Friday, 17 July 2015

Stamps & Ink = FUN - CASE-ing The Catty #39 Project Life

Here it is Friday, once again. You may have arrived from Jackie's blog or perhaps you're starting here on the Blog Hop? Either way, continue hopping around until you get back to where you started, lots of great crafty goodness to be shared. This week at CASE-ing The Catty we are case-ing the Project Life section, pages 49-54. My Project Life is basic at best, so I wasn't sure how inspired I could be. I hardly use any stamping on my pages. However, I am having a 'bit of a thing' for Layered Letters Alphabet, and looking at the tied the knot layout on page 54 I decided that I could improvise with that. I'm so sorry I haven't been able to scan my inspirations recently because my computer and scanner/printer have had a falling out. I'm not sure who is at fault, but I sure wish they'd hurry up and make up.

The card that inspired this has 'tied the knot' in bold black text and it appears to have been sponged in a chartreuse colour at the bottom. After sorting through 'This Is The Life' set of cards, I chose a 3" X 4" that had a Bermuda Bay flag at the top, where I've stamped the date. This date stamp is from a newsagent, as the Becky Higgins one ...
a) isn't available through Stampin' Up!® and
b) has the date formatted differently to the way we use it in Australia.

I cut some cards and trialed a few different titles and sub-titles, until I settled on this version. The rectangles shape is in Layered Letters Alphabet and made the title more colourful. FUN is stamped over the colours. For the other sub-titles I've used my Alphabet Rotary Stamp. Flipping through the catalogue I couldn't find it and thought it had been retired without me noticing, but when I went to the shop, it came up and I realised it was with Alphabet stamps, not accessories! Page 132 if you'd like to take a look. Its lots of fun for all those short phrases, and Alison has even suggested using it to address envelopes! Now that's a cute idea.If you click on her name back there, it will take you to her post.

The photos were taken the day school broke up for the winter break. Poppy and Grandma were taking a family group to see Circus Oz the next day, and because these guys live nearly 2 hours out of town, they needed to stay the night to get here for an early afternoon show. Friday afternoon, their Dad and I took them for a walk to the lake, and they played until it became too chilly. Matthew was very pleased to hear that I had a crafting activity planned, instead of plonking them in front of the TV straight off - after all, we were having 'movie night' complete with popcorn later. The children were pretty happy to have made cards for the next parties they go to. They always do make cards for us, usually hand drawn, but they loved the chance to stamp with Boys Will Be Boys stamp set.

All the cards on this page are from Project Life This Is The Life, the yellow one was a 6" X 4" sliced down the middle to fit two small pockets. I still need to journal - oops!

I've "borrowed an image from my friend Elizabeth, so you can see my "Tied The Knot' inspiration.
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  1. Beautiful, bright & happy page, Rachel! Such a special subject matter - crafting with the grandkids - what could be better? ♥ :)

  2. That looks like a perfect afternoon! I bet they loved crafting with you!! Beautiful layout and memories. :)

  3. I really love how you have created your own Project Life cards Rachel. They look fab. So bright and fun.

  4. Love the story that goes with your crafting - this is the wonderful part of scrapping isn't it?


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