Project Life Tuesday

Happy Project Life Tuesday, friends!

Y’all having a good week so far? I hope so!

Here are my page shares for today!

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I’m using my go-to DESIGN A page protectors and cards from the High Five Edition! My new favorite! ;)

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The little label stickers are super old stickers from October Afternoon. I hoarded them, like A LOT, and so I am trying to be sure I bust them out and use them on my pages because let’s face it – I love to put little labels on photos and cards. :)

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This little sticker banner label is an old sticker as well from Bella Blvd. :)

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The little acrylic heart is from an older Freckled Fawn embellishment kit. Love that I’m able to have some leftover to use down the road and on other projects.

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The digital photo template I used from the top photo is from Tracy Larsen. You can find this one and more HERE. LOVE them! You already knew that though. ;)

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Another older October Afternoon sticker and that chipboard is from an older Freckled Fawn kit as well! I love using up some older products, especially since I continue to buy some! Hahahaha!

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Pink letter stickers from the Studio Calico Project Life kit, Fairground. I just got it the other day and love it!

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Well, that about does it for today! I hope you have a blessed rest of the day! Thank you for stopping by!

 

  • 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!

Quick and easy child hand print card

From time to time I will include my kids’ hand prints in our Project Life album. I usually do this once a year and it’s SO easy and takes like hardly no time at all to do. This was my first time doing all three kids’ hands and even with a toddler, a crazy almost 5-year-old and an almost 10-year-old, it took only about 5 minutes to get all of the cards done.

All you need to do these is either some of the Project Life solid white 3×4 and 4×6 cards or you can just use white cardstock and cut your own cards. Then you need some acrylic paint and some foam brushes.

I placed three dollops of each paint (we used three different colors – one for each child) on a paper plate and started with Luke. He did NOT like having his hand painted at all and it took two times to get his hand print just right (the first take had one of his fingers bunched up). ;) The great thing though is that the acrylic paint washes off so easily so it’s quick clean up!

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Jack and Caylin were much easier and it took no time at all. I just painted one of their hands, pressed it down onto the card and let them the cards dry for a few hours. That’s it!

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Then I stamped the date that we did it on the card and wrote their name and age. I just love how simple and fast these are to do and I know I’ll love to look back on their little hand prints one day. Heck, I already do love looking back on them. ;)

So take a few minutes this week to do a little hand print card of your child or children and slip it into your Project Life album. You’ll love having that extra lil’ bit of their childhood in your Project Life. It’s just the sweetest.

Happy Monday, friends!

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!