Project Life 2017 – March

Hi Everyone,

I hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend and taking advantage of the fabulously warm weather and spending time with friends and family! I am eager to share my March Life Pages spread with everyone and the cute little birthday card I made with some of the leftover elements from my March Gossamer Blue Life Pages kit.

March always is a busy month, there is always a lot going on and this March was no exception. March was my first spread of the year with inserts to try to get in all the things I wanted to remember.

First Page:

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It is funny, I love this bright Kelly green colour in real life, especially in my wardrobe, but it is not a colour that I naturally gravitate to in my artistic endeavours. I loved the bright primary colours in the Gossamer Blue Life Pages kit for March and decided to use the orange, green and navy as my primary colour pathway for this page.

For the title page, I kept it simple and painted with watercolour a green swoosh (swoosh? not sure if that’s a technical term or not but I am using it!) and a small puffy heart to embellish. All the cards and embellishments are from the Gossamer Blue Life Pages kit March kit as well. I printed and cut several of the Gossamer Blue digital file elements and used them to embellish as well. I layered several kit elements on the orange striped card to make a unique card for my page, which I was very happy with!

Front Insert:

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So I have a bunch of this smaller sized protector pages that I am eager to use (read…there was a bunch of them on sale really cheap at Homesense and I over bought). I again used one of the cards from the Gossamer Blue March Life Pages Kit as a base to layer one of the tags and some of the embellishments from the kit – the smile ephemera is from the digital file and I added some washi tape to embellish the bottom. For my journaling card, I stamped the date box onto one of the journaling spots, both from the Gossamer Blue March Life Pages Kit, added some more chipboard and puffy stickers and enamel dots.

Back Insert:

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I realized that the photos I print on my Canon Selphy are slightly smaller that the 4×6 cards from the Gossamer Blue kits, so I have tried to take advantage of the background cards as a sort of border if the back side has a photo, like I did with the top photo. I purposely off-centred it so the stripes would show on the bottom left corner. I layered a wood veneer, a puffy heart and a punched circle to create the embellishment. I used minimal embellishments for the rest of this page from the Gossamer Blue March Life Pages Kit.

Last Page:

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Another one of the colour pathways I really liked in this month’s kit was the coral, pink, light green and black combo, one I never ever would have chosen on my own (way out of my comfort zone!) but I loved the way they all worked together.

Clearly the layering a tag and embellishment on a card technique was my go to this month as again I created another of those cards in the middle, then I used a variety of ephemera (from the kit and digital files) , chipboard and puffy stickers, washi tape, enamel dots and wood veneers to embellish.

 

So last month I decided to use up some of my leftovers from the kit to make at least one card (I am making a conscious effort to continuously be replenishing the card stash!) and I decided to do the same this month. There was one card in the kit that immediately stood out at me, and that was a card with a little cupcake on it and I though how perfect for a birthday card!

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So quite simply, I took the 3×4 cupcake card and matted it with one of the larger 4×6 cards, the one in the same pink with bubbles on it, and glued that to a 4×6 white card.  I used pop up dots to adhere the two together for a little dimension. I then took one of the journaling spots, again in pink, and stamped Happy Birthday to You on it with a stamp from Your Next Stamp and adhered that again with pop up dots. I embellished the cupcake with 3 white enamel dots and some stickles translucent glitter (which I also used to make the three dots on the journaling spot).  That’s it, quick and easy!

I hope everyone enjoyed my March share and looking forward to documenting and sharing my Week in the Life which I am starting today! Stay tuned…

Sarah

Project Life 2017 – February

Greetings everyone, I am happy to be back blogging (after a pretty busy and stressful few weeks!) and I am eager to share my February 2017 Project Life layout with everyone!

So I was very happy to see February end, for a multitude of reasons, but honestly I was most excited for the month to end so I could use my February Life Pages Kit from Gossamer Blue…it was so awesome, I really loved this month’s kit! I loved all the exclusive items and I loved the colour scheme. I focused on the black, hot pink and light blue cards and embellishments and made that my main colour scheme.

Page One:

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I took some foam thickers to embellish my title card and added washi tape and chipboard stars from the February Gossamer Blue Life Pages kit. All the cards and the embellishments are from the same kit with the exception of the enamel dots and the sparkly black Heidi Swapp journaling spot . The “hello sweetheart” sentiment was stamped with a stamp from the kit as well.

Page Two:

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I really adored all the cards and embellishments and how they coordinated together so well. I layered a few different embellishments for the enjoy card (two tags, a banner, sticker and a star sticker cut from a Heidi Swapp journal spot) and love the way it turned out. I used lots of washi tape from the  Gossamer Blue February Life Pages kit as well as some chipboard stickers and some enamel dots that I had lying around. I happened upon a Toronto sticker set at Crop and Create Toronto over the weekend and I added the Hockey Hall of Fame sticker to that picture.

I had quite a lot of product left from the kit, so I decided to make a cute card with the leftover pieces. I used two 3×4 cards as the base and embellished with some washi tape, ephemera and enamel dots. I always seem to be in short supply of cards so I think I will start to do one each month!

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Hope you enjoyed my post and I look forward to showing some other projects I have been working on soon!

Sarah

New Year, New Album – Project Life January 2017

Hey everyone, very excited to post my first few pages from my 2017 Project Life album today. I decided this year to keep the format I was using from last year, that is, a monthly project life album as I found that:

  1. It really worked for me, and it was easy to stay on top of.
  2. It worked well with the fact that I subscribe to a monthly kit.
  3. It all fit in one album…and let me tell you, this girl is running out of real estate for albums in the house!
  4. It allowed me time to focus on other crafty endeavours which I also enjoy, which is really important for me.

Yup the monthly album was a winner for me for so many reasons.

Much the same as last year, I started the album with the title page being New Year’s Eve…ringing in 2017. I always struggle with beginnings and endings of albums, but I really liked how this worked as the title page for my 2016 album and I decided to try it again.

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The January Gossamer Blue Life Pages Kit had some bright and graphic cards which I used as the focus for this page. I mounted a smaller 3 x4 card onto a larger 4×6 card for the title and embellished with a rubber shape from Dear Lizzy’s Saturday collection and two hot pink starts from Fancy Pants. I actually printed my journaling from my computer onto one of the Life Pages cards and embellished with washi tape and a stamp, also from the Gossamer Blue January Life Pages kit, and another puffy shape from Fancy Pants. For the rest I kept it pretty simple on the embellishments and just used some cut out ephemera which I printed from the digital downloads that come with the Gossamer Blue kits and used more of those fabulous, super glossy puffy hearts from Fancy Pants.

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January’s Gossamer Blue Life Pages kit had tons of colour, so I used a lot of white and black cards and space to balance it out. All the cards are from Gossamer Blue. I used some of the alphas from the kit and some of the stamps to embellish, as well as the cute arrow washi tape, some veneers, enamel dots and some puffy stickers from Amy Tangerine. I loved the Reset Girl Ephemera that said “get your crafty on girl!” cause it was perfect for my picture!

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Most months I have a hard time sifting through photos to select but this month I really didn’t take that many at all it would appear! So lots of room for cards, again all on this page from Gossamer Blue’s January Life Pages kit. I again used a combination of veneer and cut out ephemera from the kit as well as some enamel dots and sticker from my stash.

January 2017 is in the books (literally!) and I invite you to take the journey into documenting 2017 with me!

Sarah

 

Finishing Up 2016 – Project Life November and December 2016

Hi everyone, just wanted to share my final two months of 2016 before I move onward to 2017. I love the feeling of completing an album and I was so happy to see the final product of my monthly project life for 2016.

This was my first crack at a monthly album as opposed to a weekly one and it really did work well for me. I was able to keep on track and contain everything to one album (I am running out of real estate for my albums!) and really focus on the most important things to document.

November 2016

Page One – There was a ton of teal and aqua (my favourite!) in the November Gossamer Blue Life Pages kit and I used that as the main colour theme for the spread. All the cards and wood veneer are from the November Gossamer Blue Life Pages kit, including the fabulous  little puffy stickers and ephemera from  Dear Lizzy.

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Page two- Again all the cards are from the November Gossamer Blue Life Pages kit, I embellished with more ephemera and puffy stickers from Dear Lizzy and some rubber hearts from Amy Tangerine. I actually used a postcard from an art exhibition I saw in place of a photograph and I love using postcards as they fit perfectly into the project life pockets.

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December 2016

Page One – So even though I do a December Daily album every year, I still add a December page to my project life album (it just doesn’t seem complete for me without it) and I try to focus on the more non-holiday stuff that happens in the month and try to make the layout more neutral colours.  I was loving all the gold ephemera from the Fancy Pants line included in the December Gossamer Blue life Pages kit (I couldn’t resist the gold reindeer on the title). All the cards were also from the kit as well as the wood veneers number 12, the snowflakes were from my stash. The journaling spot stickers were from an old Life Pages kit.

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Thanks for coming on my 2016 documentation journey and I hope you will be back to see what 2017 brings!

Sarah

December Daily – Day 17-25

Greetings everyone! I hope everyone is staying warm and dry on this wet and cold day (wet and cold here in the GTA for sure) and enjoying 2017 so far. Here is my final installment of my December Daily album, days 17-25. I always stop at Christmas, I guess it isn’t a true daily if I don’t finish the month, but for me the album has always really focused on the lead up to Christmas and I am ok with ending it at the 25th.

Day 17 – Today was about making the best of the dumping of snow we got that messed up all our plans. I kept the snowy theme, using blue patterned paper from Gossamer Blue’s 2016 December Memories kit to create my pocket on the top and added some veneer, a punched white circle and the number 17. I embellished the grey card on the bottom, from an older Gossamer Blue’s December Memories kit, with a snowflake veneer and enamel dot. I wanted to keep it simple because I really loved the photos and wanted them to be the focus.

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And on the back, I typed up my journaling on the computer, glued it to a life pages card and added some washi tape stickers and enamel dots to embellish, from Gossamer Blue’s 2016 December Memories kit. The bottom card was made from paper I cut from Gossamer Blue’s 2016 December Memories kit, to which I added an old snowflake die cut I had and the chipboard sticker, also from the kit.

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Day 18 – It was such a peaceful, relaxing moment, I mean who wouldn’t want to document that right? I used one of the 4 x 8 sheets from Gossamer Blue’s 2016 December Memories kit as my base and matted my photo on some dark, navy cardstock  and hand cut a banner from the same cardstock to add to the top. I embellished with that awesome reindeer clip (one of my favourite parts of  Gossamer Blue’s 2016 December Memories kit) and then I added a transparency sticker and some journaling directly to the photo (unfortunately my gel pen was dying though so the writing isn’t that fabulous).

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And on the reverse, I kept it simple and glued another 4 x 8 paper from Gossamer Blue’s 2016 December Memories kit to the other one and added a life pages card that had been saving for a while from an old Gossamer Blue life pages kit. I embellished with a die cut and washi tape from Gossamer Blue’s 2016 December Memories kit and some enamel dots.

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Day 19 – Documenting the card making process, not just my own, but for my boys too. I have always had them make cards, for birthdays, Christmas, whatever. I know they enjoy it too. I used some scrap paper to make the card (the grey paper with the white writing) and to that I matted a project life card that I trimmed down. I added the 19 in the centre of a large veneer snowflake and stamped more boughs behind it. The hand cut banner features a “made with love stamp” from one of  Scrapbook and Cards Today’s Crop and Create Delivered kit, embellished with washi tape and enamel dots.

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Day 20 – Now that I look back, I am like seriously woman how many cookie photos did you take?! But in all honesty, I really made that many cookies… way more than I usually do! So I took a little survey of the family and asked their favourites, which I typed on the computer and printed out. I matted it on more navy cardstock and then onto more of the cute evergreen paper. I added some old numbers that I had and washi and the bird die cut from Gossamer Blue’s 2016 December Memories kit.

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So Noah developed this burning need to write over the past month, all writing was directed towards Santa (I swear he wrote at least 20 letters). This was a favourite so I took a picture and matted it on some wood print paper. I again used stamps from Gossamer Blue’s 2016 December Memories kit to stamp the date and the boughs, the merry everything die cut, puffy berry sticker and washi are also from the kit. The believe wood veneer I have had kicking around for a while, no idea where it is from.

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So I wanted to keep the original drawing too, so I used one of the envelopes that the Ali Edwards Story kits come in to hold it, embellished it and punched holes in it to add to the book.

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Day 22 –  I lined the back of Day 21 with this printable vintage music sheet that I found on Pinterest as it went with the photos on the adjacent page for day 22.

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So here is it, the kindergarten sing-a-long photos, honestly too cute. I used an old Gossamer Blue life pages card (the red and white striped one) and embellished with die cuts from Gossamer Blue’s 2016 December Memories kit, wood veneer trees, thickers and an enamel dot. I used another project life card, not sure where it was from, and simply added washi and a chipboard sticker to embellish, again from the kit.

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Day 23 – More Cookies! Decorating some homemade gingerbread men, especially karate ones, are a tradition. I used some wood grain paper from my scraps to create the card on the top and added a combination of die cuts and home made ornaments using a series of punches and scraps. I took an old life pages card that I had to journal and glued some of the die cuts from Gossamer Blue’s December Memories 2016 kit.

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And for the second page, I cut that cute evergreen paper into a 6×8 page and mounted the pic of some of our creations on navy cardstock. I embellished with a hand cut banner and the joy die cut, both from Gossamer Blue’s December Memories 2016 kit, and a gingerbread die cut from Becky Higgins and word stickers from Crate Paper.

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Day 24 – First page, a single photo layout of Christmas Eve dinner with the family. I double matted the photo with red cardstock and a 6×8 page from Ali Edward’s December Daily kit from last year, which I then trimmed to fit on a 6×8 paper which happened to be the reverse design of the evergreen tree print paper above. I added the chipboard banner from  Gossamer Blue’s December Memories 2016 kit to the top.

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And for the second page, I printed the title from my computer on some scrap paper and slipped it in vertically to the layout. I used the project life app to create the journaling card and embellished with a veneer tree and some enamel dots.

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On the reverse, I again used a card from Ali Edwards’ December Daily kit from last year on top and trimmed it down to fit 4×4 (it was a 4×6) and added a small lawn fawn snowflake and an enamel dot as simple embellishments. I cut a strip of the Nordic pattern paper into a banner from Gossamer Blue’s December Memories 2016 kit and layered a punched circle, snowflake veneer from Michaels and another enamel dot.

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Day 25 – We made it! Christmas day! So many photos, I decided to simply to make a 2×2 montage using the project life app, and embellished using bits of wood veneer , stickers and enamel dots from Lawn Fawn and Gossamer Blue’s December Memories 2016 kit.

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And for my final page, I used one of the 4 x 8 papers from Gossamer Blue’s December Memories 2016 kit to journal on and mounted it on a paper from an old kit (I can’t remember whose).  I wanted this to be about the special gift I got from my son and his hilarious card, of which I printed a tiny photo and added it to the page. I embellished with sticker and stamps from Gossamer Blue’s December Memories 2016 kit, some scraps and enamel dots.

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Thanks for checking out my December Daily posts, I hope you had a fabulous time in December making and recording memories with those you love!

Sarah

December Daily – Days 8-16

Hi Everyone, here with my second installment of my December Daily posting!

Day 8  – For this page, I glued together two of the 4 x 8 pages that came in the Gossamer Blue December Memories Kit 2016 and used them as a base. The Be Kind is a Life pages card from an old Gossamer Blue kit that I thought matched the sentiment of my photo well, so I used it as a base for the matted photo. I embellished with a multi-layered wooden snowflake which I love to do on pages that do not have protectors as you aren’t constricted by the depth of the pocket.

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And here’s the reverse of the page…

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Day 9 – One page in my album every year is a 6×8 shot of the boys annual Santa photo. I embellished with some snowflakes, number ephemera and puffy stickers and added the photo tab to the edge,  from the Gossamer Blue December Memories Kit 2016.

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On the back, I chose to hand journal my thoughts about the Santa photo by gluing on a 6×8 paper from a previous December Daily or December Memories kit, I can’t remember where it is from actually. I embellished with some cute little tree stamps and a sticker from the Gossamer Blue December Memories Kit 2016. The reindeer ephemera is from an old Recollections collection and I jazzed it up a bit by tying some bakers twine around the neck.

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Day 10 –  For day ten, I chose to add a fun vintage airmail envelope to the album and to embellish it with two tiny Instax photos of the boys Christmas wish lists. I placed the real lists inside the envelope because I love looking back and seeing the original letters and artwork that people create. All the embellishments are from the Gossamer Blue December Memories Kit 2016 except the word “ten” which I think is from an old Jillibean Soup collection and the striped washi from Stampin’ Up.

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Day 11 – Gingerbread house time! The great thing about hoarding supplies is being able to use them years later (hehe, ok, so that doesn’t always happen but when it does I feel super vindicated!) which is the case with the project life style card on the right which a friend gave me from an old Ali Edwards kit. It worked perfectly with this layout and the colours. All other paper and embellishments with the exception of the wood star are from the Gossamer Blue December Memories Kit 2016 .

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Day 12- Document the disaster…that’s what I would like to subtitle day 12! I used a combination of Gossamer Blue life pages cards from previous sets and used my printer to journal on the top left card and to add the hand written number twelve to the card with the reindeer head. The “12” in green I stamped on with stamps from the Gossamer Blue December Memories Kit 2016  and added a thin strip of red and white washi from the same kit. The black card with the snowflake was from the December 2016 Life Pages kit and I snatched it out and embellished it with wood veneer from Lawn Fawn and a chipboard phrase from the Gossamer Blue December Memories Kit 2016 .

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Day 13 – Ok well today was a busy one with lots to document so it took a few pages.

Page One – Today I went on a class trip with the kindergartens to see Nathan Phillips Square. It was a chilly day but lots of fun for them. I used the December card from an old Gossamer Blue December Memories kit (not sure which year) and added the mittens from this years kit. I punched a circle out of scraps and added in the 13.

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And the reverse features the whole class in front of the Toronto sign (we are in the first O, but its hard to see!) and again I used a card from an old Gossamer Blue December Memories kit, as the sentiment was appropriate, and embellished with little snowflakes from lawn fawn and an enamel dot from Simple Stories.

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Page Two –  As soon as I saw the “keep cozy” sticker in the Gossamer Blue December Memories Kit 2016, I knew that I was going to use it for this layout and I layered it with some scrap paper and glued it onto one of the tags from the kit to create the top card. The bottom card was created from the Project Life app and I just again used my favourite stamp from the Gossamer Blue December Memories Kit 2016 to stamp on some boughs to the top.

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And the reverse of this page was dedicated to the Hudson’s Bay windows. The bottom card was again one in my stash from an old Ali Edwards Magic kit and I used the Project Life app again to create my journaling card, embellishing with enamel dots and some stamping.

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Day 14 –  So I made Toberlone Fudge, and I will admit, it was pretty epic, worthy enough to get its own entry. I had this very cute 4×6 card from and old kit (not sure which one at the moment) and I thought I would use it like a recipe card and stick it in. I glued on the back a lined card and wrote the very easy recipe down. All of the embellishments except for the snowflake and enamel dot are from the Gossamer Blue December Memories Kit 2016, the snowflake is from Michael’s.

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Day 15 – When you find wrapping paper this cute and actually use it before December 23, you want to document it! I used an old Life Pages card from Gossamer Blue as my journaling spot and added a tiny red star stamp and plaid washi from their December Memories 2016 kit. In my paper stash I found this adorable evergreen tree paper, I think it’s from an old We R Memory Keepers line, but I am not sure. I hand cut the tag from scraps and stamped a stag head on the front from on of the Scrapbook and Cards Today Memories delivered kits (I think December 2015?), the stamped spot on the number 15 is from the Gossamer Blue December Memories Kit 2014.

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Day 16 – I used another random previous life pages kit card for my journaling spot as I liked the little fork and knife on the circle. I printed on the card from my computer and I added cookies with some tiny alphas from Simple Stories. For the card on the right, I had dilemma. I really liked the reindeer veneer however at some point, one of the antlers fell off mine. So my ingenious solution was to cut it in half and use it as an embellishment on a semi circle, which I realized has shifted from the edge of the page but oh well what can you do. Again I used my computer to print out the word sixteen.

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Thanks for checking out my second installment of my December Daily 2016! Stay tuned for my final post with the end of my album!

Sarah

 

 

 

December Daily -Days 1-7

Hey everyone! It’s January 2017, another year in the books and I although I was totally up to speed on completing my December Daily Album this year, I have not been so motivated to get it up on the blog, my resolution for 2017 should be to stop procrastinating!

So I am going to go through a quick run through of days 1 through 7. I mainly used Gossamer Blue’s 2016 December Daily kit, as well as paper and embellishments I had leftover from Gossamer Blue and Ali Edwards’s kits last year and bits and pieces of my extensive collection of Christmas goodies.

Cover and Album


So for my album I used an unconventional choice. I had this aqua and white striped Simple Stories album for a long time and I decided I could make it work for my December Daily album when I saw the Gossamer Blue December memories kit.

For the front, I cut some navy card stock to back the “merry” word from the Gossamer Blue December memories kit, and embellished with navy washi tape also from the kit. The snowflakes are wood and from Michaels to which I added a green button and bakers twine – the memories wore I typed and printed out.

Title Page  – My title page was actual a series of three pages layered together. I mixed and matched page size in this album and I started with a 4×6 page protector which was broken down into 2×2 squares which I filled with little bits of wood and enamel ephemera and sealed with my fuse. Then I cut a clear acetate sheet with words written on it to 6×8, placed it behind and then placed an old 6×8 sheet behind it, embellished with some wood snowflakes.

Back of the first page

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The Reason – In previous years, I never put this in but I saw several other people doing it and I thought it is a nice way to start off the album. I typed it on my computer, printed it on cardstock and mounted it on paper I had from a previous kit.

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Day One – I printed a large 6×8 photo and added the border and the word “One” in Photoshop. I embellished and handwrote on the photo using a white gel pen. All the embellishments were from Gossamer Blue’s December Memories kit 2016.

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Day Two – This page was the left side of my layout, I added some ephemera from the Gossamer Blue’s December Memories kit 2016 to an old 6×8 I had and added some thickers to spell two.

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For my journaling, I actually used a tag and added it loosely to my album.

And this is how it looks layered in the album….

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And for my photos, I added in a small insert, front on the left and the back on the right…I added a cute tab to the top and embellishments from Gossamer Blue’s December Memories kit 2016.

Day Three (front) – I have had these page protectors from Simple Stories for years and I always thought this layout was slightly odd and difficult to work with so I have a million of them leftover. I thought I would try to use them up and created a banner border with the number three in the long strip section of the layout. All paper and embellishments are from Gossamer Blue’s December Memories kit 2016.

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And the for the back, I just added another strip of the acetate word paper and layered it with the white paper for added dimension. I used a project life style journaling card from one of Gossamer Blue’s Life Pages kit as my journaling spot and embellished with tape and ephemera from Gossamer Blue’s December Memories kit 2016 as well.

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Day Four – So for day 4, I decided to get a bit creative. I was toying with the idea of making a giant number shaker for one of the days and the shape of 4 seemed to work out for my idea. What I did was drew and cut the number four from a regular 6×8 Simple Stories page protector, keeping the margin part with the holes so I could still have it flip in the book like a regular page. I then stuffed the four with white embossing powder and some sequins and sealed it up with my fuse.

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Front of page four…all paper and embellishments from Gossamer Blue’s December Memories kit 2016.

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And the back…I asked the boys what their favourite ornaments were and took pictures of the ornaments and printed them on my Instax.

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Additionally, I had a 4×6 page insert with photos of the boys helping me trim the tree, the front on the left and the back on the right. I again glue a page tab to the side of the insert.

And yet another page, December 4th was quite busy, what can I say? Here’s the front…

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And the back…

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Day Five – For day five, I took a picture of the toblerone shortbread I had made as well as added the recipe. I fell in love, and perhaps abused a bit, the evergreen bough stamp that was in the Gossamer Blue’s December Memories kit 2016, and stamped it all on the recipe card which I created using the Project Life app.

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Day Six  – We have a tradition of at least one time eating under the tree, picnic style…and when that coincides with Taco Tuesday, it’s a big hit! Again I used a Life Pages journaling card from Gossamer Blue as my journaling spot, with paper and embellishments from their December Memories kit 2016.

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Day Seven – Soooo….anyone ever see something totally not scrapbooking related and decide that it would be the most perfect scrapbooking embellishment ever? So that happened when I walked into the Starbucks beside my office and saw the ugly sweater gift cards. Totally adorable and I totally knew I wanted to use them in a shaker pocket. The look on the barista’s face when I asked her if I could have two of them, then explain what a shaker pocket was, was priceless. I love the way it turned out when I added some white embossing powder and sequins. This page is one of my favourites in the album.

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And the back…I glued two of the sweaters back to back so they would look nice on both sides.

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Hope everyone enjoyed my walk through of days 1 to 7, I hope to have the next chunk of pages up soon and have the whole book posted in three entries.

I hope everyone enjoyed their December and is starting off 2017 with happiness and love.

Sarah

Project Life – October 2016

October is hands down the best month of the year in my humble opinion. Not only is it my birthday, it contains Halloween (my favourite holiday) and thanksgiving (for us Canadian folks) and it definitely is when mother nature is at her brightest and most colourful.

It is also always one of the busiest months on my calendar. Along with the holidays and events, fall always has a way of drawing me outside, wanting to go pick apples or pumpkins, walk through leaves, experience all the goodness of the season.

The colours in the October Gossamer Blue kit were beautiful, albeit not very traditional fall colours, but I am always up for a challenge! Truthfully, by the time I completed my October layout, I had my November Gossamer Blue kit which had many more traditional fall elements and I used several for my October layout.

Title page:

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Totally loved the cards in the October kit and the little stickers from Dear Lizzy, I used many of them to embellish. I used a few of the stamps from the November Gossamer Blue kit as they had a thanksgiving theme to them (perfect for our early thanksgiving here) and I used a few puffy hearts from an old studio calico line and a rubber feather from Amy Tangerine to embellish.

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For my last page which was focused on Halloween, I tried a more subdued colour scheme. With the exception of the “Happy Halloween” card, which is from Simple Stories, all the cards are from the Gossamer Blue October kit. I used several stickers from Simple Stories to embellish, the chipboard cat is from Teresa Collins and another rubber phrase from Amy Tangerine is in the top right corner.

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Volunteering on a field trip to the pumpkin patch? How could I resist? It was a crisp, bright October day and the photos were so bright that I decided to let them be the focus and use muted cards, both from Gossamer Blue.  For the “today was fab” card, I cut a journaling spot and added some striped washi and a veneer arrow, all from the Gossamer Blue October Life Pages kit. Then came the stamps, I added a bird stamp to the top of the T and stamped on black paint splatters (I absolutely adored this stamp for reasons I can’t explain and it makes quite a believable paint splatter!).

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Ok folks, I think this page may be my most favourite project life page ever (I realize I have said it before, but this one I really mean!). I love the watercoloured cards from the Gossamer Blue kit and I embellished with several rubber flowers from Amy Tangerine and with some cut out ephemera that I printed from the digital file (the learn definition is a stamp from I think September’s Gossamer Blue Life Pages kit). Mimicking the watercolours in the cards, I took one of Amy Tangerine’s watercolour resist cards and used the same colour scheme to colour it in with watercolours. I matted it twice and embellished with washi tape, some puffy hearts and some enamel dots and I loved how this car came out! Not only do I love the colours and products of this page, I really love the photos too!!

Hope you enjoyed my October entry and I look forward to sharing November soon!

Sarah

Project Life- September 2016

September where did you go? That’s what I asked myself when I was browsing my blog the other day, about to post my October project life entry when I realized that I hadn’t posted my September addition of my Project life.Better late than never my friends!

September….loving the gray with the rich jewel-toned colours in Gossamer Blue’s kit for September, a different and refreshing departure from the traditional fall colours I think! I combined this month’s kit with some past kits that had similar colour scheme, and they worked perfectly. I cut out several of the digital file elements to embellish, as well as a variety of chipboard and flat stickers. The gold leaves are from Crate Paper.

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I did have a tiny 4 x12 insert page added in, one side documenting the first day of school, the back side highlighting some family reunions that took place.

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A brief update for September’s entry…hope you enjoyed!

Sarah