Sunday, December 30, 2012

Right Here, Right Now

Hello and welcome to the Paper Issues blog hop! Be sure to start at the Paper Issues blog and stop by all the design team member blogs participating in the hop today. They have created some fabulous projects that are sure to inspire you.


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3. Link up a project.

The new issue is right here, right now and I combined NKat Designs products and the Crate Sleigh Ride collection to create my Project Life spread for week 50.

I like to include memorabilia that doesn't always fit or work inside the pockets so for this spread I added an envelope that holds receipts and othe small bits of memorabilia, a program from my daughter's Winter Choir Concert and the music sheets of the songs she sang at the concert.

Here is a look at the full spread with out the center inserts. Most of my December spreads look very similar. On one side I have included photos from various events from the week and on the other I have included photos of our silly elf, Marshmellow.

 Here is a closer look at the right side of the spread where I have included photos from our trip to grandma's house to exchange gifts and spend some time together, a photo of my daughter in her season's greeting hat for Callanan Middle School hat day, photobooth photos of my husband and I, photos of my youngest daughter practicing holiday music on her instruments for band and orchestra, and a photo of my daughter and 8 of her 14 best friends taken just after the choir concert.

NKat products and the Crate Paper Sleigh Ride collection work very well together. In the first pocket I took the notebook edge diecut that I received from NKat Designs and flipped it upside down and created a tag from it and combined it with a tag from the Sleigh Ride collection. In the sceond pocket I started with one of the polaroid frames from NKat Designs and then added another tag from the Sleigh Ride collection and a photo of my daughter. In the next pocket I used a small glassine bag to hold photobooth photos of my husband and I and clipped a couple of tags from the Sleigh Ride collection to the bag. In the last pocket I cut a tag shape, embossed it, added a tag from the Sleigh Ride collection, and layered a felt snowflake I received from NKat Designs. For the title card I cut a 4x6 rectangle, rounded the corners with the 1/8" WRMK Corner Chomper, added a strip of washi tape near the bottom and thickers for the week number.

Here is the left side of the spread with photo of our fun and silly elf. Even though my kids are a bit older, they still love the elf and all his silliness so it is fun to include these photos in my PL album.

Each of the tabs has the stamped date for each day and pulls out to reveal the story of that days antics and any reactions from the kids.

NKat Designs Products
Crate Sleigh Ride Collection
Tim Holtz Mini Paperclips
Tim Holtz File Tabs Die
Papertrey Ink By The Numbers Impression Plate
Papertrey Ink Small White Glassine Bag
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Freckled Fawn Washi Tape
American Crafts Hardcover Thickers

You can visit the NKat Designs shop to purchase these fun products. You can find Crate Paper products and lots of other goodies in the Paper Issues shop. Don't forget to use the coupon code INSPIREME to get 20% off of your entire order in the Paper Issues shop!

I hope you enjoyed my projects. Don't forget to link up your own projects on the Paper Issues blog. I can't wait to see what you create! Have a great day!


Patricia Roebuck said...

Amazing PL spread!! Gorgeous and so creative!

Carol said...

those colors look awesome with the b/w photo's. gorgeous spread!