I’ve been planning this post for a while and thinking hard about what’s the best way for me to share how I organize my space for my Project Life. This is a no brainer post and I simplified it so you can understand how I organize my space that works best for my PL workflow. My own style of organization has helped me complete my Project Life successfully in 2013 and I’m going to continue to keep it that way. I hope I can shed some useful tips and ideas on how to organize your PL stash.

Back in 2012 when I first started Project Life, I did not purchase any PL kits or whatsoever. I use whatever stash I have in my room and put my spreads together. But I was overwhelmed by so many things that I want to use that the process of searching those items stretched to hours just to complete one spread. it became very inefficient and I was disheartened that I took so many hours just to do a spread.

So, moving forward, I joined Studio Calico DT and I began working with their Project Life kits for the whole of 2013. The kits were well coordinated, from the PL cards to every single piece of embellishments. I worked with everything in the kit and it cuts down a lot of time for me to coordinate it myself. I’m happy that it worked out so well for me and that was the main reason I was able to complete my 2013 Project Life.

Here’s a brief look at how I organize my Project Life kit I receive from Studio Calico.

Each month when I receive my PL kit and the PL add-ons, I will remove all the cards and embellishments from the Studio Calico PL box and packaging and store them in this wooden drawer. I keep the other essentials that I use for my Project Life in this drawer as well so it’s easy for my to retrieve them when I work on my spread. My essential items that I use for my PL are the date stamps, ink, Kokuyo glue tape, manila tags, acrylic blocks that I use for stamping, precision scissors, tiny attacher and journaling pens.

Once I’m done with the kit, I’ll keep all the leftovers back into the PL box and set them aside. Every 3-4 months, I’ll purge some of the usable stuff and give them away. Or I’ll organize those items I can use again on my next spread into the other wooden drawers that I’ll show you later.

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Here’s a list of the items in the drawers that you may be interested where I bought them.

Wooden drawer – I bought this from my local store called Cat Socrates.

Kokuyo Glue Tape – I always buy them at my local scrapbook store Papermarket. I know some of you from the US mentioned that they are no longer available in your local SB store but I found one in Amazon which you may be interested. Or you can just Google for it to see if you can find one that is nearest to where you stay.

Date stamp (with the grey handle) – I got this at my local bookstore Popular and it has no brand to it.

Metal bowl – I use this to store my digital cuts and I got them from Cat Socrates as well.

Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher – I use this all the time and it’s my best tool investment I’ve made to date.

I keep my wooden drawer on my Raskog cart from Ikea at the top tier so it’s easier for me to move the items from the drawer onto my table when I need to update my PL spread.

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A lot of you have asked me in Instagram where I got those two metal baskets which fit perfectly on the ledge of the cart. My colleague bought them for me when he was on a holiday trip to China to visit his wife’s family. So, I need to check with him where he got them from. I think his wife may know better.  :)

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I park my cart next to my scrap table when I’m not using it. I love that this cart is movable so it can be easily maneuvered to any spot in my scrap room.

For the other must-have PL cards and embellishments, I have also organized them separately into a few wooden drawers, mini bowls and baking tray. These are stored on the 2nd tier of my Raskog cart and on my shelf just next to my working table so they’re within arm’s length and I can reach for them easily when I’m working on my PL spread.

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I store the embellishments from the previous kits in these mini drawers which I bought from Cat Socrates. I re-use a lot of the Studio Calico mini alphas, shapes and chipboard stickers and enamel dots from the precious PL kits and add-ons. The label cuts are always in the small metal bowls as well. I will lay them on my table when I work on my spread. Once I’m done with them, I’ll store them away in my Raskog cart and shelf.

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For my PL cards from the previous Studio Calico kits, Becky Higgins core kit, grid cards from Studio Calico, letterpress cards and wood veneer cards (from Two Peas In A Bucket), I stored them into this wooden drawer which was purchased from Cat Socrates as well.

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Most of my inks that I purchased from Studio Calico are all stored in this wooden drawer. The other inks that i don’t use often are stored in another drawer.

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These flower shape watercolor palettes and muffin tin are my favorite storage solution for smaller bits and pieces of embellishments such as wood veneer, flair buttons, clips, brads, sequins etc. I would place the flower shape palette on my working table and I could just pick them up easily when I use them on my PL spread. It’s so easy to retrieve them and they keep the mess in place.:) The other reason why I love to use these is they are displayed openly so I could see them and use them more often. If I store them in jars or other closed storage containers, I think I would forget that I have these in my stash.

The flower shape palette is from my local art store called Art Friend. It’s actually not those cheap plastic palette you find commonly in the store but it’s made of clay. It’s heavier and sturdier. If you Google it online, you’ll be able to find it on some online art stores but may not be made with clay.

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The stamps that I’ve collected the past one year from Studio Calico kits are stored in a handbook from Studio Calico as well. I would just insert them into the plastic protectors and they fit perfectly in the pockets. So, when I’m updating my PL spread, I would just set this aside next to my table and flip through them and pick out whichever that I want to use.

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The other favorite item that I have on my table is the owl pen holder that I bought from Typo. This is where I kept all my journaling pens and I love this owl holder so much! I’m happy that we have quite a number of Typo stores in Singapore, so whenever I’m out shopping, I would definitely pop by into the nearest store just to browse through their items.

I’m not sure if this owl pen holder is available in the other countries, you can check out their online stores which are available in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Australia and United States.

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And last but not least, this is how I organize my huge collection of washi tapes. A lot of you have been asking me where I got this holder from, it was actually made by the hub and me. I was inspired by this holder which was made from a spice holder.  I’ve been searching for ideas how to store and organize my huge collection of washi tapes I’ve accumulated of the years but I couldn’t find a ready made holder. So, I set about to make one myself. I will blog about how I go about making this holder in another post next time.:)

This washi tape holder is sitting on my scrap table against the wall. So, when I’m putting my PL spread together, I just reach over and pull out whichever washi that I want to use, tear them and stick them onto my PL card! See why I love this holder so much! *laugh*

Here’s a quick overview on how I organize them.

- I store all my Project Life kits and PL add-ons into one drawer so I could grab them easily without spending too much time searching for each item that I need to use. I will usually spend between 1.5 to 2 hours getting a 2-page spread done.

- All my other must have stash such wood veneer, enamel dots, flair buttons, alpha and shape stickers, washi tapes, inks and stamps together with my essential tools, tiny attacher, scissor, Kokuyo glue tape and journaling pens are organized and stored within arms length so when I’m working on my Project Life, I could easily reach for them.

- I would place all these items on my table when I work on my PL spread. Once I’m done, I will just place them back into my cart and shelf. I love to keep my table clean, so they’re always stored away once I’m done updating my spread.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about how I organize my Project Life goodies.

I’ll be back again soon and give you a tour of my humble little scrap room.:)

See ya soon!

  • MaiteFebruary 6, 2014 - 11:48 pm

    I love your studio! and your Washitape collection! amazing!

  • Camile CezarFebruary 7, 2014 - 12:00 am

    I love your idea for the stamps!!!
    Love all your organization!

  • Patti Veeraplin McHughFebruary 7, 2014 - 12:18 am

    I love your washi storage and your Handbook idea. I just bought a PL 6×8 binder and page protectors with no idea what to do with it. Now I know! I’ll store my SC stamps in it!

  • CiacchinaFebruary 7, 2014 - 12:43 am

    Mi piace moltissimo il modo in cui ti sei organizzata…ho anche io il carrello Raskog e non vedo l’ora di sapere dove poter trovare i cestini in metallo da appendere.
    Complimenti, ti seguo su Instagram e trovo stupendo il tuo PL

  • pamelaFebruary 7, 2014 - 3:32 am

    Love love love your crafting space!

  • Christine NFebruary 7, 2014 - 7:14 am

    Hi Leena – thanks so much for this inspirational look at how you keep organized for PL! I really enjoyed it and it gave me some great ideas to implement.

  • Jasmine KayFebruary 7, 2014 - 11:20 am

    I love how you are so organized and I can’t wait til you share how you made your washi tape organizer. I’ve been eyeing it on your instagram forever! :)

  • KimFebruary 8, 2014 - 5:50 am

    Leena. Your space and storage organization rocks!

    I too, keep all my PL suppplies only in my Raskog cart too! It’s so easy to pull out when I work on PL, or tuck away if I’m working on something else!

    The thing I am MOST jealous of in your space, however, is your amazing natural lighting. You can’t buy that at your local craft store!! -wink
    :)

  • Esther GohFebruary 8, 2014 - 11:20 am

    The wash tape wall is the most amazing storage solution ever (please put up a tutorial for it soon!) and the stamp storage is just BLOW MY MIND BRILLIANT!

  • ClaretFebruary 9, 2014 - 4:41 am

    I, too have the turquoise cart. I got my at Ikea. Where did you find the small black wire holders that are attached to it. I have craft cups with lips on the sides of mine but also love those holders. Thanks for any info. Great info on this post. I love my cart and wish that I had gotten another.

  • Sweet ToothFebruary 10, 2014 - 10:59 am

    Hi! Leena!

    I was thinking of using a handbook for the my stamps just wasn’t sure if they would fit. from your photos I can see that they do fit.

    your washi tape dispenser/holder is awesome! I’m trying to convince boy friend to make one for me haha

    gotta get myself one of those raskog carts, as my early birthday present, haha my birthday is few months away! :)

    Yey! Off to get those page protectors.. :)

  • Felicia ChiaFebruary 27, 2014 - 9:31 pm

    Hi Leena! Thanks for sharing your organization process with us! I live in Singapore too, and I was wondering how you keep your supplies in the cart dust-free?. This is always a problem I have with leaving supplies out in the open. I completely agree with you on how leaving it out encourages you to use it – out of sight, out of mind is so true.

  • FindingnanaFebruary 28, 2014 - 9:33 pm

    Hi Felicia,
    I’m having the dust problem too with the open cart, shelves and everything that are non-convered. I seriously have no solution for you. My only consolation is that my helper is always helping me dust them! I’m truly grateful for her!
    xo
    Leena

  • Felicia ChiaMarch 1, 2014 - 11:20 pm

    Hi Leena! Thanks for sharing. I asked as I was wondering if I’m the only one having this issue. Guess getting a good duster is something I would have to consider getting if I decide to organize my supplies in a cart like yours :)

  • FindingnanaMarch 3, 2014 - 12:02 pm

    Hi Felicia,
    Yes, a good duster will be the best solution for open storage. :)
    xo
    Leena

  • simplypearlMarch 17, 2014 - 9:22 pm

    hi leena, thank you for sharing your organization. i must say i have craft room envy every time i see pictures of your space. love all the natural light and the whiteness!

  • Tela HolcombApril 13, 2014 - 12:55 pm

    Hi Lenna! Just wanted to stop by and ask where you got the wire baskets that hang on the side of your Raskog. Love your blog and layouts!

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  • DeniseMay 24, 2014 - 5:34 am

    Hi Leena, could you please tell me where you got the food stamp in the lower right corner of your stamp storage hand book? I’m completely obsessed with it and cant seem to find it. Thanks

  • DeniseMay 24, 2014 - 5:36 am

    Just started following you on instagram too, love all your lovelies!!!

  • FindingnanaMay 25, 2014 - 8:26 pm

    Hi Denise,
    The foodie stamp is from one of Studio Calico kits released last year. Unfortunately, it’s no longer available. It’s my all time favorite stamp!
    Leena

  • MeMay 25, 2014 - 8:29 pm

    Awe, I’m crushed:-/ it woukd have been perfect!!! Thanks for getting back to me;-)

Project Life | Week 52 and 2014 Week 1

I’ve been waiting for this day to come to show you how awesome Studio Calico February kits Sugar Rush are. This kit just screams spring! I’m so happy to receive the  Sugar Rush Project Life KitRing Pop (PL add-on 1), Cherry Sours (PL add-on 2), Lollies (add-on stamp set) and Sugar Rush 4″x6″ Paper Pad from Studio Calico to play with. Each of these kit and add-on is completely gorgeous! Oh, did I mention that I’m completely in love with them?:)

And I’m also happy to announce that I’ve officially completed my 2013 PL! Yay!

I was waiting patiently for this kit to arrive earlier this month so I can use it to complete my Week 52 and I’m glad I did.

For my Week 52 spread, I’ve stretched the dates from 23-31 December to wrap up the year. 30 and 31 December happened to fall in the same week of the new year but I think it makes more sense to include both dates in Week 52, right?

For this week, I made 3 pages of 12×12 to accommodate the last two days of December as I can’t include the photos all into 2 pages. I used a mix of Sugar Rush Project Life KitRing Pop (PL add-on 1), Cherry Sours (PL add-on 2), Lollies (add-on stamp set) and Sugar Rush 4″x6″ Paper Pad for these spreads together with the coordinated printable and cut files -

Printable - Sugar Rush Printable Labels by Hello ForeverSugar Rush Printable by Hello ForeverSugar Rush Printable by In A Creative BubbleSugar Rush Printable by Shanna Noel

Cut files – Sugar Rush Love You Cut Files by Hello Forever, Sugar Rush Cut Files by In A Creative Bubble

Here’s the first page of Week 52.

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I used a mixed of the PL cards from the main kit and Ring Pop (PL add-on 1), Cherry Sours (PL add-on 2)

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I’ve been asked before where do I get my date stamp. It’s actually from my local bookstore Popular and there’s no particular brand to it. I’ve been using it for the past two years and I love it to bits!:)

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One of my favorite embellishments from the Cherry Sours (PL add-on 2) is the Essential Gold Foil Heart Chipboard Shapes. It comes in 17 different sizes and I used it almost everywhere on my spread! You have to get this PL add-on, you’ll love everything from the cards to the embellishments!:)

And here’s the right page.

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Did you see what I mean about the spring colors of Sugar Rush?:)

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Oh, the veneer circles from the Sugar Rush Project Life Kit is also one of my favorites. They have the smaller non-circle bits and pieces veneers in the pack such as arrows, XOXO letters, stars etc. It’s so easy to use them and I have them on both Week 52 and Week 1.

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For this card, I used the Sugar Rush Cut Files by In A Creative Bubble and laid it on one of the papers from Sugar Rush 4″x6″ Paper Pad and then I added the Gold Foil Heart Chipboard randomly covering the heart cuts before I adhered my photos on the card.

And here’s the last page of my Week 52 which included 30 and 31 December.

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And some close up shots of the page.

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The “hooray” is from Lollies (add-on stamp set), I stamped it using Hero Arts Mid-Tone Shadow Ink Bubble Gum on a white cardstock. I then cut the stamped speech bubble shapes and adhered it onto my card.

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My Week 1 of 2014 was documented using the main Sugar Rush Project Life Kit only, together with the printable - Sugar Rush Printable Labels by Hello ForeverSugar Rush Printable by Hello ForeverSugar Rush Printable by In A Creative BubbleSugar Rush Printable by Shanna Noel

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The embellishments included in this kit are just brilliant, my favorite would be the circle veneer, chipboard shapes and the vellum alpha stickers (that looks like alpha stamp). I completely depleted these on both Week 52 and Week 1. *laugh*

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Oh, the washi tape from this main PL kit is completely adorable with ledger and some cute random words prints on the tape.

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I love that the cards have a lot of white base and they’re totally my kind of cards. You know how much I love white base cards right?:)

And here’s the right side of Week 1.

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And a couple of close up shots.

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I can’t get enough of the chipboard shapes set! I’ve used up everything and I wish I could get another one. Just adore them! Oh, you can even machine sew over them easily without breaking the needle.;)

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I usually attached most of the printable with my Tiny Attacher from Tim Holtz. I even use it to staple the Gold Foil Heart Chipboards, it’s one of my best investments ever made on a simple tool like this.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my spreads and you got what you wanted from the Sugar Rush kits and add-ons. This month has completely blown me away and I had a lot of fun putting my spreads together. I’m sure you will love them too.

Thanks again for making time to drop by my blog and for all your lovely messages.

Have a great week ahead and I’ll be back soon!

  • Magda MizeraJanuary 28, 2014 - 2:30 am

    Amazing! I love your PL pages, always!

  • pamelaJanuary 28, 2014 - 3:36 am

    You are so lucky to have Popular Bookstore! I love visiting Popular when I am in Hong Kong :)

    So glad to see the wood veneers in the main PL kit. I love that stuff. I can’t wait to get my kit!

  • KimJanuary 28, 2014 - 4:35 am

    I always love your spreads…the lighting is always perfect and your creativity is stellar! Love what you made with SC Sugar Rush kits -very inspiring and now I can’t wait to get my kits even more! :)

  • shireJanuary 28, 2014 - 5:45 am

    I am really in love with your Pl pages!! :)

  • CéliaJanuary 28, 2014 - 5:56 pm

    That’s great to look at your Pl but also at your pictures!Your life looks just fantastic! Kisses from Nouméa, New Caledonia

  • dawnJanuary 28, 2014 - 6:44 pm

    Gorgeous pages!! Love the added bit of color but still a lot of white space!! Great job, so glad you had fun playing and using up the kits so well.

  • Linda in AusJanuary 28, 2014 - 11:12 pm

    Absolutely wonderful and yay a whole year completed. That washi looks divine as do the hearts. Thanks Leena. Love it..

logoslide

I’m pretty excited when this class was first announced and if you haven’t enroll yet, you have until 31st January to do it here.

Learn the ins and outs of Life Script through brushes and inks on varieties of projects using your own handwriting, which will be taught by renowned artist Kal Barteski.

Here’s what you’ll receive when you enroll for the class.

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If you enroll now you’ll also have immediate access to the classroom and class message board.

Class will start on February 1, 2014.

Here are some sneaks by the Creative Team who will inspire you with their amazing projects!

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I’m off to search for some bamboo brushes and gouache paints in my local art store.

See you in class soon!

Project Life | Week 51

I’m back again to share my Project Life Week 51. After trying to use up my Printshop stash on two weeks spread, I’m still left with quite a bit of things that I can still use. Imagine how much I can make use of the  Printshop collection!:)

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Here’s a close up look of the left page.

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The alphas that I used on the title card is my favorite AC Thicker “Notebook”. And the rest of the embellishments are leftovers from my previous Studio Calico Project Life kits.

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More than often I love to use Thicker alphas to highlight the name of a place & restaurant I’ve frequented. If I use them on my card, I’ll keep it minimal by adding a label and a couple of stickers.

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I think for the past few weeks spreads I’ve been trying to clear my chipboard alphas stash and used them up almost on every other cards! *laugh* Here’s another one that I used on the word “Pho” using AC Thickers Fellow.

And that ‘nom nom’ foodie stamp from Marks & Co add-on kit Woolf has been over-used again and again whenever I have photos of food. The add-on is sold out and I’m afraid the stamp itself which was sold during Studio Calico last call sale is also completely sold out.:(

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And here’s the right page of the week.

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Can you see that I’ve included more AC Thickers here? I just cannot get enough of them and I would encourage you to try using them on your Project Life pages.:)

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I didn’t journal on the bubble speech from Vellum Die Cuts but instead I adhered AC Thicker “Notebook” and Punctuation Cork Shape Thickers on it.

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And more Thickers!!

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The bubble speech from Vellum Die Cuts is another favorite item of mine from the Printshop. I used Uni-ball Signon White pen for the journaling, another favorite pen I got from my local art store. The Sketchbook charcoal alpha is from Studio Calico’s previous Snippets collection. It’s not available in SC’s store anymore but you can still get it at Two Peas here.:)

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That’s about it for this week. I think I’ll give Printshop a break after using the collection for three consecutive spreads. Oh well, you wouldn’t know I may use it again…….. soon! I hope Studio Calico will re-stock some of the out-of-stock items, I would definitely buy them again.:)

Anyway, I’m happy to announce that I’ve officially completed my Week 52! Yay! I’m so thrilled that I managed to persevere and complete the year, with of course a lot of weeks behind and then getting caught up eventually. A big pat on my shoulder! I’m also hoping to make a closing page for 2013 and I’ve already got some ideas what I’d like to do. I hope I’ll be able to share it soon together with my Week 52.

I hope you’re still going strong in catching up with your Project Life or you have already completed yours earlier. Well done to you!

See you soon and have a great week ahead!

  • TiffanyJanuary 20, 2014 - 10:20 pm

    Which thickers are the ones you used to put the word “factory” on the card on the right page? I’m in love with them, and have been desperate to try to find them without any luck. Thanks!

  • RubyJanuary 20, 2014 - 10:25 pm

    Just love it, like always! :-)

    I’m crazy about that stamp saying “nom”, can’t find a shop in Germany which is selling this :-(

    Ruby

  • FindingnanaJanuary 20, 2014 - 10:45 pm

    Hi Tiffany,
    It’s actually from Studio Calico’s previous collection Snippets (a year ago) and it’s called Sketchbook in charcoal but I’m afraid it’s no longer available in SC but you can still buy it at Two Peas here http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/shop/studio-calico/138848-charcoal-sketchbook-snippets-printed-chipboard-thickers/. :)
    xo
    Leena

  • TiffanyJanuary 20, 2014 - 10:47 pm

    Thank you so much! :]

  • Linda in AusJanuary 20, 2014 - 10:57 pm

    Love those notebook Thickers and thanks i will challenge myself to use more Thickers on this weeks PL.

  • GiuseppinaJanuary 21, 2014 - 4:18 am

    Love your work! Thanks for all the inspiration :)

  • NatalieJanuary 23, 2014 - 4:23 am

    I love the clean/white look to your pages. It’s something I am going to try and incorporate for my 2014 album. Do you just buy the PL plain white cards and use those? Also, I would love to see your 2014 title page ;) As always, I love you work! Thanks for posting!

  • evaJanuary 23, 2014 - 7:46 pm

    as usual, i love your layouts. i can’t wait to see your final page. i’m all done but want to do a year in review type page and am drawing blanks! could use some inspiration. :-)

  • dawnJanuary 25, 2014 - 8:42 am

    Hello, I have just found your blog and love your Project Life style. Watched your videos about 2x each, awesome!!

    I had a question though, when doing the next weeks pages, do you start with fresh new journal cards or do you do them right on the back of the ones there already?

    So happy your enjoying PL and have found what works for you. I’ve been doing them since day one and can’t imagine life without them now. Makes keeping our memories so much easier then the scrapping I used to do.

    Thanks so much for sharing and for the fun videos, keep them coming please!

  • FindingnanaJanuary 25, 2014 - 6:31 pm

    Hi Dawn,
    Yes, I always start a fresh new journal card when I start a new week.
    xo
    Leena

  • FindingnanaJanuary 25, 2014 - 6:35 pm

    Hi Natalie,
    I always use Studio Calico 4×3 and 4×6 grid cards. :)
    xo
    Leena

  • FindingnanaJanuary 25, 2014 - 6:37 pm

    Hi Natalie,
    I always use the Studio Calico 4×3 and 4×6 grid cards. :)
    xo
    Leena

Project Life | Week 50

Two Sundays ago I had a Project Life marathon again, trying to catch up with the remaining weeks of my 2013 Project Life and here I am, with my completed Week 50 and Week 51 which I’ll post soon.

Right now, I’m working on my Week 52 and Week 1 of 2014 with the new Studio Calico Sugar Rush kits. This will be revealed on the 27 January. All I can say is the kit is simply amazing!:)

So, here’s Week 50, using Becky Higgins Midnight core kit as the base of my cards, adding bits and pieces of embellishments from the leftover of my other month Studio Calico kits.

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Here’s a closer look at the left page.

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The Thickers alpha is called Sketchbook and I believe it was from Snippets, one of Studio Calico Winter collections released back in January 2013. I’m trying to use up my Thickers as much as I can and I love to see them on my title card.

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Another Thickers alpha called Kitten. It’s good to use them as enlarged title on the Project Life card. The white bubble speech paper clip is from my shop.:)The hearts wood veneer is from Printshop as well. Unfortunately, it’s sold out in SC. I hope they’ll bring it back soon! Love them to bits!

And the “best” word is from Color Wash Chipboard Title Stickers from Pink Paislee.

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The Thickers black alphas hidden partially behind the photo is Sketchbook. I’ve also added the blue speech bubble clip from my shop and some words from Printshop Tiny Word Stickers. The badge is from SC kit and wood veneer is SC Yearbook Wood Veneer.

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As I’ve mentioned before, I’m always working with some of my must-have items for my Project Life, that would include wood veneer and labels. You could almost see them in almost all the weeks I worked on.

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And on this right page, you can see that I’ve added a whole lot of Thickers and I love how they stood out amongst my white base cards. By adding these alphas, I would keep my embellishments to the minimal. just adding a few pieces of wood veneer, flair button, paper clips from my shop, and small pieces of stickers.

And some closer look at the cards.

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And again, my essentials of embellishments would be just labels, paper clips and alphas. I like my cards to be clean and these few items would be sufficient to complete the cards.

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You can find the orange camera paper clip here in my shop and the speech bubble wood veneer is from Freckled Fawn.

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The yellow stars and mini alphas stickers were from the past Studio Calico kits.

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I seriously cannot get enough of the Thickers alphas! They’re so easy to use and it pops up right at your face.:)

I’ll be back soon to share my Week 51 in the next day or two.

And once again, thank you for taking time to drop by my blog and for all your love messages and emails. I promise I’ll reply to each and every of you in the next few days. I need to make time for it!;)

See ya!

  • LaudiciaJanuary 17, 2014 - 4:22 am

    As usual, amazing spreads! Are you planning on posting a new video? (please do… it’s so cool to see your process) Love the new design of your blog by the way: clean and colorful. ^_^

  • MichelleBJanuary 17, 2014 - 6:42 pm

    These pages are gorgeous! Love your style and that black alphabet!

  • myeJanuary 17, 2014 - 9:36 pm

    amazing page as ever!!
    Leena what’s the brand you are using to stamp the date? I’ve been looking for that kind (day/month/year) all I can find is the month/day/year.
    Thanks!

  • pamelaJanuary 21, 2014 - 12:50 am

    I love how you use the “3″ as “E”… because there are never enough “E” :D