Friday, November 29, 2013

Real Life Project Life 3x4 cards

I hit a wall with my health and got sick this week ...ick! :)  However, not sick enough that I could not continue to create!  I cannot fathom a day without creating....I'd be twitching to jump out of bed or at least in my mind LOL .

Since I was not feeling well..I figured why not create PL cards for the days when its not golden and smelling of roses.  I have been through so much these last 3 years and my journey with doctors , IVs and tests are still not over.  I really needed cards that allowed me to express the bad days and moments in my life that my family and I are going through.   As miserable as I was feeling yesterday...these cards did bring a smile to my face.  I put in an entire day to creating these cards...I have issues committing to SAVE LOL...SAVE is like glue :) 

Here they are!  REAL LIFE Project Life cards
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I hope you like them as much as I enjoyed creating them! Please Pin to your wall or share with your friends on FB. Thank you so much for your support! 
Cutting files will be coming soon so keep an eye out! :) 

Hugs 
Paola :)
 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Very Merry Christmas 3x4 Cards

Last week of November and I cannot wait for December! :)

It’s the last week of November and I cannot wait for December! :) This year I am trying my hand at a December Daily (DD) album.  I need to make it interesting so I’ll stick with it LOL.  So much to do (crafting!) and so little time. I need another me in the studio. :)

I really cannot wait for my DD items to arrive from Pretty Little Studio (what a CUTE shop!) and my album from Studio Calico.  I have been watching all the ladies in the December Classroom creating their album covers and pages, and all I get to do is watch, drool and admire their gorgeous work. :)  They truly are beautiful covers! I wish I could work on mine, but I’m blocked until the UPS guy arrives :)

Until then I’ve found myself playing around with patterns and shapes in Photoshop and in my Silhouette Studio Designer. I figure while I am playing why not start designing some Christmas cards for my DD album as well as my Project Life album?  I have an idea of the colors I want to use; from there everything else will fall into place…yes it will!  I decided to take a shot at it! 
https://www.dropbox.com/s/bwv3jkoygohpyn0/Very%20Merry%20Christmas%203x4%20cards%20SET%201.pdf
click the image for download


https://www.dropbox.com/s/1z466h79i4afdck/Very%20Merry%20Christmas%20SET%202.pdf
click image for the PDF
It’s lots of work but tons of fun, especially when it’s done and you see your work.  As a test I put a screenshot on one of the PL groups. My 3x4 Christmas cards have received a wonderful welcome. :) I was really surprised and humbled by everyone wanting them.  I cannot wait to share them with all of you and see how you use them. 
The effort hasn’t been entirely without frustration.  I still am trying to master this new program, SSD. It has its limits that I hope one day they will fix through a software upgrade.  It is not completely flexible like Photoshop. Mind you, I cannot print and cut in Photoshop. When that day comes my life will be complete… LOL. I will go back and forth with hopes that SSD will catch up with PS. :)

I will make the cards available in PDF for those without print and cut and for those that use SSD or SD I will have the print and cut file.  I would really appreciate it if you could pin the cards to your boards and share the link on your FB walls.

Thank you so much for your support!  I hope you enjoy adding them to your albums as much as I enjoyed creating them! :)

I have the Very Merry Christmas SET 1  and SET 2 available for download.
Cut files will be coming soon!
Also check out my NEW set REAL LIFE cards! 

Hugs

Paola :)  

Friday, November 15, 2013

December Daily Page with M4M

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! :) Well almost. It's cold enough... LOL

I can't think of a better way to spend cold winter days than staying inside the studio and crafting ...creating :). I have a couple projects on the go, and this year I  trying my hand at the December Daily! However I'm also going to get my family working on it :) This way it makes it the  Family December Daily :)

Here is a peek at one of my pages.  Perfecting timing when I received M4M digi stamps! Thank you Sammie :) Adorable as always :)

I colored my wise-boy in with earth color Copics. I used the YR family but my base was earth family.  The background of my page is embossed with Detail White Embossing powder (my favorite). The cards are journaling Christmas cards by Bazzill Basics.  The dies (poinsettias, tag, holly, Christmas star and stable)  are from Silhouette, which I cut using my Cameo. The sentiment was a pop up sticker from Me & My Big Ideas Soft Spoken.
I have lots of space to journal and add several snapshots!
2013copyright Paola Jofre M4M Design Team

Well, better get back to it I am running out of time to get it done. The book should be ready to go Dec 1st :)

Hugs
Paola :)

Don't forget to stop by M4M and check out the nativity Digi Stamps :)


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Copic Speed coloring Some Odd Girl "Gaze"

I cannot begin to tell you how much fun I am having creating my pages for Project Life!  So much fun that it has distracted me from making Christmas cards for the craft fairs LOL.  I cannot resist! :)

The cards are yummy, the embellishments are eye candy and the possibilities are endless!  One of the elements that I love to use in my pages are digi stamps.  Always printing, cutting and coloring :) . Aaahhh now that's the life!

Thought I would share one of my coloring moments with you. :)  In this video I am coloring the digi "Gaze" from Some Odd Girl.  The prompt for the first two weeks is my favorite book...mine is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.  I went on a hunt to find digis that best represented  Jane Eyre.  I went over to the forum at SOG and asked for some help as I was torn between a few of them and thankfully I was rescued. :) Thank you! :)
 How did I overlook this beautiful digi!  She is perfect!

If you would like to follow along and join in on the Project Life prompts hosted by My Whimsical Little World stop on over to the FB group!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Project Life has arrived at My Whimsical Little World!

I have always been interested in scrap-booking but have never been able to commit to working through an entire album.  It just seemed like a lot of work. I figured that I would easily lose interest....about after a day lol.  I know I am not alone in this regard. Come on now... time to fess up. :)   
Then, wouldn't you know it, along came Becky Higgins with Project Life! God Bless Becky!
Finally a system for those of us who have little time and, let's admit it, short attention spans. When I picture scrap-booking in my mind I just see lots of repetitious cutting and framing.  It's tedious work and, no offense to serious scrap-bookers, a little boring. Well let me tell you that Project life is anything but boring!  Unleash your creativity! Let it out! Spend just half an hour or a full week on a page. In either case, you will create something amazing, and you won't be bored for a second. The sky's the limit with this system!   There is so much variety and style.  You can use pockets of sequins for some glimmer, or just add a single picture, or maybe add one or two pictures with the rest journaling.  You can construct it whatever way you like! I really do love the freedom of just letting go. It makes it feel a lot like mixed media...just let it go and create! :) I like that! :)
Tada!
I am VERY happy and excited that Project Life has made its way to My Whimsical Little World!
You can now purchase kits, page embellishments and so much more!
Follow along at My Whimsical Little World as we work on pages to fill our albums.  
I will be giving out bi-weekly prompts and sharing my process for creating pages using photographs, digi stamps, and embellishments.  I will share info on the tools I use to make it even easier to create beautiful pages. I will also give tips on organizing your Project Life stash. If you would like to follow along, head on over to the Facebook group, or if you like you can follow along here and comment or post your questions. :)  I would love to hear from you and see some of your pages! :)
Here we go!
First 2 pages
Prompt --My Favorite Book and Reasons Why.  I have been wanting so long to journal my thoughts and feelings about my favorite book and what it means to me. I cannot wait to share it with all of you.
Color palette --yellow, turquoise, pink, cream. For these two pages I am using the Becky Higgins Maggie Holmes Flea Market mini kit. 
If you don't have this kit you can still follow along and find these colors in your stash of paper and cut to size. You will need 4x6 cards and 3x4 cards amount depends on what types of pages you are using.

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