Project Life: Week 11

Hello Week 11! This was a special week – it was the week that Deuce rescued us! Or should I say we rescued! I did this week with Simple Stories instagram pockets and Dog collection. The colors were pretty bold and I felt steered more towards male colors vs female colors. But I guess if you imagination was more open than mine, you can use it for both!

20140401-225649.jpgI dabbled with some SC Office Hour and cobined it with a pop of SS Dog kits here and there. I also went pretty crazy printing from my Instax share – I actually did this entire spread with 1 whole set of Instax film! #obsessed20140401-225658.jpgI am really loving the tidbits and the way they sit in the square. I used KP’s Mon Ami to cover the backs of the shapes. I journaled a bunch of special facts relating to Deuce on them as well.20140401-225704.jpgThat clear card from SC Office Hour was screaming to be decorated – I chose to keep it clear and just added some color to it.20140401-225710.jpgHow obsessing is the SC chipboards? I ended up buying each color in bulk, I needed to have them all!20140401-225717.jpgThis little card just looked so much like Deuce as a puppy – just so happy and presented with a little bow on his tail!20140401-225725.jpgThose puppy stickers with the foot prints were to die for! My washi tape pen from the shop is the perfect point size for jounaling – especially on washi tape!

20140401-225731.jpgDeuce’s mom Polka Dot was so sad to see us take him. He was the tiniest thing ever – but now at 12 weeks (today’s age) he has gotten so plumped and fat!20140401-225736.jpgI had some leftover Maya Road chipboard. I never used chipboard in my scrapbooking and when they sent me these – I knew it belonged in this week’s spread. I painted it with Jenni Bowlin chicken feed paint color dauber!20140401-225748.jpgHow awesome are the squares? Perfect for those instagram squares we love so much.20140401-225755.jpgDon’t worry Cedes, you’re still my first love!20140401-225801.jpgPrintable label by SC digital – they make the best colors!

Project Life: Week 10

During Week 10, our search for the perfect dog continued. I was so heartbroken when I wanted to rescue this beagle from California. only to be told that the rescue agency didn’t allow out-of-state adoptions. So I documented our “almost” dog Reyna – a female beagle at 8 weeks. Funny because she looks very similar to the dog we actually rescued!

Ms. Kelly Purkey sent me a kit from her class at Paper Tales I wasn’t able to attend. I loved her Mon Ami line so much after I played with it in the kit that I bought more during Two Peas 20% sale! Luckily I piled up on the alphas before realizing they were on backorder with Basic Grey. Yay, I dodged that wait! I opened up a recent account with Basic Grey since I realized a lot of their capture products work great with planners. Remember that planner idea I had for a sub kit …. keep your eyes open!

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You can’t go wrong with these KP alphas. The colors are SUPERB!20140401-225536.jpg

These grey alphas are from Basic Grey as well – perfect size for Project Lifing right?20140401-225543.jpgMore Office Hour – i love the blues and greens!

 

Project Life: Week 9

Hi Everyone!! I know I have been missing lately, and I swear, I have been crafting! Hahaha! A lot has happened since my last posting – I rescued a new puppy!!! His name is Deuce and he was 8 weeks when I adopted him. His mother was a stray and was rescued from a high kill shelter in California. The agency I adopted my puppy from is called Adopt A Rescue Pet. If you are considering getting a pet, please please please rescue one from your local shelter!

And on the week 9:

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Life was pretty boring this week – except for the fact that I chopped off 8 inches of my hair!20140401-225312.jpg

 

These cards are from an add-on from Studio Calico released around Valentine’s day!20140401-225342.jpg

 

The tidbits are from Chic Tags exclusive kit for January!20140401-225349.jpg

 

Don’t you just love Studio Calico’s Office Hours?20140401-225402.jpg

 

One of the very last photos of Cedes as an “only child” :) 20140401-225411.jpg

 

I actually used both sides of that March card from Office Hours – it was too pretty to not double up!20140401-225418.jpgAdded some wood veneers to the Week 9 card!

 

Week 8 … Continued

New Orleans was a treat! It was my 2nd time going (see last years here). This year instead of boozing and stuffing my face (well I did all that too), I was able actually SEE the wonderful city. This year I stayed at the Omni Royal. AWESOME hotel and right in the French Quarter. My casino actually does a ton of business with Creole Cuisine and all I can say is you have never tried southern food until you have eaten at any Creole Cuisine restaurant. My favorite? Royal House! Order the artichoke dip – you’re welcome, thank me later. 20140401-225110.jpg

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I asked the locals – where do you go for some good indie arts and crafts? I headed to the Frenchman Market and picked up some re-strung guitar jewelry at the market. Definitely a few selfie-worthy Instagram photos there. I also supported some local photographers who still use the old negative and solution camera for some gorgeous photos of Hurricane Isaac that recently hit New Orleans.20140401-225127.jpg

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What’s a visit to NOLA without going to Cafe Du Monde – twice? Yes, I am ashamed at myself. The wait was super fast and well worth it!20140401-225159.jpg

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20140401-225222.jpgI used pretty much leftovers from Office Hours by Studio Calico and Sugar Rush. Have you been to NOLA? What places did you HAVE to go see?

 

Project Life: Week 8

Yes I have been project lifing still! I just realized I have never posted them! This wonderful week was filled with the awesome Studio Calico Sugar Rish kit …. seriously a HUGE favorite of mine. And how even cooler is it has a Kellie Winnell add-on stamp.
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A huge week 8 highlight was the chopping of my hair!!

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Day 1 of New Orleans!

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New Orleans was a blast – be prepared for the next couple of spreads to be all about NOLA during Mardi Gras!

New Shop items!

More pretty things for your planner! I just want to say how so very grateful I am for every single purchase and blog reader who follows me. I never thought that there was so many people in the world who loved pretty accessories for their planners as much as I did! Let’s go over a few new shop items!

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It’s getting harder and harder to get Hambly Overlays – like VERY hard! Sadly, they are being extinct slowly but surely. They will someday just be gone – and its so sad because they are beautiful! However, I was able to find THREE other manufacturers who do make something similar. Above are three new designs that I just adore. They aren’t the same thick quality as the HO but they are just as adorable. And they were designed by the ever so talented Allison Kreft – who we know was also affiliated with HO. In addition, her paperclips are also in the store. I was able to purchase them in bulk, so split up into a set of 5 for $2.25!20140403-165518.jpg

Also in the store, are the awesome 7mm We R Memory Keepers washi. They are also the same size as the pastel washi in the store here. They are so perfect for the planners since its the same size as a highlighter. 20140403-165537.jpg

I love bookmark clips. These are perfect because they are flat and metal! These came straight from Tokyo, so they take a little longer to come in. More will be in the shop soon! 20140403-165628.jpg

And of course, more overlays/dashboards! I am expecting more gold HO ones in soon – imagine the peacock one in gold! Yes – coming soon! Of course the clouds was a huge success in the my shop, I was able to find a secondary alternative. Its a “doodle” version – basically as if someone drew it on! Hearts, banners, stars! Oh My!20140403-165657.jpg

I love Project Life. And what else I love are the dividers. They are a bit larger than your usual planner ones, so I trimmed them down for you and punched the holes right in. What’s also cool is I cut slit in the holes so you can easily pop them in without opening your rings!20140403-165718.jpgAnd of course, if you have been following my Facebook feed – YES, I am seriously in the works of creating a monthly subscription box of adorable goodies. The item will include 10-12 pieces priced starting at $19.99. Both international and domestic – and both planner sizes – personal and A5 (future sizes to come). It will include washi tape, pens, clips, stickers, mark-its, dashboards, etc. It will also include the option for add-ons. So leave a comment below if this is something you will be interested in and I will be starting a newsletter soon for it.

And once again, thank you thank you thank you – for ALL of your support.

 

Chic Tags and Maya Road Blog Hop

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Hey Everyone!! Are you checking out the Chic Tags and Maya Road collabo on the CT Blog? Well, they are giving away the entire Happy Place collection here. I decided to use the Maya Road chipboard words and heart confetti to embellish the OUTSIDE of the sleeves instead of inside. 20140327-223354.jpg

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The collection I used from Chic Tags were the Birthday Cake collection.

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How about some flowers to pretty it up!

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To see the rest of the projects using Maya Road and Chic Tags, start here for Maya Road and here for Chic Tags!