Project Life Weeks 4 & 5

I got weeks 4 and 5 done over the past few days! This is just a quick with little words and just photos. Today was a new release for the shop, so I am a bit tired!

Here is week 4:



And here is Week 5




Supplies: Smitten from Paislee Press | Several sets from In a Creative Bubble | Embellishments from the Color Cast Designs shop



Project My Life//Album Cover & First Spread

Happy Friday!!!

Today, I am sharing the start of a project that I am doing all about me. I want my kids to have something to look back on so that they can know more about their Mom. So much is documented about them and so little about myself and my hubby. Who knows, maybe I will make an album all about him too if he will let me! I am turning 40 in just a few months and have made some goals towards a better, healthier me. So…I thought perfect, I will combine the two into a mini album. This album concept is inspired by my best Aussie friend, Kellie Winnell and her creation of “Project My Life”. I hope that she doesn’t mind that I am stealing her project title for mine too.

I made some album covers on our laser and backed the cut out hearts with some patterned papers from Sahlin Studio “Create” line. I have 2 inch rings on it now, but the beauty of album covers is that I can pretty much make this album as big and chunky as I want it to be. The inside has a variety of 6×8 page protectors and the monthly dividers from Ali Edwards One Little Word kit.

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And here is my first spread. All about starting to strive for a Better Me. I used Sahlin Studio’s new release, “Love Your Body” and some of the bits and pieces from “Better Me” set available in my shop. These 2 lines were made for each other!!

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And here is what it looks like in my album.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope that you will follow along on my journey to a better me in my Project My Life album!


2016 Project Life//Week 3

I’m back again for a #pocketpagethursday – I am really loving how this challenge is keeping me accountable. Are you joining in?

Here is my week 3





And that is all for today!

Supplies: Embellishments from the Color Cast Design shop | Journal Cards from In a Creative Bubble | Number Stamps from Kellie Stamps



2016 Project Life//Week 2

I have week 2 of my 2016 Project Life to share with you today for Pocket Page Thursday. I’m hoping to fill in some of the missing gaps in my 2015 album this weekend and will share those next week.







And that is it for today! Are you sharing your pages? Tell me where in the comments so that I can see them!

Supplies: Shine Bright collection from Sahlin Studio | Stars and Wood Veneer from the Color Cast Designs shop


Kellie, from Give a Girl a Blog & Kellie Stamps, and I have both decided to have a goal of sharing our Project Life spreads every Thursday through out 2016 on our blogs. We are calling this “Pocket Page Thursday” and using #pocketpagethursday on social media if you want to join in and share.




2016 Project Life//Week 1

Kellie, from Give a Girl a Blog & Kellie Stamps, and I have both decided to have a goal of sharing our Project Life spreads every Thursday through out 2016 on our blogs. We are calling this “Pocket Page Thursday” and using #pocketpagethursday on social media if you want to join in and share.

Week 1

Up this first Thursday of sharing for me is  Week 1 of my 2016 album. Next Thursday, I will have Weeks 2&3 up….hopefully, as that will have me on track to stay caught up this year.





Supplies: Acrylic snowflakes from the Color Cast Designs shop | Wood Veneer Week from the Color Cast Designs shop | Printables from In a Creative Bubble

Thank you for stopping by!





31 Minutes for 31 Days//Giveaway

Hi there everyone! So glad that you are taking part in 31 minutes for 31 days. If you are joining in for the first time and have no idea what I am talking about, read this post first. Kellie and I are having such a great time seeing all of your posts that you are sharing on your blogs and on Instagram (use hashtag #31minutesfor31days)! We have decided to do a round up on each of our blogs on Wednesdays through out October. Here are my pages as of this far of my mini album about a trip my hubby and I took 2 years ago. I was having computer/internet issues yesterday, so the first photo is days 6 and 7 together.

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And, since we are having so much fun with this, we thought that it would be an added bonus to do a giveaway! So, we are each giving a $10 voucher to each of our stores (Color Cast Designs and Kellie Stamps). All you have to do to enter is use the #31minutesfor31days hashtag on Instagram and you are automatically entered! Easy! We will announce the winners at the end of the month!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!




Project Life//Jessica’s Pages


Good Morning! I realized that it had been awhile since I have shared any of my Project Life® Pages on my Blog, so I thought that I would write up a quick blog post with just photos of some of my latest pages.

All of the spreads below were done using One Little Bird’s collections over at The Lilypad . I just can’t get enough of her awesome designs!


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I’ll share some other pages next week! Don’t want to share too many at one time.

Have a great weekend!








Project Life® spreads featuring June releases

Hello everyone, Barbara here to share two Project Life® spreads that I made featuring the June Releases. I fell in LOVE with the veneer Here and Now set so it got a lot of use on this spread. I also added in pieces from the Solstice set because blue and yellow is my absolute favorite summer color combo. I kept a lot of the cards very simple and just added in printed text that paired with the veneer or the acrylic piece. I’m loving the new mirrored and iridescent acrylic pieces and made sure to find a spot for those on the spread.

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Here you can see some of the slots on the left side a bit closer. I love pairing a few of the acrylic pieces to create my title cards, which I typically like to keep super clean and white. I think it just blends better and I don’t really want the focus on the date card I want the focus to be on the photos. It always nice to have a bit of an accent that blends well with the spread so I always leave this card last so I can make sure it matches up well. The Hells Yes veneer comes from the Here and Now add ons.

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Here you can see a bit of that iridescent Summer up close, it really is amazing in person, once of my absolute favorite new materials Jessica has added.

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My second layout was a half layout that is the left hand side to the Easter spread I shared awhile ago. It only covers 4 days so it’s super simple. On this spread I used a few more of the new Here and Now veneer and the new gold glitter Right Now but also incorporated some of the previous releases as well. Pieces from Coffee Lovers and Basically Basics – Gold Glitter.

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This title card is one of my new favorites, I’m obsessed with white on white embossing lately so having the two white areas flanking the gold glitter Right Now makes me happy.

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I also love the little rainbow of stars, these stars are from the Confetti Stars that are sold by the tablespoon, I happened to have all that I needed and I love that little accent.

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I hope you are enjoying your products from the June release and I hope you have a great time playing with all that you have purchased.

See you soon

Yosemite Outdoor Adventure…

Hello! Becky here today sharing the first couple of pocket pages from our Yosemite Family Vacation back in August 2012! Yes – I am THAT behind!

For this project I am using an older collection but one that I have hung onto specifically for this project! The paper line is called Take a Hike and it’s actually a retired collection from Simple Stories.

 The album I am using is the 9×12 Woodgrain album from Studio Calico. For my cover page I used a design 1B – 9×12 page protector and my Fuse to split the page up into small shaker pockets all the way around my title (and journaling, which is on the back) and then filed the pockets with sequins, resin shapes, wood veneer pieces and paper leaves. The cover page was so fun to make and came out exactly as I had pictured it in my mind (I love when that happens)! I also used the word “adventure” from the Color Cast Designs Wanderlust set which was part of the May release!

 My second page is all about our first look at Yosemite while driving into the Valley for the first time ever!

 I used a design 3B – 9×12 page protector for this page.

 The Happy Trails Triangles are seriously so dang perfect for this project! I was ecstatic to see them in Jessica’s May release!

The word “outdoors” is another piece from the Wanderlust set – I love how you can layer the semi opaque acrylic over other elements without completely covering them up!

 On this page I added another shaker box using my Fuse and on the backside I added the mountains triangle from the Happy Trails Triangles set.

 The 2B -9×12 page protector may be my favorite design with 18 3×3 pockets!

 I paired three more of the Happy Trails Triangles with the Happy Trails Expressions for this spread.

 The Color Cast Designs wood veneer pair so well with the earthy colors in the camping themed papers. I am really happy with how this is all coming together so far!

We camped at the Wawona Campgrounds in Yosemite National Forest and the South Fork of the Merced River runs right along the campground which was absolutely perfect for the kids! We spent so much time playing and lounging in the river — the perfect camping vacation activity!

 The “In the Summertime” wood veneer piece is from the Summer Love set. All of the summer lines really can be mixed and matched for all your summer activity scrapbooking!

 The final page I am showing today is from our first hike around Meadow Loop in Wawona. I love adhering the Color Cast Design embellishments right onto my photos like I did here with the “get outside” sentiment from the Happy Trails Expressions set.

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look today! Be sure to pick up all the summer sets from the Color Cast Designs shop and take 10% off your order with the code, “becky”!

So much summer love!

Hi everyone, Barbara here to take you thru the two projects I made using products from the May release. I have summer on my mind big time so everything worked really well for me.

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The first project I made featured the Happy Trails Triangles. I had my scouting days on my mind as we are prepping for a weekend camping trip with our friends so this album cover idea seemed like the perfect fit. I created simple two layered circles so that I could use the triangles as badges. I love the effect and the circles really draw interest to the triangles. I added in a few words from the Wanderlust set and added the year to mimic a troop number. A few of the glitter stars finished out my faux scout sash album cover.

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I love the dimension the veneer and acrylic pieces provide. It makes it that much more realistic. I can’t wait to fill this album with all of my pictures.

The second project I made was a Project Life spread featuring the Summer Love set.

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This yellow color is one of my favorites so using that large Sunshine piece was a must. My previous spread had a large 12 x 12 layout on the right hand side so I needed another full layout to fill the backside of it. I added some stitched sunrays and as many of the pretty pink and yellow stars as I could.

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I opted to keep the right side fairly simple adding in some of the veneer from the Summertime set and one from the Wanderlust set and added in some older pieces from the Coffee Lovers set and the Hashtag set. I think one of my favorite things that Jessica has added to her shop are the acrylic alphas. I just love having the option to spell out my own words and the Lemon Zest set was a perfect match to the yellow’s in the Summer Love set.

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I hope you are having fun playing with the new release items like I have!