Monday, 27 July 2015

Project Life | Week 21...

Hey there Sassy Friends! Welcome to Project Life Monday! Today I am sharing my Week 21 and I think I might be developing a deeper love and appreciation for simplicity.
I'm also beginning to think Simple Stories created Summer Vibes to purposely make pocket pages easy for the Project Lifer. Their gorgeous pre made journaling and filler cards have seriously done all the work for me this week!!! And if anyone needs a quick solution for just getting pages "done", then I highly recommend looking at this collection; especially the Summer Vibes Sn@p cards.

After filling my pockets with this week's photos, I shuffled through the multitude of journaling cards that come in the pack, both 4x6 and 3x4, and added the colour matching ones to the remaining pockets.  You might notice I focused in on the bright, happy yellow! *grin*

My repetition element for week 21 are circles.  I even managed to stylise my journaling with my typewriter, into a circle shape and then cut it out to adhere to the 4x6 card.

My subtitle even has a few circles in it! I deliberately chose to leave the white pieces of the sticker alphabet with the letters to allow it to stand out against the background journaling card.

The fun elements from the Summer Vibes Bits & Pieces team up beautifully with anything you add to your pockets! They are most definitely an advantage for a project lifer looking to complete pages quickly.

On page two the Sn@p cards have provided me with the perfect space for both my weekly title and journaling.  Adding a few layers from the Summer Vibes Expression Sticker Sheet is all that is needed for impact.

Finally, my filler cards have also been left relatively simple.  On the pink 3x4 journaling card, I've machine stitched a speech bubble die cut from the Bits & Pieces ephemera pack, directly to it. I've used grey thread  rather than white for noticeable dimension.

This camera shaped 3x4 card has also been left as is. I adore its shape and it works well on the page behind (Week 22) so I haven't added anything more to the pocket. Simple is good! *wink*

Also in the Sn@p cards are these gorgeous folded library pockets.  It was ideal to hold movie tickets and any other ephemera pieces that were meaningful during this week. All I added were the journaling strips to help share the story of why I held onto these items.

Thanks for visiting today.  I hope I have shared a little inspiration on how to encourage you to project life quickly and efficiently with simple but beautiful journaling cards.
Sassy Supplies:
Summer Vibes Sn@p Cards  Summer Vibes Expression Sticker Sheet Summer Vibes Bits and Pieces

Friday, 24 July 2015

Pocket Letters

Hello Sassy friends!

I'm sure you've caught a glimpse of the craze that seems to be sweeping the scrappy and pen pal community at the moment, in the form of Pocket Letters. I've admired them for a while and thought I'd give one a go, using Simple Stories 'Say Cheese II' and 'I am'

The idea was developed by Janette Lane as a new way to send letters. The pockets can be filled with pretty much whatever takes your fancy, like stickers, tea bags, washi and so on. Once the letter is complete, you can fold it up and pop it in an envelope. What a fun way to receive correspondence!

The letters are created using a 9 Pocket Trading Card Protector. I reckon this could be the equivalent of an 8.5 x 11 protector sleeve. I didn't have one of these to hand, so I trimmed down a 12x12 sleeve and used my WRMK Fuse Tool to create the pockets. (If I was going to do this on a regular basis though, it would probably be worth investing in the proper sized pocket sleeves.)

I measured the pocket sizes by cutting cards from patterned paper down to 2.5 x 3.5 inches and then running the Fuse down the length and breadth of the sleeve at intervals. This created the 9 pocket page.


I then used the cutting attachment for the Fuse tool to create the slits in the pockets, so I could tuck my bits and pieces inside. The little video below shows how this attachment is used.

A few things I've learned whilst using the Fuse

• Be sure to give it adequate time to heat up. It needs to be hot enough to melt and fuse the plastic, otherwise it will just drag over the sleeve and or the pocket will open when pressure is applied to the fused line.

• You don't have to only use the ruler supplied in the pack, you can use an ordinary metal ruler. Likewise, you can use any protector sleeve brand, not just the WRMK ones.

• If you need to use the cutting attachment (or visa versa) I used a small pair of pliers to lightly grip and twist off the roller fuse attachment while it was hot. Again, allow time for the new attachment to heat up when changing the head. Similarly, I found while fusing all of these pockets, that the tool needed a little bit of downtime to reheat between repeated use, to give a good seal line.

I created a small envelope for my letters with my WRMK Envelope Board. If you would like to create one yourself, I used a 12,5cm square paper and first guide punch at 5.5cm.
 The next letter an encouragement letter rather than swap letter, for someone close to my heart.
The little envelopes serve as a cute place to stash my written letters.

I'm sure you'll agree that it could be a very fun way to keep in touch. For more information on pocket letters, you can head to Janette Lane's blog or search #pocketletter for loads of inspiration. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Make one yourself using these items from the Sassy Store:

WRMK Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool (AU Version)I AM Bits and Pieces Ephemera 60pkI AM Expressions Cardstock Stickers 12x12I AM Sn@p Cards 72pkSay Cheese 2 Decorative Plastic Clips 16pkI AM Wood Veneers 27pkI AM Photo StickersSay Cheese 6x6 Paper PadSay Cheese 2 Bits and Pieces Ephemera 65pkSay Cheese 2 Stitched and Layered Tags 8pkWanderlust Cutting Die Happy

Thursday, 23 July 2015

You And Me - Anita Bownds

Hi everyone,
Anita here ! Sharing more Bella Blvd 
If you like lots of bright beautiful colours then bella blvd have some great collections 
Pop on over to the sassy store and check them out...

In the past few weeks I've been looking back through photos of my 3 daughters 
When they where little, I guess time has passed so quickly it doesn't really feel that long ago..
I've printed this photo of my daughter eve she is about month old and a fussy little thing 
I remember this photo well as she had been up quite a few times during the night and she had fallen asleep on my's the little moments that take you back.

I used the stars stencil with texture paste and watercolour on my background 
The vellum over the stripped blue patterned paper added a different look and I like how muted it looks .

I tucked some of the just add colour patterned papers and added some yellow watercolour to the stars
And a doily to soften the blue And added a little pink .
I loved adding all the little elements .

The stickers are bright and fun and the alphabet stickers give that verity of colour 
And the sequins added a pop of colour across the page.

Products used 


Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Summer Vibes Chasing Away the Winter Blues

Hello to all our Sassy Scrappers.  Hands up if you are 'over' winter, tired of short days and cold weather! Well, I don't know about you but my hand just shot up in the air!!
My solution to the winter blues is scrapping some of my summer photos and I've found the
perfect paper range for it, Summer Vibes by Simple Stories. 
Available in the Sassy Scrapper Store HERE.

I've scrapped 3 pages with this range in the last few days and I fallen for it in a big way!
All of them are nice clean, simple pages and I love them, they bring back all the memories of last summer and the fun things we did.  Long warm days, walking on the beach at sunset, ice creams on hot days, colourful beach umbrellas and soaking up the warm summer sunshine.

I used my little Instax Share printer to print these photos of a short break we took to Lorne on the Great Ocean Road in January.  I think the white border on the photos helped to balance out the large block of white text on the patterned paper which I thought was just gorgeous.
 Because of their size it was easy to fit several photos on the page.
Then I added some of the die cut 'bits and pieces' and stickers scattered about the page to embellish.

 Thanks for stopping by the Sassy blog, if you feel like scrapping some of 
your summer memories the 
 Simple Stories Summer Vibes Range is available in the Sassy Store.
Cheers and Happy Crafting to you.

Leonie Neal-Dawson.

                           Summer Vibes 2x12 & 4x12 & 6x12 Journalling Card Elements Paper 12x12   Summer Vibes Red Wood/Grid Paper 12x12   Summer Vibes 2x2 & 6x8 Journalling Card Elements Paper 12x12                                                      

Summer Vibes Expression Sticker Sheet Summer Vibes Bits and PiecesSummer Vibes Fundemental Sticker Sheets