Tuesday, June 30, 2015

June "Stories of Me" Pocket Pages and Process Video for Project Life

June Stories of Me 2015: Layout by Artful Leigh Creative using the June Indoor Digital Kit. All stamps from Kellie Stamps at Give A Girl A Blog

I really love the prompts for this month of June, as they got me thinking of all the things I love to do indoors, and the places in my home that are my favorite. Do the photos you choose represent generational stories, or family traditions that you are continuing? That is part of your story as well.  Don't you just love that about this hobby?
I love that we are creating and documenting our story for future generations  to look back on, and also for our own therapeutic journaling. I would LOVE to have this exact same layout and photos of my grandmother in the 30's and 40's, and also the 50's and 60's! Just think, if you could have a picture of your grandmother at home doing what she loved and her own words describing her daily habits!  I am picturing vintage typewriters for typing classes and cake decorating classes, and oh the clothing people used to wear was just gorgeous!! 

When you think about documenting your current life right now, and think it would be boring, I challenge you to imagine how cherished the photos from a couple decades ago would be to you. And document your "Stories of ME" today!

Right side 

Left side June Indoor layout by Artful Leigh Creative..

Thank you so much to The Pocket Source for the prompts for this month and for letting me join in guest posting!
Can't wait to see what else you guys have up your sleeves!

Here's the link for the Stories of Me group at The Pocket Source

My Process video for the above pages

Thank you for looking, comment, like, and share if you will:)

Monday, June 29, 2015

Project Life 2015 Week 13

Hello crafters! Another Project Life share today! Another week of all I-Phone photos.

Week 13: Left side Studio Calico PL kit 2015 Feb, and March. The title card is SC patterned paper in woodgrain and the March add-on Paper pad for Odyssey kits. Color scheme for this week = woodgrain and black and white.

Week 13: SC PL kits Odyssey (March '15), and Cirque (Feb.'15), and the only embellishment is the flair from Studio Calico. Simple and done. Word art I created in Photoshop.

both sides

I like adding journaling in Photoshop, because its like two birds one stone. I am printing the photo at home anyway, so adding the journaling before printing is a win, win for me! 

Thank you for joining me on the web today!
Artful Leigh Creative 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Easy Tip for Organization of Project Life Kit Stamps

Super easy and quick today.

Simply label with your label maker of choice. I used an old school Dymo label maker with a fun color tape.

 Then keep in a bin like this one from target 2/$1, and store near or on your work space. 

Add the Add-on kit name on the back for easy identification when posting layouts.

I find I use them more frequently if they aren't buried in the box they came in:)

Thank you,
Artful Leigh Creative

Friday, June 19, 2015

Project Life Easy Tip For Getting More Out of Your Cards

A quick and easy tip for getting more out of your Project Life Cards. Using punches to alter cards and using them in other projects.
Easy step by step layout photos and an easy way to alter your Project Life cards: PUNCHES. Yes, I used a new "Rhombus" punch by EK Success to quickly create all the diamond shapes for this layout.


I used Maggie Holmes: Confetti line, Project Life Mini Kit by Maggie Holmes: Maggie Holmes Edition, New Project Life Value Kit by Heidi Swapp: September Skies, Studio Calico Odyssey PL kit from March 2015, American Crafts DIY shop:Gold Dots Vellum, and Studio Calico March add-on Paper pad, Heidi Swapp Color Shine, and Amy Tangerine: Rise and Shine papers


Here I am adding texture by using a Studio Calico Screen Print Screen and pink paint. 

I used a tiny amount of glue in the CENTER ONLY  of the diamonds, then stitched with sewing machine so I could lift up the top and bottom edges of each diamond  to create more texture on the page. 



Here I used a Studio Calico paper from the March PL kit add-on and Amy Tangerine:Rise and Shine woodgrain paper.


Here I have the finished layout after Heidi Swapp Color Shine and washi tape and Title from Studio Calico Class taught by Wilna Furstenberg and Heidi Swapp PL Value kit September Skies die cuts and Maggie Holmes sequin pack. 

Final Close-up

Thanks for joining Artful Leigh Creative today!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Wednesday Project Life Share 2015

Here's a closer look at Week 12 now in the books, and isn't it nice that you can see both pages at once here on the blog?  I usually share one page at a time on Instagram.

Week 12: All supplies Studio Calico: March Project Life Kit (Odyssey), add-on paper pad, add-on washi tape, word art created in Photoshop.

Again this week, I had no camera photos,  and all pics are from my I-phone 6+. This PL spread went super quick, as I only added journaling in two spots and the title.  I was trying to  decide what to do with the map cards, but then I got the idea to journal from an "our place in this world" perspective, and I am glad. Sometimes journaling a few weeks later helps, in that you can focus on a feeling, or thought instead of "we went here, and did this". Both perspectives totally work, and are used all the time by me and other PL'ers, but I like having a variety also.

Thanks for visiting today, and happy documenting!

Monday, June 15, 2015

2015 Project Life Share [March Pages] and #hastagthisweek

I have two Project Life double page layouts to share today, 
so that you can get a closer look at what I shared on Instagram.
Using the March Studio Calico Project Life Kit
called Odyssey, and some cards by me.

Week 11 right side: using some cards from my Paper Hearts and Loving Words set on Etsy, and some Photoshop word art for the journaling. 

Week 11 left side. Patterned Paper Pad add-on from Studio Calico, and a Studio Calico wood veneer typewriter. Paperclips from Target.
This week was a bit of a challenge due to the fact that I had NO 4x6 photos to work with, but after I decided to use them as 3x4 in the 4x6 pockets, it all worked out easy enough. That's one of the things I love about Project Life, it simply works, no matter what pics you have!!

Week 11:Both sides together

Week 10 right side: Studio Calico PL Kit, Heidi Swapp Star, and an office supply Target Paper clip. Loved the aqua labels that came in this month's kit, and just added word art in Photoshop and cut them out to go on top of the labels. sequin stars and speech bubble from old SC kits in 2014.

Week 10 left side: SC PL kit March (Odyssey), word art in Photoshop by me.

Week 10: Both sides

#hashtagthisweek from Mandy at TurqouiseAvenue is the photograph your town prompt. This is my FAV photo I took on a photo walk down main street Henderson, Nevada. The photos of active military personnel that are proudly honored here is my FAV! Always proudly supporting the military here!!

Thank you for joining me here. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Two free digital kits for pocket page scrapbooking and Project Life

Over on the Pocket Source, Stories of Me site, you can get June's freebies!!
They include two full kits, one called "Indoor" and one called "Outdoor" 
that are perfect for summer.
They include all of the cards in JPEG, PNG, and easily printable
PDF forms. 

This is the full Outdoor kit and if you click on the link to the Pocket Source, (above in this post's top paragraph) you will be directed directly to the Stories of Me site for the FREE DOWNLOAD!!

Indoor Kit is also a part of the FREE DOWNLOAD I created for the Pocket Source, Stories of Me site. There are lots of freebies on this site and it's free to join the site, so WIN, WIN!!

So, what are you waiting for?
Go get your freebies!!!

and Enjoy!