Project Life - April (part 2)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Quote printable by Elise Blaha Cripe

It's that wonderful time of the semester - finals! I thought this spread could use a nice motivational quote, so I added a free printable from Elise Blaha Cripe's website. For my birthday, my parents gave me a watch to help build up my professional wardrobe (but my dad was convinced that this chunky style was actually a men's watch). I added some journaling on a small tag tucked behind the photo.

"To-do" stamp by Ann-Marie, "coffee please" stamp by Blinks of Life

My finals schedule isn't the most pleasant, but this semester has been so busy that I'm not too phased by it. To balance out the bright pink card on the other side of the spread, I brought out my unused neon pink ink pad. The "coffee please" sentiment sums up this semester perfectly.

"Inspires me" roller phrase stamp by October Afternoon

Since I didn't have too many photos, I took a screenshot of recent pins that have been inspiring me lately. I used a strip of vellum to add the "inspires me" stamp sentiment. I'm a big fan of roller phrase stamps, and I like that this October Afternoon one uses bigger fonts than the American Crafts ones so that I have more variety.

Bird photos by Billy Wong; Bird stamp from Studio Calico "Corey" add-on

While I was rummaging through my stash, I found this Studio Calico bird stamp set that I love. Unfortunately, my stamping skills aren't the best and I can never seem to get it to stamp perfectly.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a great week :)

Project Life - April (part 1)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Hello! It's been a while since I've done any paper crafting... I think the last thing I created was my final Two Peas in a Bucket project back in December! School has been ridiculously busy, but in a good way. The winter semester classes finished this week, and I just have final exams left to do before we begin our clinical practicum for the spring and summer sessions.

Free calendar printables from Jasmine Dowling

I don't have many photos from earlier this year, so I decided to just start Project Life fresh with April since it's my birthday month. To add some color to the calendar, I sewed on a strip of bird-printed paper from the latest Crate Paper Maggie Holmes collection.

Bottom right photo by Billy Wong

When I was getting ready to embellish the photos and journaling cards, I realized how many products I accumulated that I haven't really used fully. It was nice to go through my collection and use some neglected items. I still gravitate towards some of my favorites: the Amy Tangerine "Yes Please" phrase stamp and Evalicious rubber stamps.


As it always seems to be, it was a stressful week, so it was nice to relax and enjoy tasty treats and good company.

Bottom left photo and some photos in grid by Billy Wong

To document my birthday, I used Picasa to create a grid to maximize the number of photos. I used vellum to sew a little pocket to hold my journaling, and embellished with some thickers and an Evalicious puffy sticker.

I wanted to include some of the birthday cards and some extra polaroid photos that did not fit into any page protectors, so I used patterned paper and vellum to create an insert.

Here's a look at the spread without the insert. I included a tag from a recent purchase (gold paperclip from Staples) and a photo of the show I've been binge-watching lately - Suits.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy New Year

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Happy New Year! I've been on a bit of a break this month, so I haven't been doing much crafting. The last few months have been quite stressful, so I wanted to take full advantage of the holidays to be able to catch my breath. 2013 was a very exciting and busy year for me in scrapbooking and other areas of my life. I am thankful for the amazing crafting opportunities I had this year, such as being on my first design team at shopEvalicious and being a Garden Girl at Two Peas in a Bucket.

I will be slowing down my crafting in the upcoming year as school is getting busier, but I will be trying to do some Project Life and some pages here and there.

Thanks so much for the support over the past year, I truly appreciate it!

Holiday Cheer | Two Peas in a Bucket

Friday, December 13, 2013

Happy Friday the 13th! I hope your December is off to a great start. By the end of the day, I'll be done my first round of finals for grad school! There's still a presentation next week, but getting the exams done will be a relief. Today I'm sharing my Two Peas in a Bucket December Seeing Double video. For this month, I decided to do projects that incorporated the Two Peas in a Bucket printables.

I created a 12x12 layout and some gift wrap using the Two Peas in a Bucket December tags, 3x4, and 2x2 printables.

For my layout, I used the printables as a base for creating a banner. I layered the tags over some paper from the new Carta Bella "Wildflower" collection. My favorite from that line is the ombre coral paper, I really like how it looks against the light blue background.

I added clusters of embellishments to each section of the banner. I used a lot of gold accents from the Dear Lizzy and Maggie Holmes lines. To the background, I added vellum snowflakes that I cut out with my Silhouette.

For my title, I used gold foil alphabet stickers by Chic Tags and a white foam thicker by Amy Tangerine. I tried to add some stamping accents around the title and journaling. The little trees are from the October Afternoon "Silent Night" line, and the reindeer are by Evalicious.

You can check out the video below, or the full post up at Two Peas in a Bucket. Thanks for stopping by!


'Tis The Season | Two Peas in a Bucket

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Oh my, time is flying! It's already December, and I feel very unprepared for the holidays. I'm scrambling to come up with ideas for presents, and trying to find where I can even get them from. The next few weeks will be dedicated to studying for final exams, and after that I can get more into the holiday spirit :)

As you can see, the theme this month is holiday/winter! I decided to scrapbook this photo of my boyfriend Billy and I at an early Christmas party. I love it when we actually get photos together! I saw this image Pinterest, which inspired me to incorporate the scalloped layer.

It's hard to see in some angles, but I used gesso, some gold mist, and a doily stencil to add some tone-on-tone texture to the background. I really like the subtle detail it adds to the edges. You can see a little bit behind the "wish" and "love" stamping.

Here's a closer look at some of the patterned paper scallops. I used a 1.5 inch circle punch with white cardstock, light blue patterned paper, and some gold foil paper.

You might be able to (barely) see some of the gesso and stencil work here. To the top and bottom corners, I added some embellishments, and connected them with a flow of sequins stars.

The full post is up on Two Peas in a Bucket. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great start to your December!

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