Thursday, July 31, 2014

Project Life by SU for You Blog Tour - #PLxSU4U

Hey there!

Yeahhhh.......I've been away for a bit.
I've been taking a break from the studio to focus on family matters this Summer, BUT....if anything can bring me back to creating, it's this fun, new memory keeping system from SU!.

We've partnered with Becky Higgins (yes, THE Becky Higgins of scrapbooking fame!) to bring you Project Life by Stampin' Up! #PLxSU
Need a quick and simple way to get your photos out of boxes, off the computer and into an album that everyone can enjoy?
Here ya' go.

It's affordable, easy, time-saving and best of all, requires zero design skill.

I've teamed up with my 2010 Advisory Board Sisters to bring you all a once a month Blog Hop that highlights all the different creative ideas we have for using Project Life.
Because it's so versatile, you can use it not only for memory keeping, but cards, traditional scrapbooking and your other paper crafting projects.
Look for this logo on the last day of each month and you'll know you've got great creative ideas at your fingertips!


If you are starting here on my blog, be sure to click through and visit all the other blogs of my #ABsisters2010
Click the arrow below to go back to Stella MacKay's blog:

 http://www.stellarstamps.com/stampin_and_scrappin_up/2014/07/project-life-by-su-for-you-blog-tour-highlighting-stampin-ups-new-relationship-with-becky-higgins.html

At the beginning of 2014, I decided that this would be my #yearoflivingawesomely (year of living AWESOMELY)
A year of embracing change and growing in ways I had only dreamed of before.
Since this is a seminal year in my life - I turned 50 - naturally, I wanted to document it. However, as a busy Mom, Wife, Writer and Business Owner, my time is SO limited. As much as I love traditional scrapbooking, I knew it wouldn't happen for this project.

When Stampin' Up! introduced our partnership with Becky Higgins and Project Life, I knew I had the solution.
Take a gander at my first layout:


In less than a 1/2 hour, I had the basic layout done - all photos chosen and in place, journaling blocks inserted AND JOURNALED! (a major victory - can you relate?) and the ideas for my extra embellishments.

The best part is that you don't have to add ANYthing else but your photos and journaling. Period!
I am however, an overachiever and cannot resist jazzing it up with some nifty adornments.
For this first page, I used the NEW Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection and Accessory Pack. (see photos at the end of this post)
Here's some close up pics of the layout:


The polaroid cut out frame is done with the On Film Framelits and my Big Shot. I placed it on top of the page protector, and held it in place with a few glue dots. The letters are stickers from the accessory pack and I used the heart from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack to punch out the Red Glimmer Paper heart.

For the journaling block in this photo, I used a tag from the Celebration Basics Banner Kit and a scrap of Bermuda Bay Cardstock embossed with the Alphabet Press Textured Impressions Folder. The tag is attached with Washi Tape from the Retro Fresh collection.

Here's the next close up:


The journaling tag here is straight from the Card Collection. I used the Project Life Journaling Pens and stamped the "awesome" in Pumpkin Pie ink using the Make Note Rotary Stamp.
Easy peasy!

The last close up:


The journaling piece again is straight from the Card Collection. I stamped the month, arrow and year on it in Bermuda Bay ink using two of the Project Life photopolymer stamp sets - Day to Day and Point & Click.

Simple, fun and DONE!

I think you are going to LOVE Project Life and this fresh, new way of documenting your memories!
Click the arrow below to visit my friend Jodi Reinert's blog and see her #PLxSU ideas!
Scroll down for info on the products I used here and a link to my Online Store.
http://www.stampwithjodi.com/2014/07/project-life-by-stampin-up-blog-hop.html

Here are the Project Life Products I used on today's layout:

You can place your order in my Online Store for all of these and more Project Life Assortments - including a smaller, 6 x 8 album if you don't want to go for the gusto with a 12 x 12. 
Click this icon to visit my online store today:

http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryid=1800&dbwsdemoid=112744
 
Thanks so much for stopping by our Blog Hop today - I hope you've been inspired to do some memory keeping of your own.
Let me know how I can help you!
~~Robin

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