Project Life Challenge and Collaboration

Aloha!!

If you have been following me this year, then you know that I have been trying really hard to keep up and do project life or pocket page documenting.  A couple of years ago, I tried it for a few months. I really enjoyed it, but it really become too much for me to keep doing. My love is really for 12×12 scrapbooking and I tried to make my pockets like mini layouts. With my style back then it wasn’t a realistic goal.

Looking back at that scrapbooking album and seeing those pocket page spreads throughout our spring that year, they have became my favorite things to look through. I love seeing the progression of our lives throughout that spring and into summer. I really wish I hadn’t stopped. And maybe one day I will go back and finish that year. Maybe I will go back and finish part of last year too. I still have tons of photos that I haven’t used mainly because we moved in the year and it was hard to actually scrap current during that time.

I am a current scrapper, I love taking a photo and scrapping it 5 minutes later. I always have been. It is way I love printing at home. I think it is part of why I love pocket page scrapbooking. You can take your current stories and share them in a fresh new way.

Anyway, onward, I was asked to join in a collaboration with Mary and Kira of createcraftrepeat on IG and Youtube. Two really close scrappy friends who joined forces and started a youtube channel together. Sounds like so much fun right. We all love our scrappy bestie and collaborating with them is pure genius!!

Of course I said yes, I have a soft spot for scrappy friends who stick together and join forces, remember Ohsnapgonzo (Sandra) and Maggie Mylow (Lisa). They were one of the first scrappy bestie I saw on Youtube grow as friends and stick together and join forces and make a podcast. And they were fun, and I tagged along and learned so much from them!! Seriously if it weren’t for them I wouldn’t be the scrapper I am today!! They encouraged me, and really let me join them on their journey of being scrappy besties far across the continent.

Since them we have seen many scrappy bestie friends join forces and do great things. But really it’s the encouragement you get from a person who loves scrapbooking the way you do. Who will chat scrappy ideas at midnight, who will listen to you ramble about how your layout sucks because it just doesn’t seem right, who will remind you you are the best mixed media scrapper, even when you know they are stretching it. These women are all over the community and help each other stoke the fire of scrapbooking!!

So Mary and Kira asked me if I would join them, and I said yes!! And of course I had a blast with this first Project Life Challenge. Our challenge was to take out about 5 extra cards then you would need for your spread. Pick all your cards randomly and then you needed to figure out a way to use them in your spread.

Well I almost picked about 5 extra cards, for each set of cards I needed. I picked about 5 4×6 cards and 5 to 7 3×4 cards. I picked as randomly as I could, though it was hard. All my cards are in different places throughout my room. My Ali Edwards Story Kits are in one place, my old cut apart pocket page cards in another, and out on my windowsill are my newer PL cards. I really feel I got a good mix of old and new cards.

Here is my process of picking and putting together my Project Life spread for March 4- March 10th.

 

 

Don’t forget to check out the other ladies joining in on the challenge and collaboration!! It is a fun line up today!

Tori Bissell: https://www.youtube.com/Toribissell

Megan Blethen:
https://www.youtube.com/meganblethen1

Julia
https://www.youtube.com/thetattooedcrafter

Mary & Kira
https://www.youtube.com/createcraftrepeat

 

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SpiegelMom Scraps Shake It Anytime Tutorial

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Aloha!!!

I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s day yesterday!! I was able to lounge around my house, watch sappy chick flick movies, cuddle my kids, hubby and dog, and not cook. That is pretty good in my house, because cooking and cleaning and getting up and down from the couch if I choose to relax is so common. Like most moms, it is nice to have a day where your kids try to remember to do things for you all day long.

Today I want to share a shaker 6X8 page protector insert that I made to go in my Week In The Life album I am putting together.

It is a small fun way to have some color and a bit of embellishing considering most of my album is simple and filled with words and stories and the photos that go along with the stories.

I used a 6X8 page protector with the 2X2 squares. I really don’t like adding photos to those since you can’t really see most in them anyway. Filling them with some chipboard embellies and some sequins is a way to add something special to my album with not to much effort.

I did need to use my fuse for the protector to close the little pockets. I also used an old sticker package for the thin acetate the stickers were on. I added my number Thickers on the acetate so it would appear to be floating. The sticker acetate is much thinner so it is really hard to see it. As long as you keep it clean, it shouldn’t show angle either.

You should let the alphas or numbers on the acetate dry before inserting them into the 2X2 pockets.

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Next I picked two round elements, a wood veneer and a foam black thicker from Amy Tangerine. I added Pocket Full of Posies Sequins to those pockets and fused them shut.

 

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I pulled out my Love U tons felt hearts in white and pale yellow. I used my mini stapler to keep two hearts that are different sizes together.

One top pocket I added two hearts (one big felt heart and a cork hearts) and Summer Paradise sequins together.

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I filled the bottom pocket with the hearts and Jaded Hearts sequins. I used my fuse to close that pocket.

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A little piece of advice I want to add is, make sure your fuse is hot but not too hot or the page protector will melt and not fuse properly. Also make sure the pockets that have the sticker packaging to hold the numbers and other stickers, isn’t too high. If you fuse with the sticker packaging in between the protector it won’t fuse. The Fuse is not hot enough to melt the sticker packaging, and it will just melt your protector.

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After all my shaker pockets were filled I fused them and looked through my chipboard and other stickers to add a few more elements to my page. I choose stickers so when I placed them inside the pockets of the protectors they would stick on their own and stay suspended in the middle of the pocket. Later they may need a little dab of liquid glue to stay put for years. If you are wooded that that won’t hold you can also use a small strip of redline tape too.

I used some staples for my bigger chipboard pieces that were on top of the protector for a fun element.

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This shaker pocket protector was really simple and quick to put together. It is a fun element to add to my Week In The Life album. The spring sequin mixes in the SpeigelMom Scraps store are an excellent choice to add a bit of color to my album as well.

To watch my tutorial on the SpiegelMom Scraps Youtube Look Below:

 

Be sure to check out the Blog for other fun and amazing ideas as well. This year we have three different teams within the whole team, the ladies at the blog aren’t sharing on the Youtube channel, so you will see a great variety of projects and ideas all over social where you enjoy looking for it.

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I hope you have an inspiring day!!

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SpiegelMom Scraps Revitalizing Old Supplies

Aloha my scrappy friends!!

Do you ever buy something and then it ends up sitting in your scrap room, staring at you mocking you, because you never use it?!

About two years ago I bought a big pack of Becky Higgins page protecters. Thinking I would use them, they still sit on my shelf. Mostly because I didn’t think about the fact that I might not use all of them because of the orientation.

Well If you head over to the SpiegelMom Scraps Blog then you can see what I decided to do with my extra protecters.

Here is a look at my Project Life.

To see close ups of the spreads go to the SpiegelMom Scraps blog.

Hope you are inspired this week to pull out some old supplies you have been stashing away and use them!!

If you head over to the SpiegelMom Scraps Store and use my code HANNAH15 you can get 15% off your order.

Hannah

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