new journal cards.

Hello, crafty friends!  Today, The Greeting Farm has released new add-on Journal Cards to the Summertime Kit Release. They are great for Project Life and other crafty paper summer projects. This new released  has jumpstarted my Project Life mojo.  Halleluyer! It's been lacking the past couple of months and I needed something to bring it back to life. :)

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I also made this card using the digi Summertime Anya, some Summertime Kit elements, and the journal card add-ons. Fun!

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so berry sweet.

I was so lucky to get a chance to play with the Berry Sweet Daily Life Kit and the Berry Sweet Print and Cut Kit from The Greeting Farm.  The kit was released around Valentine's Day, but they can be used for any occasion.  The soft, sweet colors in the elements are perfect for my favorite Copic Marker colors.

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I had way too much fun coloring up many different Anyas.  Even though I used the same Copic colors, they all looked different but oh so cute! :)

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I was so inspired by the kit and Anya images that I made 5 different cards. The first card is sized at 6x6 inches with Double Cupcake Anya as the star of the show.  The print and cut banners were perfect!

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Here are the other A2 sized cards using more adorable Anyas.  These cards can be used all year round!

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I also made a digital layout using the kit.  The elements of this kit were perfect to highlight this photo of the cake pops from my sister's gender reveal party.  The banners completely mirrored the ones in the photo! :)

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Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to visit SuiLan's blog from the Digi Cut Team to see her projects, too! :)


preparing for nurses week.

It seems like yesterday that it was Nurses Week 2013.  Now here it is- Nurses Week 2014. I always feel ill prepared for the week's festivities.  I want to make sure the nurses are celebrated and I always feel like I don't do enough for the staff.  They work so hard for the patients and they deserve more than a handmade trinket for me.  I wish I could afford more. But the nurses know that we don't choose nursing for the money.  We choose it so that our shoes can be splashed by urine and get screamed at all day long. Ha. 

Happy Nurses Week to the most hardworking, selfless group of staff members!  You all deserve to be spoiled but you spoil the patients instead. :)

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productive weekend.

Hello, crafty friends! I had more fun with The Greeting Farm's Easter Hoppy Kit, as I created a digi scrapbook page and two 3D cards.

Here is a 12x12 page about my nephew's birthday celebration this weekend.  We had a Pajanimals themed birthday party, full of fun, bright colors.  The kit is perfect for the theme as it can be used for so many other projects.  It truly is so versatile. :)

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I also completed two 3D Easter cards (side step and center step).  This was so much fun! Loads of fun colorful, printable elements, perfect for Easter cards. 

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Please check out the Digi Cut File Team at The Greeting Farm for more creative ideas:

Claudette

Corinne

SuiLan

Thanks for stopping by! :)


spring has sprung.

Hello, friends!  Today, I bring to you a couple of projects showcasing the Hoppy Easter Kit from The Greeting Farm.  It is perfect for Easter scrapbook pages and spring projects!  I colored the digi Easter Bean image to look like my niece, Trinity, at Easter Time a few years ago. I love that the kit can be opened right into my Silhouette Cameo and printed using the Print and Cut feature. Such a time saving perk since I never have to fussy cut digi images again! :)

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The kit is so bright and colorful and can be used for fun spring projects.  I made the pastel colored rosettes using my scoreboard and border punch and hot glued the images together onto wood skewers to make this spring bouquet.  So quick, easy, and just in time for spring!
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Will you be creating any projects for spring?  Would love to see! :)  Thanks for stopping by!

 


filofax divider.

I have an obsession with all things paper so it's no surprise that my latest love is my Filofax, my beloved planner. I enjoy writing things down and CROSSING THEM OFF! (Yes, that was screaming. It shows my excitement. Ha.) It's such a feeling of accomplishment. :)

Today, I colored up an image from the The Greeting Farm and made her into a divider. I tried laminating it but was not so successful because it got bulky with the sewing and thick patterned paper. Will try it out to see if it works out. Hope her poor head doesn't get banged up in my purse.

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preparing for project life.

Project-life-logoI have been extremely slacking in the scrapbooking area and wanted to find a way to jumpstart my creativity as well as document my life. I hope to do this with Project Life by Becky Higgins. I took advantage of the Black Friday deal and purchased the Amber Edition, page protectors, and albums at Amazon.com. I cannot wait to start this project. Last year was a blur and barely documented what happened with me, good or bad. I want to put down more memories on paper. I want to remember my life.

One thing that I struggle with is what to document. I don't have my own children and am finding it difficult to scrapbook my mundane life. I work a lot and struggle to find balance. I want to document about my relationship with my husband, my siblings, my parents. I want to document everyday boring chores like dishes and laundry. I want to create more. I want to document my faith, the importance of my church choir, the church community that I serve. I want to doument celebrations, parties, birthdays, anniversaries. I want to take more photos and not worry about what they look like. I will be using my iPhone camera more. I need to do more fun things and not be defined by my work. Project Life is one of those fun things. I hope. :)

How will I do this while working 40-50 hours a week?

  1. Take more photos and document when those photos were taken.
  2. Designate a spot on my craft table for Project Life.
  3. Keep all Project Life supplies together.
  4. Stalk blogs and Pinterest for ideas.
  5. Print photos straight from my iPhone.
  6. Blog more.

 

Are you currently participating in Project LIfe? Will you be continuing it in 2012?