Sunday, August 23, 2015

Week In The Life 2015: Wednesday Photos and Words

Short and sweet photos and words for Wednesday,
August 19, 2015.
Comfort at Home. 

Sunlight. Coffee. Bible App. Cozy Blanket. 

Fresh Bedding. Summer Comforter. Cozy. Snug

Toasty. Grilled Cheese. Crunchy. Tasty. Lunch.

Home.  Movie. Surround Sound. Will Smith. Great Movie. 

Comfort. Couch. Cozy. Home. Together. Love. Our Tribe. 

These are my favs from Wednesday! 
All Digital Word Art from 
Digital Templates 6x8.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Week In The Life :Sunday Page Share by Artful Leigh Creative

Yesterday was one of those days,
and I just had to make something with my hands and journal.
It's therapeutic for me. 
So I made a sunday pre week page for August 16, 2015 #weekinthelife
in my 6x8 #ProjectLife album.

ALL Supplies:, 2015 Week In The Life, and the 6x8 digital page template from her digital section of her shop......LOVE!

I had never used the Ali Edwards digital templates before, and they ROCK! I simply added the photos and line art that I wanted for this left side and it's so cool that you can move each element of her digital templates...I didn't know they were so east to use!!

Right side is 3 3x4 photos and a quick 2.25x2.25 white card stock piece to go behind the label that came in the Ali Edwards WITL kit. Photos and words and minimal embellishment.

After I figured out the photos and printed this was a less than ten minute page! Dude! You can do this! :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Monday #WeekInTheLife 2015 by Artful Leigh Creative

Here's a look at my title page for 
Week In The Life by Ali Edwards,
I love how she approaches this and the way she teaches us to look
 at our lives with a fresh approach. 
I can't wait to see what I learn about our family this week.

All Supplies: Ali from her 2015 Week In The Life Black and White Album Kit

So, started off with some planning and checking out the kit with coffee, of course. My new favorite little succulent plant and pot from West Elm :) just makes me happy!

Monday Morning: chores, making the bed

Monday Morning: routine

back to the craft room

Monday Afternoon: kitty in the craft room

Monday Afternoon: Treats after they go outside

Monday Evening: checking the pool while I start the grill for dinner and Dad's home= time for tickle and teasing and laughter.

Monday Evening: Dinner = Grilled Greek chicken and Fines Herbed red potatoes grilled.

Monday Evening: after dinner groceries, always waiting until the sun goes down so the car isn't 165* and the meats aren't cooked by the time I get home. Feeling like a desert vampire most days, just looking to avoid the sunlight:) . Late workout means I forgot to grab a pic and this one of my Fitbit is from the next morning (Tuesday).

Thank to Ali Edwards for this free project!!

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

#LittleSummerJOY 6x8 Project Life Album, pages 6 and 7

Sharing pages six and seven and a 
quick 5 minute You-tube video of what and how I selected
papers for this project.

 Supplies: All American Crafts: Crate Paper Poolside collection, 6x6 paper pad(#683776) and layered embellishment pack(#683790) and Amy Tangerine Rise and Shine 6x6 paper pad(#370025), cork stickers from , Project Life 6x8 Album and photo pocket pages by Becky Higgins LLC available at Michael's, and the WeRMemoryKeepers Fuse Tool to make the 2x2 pockets, vellum:office supply

Close up of left page, showing the stitching on the vellum triangles , and Crate Paper Poolside embellies. Love these cork stickers from!!

Adobe Photoshop used for the word art on photos

Here to encourage you to get your summer memories out of the phone and on a page,
 you can do this too! 

#LittleSummerJoy free class at

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

#LittleSummerJoy 6x8 Project Life Album Pages for Prompt 2

Clean and graphic design on the left to balance out the busier right side. 
The juxtaposition of the contrasting larger picture on the left and the tiny 2x2 photos on the right, 
is  from a design principle I like to use often; emphasis (Focal Point).

Supplies: American Crafts BeckyHigginsLLC Project Life 6x8 powder Album and 6x8 Photo Pocket Pages, Crate Paper:Poolside paper and embellishments, cork stickers:Turquoise Avenue Shoppe, and Amy Tangerine:Rise and Shine paper, WeRMemoryKeepers: Fuse Tool, vellum:office supply, sewing machine 

 I colored the office supply vellum with alcohol markers (Spectrum Noir by Crafter's Companion and Darice)

 Used a card stock template I made after measuring out the cut and seal lines shown above. This way I could cut first, then seal after removing the card stock template.

Close up to show stitching and embellishment detail.

I just love the way a project like this can help you try something new and think outside the box. Love it! I had never printed out 6 2x2 photos on one 4x6 photo paper before, and I loved being able to create a pocket page I wanted but couldn't find in store:)

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Monday, August 10, 2015

"My Heart" Scrapbook Layout Share using American Crafts Products for the Clique into Color Facebook Challenge

The Prompt from Heidi Swapp today was #relax
and one way I relax is to pour my heart out on a scrapbook layout!
Joining in the Facebook Challenge (Gel Medium color mix) from Clique Kits this weekend, 
at the Clique into Color Crop!

All Products from American Crafts except for Liquitex Heavy Gloss Gel: white Card Stock(#71259) DIY Shop gold dot vellum(#369025), patterned paper Crate Paper Confetti(#683728)(#683674) (#683671) (#683686) (#683679) , Studio Calico 6x6 paper pad Heydey, Shimelle enamel dots(#370736), Heidi Swapp Memory Planner frames (#369956), Amy Tangerine Rise and Shine 12x12 paper (#370001), Heidi Swapp Sticker Foil Kit(#3369286)Heidi Swapp Metallic texture paste (#370583) Maggie Holmes Styleboard sequin pack (#683433) Heidi Swapp Color Shine((HS01082) (HS00791), Heidi Swapp Stencil Minis (#01191)

Love the Sticker Foil Kit from Heidi Swapp- couldn't be any easier just peel and stick, and rub!! Quick title!

added embellies after stitching on all the squares I had cut into triangles, layering some over the triangles. 

lifted up some of the edges for dimension

Journaled in the Pages app on my MAC so that I could place and print a text box next to the photo. Up on foam dots to bring it off the background a little.

There it is, "My Heart" on a scrapbook page!!

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Friday, August 7, 2015

#LittleSummerJOY Prompt 1 the Summer Manifesto

Here is the first prompt in this free summer class and my take on the 
 "Summer Manifesto".

Supplies: Ice cream Cork Sticker, ( ), chevron cork stickers(AveryElle dies), papers (, alphabet stamps (Hero Arts), all other stamps(Studio Calico), masking tape (Scotch), ink (Hero Arts) "ombre pool to navy", and Tsukineko Memento tuxedo black.

Love the idea of the Summer Manifesto and even though mine is not a bucket list it was really important to me to focus on why this summer is different for our family and to be cherished. Thanks to for this free class!

The back of the tag made with Studio Calico papers, American Crafts Flair, and washi tape from a kit at

The Process Video for this page and tag is live now!
Thank you!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

My 6x8 Project Life Album for #LittleSummerJoy

So are you guys joining in with and their summer FREE
series, called #LittleSummerJOY????

At first I was making this harder than it needed to be, and had a running internal debate with myself about what album I should use, what style, scrap or Project Life?? on and on
Then I realized...
It CAN BE ANYTHING I want it to be! To relax 
and use some new supplies I just bought last week at the Michael's
40% off sale on Project Life and Heidi Swapp supplies. 

First pages set the mood, because I really wanted to try out a clean graphic style, and realized I could combine the pocket style of Project Life with this scrap style by using the full size 6x8 pockets I made from some old 8x8 pockets I had laying around. Fuse Tool again at work here!

Supplies gathered from my large stash of all things American Crafts! Using the Amy Tangerine "Rise and Shine", and "Yes, Please" lines, and Maggie Holmes "Confetti" line and cork stickers from

Supplies: 6x8 Project Life album, and 6x8 photo pocket pages by Beckyhiggins LLC available at Michael's.

AC Maggie Holmes Confetti paper [ #683673] turquoise and chipboard embellishments, and Amy Tangerine Yes Please paper, and Simple Stories "I am" black chipboard frame.

Look for a process video coming up on Fri-yay Video Day!

Thank you for visiting here today and don't forget to visit for the free 
prompts and weekly lessons and to join in the fun!