Friday, June 28, 2013

Project Life Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the PRACTICALSCRAPPERS and SCRAPTOWN LADY Blog Hop!  We thought it would be fun to combine forces and share projects with you that have our design teams’ takes on one of the hottest scrapbooking trends around:  Project Life. 

Whether you are a “Project Lifer,” are interested in Project Life, or just want to find out ways to use all those fantastic Project Life types of products and ideas on your own projects, we have a hop FULL of inspiration and creativity! 

We’ve got a fabulous prize, too - a $25 gift certificate to Scraptown Lady’s shop, which is stocked with awesome scrapbooking supplies!  What do you have to do to be entered in the drawing?  It’s easy! 

1.      Be a follower of Practical Scrappers; and
2.      Be a follower of Scraptown Lady; and
3.      Visit all the blogs, starting with Practical Scrappers and ending with Scraptown Lady, and   leave a comment at each blog along the way.  

We will be hopping until Sunday, June 30th at 11:59 p.m. CST.  The grand prize winner will be announced on Tuesday, July 2nd! 

 If you get lost along the way, just check the complete list below to get you hopping in the right direction:

 Practical Scrappers:
Christine Freet Meyer:
Erin Morehouse-Kislingbury:
Charissa Miller:
Nicole Laha:
Claude Campeau:
Lanette Erickson:
Malika Kelly:
Danielle de Konink:
Lisa Peeples:
Mary Pat Siehl:
Wendi Robinson:
Julie Comeau:
Kim Ryden:
Ruth Bonser:
Krissy Clark McKee:  That's me!
Marcia Dehn-Nix:
Cathy Harper:
Rhonda Van Ginkel:
Scraptown Lady:

 If we have inspired you so much that you “need” to do a little shopping now, SCRAPTOWN LADY is offering 20% off all orders during the hop!  The sale runs from now ‘til midnight Monday.  Enter “code20” to receive your discount.
And, as an extra prize, if you start following my blog and leave a comment, you will also be eligible to win a free project life online class with my dear friend, the amazingly talented LISA WILKINSON.  An example of her wonderful work can be found HERE.
Now, for my take on Project, the whole keeping up with a year long project every.single.week. was a bit intimidating to me.  But, what I decided I DID want to do, was keep a small journal-type scrapbook with all of the (numerous) INSTAGRAM pictures I take that usually end up sitting on my phone forever and ever.  Using a smaller SNAP album and having a quick way to document the stories behind my day-to-day Instagram photos was very appealing to me, so that is what I have begun to do.  This is my start; let me know what you think:

So far, I have used a combination of AMERICAN CRAFTS and PRETTY LITTLE STUDIO papers.  Why?  Because they were already on my work table and I had lots of scrap pieces sitting out - perfect for a smaller format like this!

Because this is my "everyday" album, full of my "everyday" thoughts - I have committed myself to journaling about them all - the good, the bad, and the ugly!  Kind of scary, but also liberating in a way.  And if I don't want anyone else to see it, I'll just put it on a pretty tag and stick it in a pocket.  That makes everything better, right?!  Right!!! (For the record, though, the journaling on this tag was quite happy - just saying!)

I love using random left-over bits and incorporating them into several pages - something I also tend to do with my 12x12 layouts.

That's it for me!  Ready for more inspiration?  Okay!  Your next stop is: 
Marcia Dehn-Nix:

Happy hopping!!!


  1. What a great format! It's like a hybrid art journal/scrapbook/project life. This is awesome!!

  2. Love your pages..your little book is PERFECT!

  3. Love the pretty little studio pieces

  4. such a cool spin on PL!!! LOVE it!!!

  5. seriously amazing! love every gorgeous detail!

  6. FABULOUS!! Loving the girl power page!

  7. So, so nice! I love how you incorporated your vintage images! I'm already a follower!