Big Cartel + Scrapbook Shopping = Unique items

 We have shared some of our favorite Etsy shop with you, but did you know we have some favorite Big Cartel shops too?

Pink Fresh Studio

Fresh Press Cards

Fresh Press Cards

Pretty much I need these.. “rollin’ with my homies” favorite quote from Clueless! At $4.00 a sheet a steal!

Enamel Love

Enamel Love

Enamel Stickers  $4.00

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All Ready Memories

All Ready Memories

Washi Wheel $38.00

3x4 Card Storage

3×4 Card Storage $7.00

Say Cheese Paper Props

Say Cheese Paper Props

Social Media Lingo $19.00

These are our top picks for this week!

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Project Life Sketch Challenge

 Project Life Sketch Challenge ~ August.

Sometimes you need a little guidance… we all need it from time to time.  It’s been known to happen, sometimes….rarely…on occasion, but when I am creating I hit a total roadblock…. like a total blank!  While I sit in my craft room surrounded by tons of supplies and inspiration there should be no reason for this lack of creativity. With Project Life being fairly new I knew it would be hard to find a sketch book already out.. (what’s a sketch book?  Think along the lines of recipes for food).  Sketches usually have some sort of layout and then you interpret it however you want.  The heavens answered my prayers and someone instagrammed a sketch group online!!!!

Check out this month’s August sketch

Project Life August Sketch

Now here are two of my interpretations on this design.

project life divas august sketch Collage

august PL divas challenge Collage

Products used: Dear Lizzy, Mama Elephant Stamps, bcuzuluvme, MME, Silhouette.

These handy little sketches help me in my time of need.  They have been a lifesaver.  Give it a try!  Show us what you create with this!

Storage solutions for all those cutouts

Now that you are going crazy collecting cutouts for all your projects, you have a million everywhere and no idea how to store them right?

Problem solved!  Over the next few days we will share with you some tricks on how we store out cutouts.

 Project Lifeing is about quick & easy scrapbooking.  In order to be efficient its easier when your items are in plain sight of you, the trick to this is not hiding your supplies. Having your supplies in an arms reach in front of you will force you to use what you have which is a big bonus!

 For this first example on storing your cutouts I took a Project Life page protector and sewed rows.  Design C had the basic compartments done so it was very little sewing to finish it off how I needed it.

cutout pockets

cutout pockets 2

Now I didn’t want to go crazy using my Project Life page protectors for storage, so for the next few I used 12×12 Close To My Heart protectors I had.  This worked out good because I had the freedom to make my pockets any size I needed.  Once again went to work sewing for the next storage sleeve.

cutout pocket 3

I had some large 4×6 cutouts that I could have just stuck in a 12×12 sleeve and been done with it..but again I wanted easy quick access to my cutouts.  Pockets needed to be made for the biggies too!

cutout pocket 4

And that’s how its done!  Easy peasy!!  I will be showing you a few different options on storing these beauties (even a non sewing one!)

Inspiration Kit Ideas

Some of you were lucky enough to grab a March Inspiration Kit last month…here are some examples of how we are using that little envelope of goodies!!

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Our little camera marble top adds just the right amount of color to this page!

web3483March Inspiration Kit

Our doily is the perfect amount of texture to layer our black tab on top of.  The black tab is the perfect size for time embellishments to fit on.

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Our turquoise cute tab brings your eye to the picture its pointing to…exactly why it was placed there.  Now this is only a few examples how you can use some of our goodies… stay tuned for more!

Our little green pickle card

With bumps and all!  If you bought an Inspiration Kit this month this little green card was in there!  Her we are showing you one way you could use it.  We used our 1/2 doily as a pocket of sorts and added some info tags to it!  If you are a P-Lifer it will slide right into your page protector sleeve if not you can stick it on the front of a greeting card and BOOM done!

green 3x4 card

Instant….Instagram love

Our little polaroid frames are so cute!!! I am obsessed with them and Instagram!! Follow us to see what we are up to in our crazy happy lives! Follow me at tkeyner follow PJ at bcuzuluvme and you can even search our hashtag to see some cuteness #bcuzuluvmecrafts

Stay tuned cause in the next few days I will be posting a ton of different ways I like to dress

these little cuties up!!

polaroidframes

What can you make with it?

If you were lucky enough to snag one of our Inspiration kits this week here is a little snippet of what you can do with it!

Inspiration Kit Card

The 3×4 pre-made card is perfect if you a P-Lifer if not we showed you how to stick it on a card a viola!   If not it slides smoothly in one of your pockets on the page protectors.  the washi tape flags, and doily also are in the envelope with all other kinds of goodies!