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Monday, April 15, 2013

PL: Which Day is a good day

Today is the start of a fun collaboration with 
We are having some fun creating and recording the two companies products together. Any day is a good day to start!

Today I'm sharing a layout from the week before last on the coming of spring. Nature is starting to blossom and at the same time so it the need for baby blankets. Hee-hee, it just so happens it's time to replenish the baby dedication blankets for our church, too. 

The focus of my post though is going to be making your own unique kit cards. It's really fun to do and since they aren't the focal part of your PL pages you can have a little more freedom to play.

Here's my layout. Don't mind the lack of journaling, it's my perfectionist mind that wants to make sure I don't mess up on the handwriting and not that I want to share what's on my mind. :)

(UPDATE: I added my thoughts finally.... digitally at least.)

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Getting Started
I followed the pockets of Design A layout (the right-hand page of my full spread layout) and on a 12 x 12-inch piece of cream cardstock by WorldWin. Doing this will create enough cards to use in a Design A and C layout, then add your photos or ephemera.  I scored some lines on my cardstock for guides for stamping in the right spots. The first one is at 6-inches (A).

I rotated it a quarter turn and scored at 4-inches (B) and 8-inches (C).

Then I rotated it back a quarter turn and lined up the 6-inch score (A) on the 3-inch mark of my trimmer and before laying down the slide bar I moved my score blade up to 4-inches then pressed down on the cardstock and scrored up to 8-inches (D). I repeated this again by flipping the cardstock and lining up the 6-inch score (A) on 3-inches and scored on the paper between 4-inches and 8-inches (E).

Stamp and emboss with Midnight Black powder.

Sprinkle color embossing powders and for the glitters sprinkle clear embossing powder down first.

Stamp and emboss within the score lines or cross over to stamp two edges.

I chose to embellish with sewing on my cards.

Stamp a Title card (or hand write some of it). I used a new Vintage Alphabet set from Stampendous that will be in stores soon!

Stamp an inspirational quote or favorite sentiment as a filler card. Thoughtful Wishes, Hydrangea Bunch and Garden Background stamps were used here.

Whew! That was a long post. I'm so glad you made it this far with me.

That's all from me today! I hope you were inspired to try One Day with Becky Higgins Project Life and Stampendous products... any day is a good day to start!

Stamps: Garden Background (Stampendous), Thoughtful Wishes (Stampendous), Hydrangea Bunch (Stampendous), Vintage Uppercase and Vintage Lowercase IN STORES SOON (Stampendous)
Paper: Cream Cardstock (Worldwin)
Ink: Memento Jet Black (Tsukineko), Versamark Watermark Ink Pad (Tsukineko)
Accessories: China Blue Micro Glitter, Sunflower Micro Glitter, Rose Ultra Fine Pearl Glitter, Jade PearLustre Embossing Powder, Aged Rose Embossing Enamel, Midnight Black Embossing Powder, Topaz PearLustre Embossing Powder, Clear Detail Embossing Powder (Stampendous), black thread and sewing machine

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  1. I love your pages, they are so pretty with all of the different glitter!

  2. This is great, Janelle! Love what you've done with the gorgeous background. So easy once you've divided your paper. Thanks so much for playing in our hop!

  3. Love your hand stamped kit cards...beautiful!

  4. Great project.

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  5. Great project.

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  6. Oh how pretty. I love the glittery look.

  7. I LOVE this! I am a glitter and embossing addict and this is gorgeous! I have not tried the project life stuff yet but am going to be getting started with it when funds allow. Opening a window on April 4th my arm went through it and I sliced open my wrist. It required 18 stiltches to close the 3 wounds and I have been unable to feel my fingers since then. Last week I was at the doctor's office (an hour away & $25 for gas) every day trying to get some answers. Today I found out that the tendons were cut and I am having surgery Wednesday to try to repair it. They are unsure if it will be successful since so much time has passed. Needless to say, I am unable to do a lot of crafting so Project Life is how I am going to be able to keep documenting my families everyday and special moments! Would love to win some goodies to get me started since funds are very limited and lots of money spent on medical bills and gas! I have photos of my wrist before it was stitched and after it was stitched so that will be the first thing to document using Project Life! Thanks so much for the chance to win some goodies to get me started!

    1. Oh my goodness! I'm so sorry it's that serious. I hope your surgery goes well and you heal quickly.

      My hubby-to-be, at the time, was helping move folding tables at my brother's wedding rehearsal and one slipped out of his hands and slit open the palm side of his middle finger cutting the flexor tendon. Repairing it would not have been possible a year earlier so fortunate for him he had a full recovery. That was over 15 years ago.

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  9. Beautiful project, I appreciate you showing us all the process. TFS

  10. Fabulous double page Janelle and you really rocked PL & Stampendous combo. I love it!

  11. Beautiful inserts for Project Life. Thanks for sharing how you cut the paper.

  12. Lovely project! This is a great idea, combining stamping with getting some photos in scrapbooks, I must do this!!

    Carol B

  13. Great layout!! Thanks to Stampendous for showing this take on Project Life. I have heard of it, but never really looked into learning more about it since I'm not a scrapbooker. Now it is sounding interesting to me!!

  14. These pages are so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your ideas and inspiration to get started!!!

  15. Wow, these are just gorgeous! I love the colors and stitching! Just shows you can be fancy and still do Project Life!

  16. Wow, these inserts are so pretty! I have only seen pages for PL done with pre-made inserts so this is a great feature!


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