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Traveling With Art Supplies When Moving To A New Home

As I'm settling into our new home I was reminded that a lot of you have been wondering about the awesome storage solution I was using during our transition from out old home ----> to our temporary place and ----> to our new home.  Yeah, you read that right, we moved twice.  Not so fun!

At first I was a little panicked what I'd do with all my art stuff, after all it's not just for fun, it's my job.  Thankfully I saw the Stanley Fat Max at a crop I was at (the lady that had it was using it for her Project Life storage) and I knew it would be perfect for my mixed media supplies during our transition.

Stanley Fat Max Art Storage Cart With Wheels


I made a quick video on how I have my traveling storage set up now, but I think it will wind up being used for either Project Life or for taking with me on crops once I finish moving into my new studio.



See, it's a great solution for what I needed and I love that I will still be able to use it in the future as well.  

Have you had to figure out a creative storage solution when moving? Tell me about it! I'm trying to figure out my studio storage now!



Scan N Cut: Project Life Scrapbook Layout

Confession...I'm REALLY behind on my Project Life scrapbook so I've started a new strategy to just jump into the current weeks and catch up on the past stuff when I can. I'm really hoping that will help. Here's my newest page...made using the NEW Scan N Cutâ„¢ machine by Brother. The Scan N Cut is the first home and hobby cutting machine with a built in scanner!  Cool, eh?!

Project Life - Scan N Cut

I'm really thankful I've gotten the chance to use this handy machine because I learn new things about it every time I use it.  Like on this layout I used it to write the word "hello" on that first card with the Scan N Cut pens.  I also used it to cut out the word "life", to "fussy cut" out the arrows I stamped onto white paper using the "direct cut" feature of the machine.  I also learned to cut out some basic die-cut shapes, and also to scan some scrapbook paper and fussy cut out a design element using the "direct cut" feature.  It's so cool!

Check out the video I made on how I created this layout using the machine:

Here's some close ups of the elements I made...I added some arrows to some of the photos to help direct you to seeing what I'm talking about.

These first pics show how I used the Scan N Cut to create the card. Watch the video for more details on how I did it.

Project Life - Scan N Cut

I can never resist hearts and I like that I can shape them to be the way I want them to look before cutting them out...
Project Life - Scan N Cut

Here's one of those tiny arrows I stamped, scanned, and cut out using the "direct cut" feature on the Scan N Cut.  I stapled it to a circle I cut out too.
Project Life - Scan N Cut

Another tiny arrow...
Project Life - Scan N Cut
I also used the Scan N Cut to cut out some words...
Project Life - Scan N Cut


Here's that ticket I had the Scan N Cut fussy cut out of a piece of scrapbook do that I just scanned in my patterned paper, selected the ticket, and then had it cut it out. Easy peasy.

Project Life - Scan N Cut
And here it is on the layout...

Project Life - Scan N Cut

And here's the journaling card in case you're curious what I wrote...
Project Life - Scan N Cut - Journaling

 You can check out more info about the ScanNCut HERE!




disclosure: Brother International

Disclosure: I am a paid consultant for Brother International Corporation and have received a ScanNCut from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely my own and based on my use of the product.


Catching up on Project 365

My goal for this weekend was to catch up on my Project 365 as best as I could.  I hadn't done any journaling since May & I needed to upload a few months worth of my daily photos to Costco so I can add them to my album (hopefully) this week.  

Here's some of my completed pages..well, some are missing a photo/journaling.  -Just for the record, I'm not stressing when I miss days because I can always fill those in with photos of objects around the house, mail, and other ephemera.  And I'm not stressed about getting behind because recording even half the year is better than not recording any of it & I'm pretty confident that I'll finish this year anyways.

(Click on the photos to see them larger)

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I'm caught up on my Project 365

33 Before my surgery I printed out a bunch of my 365 photos but never got around to sticking them in my album or doing the the other day I had Costco print out my next batch of photos & today I got caught up.  I still have a few photos & journaling that I need to take/write & stick in, but there aren't very many of them. 

Feel free check out my updated pages here.  Since I've been so bad lately with adding my daily pictures daily I've decided to only have the finished (or nearly finished) pages online & to remove the individual shots.  I just don't have the umph right now to post pix daily....and I'm ok with that.  :D  There's no stress in creativity IMO! 

Blog04-24 Now, even though I won't be posting ALL my daily shots, I'm sure every now & again I'll post some that may be of interest....and this may be one of them....well, at least to those who know me IRL LOL.  That's me two days after surgery...I just got done walking with my PT and had sat for the 1st time.  I know my friends & family that live far away are wanting to see the pig-tails, so I thought I'd humiliate myself & share it with the world.  (Oh my word, what am I thinking showing everyone these....those meds must be getting to my common sense!!  -Just out of surgery, no make-up, pig-tails!  Ugh!!)


Project 365 continued

This past weekend I worked on my Project 365's my newest pages  (sorry the pix aren't the best was overcast when I took them):






I put hearts under the day of the week letters for February.







Here's a close up: Closeup2 

<------- this is how I'm including movie tickets.

Also, just a reminder that you can see all my "almost daily" 365 pix here.