  • Add some It's My Party Designer Washi Tape below.
  • Using the balloon punch from Party Punch Pack and punch out some of the It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack and attach to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. Ink the stamp from Party Wishes Stamp Set in Melon Mambo and stamp onto the Whisper White card stock creating strings.
  • Finish by adding some of the baker's twine from Baker's Twine Combo Pack and Rhinestone Basic Jewels. Quick and easy cute card!

Supplies Used
Stamp: Party Wishes
Ink: Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo
Paper: It's My Party Designer Series Paper, Whisper White
Acc.: Party Punch Pack, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Baker's Twine Combo Pack

2nd Project

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Fun and super cute little birthday box! How cute is this. Using our Big Shot and Baker's Box Thinlit.

  • Zip the Melon Mambo card stock through the Big Shot with the Baker's Box Thinlit.
  • Take the stamp from Party Wishes Stamp Set; ink it in VersaMark and Melon Mambo. Stamp onto the Melon Mambo card stock; repeat until you have Happy Birthday stamped everywhere. Pour Clear Embossing Powder over the image and heat set with the Heat Tool.
  • Add a banner of It's My Party Designer Series Paper. Punch out one end with the Banner Triple Punch.
  • Ink the stamp from Party Wishes Stamp Set in Mint Macaron and VersaMark and stamp onto the Whisper White card stock. Pour Clear Embossing Powder over the image and heat set with the Heat Tool.
  • I die cut out a piece of Sahara Sand card stock using the retired starburst framelits. I zipped it through the Big Shot with the Confetti Embossing Folder.
  • The cake I stamped in Crushed Curry and VersaMark. I then poured Clear Embossing Powder over the image and heat set with the Heat Tool.
  • Baker's Twine, It's My Party Enamel Dots, Rhinestone Basic Jewels add fun finishing touches to this project.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Party Wishes
Ink: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron
Paper: Melon Mambo, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack
Acc.: Big Shot, Baker's Box Thinlit, Confetti Embossing Folder, Banner Triple Punch, Banner Punch, Baker's Twine Combo Pack, It's My Party Enamel Dots, Rhinestone Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder

3rd Project

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Another one of my pages from my Project Life Daily Journal. This was dh's birthday last year. We had a very fun day. Lots of people stopped by to wish dh Happy Birthday. My family got together for lunch. The stinker got 3 birthday cakes!! I am lucky if I get 1. lol It was a great birthday! If you want to see all of what I shared so far on this you can click on the categories daily journal on the left side of my blog and it will pull up all the post's I've done so far on this.

  • I used the Project Life Day to Day Photopolymer Stamp Set to stamp the date and day onto the journal card I created.
  • It's My Party Designer Washi Tape was used to decorate several of the journal cards I created.
  • I used the images from Party Wishes Stamp Set and inked them in Mint Macaron, Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry.
  • The Party Punch Pack is perfect to punch out fun little images to place randomly all over on the layout.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Party Wishes, Project Life Day to Day
Ink: Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Mint Macaron, It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack
Acc.: Big Shot, Circle Framelits, Party Punch Pack, It's My Party Designer Washi Tape, It's My Party Enamel Dots, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

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04/17/2016

The Stamp Review Crew; Balloon Celebration

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Welcome to another The Stamp Review Crew Hop!! We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who will be bringing you lots of ideas for one particular stamp set twice a month!! The 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, you can hop along from one blog to the next gathering all kinds of inspiration for one Stampin' Up! stamp set. Please note the blog doesn't officially start until Monday April 18, 2016 so some of the links may not work.

I am so excited for the fun to start!! We have a great group of talented stampers for this hop!!  If you are following the hop in order you just arrived from Bruno's BLOG where he showed you all something fabulous! We are featuring the Balloon Celebration Photopolymer Stamp Set item #140675 (pg. 12) from the Occasions catalog. This is a fun set!

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I used this set in a completely different way. April around here is a TON of birthdays and I've been making so much birthday stuff that I am burned out on balloons. lol So I thought hmm light bulb moment... why not use it for a project life layout and I am behind on my project life daily journal. PERFECT!!! I also kinda jumped ahead on sharing so it's a little out of order for dates if you've been following along on my blog. If you want to see all of what I shared so far on this you can click on the categories daily journal on the left side of my blog on the home page and it will pull up all the post's I've done so far on this.

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used

Balloon Celebrations Photopolymer Stamp Set item #140675
Project Life Moments Like These Card Collection item #138454
Project Life Moments Like These Accessory Pack item #138455
Brights Designer Series Paper Stack item #138434
Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack item #138435
Regals Designer Series Paper Stack item #138436
It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack item #140552
Medium Star Punch item #138293
Sweetheart Punch item #133786
Banner Punch item #133519
Rhinestone Basic Jewels item #119246
Silver Metallic Thread item #138402
Project Life Journal Pens item #135304
Handheld Stapler item #139083
Whisper White card stock item #100730
Pacific Point Ink item #126951
Crushed Curry Ink item #131173
Sahara Sand Ink item #126976
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink item #132708

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Here is another glimpse into our life! I am documenting March 1, 2015. Hubby and I had to clean a job in the morning then afterwards went to the local Chinese place for lunch. Then home to work some more then later watched the season finale of Downtown Abby (one of my favorite shows) and I am heart broken its done!!!

Rubber Redneck Quick Shots:

  • Some of the words in the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set worked perfect for this layout. Top right corner of the card I stamped "let us celebrate" in Pacific Point above moments on the card from (Project Life Moments Like These Card Collection). I also stamped the stars in Crushed Curry onto the card too. I punched out a piece of Brights Designer Series Paper with the Sweetheart Punch. I used the Medium Star Punch to punch out a piece of Neutrals Designer Series Paper.
  • Bottom left corner card stamped the stars in Sahara Sand onto the card. Punched out a piece of It's My Party Designer Series Paper (Crushed Curry Pattern) with the Medium Star Punch. Used the Sweetheart Punch to punch out a piece of Brights Designer Series Paper (Pacific Point Pattern). I stamped the saying from Balloon Celebrations "come let us sit together and drink" in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I cut off the and drink then punched out each end using the Banner Punch. I punched a staple at the top of the card.
  • Center card I added some Silver Metallic Thread, a piece of It's My Party Designer Series Paper and another star. I also stamped the stars from Balloon Celebration in Sahara Sand onto the card. Then stapled our fortunes to the card.
  • The last card I stamped "and eat cookies" in Crushed Curry onto Whisper White card stock. Punched one end out with the Banner Punch creating a banner. Added the Silver Metallic Thread, Star (It's My Party Designer Series Paper), and the little heart from Project Life Moments Like These Accessory Pack.
  • I placed Rhinestone Basic Jewels randomly all over the cards to finish.

 

 Now you'll want to head on over to Heidi's Blog where I know you will love her project!!

 

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Supplies Used
Stamp: Balloon Celebrations
Ink: Pacific Point, Crushed Curry, Sahara Sand, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Paper: Whisper White, Regals, Brights and Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack, It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack
Acc: Project Life Moments Like These Card Collection and Accessory Pack, Sweetheart Punch, Medium Star Punch, Banner Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Project Life Journal Markers, Silver Metallic Thread, Handheld Stapler

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