Hi all!! Wendy here to share up my project from the sweet collab blog swap event of Simple Stories & Glue Arts! What a fabulous union, eh?! I mean I'm quite partial anyway to Glue Arts adhesives because when you stumble upon a great adhesive, you pretty much marry it and there is no other that beats it. Trust me, they aren't paying me to plug this, BUT I do believe in a great adhesive and their glue dots are my all time fav and last for.ever. and a day.
and coordinating page projects that work with the Simple Stories system. The perfect match. Since I'm a girl that likes to go "out-of-the-box", I prone to clip these page protectors up. There's no set rule here peeps.
But today, I'm sharing up my project featuring Simple Stories Year.o.graphy. There are so many "Project Life" albums all a-buz & kicking off on blogs & scrappy boards. Well, Year.o.graphy is a PERFECT collection to capture those year-long memories! There are SO many elements in this one kit to the max to document all year, it's not even funny! Also, think how perfect Life Documented will go along with it too. Shoot, ALL the collections will be great! Ok, off my sale pitch, because I'm not on Simple Stories payroll (last time I checked)....
Anyhoo, I'm definitely planning to use LOTS of it in my Project Life album this year. What can I say? My December Daily albums motivated me to do this year long thing and I'm gonna take a stab at it (pray for my success, pleaseeeee) :))
So, to start it off, I've created my starter page/opening page based around my OLW ("one little word") chosen for 2012, "OPEN". I can go on & on into details later over at my blog for choosing this word later but it hit me in the face the other day, yep. Epiphany. Ka-Pow. Last year, 2011, my OLW was "fearless" and I feel rather pleased in fulfilling in and pretty much live by it daily.
Oh, well, first, let me get my adhesives ready to tell you about, because that is important to assemble my project, eh?
First, let me get my gun, don't be alarmed, this bad boy doesn't shoot bullets, but it's the perfect gun of gliding adhesive (tape runner style). Oh and this stuff. sticks. (hence, the name "PermaTac") LOVE IT! but one of my fav parts about this is how easy the load function was....no bobbins to flip out, spin over, twist off, pop around, you get it, dig for the packaging out of the trash (deepppp in the trash past the banana peelings) and try to understand loading the cartridge [insert this is NOT your first time to load this thing]....but 2 steps...
1. Slide in the cartridge into the glider gun holder.
2. Snap into place, you'll hear that "click". That's seriously, it. (hm, I rhymed.)
Now for my project...
I created up a 6x12 page. Yeppers, there is this size in the Simple Stories collections. So FUN & different. The actual paper in the Year.o.graphy pack is Year.o.graphy - Signature Elements - 6x12 Page Elements #1915.
anddddd....there is even a coordinating page protector from WRMK to fit that too...of courseeee. You can find the packages of assorted protectors here.
Now a bit of the bones in the making of my page...
The 3-D U Cut it Foam Blanks are perfect when you want to customize the side the "pop dot" you need. You might want the entire sheet (but I can tell ya, I wouldn't do that because I'm a slight conservative hoarder), if that floats your boat, go for it. Also, comes with a great storage pouch you can throw in your crop bag.
I clipped what I needed using non-stick scissors.
So, here I used the 3-D U Cut it Foam Blanks on the back of my photo strip. Also used this same adhesive on the embellishments below.
Here in the photo above, I had some leftover raw chipboard alphas from the Maya Road event last month and painted these with some spray paint (or you can use acrylic paint).
Here using a cool calendar stamp from Unity Stamps (co-brand Simple Stories). I used this stamp behind the photo strip shown earlier.
And a few more peeks into the "behind-the-scenes" process....
Some messy stitching is fun fun.
Hope you like :)
I'm planning to 3 hole punch it up and include as the leader into my Project Life album.
**Oh, make sure to head over to the Glue Arts blog to see the gorgeous projects their designers create all week. And keep stopping by our Simple Stories blog here because our team has some amazing projects as well!**
Supply List -
Paper - Year.o.graphy - Signature Elements - 6x12 Page Elements #1915
Paper - Year.o.graphy - Designer Cardstock - Life Snippets #1905
Stickers - Year.o.graphy - Fundamental Cardstock Stickers #1902
(all 3 above in the Simple Stories Year.o.graphy Collection kit)
Chipboard Alphas, Chipboard Silhouette Shapes, Star Pin - Maya Road, Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels - Olive Vine, Ink - Ranger - Archival Ink - Jet Black, Stampin' Up - Real Red, Acrylic Paint - Liquitex, Spray Paint - Krylon, Metal Clock, Tiny Attacher & Staples, Filmstrip Tape, Definition Tape, Wood Bingo Number - Advantus - Tim Holtz, Stamps - Technique Tuesday, myStampBOX, Basic Grey, October Afternoon, Cottage Press, Autumn Leaves.