Scrapbooking the Traditional Way with Project Life by Stampin’ Up!

In addition to the three convention sets we were given to make display board samples, we were also given some Project Life goodies to use.  Today I want to show you how can use Project Life products to scrapbook in a traditional way.

AB Scrapbook

I used some items from the Everyday Adventure Accessory Pack and Card Collection.  The accessory pack includes the epoxy stickers, banner stickers, and washi tape as well as many more items which I didn’t use here.

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I also used some of the stamps from the Project Life Point & Click Stamp Set and some in-color sequins.  And I also added some crazy stitching with my sewing machine.

AB Scrapbook Close Up 4I used one of the stamps from Amazing Birthday for the title of the page.  Sometimes making a 12 x 12 page can be a little intimidating because you have so much space to fill.  But these little cards make it pretty easy.  They enable you to focus on one small space at a time, and everything coordinates.

So, what do you think?  Are you more of a traditional scrapbooker or do you like the new Project Life pocket-style of scrapbooking?  I like them both!

All of the convention display stampers are posting their projects to a special Pinterest board so you can see all of the display projects in one convenient place.  Just click on the button below to see it.

Enjoy your Thursday!  Thanks for stopping by!


Lot of Bright Thanks — FMS139

Happy Wednesday!  This is the last week of school here, and we can almost taste summer vacation.  Just a couple more days of those pesky finals for my high schooler and middle schooler, and a fun field day and end of the year party for my third grader.  Woohoo!  I love having the kids home for the summer!

Meanwhile, we have another great sketch for you this week over at Freshly Made Sketches.  Out hostess is the always clever and creative Rita Wright.  And she is giving us the opportunity to play with tags this week.  I don’t know about you, but I love making tags.

My daughter needed a card for a beloved principal who will be moving to lead another IB (International Baccalaureate) school in Nicaragua this summer.  She told me she wanted to write him a note, but didn’t know what to say because her heart was so full.  It made me think of a sentiment in the Lots of Thanks stamp set.

Say It AllHer favorite colors are yellow, orange and blue, so those are the colors I chose for the card. I stamped the sentiment on one of the Project Life Everyday Adventure cards.  I cut it down a tad to make it more tag-size.

I punched the little stars with one of the new Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack punches and added some rhinestones.  The dsp is from the Kaleidoscope dsp pack, which is retired now but I haven’t gotten my order of new stuff yet, so there you go.  I also used the fun Arrows Embossing folder.

Say It All Close UpWe hope you’ll join us and make your own card with the sketch this week.  Hop on over to the Freshly Made Sketches site for some inspiration from the other designers.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Project Life Graduation Card — FMS138

Wednesday is here again!  Boy, do they fly by!  You’re in for a treat this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  The super fabulous Jennifer Timko is our hostess this week and she has a versatile sketch for us.

When I first saw this sketch, I immediately thought of Project Life cards.  That could be because they were sitting on my desk at the time, but I think the rounded corners and the size of them are just perfect for this sketch.  I love how you can use them for more than just scrapbooking.

Project Life Graduation Card

I needed another graduation card, so I punched out some little banners with the Banner punch and added some number stickers that come with the Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory Pack.  They fit on these little banners perfectly.  I added some sequins to “tie” the banners together.

The “Yippee-Skippee” is from the Yippee-Skippee stamp set, and is really the only stamping on this card.  The colors are Pear Pizzazz, Crushed Curry, Strawberry Slush, and Basic Black.

Project Life Graduation Card Close UpYou should jump on over to the Freshly Made Sketches site for some inspiration from the design team.  There is such a fabulous variety from the team this week, which shows just how versatile this sketch is and just how talented these ladies truly are.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Project Life Easter Page

So, have you heard that Stampin’ Up! has partnered up with Project Life?  A match made in heaven, I tell you!  Project Life is a scrapbooking system that provides a quick and easy way to document your life with pictures and journaling.

In honor of National Scrapbooking Day yesterday, I decided that I needed to get started with my Project Life album and I made two pages in less than an hour.  Normally, when I scrapbook it takes me a couple of hours (at least) to make one page.  I think I’ll get even faster with making my Project Life pages once I get better with printing and taking my pictures.  That tells you how often I actually take them off my phone and camera and print them out.  🙂

Here’s a helpful tip for you if you choose to use Project Life.  When I take pictures, I don’t worry about whether I’m taking them with a portrait orientation or a landscape orientation.  But with the Project Life photo sleeves, it helps to be consistent.  There are pages for both orientations, so you can choose either way.

Here’s a page I made to document our Easter weekend.

PL Easter

What makes Project Life so easy and quick is that you just slide your photos in the photo sleeves.  Then you can add some of the cards.  Some cards have lines or room for journaling and some are just for decoration.

PL Easter card 1

On this card I also used some alphabet stickers which are included in the accessory pack to spell out “Easter.”  The date stamp at the bottom of the card is from the Day to Day photopolymer stamp set.

PL Easter card 2On this card, I stamped the Strawberry Slush border on Whisper White card stock with the new Point and Click photopolymer stamp set.  The Pear Pizzazz arrow is from the same set.  I then used one of the new Cards & Labels Project Life framelits dies to cut it out.

Here’s a look at the new products available now.

Enjoy your Sunday!  Thanks for stopping by!