April 14 – 20: This week was eventful. It was an Eric visit! We try to at least see each other twice a month, but lately it has been more like 4 times a month! I posted this page on the Project Lifers Facebook page and it was a hit! I haven’t been smashing as much, so I have been pretty frequent in this group.
Left Page: Design F
I used the Blush Kit – again. I just love the bright and fun colors. I also decided to journal a little more as well.
Circle punches are perfect for those small photos.
Enamel dots are my new faves.
I colored the edges of the star veneers just to bring it to life.
Forgot I had those mistable suns by Studio Calico.
Project Life Slick Writers in Fine are my go-to journal pens.
Right Side: Design D
Ok, so I found it challenging that I purchased the Big Photo packs with designs that I would never use. Sadly, Design D (4 6×6′s) are the main design I would never use. I thought it was to difficult to work with but I made them into a mini small scrapbook pages.
Project Life vellum arrows
I have soooooo much vellum arrows left over from my SC PL kit – honestly, I don’t know what to do with them. So I stapled and glued down a bunch on this layout for some dimension.
I made the bottom portion a 6×12 spread
Love that Amy Tangerine calendar stamp
What about you? What design do you find you will never use?
April 7 – 13: When I had created this, I had just purchased the Blush kit from Hobby Lobby for a whopping $20! That’s right! I used my 40% off coupon and it was the first day her kits because available in Hobby Lobby. I didn’t get an autographed one or the Honey edition, but I still have a chance and time!
This is probably my most favorite collection. The colors are so my style and minus all the foo-foo flowery girly stuff (which is fine because I flip them over anyway), I love every single design!
Design F – Left Side
I wanted to do a lot of journaling this week, I mean a lot!
Amy Tangerine featured me on her blog along with some other instagrammers!
See that Potty People washi? Yep, limited edition for Beary Scraps and Paper Addict buyers
Markers I used for journaling is the AC Slick Writers and BIC Mark-Its in fine.
Design F – right side
Michael Jordan himself – so glad I kept my stub
She Said stamp from Shop Evalicious
I printed a few pictures in the 3×4 size then used a 3 1/2 circle punch for round pictures.
I LOVE those Basic Grey letters and the Darling Dear Studio Calico letter veneers!
Doodled “Gretzky” with the slick writer broad size pen, then highlighted underneath with the 80′s Sharpie pens.
Those sn@p letters are my everday essential needs!
How about you? Did you get lucky with Hobby Lobby finding the kits you wanted?
March 31 – April 6: A lot happened in Week 12. Eric came down for the first time since our initial meeting. We had a blast doing regular stuff that couples take for granted – even though we are long distance. At work, this week was also the week of Michael Jordan’s Celebrity Golf Invitational. I used Dear Lizzy’s Lucky Charm collection – and I must say I am not usually a navy blue girl, but I am totally feeling the color combo!
Some snapshots from Eric’s trip. Love the black / white from the Aria.
“Delight” thickers by American Craft is such a fave of mine, its small but fun so it fits and looks great on tiny spots.
Happy 80th Birthday Grandpa!
I can’t get away from the sequins fad right now – they just bling out the simplest layouts.
Design F – my favorite photo sleeve design
A post-it note from Eric.
From the Studio Calico PL Kit: Spencer
Used the Amy Tangerine calendar stamp on a SC card.
Being a tourist
March 24-30: So, yeah, I cheated. Not really but, but I used one half of a spread to fulfill 2 weeks. Simply because, not much happened that week.
Started destashing with my October Afternoon buttons, and used up some Amy Tangerine Sketchbook die cuts.
I picked up these kraft pockets by Recollections (I believe Studio Calico has the same), and loved them so much – but sadly hoarded them because I had no clue how to use them. So I tucked corresponding scrap papers and voila – I am loving it!
A lot going on here – but it makes me happy! Do you ever get embellishment happy??
Colors, tons of colors. Its warm out so it reflects my mood lately.
I don’t know about you but it really makes me happy when I destash my stash!
Wanted to stay pretty basic – unlike my usual Smash books
I really love the concept of the Couture Smash Book (silver), however, the interior colors really don’t reflect my fashion style – at all! The colors are pretty primary – reds, green, blue (like the REAL shades).
I was drawn to this graph paper – so I decided to make it work with an Outfit of The Day shot from my IG (@cathy_vee for crafts stuff, @vongers for personal photos).
I had taken a mini album class with Maggie Holmes at Scrapfest 2012, but I realized I never made the mini album so I used a lot of the tidbits from it. Mostly Crate Paper stuff:
Sequins and butterflies – loving it.
Stacked layers – great way to use your scraps!
Paper clipped the photo on the layered paper – thanks Tim Holtz for the distresser!
Dear Lizzy limited date stamp and “fine” slick writer is my new fave!
Did you like the silver Couture Book? Or are you like me and regardless of what the interior of the book looks like you HAVE to have it anyway because you’re a smashaholic!
Week 10: (March 17 – 23) This week’s spread is using Amy Tangerine’s Yes Please collection. I cheated this week – actually, nothing much happened so I was able to condense this down to a half page lay out. I am using Design D. The totle page is actually an error – I *thought* I left Chicago on a Sunday, oops, I actually left on a Saturday. (My PL starts Sunday – Saturday). So these 2 Chicago photos are supposed to be on last weeks! I made it so pretty I couldn’t un-do it! So whoops! Mistakes happen!
I am just so IN LOVE with this collection. I think this is my favorite collection out right now! I used a ton of different elements to create this look: wood veneers, fabric thickers, stitching, sequens – everything!
It was the continuation of Cathy and Christy week! We went to HYde for the XIV party and the theme was GREEN! Of course, since it was St. Patty’s Day! We actually had to work this day since we took some days off for Chicago. I was able to snap a photo of us at the Aria pool just to get some sunshine on our break – I know, tough job
I posted this on my instagram feed (@cathy_vee) and got an overwhelmingly great response. I wasn’t origianlly a fan of the stitching when it first came out, and I must say, I am soooooo glad I was able to use this finally! I bought this Amy Tan stitch kit at Archiver’s while I was in Houston last week.
I’d love to see some stitched projects of yours, post in the comment and share if you’d like!
Chicago is my ultimate favorite city to visit (see these posts for past Chicago entries). My girlfriend Christie and I went to visit Chicago for St. Patty’s Day. We stopped by a few restaraunts in the area, and I was able to smash it in my Tasty Green book!
I am starting to see a SMASH style, what’s your smash style? Also, what Smash*book are you working on now?
Week 9: (March 10 – 16) was filled with travel! I went to see Swedish House Mafia in LA (from this post), and stayed over the weekend. My PL starts on Sundays and end on Saturdays. I also went to Chicago for a few days.
I had so much pretty Sugar Chic stuff by Heidi Swapp I really wanted to use her entire collection for this layout. I am just so in love with the girlie and chic colors. I mean, seriously, pink and teal!!! To die for!
Right Page: Design A
I combined some of Elisa Blaha’s Sea Foam and Sugar Chic together. I used my typewriter – a lot! This week most of my journaling was with my Smith-Corona vintage typewriter. The alphas are from Studio Calico’s April PL kit. Heidi also has these epoxy stickers (alphas and sayings) that go great with her Sugar Chic color scheme.
I am loving the “typewriter” font rub-on sayings – again a part of Heidi’s collection. The wood veneers are from Studio Calico.
I love these teal thickers – they are by American Craft called Nicki. I also bought it in yellow! The teal alpha letters are by sn@p.
Thanks so much for reading!
Today is National Scrapbooking Day, what better way to celebrate it then to show you a 12×12 shadow box I made for my friend’s gift!
I really wanted to do smash-like page for her present. Something fun, and bright! Since she was venturing into a new job, I wanted something she can place on her new desk at her new job. Good Luck Mary!
Week 8 (March 3 – 9): I decided to stick to ONE collection and try to destash my scrapbook supplies. I absolutely am in LOVE with Maggie Holmes collection for Crate Paper. I really love the simple, but rustic colors of the pinks and teals.
Left: Design F| Right: Design C
This week was an amazing week for me! I went to see Swedish House Mafia in Los Angeles with my friends and we stayed in a gorgeous beach house in Rancho Paso Verdes! So its pretty safe to say that nothing happened this week other than the LA trip to see SHM!
“Selfie” in October Afternoon Tiny Alpha, Wood Veneer by Studio Calico, Smash black and pink label, Bird diecut from Maggie Holmes
American Craft thickers, Maggie Holmes die cut tidbits
Left to Right (TOP): Me in front of the Entrance, Us 4 at the concert, Eric and I at Lily Left to Right (BOTTOM): Bekah and I at UNLV game, the setlist for SHM, Bekah and I in our seats, The house we stayed in at RPV
I love creating small 3×4 mini scrapbook layouts. In this one, I cut a whole row of the MH Crate Paper Tag out and just cut them to fit in the slot so they are continous.I have a TON of the October Afternoon label stickers. I didn’t really know what to do with them, until I realized I couldn’t write on photos. So BAM, I end up going to them for filling in the empty spots for captioning.
Uni-Ball white pen (running out – can you tell)
Maggie Holmes, well done! Love your collection!
I am starting to plan my layouts with “collections” … Next week I am thinking of using the Deart Lizzy Lucky Charm collection. What about you? Do you use the same collection tidbits on your PL layouts?