Friday, September 19, 2014

One Little Bird | 2014 Project Life | July P.2

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I’m slowly progressing on my July Project Life pages.  Yes, I’m sort of behind, but I’m not too stressed about it.  It’s been hot in my upstairs craft room the last month.  I’ve scrapbooked downstairs a little bit, but my workflow is best when it’s upstairs where I have access to all my supplies.

July page 2:  We went to Julio’s birthday party; we went running at the lake; lots of cute Noodle antics; we went to the San Diego Symphony Pops concert featuring the music of Abba, where there was fireworks over the SD Bay afterwards.

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Supplies:  I used all One Little Bird digital journal cards.  Everything is from the new Who I Am digital kit and journal cards, except for the upper left camera card, which is from This Magic Moment

Who I Am digital kit – on sale this weekend for 20% off!

Who I Am journal cards – also on sale for 20% off this weekend!

 

Details.  I added a wood veneer camera and enamel dots to this journal card to add some dimension.

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I typed right onto the digital journal card before printing it out.  Then I added the photo, the alpha stickers, the wood veneer, and sequins.

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Love the yellow and gray together.

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A photo collage of our night at the symphony, along with some journaling.

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After I printed this card out I stapled the tickets to it and embellished the rest of the card.

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I’m slowly making progress with each page.  I have the rest of July’s photos printed out and into pockets.  Just need to add journal cards & embellish. 

How are you doing with Project Life? 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Splash Of Fun

Last Saturday we had a church small group reunion at Jen & Steve’s house.  When we moved to San Diego in early 2000, we looked for a church to plug into, and also joined a “young married” small group.  At the start of the group it was just couples and nobody had kids.  After a couple of years that changed.  Finally the small group disbanded due to family changes.  However, our friendship remained, even though we see some of them a lot less often. 

Steve & Jen had a grotto and a waterslide added to their pool!  Saturday was so hot it was the perfect day for a pool party. It was hard to take a photo of the whole slide, but it goes all the way up the hill in their backyard! 

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Our friends and their families.  Good times!

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Todd & AJ

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We each brought a little something to add to dinner.  Todd brought dessert of course.  (Apple Cinnamon Cake!) Steve grilled tri-tip and hot dogs.  AJ & Meera brought a salad.  Jennifer & Mike brought fruit.  It was an awesome time!  The kids seriously just kept going up the hill and down the slide, none-stop.  Even the adults loved it.

Last Wednesday we went to Burger Lounge for dinner to celebrate Todd being done with his “moonlighting” job.  He had been working at nights for a few weeks on a contract project, and it was finally done.  Todd loves Burger Lounge so we drove over after work for dinner.

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This time I did a Todd Shot!

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I got the Little Lounge burger and I think it’s funny how small it looked next to the fries we shared, ha!

We also cooked at home too, because I got my braces adjusted and soup is perfect for the day of the adjustment!  This is Cauliflower Soup

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I worked on Project Life some this past weekend and the weekend before.

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I bought Miss Tiina’s Unplanner on Etsy.  They are digital downloads and I printed them on really nice 32 lb printer paper.  The pages are nice and sturdy and writing does not show-through to the other side.  I love these “Weekly Docket” pages, which have a calendar week on the left, and different boxes on the right for to-do lists.  I separate them into Personal, Work, Scrapbook, Blog, and Clean.  Photo was taken at work under florescent lighting so it doesn’t do the printed planner pages justice. 

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I got happy mail this week when my first Paper Issues Swag Bag came!  This is the September Swag Bag and it’s only $9.99!

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Not only that, but you don’t have to subscribe.  Just put in the notes section of your order that you want to buy it one-time only.  Also, you can use my code LISTGIRL to save 20% off this and anything else in the Paper Issues store!  What a great deal!

This weekend I finally learned how to HTML-code my own gallery pages here at my blog.  I added a “Scrapbook Gallery” static page where you can find a thumbnail gallery of my scrapbook pages and they link back to the original post!

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I also updated my Project Life Gallery with the same code, so that the thumbnail photos are much bigger now! 

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If you’re reading my blog in Feedly or a reader, click over and check out the new galleries.  I’m really excited that I learned how to code it myself! :)  If you are interested in doing it on your own blog, check out this tutorial at Craftivity Designs, and this tutorial at Laura’s Crafty Life.  I combined the codes and made it my own.

Even though it’s been hot, Noodle has been enjoying some snuggle time with his humans.

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And of course he loves his papasan time with his stuffed animals!

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Who’s excited about the iPhone 6?  I didn’t pre-order it, but I will be getting mine! :)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Paper Issues Link Party | Happy Moments

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It’s new issue Monday on the Paper Issues blog today!  That means it’s a new link party where if you link up your project you have a chance to win prizes!  Our sponsor for this issue is Whisker Graphics.  I love their Divine Twine and all their paper bags.  When I first started crafting a few years ago, I totally bought a bunch of their twines. 

I made a layout using lots of twine, a paper bag, and stickers from Whisker Graphics.  I also used a ton of stuff from Crate Paper’s Notes &Things, which is one of my favorite collections of all time!  It is so usable, making my layout come together pretty fast. 

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I created layers by layering a pink horizontal striped paper bag over some papers from Notes & Things.  I also used gold metallic and oyster twine on the page in various places.  The frame is from Notes & Things chipboard frames.

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The gold metallic twine adds just the right touch to the project and combines perfectly with the Crate Paper Notes & Things Collection.

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I added some journaling onto a tag, tied it with twine, and tucked it into the top of the bag.

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Be sure to link up your creation at the Paper Issues blog link party and be entered to win a prize!  Also, if you love Crate Paper’s Notes & Things (or anything else in the Paper Issues store), you can use my code LISTGIRL to save 20% off your entire purchase, any time!

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