Michelle's Little Creations

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Art of Napping

Can you believe it, a scrapbook page and its a double post today. Wow, I'm on a roll! I couldn't resist doing this layout. I have been feeling inspired by some many beautiful layouts on the web. I don't want to start scrapbooking albums again, but I think I will start doing single page layouts and hang them in frames up my staircase. I can change them out as often or as little as I want. I do have one hanging in my craft room that I change out every now and again. So here it is.

I used Stampin Up! cardstock, October Afternoon alphas, spray ink, and card from one of their miscellany sets, Amy Tangerine stamp, Elle's Studio tag, and Basic Greys Joann exclusive lines "Hey You!" Hope you liked it.
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Project Life Week 17

Good morning all! Yes I have realized I skipped week 16. I have yet to put together the "events" pieces that belong in that week. So, rather than hold up what I can post here we are, week 17! For this week I used a set by Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper, which I received in my Citrus Twist kit. I think Crate Paper may have moved up to number one on my love list now! I just love all the colors in this line. Much of what went with it was sold out on Two Peas (my favorite place to shop!!!!)

Its funny, when I saw the new Project Life kits being advertised, I was totally committed to the Jade line as my number 1, and then Blush. I got both sets through HSN during their sale, and I think the Blush is my go-to grab for journal cards quite a bit. I used quite a few this week. I did use one from the Clementine line as well. I used washi, tab stickers, alphas, and tid-bits from October Afternoon, alphas from Lily Bee, an arrow from Studio Calico, labels from My Minds Eye (not sure for what line) and a stamp set from my Citrus Twist PL kit. Also, I always rummage the dollar bins at Target and they had pads of paper with list and to dos on them. I cut the one pad up so they were 4 sets of 3x4 cards, "To Buy", "To Do", "To Remember", and "To Call".


I have 2 inserts for this week, one covers an outing with the girls for summer clothes, and the other our first fire of the year. I also included Megans choir program, and a letter we received from the girls pediatrician telling us she is retiring. I include these things in my album whenever they I get things, but I do not photograph them, they are important to our family, but not to the general public!

Thank you again for stopping by, and if you are a newbie, please stop by again. I try to post every Tuesday.
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Project Life Week 15

Hello all, I'm here with week 15 today. Its a pretty straight forward week, 1 insert that holds my daughters Bird Migration report. For this week I used Hey Girl! from Basic Grey. Its one of their Joanne exclusives.


 I also purchased the Hello page flags, journal die cuts and die cut shapes. I added some Studio Calico veneer starts, a Martha Stewart doily,  a Studio Calico arrow, some Stampin Up! pennant punches, Thickers, Oh Snap!, Making Memories and Basic Grey alphas, Project Life journal cards and title card.



 Yes, I have just discovered Downton Abbey for myself. Sad but true! I love it. I watched all 3 seasons in 3 days! I have since gotten some books on Downton Abbey as well as others related to it.
I can not wait until Nov for season 4. My journaling about my new obsession is inside the journal card.

That's it, hope you enjoyed it, thanks for taking a look. Week 16 is just about done. I need to print some events pics and it will be complete.
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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Project Life Week 14

Hello all, I am here with our busy Spring Break week. I tried to give the  girls some things to do during the week, we got haircuts, went to Canstruction and the NYS Museum, the Zoo and Erie Canal Museum, out to dinner, a birthday party and a sleepover at Nana and Grampy's.  For this week I used all Echo Park Photo Freedom line. Wow, talk about versatile, they have many patterned papers, journal cards, prewritten cards of both sizes, alpha/number, day/month, and various other stickers. I love the colors from this line, its like a mini project life kit in itself.  So here we go...

There, that was the main week, now onto the inserts. I used Designs F and G as well as 2 6x12's and 2 Staples brand 8 1/2x 11. Yes I am aware that husband has not contributed any of his journaling yet, but I didn't want to wait forever to post! The first insert is of the Canstruction and the NYS Museum, followed by the map of the Museum.


Then  2 inserts of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo.

Next  I have a Random Thoughts page with were we went that day on the back. An insert holding our maps and brochures.


The next insert is of our trip to the Erie Canal Museum on the front, and my nieces birthday on the back. I then added our menu from dinner.


Ok, that's it, are you on PL overload yet? Thanks for stopping by, I will have week 15 for you soon, it is complete.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Project Life Week 13

Welcome back! I have week 13 for you today. This was the week of Easter, so I got to break out the pretty colors. I used Echo Park Sweet Girl line, and LOVED it! I bought the extra journal page as well as the stickers for this line as well.


I was so happy with how this week turned out. After a long winter its nice to break out the bright festive colors! I used journal cards from the Project Life  Blush line, as well as grid cards. I used alphas from the Sweet Girl line,  Dear Lizzy puffy alphas from Thickers  and from Basic Grey. The tags were from Elle's Studio, Chic Tags and October Afternoon.

I had one insert and it was for Easter. We had none of they young siblings for Easter, so there was no egg hunt. Pretty basic day really, very relaxed.

Well, that's it. I have week 14 done as well so I will be posting that soon. That was a very big week with lots of inserts due to it being Spring Break for the girls. Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Project Life Week 12

Hello everyone, it has been a while! I finally completed a very big week of Project Life. Megan had her school play at the end of this week, so the week before is always hectic. Hopefully you are not totally bored by all the "Hello Dolly" talk.   The first is a pic of the full week without any inserts in it. Next will be of each side individually.


  For this week I used DIY from Crate Paper. The vintage feel just seemed fitting for the week. For the alphas I used Basic Grey, Oh Snap,  Pebbles, and Echo Park. I used journal cards from Project Life ( including the new Jade line- HSN), and one from the Studio Calico Project Life kit. I pulled labels from the Crate Paper coordinating sticker sheets as well as from Jillibean and October Afternoon. I added a number from Basic Greys Hey Boy line, and a arrow and chick wood veneer from Studio Calico. My Tim Holtz stapler is always in the list of "used" items as well.

I have many inserts included in this week... memorabilia from the play, 2 of play pics, our church program/thank you letter from the play directors, and Megan's music. This is probably one of my favorite things about Project Life. I have always  been a saver of little mementos, and this really allows me to keep them with the actual moments. I would never want to add them when I was scrapbooking because I felt it took away from the beautiful layout ( I mean, can you believe they don't coordinate the ticket stubs/programs/receipts etc, to match MY scrapbook spreads!)  Well, on with the pics now.


For the journal card on the above insert I will be adding the names of my daughters friends she is in the pictures with. I have learned the hard way not to assume on the spelling of their names! There are many that are not the way I would expect! So they will be added.

I hope you enjoyed this weeks spread, it was so nice to relive the fun from the week. See you again soon, I week 13 almost completed, and the future weeks are also in full progress.
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Project Life Week 10

Hello everyone! As some of you may know, I mentioned I needed to skip week 10 because I needed pics from someone else. I decided to show the week and the front of the insert and not worry about the back of the insert. For this week I used Pebbles Walnut Grove collection. I loved working with this line, the colors were so vibrant!

As always you will find some form of Thickers in my layouts, as well as an October Afternoon label or two. I also used the label paper from October Afternoons Farm Girl line, Martha Stewart labels, an arrow sticker and veneer stars from Studio Calico and Tiny Tim. I also purchased the sticker sheet and washi sheet to go with the Walnut Grove line. I also used some journal cards from a Pebbles journal stack.

Here are a couple close ups.

This is the front side to the insert, the back is still waiting for pics.

Enjoy, I am almost done with week 12, will post soon. Its a big week, lots of inserts for the Hello Dolly play my daughter was in. Come back again.
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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Project Life Week 11

Hello all! I'm back with another week of Project Life in the books. I am skipping week 10 for now, I'm waiting on a couple pics to finish. I will post it as soon as it is complete. I just finished week 11, so that I will show instead. For week 11, I used greens for St Patty's Day. I love how it turned out. The papers I used were just a clearance Basic Grey set from AC Moore called Origins. It worked out that even my "Pi Day" shirt (that I forgot to wear) was green.

For this week I used a mixture of the Origins line, as well as anything else green I could come across! Green labels from October Afternoon and Martha Stewart, green tags from Chic Tags, green washi, one of which is October Afternoon, a small green baggie, green alpha from Thickers, a green 4x6 card from my new Studio Calico Project Life kit, you get the point! I also used some non-green items, like alphas from Lily Bee, Jillibean Soup, and Basic Grey.

I had one two inserts this week. One is of St. Patty's Day, and the second is a paper from Hannah's school, that I wont show. I included the tags from the silly hats and necklaces I got the kids, the front of our napkin, and the grocery receipt.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed what you saw and got some ideas.
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Project Life Week 9

I am so in love with the Pebbles lines! This week I used Seen and Noted. I love how it all turned out! I'm getting alittle nervous though, I need to get the rest of March and all of Arpil in the first album if I have any hope of keeping it to 3 again this year. I realistically can not get it to 2. It would be nice, but I am not willing to cut back any more to get it that way. I only had 1 insert for this week, and it was my daughter final play schedule, so I wont bother showing it.

It was a mixed week, my daughter and her boyfriend celebrated their 1 year anniversary, and Steve and I lost a long time friend suddenly. Mostly the overall week was pretty blah, the girls and I tried to keep Steve busy. Like I said, I used Pebbles Seen and Noted line this week. I had the paper, the sticker sheet, the journal cards, and the prompt cards for it, I also used some Elle's Studio tags, Martha Stewart label stickers, a Project Life title card, Fancy Pants, Making Memories, Basic Grey and Oh Snap! alphas, I cut a label from the October Afternoon Farm Girl paper, and of course used my Tiny Tim stapler!

Here are some close ups of some journal cards.

I have most of my week 10 done, waiting on some pictures for the insert and a couple others, and I am completely done with week 11. I may end up posting them out of order. Thanks for taking a look and for your comments, its nice to hear
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