Stampin’ Up! Project Life now also Digital

Fantastic news for Project Life Scrapbookers.  The first release of Stampin’ Up! Project Life products are available as digital downloads today!

The downloads match traditional Project Life products and for those who use Stamin’ Up!’s MDS digital software or other digital scrapbooking, you’ll find them compatible with those programs.

Just print and start adding these awesome images into your Project Life scrapbook.

You can click on the photos below to take you straight to my online store for easy shopping.

Stampin' Up! Project Life now also Digital

 

Here’s two more downloads available right now.

Project Life months and days digital download

 

and

Project Life arrows, brackets and fun stuff digital download

Becky Higgins’ Project Life comes to Stampin’ Up!

Crazy brilliant news!  Becky Higgins and Stampin’ Up! have partnered together to bring you exclusive Project Life products in Stampin’ Up! colours and designs.  While they’re not in Australia at the moment, it won’t be long and I can’t wait to share my Project Life pages with you.  Right now the official release date for Australia is 1st July 2014 but stay tuned for more information.

What’s coming up? Stampin’ Up! will be offering their exclusive Card Collections, Accessory Packs, Albums, Photo Pocket Pages, tools, other accessories, and Stamps.

Project Life comes to Stampin' Up!

You can watch a YouTube video about the partnership and upcoming products below

If you’re new to scrapbooking or traditional scrapbooking has you a bit worried or overwhelmed then you’re going to love Project Life.  Of course avid scrapbookers also find that Project Life is a great addition to their memory keeping for special events and extra photos.

If you want to be kept up to date with more information about Stampin’ Up! and Project Life please join my newsletter (top right hand side of this page) for up-to-date news, ideas and exclusive competitions.  In the meantime, if you would like to make some money selling Project Life products or can’t wait to get your hands on these products at a discount then you’ll want to contact me for a free information pack on joining Stampin’ Up!

Yes I do Scrapbook!

I don’t usually upload my scrapbooking on my blog, not sure why, maybe because photographing it is a bit of a pain but I’ll try to do some more.  For those of you who are cardmakers, maybe an element on the scrapbook page or even just the colour combination will be of inspiration to you.  So here’s a page with two of my favourite photos.

This is my husband and twin boys… aren’t the three of them so cute? :D

The layout was done using Stampin’ Up!’s Round Up Simply Scrappin’ Kit (hurry! only two more days to order this before it retires).  So I used the Sage Shadow textured cardstock for the base of my layout and I stamped the Sanded background stamp randomly over the cardstock using Sage Shadow ink to give it some extra interest.  The border at the bottom is from the Scrappin’ Kit, as are all the other embellishments except for the chipboard.  The chipboard is from “On Board Lots of Letters” and I’ve simply sponged the letters with some Really Rust ink.  The right hand side of the layout has paper piercing down it as I felt it was a bit empty and wanted to add something without adding ‘weight’.

Anyway, that’s it.  Two special photos captured and now safe in my scrapbook for future generations to share.  Hope you like it and please feel free to email me if you have any questions – of course I always love to read your comments too.;)

Stampin’ Scrapbooking without Stampin’

Strange title but that’s what it is… here’s some scrapbooking that I did using mainly Stampin’ Up! products but no actual rubber stamping.

scrapbooking

I’m pretty lazy when it comes to scrapbooking so I joined an on-line Scrapbooking Class at www.gotsketch101.ning.com to give me the inspiration and kick in the pants to do some more scrapbooking. In my defense, it takes me forever to scrapbook which is why I avoid it. I don’t know why, but I fuss so much over what papers I’m going to use and what embellishments, etc. In this case I just copied the layout almost identically to the example given at GotSketch. Anyway, I’ve always loved these photos so I’m thrilled to have finally scrapbooked them 10 years later, LOL.

All products by Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise stated:

Spring Break paper pack
Blue Bayou 12×12 cardstock
On Board Lots of Letters Chipboard
On Board Blossom Basics Chipboard
Pumpkin Pie Brad (Earth Elements)
Pumpkin Pie Striped Ribbon
Soft Sky Double-Stitched Ribbon
Cuttlebug with Circle Nestabilities (used to make circle under and over the #1 chipboard piece)
Prima Flower (to dot the ‘i’)
Large square punch (to make photo corners)
SNAIL Adhesive
Glue Dots
FolkArt Baby Blue paint mixed with a touch of Turquoise paint (to paint the chipboard letters)
Sketch & bracket template care of www.gotsketch101.ning.com

Missing In Action and Free Hodgepodge Hardware

Hi everyone. Yes, yes, I’m feeling extremely guilty – I’ve gone from posting at least twice a week to nothing for a whole month. I’m still here, but I’ve been working on some cards for magazines so unfortunately I can’t show those as yet. I’ve also been busy working on my Stampin’ Up! business which is growing stronger and stronger everyday. That, along with family life has kept me away from my blog.

Anyway, I just had to pop in and let you all know about the super Stampin’ Up! promotion this month.

For September only, if you join Stampin’ Up! as an Independent Demonstrator, you will receive a free box of Hodgepodge Hardware valued at $52.95 – you can choose from Pewter, Antique Brass or Aged Copper. This is a fantastic deal in addition to an already heavily discounted Starter Kit. If you have ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up! then e-mail me on angelasargeant@gmail for more information. I will be more than happy to mail you a free information pack. If you’d like to read a little bit more about me and Stampin’ Up! then click on the link above that says “Business Opportunity” or click here.

In the meantime, here’s a 6×6 scrapbooking layout I did recently (sorry to those who have seen this at my workshops – I promise to have something new uploaded very very soon).

Jade school photo 6x6.jpg
(Please ignore the ‘white patch’ – I realised after I uploaded this photo that I had the school name showing which I figure isn’t a good thing to be showing on the internet where anyone can see it.)

This layout was done using the new Scribble This stamp set along with the Office Accoutrement stamp set. To make this layout I stamped the swirl from ‘Scribble This’ randomly around a piece of 6×6″ Certainly Celery cardstock using Certainly Celery inkpad. The photo was layered onto a piece of Elegant Eggplant cardstock. The “memo” is the Memo stamp from Office Accoutrement and has been stamped in Brocade Blue then trimmed down as this layout is a small one for a brag book. The memo was then mounted onto some Brocade Blue cardstock which was punched with the new Stampin’ Up! Spiral Punch to give it a ‘notebook’ feel. The flower on the memo is also from the Office Accoutrement stamp set and was stamped with the Almost Amethyst inkpad onto some scrap white cardstock then trimmed around leaving a very thin border. I added a pewter brad to the centre of the flower then attached it to the layout with some double-sided foam mount (Stampin’ Dimensionals). Those brackets at the top of the layout are made using the Round Tab Punch (yes really! email me if you’d like instructions on how to do this). The “Important Message” stamp is also from the Office Accoutrement stamp set and was stamped with Elegant Eggplant onto white cardstock then the edges of the cardstock were dragged over the inkpad to give some definition. Lastly the words “sassy”, “unique” and “beautiful” are from the Expressive Flexible Phrases stamp set and were stamped in Almost Amethyst, Brocade Blue and Elegant Eggplant respectively and trimmed around to leave a little bit of a border.

As I said, this is brag book size (6″x6″) – the pages being small are much quicker to create than a 12″x12″ layout and can be easily constructed as a great Christmas present for that special someone.

Finally! Some scrapbooking

Jade and Nick scrapbooking1.jpg

Yes I know, I don’t scrapbook much at all. I don’t know why as do feel a lot of satisfaction when I’m finished, but I just find it a bit stressful. Gosh I shouldn’t be saying that out aloud but I suppose it’s because with a card if I don’t like it in a month I can give it away to charity (since there’s nothing really wrong with it, it’s just my taste that’s changed) but with scrapbooking it’s there forever for everyone to see. On the other hand that is also a benefit, it’s done, it’s there safe and sound for my children and maybe even future generations to enjoy one day (even if they do laugh at my style). I keep thinking how much I would have loved to have a scrapbook from my family, to have those photos preserved and some journalling to go with them would have been awesome.

Anyway, I’ve listed below the products I’ve used to make this scrapbook page in case you’re wondering what all the bits and pieces are. Please feel free to e-mail me if you need more information.

All products by Stampin’ Up! and available for purchase from me at angelasargeant@gmail.com

Notations Designer Series Double-Sided Paper
Accents & Elements (green flower centre which says “100% adorable” and 3 small flowers)
Round Tab Punch
Spiral Punch
Office Accoutrement stamp set
Ribbon Originals – Sweet Shop
Tidy Alphabet stamp set
Rose Red cardstock
Rose Red inkpad
Certainly Celery inkpad
Certainly Celery cardstock
Certainly Celery marker
Cool Caribbean inkpad
Cool Caribbean cardstock
2-Way Glue Pen
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Chocolate Chip inkpad
Black Journalling Pen
Dotto Adhesive
Glue Dots (to adhere ribbon)

Please note: All products except for ribbon and Tidy Alphabet are available for purchase only until 30th November 2007 – after that no guarantees that you’ll be able to get them again.