Thursday, April 4, 2013

Project Life | Week 13 + a Giveaway!

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Update:  winner of the giveaway is announced here!

My creative life got really busy the last couple of months. I was doing a lot of scrapbooking, but not Project Life. I was a little sad that I hadn’t gotten around to doing Project Life because I missed it a lot. So after this round of making projects for my creative teams, I set aside some time to do Project Life. I have to admit that it was joyous and delightful to get back to Project Life. I decided just to pick up with Week 13 and do it. I’m not sticking with a weekly Project Life per se, but I wanted to pick up with current photos and get it done so I can have a quick win and feel motivated! :)  On Sunday night I picked out photos and printed them out, and I did a couple of journaling cards. Then Monday night I was able to finish it up. It didn’t feel like I spent a ton of time on this spread. I think spreading it out over two nights was a good idea for me.
Here’s the two page spread.
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Left page.
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I documented the baby quilt-square making party, and our day off and going to lunch at Ortega’s

I created this journal card using one of the 3x4 grid journal cards from Studio Calico. I added some blue grid washi tape, and then a circle die cut from Evalicious.  Then I added a light blue enamel dot from My Mind’s Eye to the center of the camera graphic. 
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It seemed like my photos on this page were blue, orange, and yellow, so I decided to stick with that color scheme. I used a 3x4 filler design card from the Jade Edition of Project Life that I purchased during the special sale at HSN.  My friend Lili Niclass designed it. I must say, I love this kit so much. It has so much variety and all the designs are my colors and right up my alley! I added some yellow airmail washi tape, and stamped an Evalicious typewriter stamp on white cardstock and cut it out and adhered it on top of the washi tape. Makes for a cute journal card! :)
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For this spread, I took my photos into Photoshop and did a lot of journaling and dating right on the photo before printing them out. I really like the look of that, so I think I’ll continue doing it.
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Right side. 
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For this side I documented my breakfast date with Meera, the exciting arrival of the Jade Edition of Project Life, running in a new pair of shoes, a froyo date, TV shows we’re watching, and my first projects I made for the Lily Bee design team.

I cut up a heart doily and layered it underneath the photo. For this week, I printed out several photos “polaroid” style, so I could write on the bottom part. I stamped the date on the photo with Staz-On ink, because the glossy photo surface was slick. For the same reason, I wrote on the photo using the AC Slick Writer.
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This 4x6 journal card is from the Jade Edition of Project Life. I thought it was appropriate to use it to document the arrival of the kit. :) I added the orange enamel dot and that was it.
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For the next set of photos, I journaled on them first in Photoshop, then printed them out “polaroid” style. I really like it!
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For this 4x6 slot I used patterned paper and my Silhouette digital cutter to cut out the shape of a TV. Some letter stickers and enamel dots round off the TV embellishment. I think I’m in love with enamel dots, can you tell?
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That’s it for this week’s Project Life!  Now the exciting part…

GIVEAWAY!
I’m giving away this set of Project Life journal cards by Studio Calico. I purchased a couple of their Project Life grab bags a couple of weeks ago, and all these cards were duplicates that I received. I decided to give them away on my blog!
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But wait! That’s not all! I also have some extra journal cards from the Clementine Edition of Project Life (also designed by Lili Niclass). So I’m throwing these into the giveaway as well.
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And that’s still not all! All the journal cards above will be sent in this Studio Calico Project Life box, along with this American Crafts Love roller date stamp!
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The AC Love roller date stamp was sold in US Target stores earlier in the year. I went to two Target stores and they were sold out at both stores. I asked my husband Todd to stop by a third Target on his way home, and he found some there! He bought two for me so I could give one away on my blog. He’s so sweet! ♥

Leave a comment in this post for a chance to win this Project Life journal card + date stamp package. I’m not limiting this giveaway, so internationals are welcome to enter! Yay!  For a second entry, you can follow my blog via Google Friend Connect on the left sidebar of my blog. Then post a separate comment that you’ve done so. (If you already follow my blog via Google Friend Connect, you can still make a separate comment and just tell me you’ve already followed.)  Giveaway contest ends on Sunday night April 7th 9pm United States Pacific Daylight Savings time. I will close the comments then and draw a random winner. (Please make sure you check back to see if you’ve won. If I don’t hear back from the winner for a week, I will draw another winner.) Good luck!

And while you are clicking over to enter, I’ll point out a couple of recent changes to the blog. If you hover your mouse over a photo, you will see a turquoise blue round Pinterest button. If you click on the button, you can pin that photo directly to your Pinterest account, with the blog post link as the default link of the pin. I think that makes it very convenient for you to pin any images you see on my blog. Also, I’ve changed the blog post text font on my site. It’s called “PT Sans Narrow” and I really like it. If you always read my blog in a RSS reader, then you won’t notice it. But if you read my blog at my actual site, then you probably have noticed the font change.


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105 comments:

  1. Great giveaway! Thx for the chance!

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  2. What a fun giveaway!! Those PL cards are fun(addictive) to collect (buy) and use. I appreciate your sharing!! Thanks

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  3. Thanks for including international readers too! I love reading about your PL spreads, they always look amazing :-)

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  4. Oh--this would be great for me!!! Great giveaway!! Your blog is great!

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  5. I'm a follower---and read all your posts. Don't always comment, but I DO read them! :) Like the new look.

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  6. What a great giveaway. Love reading your blog. Its so informative

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  7. ♥ your PL pages!
    Thanks for such a generous giveaway.

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  8. What beautiful Project Life cards! Thank you for your generosity. I especially enjoy your posts on photoshop. There's always something new to learn ;-)

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  9. What a great giveaway. I stumbled upon your blog yesterday and LOVE it. Lots of great information. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  10. What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  11. Would love to be entered in the giveaway!!! Thank you, I love your blog!

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  12. So very cute! I am in love with enamel dots too.

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  13. Awesome giveaway! So thoughtful. Love all the inspiration you share! Thanks!

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  14. Great giveaway!! I hope i get a chance to win it! and I love reading your blog.

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  15. aww love that your husband bought two of those roller stamps!! and would love to win this giveaway :)

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  16. Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing giveaway!!

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  17. You gave me so many nifty ideas for my PL! I just started project life and I'm excited!

    And thanks for the chance at the giveaway!!

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  18. How generous! Great givaway.

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  19. Love your PL layout! Love the colors, too - they are also my favs. Great giveaway - TY for the chance.

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  20. how generous Christine!! They look awesome! Thanks for the chance xoxo

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  21. I follow your blog as Crystal xoxo

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  22. Great inspiration and thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. Love project life. I just purchased a couple of the mini albums. They will be fun to use. Great giveaway.
    Karen

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  24. I'm so happy to see your layout again, yay for getting back to project life! I would love to win the cards...I bought a grab bag also, but I didn't get the one card I REALLY wanted, but you have it above...the one that says "today" with the rainbow arch at the top. Also I'd love that roller stamp!!

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  25. What a great giveaway!!!! Thank you for your generousity <3

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  26. Following you on Google Friend connect!

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  27. I joined with friend connect :)

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  28. Very cool giveaway! Would love to win, especially your dup cards & the love stamp. I totally missed out on that one at Target.

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  29. Great pages and a great giveaway!

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  30. My 2nd entry - I juste used Google Friend Connect to follow your blog. Cool!

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  31. Great giveaway! Thank you soo much for the chance to win!

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  32. I google friended for a 2nd chance! Thanks so much!

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  33. What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity, it is very generous.

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  34. I also joined via Google connect!

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  35. TFS. You do such detailed journaling. It's really inspiring when I read all the people (includes Noodle), events, sights, things, etc you document. Reminds me I need to do more. Thanks for the chance to win, too.

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  36. your pages look great! and what a fun giveaway! thanks for the chance.

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  37. also following on google connect. =)

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  38. Great giveaway. I'd like to get into Project Life, so this would be a great way for me to start.

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  39. What a fun giveaway!! Thanks so muche for this chance!

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  40. What a great prize. Thanks!!

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  41. I follow you on GFC now.

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  42. What a great giveaway. Love all the PL inspiration!

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  43. I'm now following your "fabulous adventures"!

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  44. Love your pages! Great inspiration. Lovin the TV.

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  45. Love your blog!! Your pages completely inspire me to try to scrap more!

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  46. I now follow you on google friend connect too.

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  47. Wow, thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway! Your too generous and I also love your PL it's given me a few ideas, especially the Polaroid pictures you created.

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  48. I'm now following you via Google Friend Connect

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  49. So awesome to see you doing project life again! Yay! Love the giveaway too...I missed the jan and feb sc cards while on the wait list, so I would really really love to win these! :) thanks!

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  50. Awesome giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Karen, New Zealand

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  51. Great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

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  52. I'm now following you via Google Friend.

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  53. Oooooh! I love love love your PL posts Christine! Thank you so much for giving us internationalites a chance too... I would adore these little pretties in my collection :D xx

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  54. Am now following on Google Friend Connect too xx

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  55. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  56. Following now! woot!!!

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  57. thanks for the giveaway! i love your pages of PL :)

    cheryl131091 at yahoo dot com

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  58. following your blog :))))


    cheryl131091 at yahoo dot com

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  59. So excited to see PL pages from you again! I love your pages - they are always great! Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for the give-away!

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  60. Oh joy!! Thanks for the chance to win!! We don't have such cool Targets down under, so it will definitely be a treat!!

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  61. omg, thank you for sharing your goodies, now.....

    pick me, pick me, pick me ..... hehehehe

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  62. Wow, that's really great ! Thanks for the chance to win it !

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  63. Thanks for the terrific giveaway!

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  64. im following you on friend connect

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  65. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  66. I am following your blog also :)

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  67. I absolutely adore your PL pages!! I love everything about them. So inspirational to me! I'm off to see the rest of your blog...

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  68. So generous! Thank you! I do love how you typed the caption out!

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  69. I already sub to you on google reader, but I followed on GC just so you could see it :) (vixen)

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  70. Awesome giveaway - thanks for the chance! Going to add you right now to my feedly!

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  71. Thanks for the chance to win! AWESOME giveaway!

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  72. Wow! great giveaway; I would love to win!

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  73. I didn't think I'd like those enamel dots when I first saw them but as soon as I started, I couldn't stop! Love them! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  74. I'm new to PL this year and I'm loving it. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  75. Thanks for sharing your PL, and for the chance to win!

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  76. I love that typewriter stamp!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  77. Amazing! Thanks for the chance and for remember internationals !

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  78. So happy to see you posted a PL spread again! Love your work so much. Such an awesome giveaway - thanks for the chance to win!

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  79. Love your PL spread! I'm so glad you posted this giveaway over on the SC forum, otherwise, I would not have found your lovely blog!

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  80. What a great PL spread!! And thanks for the chance to win the extra SC goodies!! :)

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  81. Thanks for the giveaway. I always love following. Like the new font too!

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  82. You gave me a lot of creative ideas for my own pl, ty! And what an awesome giveaway!

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  83. Your layout is simple yet creative..thanks for the inspiration...and thanks for the chance to win some PL goodies:)..I am a PL newbie and these would surely help with my album.just saying:)

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  84. Always come back to see your PL pages. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  85. Thanks you for the chance at the giveaway! Love your PL pages!

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  86. Thanks for sharing your pages with us! And thanks again for doing a giveaway!

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  87. Love the part that says that international readers are Welcome!!! Thanks a lot for the chance to win!

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  88. I love reading your blog and thanks so much for the fun giveaway! I can't wait to start Project Life, I'm hoping to get some albums finished this year!

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  89. I'm also following on Google friend connect now!

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  90. Ooh great pl spread!! Sweet of you to do a give away.. xx Tamara

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  91. What a lovely giveaway!! Thanks for the chance! :)

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  92. just followed your blog as well! :)

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  93. This date stamp looks so cute! thanks for the giveaway.

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  94. Thanks for a chance to win the cute date stamp!

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  95. Pretty please, I'd love the cards for my Project Life!

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  96. Oooh, I've been thinking of trying a Summer Edition PL, just to see if it's for me or not. This would be a perfect little set to get me started!

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  97. Such an amazing an d generous giveaway! You PL pages are fabulous!!

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  98. So, here's a Second try... Hope it' ll work now ;-)) ....
    What a fantastic giveaway Christine! Thanks for the chance to win - and for the first time also for internationals, that' s great!!! Love all your interesting, warmheated posts, full love, joy and ideas. Looked in NY for the AC Love Roller, but didn't find one

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  99. And I forgot to say, that I' m following your posts since years, during the blogreader, FB, and pinterest. You are great Christine!!!!

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  100. I love following your blog! Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway! :)

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