martes, 21 de marzo de 2017

My mojo is back!

What do you do when you're out of 'mojo'?, that happened to me during the last 6 months of 2016 and of course, now I'm a year and 2 months behind (ugh)... I'm trying to not stressed me out about this, so I'm working on my own time, with the things I have and I've decided to do some things different this time.


Last year I made a Project Life album as a gift for my boyfriend, due to our first anniversary, the good part of this is that he loved it but the bad part is that I couln't start my 2016 project life album on time, because I was working on the other album, which I finished on October 2016, and after that I was a little bit tired of memory keeping, simply because I've never had a due date to complete an album, like this time, that was very stressful for me, so I needed to take a break.


Besides, it came the time when everybody gets married, the baseball season, christmas and all the christmas parties that go with it, so I decided just to enjoy everything and document later.
But now is "later", so the first question that pop up to my mind was "with which album should I start?", 2016 or 2017 or both. After a few days thinking I decided to do both #OMG


And here are my reasons or how am I going to acomplish it:


1. During this time without project life, I've been watching process videos on YouTube or scrolling down into Pinterest just for fun, but I realized that the main reason I do project life is that I enjoy going back and read my stories and see my photos, I don´t remember the pretty embellishments, instead I remember how I felt before, what was am I doing, with whom, etc, so this time I'm going to focus on the story.


2. I've never worked on two projects at the same time, so this is another challenge for me. In order to focus on the story, it has to be fresh to try to document every single tiny detail, so I will work on my 2017 album first and then on my 2016, for example, now I'm almost eleven weeks behind on my 2017 album, (even though I do monthly), my idea is to start working on march and go backwards at the same time 2016 and 2017.


3. Not everything is lost, despite I haven't done a layout lately, I have albums on my iPhone with all of my pictures of 2016 and 2017, some of them are edited or even printed.


4. I will put my progress on this blog, in order to make it real and stay motivated.


Yesterday I made my cover page for my 2016 project life album, it is quite simple and that's exactly what I love of it.




I don't have lots of cards, so I made these 3 using stamps, stazon ink and white cardstock, I really enjoyed it, definitely I'll be making more or transforming the ones I own, because I don't like corners rounded anymore.




What do you think of my method?, will work for you?, I'll let you know my progress :)


Laura..

miércoles, 6 de julio de 2016

The end of 2015

Today I’m beyond excited because I’ve finally finished my 2015 Project Life Album, it felt so good and I’m a little proud of myself for this accomplishment.
I wanted to finish it with a traditional scrapbooking layout, I love this photo so much that it deserves to be alone. I know I’ve used a lot of little pieces but they’re pretty small so you can appreciate the picture well.
I’ve mostly used paper and embellishments from Studio Calico and the Hip Kit Club, and what I like the most is the range of colors.
That “Good Times” chipboard is from American Craft, I got it from a last year embellishment kit from the HKC, and I thought it was an awesome title for my page.
I won this “Smile” mini flair in a giveaway on Instagram from Feed Your Craft, you can check the Etsy Shop clicking here, the quality is amazing!!!, thank you so much again Elise. Both of the chipboards on this photo are from Studio Calico and I made the gold glitter foam heart.
As you can see, this layout is full of tiny embellishments but together they make a huge difference, or maybe I just love little details, like those cameras on the pink washi stripe.

I’ve also made this glitter tag using foam I bought in a local store and just put a heart chipboard in it, I really love gold, but I also bought silver glitter foam that I need to use soon, maybe I’ll make some handmade embellishments.

Now I’m ready to start a new Project Life Album, as I’ve said before, it will be an anniversary gift for my boyfriend, I’ve already printed like a 100 pictures so I’ll talking about it soon.
Thanks for stopping by.
Laura..






viernes, 1 de julio de 2016

DIY: FUSE TOOL + COOKIE CUTTERS


¡Hello everyone!

Today I wanted to share with you this easy and cheap idea, I found these heart shaped cookie cutters and I thought “why not use them with the fuse tool?” and that’s what I did.


 Probably you can make hearts by hand with the Fuse Tool by WRMK, but mines are a little weird, so I decided to make them with these cookie cutters.  

 
 Those are the only cutters I have, but if you have more, you should definitely try to make different figures, it’s very easy, just be careful with the heat of the Fuse Tool.

Mostly I used sequins, but I made some confetti with small scraps and those ones are my favorites, loved the colors.


 
Hope you try to make figures using the Fuse Tool and cookie cutters, and if you do, don’t forget to tag me on instagram (@iheartprojectlife)

Thanks for stopping by.

Laura. .

martes, 21 de junio de 2016

Layout: Is it Christmas yet?


I know we’re in the middle of June, but lately I’ve been finishing my 2015 project life album, so I’m in a holiday mood.  I didn’t make a December daily so I’m putting all of my photos in my project life album, right now it’s very tight but I’m so close to finish it that I will use an album only.

For this layout I’ve mostly used embellishments I bought at the NSD Sale from The Hip Kit Club and the cards are from Studio Calico, but I don’t remember the kits, sorry!

I tried to make my layout in a very Christmas style, using a lot of red and white.


I love to mix different types of letters; do you know what’s a “mexican posada”? Click hereto read about it.

 
I’ve used these acetate cards to put the date, but I don’t have pictures for all the days, but it’s the closest thing I could make of a December daily.


Thanks for stopping by; I promise I will post more often.

Laura..

sábado, 11 de junio de 2016

Layout: Last of November #YAY


¡Hey everyone! I’m so excited because this is my last layout from November 2015, a month to go and I’ll be ready to start another project #Woohoo

On my last post, everybody said to me that is never too much pink, so I’m on a roll with it, I’ve been using it for like 3 or 4 layouts, and I’m really enjoying it.  All of the cards I used are from Studio Calico but I don’t remember the kit because I always mix them. 


 It was important for me to document this pasta with chicken, but it’s the first chicken I’ve made in my whole life, so that’s a big accomplishment for me!! The jar pocket is from Crate Paper and I got them in the NSD Sale from The Hip Kit Club.


As you can see, my embellishments are too simple and that’s the reason I like them so much, I rather to focus on the photos.




I promise I won’t be bothering you with this amount of pink on my following layouts, I’m sure it’s just a phase.

Thanks for stopping by.

Laura..

jueves, 9 de junio de 2016

How to start a Project Life Album (Step by Step - Part 3)



Ok, I’ve been talking about how I start my project life albums, first of all I plan and focus on what I have and what I need, after that and if is an special occasion I select the size of the album, because for my regular project life, I’ve always used 12 x 12’’, I love taking pictures and I like to put a lot of them in my album, that’s the thing I’ll be wanting to see when I get old.



So today it’s time to talk about how I organize my photos.  I already have a post where I talk about how I print my photos, so you can check it clicking HERE.



STEP 4. Organizing my photos



All of my photos are taken with my iPhone, that way it’s easier for me to organize them while I’m waiting for something or someone, or even before going to bed.



For this special project that I’m working on right now, I’ve created an album on my iPhone where I store the photos I need to print.  I almost never edit them, but I create collages to print 3 x 4’’, in an app called “Pic Stitch”, this is how I do it: 

First, I select this design:

 
 Then I click at the bottom part where says “aspect and choose 4 x 6’’, It will look like this:


I don’t like borders; so next thing is to erase them with the second upper button (the one with stripes):



Then I click in the middle of my design and select 2 photos.

 
After, drag the photos into frames and rotate them; on the right side of each photo will appear a pencil where you can do it (IF YOU PRINT WITH A CANON SELPHY, ON THIS PART DON’T FORGET TO PUT THE SIDE YOU CARE LESS AT THE BORDER, OTHERWISE, YOU WILL CUT A PART OF THE PHOTO YOU WANT TO HAVE).


Then export the photo to your camera roll and that’s it.



Hope you have enjoyed this post and if you have any doubt do not hesitate to ask me.



Laura..

martes, 7 de junio de 2016

MY "FEED YOUR CRAFT" PRIZE

Hello girls!, today I'm super excited because my prize from Feed Your Craft finally just has arrived! #Yay .. I won a giveaway on instagram and the prize was 4 packs of mini flairs of my choice.  Thank you very much to the lovely Elise from FYC who gave us the chance of participate in the giveaway and to choose 4 syles of mini flairs from her Etsy Shop; honestly that was the hard part, because they're all so pretty; it took me forever to make my choice, but these are the ones I've chosen:


Don't forget to visit  Feed Your Craft shop, they ships worldwide and really, the flairs are awesome for your scrapbook and project life, I'll be posting how I use my flairs badges soon!

Thanks again for my flair badges Elise, I promise I'm going to give them a good use :)
Laura..