Tuesday, September 30, 2014

My Project Life 6x8

I've been having so much fun working on my niece's PL album that I decided to start my own. But there's no way I'd be able to take enough photos for a 12x12 album -  and they're so large to store as well.

After a bit of to-ing and fro-ing I've gone with 6x8. The album is a faux leather ('pleather'?) album from Simple Stories. I'm very pleased with the size and quality of it.

I know it's a bit weird to start an album in August. Originally, I was going to wait until January. But hey, it doesn't really matter. And this way I can record my upcoming marathon and my trip to the UK at Christmas (yay!)

So here's the title page and first spread. I'm doing the album on a monthly basis, just to give a bit more flexibility in terms of events etc. I might include something from each week or just look at doing a monthly overview. The photos so far as just snapshots of everyday life - those ordinary moments I might otherwise overlook.

In honour of my new venture, I've signed up for a Studio Calico PL kit subscription which I'm loving so far!  August pages mostly use the Sandlot kit. I've added a few extras from my stash.




Thursday, September 18, 2014

Just a note

Here's another card using the Make it Market Beautiful Brushstrokes kit from PTI. Love the draft twine - thanks Danielle Flanders for the idea! The gorgeous patterned paper makes it so easy to put a card together.



Tuesday, September 16, 2014


I've been whipping up some more cards with PTI Make it Market kits. Here's one with the fabulous patterned paper from the Beautiful Brushstokes kit. Add a bit of washi tape and some of the twine and it's done:


Thursday, September 11, 2014

My Project Life #20

Here's a lovely photo of my brother and niece. I used PSE and a fantastic script font to add the cute 'You & Me' title. You can download the font (plus others) at Kal Barteski's blog here.


Tuesday, September 09, 2014

My Project Life #19

Look how fast my niece is growing up - 10 months old now. Can't quite believe it! Here's another spread from my PL album. I've used some Tracy Larsen PSE templates and kept the embellishments pretty simple. I like the look of all the white!


Here's a closeup of the butterfly card which features PTI's A Beautiful Life dies and some grey doily washi tape:


Thursday, September 04, 2014

More Beautiful Brushstrokes

Here's another card featuring the Make it Market Beautiful Brushstrokes kit. The card is CASED from one Betsy Veldman did during the kit release. Just love the happy colours!


Supplies (PTI unless otherwise noted)
Paper - Aqua Mist; watercolour paper,
Stamps - Beautiful Brushstrokes, Beautiful Brushstrokes Sentiments
Ink - Versafine onyx black; PTI
Accessories - Zig water brush; Make it Market Beautiful Brushstrokes kit dies

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Beautiful Brushstrokes

The watercolour trend is so big right now and I just love the soft look. Couldn't resist Betsy Veldman's Make it Market kit a couple of months ago and I've been practicing my 'faux' watercolour look ever since. Here's a card I made for some upcoming birthdays:


Supplies (PTI unless otherwise noted)
Paper - stamper's select white; watercolour paper
Stamps - Beautiful Brushstrokes, Luxe Letterpress
Ink - Versafine onyx black; PTI
Accessories - Wonderful Words dies; Xyron sticker machine; Zip water brush