Friday, July 31, 2015

Video For Custom Project Life Pocket Page with the Fuse Tool

Here's my video!
Please be kind, it's my very first voice over:)

Supplies: Becky Higgins LLC 12x12  Project Life Photo Pocket Page, cards from Studio Calico Project Life Kit Lisse Street, WE R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool from Studio Calico, glass mat EK Success, I believe Martha Stewart makes one as well?

I simply trimmed the excess on the right after filming with sharp scissors.

Thank you for watching today! 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Project Life 2015, Week 17 Double Page Spread

Week 17 Both pages, 
in love with the blush and gray color scheme of these cards!!

Supplies: Becky Higgins LLc photo pocket pages, We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool, all other Studio Calico April PL kit called Lisse 
Street, except for blush chipboard heart on right( from the Jan Studio Calico PL Kit and  some machine stitching.

Left Side: did the journaling on the computer with the font American Typewriter

portion in focus highlighting the stitching on the chipboard circle:)

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Project Life Week 17 Using the Fuse Tool To Make a Custom Pocket Page

Made a 8"x12" pocket page for two vertical 4x6 photos, 
and 4 horizontal 3x4 cards for Project Life! 

Easy with the We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool!

Supplies: Becky Higgins LLC. Project Life photo pocket pages, WE R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool, Studio Calico Monthly Project Life Kit (April Lisse Street),  Studio Calico enamel dots, american typewriter font journaling done on computer.

Here is my custom page protector made from a 12x12 Beccy Higgins Llc. photo pocket page! LOVE that you can use what you have on hand to create this with the Fuse Tool!

This is the Fuse Tool! LOVE IT

Thank you for joining me today in my creative spot on the web! 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Card Share Using American Crafts Heidi Swapp "Hello Beautiful" Products and More

Here's a card share today, inspired by all those adorable triangle and geometric Target Dollar Spot items! Using all one line by American Crafts made for quick coordination!

All supplies by American Crafts: Heidi Swapp "Hello Beautiful" line, the new Heidi Swapp Art Screens(#37601), Heidi Swapp Color Shine: Blush, Gold, Heidi Swapp , sentiment stamp: Papertrey Ink, chipboard embellishments: Heidi Swapp Project Life Gold Foil Kit, and Memory Planner "Hello Beautiful" frames. "DIY" gold dot" vellum by American Crafts as well!

1) Cut papers with scissors in triangle shapes, and lightly adhere, then stitch. 
2) Use Art Screen and gray paint as directed on back of packaging. 
3)Hand cut vellum and other papers, pile on behind the frame and stitch on. 
4) Add floral paper behind the frame then adhere to card with foam tape & splat on Color Shine mist with the cap/bottle tube.
5) Add chipboard and embellishments with strong glue or strong tape: I used Scor-tape.
6) Stamp sentiment on white card stock and punch out or trim with scissors.
7) Stitch on pink chipboard heart to sentiment label and then adhere with strong adhesive.

You-re done!

Thank you for visiting here today! I appreciate all your comments and views! 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Card Share:Summer All Occasion cards

I got the new Hero Arts Ombre inks and really wanted to try them out.
So I created two Just Because cards to send off to family.

Hero Arts Stamps and ink and Studio Calico Paper, Paper Trey Ink Dies. Simple design and added a toothpick to give some dimension to the little signs:)

Hero Arts Ombre Inks, Studio Calico Paper, and Paper Trey 
Ink stamps and dies. Placed each little square on Studio Calico Card Kit card stock and used my sewing machine around each one. The inside says "Sit down and RELAX" :)

Easy Summer Cards

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Week 16 Project Life 2015

Hi Project Life loving friends!
Sharing Project Life spread for week 16, April 13-19 of 2015.

Using Studio Calico April Project Life kit called Lisse Street. Main kit and the 4x6 card under the title came from the cards included with my We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool, ordered from Studio Calico. LOVE theses cards designed by Ali Edwards in this month's kit. Chose the nice and soft peach and soft blue and mustard with a little green to go with the dog photo.

Added a couple of embellishments, the chipboard arrow included in the kit, and the gray phrase stickers.

Cut up the green 3x4 card to go at the bottom and stitched on the chipboard "&". Minimal embellishments this week.

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Sharing Project Life 2015: Week 15

Week 15 Project Life share.
Went with black and white again to keep the focus on the very colorful photos.
You could change all  the photos to black and white, but in this case we wanted to remember the Prom dresses in COLOR!

Details below on how to add text on the photos without using Photoshop.  

Design F page protector on left side by BeckyHiggins LLC. Left page cards: blank white one created using the FREE neutral cards in the Project Life APP, then saved to DropBox and opened in the Rhonna Farrer APP called  Rhonna Designs. I typed my journaling in the Rhonna App because I liked this editorial style font in italic. It seemed to go with the dress search photos. Dotted 3x4 card is from my Etsy Shop. Used Kellie Stamps with white heat embossing on black card stock for the "#ILOVEYOU"  

Right Page: cards are from Studio Calico June Project Life kit (Galileo). The title for the week, and word "Document" on the right page were also created in the same fashion as above and I printed it out on glossy photo paper to get a crisp black. Experiment with your printer to find the best settings , that's how I get what I like:) 

Doing the journaling in the Rhonna Designs App meant the font matched the font on the photos (also added in the Rhonna Designs App). Yep, I like that!

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

How I used inexpensive containers to organize my current Project Life monthly kits and Stamps by Artful Leigh Creative.

Want to Organize your most used stamps and monthly kits?

Here's simple organizational tip using the Target Dollar Spot bins that are two for a dollar.
I found that I am more likely to use the stamps and my current monthly kits if they are out on my desk where I can easily flip through them.

Quick and inexpensive storage ideas can be functional and pretty.
I showed the bins and the labels up close in a post a couple of weeks ago, so let's get to it.

Just choose your fav colors 

 These bins are easily accessed from both sides of the craft desk so I put them in the middle.  

Watch the video below for a quick three minute run through of how you can implement this super inexpensive and functional idea.

Click to watch the video.

Thanks for visiting today, and here is the link to my most pinned blog post the "DIY Craft Table Tutorial"

Monday, July 6, 2015

Project Life 2015 Week 14

I had a rainbow of colors in the photos for week 14, so black and white Project Life cards
were perfect. Heck, they are ALWAYS perfect in my book! Love black and white!

"Bliss" Card from Studio Calico Carolina Moon (May PL kit), woodgrain card from Studio Calico Cirque PL Kit (Feb 2015) , and all the rest of the cards are from Artful Leigh Creative on Etsy. The font on the photos is from the Rhonna Farrer app, Rhonna Designs available in the app store. 

 The copper stars came in the Studio Calico May PL kit Carolina Moon,  and I absolutely love how they bring out the copper color in the pet painting I did, and the Brioche burger bun...
You can enhance and emphasize the colors in your photos by choosing embellishments mindfully and being aware of their color. Repetition is a design principle that helps unify the pages in your albums.

 close up of chipboard copper stars

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Artful Leigh Creative