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


Katina Martinez said...

Where you at in DC With Stampin' Up?????
I love the photos of DC you have!!!!!
Thank you so much for being apart of our PL Hop! It was awesome seeing your photos and Album!!!!!!


Carmelita Wasson said...

I was not. Although I so wish I could have been. These pictures are from when I lived in DC in 2004. I did a congressional internship there for a semester. Four months to wander DC was amazing.

Beth Soler said...

Beautiful layouts I loved your photos and the cards you made!