Welcome to the first edition of the May Artisan Wednesday Wow hop. Boy do we have some fun for you this month!! Did you hear the big news at Stampin’ Up? Ok….there is lots of big news. So did you hear the news about Project Life® by Stampin’ Up®?? Well the Artisan Design Team has all the available products and we are showing them off this week! If you just came over from the amazing Jeanna, welcome to the next stop. If you are starting here, just continue around using the next buttons until you get back to me.
True confession time. I am not much of a scrapbooker. Yes, I make scrapbook pages but that is not the same thing. Creating a whole book somehow seems overwhelming to me. When I heard about Project Life® by Stampin’ Up®, I wasn’t sure what to think. So let me tell you how my process for this page went. Came home from dropping off kids from school. Turned on computer and scanned for pictures. Pondered pictures, almost panicked, chose pictures. Edited pictures and threw them into MDS for easy printing. Added little banner onto one picture in MDS. Went to printer, fought with printer, printed out pictures. Took pictures to “Mom Cave” (my stamp room). Breathed sigh of relief when I realized the new Project Life® Cards & Labels Framelits would cut pictures to perfect size. Cut them out with Big Shot. Laid pictures on Photo Pocket Page, figured out which sections still needed to be filled. Went through Project Life® Everyday Adventure Card Collection and Accessory Pack and picked cards and doodads that match pictures. Yes…there are official names I’m sure but the doodads are more fun to say. Rounded corners of cards with new Project Life® Corner Punch. Pulled out new Day to Day stamp and stamped date onto card. Figured out that Starburst Sayings stamp would be good in circle. Stamped and cut with Starburst Framelits. Grabbed Basic Metal Buttons, added where needed. Panicked slightly over terrible handwriting. Wrote accurate assessment of taking pictures with children (not the Facebook version where everything is perfect, lol). DONE!!!! Total time fussing with pictures: 1 hour. Total time to make scrapbook page: 45 minutes. Hmmm….might need to get some pictures organized and printed!!!
More truth (if you can stand it). I thought that maybe this wasn’t Artisan-y enough. After all, you have all come to expect great things from the hops. But while I was tempted to pull out the sewing machine and all kinds of extras, that isn’t really the point of this way of scrapping. This is supposed to document real life in a really manageable way. Which means actually makable by busy people in spare minutes. So here it is. My first step in becoming a real live scrapbooker.
I know the team has all kinds of cool stuff planned for you today! I hope you enjoy our introduction of this fabulous new collaboration!
Okay, off to go visit the awesome Mercedes Weber. I can’t wait for you to see what she has created! Make sure you hop around the whole loop to take a look at beautiful creations by the whole team…you’ll be happy you did!
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Stamps: Day to Day, Point & Click, Starburst Sayings; Ink: Bermuda Bay, Basic Gray, Pear Pizzazz; Accessories: Project Life® by Stampin’ Up® Everyday Adventures Card Collection and Accessory Pack, Project Life® Photo Pocket Pages, Project Life® Corner Punch, Project Life® Journaling Pens, Basic Metal Buttons, White Baker’s Twine, Paper Clip, Stapler, Dimensionals, MDS, Starburst Framelits
I had to laugh at your “process”…very similar to mine! You layout turned out great.
Jen, you make this look so easy! I’m still scared.
I too laughed reading this! I love how you said that Project Life is really a manageable way to scrapbook. Hit it on the head! Bravo!
I love your page. Everything goes together so nicely. Don’t think of scrapbooking as a whole book – that’s just way too overwhelming. I think PL helps me select the best of many photos and gives me a fun and quick way to present and enjoy them. You’ve shown some great fast and easy ways to step things up a too.
heheheeh! Jen, you are so funny! Your “process” made me laugh, cuz it totally sounds like me when I am in a panic! And, I don’t like my handwriting either. . . but yours is gorgeous! We used a lot of the same cards. . . and color scheme. . . were you per chance also drinking a lime concoction while you created this?!
Adorbs & Totally Perfect in its simplicity!
Great job! I love your layout and especially your process. Sounds very familiar. 🙂
I think you just wrote my post for me and we might have put our page down on the same background to snap some photos…. i had to laugh along with the others too cuz I think we all followed the same process.. that tells you, this really is do-able! Love it Jen! Great job!
Wow! your process sounds so much like mine. I scrap pages on a whim, I never plan albums. I might just manage to work with Stampin’ Up!®’s project life when it makes it to the South Pacific.