Project life….

So that took waaaaay longer than I was expecting! BUT I do finally have a bit of a finished project for you – I really enjoyed making this Project life page and was surprised at how easy it was once I got going.  Okay lets get to the pics!

First pic is the original Project Life by Becky Higgins, Stampin’ Up! proud and delighted to have Becky designing some exclusive project life items for them.  So what you are seeing here is my first box of Project Life that MB bought me last year for my birthday. It has sat on a shelf awaiting inspiration.  Now I don’t know how many of you have ever waited for inspiration, but it can be a bit like finding hens teeth!IMG_5681_2

So Stampin’ Up! have their exclusive box and because I consider myself to be a Project Lifer I bought it!!! I was thrilled! IMG_5682

I opened the box and was delighted with the contents.IMG_5684 IMG_5683_2

The contents were all about travel which was PERFECT because I intended – when inspiration arrived – to Project life our journeys – we travel around EVERYWHERE….well a lot, what with New Years resolution to spend me us time and my eldest son now living in Forres, and my youngest starting to look at universities….

So what can you get to actually make a Project Life page? well you start with and album, mine is 12 x 12 but you can get smaller. Lots of different page types and her are the one I have – IMG_5685_2See where the lines are? they are individual pockets to put ‘stuff’ in to …IMG_5688

The pockets can be in different places and give different effects…..IMG_5687 IMG_5688_2

I hope you can see these pockets okay….so they layouts can be individual and as unique as you want them to be and nothing stops you popping pages in between to add to your layouts but essentially the point is to illustrate life quickly and easily….So what did I make?

I chose New Years eve to make my first page about – and I have a few more pages that I want to make covering New Years Eve. It was a fun and magical time for MB and I.IMG_5692_2

We took the train to London – first time on our own for years – and headed first to Covent Garden for lunch and then the the theatre for a show – but that is for another page….This is page 1…..I used the Stampin’ Up! Lets Get Away Card Collection (137907 £13.50) and Accessory pack (137908) £8.50  –  I have mountains left from each pack so will get loads more pages done with what I have.

I do hope that you give Project Life a go – I was amazed how quickly it came together, lots of cards and backgrounds already prepared and ready to go – already colour co-ordinated – just brilliant!

Now if you are just a bot daunted by a full size 12 x 12 why not start small and try the So You Project Kit – it is a quick album kit – 12.2×12.2 Centimetres so really quite small by comparison to the full 12 x 12 inch one!  there is Loads in the kit including ribbon, 20 page protectors; cardstock and patterned paper; washi tape; epoxy stickers; quilted cotton ribbon; thick baker’s twine; clips; sequins; wood sheets; cork sheets; window sheets; wood cutouts – a terrific starter kit and all for (137951)£17.95! Here is my first two pages from my So You project (this one is abut my boys!)IMG_5690

The front page has a wooden sheet plus stickers!

IMG_5691Backgrounds, arrows, washi tape – everything you want to get on the road to capturing those special days quickly and easily!

Okay, that was a quick trip to Project Life – I will be featuring ore of this around once or twice a month and building mini book up and my main Project life album….I hope you will join me on this journey of discovery!

Until next time, remember to stamp your place in the world!

 

Hello Life!!!

Hello there!!!

I am delighted to sit and write this blog entry tonight!  It has been a most busy week since I blogged with you last – mostly boring stuff like work but I was delighted by my eldest son ‘popping’ home for the weekend. He is in his first year of his post grad job and working and living in Forres in Scotland – a long way from where we live.  Obviously, we don’t get to see him as much as we would like, however, his work brought him closer to home this last week, to Glasgow and when he found he was going to have to stay in Glasgow for a further week with his work he decided to head home.  Not a hard decision I guess: four hours from Glasgow to Forres, do his own washing and then four hours back on Sunday or an hour and fifteen minutes from Glasgow to Carlisle, MUM will do the washing and then an hour and fifteen back on Sunday…NO CONTEST! Terrific to see him and spend time with him even if it has meant a very hectic weekend.

So, I promised I would do a Project Life project this time around, and I fully intended to. My printer however, had other plans and when I started printing photo’s out on it, they got progressively worse.  My son – see above – informs me that what I really really need is a printer that prints photo’s and not a document printer that will crank out the odd pic now and again! New photo printer duly ordered!

I didnt want to have NOTHING to blog so I thought I would try and used the pics that did come out okay, and here they are…The event was New Years Eve 2014 – MB and I found ourselves with no children and no plans for New Year, We did a last minute hotel booking, caught the train and headed into London for the fireworks and some child free fun.  I am not going to spoil all by telling the whole time right now as I still want to Project Life it, but these are some of my favourite moments…

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I have used the `Hello Life Project Kit (137949 £22.95) to show off these pictures.  Now I am always a little wary of kits I have bought elsewhere as they never seem to have enough to make a solid project and you always have to add to them, but when this arrived and I was going through the items, I quickly realised there was almost enough kit to do this twice!!! so a very generous kit indeed and it comes with the metal frame as well so DOUBLE BRILLIANT!!!

4I really love the die cuts and the letters ( lots and lots of letters!!) in the Hello Life Project Kit, all the little silver spring pegs are included as well as the Bakers twine. There is some fabulous Crushed Curry ultra thick twine to make pompoms but I decided to not use them this time around as I have another set of pics in mind for the pompoms. But they are in the kit!

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You can also make this little shaker heart frame and all the little hearts in Basic Black, Silver and Crushed Curry are all included as well as a self adhesive foam circle to make it easy as pie to make. Yes, those are Giant M&M’s …..

2The kit is teamed with a Photopolymer stamp set – Hello Life (137136 – £22.95)  which has 10 stamps in the set and will get lots of use on other projects!!!  Perfect for Valentines as well as other occasions.  You can see I have used the heart stamps with Whisper White stamp pad on BlackBoard card stock. These would look brilliant in any of the new Color Box Chalk Ink colours that feature in the Spring Summer catalogue which can be viewed HERE.

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All in all, I think this is a fabulous project kit – whether you use it yourself or gift it to someone you know has an event to say Hello Life about…..If you want to purchase this kit or any other Stampin’ Up! item, please either email me on stampdelicious@gmail.com  or visit my online Stampin’ Up! shop where you can shop 24 hours a day! Here is a link to the online Stampin’ Up! shop right here.

I hope you enjoyed looking at the Hello Life Project kit…until next time remember to stamp your place in the world! xxxx

Stampdelicious Relaunches for 2015!

Stampdelicious Relaunches in time for Stampin’ Up! Spring Catalogue launch!

I am delighted to tell you that in time for the launch of the Stampin’ Up Spring Catalogue, Stampdelicious is also relaunching!  It has been a funny old year in 2014: one filled with much personal change and gladly, most of it happy change. Whilst I have crafted I haven’t always had much time to show you what I have made. However….  

With the relaunch of Stampdelicious…

There will be…

Themed Stampin’ Up! projects

Project Life and Scrap book pages

Stampin’ Up! Projects with instructions

Instructional Video’s

24 Hours online Stampin’ Up! shopping (do I hear a YAY!!!!)

Hostess Code for virtual Stampin’ Up! party

So when will this all start?

WELL…RIGHT NOW….LETS START WITH 24 HOURS ONLINE SHOPPING….

You can now shop for Stampin’ Up! products 24 hours a day  AND see the most up to date Stampin’ Up! catalogues any time you wish! How cool is that?  Where?

Right here  – click HERE and be taken directly to the Stampdelicious 24 hours a day Stampin’ Up! online shop! Use the links at the top of the page to be taken to the shop, online catalogues and much much more! When you order this way the products come directly to you straight from Stampin’ Up! and you still get all the benefits ie Hostesses with a qualifying order can earn Hostess credits or up to £120 to spend on your favourite Stampin’ Up products! For more details see the tab at the top titled FUN FRIENDS CREATIVITY…..

So what else is coming?

Stampdelicious will be presenting Themed Projects – I thought it would be a great idea to have themed projects – it might be a specific stamp set,  or occasion or even a special colour…..but we are starting with Thank You!  My first project is a Thank You card, but this isnt just any old Thank You card, I have used some products from the Sale-a-Bration and from the new Spring catalogue!

What is Sale-a-Bration all about?

Sale-a-Bration is the time when Stampin’ Up! gives you FREE things! Oh Yes! and don’t we all just love FREE?

All you need to do is spend £45 from either the main Annual Catalogue or the Seasonal Spring catalogue  (Links to all of these in the tab at the top) and then choose what your favourite Sale-a-Bration product is! Simple!  and what is more there is no limit to how much you can chose so for every £45 you spend you get another FREE ITEM!!! (ie spend £90, choose two FREE ITEMS from the Sale-a-Bration products, spend £135, choose three FREE ITEMS from the Sale-a-Bration products etc).  BUT – this is a limited time only, Sale-a-Bration STARTS on 6th January and ENDS on 31st March 2015 – so lets get choosing so you get your favourite items….This is the BEST TIME to earn FREE ITEMS! You can see the full range of Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration products at this link – HERE.

Ok so here is my Thank You card….12The products I have used on this are the fantastic You Brighten My Day stamp set (from the Sale-a-Bration FREE ITEMS – available from 6th January HERE), Simply Wonderful stamp set (from the Sale-a-Bration FREE ITEMS – available from 6th January HERE),  I Love Lace stamp set (from the Annual Catalogue – available now  HERE), the brand new ChalkBoard paper (from the ALL NEW Seasonal Spring Catalogue – available from 6th January HERE) and the brand new ColorBox Chalk ink pad in Rose Coral (ALL NEW Seasonal Spring Catalogue – available from 6th January HERE).

More news and a fresh new project in the next day or so but in the mean time please contact me if you have ANY questions…until next time Remember to Stamp Your Place in the World!