Monday, January 27, 2014

SOUS Project Life Challenge-2014 Title Page

Hello and welcome to the latest Stuck On U Sketches Project Life challenge. A quick reminder that we have a great prize up for grabs from our January Sponsor...

submit your project to this challenge or any of the January challenges for a chance to win all this:

Now on to this week's SOUS challenge...Embossing.

This challenge worked just perfectly for the title page for the 2014 edition of my PL. Is a title page necessary? Absolutely not, but I loved the idea when I saw one done by a couple of years ago so I've included one for my last couple of years of PL.

I kept the page simple using a Design C Becky Higgins page protector with all 4x6 pockets. The embossed element is in the lower left pocket, the cardstock a 3x4 precut card that coordinates with the Midnight Edition. I embossed it with a Cuttlebug embossing folder then layered a flair badge and die cut from an old Studio Calico kit.

The top 2 & bottom right filler cards are from the PL Midnight Core Kit. The days stickers on the top left card are from the PL Clementine core kit. The year are gold Thickers and the frame on the bottom right card is a polaroid frame by Kaisercraft. The "the adventure begins" card is from a piece of Glitz Design paper in my stash.

You can do this project with items you have in your stash, Project Life core kit, or any of the pocket scrapbooking products offered by a variety of manufacturers. I can't stress enough that you do what works for YOU!
I am planning to use the Midnight core kit predominantly this year but we'll see where the SOUS challenges take me!

I'm happy to answer any questions you may have so feel free to comment!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Scrap Shotz January 2014 Kit Reveal!!

A little late but better late than never, here are my projects for the first Scrap Shotz kit of 2014 featuring the Studio Calico Print shop line.

I used scraps from my layouts for these cards and whipped these up in no time!


Positive for Peanuts
There are a bunch of great patterns in this SC line and I had lots of fun working with them as you can see on this layout.

The kit contains vellum die cuts and I used a bunch on this layout.

A clear Wink of Stella brush marker is also in the kit and I used it to highlight a couple of flowers in this patterned paper. The white in the top left and you can see the other on the bottom right.

Ordinary Travel Captured
I used a bit of mist and also colored the stencil on the berry cardstock with the Wink of Stella marker.

Head over to the Scrap Shotz gallery and take a look at all the Creative Team Projects!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Stuck On You Sketches Project Life Challenge

Hello and welcome to the first SOUS Project Life challenge of the New Year along with some exciting SOUS news!!

Whether you are taking on Project Life for the first time or 5th time a challenge is a fun way to stay motivated and inspired to complete a spread. One thing I firmly believe about this project is that you do what works for YOU. Maybe that's a 2 page spread per week, documenting monthly only or a quarterly wrap up of happenings in your life. There are no rules!

Before I get to this week's Project Life challenge let's talk about the exciting SOUS news...

beginning this month we'll be offering blog candy from some fabulous sponsors and our first sponsor this year is...

Scrap Shotz is a fabulous monthly kit club and online store with a great online community as well.

Here's the fabulous prize up for grabs...

and those PL cards aren't just for Project Life, I've made cards with them and used them on traditional scrapbook layouts as well! 

All you need to do is join ANY blog challenge of the month, Project Life, sketch or die cut and link us up to your project at the SOUS blog.

Now on to this week's challenge, Vellum! For this challenge I punched a 3"x 4" card from a piece of blue vellum with my WRMK punch. I then took the outside edges of the punched vellum and scored them with my scoreboard to add some texture. I rounded the corners and created a frame with the vellum on the lower left photo. I added snowflakes to reinforce the snow theme and finished off with a PL journal card and filler cards from the Clementine core kit.

I also used vellum in a different way on this page:
Here I've added punched stars from vellum to the title card and overlayed the bottom left filler card, which was a scrap of paper that didn't really work with the colour scheme, to make it work with the rest of the spread.

Vellum is so versatile so I hope you'll show us your take on this challenge at SOUS and be in the running to win this month's fabulous blog candy!

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A New Year and PRIZES!!!!

Happy New Year! Hope 2014 is treating you well so far.
Just want to share a chance for you to start the New Year with a prize!
There is a giveaway going on at Scrap Shotz blog and you have until January 10th to pop in to the blog and leave a comment for a chance to win a prize!!!

Head over to the blog here and good luck!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Mid-Month Inspiration!

  Good morning and welcome to our Mid Month Inspiration post for this month's challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! We are back today...