Tell Your Travel Stories with Stampin' Up! Let's Get Away

Stampin-up-project-life-lets-get-awayIt's getting to be that time of year when we venture out in travel and outdoor fun!  You can preserve those memories and photos easily with the Let's Get Way Project Life by Stampin' Up! kits and accessories.

There's not a better way to show you how awesome and fun this collection is than by sharing this video from the Stampin' Up! home office.  Love these colors and can't wait to use my kit!

See the video below or HERE on You Tube.

You can shop for these products by clicking the links below:

Start preserving those precious memories now by discovering the ease in using the Stampin' Up! memory keeping products!   The Stampin' Up! Let's Get Away collection is perfect for telling your travel stories that will be enjoyed for years to come!

Makeover Monday- Stampin' Up! Happiness Is Project Life Card

Makeover-monday-happiness-is-project-life-stampin-up-cardGood Monday morning and welcome to this week's Makeover Monday featuring a Stampin' Up! card idea using the Project Life Happiness Is Card Kit and Accessory Kit.

The colors in this kit are bright and fun. The coordinating background layer is from the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack.

To see how easy it is to create handmade cards using the Project Life by Stampin' Up! card kits and accessory kits, watch the video tutorial from the archives below.  You may also see it HERE on You Tube.

Let's take a look at the products used in today's makeover.   Just click the photos to shop!

inklings:
  • In this makeover card, I only used a portion of the "xoxo" Project Life card and saved the remainder for use on another project.
  • The cork "&" and accent sticker beneath are from the Happiness Is Accessory Kit.
  • The Blackberry Bliss Ribbon beautifully covers the seam between the two cards.
  • This Project Life by Stampin' Up! card kits and accessory kits make great additions to your card making supplies.
Stampin-up-project-life-card-ideaThank you for joining me for this Happiness Is Project Life by Stampin' Up! card idea for this week's Makeover Monday.

Got Photos on Your Phone? In Boxes?

Project Life by Stampin' Up!
Document Your Life Easily, Quickly, and Affordably
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Do you have pictures sitting on your computer, on your phone, or in a box?

I have fallen in love with a new system called Project Life by Stampin’ Up! and it takes the time, money and stress out of memory keeping! It’s all about living your life, and documenting it for your family in a quick, simple, easy and affordable way!

It takes much less time and effort than traditional scrapbooking, and focuses more living your life and preserving your precious memories for your children and grandchildren. You need not ONE OUNCE of crafting ability, just the desire to preserve your precious memories for your family! (And have a little fun with me!)

I know we’re all busy, and have so much taking up our time, but I would LOVE for you to join me on Facebook and discover how you can create something that is priceless for you and your family.

I'll share information, samples, and affordable products that are perfect for memory keeping and documenting your life. I'll be available to answer your questions and help you get started!

Tuesday, October 28th
8:00-9:00 pm on Facebook HERE!
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Scrapbooking and Road Blocks- A Project Life by Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial

When Stampin' Up! first announced its partnership with Becky Higgins and Project Life, I could not wait to get started! There were lots of photos in my stash and some new awesome Project Life by Stampin' Up! products ready to go but some "road blocks" kept getting in the way of progress.

What was so difficult with using products that would help simplify my memory keeping?

Let me tell you about it.  Watch the video below or HERE on You Tube.

Project Life by Stampin' Up! WILL help simplify my memory keeping!  As I said in the video, it's all in the willingness and openess to change and try something new...give it a try!


Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!  To celebrate, here are some Project Life ideas and thoughts from some of our Stampin' Up! concept artists.

Have you heard the exciting news about Stampin’ Up! partnering with Becky Higgins & Project Life? Here at Stampin’ Up!, we are very excited for this partnership and to start using our exclusive line of Project Life products.

Project Life has really revolutionized memory keeping. It’s quick, simple, manageable, and fun. All of the cards and accessories were created with coordination in mind. You can assemble pages quickly, or you can take a little more time and add stamping and accessories.

May 3 is National Scrapbooking Day. In honor of that, we’d love to share three Project Life layouts with you. All of these pages use the Everyday Adventure cards and the Everyday Adventure Accessory Pack. Enjoy!

Melody:

“I'm not much of a scrapbooker, at least in my personal life. Traditional scrapbooking can be overwhelming and time consuming. I already feel like I don't have enough hours in the day to accomplish all of the crafty things I want to do. 

Project Life works for me because it's a quick way to put my photos together and capture my experiences and feelings. This spread was perfect for me as a Project Life newbie, because all I needed was the cards and the journaling pens. The hardest part of putting this together was deciding which of the adorable Project Life cards I wanted to use, and of course which pictures of Hammond and Penny to showcase.

Jen:

“I haven’t done scrapbooking for myself in a really long time. I used to spend hours (sometimes days) working on just one page. It was messy, time-consuming and expensive. Using Project Life has made me reconsider how I feel about scrapbooking, and I now I can’t wait to start documenting life again.

On this layout, I’ve used the Everyday Adventure Card Collection and Accessory Pack. I used the Project Life Journaling Pens to document my memories. I love how these write.

Honestly, these pages came together fast. The toughest part was narrowing down which of the cute cards to use.

Arika:

“I have been a fan of Project Life for a while now. I love the simplicity of printing photos, writing my journaling on predesigned pocket cards, and putting it all into a Photo Pocket Pages and being done. I also love that I have the option to add a little extra to my cards and pages when I need that creative outlet. The Everyday Adventure Accessory Pack is so perfect for this and makes it so easy and fun to step up my pages without too much thought and fussing around. It's a win-win in my book.  

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!”


Project Life by Stampin' Up!

Now available...Project Life by Stampin' Up!  It's the beginning of a great partnership with Stampin' Up! and Becky Higgins!
Take a look at the video below (or HERE on You Tube) as I share some of my Project Life goodies!

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Variety Pack 12" x 12" Project Life Photo
Pocket Pages
12 pages: 2 ea. of 6 designs.

$6.95
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Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection
100 double-sided, color -coordinated cards in 3 sizes:
4" x 6", 4" x 4", and 3" x 4"

$15.95
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Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory Pack
4 3" x 4" specialty cards; 8 sticker sheets;
1 acetate accents sheet; 8 wood accents;
2 epoxy stickers; 4 arrow paperclips;
1 roll washi tape (5 yds.)

$9.95
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Project Life Journaling Pens
2 pens (01 and 05)

$4.95
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Project Life Corner Punch

$7.95
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Cards & Labels Project Life Framelits Dies
5 dies

$24.95
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Project Life Day to Day Photopolymer Stamp Set
42 stamps

$25.95
136706 Project Life Au jour le jour (Day to Day Set in French) $25.95
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Project Life Point & Click Photopolymer Stamp Set
26 stamps

$15.95


Project Life by Stampin' Up!...memory keeping and scrapbooking made simple!


Are You Ready for THIS??? Project Life by Stampin' Up!

Just so so excited to let you know Stampin' Up! has partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal—authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs.

If you’ve somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it’s all about, we’ll fill you in: it’s a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It’s a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life. In a nutshell, it’s all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.  Watch this introduction below or HERE on You Tube.

You’ll be able to order a selection of Project Life products starting May 1! And with the launch of our new annual catalog on June 2, you’ll be able to buy from our complete line of Project Life products.

Here are the products that will be available for purchase on May 1st:

This announcement of introducing this Project Life to our fabulous Stampin' Up! line has me super excited and motiviated to preserve many memories and photos that have been neglected!  If you are looking for an easier way to scrapbook, I can't wait to share this with you. Be sure to stay tuned and if you're not on my mailing list, you'll want to sign up now to not miss any announcements. Project Life by Stampin' Up! is going to be a fantastic solution for many us!


Celebrating Veterans Day- Stampin' Up! MDS

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Celebrating Veterans Day - Stampin' Up! MDS


Celebrating Veterans Day with this Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio (MDS) page honoring my veteran...my Dad.

This page is to honor him and all veterans who have served to protect and defend our country and its freedoms.  I offer my sincere gratitude.

Several kits and embellishments were combined to create this layout.  Beginning with a 12 x 12 page in Downtown Grunge, the page was saved as an 8 x 8 layout with a few adjustments.  Love that feature of MDS!

Here is a listing of MDS supplies used for this layout...

Embellishments
    _Designer Kits/Downtown Grunge - embellishments/Downtown Grunge - note tag

Stamps
    Bunch of Backgrounds/Bunch of Backgrounds - weathered, Color = SOFT SUEDE
    Epic Overlays/Epic Overlays -alphabet stamps for veterans day
    Moments Ago/Moments Ago - happy

Punches
    Basics/Star Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper/Small Polka Dot/Riding Hood Red Small Polka Dot
    Basics/Star Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper/Small Polka Dot/Not Quite Navy Small Polka Dot
    Basics/Star Punch, Fill Color = VERY VANILLA

Visit the Online Store to get MDS for only $19.95!  Available as a disc or download!
Or, try it FREE for 30 days HERE!

You can celebrate and preserve memories of Veterans Day or ANY day with Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio.

 

 


Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial-Starburst Technique

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Using a Stampin' Spritzer, rubbing alcohol, and your choice in color of Classic Stampin' Ink Refills, you can create the beautiful Starburst technique that is super hot in the  crafting industry right now!

Here are a few tips:

  • Combine a few drops of re-inker and rubbing alcohol in your Stampin' Spritzer. For more darker color, add more drops of re-inker.
  • Clear your work space so you don't "color" your other pretties!
  • You might want to adhere your "mask" with a few pieces of washi tape.


    For these tips to make complete sense ;)...watch the video below and let me know if you have questions!
 

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial- Masking Technique


Scrapbook in Style this Holiday Season

Season Of Style Designer Journaling Tags

Get ready to scrapbook in style this holiday season with the new Season of Style Scrapbooking accessories from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

Shown above...

Season Of Style Designer Journaling Tags 132808  $4.95


Printed tags in a variety of sizes allow you to quickly and easily scrapbook your holiday memories when used with 8" x 8" Divided Page Protectors. Also great for traditional scrapbooking or on cards. 35 heavy-weight, die-cut, printed tags: 1 ea. of 35 designs in 6 sizes. Sized to fit 8" x 8" Divided Page Protectors. Largest tag: 4" x 6". Acid free, lignin free.



Seasonal Stripes 8" X 8" Designer Ring Album

Seasonal Stripes 8" X 8" Designer Ring Album 132259 $14.95


The Seasonal Stripes album is gorgeous and functional. Complete with 10 divided page protectors, this 8" x 8" ring album will hold special holiday memories forever. Holds 8" x 8" page protectors. Album size: 11-1/8" x 9-1/4" x 2-5/16". Includes 10 divided page protectors: 2 ea. of 5 designs.

Season Of Style Designer Series Paper Stack
Season Of Style Designer Series Paper Stack 132181 $6.95

Cherry Cobbler 1" Grosgrain Stitched Edge Ribbon
Cherry Cobbler 1" Grosgrain Stitched Edge Ribbon 132135 $8.95

Make a bold statement with this Cherry Cobbler grosgrain ribbon, edged with white. 1" wide; 10 yards.

Old Olive Simply Styled Embellishments
Old Olive Simply Styled Embellishments 132148 $5.95

Easy-to-use bow embellishment, perfect for holiday cards and more. Metal clips topped with grosgrain ribbon bows. 12 clips. 1" x 1". Coordinates with the Season of Style Suite.

Here's a tour of these fun accessories in a video from the Home Office...

Scrapbook with easy with these new Season of Style products from Stampin' Up!


My Digital Studio- Happy Birthday, Sister!

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MDS- Happy Birthday, Sister!


Sharing a MDS digital scrapbook page today in honor of my sister's birthday! This memory recorded from a fun day at Silver Dollar City this past summer.

Love this new digital kit, Old School.  I thought it would be perfect for this shot taken in front of the old schoolhouse and because she is an educator, too!

Old School September Kit -- Digital Download

Try Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio for digital scrapbooking and to record your memories! 


New Digital Goodies and One Free from Stampin' Up!

 

It's another great week for new Stampin' Up! digital downloads-pocket cards, a retro school kit, a free desktop wallpaper, a traveling gift tag, and four downloads from traditional products.

Chevron Border Punch -- Digital Download
Chevron Border Punch - Digital Download 135226
Super cool and trendy digital version of this new punch in the Holiday Catalog!

Chillin Out Pocket Cards -- Digital Download
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Perfect for your This and That journals, Project Life, or Smashbooks!
 
Download includes:
* 7-page designer template (8-1/2" x 11")
* 20-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 26 embellishments

Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Document your summer fun with this relaxing set of pocket cards

Colors:
Crisp Cantaloupe, Not Quite Navy, Pistachio Pudding, Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate, So Saffron, Soft Sky

Crazy, Mixed-Up Love Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download

Crazy, Mixed-Up Love Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 135229

Some great images for your honey-bunch!

Download includes:
* 11-piece SVG stamp brush set

Rev Up The Fun! Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Rev Up The Fun! Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 135228

Can you say "manly"?  Vroom! Vroom!
Download includes:
* 6-piece SVG stamp brush set

Timeless Talk Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Timeless Talk Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 135227
Love this set with a vintage flair!

Download includes:
* 7-piece SVG stamp brush set

The Traveling Tag -- Digital Download
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Love this idea for the gift that keeps on giving!

Download includes:
* 1-page designer template (8-1/2" x 11")
* 11-piece SVG stamp brush set

Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Use this tag to travel from gift to gift among your family and friends to see where it has been and for what occasion
* Use on a gift bag or a wine bottle

Colors:
Basic Gray, Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, Sahara Sand, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White

Old School September Kit -- Digital Download
Old School September Kit - Digital Download 134978

As a former classroom teacher, this one is my FAVORITE!!!

Download includes:
* 33-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 12 Designer Series Papers
* 14 embellishments

Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Transition into school and fall with a retro trendy look

Colors:
Baked Brown Sugar, Basic Black, Dusty Durango, Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla

Old School September Wallpaper -- Digital Download
Old School September Wallpaper - Digital Download 134979

And, the coordinating desktop wallpaper!  Your FREE download for September!

Download includes:
* 6 embellishments (desktop wallpaper in six sizes)

 

These great digital downloads are available in the online store.  Stampin' Up! will use your email address on file to deliver your digital purchases to your inbox.

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New Stampin' Up! Digital Downloads

Ready for some new Stampin' Up! digital downloads?  Today's releases feature a variety of themes...let's take a look!

Harvest Of Thanks Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
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Digital version of this beautiful Thanksgiving set from the Holiday Catalog!

Download includes:
* 4-piece stamp brush set

Magnificent Maple Stamp Brush -- Digital Download
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Beautiful leaf image in digital format...also in the Holiday Catalog in wood mount.

Download includes:
* 1-piece stamp brush

Outdoor Exploration Kit -- Digital Download
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Talk about a fun kit!

Download includes:
* 41-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 12 Designer Series Papers
* 24 embellishments

Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Document those nights under the starts, in the mountains, and out in the woods
* Show off your camping and hiking trips

Colors:
Basic Gray, Gumball Green, Soft Sky, Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Perfectly You Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download

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So cute!  The digital images of a Hostess Set from the Holiday Catalog!

Download includes:
* 6-piece SVG stamp brush set
Truly Grateful Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download

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Some truly beautiful images in this digital version.
Download includes:
* 6-piece stamp brush set

Wanderlust Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Wanderlust Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 134939
Perfect for adding a special touch to your travel memories!

Download includes:
* 12-piece SVG stamp brush set

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Stampin' Up! digital downloads are spot on for all your digital crafting and hybrid projects!


Scrapbooking and Ernest Hemingway

 

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Hemingway Scrapbooks
(Photo: Associated Press/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library)

A mother's memory keeping of her young child's life becomes part of history.

Many years before Ernest Hemingway wrote his first story, his mom was writing about him.

Yesterday, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston released the content of five Hemingway scrapbooks and it is available online for the first time giving us a glimpse into his childhood and school age years on the 114th anniversary of his birth.

The scrapbooks are part of the collection that Hemingway's widow, Mary, gifted to the JFK Library and Museum after the author's 1961 suicide. Sean Hemingway said he's excited by their public release and called them one of the ways he's become familiar with a grandfather he never met.

"He died before I was born," the 46-year-old said. "Looking at these kinds of things ... I feel like I have gotten a chance to know him a bit."


Thus, the loving works of a mother has provided us with


"an unprecedented glimpse into the making of one of the greatest writers of the 20th century,” said Tom Putnam, Director of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. “From the everyday minutia of childhood, to priceless early correspondence and writings, the scrapbooks are a treasure trove for anyone interested in the early life of Ernest Hemingway."  

Do you give thought to the meaning and importance of your scrapbooks?  This article has given me renewed motivation and inspiration to scrapbooking the times of my life and those that I love. 

You just never know...

Read more HERE...

See the scrapbooks online HERE.

If you'd like to get started or have questions about scrapbooking and memory keeping, leave a comment below or e-mail me.

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Reminder....Stampin' Up! July Special...Great for Scrapbooking!
Buy three packs of select Designer Series Paper and get one for free!

See the Designer Series Paper Online HERE
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