Saturday, December 7, 2013

Week 15 2013

Hi friends!  I hope you are doing well!  We are doing ok here.  We had our family pictures taken for our Christmas cards today.  I feel like I'm constantly running late these days.  Hopefully, my cards will be out before Christmas.  Tonight, we are going to a holiday party.  It should be fun.

Today, I'm sharing a Project Life layout with you.  I'm having the hardest time blogging these layouts because I hate photographing them.  I've tried diffused flash and it doesn't look great.  I use natural light with these photos and I think it looks HORRIBLE.  I'm just having huge issues.  I might try my Ott Lites next.  I have tons of weeks that I would like to share but the thought of photographing and editing them makes me what to pull my hair out.

I set out to make this layout for the Paper Smooches Sparks challenge this week which is Anything Goes.  I do make a ton of cards right now so I figured it would push me to do my Project Life.  I pulled out ALL my Paper Smooches stamps and dies for this layout.  I should get a prize for using the MOST Paper Smooches.  ;)  It was REALLY great!  I love using the dies to make custom journalling cards.  I don't have a Silhoutte and this is a GREAT way to make my own cards with that transparent look without having to spend $250 on a machine.  I also loved using my Alphadots stamp set since I usually use stickers.  This gave me a really cohesive look across my layout.  I also love that the dies, sentiments, and alphas are in the same(ish) font.

For this layout, I decided to use the Blush Project Life Core Kit as well as all Becky Higgins page protectors.  I trimmed a lot of the cards down.  At first I wasn't ok with that but you know what?  Not all my page protectors are 4x6 or 3x4 and it had to be done and I'm quite happy with it now.  I do wish I had the BH corner rounder though so I could re-round the corners once I trim the card.  

Full layout with insert
Full layout with insert turned the other way
 Layout without insert in
Left side
 Right side
Insert front
Insert back
 Have a great day, friends!


  1. This is seriously adorable! I love how you incorporated all those different stamps/dies! What a great week!

  2. WOW!!! Use of all these Paper Smooches stamps is really amazing! Sweet page. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Smooches Sparks