Saturday, October 25, 2014

October PLxSU Blog Hop

Welcome to the October Project Life by Stampin' Up! Blog Hop. Each month, a group of us PLxSU enthusiasts link our blogs together to share our latest work with Project Life. 

I've talked about how my goal is to use Project Life to do something with all my pictures from high school and college that are sitting in boxes. My first group of pictures are from my congressional internship in Washington, DC. This internship was such an amazing experience. I got to glimpse at how our government works while gaining amazing professional experience and wandering around our nation's capitol during my down time. My internship was ten years ago. TEN YEARS AGO!!! And I'm just getting around documenting this amazing period. Project Life is definitely making it easier. 

For some reason, I shot a lot of rolls of film (do you remember those?) in black and white while exploring the National Mall. I thought the Love Story Card Collection would be perfect for these pages. This entire collection is black and white, but it's so easy to add a splash of color, such as I did for my journaling card. I used an aqua painter and stamp pads to color the flowers on this journaling card. I loved loved loved how the color made this card pop. 

I also dug out some old Stampin' Up! specialty DSP to use on my pages. I cut the pages to 4 x 4 squares and used the corner rounder punch to round the corners. You can use any card stock or designer series paper to make your own pocket cards for you Project Life layouts. Of course, it's extra work, but it's a great way to use old DSP or make things match even more. 

Using those themed stickers you can usually get at tourist shops and big box stores is a great way to add more embellishment to your pages. I bought several sheets of Washington DC related stickers and they are so easy to use on my Project Life pages.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Hop on over to Sharon Armstrong's blog.

Happy Stampin'

PLxSU Blog Hope Lineup
Loving Life's Little Blessings - Katina Martinez 
Today Kelsey Is - Kelsey
Stampin' Cita - Carmelita Wasson
TxStampinSharon - Sharon Armstrong
StampinbyHannah - Hannah

Friday, October 17, 2014

To the Moon and Back

I love Project Life by Stampin' Up! to the moon and back! I also love my husband, the booger, my family, candy corn, walks in the Sandia Foothills, and sleep. 

The PLxSU Card Collections provide so many cute and versatile cards that can be used on a variety of projects. I got a little carried away using the cards to make greeting cards, and it was so simple because the PLxSU sets coordinate perfectly with all the Stampin' Up! colors and accessories.  Using the card collections on cards help make quick and easy cards. Have you tried this? If so, I would love to see your cards! Head over to my Facebook page and post them there. 

I grabbed the "I Love You to the Moon and Back" card from the Playground Card Collection. Of course, all PLxSU card collections come with an accessory pack. That's where this cute clear star comes from. I thought it was a perfect addition with baker's twine adhered to it. You should see how cute these stars look on a Project Life layout (stay tuned for that post in a a few weeks). 

Stampin' Tips:
  • Color Scheme: Island Indigo, Crushed Curry, Pool Party 
  • PLxSU Supplies: Playground Card Collection, Playground Accessory Pack 
  • Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots TIEF, Big Shote, Glue Dots
  • Tie a small bow using the baker's twine and adhere it to the clear star using a glue dot
  • Adhere the pocket card to a piece of pool party card stock, and the adhere this to the card using a Stampin' Dimensional
See? Super simple card. Super quick and easy. Visit my store to see all the PLxSU card collections.

Happy Stampin' 

Monday, October 06, 2014

Woohoo for Pinwheels

Project Life! Project Life! Project Life!

These days, I'm obsessed! I've been playing with and thinking about PLxSU so much that I have been having dreams about it the last several nights.

One of the fun things you can do with the PLxSU Card Collections is use the cards on.....wait for!!!

This card was one of three cards we made during September's Craft It Night. Everyone got their own Playground Card Collection and coordinating accessory kit that they used on the three cards as well as their own PLxSU layout. It was a great night. You can join me for the next one on October 10.

Stampin' Tips:

  • Color scheme: Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
  • Stamp Set: Big News 
  • Accessories:  Playground Project Life Card Collection, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Cut the pinwheel card to 3.75" x 5"
  • Stamp the "woohoo" stamp in Island Indigo on Whisper White card stock. Use paper snips to cut out the banner and use a Stampin' Dimensional to adhere it to the card. 

Friday, October 03, 2014

September Craft It Night Featuring Project Life by Stampin' Up!

I am so excited to announce my Craft it Nights featuring Project Life by Stampin' Up! I was inspired to host these evenings during convention, and finally in September I was able to hold my first Craft It Night. I have four wonderful ladies join me for an evening of memory keeping and crafting.

I started the evening off by offering an overview of Project Life by Stampin' Up! (PLxSU)and showing how easy it is to create a page using this great memory keeping system. Next, I showed how you can use PLxSU products to create cards. And then we crafted! All four ladies created their own 12 x 12 layout using the Playground Card Collection and Accessory Pack. For three of the ladies, this was their first layout using PLxSU. (The fourth lady is already obsessed with PLxSU and has over half an album done. She started using the product in April.)

After everyone created their layouts and cards, each lady busted out their own crafting project. One lady worked on making jewelry, while another lady worked on knitting her son's halloween costume. That's the beauty of Craft It Nights, it's all about crafting and being creative. We were done around 11:40 pm. Late night crafting is the best.

My next Craft It Night will be October 10. If you are in the Albuquerque area, contact me for information on how to attend this fun evening.

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Stamp Stock and Save

Stampin' Up! is so excited about this year's World Card Making Day, that they're having a ridiculous 15% off sale on some of your favorite products! From October 1-6 , you'll be able to purchase select ink, paper, envelops, and adhesive-all at a 15% discount! Select stamps are 20%!

Check out all that is included!

Make sure to head on over to my website and stock up on all your supplies for making cards. The sale is only available until October 6. 

Happy Stampin'