Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thanksgiving Wreath


I know everyone is busy getting ready for the holidays, us too. I wanted to share an easy little craft for Thanksgiving, the Turkey Day Turkey Wreath.


It's really easy to make: Wreath form, colorful foam or felt, googley eyes, curling ribbon, hot glue ...

Making Project Life Work For Me - What I Do

~Disclaimer : I am not affiliated with, or compensated by, any of the brands mentioned, or links provided. I am just providing my 'review' of the products, and links to help you find them. ~

{One of the traditional 12" scrapbook page layouts I've done}
I was a traditional scrapbooker. {Scrapbook page maker? Layer-outer?}
Anyway, I would spend hours laying out a page of a few photos, shop for stickers and embellishments for my pages, and design a really great page or two. Then my brain would be tired, and I wouldn't know what else to do with the rest of the pictures. So then I would have a stack of photos, some random embellishments, and no patience to keep going. Or I would just feel overwhelmed in the planning stage, and give up there.
I do have a life, scrapbooking should be fun and enjoyable, and not feel like a chore, ya know?  
So, I started looking for ways to make it easier for me.
I actually just started looking for photo sleeves to hold additional 4x6 pictures that I wanted in my album, but didn't really need to do another full page layout for, I could just put them in a sleeve to accompany a nice layout . In my search I discovered Project Life, and other companies with very similar products, and thought that would work really nicely for me, my albums, and my busy life. I could scrapbook as I got the time (and ink or free print offers), and make it as simple or detailed as I wanted. Plus, I could easily use it to enhance my albums, instead of following the actual 'Project Life weekly/monthly plan'.

{If you missed my first post, What Is Project Life, click here.}

  
All you need is an album (12"), photo sleeves, photos & mommentos, and journal cards/core kit.
If you do digital scrapbooking, you'll need an album & 12" sleeves, photos and digital cards/embellishments, and Photoshop.

{I mainly do the 'traditional' route, but have just started playing around with some of the digital stuff...}

Monday, November 25, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

So Many Silhouette Giveaways!

CAMEO with Portrait

Y'all, there are so many giveaways going on right now for the Silhouette Cameo!
And some other good giveaways going on too, I just entered 2 from We R Memory Keepers this morning.
As I find Cameo giveaways, I will update the list.
(I saw a blog post this morning that there were over 20 going on right now...)

Tatertots and Jello

Ginger Snap Crafts
Follow We R Memory Keepers on facebook for their giveaways!
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Monday, November 18, 2013

Making Project Life Work For Me - What is Project Life??


Good Question.
I had no idea until a few months ago, when I saw a blog mention it, then set out to see what it was all about.
Apparently it's been around for a while, I'm just late to the game, like usual.
It started as a way to make traditional scrapbooking easier for busy moms/people, but now has a digital line as well. This means no matter which way you scrapbook, Project Life could work for you. They even have a partnership with Shutterfly to allow you to design a book and have it printed, with a lot of the work already done for you.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

November Photo Challenge


I'm sure everyone has seen some version of these going around:
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This is from one of the blogs I check-out, and it seems like it would be kinda fun.
I actually think it would make for a neat add-in to our family scrapbook for the month.
Some prints to capture the month as a whole, not just us and what we've been doing. 
I'm behind on it, so I'll be trying to catch up a bit (I'd like to have all 30 days...) - but feel free to join in anytime. Don't have instagram, that's ok with me - share a link to your blog or online photo album for this month! I'd love to see what everyone comes up with. I'll be publishing mine over on Instagram, and will follow up with a November collage at the end of the month.
(If you're using Instagram, remember to #captureaday. I'll also be using #aeipc) 


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