Sunday, November 4, 2012

Project Life - Title Page

Today I made my title page for my Project Life album using the Cathy Zielske layered PSD files in this post on Becky Higgin's Blog.

I cut out sections of Cathy's templates, recoloured them, then printed them out at 6x4 size all in Photoshop. Then I created the 6x4 on the bottom right as a separate file.

Heaps of fun!

Project Life

I have been having some fun with Becky Higgin's Project Life in the last few weeks. I had a bit of an A-Ha moment in the process of doing the Project Real Life class at Big Picture Scrapbooking and realised that this is a great way of telling the little stories that (I feel) don't warrant a whole 12x12 layout or double page layout of their own. So in addition to the "homework" layouts we get each week, I have been putting some other photo's in the page protectors as well.

This is what I have done with an assortment of photo's I took in August and September:

And here's some close ups, of the left side:

And the right side:

I used the Project Life A and D style page protectors and 3x4 grid cards and a Stampin' Up! DSP called Celebrations and the co-ordinating sticker sheets. Sadly, the SU! products are now retired. I created the title card in Photoshop, the font is a free one called Bebas.

If you are interested in purchasing Project Life products, you can get them at Craft House (if you are in NZ or Australia) and from Amazon (if you are in the US). No-one is paying me to do this - I just love the system and wanted to share.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Project Real Life Week 1

I have just started Becky Higgins' Project Real Life over at Big Picture Scrapbooking. The first week has certainly been fun. I have followed a few people doing Project Life lately and this class looked like a great opportunity to "dip my toe in the water" as it were.

Here is my week 1 layout. I printed my photo's the journalling prompt and the quote card out at home

And here are some close-ups of each page.

Supplies: Project Real Life Journaling Prompts, Project Real Life Quote Cards (these both came with the class and I recoloured them in Photoshop), Creative Memories 'Enchanted' Paper Collection, Graph Paper (created and downloaded from here).

Friday, August 17, 2012


I did a class today over at Scrapaholics in Howick. It was a Blind Scrapbooking class whereby you are given a "shopping list" of items to choose from the shop and a set of instructions but no layout example. You have to follow the instructions and create your layout without seeing an example of what you are making. Heaps of fun!

Here is my layout:

Materials: Cardstock: Bazzill, Patterned Paper: Authentique Delightful range, Alpha sitckers: October Afternoon, Rhinestones: Kaisercraft, Punch: Matha Stewart, Flowers: Prima, Dies: Cheery Lynn, Sewing machine.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Bath time cutie

I was looking through my photo's the other day and came across these cute ones of my son from a few years ago. He (now 7) was horrified to think I might scrapbook the one of his bare bottom (so I didn't!! But I will keep it safe for an appearance at his 21st!!)

Materials: Cardstock: Bazzill White and Stampin Up! Kraft, Patterned Paper: October Afternoon Cakewalk, Embellishments: October Afternoon, Cakewalk Label Stickers, Tidbits, Brads and Letter stickers.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Winner winner chicken dinner!

I entered the July Challenge over at Artfull Crafts last month and when I checked their blog this morning, I found out that I had won! Waahoo!! It was a sketch challenge and you can go here to see the sketches and all the entries.

Thankyou to Liz and her team at Artfull Crafts.

Materials: Cardstock: Stampin' Up! (Pacific Point, Certainly Celery and Real Red), Bazzill White, Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up!, Buttons: Papertrey Ink, Alphabet Dies: Papertrey Ink, Embroidery Thread.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A case!

I was inspired by/cased the first layout in this post by Anam Stubbington for My Minds Eye to come up with the layout below.

Materials: Cardstock: Bazzill, Stampin' Up!, Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up! (retired), Punches: Stampin Up!, Marvy Uchida, Martha Stewart, Ticket: Tim Holtz, Button: Paper Trey Ink, Stampin Up! Marker, Stampin' Dimensionals and Glue Dots.