Thursday, January 24, 2013

Gina K Designs Illustrators' Mix & Match Hop

The Gina K Designs illustrators are hopping today to share some fun ways to combine the new release stamp sets. Hope you will join us as we Mix and Match!

For my project I decided on a Project Life page. 
Well, sort of....

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When I ordered the pages for the Project Life album I thought "this will be perfect because I have lots of random everyday moment photos". 

Well then I finally tried it. 

I can tell that even though this appears simple, like everything else, there is going to be a learning curve. I started out by picking a few photos. Then added some stamping and journaling like I would do for a typical scrapbook page. But then when I finished I went and looked through my Project Life board on Pinterest. Mine didn't look anything like the typical page. lol 

 I have found that in general the Project Life pages are much more random than I am used to. When I started my page I looked at it like a typical scrapbook page. Everything going together, photos from the same day. I was looking at it as one page. When reality it appears that the concept behind Project Life is to combine all of life's events together. Instead on one big page with 8 photos and accents this would in most cases be more along the lines of eight mini pages. Each one telling an individual story. I was discussing this on Facebook last night and mentioned- I am random, I'm just not sure I am *that* random. 

This is definitely going to take some getting used to -along with researching, and of course more time playing and pinning ideas on Pinterest... what a shame ;) 

Of course, I am also going to continue with my usual scrapbook pages as well. What kind of crafter would I be if I didn't have multiple projects going at once. :) 

Either way, just like that first scrapbook page I made filled with stickers, bright papers, and photos cut into shapes with decorative scissors I will keep it. As the journey continues I will then have it to look back on and not only see memories of my sweet buddy but also memories of what I have learned along the way. 

As I mentioned at the beginning of the post, today's theme is "mix & match". All of the projects today will include at least two newly released stamp sets from Gina K Designs
Here are the sets included on this project:

Spoon Me by Becky Oehlers

Stamp it Big by Carolyn King

and Simple Hearts by me-Tami Mayberry :)

If you haven't already, be sure to see what the other illustrators created as well:


Thanks for stopping by today! I hope yo will bookmark or subscribe to my blog and stop by again. And, if you are into project life I'd love to see some of you pages as well.


128 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

What a wonderful page, Tami! I love how you incorporated the images into the design!

Melanie said...

Thanks for all the feedback on starting project life. it sis something I would really like to try! This looks great, sweet, sweet photos of your boy! :)

Becky said...

What a great page Tami, now photos.

Debbie Corbari said...

I'm so glad you posted this Tami and wrote about the Project Life experience you are having! I have been hemming and hawing on whether or not to start my own project life..thinking it would be 'easier' than a scrapbook. I have to tell you though...I LOVE your page and, in my opinion, you can use this any way YOU want! Don't make a project life page or album for any one else's benefit besides your own..kwim?! This ROCKS!

Lagene said...

Love your layout using different stampsets!

Sean Fetterman said...

This is so much fun Tami! Your pages are so great! I hope you have patience enough to teach those of us that have not grasped onto scrapbooking yet! LOL! Hugs! Sean

Basement Stamper said...

I think your pages turned out wonderful. I shared mine today too and they are a mish mash of things it looks like but I've gotten used to it.

Diana Queen said...

I've recently ordered products to start Project Life. So I'm so glad you chose to do a post on that today! Your page looks fabulous! I'm more of a "matchy uppy" kind of person so I'm drawn to your page much more than some of the very random ones I've seen...although I like that as well.

These stamp sets worked out beautifully with the page you created! ;D

lisa808 said...

Great page.

Sheri said...

Love your scrapping. Great page

Teri said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love the stamps!

wendyp said...

What a wonderful layout! Loving all those stamp sets!

catdidit said...

I think your page is just awesome Tami! And this set, I have had to force myself to use something else, lol!

Anonymous said...

great project life page. thanks for sharing
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Marianne Barkman said...

i love how you can take something and personalize it. Not sure about this project, but does it need to be like someone elses, or can you do what YOU want? Thanks for sharing. i love your blog.

Kim B said...

Beautiful page and I love your honesty on there is always a learning curve. Wonderful page and post!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Wonderful page, Tami. I don't scrap, but I really appreciate those who do.

cjgusloff57 said...

Very nice page! I think you can do Project Life anyway you want and do what works for you.

Debbie said...

The images and stamps are just perfect for each other. I love using stamps with scrap pages. Stamps seem to just add that extra "oomph".

Hobbit girl said...

I have made scrap books but never used stamps (I'm very minimalistic!!). This is something I will definitely change in future. Love the way the stamps embellish without overpowering the pictures! Great page, Tami!

joy said...

Wonderful page! - Thank you for your help by sharing how to put photos together on a page. He is so cute with those glasses!

Tobithia Brown said...

Just started a few months ago making cards. I'll have wait awhile before I graduate to scrapbook pages but I know where I can come for inspiration.

JudyO said...

Cute scrapbook page. Thanks for sharing!

Wanda. said...

What a wonderful "Life Page" and a great inspiration. I have never made one of these but I think I'm going to have to give it a try. It looks simpler than I had imagined it. TFS

Sharon said...

What a nice page! And thanks for all the info and tips.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Well, I love your Project Life page and who says one has to do it all the same as everyone else...afterall, variety is the spice of life! I think is great the way you added stamped images and sentiments to it. Thanks for sharing.

Virginia Wingo said...

Great layout and an adorable little guy. Thanks for showing us how it's done.

mamasue123 said...

I have been thinking about Project Life as well. Love your layout, I like it because it's yours, so however you use it, it is right.

windinstarsranch said...

I learn so much from you guys it always makes me smile with inspiration. I sure don't know what any one ever did without the internet and your inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing.

Tina said...

Awwww what a wonderful layout!!! Don't MAKE me want to do that Project Life, GF!!! Great use of the stamps!!

Jean McGee said...

Cute page.. I do not scrap because I spend enough time/money/energy on stampin'. But I enjoyed seeing your scrappin'.
Jean McGee

marylouh said...

Love the stamp sets. Enjoyed hearing about the Project Life. I haven't tried it but it sounds more like me than trying to do one dedicated project. It's great that their are multiple choices in projects.

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Great stamp sets! Another great project! THis ladyout is great!

Barbara

Martina Heß said...

Die Seite hast Du super schön gestaltet. Die Stempel sind einfach wunderbar und vielseitig einsetzbar.

Golda said...

Wonderful work!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great PL page! Love how you incorporated all those stamps!

Kathryn A said...

Great page! And if I ever begin "scrapbooking", it will just this kind of page.

Luanna said...

Great ideas for using the different stamp sets. I love your page and photos.

Robin Kay T said...

Thank you for giving me fresh ideas for scrapbooking. I love the simple heart set, and can't wait to use it again. Thank you!

Peggy M said...

Nice page ,,

mermaid fenicia said...

That's a lovely layout ^_^

Sue T said...

Great page, great layout and thanks for sharing it~

Regina said...

Love your layout. I have been telling my daughter about Project Life and she is going to try it. I think she will like it once she gets past the first page. I'll have her check your page out.

Oneofakind said...

I can certainly relate. I found the same thing when I bought a Smash book and the accessories. I am not as random as others when putting it to use. Great job on the page though and using the new combinations of Gina K stamps.

Anonymous said...

Tami, love your layout incorporating the mix and match technique. Nice to see a scrapbook page instead of all cards! Simple Heart is so darn cute!! Brenda B

Cheryl said...

Great page, I will have to do some looking this is the first I have heard of the Project Life Pages. Loved the use of the stamp sets on this page.

Donna Rinckel said...

What an awesome layout! Great ideas for combining the sets!

mtscrapgal said...

I got a kick out of your Project Life story. Trying new things does make us stretch, doesn't it? Thanks for your version of mix and match.

Elizabeth said...

Great page. Love how you used the stamps on this layout.

Lori Barnett said...

I was just checking out Project Life yesterday!!! How cool is that?! LOVE your samples....and thye new stamps are ALL amazing!

Natalie said...

Fantastic use of the stamps! Sweet memories and pictures!

MsJudyC said...

Great scrapbook page.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Fabulous layout. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Project Life.

caterinafmig said...

Inspiring - thanks!

Mary said...

I love this page! I have never heard of Project Life pages....where have I BEEN?? Under a rock? Now, of course, I will have to go find your board on Pinterest and begin following. It's not like a waste THAT much time cruising Pinterest now or anything.! ( *snort* )

Anonymous said...

It's interesting to see how scrapbooking intertwines into stamping. Great work!
Kathy Bosi

TammieRD said...

Thanks for been in this hop and showing us that we can also use are stamps in layouts.nice job

nancy said...

Your page layouts are really cute.

Kathy Berger said...

I think that part of what would make sense for project life pages would for it to be your life, YOUR way. I love your way as shared in this project!

Caroline said...

What a cute project. Well done!

Karen B said...

Very nice page.

Janet Baldwin said...

This is a cute page.

Anonymous said...

The blog is fun. Seems like you all enjoy what you do and it sure shows.
Tish
cattish@verizon.net

Cards By Betty said...

I am not into doing scrap books but this is an inspiration to try I do cards though

Anonymous said...

Tami, a very cute page. Love the sunglasses. Louise

Kim said...

I like the look of the scrapbook page on this card and will simply have to make one for a friend of mine.

Pam Zirbel said...

It IS a great page! I have never heard of this Project Life stuff..sounds cool tho!!

Shari M said...

Like what you did with this Thanks,

LaurieJ said...

Great page, darling subject! I love how you incorporated the stamping into it. And I would think that there are no rules with regards to Project Life - it is your project and your life, so do what makes you happy.

Barbara said...

Thanks for the scrap booking page idea. I started out doing scrap booking and then went to cards, but I need to get back. Thanks for the inspiration.

Linda said...

Love your page. I have put my scrapbooking aside for other projects. This encourages
me to start with it again. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Ravengirl said...

I like this. Are there rules to follow for Project Life? I think not...well, if you are like me, there might be some self-imposed rules ;)

Fiorella said...

Your project life page is great!

Marilyn said...

Nice.

Michell said...

Cute kid!

woofpak said...

Love the page - like to see several pictures on one page because I have hundreds still to scrap.

Rosy Newlun said...

You've created a gorgeous page!!! It takes so much courage to step out of our usual comfort zone way of doing things. I haven't done what you've done -- it's fabulous and I'm proud of you!!!!

Robin said...

Project Life is very different from "regular" scrapbooking. I did a picture a day for a year and am really glad I did. But I really prefer scrapbooking the old fashioned way!Love your page, though!

Sylvia said...

I can see myself doing this kind of scrapbooking, since I don't do scrapbooking at all. I like what you did.

Karen said...

your page couldn't have come together any more perfectly

Kerry said...

I don't think I can bring myself to do project life.. I could *maybe* do a layout a day...

I like how you've used the stamps with the project life page however! For someone having some minor 'issues' with the setup of it all, you've done real well!

Diane Geddes said...

Thanks for the great ideas. Now I want to work on my pages...:)

cardkat said...

Cute page and great use of the stamps.

Suzanne said...

I think 'Project Life' is a great idea!! I love how simple it is and effectively tells your stories..

Ava Gavloski said...

great focal point by using the cute sentiment stamp/s
ava g

Michele Clay said...

You did a super job with your page. I'm sure you will be amazed how your style will change as time goes by.

Jeanne Kouyeas said...

I like visiting your blog because you do scrapbooking and cardmaking. I like your project life layout and the fact the whole page is coordinated. This Simple Hearts set is so versatile now that I'm seeing all of the projects and videos using it since the release. It coordinates well with many of the other new sets. Very cute. Thanks!

Judy Woodland said...

Sweet page Tami, very cute. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Lori Arnett said...

Hi. Cool idea. thanks for the ideas. lori_gordon1970@hotmail.ca

Anita Braddock said...

what a Beautiful layout the arranging and the details are super, thanks for sharing your Labor OF Love

Sharyn Polesel said...

Great pages! Thanks for the inspiration.

Jean said...

Fantastic layout. Thank you for sharing

Sandy said...

It was nice to see them stamps being used on a scrapbook page.

Sandy said...

It was nice to see them stamps being used on a scrapbook page.

Gayle said...

Love your page and also your newest stamp set. Thanks for all the info on the Project Life. I want to incorporate scrapbooking into my stamping but think I'll stick to the traditional way.

Sue D said...

I like your page--you can do it the way you want!

mskitty6667 said...

Love the technique of combining stamps with scrapbook pages. I haven't done a lot of scrap booking as of yet, but this inspired me.
thanks

Beth said...

:Love this Tami! XO

naneruth said...

Nice layout idea.

Sharon said...

It's great to see examples of project life. I have no desire to scrapbook but I think I would like to try this, it seems doable. Your page is sooooo cute and is great inspiration

Lynne said...

This was a really fun hop showing how to combine sets.

janey said...

I appreciate seeing your personal page and enjoyed how you used the different stamps to pull it all together. I also enjoyed reading about the process.

Designs By Sky said...

cute page

Effie said...

very well done!

Rosie Guiher said...

I really enjoy your page. Not sure what kind of scrapbook PROJECT LIFE is since i haven't really seen it yet,lol. Thanks for sharing.

Donna Simonson said...

Looking forward to following your blog. I'm not a scrapbooker (yet), but love your cards and the creative ways you've used the stamps. Thanks so much for all the ideas and inspiration.

Vanessa said...

Wow, a project life page with stamps! I actually tried Becky Higgins' Project Life and it became Project death as I never finished it. Your page looks great!

Claire Spielman said...

I'm so happy to see a beautiful l/o and a beautiful memory captured forever! TFS

Beverly Perdue said...

Tami, I'm not familiar with Project Life, but I love how you used the stamp sets on the pictures. I think you did a great job! Thanks for sharing.

Julie S. said...

You did a great job! I'm trying to do more scrapbooking this year too, so I'm really enjoying looking at other scrapbooking projects right now.

Kellie 0:) said...

Thanks for sharing, the stamps work beautifully on your page.

~ Connie said...

This is so cute ... I'm in the process of sorting pictures that span over 48+ years! You've given me some great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Sue Bridges said...

Great way to preserve memories!

Betty Neville said...

Awesome page, Tami! Great photos of your little guy!

Jill said...

Wonderful page, very well put together. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

ScrappyKsue said...

Awww this is adorable!

Kitty said...

Your page looks great to me and your son is a very handsome little boy

Kathleen

Diana said...

Sweet. Thanks for sharing.

Donna Phelan said...

I like the whole "theory" of Project Life and I love what you have created, just don't know if I could actually do it! I have enough trouble with "Real Life", too many crafts so little time! lol

katherine M. said...

Thank you for sharing. I would like to try to the proyect life but as you I have to do my research.

Natasha said...

great page Tami, thanks for sharing xNx

Pat Jandacek said...

I think this is a great page, too (just came from Jan. 25th entry). This grouping displays a range of expressions and activities. Great incorporation of the recently released sets. Everyone who ever views this will enjoy it. TFS

Sherry said...

Great to see some scrapbooking on this blog hop thanks for sharing your neat idea.

Kris in Alaska said...

What a fun layout! Thanks!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Carolyn King said...

i love it how you are using sets for your scrapping. they are perfect for it and i am going to try to get my pictures out so i can do lots of multitasking too :)

PiscesGirl said...

Great page. I need to get busy with scrapbooking also !!! great mix and match.

Jan Castle said...

Great layout and use of the stamp sets!!!

bluemoonbyniteatyahoodotcom said...

Great use of the stamp sets!