Project Life Tuesday

Happy Project Life Tuesday!

Today SO feels like a Monday (because of the holiday yesterday) so like usual lately, I’m a bit late in posting this, but it’s still Tuesday so that’s an accomplishment, I guess! LOL!

Here are  my Project Life page shares for today:

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I’m using DESIGN A page protectors and one 5×7 page protector insert. I’m using mostly cards from the Kiwi Edition and one from my Confetti Edition and then one from a Studio Calico Project Life kit.

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Here’s the left side. I kept it super simple. Just stuck in my Right Now challenge card, some photos and some cards. :)

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Sorry for the not-so-great photo. The weather is horrible outside right now and I wish I had more natural light.

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The “life is good” die cut is from Elle’s Studio. It was in the March monthly kit. :)

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This photo was created using a digital photo template from my friend Tracy that you can find HERE.

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I included the 5×7 page protector in this spread since Mother’s Day fell during this time and I wanted to save the cards that my kids made me. I simply put a Kelly Purkey label sticker on it and a chipboard sticker from the High Five collection on it. Done! ;)

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Right side. :)

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The “good times” little piece is from Elle’s Studio as well. The little grey label sticker is from an older Freckled Fawn kit.

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The little “yay” chipboard is from the High Five collection.

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The “blergh” card is from an old Studio Calico Project Life kit. I wanted to include it because we had a yard sale (see photo above to the right of it) and well – let’s just say that having a yard sale is definitely NOT as fun as going to them. ;)

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This card is from the specialty pack from my collection, Confetti. Love it!

Well, there you have it! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Let me know if you have any questions!

Have a great rest of the day!

XOXO!

  • To find out more about Project Life, head on over to Becky Higgins’ blog HERE. You can purchase the Confetti Edition that I designed at Becky Higgin’s site HERE and over at Simon Says Stamp as well HERE. Also, check your local scrapbook stores, too! Yipppeeeeeeeeee!

 

Cancer Research Month: A story of hope

A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from a sweet woman named Heather who had a story about hope and wanted help in sharing that story with as many people as possible. Ten years ago, Heather was given a death sentence when she was diagnosed with mesothelioma. She was given 15 months to live. She had just given birth to her daughter three months prior to her diagnosis. Heather was exposed to asbestos as a little girl through her Dad’s work clothes and diagnosed 30 years later.

I know we’ve all seen those mesothelioma commercials from time to time. The one with the older gentleman talking about being diagnosed with it and the very bleak, scary and uncertain look on his face. I’m sure you have done like I’ve done, quickly either turned the channel or skipped passed it because let’s face it 1) it’s a pretty sad commercial and 2) cancer is scary.

Did you know that this month is Cancer Research Month? I had no idea until Heather told me and so I knew that I definitely wanted to help spread awareness and help spread her story of hope through my blog. As Heather’s 10th anniversary of being a cancer survivor approaches, she has one mission and that is to have as many people as possible spread awareness of her terrible disease.

She wants you to know more about mesothelioma and that with HOPE, the odds don’t matter.

I’m sure just like most of you, cancer is something you think about from time to time. We’ve all had cancer touch our lives in one way or another whether we’ve had to go through it personally or someone we love has. We all know how devastating and unfair it can be.

I’m not going to lie – cancer creeps into my mind every now and then, especially when I come across a story of a Mama who has young children and was just given a very hard diagnosis or when I see a young child dealing with cancer and I look at my own children and hug them tighter and pray in thankfulness for their health. We all have those worries about cancer. I don’t let the worry consume me, but it’s there.

Did you know?

  • Cancer is on track to becoming the number one killer in the United States. Thankfully, cancer research can help save lives, just like it helped save Heather’s.
  • There are 13.7 million cancer survivors in the US and 2 million of them have survived more than 20 years .

I love hearing stories of hope and Heather’s is definitely one just like that.

You can read more of Heather’s story on her website HERE.

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You can also read about her diagnosis, treatment and statistics HERE, HERE and HERE.

Hope is such a powerful thing.

I believe in the hope that my Lord and Savoir, Jesus Christ gives to us and I’m so thankful for the great strides in cancer research going on. Stories of hope are so important to share and I’m thankful that Heather reached out to me so that her story can encourage others and keep that hope alive.

Thank you for sharing your story, Heather.

Have a blessed day, friends.

Project Life Tuesday

Happy Project Life Tuesday!

Just finished up these pages and so I wanted to get them up on the blog here to share with all of you!

Here they are:

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For today’s pages I used my go-to DESIGN A page protectors. I also used cards from my Confetti Edition, the Boys Rule mini kit and the Cathy Zielske mini kit.

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Here’s the first side of the spread. :)

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Of course the Project Life date stamp was used a lot – as was the Tim Holtz tiny attacher. Do I even have to metnion that anymore? LOL! The star chipboard is from the High Five Edition! SUPER cute!

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Here’s another closeup! The “happiness” chipboard is also from the High Five Edition as is the blue label chipboard I used on the 3×4 card below.

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The “selfie fail” card is actually from a Studio Calico Project Life kit.

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This digital template is from my friend Tracy. You can find her shop HERE. I am using her photo templates ALL of the time and honestly can’t recommend them enough.

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Here’s the right side. :)

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Just took a picture of this sweet love note Caylin wrote me and then printed it out 2×2. Put it on a 4×6 card, added a date and a bit of writing and voila! ;)

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Little camera chipboard is from the High Five Edition, too! SUPER CUTE kit!

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Lastly, I have to be sure to devote a good amount of this week’s spread to Jack’s front tooth debacle. I was sure to take a BEFORE smile picture and an AFTER smile picture and then a picture of him during the tooth removal and he wanted me to include the little plastic tooth that the dentist put his tooth in. He did NOT want me to keep the tooth or take a picture of it. It grossed him out and freaked him out a bit so this will do. ;) I also used a journaling card to write about what happened.

There you have it! Super simple and SO much fun to do! I’m telling you – I never in a million years would have thought that memory keeping could not only be SIMPLE, but FUN and STRESS FREE. That was my biggest problem – just stressing too much about products and design and placement and the perfect title – I just want to get the memories down. That’s what my kids will want to read and see. THAT is what is important! So glad that I got back to what really matters and why I started scrapbooking in the first place. Try Project Life if you haven’t yet – it’ll change your life and you’ll have SO much fun in the process!

Have a great rest of the day!

XOXO!

  • To find out more about Project Life, head on over to Becky Higgins’ blog HERE. You can purchase the Confetti Edition that I designed at Becky Higgin’s site HERE and over at Simon Says Stamp as well HERE. Also, check your local scrapbook stores, too! Yipppeeeeeeeeee!

Design On Time

Have you guys seen the new show “Design on Time” that Amy Tan and Jamie Waters have collaborated on? I just recently heard about it and have gone through all of the videos so far and just love it! First of all, Amy and Jamie are just the cutest and I love both of their work! I’ve been a fan for a long time! I also love how they are challenged to create something with three specific objects and then you can see what they end up creating. It’s such a great way to get your creative mojo going and maybe try something that you might not have done otherwise!

I definitely think you need to head on over HERE and watch them! They’re lots of fun!

Thanks Amy and Jamie! ;)

Have a great day, everyone! XOXO!

Project Life Tuesday

Happy Project Life Tuesday!

Sorry for being MIA last week. If you read my Right Now Challenge on Friday, you’d know why I wasn’t able to have my pages ready. Needless to say, it was quite an ordeal for my little guy and tomorrow morning he gets a tooth extracted. Please pray for him and for this Mama who is not looking forward to it. ;)

Here are my pages for today! I finally got them finished up and ready to share!

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I used DESIGN A page protectors and cards from the Cathy Zielske mini kit, Jade edition, a Studio Calico Project Life kit and also some from the Hi Sunshine mini it.

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Of course I pulled out the tiny attacher from Tim Holtz and the Project Life date stamp. I used some old KI Memories stickers I had to add a bit of embellishing to the top right photo and then some washi tape from Freckled Fawn as well.

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The round sticker is from a Freckled Fawn embellishment kit from back in the day. :)

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Here’s the right side. :) Included the Right Now Challenge card with tidbits that I didn’t want to forget.

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The “right now” stamp is one that I designed and used to sell in my shop. I wanted to include the hashtag that I use on the photos of my son sleeping on my InstaGram account. I’m obsessed with taking photos of him sleeping. Ha!

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Photo template by Tracy and confetti by Knot & Bow on Etsy. I just simply stapled a bit to the top of the photo.

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Then just some simple photos and that geotag heart sticker is an older sticker from Freckled Fawn, too. Love using up some cute supplies that I have on-hand!

Well, there you have it! I hope you are having a great week!

XOXO!

  • To find out more about Project Life, head on over to Becky Higgins’ blog HERE. You can purchase the Confetti Edition that I designed at Becky Higgin’s site HERE and over at Simon Says Stamp as well HERE. Also, check your local scrapbook stores, too! Yipppeeeeeeeeee!