Category Archives: Stamping

Memory Keeping with Project Life by Stampin Up

May 8, 2016

Project Life by Stampin Up

Bathtime copy

Welcome! This month’s blog hop is all about card collections that are retiring soon, so if you like what you see, grab these now while you can! I just recently ordered the Love Story card collection, and am so glad I ordered a few sets of them, since they are retiring this collection. The cards are absolutely gorgeous and I really think they can be used for many purposes besides romantic themes. I found a lot of uses for these cards when scrapbooking photos of my kids.

For the “bathtub” page above, I just stamped a small “so much fun” stamp from the “Happy Times” Stampin’ Up!- Project Life collection (also retiring) and stamped the month “January” on the calendar card. Super simple!

It’s tough finding Project Life cards with the color purple/perwinkle in them, like in my little one’s shirt in these photos…and black and white cards are a great option when you can’t find cards to match the colors in your photos. I really like the contrast of the black and white with the bright colors in her paint set.

Project Life

These pages really came together very quickly. I love how easy it is to put something together with neutral colors like black and white and gray!

Project Life

Project Life

Project Life

Make sure you check out the other blog posts from the team this month! And if you are interested in ordering the Love Story or any other card collection, check out my website Delys Cram
Tina Gillespie
Sandra Korten
Constanze Wirtz
Julie Kettlewell
Patty Bennett
Linda Dalke
Caroline van der Straaten
Janet Morrow Wakeland

Memory Keeping With Project Life

April 9, 2016

Project Life Stampin Up

Hi everyone! This month’s challenge was to use only black and white photos. I actually use black and white photos quite a bit, but I usually mix them up with color photos. I don’t often use solely black and white photos on a page, so this was a fun challenge for me!

I’d been wanting to play around with combining one of my favorite ink colors – Calypso Coral – with black and white for quite a while, so this was a great time to do it. The great thing about using black and white photos as well as black and white cards is that you can use your favorite color to add an extra “pop” to the layout.

I used a few Stampin’ Up’ Project Life stamp sets, too. All of the cards are from the Moments Like These collection (my favorite!) except for one of the cards which was just a plain white card.

Both of these pages were very simple. All I had to do was to stamp on two cards on this first page.

On the second page, I used the calendar stamp for the month and days and then circled the day that the photos were taken. I love this stamp!

Project Life Stampin Up

Project Life Stampin Up

Thanks for checking out my pages! Make sure to hop around to see what the rest of the team created this month.

Julie Kettlewell UK
Linda Dalke Australia
Constance Wirtz Germany
Anna Pickering UK
Sandra Korten Netherlands

Memory Keeping With Project Life

March 13, 2016

Project Life Welcome Baby
I like being pushed out of my comfort zone a bit. I’ve never really incorporated metallics into my scrapbooking – but I’m so glad that this month’s blog hop theme was gold and silver, because it gave me the perfect chance to start exploring the gold colors that have been sitting in my craft stash!

I had actually recently purchased some of the gold Stampin’ Up! embossing powder, after seeing gorgeous handmade cards using this powder. I love using embossing powder on Project Life cards, and this gold powder is now one of my favorites.

I used both the gold embossing powder and blushing bride pink embossing powder on this title page for my newborn daughter’s Project Life album. Gold paper was easy to use with my punches to punch out the chevron and circle shapes.

This card is my absolute favorite card from my favorite Stampin’ Up! – Project Life collection – “Moments Like These”, designed by Liz Tamanaha. The “hello” stamp is a recent new favorite from Stampin’ Up! that I LOVE using on a first page for an album.

Project Life Moments Like These

This kit is so versatile, I’ve used it for everything from newborn photos to Disneyland photos. And speaking of Disneyland…

Here’s how I used the Moments Like These cards again, for a Disneyland page.

Project Life Disneyland

I used the coordinating stamp set to stamp some black and gold stars on a plain white 3×4 card. (I replicated a card that came in the collection, which had all black stars on it.)

Project Life Disneyland

This page is part of a 2 page spread, where the other page is a traditional 12×12 page, using other Stampin’ Up! gold washi tape, stamps and gold stickers that I used for the word “disney” from the Moments Like These accessory kit.

Disneyland Scrapbook

Finally, I used some stamps and gold embossing powder, gold vellum paper, and cards from a few different collections to create this 2 page spread of my older daughter. This vellum paper is now one of my go-to items for scrapbooking!

Project Life Baby

Now make sure to hop around to see what the rest of the team created with metallics!

Delys Cram
Linda Higgins
Tina Gillespie
Julie Kettlewell
Caroline van der Staaten
Janet Morrow Wakeland
Constanze Wirtz

Memories in the Making – Stampin’ Up! Project Life Blog Hop

January 9, 2016

Watercolor is everywhere right now, for good reason – it’s so gorgeous! I had such fun using the newest Project Life cards from Stampin’ Up! because these cards really use the watercolor theme to create some beautiful images.

Memories in the Making

I used the “Love You” stamp in the Watercolor Wonder color to stamp on top of the 4×6 card.

Memories in the Making

Similarly, I used the “Life is Good” stamp on top of the card that had the watercolor effect, and handcut a heart out of Watermelon Wonder card stock.

Memories in the Making

The only thing I did with these layouts – beside slipping the cards and photos in the photo pages – was to print out “Great America 2015” on a piece of coordinating card stock and cut out the words to adhere to the card. Simple!

Memories in the Making

Memories in the Making

Memories in the Making

These cards have definitely inspired to start playing around with watercolors myself….stay tuned for more. And make sure you check out the rest of the teams posts this month!

Julie Kettlewell, UK
Delys Cram, New Zealand
Constanze Wirtz, Germany
Linda Higgins, Australia
Tina Gillespie

DIY 5 Minute Project Life Cards

June 10, 2015

Hi everyone! Today I’m going to show you a super easy way to make your own Project Life cards. Best of all, it’s so simple you can make several cards in just a few minutes. You really just need a few basic materials: card stock, White Signo pen, cirle or other shape stamp, paper trimmer, and some ink.

Project Life by L'Enfant Chéri

I was originally inspired to try this after seeing a super adorable heart card in the new Moments Like These Stampin’ Up! – Project Life card collection with the word “lovely” on it. Then I saw some awesome cards with a similar concept, designed by Big City Quiet Designs and featured in a Project Life layout by Turquoise Avenue and I knew I definitely had to try this.

I used a circle stamp (from the Stampin’ Up! “What’s Your Type” set.) You really can use any sort of solid shape for this idea. I think this would also be very cute with a solid heart!

I also cut my own white Project Life cards from Whisper White card stock. Note that when you are making your own Project Life cards, you might want to cut them to 2 and 7/8 inches by 4 inches, as many Project Life page protector pockets aren’t actually a full 3×4 size.

Project Life by L'Enfant Chéri

After I cut my card stock to get plain white cards, I simply stamped the circle onto the card using the new Stampin’ Up! In Colors. After letting it dry for a minute or two, I then took my white Signo pen and hand wrote the sentiment over the stamp. These Signo pens seem to dry fairly quickly – I think a few minutes is fine but it has been fairly warm where I am (100 degrees F on the day I tried this at first!) so make sure to check for yourself how long it takes to dry where you are.

Project Life by L'Enfant Chéri

And that’s how easy it is!

Memory Keeping with Project Life and Stampin’ Up! Blog Hop

June 7, 2015

I’m so excited to share this month’s blog hop with you, because I am absolutely in love with this card collection we are going to share with you! The brand new Moments Like These cards from Stampin’ Up! – Project Life are incredibly beautiful. I think I’ll be using these cards over and over again this year!

One of my favorite things about them is the color theme. They feature some of the new Stampin’ Up! 2015-2017 In Colors, like Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder. Additionally, there are some awesome black and white cards in this collection as well!

My favorite is the Mint Macaron. It’s a gorgeous soft green color and I adore it! I used it to scrapbook some lovely photos that one of my favorite photographers took of my daughter when she was 9 months old.

Project Life by L'Enfant Chéri // Photography by Nicole Monique Photography

These cards can also be used for traditional 12 x 12 layouts as well. Here I just quickly grabbed a few cards and placed them with a photo I took of Sofia at the kitchen table. She always looks so happy when it’s time for a snack! This layout was inspired by a beautiful scrapbook page by the oh-so-creative Alex Hunter Designs.

I love the little peek of Watermelon Wonder color, especially when paired with black. Normally bright colors aren’t my favorite, but I just adore this one!

Project Life by L'Enfant Chéri // Moments Like These

Sometimes a black and white card theme is fun too, and these cards are perfect for that as well. Another fabulous brand new product is the Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper. Since those designer papers are black and white patterned, they are super easy to quickly trim down to the size of Project Life cards and slip into the page protectors. Then I just mix and matched them with the black and white cards in the Moments Like These card collection.

Project Life by L'Enfant Chéri // Moments Like These

Often when I’m journaling on a Project Life card, I will print directly onto the card from my home computer. (For how I do that, see my super easy tutorial here.) My current favorite font (inspired by Caillou) is Futura.

Project Life by L'Enfant Chéri // Moments Like These

I love the pop of the red berries against the black and white cards.

Project Life by L'Enfant Chéri // Moments Like These

Finally, here is another 12 x 12 layouts with a few stamps and washi tape, using my new favorite color- Mint Macaron.

Project Life by L'Enfant Chéri // Moments Like These

Thanks for checking out this blog post! Now hop on over to the rest of the Design Team’s posts about this wonderful new card collection.

Claire Daly, Australia
Delys Cram, New Zealand
Constanze Wirtz, Germany
Kate Denyer, UK
Janet Morrow Wakeland, USA

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Memory Keeping with Project Life and Stampin’ Up! Blog Hop

May 10, 2015

I love the Happiness Is Stampin’ Up!-Project Life card collection, so I was thrilled that this collection is this month’s theme for the MK PLxSU Design Team’s Blog Hop.

I’m working my way through my scrapbooking for the last few months and these are just a few pages from some typical days around the house with my daughter. I love how easy it is to get scrapbooking done with Project Life!

Stampin' Up! - Project Life

I used the Skinny Mini Alphabet stamp set a few times with these pages. I just love this alphabet stamp and use it all the time! It’s being retired this year so make sure to grab it while you can.

Stampin' Up! - Project Life

Stampin' Up! - Project Life

Stampin' Up! - Project Life

I printed my journaling directly onto this card. For my tutorial on how I do this (super easy!) click here.

Stampin' Up! - Project Life

I used the “Happy” and “&” stamps from the Countless Sayings 2 stamp set along with the Skinny Mini stamps. I also used the washi tape from the Happiness Is Accessory Pack along with the journaling that I printed onto Sahara Sand cardstock that I cut out and placed on the 3×4 card. I actually had never used washi tape until I started using Stampin’ Up! and now I absolutely love it!

Stampin' Up! - Project Life

This wreath from the Your Perfect day stamp set is one of my newest favorite stamps. It’s great using it as a border around a smaller stamp. Here I used the “Picture Perfect” stamp from the Project Life Remember This stamp set, which is one of my favorite overall stamp sets to use for Project Life and scrapbooking in general.

Stampin' Up! - Project Life

One great thing about this card collection is that the colors coordinate with the Stampin’ Up! Moonlight Designer Series paper stack. I grabbed a few of these pages and trimmed them to 4×6 and used them as cards along with the actual collection.

Thanks for looking…now make sure to hop over to the other Design Team members’ creations!

Claire Daly, Australia

Julie Kettlewell, UK

Delys Cram, New Zealand

Constanze Wirtz, Germany

Janet Morrow Wakeland, USA

Kate Denyer, UK

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.

Project Life

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.

Cheerful Critters

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!