the whole30 project // featuring REFLECTIONS kit by sweet stamp shop

hi and happy friday! i hope you have some serious crafty plans for the weekend! :-)

so today i am over at the Sweet Stamp Shop blog, sharing more projects i completed using the REFLECTIONS kit.

on august 5th, i started to embark on the Whole30 food journey as a way to retrain my body to crave real food instead of the junk that has held me captive for years. and wouldn’t you know it, but the Reflections kit was the perfect way to document this adventure in my ongoing album about ME.

this 6×8 page is my opening and it was so much fun using so many of the cards and embellishments from the kit. the question and answer card is my favorite piece and was perfect for a short interview with myself. the questions are so much deeper than the typical currently or favorite lists we all know and love, so i appreciated that my answers truly reflected my fears and goals.

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as a fun treat, i filmed a video during the process of completing this opening page. check it out right here!

there’s more details on my post over at the Sweet Stamp Shop blog, so click on over and check out a few more pages!

OH!!! and next week i will continue to share more of my album, which includes many more pieces from this sweet kit. please join me here on wednesday the 3rd!

as always, it’s been a pleasure to share this sweet kit with all of you!

until next time, happy scrapping!
andrea

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on cherry street // reflections kit release // a kit by sweet stamp shop

good morning!

in case you don’t follow me on instagram, which, you totally should be, i announced that i would be designing for Sweet Stamp Shop once again. but only for a special release kit by On Cherry Street. and I’m super excited to show you what this kit can become.

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this gorgeousness is called reflections and it’s a complete kit with PL sized cards, embellishments and character beyond words.

check out this quick reveal of all the kit contents.

and check out the process video i did for the first two pages.

recently, i began to expand my 6×8 ME album (which already includes my take on the march 2014 30 days of lists) to include stuff from my childhood, and different items that don’t really belong in our family album. one of the topics i want to document is the plethora of roles i play in this amazing life. my idea is for this to be something future generations can see and know exactly how much i loved all the peaks and valleys of my time here.

the reflections kit is a perfect way to capture some of these sentiments. and here’s how i used as much of the kit as humanly possible:

and introduction of sorts, to my kids, to tell them hello. to tell them that i may not always act as joyous as this photo reflects during our daily goings-on, but i want them to know how truly joyful my life is with them in it.

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there are dreams i’ve had that i hold back. these dreams are always in the very front of my heart and mind. documenting them makes the reality of them coming true even clearer. this kit brings out all of my hopes for making a plan, having clarity on not getting too far into the clouds and being confident in a new path.IMG_5325 IMG_5334 IMG_5303 IMG_5304 IMG_5308 IMG_5309 IMG_5337 IMG_5306

 

13 years is a long time to dedicate your life to others. especially when those others have peed on you, thrown up in your hand, pooped everywhere and made messes on your walls and furniture. but there is something profound about seeing a life grow in front of your eyes and then experiencing the fruits of your labor – literally and figuratively – when those little people act like responsible and mature human beings.
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so what’s your story? what can reflect on? what physical legacy do you want to leave behind?

try this kit and make a fun project out of documenting yourself! get your’s here! but if i haven’t convinced you, check out the sweet stamp shop blog to see how others used this kit!

happy scrapping!
andrea

 

 

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project life update 2014 // weeks 21-24

so hey there! i have some super fun layouts to share! we’re starting way back in may, before the kids got out of school and we’re taking it all the way through father’s day.

it’s cloudy here, and maybe it’s a cozy day where you are too. whatever the weather, grab your favorite drink and snack and join me for some project life!

 

week 21

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this week had a little extra event so i used an insert for those few photos.
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on the other side, i mixed up supplies and created a photo-less layout.
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week 22

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still week 22 // last day of school
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because project life doubles as a traditional scrapbook, i always include things like report cards.
i just slip them into an 8.5×11 page protector.
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week 23 // first camping trip of the summer

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week 24 // a fun layout with very few photos because they boys were camping with my parents.

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except for a fun night out! :)

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i had my mom text me all the photos they took when they were with the boys so I could print them and include them in our album.

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week 24 // the weekend

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have you been working on your family album this summer? i still have much to scrap and that makes me happy!

hope you are staying creative and crafty!

- andrea

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welcome to front street pier // print and play kit by stephanie adams designs

 

okay, let’s get one thing straight right now…THIS KIT KNOCKED MY FLIP FLOPS OFF!

i mean seriously, look at all that! this is the physical kit and the digital kit together and the two just work flawlessly together. betcha can’t tell which is which.


okay okay, here are the two kits: so the d.kit you can get now. like right now! it’s $10 and you can print and cut as many times as you like. to get your hands on the p.kit, you’ve got to sign up to subscribe. so again, go do that! you do not want to miss out on this kit!

 

so now that you’ve seen what you get, see what you can make with these gorgeous kits:

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can you imagine all the gorgeous summer layouts you can make with this kit? i’m still dreaming of those little taffy embellishments!

happy scrapping,
andrea

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creative team reveal + video // july take ten kit

the excitement to share this kit with you is overflowing today! i was so honored when colie from cardstockoption.com asked me to be a guest designer for her july take ten kit so naturally, a layout and video was in order!

here is the full layout i did to commemorate our family getting a trampoline. and yes, we made a big deal of it!

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watch the video here that goes through each item in the kit and then shows how i put the layout together.

 

all the details are here too!

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take ten kits are $10.00 only for subscribers! kits left over after all of the subscribers have made their purchases will go up for sale for $12.00 (non-subscriber price).  this method allows for an easy opt-out, no commitment subscription service.

thanks again to colie for letting me work with this gorgeous kit! she made it so easy to use darn near everything as well as combine it with other supplies.

if you want a kit, check out the facebook page and get yourself on the waiting list!

happy scrapping,
andrea :)

 

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project life update 2014 // week 20

hello friends and happy mid-week!

today i’m sharing week 20 with you. i might say this about all my pages, but this is one of my favorites. when i laid out my photos, the colors that stood out to me were turquoise, hot pink and yellow. so that’s what i ran with.

i dug into my supplies and pulled items with variations of those 3 main colors. i did not attempt to stay within one style or kit. on purpose, my selections were based solely on color and how they fit. using vintage styles and graphic punches of color together made me feel super rebellious…and i liked it! A LOT!

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come check out the deets up close:

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the weekend of week 20 was pretty sweet. marsh and i visited my parents in our old hometown and did some shopping, frog finding, ice cream enjoying, horseshoe throwing, country road driving and mexican food eating.

for this layout, i stuck to mostly deena rutter’s coral kit with other embellishments.

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thanks for sticking around! so do you usually stick to one kit on a layout or do you like to play with multiple styles and designs?
happy scrapping!

 

 

SUPPLIES:

 380219_PL_Corekitcoral HELLO, HELLO Project Life® Kit

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pocket scrapbooking tips // all the right tools

happy almost weekend! are you planning on gettin’ yo’ craft on this weekend? i certainly am!

and as i was preparing a page the other day, it occurred to me that i have never done a post or video about my tools. and lately i have been getting several questions about this very topic.

so, as marshall was enjoying himself in the bathtub (you can hear him in the video, sorry!) and matt was editing and gibson was at a swim party, i sat in front of the camera and talked about my essential and very normal scrapbooking tools. nothing too fancy here, i keep it simple.

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scrapbooking should be easy and inexpensive. you don’t need fancy punches or magical adhesive. if you’ve got these basics and some paper and embellishments, you can get straight to it! GO DOCUMENT YOUR MEMORIES! :-)

 

i’ve also linked all of the tools i could find so you can grab them for yourself if you need to.

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happy scrapping!
andrea