Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

I hope you have a wonderful Easter. No blog post today but be sure to check back tomorrow with a really great offer and the announcement of the Stampin' Up! Retirement List!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Stampin' Up products that are already compatible with Project Life!

So we still have a few days before even demos are allowed to order the new Project Life items, but there are already some things Stampin' Up! carries that are compatible with PL! There are even more but washi tape and the rotary stamps are a great addition to any project life kit!  If you are into digital there are even some digital washi tapes!

And our washi tapes are very economical! Only $4.95 for 3 rolls! I know I have seen washi tape in the big box stores and they want that for 1 roll.

If you are interested in any of the items you see just click on the photos for more information.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Getting Started with Project Life

Project Life can be a very simple way to scrapbook all of your memories. Most of us now have phones with a camera on them and that is how 90% or more of all our photos are taken.  Only once in awhile do we have our "good" cameras with us.  And most of the time the pictures I take on my phone are not ones I would deem "scrap-able", but they are the pictures that truly show what is going on in our lives. I have over 700 photos on my phone. I take pictures of all kinds of things. And so does my daughter. I sometimes look at my phone and have over 20 photos of her just making faces at it. I want to get these moments into my albums as well and project life is perfect for this!

Basic project life protectors come with different slot orientations for photos and have journaling cards and things to add to them. Below is a sample of some of the different combinations of protectors. You just print and add your photos in the spaces provided then fill in with journaling or small photos.

Other than starting out with a basic PL kit (album, protectors, and card inserts) I would suggest a couple apps for your phone as well. These are not necessary but they make it even easier (if that's possible) to get your photos into your albums. The first app is Momento (I believe this is only an iphone app right now, but their are others available for android).  This app is like a journal for your phone and it also pulls your feeds from your facebook and other social media sites. Yes, you could use any other journal app but along with letting you add all your little moments if you are just adding it and want to use a photo on your phone that you maybe don't remember the exact date it was taken, when you click the photo it asks if you want to use the date/time the photo was taken as its date! That feature alone is completely awesome! So many times I take photos and then when I go to do my layouts I can't remember when it was taken. Sure I may know the general week I took it (not usually, lol) but this adds the EXACT day and time! The other thing I am loving about this is it has reminders for a daily photo so you remember to document something, and it pops up a reminder asking "how was your day" as a journaling prompt so that if you are as forgetful as me, you still will be able to jot down anything that happened that you want to remember!

The second app you need is PICFRAME. This app works so great with your phone. Project life has 4x6 and 6x4 photo slots along with 3x2 and 2x3 and with picframe you do not need to use a computer program such as photoshop to put two photos on one 4x6 picture to be printed.

Here is a screen shot of picframe and some of the layouts it has.  The highlighted one is the one I used for the sample below. If you can look close in the top right corner of the picframe photo you can see it says 3:2 that is the ratio you want to add two photos for a 4x6. If your photos are more horizontal click the 3rd little block and make sure your ratio is 2:3.

Here is the photos that I added to my picframe project and I had a white border around them. They will print on a 4x6 picture together just like this. Then all I do is cut them apart and round the edges if I want. 

I also keep the walgreens app on my phone and upload the photos to walgreens at the end of each week for my project life albums. 

To simplify it even more, I keep all these apps in one folder on my homescreen of my phone so that are all together and easily accessible. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Weekly Deals!

The weekly deals this week are pretty great. Do you love the SU glue sticks as much as me? Glue sticks are not my go to adhesive for most things but I do use them quite a bit and the rectangular shape of these glue sticks are so much nicer for getting the adhesive into the corners of cards and your paper.  Stock up while they are on sale!  Click on the photo to be taken to the store to get these deals while they last.

I almost missed the night of navy ribbon! That is something I think I need.

Becky Higgins and Project Life are joining Stampin' Up!

Can you tell how extremely excited I am for this?  Awhile back I done a post where I was starting project life and wanted to use SU products to do this. Admittedly I was not very good about doing that or keeping up with it. The pre-made products are just so much easier and quicker to use!  So last year I broke down and was doing my PL album with a Becky Higgins kit and was pretty good about keeping up with it. At least for awhile that is. I know for many of you, you are familiar with Project Life and how it works but for those who are not, you are GOING TO LOVE THIS! It will get all your photos off your phone, instagram, facebook and computer and into albums where you will be able to keep them forever. I am going to try to do at least one weekly blog post with project life tips and things per week once the PL items are available starting next month so make sure you keep checking back.

Click the link for the SU blog with more details and a preview of some of the new products that will be available.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Best of Sets...

The "Best of" Sets were released each month through 2013. These collectible sets are still available but only until the end of this month, so get them while you can.

There were 12 Best of Sets:

January~ Best of Birthdays
February~ Best of Love
March~Best of flowers
April~Best of Butterflies
May~Best of Brides and Babies
June~Best of Greetings
July~Best of Shelli
August~Best of Halloween
September~Best of Autumn
October~Best of Christmas
November~Best of Snow
December~Best of Sale~a~bration

I was wanting to post a picture of all of them but having some issues with computer and the other pics right now. You can find them by googling the name though if you would like for now. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Great night!

Although there were not many ladies able to make it last night due to other scheduling conflicts, I think I am safe I say the rest of us had a blast anyway. 
All of you who attended won a door prize! I will be contacting you later today to get your selection.

Thanks for coming ladies!

All set up for the make and taken before the party.

Table treats! Aren't those boxes cute! Directions for them are simple too! 

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