Thursday, March 21, 2013

Project Life Debuts on HSN!

I hope you marked your calendars because this is a pretty BIG DEAL. Project Life will be appearing on HSN all throughout the day on Monday, March 25th. They are introducing Core Kits and bundling them up with coordinating goodies at an awesome low price. This is the perfect opportunity for everyone to hop on the Project Life train and grab one for yourself, one for a friend, and {heck, why not!?} another one for yourself! Check it all out in detail on Becky Higgins' Blog Be sure to tune in because another edition will be introduced also. If you're on the fence about starting a Project Life of your own, Monday would be the perfect time to decide. I know you all have pictures, sitting around waiting, to be shown off the way they deserve to be displayed.

I was given such a fun opportunity to create sample pages using the JADE EDITION (shown above) to be featured on HSN! I took a trip down memory lane and used photos from my childhood as well as photos from every day life. This kit is so versatile! Here's a peek sans journaling so you can see how beautiful all of the cards look together in plenty of different color combinations:

While title cards are most commonly used to label the the week you are in currently, I used it as more of a "time period" title card, like I did for my "The Toddler Years" layout {below, which I labeled later.} You want your childhood memories to be displayed beautifully even though most of the pictures from back then (wow, did I just say "back then"?) are not very good quality. I was able to do that with Project Life. All of the paper (Title cards, journaling/filler cards) just added that simple, yet beautiful pop that old pictures need without any heavy embellishing taking focus away from the precious photos. I had so much fun journaling about the specific things I remembered from these photos and jotting down the stories I remember my mother telling me about some photos as well.  

Using the Jade Edition to document Everyday Life was great because of the color palette! I was able to mix and match the title/journaling/filler cards and my layouts looked like they belonged to the same album, while every page still looked different. It gave a lot of variety to my layouts. I did a little embellishing with the every day life photos to show the versatility of the Jade Edition. The possibilities really are endless!

Project Life is like a great pair of jeans. You can dress it up {with lots of embellishing} or dress it down {using only the cards in the kit}, and either way it ends up looking beautiful! I myself love embellishing here and there, but the simplicity of slipping in my photos and journaling is what I gravitate toward the most because it's quick, simple, clean, not cluttered, and beautiful! I leave the more detailed embellishing for when I do my 12x12 layouts. 

And that's all folks! Tune in on March 25th to see all the goodness Project Life has to offer and you'll also see all the beautiful layouts from other members on my creative team. My goodness, these ladies are talented. 

Friday, March 1, 2013


WOW. It's been a while. February was absolutely HECTIC! With my daughter being in State Cup for soccer, I had to really find time to squeeze in her birthday party, my mom was here for a visit, and State Cup pretty much took up every weekend in the month of February. I was finally able to catch up on Project Life. Week 7 alone had two extra layouts added to it in order to fit in my daughter's birthday, her birthday party, and State Cup.

Here are some snapshots from my {now 11 year old} daughter's birthday party. She wanted to have a birthday celebration in spirit of the Hunger Games. So she and a few friends attended an archery class and got to shoot with a bow and arrows. They had such an awesome time!




Project Life Week 5
This week, I really didn't take that many pictures, so I filled my last two spot in with a snapshot of all of our favorite TV shows. I will like seeing how those change from year to year. 

Project Life Week 6

I love the Becky Higgins 8x10 Horizontal insert fit the Farrell's menu perfectly. 

Project Life Week 7
The week of my daughter's birthay, Valentine's Day, it only seemed appropriate to use the title card from Studio Calico's Project Life Kit along with some of their themed 3x4 cards. 

 State Cup deserved its own layout since I took so many pictures for week 7. This is February 16th {Semi-finals} and 17th {Finals}. Our Club colors are Black and Yellow; My Seafoam Core Kit had the perfect cards and designer paper for me to express our team spirit in this layout. I was so excited! 

Our team won State Cup Governer's Division for 2013! So proud of our girls; it was a great accomplishment and I'm glad I documented the journey to their win! 

Overall, this month was a busy, but great one. Stay Classy, February.