I hope you're all having a good morning so far. I have a busy day ahead at work, but I'm looking forward to some more crafting this evening.
I have been doing some Project Life this week. I did a couple of pages at a team training event a few months ago, and loved it straight away. I didn't go into to much detail with it, and I just slipped a few holiday photos in the pockets, and some of the journalling cards. I was hooked straight away, so bought a few more bits and pieces. I ordered lots of photos, and sat down one Sunday evening while I had the house to myself and started working on photos from my friend Tamsin's hen do in 2011. I did the same with these photos, organised them, put them in the pockets, and decided where I was going to embellish the pages with extra detail by stamping or using the stickers from the accessory pack. I really enjoyed that nothing was fixed, or stuck down, and I could move things around as many times as I wanted until I was happy with the layout. I realised there were a few gaps, so I ordered a few more photos. This is how is stayed for weeks!
I've had some more free time this week, and after two evenings of tidying my craft room last week, it feels like a luxury to be able to come up to the attic room which is actually usable! I know where everything is, and there's space on the floor, and on the desk! I hope it stays that way. I've done more up here in the last two weeks than for months! I decided to get out my Project Life folder, and do some crafting.
I used the Skinny Mini Alphabet stamp set, which comes in the new stamp style called photopolymer. They are clear, see through stamps which cling to the clear blocks. This is great for placing letters close together, and there's no need to use the stamp-a-ma-jig. I used the colours from the Happiness Is Card Collection, Lost Lagoon, Tangelo Twist, and Hello Honey. The apostrophe is from the Back To Basics Alphabet stamp set, also in photopolymer.
The Hen Do letters are from the Happiness Is Accessory Pack, which co-ordinates with the card collections. I stuck these on the outside of the photo pockets.
The last card was stamped using the Project Life Day to Day stamp set, which contains dates and days and numbers for years, and then used the Back to Basics Alphabet stamp set for stamping Wales.
As you can probably tell from the photos, the hen do theme was 'glamping' and we stayed in yurts. I won't tell too much about what else we did that weekend, as I'll be sharing more photos as I finish the pages. Here's one photo / card that I will share though, so you can see what fun Tamsin had from the minute she arrived! I've used the washi tape (or squashy tape as a little friend of mine called it at the weekend!) to attach the photo to the card, so it creates a flap underneath, where there's some details about the photo. I need to stamp or write on the front "Lift Me" so I remember the notes are underneath. I used My Digital Studio (MDS) to create the writing, and once I get the hang of it, I'll do a tutorial. I had a few mishaps with printing things upside down, but it will just take practice. That's what the hearts are for, to cover up a little mistake! No one will know!
Have a great day, and if you want to find out more about Project Life, please let me know. I'm starting a Project Life monthly club in October, and if you want to find out more, please head across to my Events Page on Facebook for more details.
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