Wednesday 28 May 2014

My Pumpkin Challenge: Tags Everywhere Project 4

Did you know it's Early Childhood Educators week this week?  Which means a big THANK YOU goes out to all my lovely childcare provider friends and of course, those at the Gingerbread House in Mount Pearl!

My daughter would say... "ohhhh, cutie, cutie, cutie".

Here's another sweet and simple tag for the My Paper Pumpkin using the April 2014 Framed Love kit.  Make sure you play along!!

Tuesday 27 May 2014

Project Life Mini Album | AWW

Welcome back to another Stampin' Up! ADT blog post!!

Many of us that do Project Life are often overwhelmed with the number of cards.  They are often not used or you may feel like they are overused.  I am here to..


Dooo...dooo...dooo... doooooo
(Again, think Super Grover theme)

It was very simple to put together.  I simply pulled out the 4x6 cards I liked.  I then had a handful of pictures and laid them together.  Once I knew the order, I used sticky strip to adhere them back to back.  Finally, I binded the book together using washi and for some seams I added some sticky strip underneath.  Using some of the new stamps and the Project Life Everyday Accessory kit, I quickly pulled this together for my daughter.

Now its your turn!  Enjoy the photos! 

Cindy is always up to some amazing feats so lets see what she has in store!

Wednesday 21 May 2014

My Pumpkin Challenge: Tags Everywhere Project 3

I still adore this bike stamp.  Soooo cute!!! It makes it so easy to create beautiful things.  I believe this was a June or July MPP kit last year.  I am a faithful subscriber. Lots of love here!

This tag was created for the My Pumpkin Challenge!
Make sure you submit your projects every month!


Tuesday 20 May 2014

Project Life Interactive Layouts | AWW

Welcome back to another Stampin' Up! ADT blog post!!

I've been really busy!! With life but I certainly have gotten the bug to scrapbook again.  New inspiration always gets me... 
Here's another fun interactive layout that you can add to your wish list. There's so many ways to be interactive so stay tuned!!
Don't give me that frown face!...
... you can still be interactive if you put your layout in a page protector! All you have to do is slice the protector and pull out the flap or flip or strong... whatever you want!  If you have sturdy protectors, then you are all set! try it!
Oh.. and just clip your layouts or tie them with string if you don't have them hanging out of your albums.

yes. It is.

Some more scrapbooking with Project Life tips to remember:
1. If you run out of the letters - use the negative! Or mix and match! That's always fun!
2. Always have your roller stamp ready.  Years back you'll wish you dated and labeled.
3. Want to create a quick border or frame - grab a ruler... or don't... and your project life journaling pen.  nobody will know the different!

Now flip flap over the Cindy!!

Wednesday 14 May 2014

Catherine & Cathy Create May 2014 Tag Challenge

This month's challenge is "Hey Diddle, Diddle" mean 'inspired by music'.

I have a new niece in my life named Sawyer and I can't help but think about babies these days.  She is so precious.  It amazes me how women carry them for 9 months and then a "real live baby" arrives into this big world... ready to take on anything and everything.

So, please join us at Catherine and Cathy Create for every challenge each month!! There's almost always a prize!


My Pumpkin Challenge: Tags Everywhere Project 2

Back again with another My Paper Pumpkin project.  This month's project is super cute - a picture frame!!  I decided to put a photo in it rather than the art.  I then created a tag that labelled the two cuties in the photos.
This project was created for the My Pumpkin Challenge so make sure that you are playing along with them each month!

I adore newsprint so I am 100% drawn to this tag.  In fact, I really didn't want to use it as I wanted to use it for something extra special.... I realized that I was giving this to my grandmother whom would cherish this present.  I popped it off with a cute paper heart!

And... how cute is the packaging!!
This month's pumpkin was amazing!!
I can't wait for next month!

Tuesday 13 May 2014

2014 Scrapbook Organization Plan | AWW

Welcome back! More Project Life coming at you!

Initially, the idea of Project Life was to create a double page layout for every week of the year.  At the end of the year, you'd have 52 weeks of memories captured.  Many people go by this idea.  For me, although I like the project style layout, I like to do traditional layouts as well.  Therefore, what I do, is "play by my own rules".
In 2013, I created three scrapbooks: One for the family, one for Jane and one for Jack. Within those albums I did some project life layouts.  Here's some of my favorites!

This was a great idea as I wanted the kids to be able to have their own books. BUT, I found it too much to do three books.  I was often scrapping the same pictures... <I still do that... but its my RULES, right>

Lesson Learned.


In 2014, I am doing one big 12x12 scrapbook album.  It is divided into 12 sections for each month. Each month begins with a calendar and behind it I store the kids art or certificates for that particular month.  <Thanks for the idea, Sara Case Strickland!> Then, I scrapbook traditionally any layouts that I feel like for the month.  January doesn't have very many layouts but April has a lot.   In addition to the traditional layouts, I have a project life style layout that captures many photos that perhaps wouldn't need their own page.  Some months have a double page layout like April as there was Easter and a family trip to the GeoCentre.  This week's project is one of the project life style layouts I did for April.  If you saw last week's post, you can see that this layout is actually on the other side of the project life style layout.

To finish up really quickly, I have mini albums for gifts.  I also do mini albums for little adventures.   I intend to create the kids a 6x8 book each for 2014 when I get my hands on those new Stampin' Up! products.  Stay tuned.
You'll notice that I had an interesting way of journalling.  Sometimes I journal straight on the page like here.  Other times I use the DSP in interesting ways.  Don't feel like you need to only stick to the journalling cards.  This is also one of the "flippy flaps" that I discussed last week.  You can adhere these with washi tape.  I often put sticky strip underneath it or sew it, just for extra security.  It always depends if there's a "face" on the picture or not.

Although these are cute little journal cards, I decided to cut out a picture to fit it.  I believe I used my 2 1/2" punch for this.  I also journalled around the circle.  

Make sure you keep hopping, you never know what Cindy is up to next!

Sunday 11 May 2014

Inspired by Travel on Scrapbook Cards and Today

Pop over to...
for a look at my projects featuring the Stampin' Up! I am Me Suite!

These are projects that were not featured but are a sneak peek into the rest!

And here's a cute passport holder!!

Enjoy the peek and make sure you enter for a chance to win a prize!! My dear friend Tiz won last month!

Thursday 8 May 2014

Happy Mothers Day Mommies!

Words can't express the love I have for the women in my life.  Thank you.  You are truly amazing. My mother, whom makes life seem so carefree.  In the truest sense of the word, she is my best friend. My Mother-in-law, who appreciates the beauty in little things.  My paternal grandmother, who can show true strength in the eyes of adversity and sickness. My maternal grandmother, whom looks out for everyone around her while meticulously thinking about plan a, plan b and plan c. My maternal great Grandmother, who will be 102 in less than a month... well... there are no words to describe a woman that has ensured the ups and downs of history like she can.  But I can tell you one thing... she is pretty flippin' funny.  Beats to her own drum and can make eggs like nobody's business.

And of course, all my Mommy Friends, Cousins, etc. To each I always learn a thing or two...

Hope you all have a wonderful day!


Wednesday 7 May 2014

My Pumpkin Challenge: Tags Everywhere Project 1

EEEEEEkkkkk! It's Mother's Day just around the corner!!! The only thought I had in my head was... "I wish I had more than one paper pumpkin this month." ha!!  The tag is cute but what's inside is cuter.  Come back next week to find out what I made!

As always, I created this project for the My Paper Pumpkin Challenge. You have until the end of the month to link up!! I'd love to see what you create!

Oh. Did I say I would stop there... I have too many lovely women in my life for that!! Here's another tag I made!  Simple and Cute.
But most of all.  Have an amazing Mother's Day Mommies.  We LOVE YOU.

Tuesday 6 May 2014

Project Life + Stampin' Up! = Love | AWW

Say Hello to Project Life at Stampin' Up!
It's not just any Project Life. It's a partnership with Becky Higgins.
So, take your socks off and pull your hair back because you are in for a wild ride.
 Some people are apprehensive and really aren't sure what to do.  Others feel like its too easy and they aren't using their creative juices. Well.  I am here to give you the rules of Project Life.

1. There are no rules.

Don't worry.  I'll explain.  I have lots to tell you and lots to show you.
Because... this my lovely friends... is what I love.
I love to scrapbook.  I love to keep my memories alive with photos.  And this is just another avenue.

Get your seat belt on!

You can use the pocket style page protectors like this..

You can go traditional like this...

And you can have lots and lots of fun like this...

Keep checking out the Artisans this week as we explore Project Life.  But most of all, come back to see me because I have more tell. 

"You can now exit this ride to the right. Grab your belongings and have a great day!"
Make sure to check out Cindy!

Thursday 1 May 2014

Catherine and Cathy Create: Starlight, Star Bright

I am at a scrapbooking retreat for FOUR days!!!

This card is a perfect fit for Stampin' Up! demostrators in Canada.  Today is the day we FINALLY get to see the new catalog, which will be available for purchase on June 2nd. And from what I hear, stars are everywhere... I am pleased as punch!

Make sure you play along with Catherine and Cathy Create's Starlight, Star Bright challenge!! Not only that but you HAVE to check out some of the projects... honestly... they are amazing... you gotta see.

Have a great day!!