Friday, April 15, 2016

Simple Stories Life in Color!
by Tammy Klingner

Hi Everyone
It's my turn to share on the blog today.
Lately I've been playing with Simple Stories Life in Color range.
I just LOVE it!
I love the colours, the phrases, the cameras, everything!
For this page, I set myself a challenge.
You see when it comes to my precious creative time, I sometimes feel like I waste a lot of time by shuffling the papers around, and by procrastinating. 
I want everything to be 'just so', and sometimes I walk away feeling like I haven't achieved much.
So for this page, I set the timer on my phone, for 45 minutes.
Ready Set Go!
I was determined to be finished before the timer went off.  And I did.
It was fun.  I pretty much had to just DO IT! Not think about it, just cut and stick!
I'm happy with what I created.  It definitely helped that I got out some papers and embellishments from a 'range' and stuck with that!  It reduced my choices, and I knew it all co-ordinated - the hard work was done for me.
I even had time to add a bit of mixed media, with some paint smearing and stamping.
Whilst the range was still on my desk, as I've been doing lately, I tackled a Project Life Spread.
My biggest tip for this, if you would like to do the same is to order the 3x4 and 6x4 cut out papers from the range.
I start with these as my base, and then out of the scraps from my layout, I trim a few to these sizes as well.  This prevents all your pockets having quotes, it allows you to have some background-ish pockets to add photo to - and yet it's still co-ordinated.
And the right side:
I again added in a flap using washi tape, and back to back photos.  This allows me to add more into my Project Life weeks.
That's it for now, I'll be back next week!
Products used:
Simple Stories Life in Color 4x6 Journaling Cards
Simple Stories Life in Color 3x4 Journaling Cards
Simple Stories Life in Color Big Memories Paper
Simple Stories Life in Color Fundamentals Stickers
Simple Stories Life in Color Expressions Stickers
Simple Stories Life in Color Stickers 4x6 sheets
Simple Stories Carpe Diem Chipboard Frames
Simple Stories Carpe Diem Make it Happen Paper
Fancy Pants Happy Place Paper - Hello
Pink Paislee Memorandum Paper - Labels
White Bazzill
2Crafty Chipboard Asst Arrows
Kaisercraft Texture Stamp - Wood Panel
Dylusions Paint - Vibrant Turquoise
Clear Gesso

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