Saturday, June 15, 2013

Celebrating Life

Project Life is making a big impact on the world of papercrafting and art journaling.  Those little pockets unleash a different kind of creativity and I love that focus on writing the story to go with the photos.  

Last month we held a celebration of life for our mother with the kind help of Nici who helped us embrace the message of celebrating the beauty of our days.  At the same time friends were asking me how to save special cards in the Project Life format and how to make use of the collections of scraps we are all hoarding.  The questions became the inspiration for these pages as a celebration of life with journaling about the creative journey we shared.
 Maya Road Stamps with a sewing theme were the creative spark that called for a handicraft theme.    CratePaper Fourteen has a Valentines Day theme with a bit of creative cutting gives you lots more options.   
 
 
The base of the page is Cupid paper cut to the 3x4” size with faux stitching.
Everyone love stencils and I love being creative in recycling.  Kiddies stencils can double duty in the craft room.  
Being creative with trims we can focus on  love hearts.
All the photos on these pages are from special times with stories to tell and that was the inspiration for flip up journal cards.
Our last card for mother’s day now has a home and a story to share.
Love to hear your thoughts on the Project Life style and don’t mind a good challenge ~ just like the question of how do you save special cards in the pockets ~ you never know where they will take you.

 

19 comments:

Janice Nicholls said...

this is just beautiful Mandy....Love it!! :)

Denise Clason said...

What a very fun project, all of the colors went so well together! Loved the chevrons.

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Tatiana Allen said...

Absolutely wonderful! You did an amazing job matching colors and the overall look :0

Tracy said...

This is LOVELY, Mandy! I just love the ideas behind Project Life, and think that could be something for me for next year. When my hubby & I were first together I was so good at keeping things, scrapbooking it all, etc. Then life takes over...LOL... But I'd like to be better at archiving our life and my own experiences. Sweet to see the how your project is taking shape, and especially those pics of your mum. :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

lil gik said...

beautiful pages, i really feel like you put a lot of heart into them with all of the special detailing you did!

wow101 said...

This is really beautiful. I love all your pics. Thank you for sharing, Mandy.

Ailsa Cordner said...

Really beautiful - thanks for sharing.

Linda Beeson said...

Love the way you carried out your theme, so pretty in those colors

Martha Richardson said...

Thank you for the tutorial...even happier to see you blogging again. As always your art is beautiful!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Fabulous work!!! I love what you've done here! :)

Joy said...

This is amazing. I WISH I have the time to make one:)

Penny said...

Love all the components of this project, from the lace, to the hidden journaling! Great Job! Love Penny

Chrisy Clay said...

You should be really proud of what you've put together there. A very beautiful and special layout.

Steffi said...

Wow,that´s so beautiful and creative!Well done!

Jojo Caramel said...

Beautiful pages! I love them!

Storybook Woods said...

What a beautiful tribute to your mother!! Clarice

Jenny said...

I love this layout idea! The chevrons are wickedly cool!

I really like the color combo, too.

I really, really need to get my scrapbook stuff going again!

TRACEY O said...

Lovely Mandy. I've just purchased my first Project Life sleeves so will be giving the concept a go. I'm thinking this just might be my style of scrapbooking...