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Project Life: April ’16 (Part 3)

Hello everyone! I haven’t been that great about keeping up with my blog this month but I have actually been creatively busy, so I’m going to blame it on not having internet, STILL!!! I have been working on a couple of things and I can’t wait to share very soon! (Seriously cannot wait!) (Extremely excited!)

Today I am sharing two new Project Life layouts from our Vegas trip. We had such a blast on this trip and I’m happy I finally was able to document it!

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For my first layout, I used Becky Higgins Design H and 6×12 pocket pages. I also used a couple of inserts from the Fine & Dandy Digital Edition. You guys know I always include black & white inserts to my layouts but I wanted to stay away from that because these pictures are so bright and colorful. It’s always good to change it up, right?

I have been using the picture of New York, New York for a lot of examples on how I like to edit my photos and it was nice to finally put it in my album. I used Christine Herrin’s Ready Jet Set Digital Stamps for an extra touch on that photo. You can see a before and after of that picture here.

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I used the same pocket pages for my second layout. I added a stamp from Kellie Stamps and journaling on a white tag. For the inserts, I used a couple of 3×4 filler cards from Stampin Up Moments Like These Digital Edition and Project 52 2016 Digital Edition (had to throw some black & white in there!) To get the poker chips on the inserts, I used Scotch Permanent Mounting Squares.

I hope you guys enjoyed this quick post, I promise not to take too long for the next one!

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Project Life: April ’16

Happy Fourth of July! I have been MIA this past month but by now you guys know my situation. I’m trying to look at the bright side though, instead of always being on my computer in the other room surfing the net, now I’m spending more time with my family – on my phone surfing the net. It’s all on how we look at things!

I should be posting my June Top 5 but because my last post was my May Top 5, I figured I should post some Project Life first.

For my first layout, I used the Becky Higgin’s Project 52 2016 Calendars Digital Kit again for my monthly cover and I also used the Project 52 2016 Digital Kit. I used my fuse tool for both pages, on the left page I fused the bottom of a Design H page (made a 4×6 into two 3×4). I also took a 6×12, the right page, and fused it into thirds to fit three 4×6 photos. This isn’t a very happy layout because it covers the ducks leaving and my childhood home going up on the market. Sad stuff, but it’s something important to me and as hard as the beginning of April was, that’s something I will want to remember.

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On my second layout I decided to use the Wander Kit. I’ve used this kit before but I just love Christine Herrin’s style and I thought it went perfect with these pictures as well. The pictures on this layout are from the Stanton Old Sorehead Trade Days, something us West Texans look forward to three times a year. It’s a big craft/trade show with awesome food and the best freaking beef fajita burritos. Ever. Period. The end. In all the land.

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I can’t wait to blog about the rest of April because I will be documenting about moving and going to Vegas! I’m just hoping we will be bestowed the privilege of high-speed internet very, very soon. Fingers crossed… and at this point my legs, arms, and eyes are crossed as well.

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May ’16 Top 5

I need help!!! I’m in LAZY mode right now, so so lazy. So lazy that it’s taking me forever to write this blog post. I’ve lost my craft mojo and I can’t find it. Ok ok, I’m over exaggerating but I have been feeling motivationally challenged lately and it doesn’t help that my craft room is a complete mess and I can’t see the dream craft room I had once envisioned in my head anymore (drama queen).

Enough about what my husband would call my every day, I’m pretty stoked (new word I decided to try out, doesn’t feel natural to me though) about this month’s Top 5, it has stamps galore!

May '16 Top 5

1. Altenew Majestic Bloom Stamp Set

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This just makes me want to make a card… so bad. By now you should know I love layered stamps and I haven’t bought this type of stamp in a while but I just couldn’t pass this one up! As soon as I saw it I put it in my shopping card and I’ve had no regrets. I cannot wait to put this stamp set to good use!

2. Concord & 9th Sophisticated Script Stamp Set

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Here’s another stamp set I just had to get as soon as I saw it. I love this font and I think these letters fit perfectly together leaving you with letters/words that look like they were really handwritten in.

3. Kelly Purkey Tiny Victories Mini Kit (Designed by Brandi Kincaid)

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I cannot get enough of this kit! Right now I’m just loving Brandi’s drawings, I follow her on Instagram and think Harriet and Paloma are so cute and clever (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, you really need to check Brandi’s Instagram feed). In this kit, you get alphabet stickers, two flair buttons, 12 4×4 inserts (back and front), and a full stamp set, which to me, is exactly what I want in a kit.

4. A Beautiful Mess A Color Story App

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I was so happy once this app was available for android because you guys know I’m only using my Samsung Edge to take pictures this year. The app is free and you get a couple of filters for free but I went ahead and purchased all the filter packages since I’m obsessed with editing. My favorite feature of this app is the color fog effect, I like to fog the crap out of my pictures! I didn’t fog this pic but here is a picture of my girls that was edited using the app.

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5. Christine Herrin KPxCH Brush Bundle

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If you follow me on Instagram you probably saw how excited I was to discover digital stamps. Why did it take me so long? I don’t know, I guess because I’m lazy. I had a little extra cash burning a hole in my pocket and figured “why not give this a shot?”. This bundle is awesome and I highly recommend buying it if you’re into digital stamping. I plan on starting to incorporate more digitals in my Project Life layouts. Check out my before and after of one of my Vegas pics (most editing done with Light Room).

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There you have it folks, my Top 5 for May. I may not be doing a lot of crafting but I’m still shopping, which is not always a good thing. I’m not going to lie, a couple of these things were bought online while I was in bed. So bad, right?

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Project Life: February’16 (Part Two)

Hi there! I hope you guys had a nice Easter weekend!

Today I am sharing my last two Project Life layouts for the month of February. I was really excited to hear Christine Herrin had designed a kit for Becky Higgins, I love all her designs. The “Wander” core kit was perfect for documenting AJ’s first solo marathon.

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I’m trying to embrace my handwriting… Still not loving it, doesn’t look as good as other people’s handwriting (ahem, Kelly Purkey) but it’s unique in it’s own way…

For my next layout, I went with the Becky Higgin’s “Currently” core kit. This kit was designed by Peppermint Granberg, another favorite designer of mine. I love the colors and patterns on this kit.

This layout shows the progress on our new house and AJ’s first driving lesson. The ampersand flair button I used for this is from Scrapbook and More, designed by Janna Werner.

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Both layouts were made using photo pocket page design H. Design H has been my “go-to” lately, you’ll see more of them on my next post.

I hope you guys enjoyed, see you guys next time!