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Monday Memories – Today

Monday Memories is back. My goal is to post a layout from the weekend every Monday. Who is going to help keep me accountable?

Another one of my goals is to use up my stash. You should see my scrap room. It is soooo full of supplies, paper especially. Let’s use it up.

This layout called Today was one of my favourite layouts of recent times. It was a lot of fun to do.

Just texture paste over a mask then dripping the re-inkers down the page.

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I love the little rhinestone details on this page.

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More close ups

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The awesome camera is coloured in with blendabilities. How good does it look?

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I loved that camera stamp and I can’t bring myself to ever get rid of it. Here’s to using your stash.

Scrap creation

I love to create but lately I just haven’t had the mojo or I’ve had it at completely the wrong time, you know like when we’ve got some place to be or it’s late at night and I’m about to go to bed and I have to get up early. There is also the fact that it has been Christmas and New Year’s and my birthday and our wedding anniversary and the return of work and, and, and.

I’ve started my Friday night crafty gathering again in the hope that having a designated crafty time will make me do something even if it is just sorting out photos while I chat to my friends so if you’re local and free on a Friday night come along.

This is the last layout I created. Last year some time. It was meant to be part of a blog hop but I got sick and couldn’t finish my post. It was after that when I fell off the creative wagon. Here’s hoping I get back on it.

I used to create a lot of layouts using patterned paper backgrounds and I hadn’t done so in a long time. I was inspired by Shimelle who mainly creates with patterned paper backgrounds and I’ve followed her for years and loved all her work for a long, long time. Check her out and register for one of her online classes if you can. They are amazing.

These bright papers are available only during Sale-a-bration and are a free set of papers. For every  $90 you spend on product you recieve a free item from the sale-a-bration catalogue. Pretty cool right.

If I was a bit organised in my craft room I would have my sewing machine set up and I’d add a bit of stitching around the edge instead of the pen but I do love the way the pen outlines look.

This stampset is called Lift Me Up  and I love the versatility of this set and the coordinating dies, Up & Away. They are even bundled for 10% off. Pretty good.

I was also challenged by my husband to not create a round the border journaled layout as I am so fond of doing.


I hope you’ve enjoyed my page. Stay tuned for more of my travel album.

ESAD blog hop sneak peek

 

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Thanks for dropping in from Donna’s amazing blog.

Of course when it comes to a new catalogue I like nothing more than seeing all the new scrapbooking items. What is your favourite section of a new catalogue? Today I’m focussing on the Moments Like These Project Life kit, Moment Like These accessory kit and the Moments Like these stamp set. Trust me you’ll love these.

I appologise for the photos. I tried on numerous occasions to get photos of these layouts without the glare but I just couldn’t manage it. Hopefully you can read some of the journaling. That’s the most important thing to me. The journaling.

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A bit of subtle tone on tone.

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So here’s a tip for you. Don’t get caught up in whether or not you have enough photos to fill the entire spread. I work out of order when I scrapbook. If you don’t have enough photos to make an entire page just leave them blank until you get to the next month and you can slip those photos in. Leave them blank and if you don’t have photos to go in there just add some filler cards. Your album can be a work in progress. Don’t forget it’s about getting the memories recorded. It doesn’t have to be perfect or complete.

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There is very little in the way of embellishments on these pages. I just added a few stamps and some of the stickers from the accessories kit. Simple and easy and allows you to get it done.

 

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These following photos were taken on my iPhone. They are very bad quality but I just had to include them in my album as they were taken when I took the kids to visit my Dad and step-Mum. We don’t often see them so it was important for me to include these photos in our family album.

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Don’t you just love that little wood veneer bow? It is from the accessories kit and is soooo cute.

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Just some subtle detail by adding in a die cut from the butterfly dies.

I have a video of the whole kit if you’re interested just check out my YouTube channel. It really is a versatile kit.

 

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So now onto the next blog post which will take you back to the start.

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1. Rachael Lewsley – Cotton Paper Assortment

2. Andrea Buckland

3. Kelly Kent – Layered Letters Alphabet Stamp Set

4. Nicole Wilson 

5. Libby Dyson – Gift Bag Punch Board

6.Cherie Davies-

7. Narelle Fasulo

8. Lou Kitzelman

9. Bernice Collins – Neutrals DSP

10. Monique Fielder

11. Courtenay Heuston

12. Donna Chapman

13. Amity Knight that’s me

ESAD bloghop- project life

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Welcome to the ESAD blog hop. We have amazingly talented demonstrators in Australia and New Zealand. Make sure you leave some love as you hop around. Rachael sent you this way. Isn’t she amazing?

As most of you know I’m obsessed with Project Life. That’s why when they were available for free as a sale-a-bration item I just had to get them. Having 5 kids Project Life is the perfect way to easily document their stories. This is part of Hannah’s album. I found a packet of photos which was labelled HGK Feb 2014! Well sorry, poor neglected middle child but at least it is done now thanks to these freebies from sale-a-bration.

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This was a really simple layout. There was quite a bit of story to tell. There wasn’t much need for decoration or embellishment. What was needed was to show the photos and tell the story.

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For me, Project Life and scrapbooking is all about the stories that’s why I’ve included close ups of the stories. I LOVE reading other people’s stories. I love the insight into other’s worlds. Imagine the thrill my grandchildren or my great great nephew will get at seeing my hand writing in years to come.

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This was another really simple layout. Just a bit of stamping to add some detail and some letter stickers from the Love Story Project Life accessory kit.

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Here I stamped with StazOn on the page protector. That’s a bit of fun. I was inspired by my mini album I made and am show casing on my blog tomorrow.

I’ve also added some stamping “good times” down the side of the journaling card just to add a bit of detail. The letter stickers are again from “Love Story” Project Life accessory kit and the stamping “love” is from the occasions catalogue.

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I have mentioned before using Photosheet which is a free program to make photo collages. I frequently use this program when I print of phone photos or I have multiples of the same event but I can’t decide which picture to print. It is a really easy program to use. It is a drag and drop program and very useful for Project Life.

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There aren’t any embellishments of this page except the banner on the top photo. This is what I love about Project Life- the cards are decorated enough that you don’t need to add embellishments if you don’t want to. Just the stories and you don’t even have to write as much as me. If you haven’t tried Project Life I implore you to give it a go. Use this mini kit which is a freebie with your $90 purchase during sale-a-bration. You can’t go wrong.

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You’ll notice the last two pages have had close ups of me. This is because I would have loved to have more photos of my Mum. She was always the one taking photos and was so rarely in the photographs unless my older brother took them.  Make sure you take photos of yourself and include them in your album. Trust me, you’ll look back and think, ‘Wasn’t I young then,’ or ‘Gosh, I was so pretty then.’ Let yourself be part of the memories of your family.

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Here is the Let’s Get Away Project Life kit and accessory kit on my YouTube channel. It’s perfect for all your travel pages.

 

Thank you for reading my stories. I hope I have inspired you to give Project Life a go. Enjoy the rest of the blog hop and be sure to leave some comments as you go around. Why not subscribe to the blogs as you visit them. We all love new subscribers.

 

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What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and is a facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas& friendship and we’re always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I’ll contact you with information on how to join our group.

 Libby Dyson

 Bernice Collins

 Narelle Hoggard

 Leonie Schroder

 Jenny Hayward

 Tamsin Adams

Helen Williams

Pauline Bennetts

Monique Fielder

 Nicole Wilson

Keryn Campbell

 Clare Mcilhatton

Ria Kaire

 Kathryn Ruddick

 Sally Williams

Tricia Raineri

Nerida Carter

Mel Pagano

Rachael Lewsley

Amity Knight

Kelly Kent

Norelle Targato

Monday Memories- Sale-a-bration scrapbooking layout

What is sale-a-bration? Sale-a-bration is Stampin’ Up!’s annual giveaway. For every $90 you spend you get to pick a free item from the sale-a-bration catalogue. There are stamps, specialty papers, Designer Series Papers and even blendabilities to earn for free this year! I’m just blown away.

Every year I think sale-a-bration is better than the year before. This year is no exception. Just wait until you see what you can earn for free.

You will love the simplicity of this page I’m sharing today. You will love that it was complete using sale-a-bration DSP and one of the stamp sets.

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This DSP is called Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper #138633 and is available for free when you spend $90 as is the stamp set featured in this layout is call Best Day Ever and is available in 3 different stamp types. Wood #139091                Clear #139094 Photopolymer #139149

There is even a button and ribbon set for free which co-ordinates perfectly with this DSP set. I CASed this layout directly from the catalogue. To me it is prefect so I didn’t see any need to change it up too much.

I absolutely love the Best. Day. Ever. stamp set. I will be using it so much in my scrapbooking and in my project life. It’s awesome.

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And of course I have to show you my journaling.

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If you would like to place an order during the month of January please use the hostess code NC9TAQRD if you are ordering online from my online store. If you use this code you will go in the running to win my monthly prize. You can also phone, email or text an order through to me. Contact me if you would like a copy of the occasions catalogue or the sale-a-bration I’m more than happy to send you one.

Sale-a-bration is a great time to book a workshop because you’ll find most of your guests will want to spend $90 to get a free item from the sale-a-bration catalogue so you as the hostess end up getting lots more hostess rewards to spend on items you want.

If you would like any information about hosting a workshop or ordering during sale-a-bration please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Until next time,

Happy crafting

A little sumthin’ sumthin’ video

This is one of the kits I got from the Stampin’ Up! convention earlier this year. It is just amazing. So cute. I love the stamp set (and the boxes are pretty cute too).

You can order via my online store or directly through me. Click here for my store.

If you would like more information about this stamp set or to order this set please contact me.

I hope you enjoyed this video.

Until next time, happy crafting.

Project Life Christmas

Are you  preparing for Christmas? Have you created your layouts for last year? If you’re like me you’re running a bit behind schedule. Project Life offers the perfect solution. It is a quick and easy way to get your memories into an album.

My pages are all really simple because I have 5 children to create pages for as well as doing our family album. I also love to scrapbook traditionally and that is my main focus. I want to dedicate as much time as possible to traditional scrapbooking. If I can do Project Life with 5 kids you can give it a go too. Imagine the memories you’ll be able to leave your children.

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This is a page about our Christmas traditions on the first Sunday of Advent.

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Last year we had my daughter’s kindy graduation. As the journaling says, when did that begin to happen? I know it is the next phase of education but seriously.

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If you would like any more information about Project Life or any of the products used please don’t hesitate to contact me or shop at my online store.

Until next time, happy crafting.