I Haven’t Given Up on Project Life – Here’s Why

I Haven’t Given Up on Project Life – Here’s Why

I fell in love with Project Life at the end of 2011, just in time for the start of a brand new year. Despite many ups and downs over the last four years—and the fact that I am woefully behind in every album, except for the one that I actually finished—I haven’t given up on Project Life! And I don’t intend to, either. This is my style of memory keeping! The things that first appealed to me about Project Life appeal to me still. I love recording all the little everyday moments, not just the big ones. I love working on smaller canvases instead of on big, blank pieces of 12×12 paper. And I love how fun it is to put all these little things

One Little Word | January

One Little Word | January

As I mentioned in my previous post, this year I’m participating in Ali Edwards’ One Little Word class! (It’s really awesome—if you are on the fence about joining, you should just do it! The community is very supportive and full of inspiration.) We are working together to create an album to record our thoughts, feelings and intentions for the year. I knew I wanted to find an album that was a pretty, shiny gold. The color gold (and glitter… and stars!) really embodies the word “celebration” for me. But when I went shopping, I kinda balked at the price tag of the one gold album I found. It was gorgeous. But it was $20! I almost went with it, but it also had another strike

Pixels to Paper : Spring Crafts

Pixels to Paper : Spring Crafts

My new self-passed class, Pixels to Paper : Spring Crafts, begins today at Scrapaneers! Now that I’ve taught an introductory class that covers all the basics of hybrid, I’ve created a projects-based class that focuses on showing you just how to create three gorgeous crafts to help you celebrate the season! This class includes everything you need to make three beautiful springtime projects, including all papers, elements and template files that I used to make the samples for the class. And you can re-use the templates included in this class for future projects that you may want to make–they aren’t just limited to celebrating spring! Each video in the class walks you step-by-step through the entire process, from start to finish. We’ll move from Photoshop

Freebies and Parades!

Freebies and Parades!

I have lots of awesome news to share today! I’ve been working on a ton of things behind the scenes and it’s time to kick off the celebration now that the first of the month is here. New Freebies, Just for You! I have created two new freebies this week! First, newsletter subscribers will find that a new freebie mini kit is available for them today. Cherished : Part One is a direct download for all subscribers to The Paperie News: Not a newsletter subscriber? No worries—you can become one now! You’ll be sent this mini kit right away when you sign up for The Paperie News. The second portion of this coordinating collection is available here on my blog and on Facebook today! Just

From Pixels to Paper : Hybrid Basics

From Pixels to Paper : Hybrid Basics

I’m not sure if you heard the news, but there’s a new face at Scrapaneers… and it’s me! I have been invited by Tiffany to teach on a topic that I really love—hybrid papercrafting! I’ve been spending a lot of time in my studio over the last few months, working on my class. I’ve been recording every part of the process—from what I do in Photoshop, to how I print at home, to how I use different tools in my studio—to bring you a comprehensive class that covers everything you need to know about hybrid from start to finish. If you’ve been wanting to play around with hybrid papercrafting, but you don’t know where to begin, this class was designed for you! Over three sessions,

How to Turn a Digital Kit into a Paper Album

How to Turn a Digital Kit into a Paper Album

Last month, I shared a little about my reasons for taking my Project Life digital in 2013 and why I loved the end result so much. A lot of that had to do with the quality of my prints. After hearing many good reviews of Persnickety Prints for many years, I decided to trust my entire album to them (and I couldn’t be happier with the results!). But just how did I turn a digital kit into paper cards for my Project Life album? There are a number of ways I could have done it, but I think that the method I came up with was both time and cost efficient, so I wanted to share it with you today! I would start off each

Keeping Things Flat in your Project Life Album by Sarah

Keeping Things Flat in your Project Life Album by Sarah

Hi, everyone. Sarah, here! I have a new Project Life page to share with you today. For this project I used Simply Wonderful by Erica Zane, Studio Basic, and Sugarplum Paperie. This kit has so many awesome embellishments and amazing papers it was perfect for my Project Life page. I love using dimensional items on my Project Life pages but I worry a bit about the bulk, so I use them fairly sparingly. I do however try to add lots of texture using various paper elements and layers. I love the interest that just paper can create on page. For this first card I used the doily paper included in the kit, reduced to 6″x6″ before printing. I love the little bit of texture that

Tutorial : How to turn a Digital Kit into Paper Supplies by Sarah

Tutorial : How to turn a Digital Kit into Paper Supplies by Sarah

If you are anything like me, you’ve watched videos of paper scrappers working on their Project Life spreads. They bring out a collection of products, trim their photos, and set about creating their pages. I’ve always done Project Life hybrid, laying everything out on a canvas and then printing my photos and elements separately and then putting everything together and placing them in the pocket page. I love watching these Project Life scrappers and their use of traditional supplies. I loved their ability to move things around on the page until it suited them, and with the way I was doing hybrid, there was little room for change once things were printed. As I was watching a video this past weekend I got a brainstorm…

Hybrid Inspiration with Andrea

Hybrid Inspiration with Andrea

Hello! Andrea here with you today to bring you some hybrid inspiration, along with a little tutorial to help you create your own beautiful hybrid card. Today I will be showing you how I created this card that uses the Flowers After the Rain collection: 1) Print and cut paper to fit a folded piece of white cardstock. Use a distress tool, scissor blade (or good old thumbnail!) to distress the edges, just enough to ruffle them and then glue onto the white card: 2) Cut a strip of contrasting paper, ruffle the bottom edge so it curls up and adhere to the card: 3) Add strips of lace, trim or ribbon: 4) Print and cut label element, add a sentiment with a rubber stamp

Project Life Inspiration with Tasha

Project Life Inspiration with Tasha

Hi! Tasha here (aka my2monkeys) totally excited to be bringing you the next Project Life inspiration posting. Just to share a little about my style… I’m totally a hybrid Project Life scrapper. I love working with my digital supply stash, but I wanted to add more physical items to my album as well. Hybrid is perfect for that, plus I love being able to print my 4×6 and 3×4 cards at home and instantly put them in my album. Speaking of albums, in the world of pocket scrapbooking there are a variety of pocket pages by several companies in a range of sizes. I love working with the standard 12×12 size, yet sometimes I feel like changing it up a bit. This week, I have