Monday, September 29, 2014

Cole Family A Year In The Life!

I did it! I started the project life program by Becky Higgins.  I am going to use her #projectlifeapp to document a year in the life of my family.  The first page is the most important.  It is the title page and shows what we are all about in this family.  Luckily I had the perfect photo to show my crazy family.  It was a photo from the KISS concert in 2010.  It was a time of starting over for our family and so that picture is appropriate for this page.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Project life and my book of me......

I used to be an avid scrapbooker.  My daughter who is 13 now had about 10 scrapbooks before she was even 10.  I bought every little gadget, gizmo, embellishment, paper, etc that was out there and the in thing at the time.  Needless to say I was always broke from the amount of money I spent.   About 3 years ago I got the cardmaking and stamping bug and decided no more scrapbooks.  I had all the supplies I needed but then decided about a year ago that I wanted to advance further and use Copics etc to make my stamped images pop.. Well I weighted my options and went with the Spectrum Noir Markers and then pencil sets.  I have all and I am in love with both, but I find myself using the pencils more often then not.  Well I have heard and seen all this mumbo jumbo on Project Life and wondered what it was all about... Well it was a system that I liked but had no desire to sink money into.  I have paper coming out of my ears as well as embellishments etc, and a QK SIlhouette that allows for die cutting etc, so I felt investing the money into this new system was way too much on my tiny little crafting budget.  Well I was signed up for the Becky Higgins page etc on Facebook as well as her blog and low and behold... Project life iphone app!  Just up my alley.  The minute I downloaded it and started to play I was addicted.  I ordered a few of the extra sets of layouts and cards and have managed to start a book of me which when done I will print out and place in an 8x8 album.  Now that I have my BOM in mind and started I am looking in to the whole project life idea. I haven't taken pictures on my digital camera in forever.  I tend to use my iphone more, but I am heading to Orlando Florida in March for a much needed vacation with friends and I plan on taking my camera with me.  Between my phone and my camera and my friends I imagine that I will have an album done by the end of the trip.  Here are just a few pages that I have done using the Project Life App by Becky Higgins......

Title Page Book of Me.

Birth page Book of Me

School page Book of Me

I know the android version is not out yet, but if you have an Iphone and want to start doing this then now is the time.  Without this little app, I would still be sitting here thinking about that Book of Me like I have been for about 10 years now.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Look who won!

So super excited!!  Won the Perfect Pin-up title from The Stamping chef!  So excited!!   I love her images.. They are just super gorgeous and very very Sexy!  Pop on over and check her store and blog out.!

Monday, September 8, 2014

KISS Album

I haven't wanted to scrapbook in a very long time.  The last one I did was for the KISS concert we took my then 9 year old daughter to four years ago.  In looking forward to getting back into it once more and I am hoping that my Spring trip to Universal Studios will get me back into it. 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Happy Birthday Master!

From the moment I saw this digital stamp from The Stamping Chef I knew exactly who this was for.  My good friend John's birthday is coming up in October and we have a little joke between us concerning 50 Shades of Grey.   When I saw this stamp I ordered it right away and practiced up some colouring.  This image I used the Spectrum Noir Coloured Pencils.  There are 5 sets in varying shades so highlites and lowlites are easily achieved and they blend well together or over the Spectrum Noir markers.  I didn't want to place the uncensored image on here because I am entering it in the Stampin Chef's challenge on their blog.  The name of this image is 50 Shades Of Smexy.

Black Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Satin cardstock: DCWV
Satin Ribbons: Unknown from stash
Colouring: Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils

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