Here comes some of the spreads for week 11 to 18 2014.
Week 11: On this spread I used the Journal themed cards from Becky Higgins and I did use some Jillibean Soup alphabetstickes for my titelcard. This week I tried something new and added some text to my photos before I developed them. I like how it turned out and that I could get quite a lot of text on the 3×4 without writing all over it. I have marked which week it is on my monthly card with a small clearstamp dot and a couple of different memento dew drops.
Week 12: On this spread I used some yellow cards from Midnight and I mostly decorated with these circle letters from Fancy Pants paper True Friend. I also used some enamel from doodlebug, I love all enamel dots and have quite a few but I never use them because I never know how to but I think I was successful this time.
Week 13: Here I’m using Kiwi from Becky Higgins and a sticker from Me and My Big Ideas called Baby Girl.
Week 17: I’m using Cherry from Becky higgins and decorated with some banners made with Stampin Up’s Banner punch, the stampset Banner Blast and some memento dew drops. The Love banner at the right side middle is from one of the studio Callico-kits.
Week 18 is a double spread due to a weekend trip we made to our friends summerplace. I have used the Becky Higgins Slate and the decorations are stickers from the Simple stories DIY Labels. The letters are as usual Jillibean:)
Kits: Becky Higgins – Journal, Midnight, Kiwi, Cherry, Slate.
Decorations: Jillibean Soup – Alphabet stickers. Memento dew drops. Fancy pants- True friends. Doodelbug – Enamel. Me and My big ideas – Baby Girl. Stampin’ up- Banner punch, Banner Blast. Studio Callico. Simple Stories – DIY Stickers Labels.
Here comes some of my weeks from the beginning of 2014.
Week 2: I have used the Midnight Core kit from Becky Higgins and i have tried my first real decorating using the Simple stories Baby girl stickers. I just love the midnight kit- its so easy to use and are one of the few collections I think make dull winter-images flattering. I have decided to make a weekly calendar-card to show of the date of the days in that specific week. The calenders are an freebee from one of the nice girls in the Project Life Sweden group on facebook which I then adhere to some of the cards in the kit I use for that specific week. I love that it brings all the weeks together and that the dates are visually shown.
Week 3: This month-card did i show in a post a long time ago, when i actually made it. You can find it here. I love that soft colors of Neapolitan but rarely have photos I think are suitable for it but this week I had a lot pf photos with Freja’s blanket so I could finally use some of them:). The decorations on this week is my own doodles- but I did decorate, that two weeks in a row maybe I’m getting the hang of that.
Week 4: This week I used some of the cards I got from my Studio monthly-subscription. I have had a hard time using my subscriptions because I’m really bad at matching cards by myself (thank god for core-kits) but I made a try and it turned out really good if I may say so. The decorations are from Simple Stories Baby girl stickers and as an afterthought I really do hate the flower on the right side but I have to move on and not obsess.
Week 5: This week I used the baby for her mini kit from Becky Higgins and the few decorations i used are yet again from SS baby girl stickers. The letters on my titelcard is from Jillibean Soup and I just love the font and all their colors so I just bought all the ones I could find on Cili in papers. This week I tried to get less people photos and more everyday life-photos which means i get one like that:) But it’s progress…
Week 6: One again I used the Jillibean letters combined with the Honey core kit. I made this spread on one of our monthly PL-meetings here in Gothenburg. Due to all the good influence, especially from Anna, so I dared try something new: I cut my photos a bit. So i trimmed down two photos and matted them on a 4×6 and could then get some journaling done. I loved how the one on the left page turned out and really did like the one on the right, but you win some and lose some. I think I’ll try this more often:)
Week 7-8: I used the Journal themed cards from Becky Higgins and I just love the bright colors. There are not many cards in this pack but I have used almost everyone which is a bit unusual for me, I’m more of a hoarder then user:)
Core kits: Becky Higgins: Midnight, Neapolitan, Baby for her mini kit, Honey, Journal Themed. Studio Callico: monthly kit.
Decorations: Simple Stories: Baby Girl Stickers. Jillibean Soup stickers.
So I have now done my first weekly spread for Project Life. Fortunately for me it was a week when not much was going one so I just choose some photos I liked and could journal generally about what was going on at that time.
I have used the Becky Higgins core kit Turquoise, a free calender that I cut up and some Jillibean Soup stickers alphabet. I decorated by using a flag-punch from Stampin’ Up and I don’t know the name (I borrowed it from a friend). The flags is colored with Rhubarb Stalk Memento Ink and then i just drew a heart with a white pen. The hearts I used for decorations is Simon says Stamp’s Mini heart set, in white and Rhubarb Stalk. The arrows are stamps from MFT’s Right This Way
So earlier this week I got a nice package with two new stamp-sets from The Crafter’s Meow. I have so fallen in love with their owls and just had to order some of them. Sense i do have a card that i love, you can find it here, so i just had to buy the Christmas set and then the valentines one just were so cute so i couldn’t not order it. Right now I do regret I didn’t get the birthday one too but that might be next month buy.
Anyway i wanted to make a simple and small card and i did of coarse wanted to use one of my new owls. I wanted to paper piece the owl so I found this brown dotted paper from Jillibean Soup, the mustard soup-collection, that i really liked. I kept going with the paper piecing and got a yellow paper from the same collection. I used the small nestabilities circle and one of the grommet tags from spellbinders to frame the image and the sentiment. Inside the circle and the grommet tag I inked with some memento new sprout and Pear tart, the photo ain’t showing of the green that well but the color looks really spring-fresh. The sentiment is from CC Design and AmyR Sentiments stamps, and i just love then and this is the first time I use it even if i have played a lot on scraps. The sentiment is stamped with Memento’s tuxedo black and rich cocoa. The stamped inks have faded a lot due to the fact that i inked the green overtop of it, next time i need to do it in the opposite order… only problem is that i like to stamp the sentiment first and then cut it out with the spellbinders die.
I’m very happy with the card and I think I will make a couple more with this basic layout, especially when I need a card quickly…
Stamp: The Crafter’s Meow – Happy Owlentines Day. CC Design – AmyR Sentiments – Big Words, Handy Additions.
Paper: Jillibean Soup – Mustard Soup
Copic: YG17, YG13, YR14, Y21, E43, E41, 0
Ink: Memento – Rich Cocoa, Tuxedo Black, New Sprout, Pear Tart
Dies: Spellbinder – Nestabilites – Small circle, Spellbinder – Shapeabilities – Grommet Tags