Wednesday

Printing on Your Project Life Journaling Cards

Hi everyone! Today I'm back to share with you how I print my journaling out on my 3x4 and 4x6 Project Life journaling cards. I hope that you find the tutorial easy and helpful. :) If you have any questions feel free to email me or leave a comment on the contact form. I'm also taking new video suggestions/requests. If there is something that you would like me to do a tutorial video on, please let me know! Thanks for watching!

Sunday

Project Life Update: Weeks 1-4

Hi crafters! Today I am FINALLY sharing a Project Life update. :) Life for me has been super busy, and I haven't had as much time as I had hoped to have to devote to Project Life. :( On today's episode I share with you the first four weeks of my Project Life album. Yes, I know that I should be a lot farther along in the process but like I said, a girl's been busy. So, with that being said, here is my Project Life update. I hope you like it!

Wednesday

Create & Print 3x4 Photos for Your Project Life Album

Hi Crafters! Today I'm sharing a tutorial on how to create and print 3x4 wallet size photos. I hope that this tip will be helpful for my Project Life followers who are constantly trying to find ways to be more creative with the 3x4 spaces on their layouts. This tip might also be helpful for traditional scrapbookers since having various photo sizes in a layout is often times needed. If you have any questions after watching the video, please feel free to email me by clicking on the "Contact Me" button above. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday

Organizing Your Project Life Cards

Hey crafters!

Today I want to quickly share with you my system for organizing my Project Life cards.  I searched all over the web for the best way to organize my cards and nothing really worked for me except for what I came up with.  Check out the video below for my system.  I hope you like the idea.  Thanks for watching!







Wednesday

Getting Started with Project Life

Hi crafters!

Have you heard of Project Life?  I know that many of you may already be familiar with Project Life but I'm exploring it for the first time this year.   Before deciding to do Project Life I did a lot of "research" online to find out as much as possible about it before jumping in and I have to say that I am excited about the possibilities it holds for me as a scrapbooker. :)  In case some of you are wondering about what Project Life is and how to get started, I created this short tutorial explaining the basics.  I decided that I'm going to give it a shot and see how it goes.  I plan to post periodically about my progress so stay tuned.  Wish me luck!!

Friday

Silhouette Cameo Project Thank You Card and Video Tutorial

Hi crafters!
Today I'm bringing you another thank you note and video tutorial in my Christmas Thank You card mini series.  This is the last card in my series using the Handmade Holiday collection by Simple Stories.  I don't typically use the same paper stack for different projects back-to-back but in this case I did because I LOVE this paper stack and because I wanted to show you how many options there are with this stack.  For today's project I chose to combine one of my favorite paper stacks with my favorite Silhouette Cameo designer, Lori Whitlock.  The card that I designed was created using Lori Whitlock's Belly Band Bracket Card (cut file #29797) and it was super easy!  To see how easily this card comes together check out the video tutorial below.  Thanks for stopping by!







Tuesday

Silhouette Cameo Project Thank You Card with Video Tutorial

Hi Crafters!

Happy New Years Eve!  Today I'm here to share with you another Thank You card created using the Handmade Holiday collection from Simple Stories. For this project I created an easy-to-follow tutorial with all of the information needed to create the card.  If you haven't gotten a chance to do so, please visit my YouTube channel and subscribe to see more video tutorials.  Thanks for stopping by today!

All of the pattern papers used to create this card came from the Handmade Holiday collection from Simple Stories.


Watch the video tutorial below for details on how I created this card.





Christmas Thank You Note

Merry Christmas Eve! I can't believe that I'm saying that already. Where has the time gone? If you're like me, you've already got a list of people that you need to send thank you notes to for Christmas gifts, treats, etc. This year I'm getting a jump on my list with a few simple thank you notes. The first card that I put together is below. This card was soooo quick and easy and you could easily whip out a bunch of these at once. The only die cutting used on the card is the thank you tag. I cut the tag out with my Silhouette (cut file #42755). Everything else is just paper pieces. Easy peasy! Thanks for stopping by and Merry Christmas!

This is a simple 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 card created using the Homemade Holiday collection from Simple Stories.

After stamping the sentiment with Versamark ink, I used Martha Stewart gold embossing power and my heating tool to emboss the tag.
I love this gold and white baker's twine.  You wouldn't believe where I found it…Target's dollar spot!  Yep. $1

Sunday

Another Christmas Tree Card

Hello again!  I'm back with another Christmas tree card to share with you.  I don't know what it is with me and Christmas trees this year but I'm loving how these cards are turning out.  This is another 5x7 card that I've added texture to using embossing folders and my Cuttlebug.  The Christmas tree was cut out using my Silhouette Cameo.  I hope you like it!  Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday

It's The Most Wonderful Time of The Year!

There is nothing that I enjoy more than the holiday season.  It really is the most wonderful time of the year!  To celebrate the season I'm bringing you my latest card project.  The inspiration for this card came from Connie at Inkspired Treasures.  When I saw her card on Pinterest I knew that I wanted to create something similar and this is what I came up with.  The pattern paper used for the Christmas tree is the Handmade Holiday collection from Simple Stories.  This is a beautiful, warm stack and I absolutely love every design in this stack.  I purchased my stack at Michael's (using a 40% off coupon of course).  I cut the Christmas tree using my Silhouette Cameo.  The cut file (#48493) came with the separate layers for the tree and it lent itself well to using a number of pattern papers.  I LOVE how it turned out.  I hope you like it too!  A product list and dimensions are listed below.  If you have questions or comments leave them below or contact me using the form on the right side of my blog.  Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

 
The card measures 5x7.
I used my Retro Diamonds embossing folder to add texture to the front of the card.  The sentiment is stamped using the Hero Arts "Holiday Cheer" stamp set. 
I cut the tree using my Silhouette Cameo (cutting file #48493)

Product List
  • Homemade Holiday by Simple Stories Pattern Paper
  • Echo Park Christmas Tree Silhouette Cutting File #48493
  • Hero Arts "Holiday Cheer" Stamp Set 
  • Sizzix Retro Diamonds Embossing Folder
  • Stampin' Up! Cherry Cobbler Classic Stamp Pad
  • Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla Card Stock
  • Stampin' Up! Cherry Cobbler Card Stock
  • Chocolate Brown Card Stock
  • Dark Lime Green Card Stock
  • Stampin' Up! Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon
  • Twine
  • Diamonds Gemstones
  • Adhesive
  • Dimensions (I used these for the tree)


Card Dimensions
  • Green piece - cut at 10x7, scored at 5 inches
  • Very Vanilla card stock- cut to 4-3/4 x 6-10/16 and embossed with the Retro Diamonds embossing folder
  • Cherry Cobbler card stock- cut to 4-1/4 x 3-1/4
  • Very Vanilla card stock -  cut to 4 x 3
  • Christmas tree - cut at 4.400 x 3.570 
  • I typically try to coordinate the inside of my card with the outside. For this card I cut a piece of  Very Vanilla card stock down to 4-3/4 x 6-10/16 and repeated the 3 gemstones pattern that's on the front of the card, at the bottom left corner in the inside.