Hello Lovely Project Life greeting cards

 

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These great Stampin' UP! Project Life cards are on sale but only through Wed., Sept. 21, 2016!!

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I created 20 greeting cards using this fabulous card collection!!

I love these patterns, colors, and beautiful sentiments preprinted on the cards!

 

Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin' Up! card collection - turn Project Life cards into Greeting cards!  By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I created 20 cards and I used just a few colors of cardstock (most are in the Subtle collection here), 3 colors of ribbon, and very few stamps to embellish my cards.. everything else was in the Hello Lovely Card Collection!!  Scroll to the bottom of this post to see all of the products I used, and to order them in my online store.

 

Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin' Up! card collection - turn Project Life cards into Greeting cards!  By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Above:  I stamped the greetings using Archival Black ink and the Layering Love stamp set (pg 71, annual catalog #141962 or 141965).  I also added Peekaboo Peach ribbon (pg 178 #141427) and Very Vanilla ribbon (pg 178, #141694).

 

Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin' Up! card collection - turn Project Life cards into Greeting cards!  By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Above:  I stamped Enjoy the Little things and Our Friendship is a Work of Art die cut with the Layering Squares framelits.  Oh What Fun is already printed on one of the cards.  Enjoy the Little Things is stamped using Archival Black ink and the Layering Love stamp set (pg 71, annual catalog #141962 or 141965).  I also added Peekaboo Peach ribbon (pg 178 #141427).

 

Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin' Up! card collection - turn Project Life cards into Greeting cards!  By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Above: all of the supplies are from the Project Life Hello Lovely card collection.  I die cut the printed greetings using the Layering Ovals dies (also ON SALE through 9/21/16!), pg 193, #141706.  The Life is Beautiful cards also feature Blushing Bride ribbon from pg 178, #141692.

 

Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin' Up! card collection - turn Project Life cards into Greeting cards!  By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin' Up! card collection - turn Project Life cards into Greeting cards!  By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Below: these are the cardstock colors I used for my card bases, plus Whisper White.   Several of these colors are in the Subtles cardstock collection #131193.

Cardstock used for Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin' Up! card collection - turn Project Life cards into Greeting cards!  By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

 

Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin' Up! card collection - turn Project Life cards into Greeting cards!  By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Above:  all of the supplies and embellishments were in the Hello Lovely card collection.  I only added Whisper White card bases.

 

Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin' Up! card collection - turn Project Life cards into Greeting cards!  By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Above: I stamped and punched the Hello greeting using the Badges & Banners stamp set (pg 89), and the Duet Banner Punch (pg 186, #141483).   I also added Very Vanilla ribbon (pg 178, #141694).

 

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Memory Keeping with Stampin’ UP! Blog Hop

 

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Welcome to our International Memory Keeping with Project Life Design Team Blogshare!

 

I hope you will visit ALL of my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator friends listed at the bottom of this blog post to see their Project Life page shares today – we are all featuring Project Life kits on the Stampin' UP! retiring list.

I started on my Stampin' UP! Caribbean Cruise 2005 Project Life album, and I elected to feature the Happy Times kit – it's on sale for only $8.00 for 100 cards!! CLICK HERE to see it!  While it's frustrating that I'm so many years behind, it is delightfully fun to go back and remember our fun trips with Stampin' Up!

 

  Caribbean Cruise 2005 with Stampin' Up! - Memory Keeping with Project Life Happy Times kit by Patty Bennett #PLXSU

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These are some of the 2 page spreads I created with the Happy Times Project Life kit and our Stampin' Up! cruise memories.  Keep scrolling down to see some Project Life Tips!

 

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I often get asked.. what is the best way to GET STARTED with Project Life!?  Well, there is no one correct answer (well actually there is – whatever works for you!) but for me this is how I start:

How I get started with my Stampin' Up! - Memory Keeping with Project Life Happy Times kit by Patty Bennett #PLXSU

I work well with this system… organize my photos, grab my pocket pages, then go through the Project Life cards.   If you want to learn more about this system for starting your Project Life album, CLICK HERE to watch a video I created with Sara Douglass, Stampin' UP! CEO, as she explains 3 easy steps to starting your Project Life album.

Click here for more info on how I organize my Project Life cards for easy access at my Project Life station.

If I am wondering which Project Life Card Collection I want to use, I click on the Project Life card collections in the ONLINE STORE HERE, then I click on a card collection and click the MORE button then the + sign and I scroll through all of the card designs in that pack to give me a feel for whether or not I want to use that kit in my current album.  See the tips below for seeing all the cards in a pack.

Did you know there is a pretty easy way to see a quick view of all the cards in each Project Life Card Collection?  Follow the steps below after going to my Stampin' UP! online store here.

 

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Patty's Project Life Pages and Tips:

 

Caribbean Cruise 2005 with Stampin' Up! - Memory Keeping with Project Life Happy Times kit by Patty Bennett #PLXSU

 

TIP: Above and Below:  Don't be afraid to cut some photos in 1/2.  I learned this tip when I was creating my album with Sara Douglass… sometimes it just works out really well for your page!!

Caribbean Cruise 2005 with Stampin' Up! - Memory Keeping with Project Life Happy Times kit by Patty Bennett #PLXSU

Caribbean Cruise 2005 with Stampin' Up! - Memory Keeping with Project Life Happy Times kit by Patty Bennett #PLXSU

TIP: Above and Below:  Use postcards, professional photos, and trip itinerary memorabilia in your pages to round out telling the story.   Sometimes we just don't have all the photos we need for a layout or album and need to include other items. 

 

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TIP: Embellishment tip:  Use Washi Tape and your stapler to attach photos, embellishments or memorabilia to your Project Life cards for added interest and dimension.

 

Please visit our international Project Life Design Team Blogs:

Tina Gillespie

Sandra Korten

Constanze Wirtz

Julie Kettlewell

Patty Bennett <<  you are here

Linda Dalke

Caroline van der Straaten

Delys Cram

Elizabeth Peterson

Janet Wakeland

 

If you need more tips and ideas for your Project Life albums and projects, CLICK HERE.

 

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Project Life by Stampin’ Up! International Blog Hop

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I was really excited to be asked to be a participant on this Project Life International Blog Hop this month with my amazing Stampin' Up! demonstrator friends from all over the world!  We each have a passion for our Stampin' UP! business and Stampin' Up! products and a love for the Project Life line of products!  You are visiting me here in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA, and you will travel the world as you click on all the links at the bottom of this post!

 

Do you need a GREAT Gift Idea for a New Mom!? 

I have your answer!

 

Our friends Stephanie and Gabe are having TWIN baby girls very soon and I knew I wanted to make up a 6×8 Project Life album for them and have it all ready so that she can just slip in photos of their little babies when they arrive!

Today I am sharing this great gift idea with you! I hope you will think of someone who might be blessed by a gift like this! Watch my video below for more details, and I hope you enjoy this idea!

 

  Project Life Baby Girl album - gift for a new mom to record baby's photos and first 12 months of life.  Quick and easy scrapbook gift idea for the new mom by Patty Bennett #plxsu

 

I did a little stamping on the 6×8 album cover with the Zoo Babies stamp set and regular Classic Ink Pads.

 

Watch the VIDEO BELOW for more info on my Baby Girl Album Gift:

 

 

 

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Project Life Baby Girl album - gift for a new mom to record baby's photos and first 12 months of life.  Quick and easy scrapbook gift idea for the new mom by Patty Bennett #plxsu

 

As mentioned in the video above, this Hello Baby Girl Project Life card collection pack comes with 100 cards, and 12 of them have the months on them, as you'll see in these photos.  It makes such a great quick album to record memories and photos for the baby's first year!

 

Project Life Baby Girl album - gift for a new mom to record baby's photos and first 12 months of life.  Quick and easy scrapbook gift idea for the new mom by Patty Bennett #plxsu

 

I did offer to make her 2 identical books, in case she wanted a book for each baby, but she said one book for photos of the 2 of them would be great.  We talked about how fun it is to take photos of your little one in the same chair, or with the same toy each month to see their growth, like I did with our son Jason, 25 years ago:

Baby Pictures month to month - Jason 5 months to 8 months - great for Project Life Baby Album

Project Life Baby Girl album - gift for a new mom to record baby's photos and first 12 months of life.  Quick and easy scrapbook gift idea for the new mom by Patty Bennett #plxsu

Project Life Baby Girl album - gift for a new mom to record baby's photos and first 12 months of life.  Quick and easy scrapbook gift idea for the new mom by Patty Bennett #plxsu

 

Aren't these colors and patterns so cute!?  This set has a Basic Black, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, So Saffron and white color palette.

 

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The pages are all ready for Stephanie to slip in photos of her new twin baby girls, and journal a few thoughts as she goes, using the Project Life Journaling Pens I gave her, too!

 

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See the video above for more info about the 6×8 envelope pages for this Project Life album.

 

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Are you thinking about getting started with Project Life? 

You may want to watch some of my other videos:

 

 Thank you so much for joining us on this hop!! 

I know you will love seeing all of the creative ideas my fellow demonstrators are going to share with you!   Please enjoy the following designers on our blog hop!

 

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Perfect Pair Pedal Pusher Love Note for Hubby

 

I thought you might enjoy seeing this fun card idea, pairing the new Pedal Pushers Sale a Bration stamp set from Stampin' Up! with a Project Life card… the Project Life card was already printed with "we're the perfect pair" and I thought this stamp was perfect for it!

I made this card for Eric, my hubby for Valentine's day 🙂

 

Stampin' UP! Pedal Pusher Sale a Bration stamp set - bicycle built for 2 perfect pair card by Patty Bennett

 

The Project Life card is from the Memories in the Making card pack.  You can see it HERE.  Be sure to watch THIS VIDEO to see a great tip for viewing all the cards in a pack!

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I created this card for my hubby for Valentine's Day but it would also make a great anniversary card or just an "I love you" card, too!

 

Stampin' UP! Pedal Pusher Sale a Bration stamp set - bicycle built for 2 perfect pair card by Patty Bennett

After stamping the bicycle built for two onto the Project Life card with Archival Black ink, I colored it in with Stampin' Write markers.  The 2 little hearts were printed on the card, and I wrote our initials with a Project Life journaling pen.

I also cut down the original 4" x 6" size of the card to layer it onto Real Red Cardstock then onto a piece of the cloud metallic specialty paper in the Shine On package (pg 31 Occasions catalog).  THEN I layered it all on to a folded Thick Whisper White card.

 

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Project Life Cards – Organized! Watch the Video!

 

 I did it! It's organized!!  My Project Life cards, albums and pages are all happily organized and… drum roll… I've been USING THEM and have even completed an entire year in the past couple of weeks!

Thanks to Project Life by Stampin' Up! supplies and my Stamp-n-Storage organizer, I'm a happy camper and am committed to preserving our family memories in albums!

 

Patty's Craft Room Makeover Project Life counter organized for memory keeping with Stamp n Storage card organizer.

 

Being organized with the Stamp n Storage pocket Scrapbook Holder and having your crafting supplies at your fingertips is essential to a happy crafting experience and the key to USING your supplies!!  I'm so happy now that I can just grab some photos and slip them into my Project Life albums anytime!!!

WARNING.. although this card organizer is amazingly fabulous.. there are some really disturbing MESSY MESSY MESSY craft room images in this video!!  🙂

 

 

 

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Watch THIS VIDEO to see WHY I am working on Project Life in 2016!

 

Patty's Craft Room Makeover Project Life counter organized for memory keeping with Stamp n Storage card organizer.

 

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Stamp n Storage Project Life card organizer available HERE online (mine is the largest size).

As I mentioned in the video above, I did go ahead and have my neighbor install a raised countertop over the wood cabinet top.. so now I have about 4" more space, plus a slot between the countertops to store all the flat background boards I use for photography and video backgrounds, PLUS (BIG plus) it's about 5" taller so I can very comfortably stand at this counter and work!!

 

Patty's craft room makeover Project Life countertop with Stamp n Storage card organizer

Patty's Craft Room Makeover Project Life counter organized for memory keeping.

Patty's Craft Room Makeover Project Life counter organized for memory keeping with Stamp n Storage card organizer.

 

Patty Bennett's 1st complete Project Life album - 2001 is Done!

 

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WHY I am doing Project Life in 2016 – My “Why” video

 

You've heard me chat about Project Life by Stampin' Up!, preserving our family memories and my commitment to that in 2016… and today I am sharing my "Why" with you in the VIDEO BELOW! 

We all have memories, some of us have preserved them in some sort of album, some of us need to do that.. no matter what stage you are in, I hope you find this 2-day mini-series about organizing your photos and memorabilia and getting going with your own Project Life by Stampin' Up! albums helpful!

WATCH the Video below to learn WHY I'm passionate about getting this done!

 

 

 

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Coming tomorrow.. the full story and video of my craft room Project Life Workspace Makeover!

Patty's craft room makeover Project Life counter - before and after

 

Tune in tomorrow for the video and all the details of my Project Life workspace makeover!

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I am so excited that this area is done and that I'm USING it and have completed 1 year of a Project Life album already!!

I'm working "in the past" and catching up with photos from the early 2000's.. I have about 10 -15  years of photos from our married life that need to be preserved, so I just finished up 2001 last week!  The memories are so fun to look back on when Jason was only 10 and in 5th grade!! 

I've also got all those photos from the late 1800's to about 1980 from the video above, to be archived and preserved, too!

Several of you have asked me to share some sample pages from my albums.. so I am sharing a few today..

 

Patty's Project Life by Stampin' Up! pages with tips. Preserve your family photo memories with Project Life. #plxsu

Watch for the tips I am sharing on these pages.. it's fun to mix up your pocket pages and use a 12×12 pocket page for larger memorabilia, or crop your photos and mount them to a 4×6 Project Life card.

 

Patty's Project Life by Stampin' Up! pages with tips. Preserve your family photo memories with Project Life. #plxsu

I have also found that I take about 1/2 of my photos vertical and half horizontal, so, I need to mix up my pocket pages from the Variety Pack 1 (#135294 – here) in my layouts.

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It's great to include admission tickets and postcards in your Project Life pages, too!

Patty's Project Life by Stampin' Up! pages with tips. Preserve your family photo memories with Project Life. #plxsu

 

If you are ready to get going and preserve some memories with Project Life by Stampin' Up!, watch the video I did with Sara Douglass as she shares the 3 easy steps it takes to get going!  WATCH OUR VIDEO here.

MY WHY… I am preserving our memories so that I don't leave my son with boxes and boxes of photos like this from my childhood, my mom and dad's early life, and my ancestors.

 

Why I am committed to preserving our family photos with Project Life by Stampin' UP! - watch the video!

 

Stay with me and check back tomorrow for all the details on my new Project Life workspace!! I love it!

 

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Patty's 2016 Project Life Challenge!

If you are willing to take my 2016 challenge and make this the year that you start Project Life, or get back to it, leave me a comment and let me know!  Let's do this together!  If you need Project Life by Stampin' Up! Supplies, click here or the icon below to shop online anytime!

 

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