I haven't given up Project Life yet! That's a big deal for me. Even though it did take an insane amount of time to make this layout. Because of that, I am keeping each week to one page instead of a 2-page spread. I might make some facing layouts match but for now I like using a different kit and color scheme each week. I'm loving the Ali Edwards brushes and already have like ten more on my wish list. I also used a Stampin' Up! digital kit (The Best Year). Did you know that you can use Stampin' Up!'s digital kits in other programs like Photoshop? Pretty awesome!
(OMG LOOK AT HOW CUTE MY DAUGHTER IS FALLING ASLEEP IN HER LADYBUG COSTUME.)
So I thought I would give Project Life another try. I've done previous versions here but needed more room for journaling and photos than that template allowed me. I even attempted the paper/divided sheet protectors style and found I just got frustrated with my lack of supplies. Digital is where I feel at home because I have such a selection of designs at my fingertips. And finding what I need is as easy as going online to a digital shop (I'm no longer a SU demo, so I am using many companies' products) and purchasing a kit or downloading a freebie! (see freebies used below). I'll keep it easy every week, trying to stick to one kit per week so that the color scheme is unified and embellishments are easy to pick. I'm thinking of sticking with one font and mostly word art from Ali Edwards. I have tons of great products I'd like to use and ideas on my Project Life Pinterest Board if you want inspiration. I'm really hoping this is the year I end up documenting more everyday moments of our life and telling stories, rather than just putting photos in layouts with pretty paper.
This week the template I used was a freebie from Becky Higgins' site and the kit is another freebie from Erica Zane. That's what I call a project on a dime! Now, does anyone want to purchase the Project Life Honey core kit I just purchased but won't be using?
It's been a long time since I shared anything here but I am back to creating now. This is one I made a few months ago. Kim VanDiepen's husband had a stroke and so some demonstrators posted cards online to let her know we were thinking of her. This one came together quickly in MDS. Have a great Thursday!
I saw this adorable card by Natasha Schwecke and knew I had to copy it! I love the look of the wood grain mixed with the glitter paper. I feel like that's what Thanksgiving is- a time to party and glitz up the simple celebration of food and bounty. May you and your families all have a happy Thanksgiving!
*All supplies by Stampin' Up! If you don't have a demonstrator yet, consider making yours my mom! (Demo #31!)
Did you know that My Digital Studio is great for designing blog banners? I created this one for my other blog. I used one I saw online as inspiration and it came together very quickly. I'm sad to say this is my last blog hop post. :( I'm overwhelmed with school and being a mommy to the point where I haven't done a lot of designing lately. But I'll still be posting projects here when I do get a spare moment. Thanks for joining me for the past 2+ years on this fun adventure and make sure you continue to follow the bi-monthly blog hop. I love these super talented women!