Project Life – April 2016

Lots of fun events occurred last month. Glad I have Project Life to use to document them. The pages were made using Studio Calico’s Film Club Documenter Kit, Simple Stories Day to Day cards, and other miscellaneous elements.

Highlights:

Miami bachelorette trip

Star Wars Tsum Tsum prize

Best friend’s birthday dinner

Shower month for bride and baby

Hello Kitty Cafe Truck stop in San Jose

RCubed eats –  Little Mad Fish and Poke Bar

Project Smash: Disneyland Resort

It’s been a while since I’ve worked on my Smash Book. Luckily I had a few duplicates made of the photos from my Disney trip, and also had plenty of stickers and cards left over from the Simple Stories items I ordered. It only took a few minutes to finish and I love how it turned out.

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I’m currently in the process of completing my March pages for Project Life. Hopefully I’ll be able to post them up by the weekend. Speaking of the latter, I’m glad it’s almost here. Although I’m not sure what to do with myself this Sunday since The Walking Dead won’t be back until Fall. Thank goodness Game of Thrones returns for its 5th season the following week!

 

Simple Stories & Smash Haul / Project Life: Disney Trip Highlights

What took a few weeks felt more like a month with the order I placed online with JoAnn during their $1.99 shipping promotion. I’ve kept much of my Project Life activity on hold since I had to wait for these goodies to get to me. Definitely relieved when they finally arrived!

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Clockwise from top left: Simple Stories “Say Cheese” expression card stock stickers, SMASH adhesive note pads, Simple Stories Urban Traveler Sn@p! pockets, SMASH Travel notepad, SMASH Activity notepad, Simple Stories Sn@p! “Say Cheese” 3×4 and 4×6 cards.

I immediately went to work on the pages from my Disney trip and used a good amount of the cards and stickers. The Travel SMASH pad and pockets will be used for a trip I have coming up in May. The Activity pad was just something I purchased out of curiosity. The pages in it look interesting to say the least.

I’ve had lots of fun putting these pages together. The theme from the Simple Stories items helped with capturing awesome moments from my trip and with my friends. It takes out some of the guesswork and simplifies creating a wonderful album.

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What I’ve Been Up To With Project Life

Putting together my PL pages has been pretty sporadic, but when I get around to it, I highlight a few events that have occurred every month. This gives me some time to take a good amount of photos before I print them out (thanks Costco for the ridiculously cheap price per print), and also contemplate on how I want to do my layout. I’ve again come to a slow point in productivity so that I can take more pictures. So far it’s been fun using different elements from my Midnight Core Kit, Simple Stories Sn@p pack, and the kits I’ve ordered from Freckled Fawn and Studio Calico. I can literally spend hours looking through them to find the right embellishments or journal card to use. There really is no limit to what you can do with this!

Simple Stories Everyday Sn@p! Pack

This was sort of an impulse buy, but it’s not quite one when you have a 50% percent off coupon from Michael’s. Unfortunately, it wasn’t until I got home that I realized that this 127 piece set was 34 pieces short. The pack of 3×4 cards was missing. Today I went back to the location I bought it from, hoping to exchange it for a set that was complete. To my disappointment, the only other one they had in stock was also missing the 3×4 cards. In fact, the other themed sets displayed for this brand were missing their 3×4 cards as well. A few of those 3×4 packs were randomly strewn along the shelves beneath them, and also behind some mini albums on said shelves. I tried to check to see if any of them were part of the set I bought. Nope! Lesson of the day is, if you plan to buy any of these Sn@p! packs from Michael’s or any other place that sells them, double check the contents to make sure everything listed for the packs is actually there. The packaging is kind of weird. The glue that held the other parts of the pack was fine. But for some reason, there seemed to not be enough to hold that particular section of cards. Hmm…?

Despite how lame that was, the sales person who helped me gave me an additional 10% off of the pack. I even showed them the other pack missing the 3x4s, and also informed them of the other ones with the same issue. This will be used for both my PL and Smash Book pages. Looks like a minor mishap isn’t stopping me from wanting more stuff for my projects. I’m already contemplating what my next purchase will be (Don’t even get me started with what’s new from Becky Higgins. That deserves its own post!).

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