Project life card swap

On instagram @schonakessler hosted a project life card swap. Each person makes 15 cards, sends them to her then you get back 1 cards made by other people. I decided to join in the fun! This is a sample of the ones I made for the swap. It was so fun creating these, I can’t wait to see what the other girls came up with!

Doily tutorial

Today I thought I would share a little tutorial with you. I literally have thousands of doilies so I am always trying to find new ways of using them. Here’s a new trick to try 🙂
What you’ll need (plus a sewing machine)
Cut the center out of one doily
Sew a straight line gathering it up as you go along
 It should look similar to this
Press it down on the embossing ink pad

                                    Sprinkle embossing powder over it and shake off the access

                                                 Heat up the powder until it turns glossy

Now add to your layout or card!
The finished product
Have fun trying out this fun technique!

How did this happen?

I’m behind seven weeks in my Project Life book…ahhhh! I was doing so good and it just happened in the blink of an eye. Well you know what I’ll be working on this week 🙂
Thank goodness for post-it notes!

Project Life * Weeks 3 & 4 *

Whoa this year is on the move! March already?!?! Holy cow! I’m getting caught up on blogging project life.
Here’s week three
I love the Martha Stewart page protectors from Staples. They are perfect to add extra pics and such.
Week 4 – It ended up to be quite a sad week. One of the moms of a previous student of mine passed away from breast cancer. It was an amazing service, she will be missed by many.

Look how sweet Poncho is sleeping on his food plate. He melts my heart!
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Have a wonderful week!

December Daily: Days 21-25

Here are the last few pages of 2011’s December Daily.
Day 21
 Days 22 & 23
 Day 24 (Christmas Eve!!!)
 Day 25 is the rest of the pages.
 We do a lot of house hopping on Christmas Eve and Christmas day
so it always takes extra pages to document them.

 What I usually do is include and envelope at the end of the book to house all
of the pictures that didn’t make it into the album.
That way everything is in one place.
I hope you all enjoyed my finished book (better late then never right!)
Have a Happy Monday!

December Daily: days 14-20

Hello! I’m back with the rest of my DD Days 14 &15
Days 16, 17 & 18

Day 19 (I’m sorry but it will not go the normal way no matter what I try)
Day 20
Alrighty just one more post of my DD!
Happy Super bowl!

December Daily: cover and days 1-3

Hello! I finally photographed my December Daily. Christmas feels like it was six months ago doesn’t it? Well better late then never!
Front cover  

Close up. It’s very shimmery but I couldn’t quite capture that in the picture.
 Inside cover
 Days 1 & 2

 Day 3. I found that pink card at the thrift shop. I just loved it and wanted to include it in my book!
One of the things I love most about this project is using found bits and pieces!
Since there are so many pictures I am breaking it into sections so check back tomorrow for more 🙂

Project Life * Week 2 *

Here is week two. So far still loving this project! I know, I know it’s only week two but with the way I lose interest in things that’s a feat 🙂
And last week I finished my December Daily (look for detailed shots coming soon!)

I love December Daily! Ali is a genius for coming up with it!

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