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Beautiful, Sunny Project Life + UStream Recordings

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February 19, 2015 at 2:14 pmCategory:Project Life 2014 | USTREAM Classes

As I sit in my warm craft room and look outside, I am thinking about how FREEZING it is outside in the streets of Manhattan. Much different, of course, then the beautiful sunny days in the pictures in this week’s Project Life. It certainly gives me hope that gorgeous, carefree days are (hopefully) right around the corner.

It has been a little while since I worked on Project Life. I was doing so great when I first started because I had myself on a schedule of printing the pictures and working on the pages. But, life gets in the way and sometimes I like to venture into other things like art journaling and just watching TV.

I decided it would be fun to do a UStream Show and feature the new LET’S GET AWAY Project Life Card Collection from Stampin’ Up!. It has bright, happy colors and featured a travel theme. I love that Stampin’ Up! makes the cards so versatile even when there is a “theme”. In the case of this collection, one side (of most cards) has a travel theme but other side is something that can be used for everyday pictures.




Here are a few cards from the beautiful Let’s Get Away Collection:

If you missed the LIVE Show, here are the recorded moments from last night.

Unfortunately, my camera turned off a few times so we managed to capture the crafting in three parts.

Live stream by Ustream

Live stream by Ustream

Live stream by Ustream

Join me TONIGHT for a LIVE Project Life UStream Show!

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February 18, 2015 at 8:00 amCategory:Project Life 2014 | USTREAM Classes


I am so excited  for tonight’s Project Life UStream Show!

I hope you will join me at 7:00pm EST at the GOTHAM CITY STAMPER USTREAM CHANNEL

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February 14, 2015 at 4:14 pmCategory:Stampin' Up!

Hello and Happy Valentine’s Day!
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Do you get in a trance, too?

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February 11, 2015 at 8:00 amCategory:Project Life 2014 | Scrapbooking

If you are anything like me, you have a scrap room that could be mistaken for a mini Michael’s or Hobby Lobby. TONS of great stuff…yet, you drool over the newest & freshest products that come out in the scrapbooking market. I had the realization at the beginning of 2015 that I have drawers, baskets and closets of beautiful things to use in my scrapbooking, Project Life & art journaling. I mean, I knew I had all of those great things. I guess it hit me that I should be USING and enjoying those things that I bought over the years. I must have really liked (or loved) them when I bought them so it’s time to give the “stuff” life in my projects. The scary part is that I started scrapbooking in 1998 AND have some goodies that date back 10 years+. Some of those things may appear a little dated but there is a remedy for that. I have found that I can incorporate those older items and spice them up a little with some mixed media techniques. Honestly, a lot of those older items will look new and fresh again when they are combined with new things.

As I shuffle through those baskets in my scrap room, I get lost looking at the goodies in them. Sometimes I have a hard time picking out what to use because I enjoy looking at the stuff too much. I thought it would be fun to have my love pick out 10 random items from this wonderful basket of embellishments that lives in my room. He has much more success than I do reaching in and grabbing things because he doesn’t get in a trance because of the glitter and pretty colors! Each month, I will have him grab 10 new items for me to use on my projects. My hope it to do a video each month and share the “challenge goodies” with you.

Here is the video for February! I hope you enjoy it and take a few minutes to dig products out of your stash to use on your projects. Let’s make a dent in that ever-growing stash for 2015.

Goodies from Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration

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February 10, 2015 at 8:00 amCategory:Project Life 2014 | Scrapbooking | Stampin' Up!

Here is a quick video sharing some of the really fun goodies from Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration. I picked up one stamp set that I am enjoying. My was really excited about the little set of Project Life cards. They are really cute and have useful designs to them. What I loved most about the set is that Rich Razzleberry is a featured color. It isn’t often that you see purple in a Project Life! (love love love)


Starting the Summer Project Life Layouts

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February 9, 2015 at 8:00 amCategory:Project Life 2014 | Scrapbooking | Stampin' Up!

Ah, Summer! The relaxation, the time with family. The chance to go to Pennsylvania whenever I want. These pages are from the beginning of July. I headed to PA for about 6 days with my mom, sisters and “littles”. Mom and I spent time with my nieces & nephews at Christmas Pines Campground. (sounds like a dream right now) Most of the pictures from those 6 days are featured on other layouts-these are pretty much before & after the time with the kids.

It has been so long since I created these that I was trying to remember what I used for the cards. Looking closely, I used lots of paper scraps. I love how I can use little bits & pieces of paper (& embellishments) to really bring together my layouts. For a little while, I was really into making my own kits using my stash. I joined this great Facebook Group SCRAP STASH KIT CLUB which inspired me to create some kits instead of shopping for new things. To add to that, I vowed in 2015 to not buy new crafty stuff unless it is something that I just can’t live without for some reason. I told my hubby that I need to spend time using the things that I already have. I bought them because I LOVE the goodies, now they need life and need to get onto a project. Stay tuned as I use up my stash in 2015. Wait?! Use up? No way I can use it up but I can certainly make a dent in my stash.



When Layouts Make Me SMILE!

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February 8, 2015 at 8:00 amCategory:Project Life 2014 | Scrapbooking

I LOVE these pages! LOVE them. I don’t know if it’s the happy pictures in the warm weather, the peacefulness of the surroundings or the gorgeous colors & embellishments. Maybe it’s all of those things. You know that feeling when a layout or project just comes together? This is one of those moments.

Sometimes I think it is important to look at a project and see what it is that makes me smile. I know that I really took my time with layering and adding those little details that take a layout to the next “level”. I also make my layouts very picture heavy. I like to show off the beautiful memories and use the scrapbooking products to highlight those moments. What do you love about the projects that you create?



Happiness Is…Project Life Card Collection

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February 7, 2015 at 8:00 amCategory:Project Life 2014 | Scrapbooking | Stampin' Up!

I almost did a cartwheel (well, in my head…maybe) when I found out that Stampin’ Up! was teaming up with Becky Higgins & Project Life. Since that announcement, I have purchased several of the Project Life Card Collections. I love how the colors coordinate and the patterns make sense together. The sets have a “theme” but I have noticed that they offer enough versatility in patterns & designs, that I can use them outside of theme. The sets are perfect for those day-to-day events in life. Here is a video that features the HAPPINESS IS…Project Life Card Collection from Stampin’ Up! (enjoy)

Project Life Day-to-Day “Stuff”

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February 6, 2015 at 10:40 amCategory:Project Life 2014

Project Life…love it. I need to make more time for it, that’s for sure. These pages are from mid-2014 just as Summer Break was upon me. As I sit here looking at the snow-covered cars of Manhattan (dirty snow, might I add), I could only DREAM of those Summer Days…

These two weeks feature pictures from my day-to-day life. Getting a food order, lots of pups, going out to the HighLine in the city, family, hubby & some school stuff. I love the colors of these layouts and especially love the cards in Week 22. They are from Stampin’ Up! and are so bright, cheery and fresh looking. Don’t you agree?





Check out AMAZING NEW Stampin’ Up! Goodies

January 30, 2015 at 7:00 pmCategory:Project Life 2014 | Stampin' Up!

I have been spending some time lately working on getting back into my artsy side. If you follow me then you know that I am ADDICTED to Project Life. I haven’t had the time to really enjoy it lately but I plan to make more time because I certainly miss it. AND…the pictures are piling up on my computer and they are just screaming to live in my albums.

I recently uploaded two new videos featuring some awesome new goodies from the Occasions Catalog that recently launched from Stampin’ Up! If you are into scrapbooking &/or Project Life, then you will love the new items in this catalog. If you would love to get your hands on the new punches, embellishments and Project Life cards, then check out my online Stampin’ Up! Boutique!

Here is a video that features the Let’s Get Away Project Life Card Collection that is exclusive to Stampin’ Up!