Project Life - Pocket Pages, Scrapbooking, Thrifty Thursday

Who’s got letter stencils?

Come on people, admit it, way in the back of those cupboards are some old letter stencils! I had forgotten all about mine until last night when I was puzzling over what letter dies I was going to use on a layout when I had a thought. Admittedly I was getting pretty tired .. read lazy.. so I couldnt be bothered getting out my Big Shot and cutting numbers and letters so this seemed like an easy solution. In my own defence I had just made my own DSP to use! Another great budget tip – its easy and your colours always match when you stamp your own!

Here is the Project Life card I made using an old stencil and my Project Life No.5 Jornaling Pen. I love these pens and they come in two thicknesses, the No. 1 is really fine for writing and the No. 5 is chunkier but still good for journaling.


And to see the  whole page. I used two stamp sets for my DIY paper, Flower Patch and Love Sparkles.journaling-pens


Flower Patch # 134207                                         Love Sparkles – W #143114  CM #143183                   Photopolymer $54                                                 Wood $61               Clear Mount $44



Cards Masculine, Challenges

CAS(E) This sketch, my manly take

Ive been working on a wee project, which I cant show you yet, so I had a nicely stamped project life card sitting on my desk which in the end I decided not to use. Then when I was flicking through some challenge sites I spotted this one from CAS(E) This sketch

Well I flipped that sucker on its head and here is what I came up with!


Here is a closer look at the original PL cards (3X4″)


Can you see the darker shadowing on the screwdriver and hammer handles? I used my Tip Top Taupe Inkpad and a blender pen to add some depth to them. I used the same method to colour all the tools  and added fussy cut handles stamped tone on tone. Not too bad! The stamp set is my new Nailed It one. The colours are Dapper Denim, Real Red and Tip Top Taupe.

Project Life - Pocket Pages, Scrapbooking

Project Life Card Idea plus a Giveaway

Hi folks Wow product is selling out fast so if you havent checked out the Retiring List for this year it might be a good idea to take a look soon. It is updated Tuesday – Friday as products sell out. You can find the Retiring List HERE

If you wish to do an Online Order with me – you can do this where ever you are in New Zealand and it will be sent straight to you – You can follow the link to my online store on the right sidebar of my blog. The current Hostess code is ETR49PAB Just pop it in the box when requested as you go through the order process. It helps me keep track of the smaller orders but if your order is $300 or over not including shipping then you qualify for your own Hostess Code and Rewards. If anyone needs help setting up an account then I can help with that too.

Recently I went to a big Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Event held in Auckland called OnStage. It was a lot of fun catching up with my team and other demonstrators from around New Zealand plus we got to see the **NEW** 2016-2017 catalogue and got to take home some of the new products too!P1080154 Another benefit of these events is the swapping, you make multiples of a project and then swap them for other peoples projects and come home with heaps of different ideas! My swap was a set of Project Life Pocket Style cards.


This is what they look like in a page protector. Sadly the Word Window Punch has retired AND Sold Out but every thing else I used is still available.

Timeless Textures Stamp Set

Crazy About You Stamp Set

Petite Petals Stamp Set and Punch

Hello You Thinlits Dies

The colours are Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White, Cucumber Crush and Tempting Turquoise.

And here is THE BEST BIT! I have two sets of these cards to give away. Simply leave a comment below and I will draw two winners next Friday!


Taking a break project life style

Hi folks Ive popped away for a couple of days with my Dad, he is busy playing in an Indoor Bowls tournament today so I’m Scrapbooking!! Im all set up in our motel room and hoping to bang a lot of pages out today.


My Project Life pens and new Project Life corner Rounder are getting a workout already and I’m sure my newly arrived Project Life pages and Card set will too.


Unfortunately the other thing Ive brought with me and didnt realise until this morning, is a COLD! Grrrr. Ive taken some cold meds now and I’m feeling a bit more productive but I think a nap will definitely be called for later in the day.

Want to know more about Project Life style scrapbooking…….

Service interupted – writer must sneeze……

Then check out this video and take a look in my ONLINE STORE to see our range.

There are still 4 days left to take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration excusive rewards too so now is a great time to order. Let your fingers do the walking and order from home : )

Project Life - Pocket Pages, Scrapbooking

Project Life school days

Welcome to my first Project Life Pocket Pages. I found it was a bit of a side step in my brain to work with in this style but the second page was much easier. I’m definitely going to be adding more of these style of pages to my album. I love that you can get so many photos on a page and still add little touches. The photos aren’t great, I’m not sure how you are supposed to get decent photos of layouts when they are encased in plastic! If anyone knows then please do leave me a comment, I must have taken 50 photos to get  these half way decent ones LOL


The papers are from a retired pack which I have heaps of so you will be seeing a lot of it in the next few pages I share. Here are some close ups of the pages


Washi tape is really useful for these pages. I used it to write info on and to keep photos in place. It looks really effective.


I enjoyed decorating the cards, each one is like a small canvas and they all go together into the bigger picture… MAGIC and fun too