Monthly Archives: April 2015

Dinnertime

April 19, 2015

Dinnertime was interrupted by the sight of some golfers on the course behind our house. Sofia told us to “shhhhh” for the golfers, since we have taught her to be quiet for them when they are teeing off!

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She loves dinnertime. Any mealtime, for that matter.

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Project Life Stamper

April 18, 2015

I have been in love with both Project Life and Stampin’ Up for several months now. Stampin’ Up! has their own line of awesome Project Life scrapbooking products, but I still have a bunch of Project Life cards that weren’t necessarily made to coordinate with Stampin’ Up ink colors. But I love combining the two things that I decided to see how the Stampin’ Up ink colors look on the various Project Life kits. And I am SO thrilled! So many of the colors match beautifully! Now, I still love the Stampin’ Up! line of Project Life products. But it’s so exciting to see how versatile their ink colors are. Here are a few examples.

Here are a few cards from the “Jade” Edition Core Kit, stamped with the Stampin’ Up! Thank You stamp, and the wreath stamp from the “Your Perfect Day” stamp set.

Project Life Stamp Colors

And here are several stamped cards from the “Happy” Edition Core Kit.

Project Life Stamp Colors

So far, these are my favorite colors that match the Project Life core kits that I have on my shelf.

Happy: Calypso Coral, Crisp Canteloupe, Pool Party, Hello Honey, Garden Green (a bit dark, but I like it)

Jade: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, So Saffron, Hello Honey, Crushed Curry

Maggie Holmes: Pool Party, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Crushed Curry, So Saffron, Strawberry Slush

Kiwi: Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Strawberry Slush, Pumpkin Pie, Hello Honey, Crushed Curry.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these colors with all these cards! Makes me even more excited about using SU and PL, if that was possible!

Coloring – For Grown Ups

April 11, 2015

NPR recently ran a story about the recent popularity of coloring books for adults. I have to say this resonated with me, as I’ve spend the last few months playing around with coloring. It started with some pens from Stampin’ Up!…the moment I opened up those pens and started using them to color in some stamps, I was hooked. I quickly turned to Pinterest and found some other things to color. Here are a few examples of both stamps and printables that I have used to create Project Life cards.

This is a printable that I found on Doodle Art Alley – a great website that has plenty of free printable quotes that are perfect for coloring. I just set the print settings so that the image fit a 4×6 Project Life size card.

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This bunny rabbit stamp is from the Stampin’ Up! Cheerful Critters set that is perfect for coloring. I added in a few other stamps and Project Life cards from the Little Moments collection to create this Easter Egg Hunt layout.

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Stampin' Up! Project Life

And finally, I also found some great coloring resources on Homestead Bound for adults experiencing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Make sure to check these out if there are any adults in your life who could benefit from this kind of craft.

Coloring can be a lot of fun, and I have to say that I was very surprised at home much I enjoy this. It’s a great relaxing craft…and even if you don’t consider yourself to be very creative, it’s easy to do some coloring!