Monday, April 23, 2012

Goodies for Project Life!!!

I have decided to start project life. I love the whole concept and it takes care of photos which never make it to layouts. Also, I never scrap me or this will be a good memory keeper of all of us together! 

I got tons of washi tape. I have not used any yet but I am really excited! What I liked about it was the ease to decorate my journaling cards with it. Just a little pop of color!

I got Becky's variety pack of 60 pages, page dividers, big envelope pages and a pack of design G. I am soooo excited about these! Thankfully I could get my order of variety pack in before it was sold out on Amazon. That would have been a bummer!

I got some smash stuff for project life. I really like date stamp. I haven't got any of the other smash embellishments yet. May be I will, not sure. I am thinking of making my own with paper and washi tape...

I got some Martha Stewart home office supplies from Staples on the weekend. I am not a big fan of her but I really liked these. I like the labels! I didn't the manila tags, they were expensive! I plan to order it from amazon, a pack of hundred is 5 dollars. Yeah they don't have the blue reinforced hole but they have a brown one instead. I don't think it matters much and I am pretty sure they must be the same quality as avery is making them for Martha Stewart too. That's my opinion anyways! I liked the page protectors. They were $3.99 plus tax. It is a pack of 10 protectors. Pretty good ! They have flaps on the top of each pocket, I think that's very useful! I just got one set of tabs to see if I will really use them or not. I tested everything with my ph tester and it looks like they are all acid free! Btw...the cute lemon journaling card you see was $1 from Joann's or Michael's..Don't remember and it is acid free!

I got these stamps to stamp on the journaling cards and to stamp on the washi tape. I love it! So cool and economical set with all the latest designs! They are by Paper Smooches and there shipping is very reasonable.

I printed out lots of journaling cards. All of them were free downloads. I cut them out with a trimmer and rounded the corners. I couldn't justify buying her core kit with so much paper in my stash and these cute printable available online. Let's see how it goes. But, her core kit is good for someone who is just starting out and don't have a stash at home and are absolutely time pressed and just want to keep it simple! Thats me though...her clementine kit is very cute and colorful. If I were to get it, I would go with that one for sure! 

I didn't get Project Life binder but instead got the faux leather album by We R Memory Keepers. I got the black one. It is really nice! It came with 10 page protectors! Becky's folder though wipe-able is paper and I wanted a leather one.
So, I got tons of goodies and yes I have blown my budget for the next two months! I am absolutely excited about starting project life! I am working on last weeks and need to do the journaling tonight. Other than this I am also writing everyday in Mom's one line a day and bi-weekly layouts. Hopefully, I can do more layouts. I plan to do layouts as well when there are a bunch of photos which are scrap worthy! I think will the stresses in life this is the hobby which keeps me going and keeps me sane! I love it! I will be back with my first project life layout tomorrow! Exciting Times! Much Love!

Thanks for visiting me today.

1 comment:

Scrapin Kat said...

Looks like a great plan -- I need to order pages - I have everything else in my stash if I print some cards- I have several albums in my stash and well we all know paper multiplies in the dark! I can't wait to see your project - maybe you can motivate me.