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..

domingo, 5 de junio de 2016

Layout: too much pink?


I don’t know what’s going on with me lately, but I’ve been loving pink layouts, this is my second one from November and I absolutely love it, and what I like the most, is that it has been so easy to complete my layouts, I’m so excited to finish my 2015 project life album that it has inspired me #YAY

This layout is from mid November, my boyfriend and I celebrated our first month together so we went out for dinner, he gave me flowers and I gave him strawberries with chocolate, obviously I ate 2 of them (or maybe 3 :P)

I made that fringed heart like a month ago, definitely I need to do more, they look so cute and it’s easier and quick to finish the layout.

 
I loooooove this filler card, I got the tag in a embellishment kit from The Hip Kit Club, the quote and the puffy sticker are from Studio Calico.

 
I also made this arrow with a toothpick, and it’s not a complete layout without journaling in my old typewriter.

 
What do you think about using this amount of pink?, is it too much?

Thanks for stopping by.

Laura..

viernes, 3 de junio de 2016

Fuse Tool Friday: Shaker Triangles


Hello everyone! I’ve been wanting to make this DYI for so long, it's been in my head for quite a time, but I hadn't had time to make it.  You probably know my love for the Fuse Tool by WRMK, so I’ve decided to make more embellishments with it.
For my first Fuse Tool Friday (#FTF), I created shaker triangles inspired by these acetate die cuts from Pinkfresh Studio.
I’ve used sequins, glitter, tiny stars and many more things I found in my stash to fill them up.
Some of them have Christmas style, and that's because right now I'm working on November of my 2015 Project Life álbum, so I'm planning to use these shaker triangles in my following pages.
I don’t really know how am I going to use these shaker triangles, but I definitely want to include them in one of my layouts.  If you have any idea of how I should use them, please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by.

Laura..

jueves, 2 de junio de 2016

How to start a Project Life Album (Step by Step - Part 2)


¡Hello everyone! A new month has started and so does my new project, I haven’t finished (YET) my 2015 project life album, but as I’ve said, it’s time to plan my next project.

So today, I wanted to continue with the series “How to start a Project Life Album”.  On the last post (click here to see it), I told you about the planning and choosing sizes (those are my first two steps to start an album), and here’s my third step and probably the most important one.


 STEP 3. What should I put on my Project Life Albums?

Absolutely, this question depends on the purpose of your Project Life, for example on my personal Project Life, my life is documented monthly, with special events, occasions or inserts with traditional scrapbooking, because I do not have enough time to do it weekly. But the album I’m starting right now is going to be a gift for my boyfriend, so I want to document our first year together.

The tricky part is that I don’t have photos of everything, in fact I sometimes forget to take pictures, so what I’m planning to do is to put the pictures I have and for the times I don´t have a picture but I still want to document an specific story or event, I will write about it, as if I were telling him the story of our life. 

Obviously, I want to make this album chronologically, from the time we start hanging out until our anniversary (I hope this blog help me to finish on time HAHAHAHA)

With the help of my planner, I’ve selected the moments and photos I want to include on this album, so now, I have a huge and chronological list of how the things happened, and for some cases, the journaling already written. I also have an album on my iPhone where I store the edited pictures that I need to print (I promise I will talk more of how I select, edit and print my photos on the next post of this series)
And you may ask, why is this step so important? Well, for me project life is to document my life, so I do not like to put a ton of embellishments and I try to focus on the photos and the stories, because at the end, those photos and stories will bring me a memory not the embellishment.

Thank for reading this if you have any comment please let me know.

Laura..

lunes, 30 de mayo de 2016

DE VISITA EN PROJECT LIFE CAFÉ


¡¡Hola, Hola!!
Al fin un post en español =) y claro es porque hoy estoy de visita en el blog de Project Life Café, gracias a que gané el sketch mensual de Abril, en el cual participé con estas dos tarjetas, les dejó AQUÍ el link para que visiten el post original:


La verdad muchas gracias a todas las que me visitan desde Project Life Café, un gustazo tenerlas por aquí.

Laura..

sábado, 28 de mayo de 2016

Layout: Pink Everywhere


¡Hey you all! May is almost gone, so I’m getting a little bit desperate to finish my 2015 project life album, the thing is that I work 9 and a half hours per day, that’s why sometimes is difficult to find time to scrap, because I have other activities and I also have to go out hahahaha. The stressful part is because I’ve started to plan my boyfriend’s project life album, and I’m a little concerned because I don’t know if I will finish the album on time for our first anniversary.

Well, today I wanted to share with you my second layout of November 2015, I don’t use pink very often, neither in scrapbook nor in my life, but I don’t know why I was waiting to use it into a layout.

Photos from this layout are from a friends wedding where I had a great time, last year was full of weddings, I love the but the only problem is that I never know what to wear (like any other woman in the whole world)


I’ve used  this Dear Lizzy Chipboard, loved the colors and very appropriate with the right photo.


I didn’t want to put a lot of things on this card (From Studio Calico), because I love the watercolor effect.



Hope you have enjoyed and thanks for stopping by.

Laura..

jueves, 26 de mayo de 2016

How to start a Project Life album (Step by step - Part 1)


¡Hello everybody! I’m close to finish my 2015 Project Life Album (already in November Woohoo), so it’s time to plan my next Project, I’ve decided to document the whole process right here, maybe it will inspire some new Project Lifers to start their own album.  When I was starting with Project Life, I didn’t know anything and I was so confused cause all of the things I saw on internet.

Before Project Life, I’d never done scrapbooking and today I’ve made 3 full albums, so I have my own tips and tricks to keep me in track, which I want to share with you, the most important one is that in Project Life there are no rules, well the only one is to have fun while doing it, but that’s simple!

My fourth album will be a gift for my boyfriend, due to our first anniversary together. I’ve never done an album as a gift, the fun part is that my boyfriend doesn’t even know that I do Project Life (I’m sure he doesn’t know what Project Life is, hahahaha), every time he asks me “what are you doing?” I answer “a surprise”, so he stops asking questions and just laugh. 
Before starting, it’s important for me to say, that these steps are how I make my albums, I don’t know if there’s a correct way to start a Project Life album, but this way has been functional for me in my past projects. 

STEP 1. Planning

First things first right? So every time I start a project, I plan and see what I have to start it, define what I want and my motivation.  For this specifically project I want a chronological album from the first date my boyfriend and I had to our anniversary, something like a journal of our year together. I don’t have lots of photos, so I’ve decided that I will tell the story in those cases; of course my motivation is that I want to surprise him, as I said, he doesn’t know I do project life and of course he doesn’t know anything about this blog, believe me, this has been soooooo difficult, sometimes I’ve been close to tell him, because I don´t like to keep secrets, but this is for a good cause, right?.  It will be fun when he reads these posts.

STEP 2. Choosing sizes

As I’ve said, I don´t have pictures for everything but I’m going to journal what I think was important for us, so I think a 12 x 12’’ album is too big for this project, that’s why this time I’ve decided for a 9 x 12’’ from Studio Calico; I’ve already ordered and the page protectors too. I chose blue because it’s my favorite color and I think he’s also going to like it.


 Well, those are my first steps for project life for beginners , I’m going to be posting the other steps as I move forward with this project, so stay tune. Next time I will be taking about how I organize my photos and journaling, and how I print them. 

Please let me know if you have any comment and thanks for stopping by. 

Laura..

martes, 24 de mayo de 2016

My first Scrapbooking Layout ever


¡Hey everyone! You all know I love Project Life, but today it was time to try something different so I’ve made my first scrapbooking layout, that I’m going to include in my Project Life album as an insert.

What inspires me was the beautiful picture of me and my boyfriend at a baseball game, thought it was such a cute picture that deserves to be alone.

I’ve decided to use one of my 8.5 x 11’’, because otherwise I was never going to use that size, and I have a few of those page protectors, so I’ve used a polka dot paper from The Hip Kit Club, then I layered my photo over different papers.

 
I tried to keep it simple, was my first scrapbooking layout and I was a little afraid of how everything was going to turn out. At the end, I’ve loved the result and it was very fun create it, definitely I will be making more scrapbooking inserts for my Project Life Albums. 

I’ve mostly used embellishments from the kits I bought on the NSD Sale from The Hip Kit Club, also from last year's kits from Studio Calico.



Loved these thickers by Dear Lizzy, I love gold, so they’re perfect for me!


So, what do you think of my first attempt to make traditional scrapbooking?

Hope you have enjoyed it.

Laura..