Thursday, June 11, 2015

A mini-album

Hi everyone! I'm back today sharing a mini album I made using June Cocoa Daisy kits. I had some free time yesterday morning (my three year old slept in) and I decided I needed to get creative! 

If you are like me and take about a million pictures every week, well then you know how it is to print out more pictures then you need. I always have a few photos that don't make it into my Project Life spreads, I usually just keep them in a pile somewhere collecting dust. I decided to take a few that had something in common and make an album. I take a ton of pics of my drinks so I decided to use those. 

Everything I used is from Cocoa Daisy June kits, everything except the cute bunny stamp. "Simon" is also from Cocoa Daisy but he wasn't part of the June kit, but he is too adorable not to include and I think he looks perfect on the cover of my mini. 

And here are the pages from in side my album. Such a fun and easy project to do!! I hope you've enjoyed it! 

Thank you so much for visiting! 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

My Project Life process

Hi I'm back today to share my project life process with you. I've been doing this project for about four years now and I'm still enjoying it very much. I'm really not caught up this year but I'm not letting that bother me too much,  I'll just keep documenting and getting it in my album at my own pace.

These days I'm taking most of my pictures with my iPhone 6,  I try to use my big camera whenever possible but it's just so much more convenient to use my phone  because I always have it with me. 
I print my pictures at home on my Epson artisan 730 printer that i've had for about 4 years now.   I use OfficeMax 4 x 6 photo paper,  I prefer matte but will settle for semi gloss whenever matte isn't available. 
The first thing I do is go through my pictures and decide which ones I want to include in that weeks spread once I decide I edit them if necessary using the pic tap go app on my phone,  I usually just make them brighter,  my printer has Wi-Fi so I can print directly from my phone.
If I want to change the size of the pictures to say a 3 x 4 or into 2x2 or 4x4 squares I use the pic frame app. 

I open the app and choose 3:2 size which will give me a 4 x 6 photo when I print,  next I decide what layout I want then add the pictures. After that I save them at the highest resolution to my camera roll now I'm ready to print them super easy. If I've used my Nikon camera during the week I  download the pictures that I want to use into my computer and use Photoshop to edit them or resize and print from there. 

Next thing I do is set up pictures in the order I want, I usually round the corners on my pictures but every once in a while I'm a rebel and leave them square. 
Now comes the fun part which is choosing the journal cards cards that I want to use,  sometimes I know exactly what I want and it takes me five or ten minutes to pull it all together,  other times I can't make up my mind and the process takes forever.   After that I add the journaling and some embellishments, pop them in the album and it's done!

I use Momento app to keep track of what happened during the week my planner is also a very useful resource to remember what took place each day. 
I hope you've enjoyed this post if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment and Thank you for stopping by! 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Project Life 2015 Week 16

Hi I'm back to share a Project Life spread today, week 16 to be exact, I really need to do some catching up but I'm not going to get stressed about it, I'll just fill in the gaps when ever I have a chance.

This week was all about pancakes, frappuccinos, favorite sandwiches, tulips, beautiful weather and road trips on the weekend.  Pretty much a perfect week. I used the Studio Calico Project Life kit and acrylic and wood veneer by Color Cast Designs. I had a lot of fun with it and included more journaling than usual.  

I used the Hello and Spring acrylics from Color Cast Designs Bloom set and the two hearts are from her Basically Basics set, I adhered them with a bit of glue on a transparency sheet I cut down to fit in the 3x4 pocket, I love having a see thru pocket and those glitter acrylic are simply stunning.  The hashtag hungry wood veneer is from the Foodie set also by Color Cast Designs, that is one of my favorite sets by Jessica, perfect for all those pictures I take of food! The gold heart and the wood leaf are from one of the add on kits by Studio Calico I can't remember the name right now and the orange heart is from my Messy Box kit.

Thank you for looking and if you have any questions please ask and I'll try my very best to answer.  Have an awesome weekend!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


So lately it seems that Instagram has been my blog, I think my last blog post was about one year ago! Why? I'm not sure, I guess just life in general has me pretty busy and of course posting my projects to IG has become my lazy way of blogging.  Okay that been said I promise to become more active on this very much neglected blog of mine.

Well currently I'm trying to "catch up" on Project Life before the year is over, no pressure just doing what I can whenever I have a chance and having fun with it. Here's what I'm working on now, it's week 40 of this year. I'll be sharing some more spreads soon, just trying to get back into the groove of things.

Well that's it for today, keeping it short and sweet, Be back soon, if you don't find me here at my blog you can always find me here.  Have a great one!!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Project life week 41

I'm back today with a quick project life post.  I'll be going back in time in my album to show you past weeks. I'm not sure if I'll be able to post every single week but I'll do as many as I can before the year is over.  Here is week 41.
full spread with back and front of insert

left side


right side

This week I used Sunshine edition core kit, Midnight edition, Studio Calico PL kit, some patterned paper by Allison Kreft and lots of bits and pieces from my stash.  Thank you for looking have a wonderful day!

Project Life week 42

Hi I'm back today with a project life post.  I am up to date and enjoying it!! This is still one of my favorite ways of documenting our everyday, I love this project. I haven't been posting lately so it will take me a while to get all my weeks posted here but I'll just go ahead and start with the most current week.  I recently ordered my first PL kit from Citrus Twist Kits and I was really happy with it.  I love that they include a 6x6 paper pad that coordinates really well with the rest of the kit and the cards are super cute! I also really liked the stamps that came in this months PL kit. This week was mostly done with products from the kit and I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

left side

right side

I really had fun with the title card this week.  I used a Sil cut by Two Peas that I had made previously and some embellishments from the CT kit.  Below are some of my favorite cards and pictures of the week.

Such a cute card from the kit, the perfect sentiment.  I just added some rub on sequins and stars that were also in the kit this month.

I  added the string that the kit comes wrapped in on this card to hand the little heart.

loving those little geotag alphas

a picture of my crafty mess

and a collage of my sweet little girl

As I mentioned before most of this weeks spread was done with the CT PL kit, but I also used some things from my stash.  Some enamel dots, not sure of the brand since I got rid of the packaging, stamps from the Studio Calico kits, some washi tape that came in a SC kit, Smash tabs, some silhouette cuts and some american craft thickers by Amy Tangerine. 

I'm linking up with The Mom Creative today! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend! 

Monday, October 21, 2013

December is near!

Hi!! I'm back! It's been a while but I've decided to jump right back in.  I can hardly believe how fast this year is going.  Before we know it December will be here.  How do you document December? Last year was my first failed attempt at doing a December Daily.  I didn't prepare ahead of time and ended up feeling pressured and getting stressed about the entire thing.  The stress over it was so much that I didn't even finish December in my Project life album.  This year I will try again and I'm determined not to fail!  I went ahead and preordered the Studio Calico December Daily kit and it arrived last week.

I must say, I am extremely happy with this kit! The album is beautiful!! And the kit is packed with yummy papers, cards and tons of embellishments!!! I'm really excited to dig in and start planning and arranging it! I also can't wait to see how Ali Edwards will be putting her pages together!  Her albums are always very inspiring!!  Since this year I don't want to stress over it and give up, I've decided that the best thing to do is get started on it.  I plan on working on it every chance I get, I definitely want to decide how and decorate the outside of the album and set up my cover page and perhaps set up papers in the order I'd like them to be in the album.  I've already  opened everything and started to get some ideas, keeping it simple will be key to getting it done.  

So how will you be documenting December? I'd love to see!!  If you are interested in December Daily by Studio Calico and Ali Edwards you can find it here and here .  I hope to be back on later this week with some of my Project Life spreads.  Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!!