Project Life – Real Life Memory Keeper

Project Life or Pocket scrapping is all about real life – the photos we take daily as a quick reminder of what happened in the here and now. It’s made for those impromptu snaps and imperfect moments we want to remember, for cellphone photos and its made for me and you!

it fits into my daily routine as it has now rules and its all about what I like and love. This is me.
For years I have tried to convince people about the specialness of Project Life and only now in the last year or two have they come around, seeing what I am seeing and realizing the value of these everyday moments. No matter how you approach Project Life – make it meaningful and true to you. This is not fake or perfect memory keeping – this is the raw uncut version of life.
In the pockets we make our own cards, adding creativity and handmade touches – still answering the creative call and living our best lives through it.
It’s about celebrating our loved ones – perfect and imperfect.
its about those little moments that our breath away – the things we want to hold onto most of all.
That is Project Life.

Art by Marlene Art Journaling Page

Each month I teach an Art Journaling Class and the Art by Marlene stamps and products has quickly become a firm favorite in these classes. This month we used the beautiful crab stamp – and it was a huge hit with everyone!

The base was created with watercolour paint [my first love] some of my stencils and of course lots of stamping to create the different layers.
These guys are so cute – we used watercolour paint to add layers of colours to the crabs giving them such unique personalities – each one looking amazing.
Rainbow colours for the win!
Stunning effects on the background using DecoArt paint and Glamour Dust for the coolest resist technique!
Why not join me for class next month at Short Cuts Crafts.

Products used
Art by Marlene stamp #18 Crab
Art by Marlene stamp # 38 Little Ladies
Background Flocons stamp Carabelle
VersaFine Clair Nocturne
Jow’s Mandala stencil
Americana White
DecoArt Glamour Dust Black iris

Fall themed cards with Joy Clair

Today I am sharing some Fall inspired cards. And although we are heading into summer I dream of cooler weather already. These stamps are so versatile and can be used for any occasion – even if its not fall in your neck of the woods.

For my first card I stamped the leaves to create an area in the middle for the sentiment – pretty much as the stamp was intended to be used. Such an awesome idea and can be used in a myriad of ways.
I used my favorite markers to add some colour to my leaves – quick easy and an artistic mess.
The sentiment was stamped with my favorite Sepia Versafine ink pad, and a few diamante finished off this card.
My second card uses a piece of old book paper inked using Memento ink and splattered with water to create the mottled effect.
A few leaves from the stamp set and a sentiment is all that is needed for a quick and easy card.
Perfect for someone special celebrating a special day of occasion. Neutral and versatile for male and female recipients. Such a cute set that is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Until next time happy stamping!

Coffee Lover’s Bloghop with Joy Clair

Welcome to today’s blog hop with Joy Clair stamps and all the Coffee Lover’s out there. Sit back grab a cup of your favorite brew and enjoy all the inspiration we have for you today!

Welcome to the coffee lover’s blog hop – hop along with us, sit back with a cuppa and enjoy the inspiration!
Don’t forget to take advantage of this amazing offer and discount and get your favorite coffee stamp set today!

Pretty Powerful in Pink

This month’s new release from Joy Clair did not disappoint at all. One of my favourite new sets is this one – perfect for making cards for all those brave women fighting a battle inside of them. So, what better way than to fight like a girl in pink and bling.

I used pink VersaFine Clair ink to stamp the background directly onto my card.
The pink ribbon was embossed in white embossing powder and then coloured using my Leisure Arts markers kindly sent to me by them. They are amazing and with 60 colours to choose from – I had a ball.
A few finishing touches and some sparkle and this card is ready to be sent to someone special.
And do’nt forget the gorgeous Rinea foil detail at the bottom of the card. The cherry on the cake and making everything so much better. Until next time – happy stamping! Don’t forget to visit the Joy Clair website and blog for more inspiration and some retail therapy.

Make a rainbow coloured décor piece using flowers

With Spring looming and the days starting to warm up what better way than to celebrate with a rainbow of spring flowers décor block. Just a fun way of creating something meaningful, bright and happy.

I love how these All-Purpose Inks make colouring your mixed media projects so easy.
I used a selection of colours to create a rainbow effect colouring the gorgeous little birdie flowers.
I added a cute little handle on top of the wooden block – so it can be hung, but also just be purely decorative.
And did you spot the amazing stenciled effect on the background – using Little Birdie Mixed Media Paste and a Celebr8 stencil. The chipboard swirls are also from the Celebr8 range – and look how amazing they look. This is just the end result of letting the ink run into the chipboard and doing its thing naturally.
Until next time – time to get colourful and use that stash to add some colour into your life!
For a full step x step you can head on over to The Wholesaler’s blog

Joy Clair New Release Blog Hop

Welcome to today’s blog hop celebrating Joy Clair Stamp’s 5th Anniversary and New release Stamps.
You arrived here from Maria’s Blog with her stunning creations…

Joy Clair is giving away ONE gift card of $25 dollars to TWO lucky winners. The be considered, you need to leave a comment in ALL participant blogs, from August 30 at 9:00 AM until the Monday, September 02, 2019 at 11:59 pm. ET. Each winner will receive a $25 gift card to be used on Joy Clair Store.

You are in for so many surprises with this amazing NEW release and going to love them all. Remember to hop along with all of the Joy Clair designers, leave us some LOVE and see how amazing all these new stamps are when used in so many different ways.

For my first project I made a card using the You’re a gem stamp set.
I love how versatile the actual crystal stamp is – I even cut away one of the crystals to accommodate my sentiment. I love altering and using stamps in different ways and this one will work well for so many different projects and techniques.
For my second stamp set I used the Shadow of the Almighty stamp set. Such a cute set with such an amazing message to it. But I can see those umbrellas used in so many ways and for so many different projects like beach layouts, holiday cards etc.
I create a bright blue background using inks blended and misted and then stamped my sentiment onto it once dry using VersaFine Clair ink.
I added colour to the char and umbrellas using watercolor paint in bright and happy shades. I cut off the umbrellas poles and repeated the bright and happy shades only – multiple covers for resting totally in HIS Shelter. I hope you feel inspired by these projects and stamp sets – now hop onto
Next up is Shari Gibson with her stunning projects – so hop on and leave some LOVE along the way to WIN!
Thanks for stopping by Jowilna xxx

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Make your cards shine with Rinea foil

Today on the Imagine Crafts Blog I am sharing this card using Rinea foils to create and add shine to any project. You can create amazing elements for your scrapbook layouts and cards using the range of Rinea foils. Combined with inked backgrounds you can create a feast of colour and shine

To tie into the theme of using Desert colours this month I used my Memento Markers to add colour to my stamped heart using shades of cream, yellow and orange. I love how it turned out.
A few paint splats on top of the coloured heart adds some personality to it.

Products used imagine Crafts Craft Mat Sheer Shimmer Spray Frost Memento Dual Tip Marker Dandelion Memento Dual Tip Marker Cantaloupe Memento Dual Tip Marker Tangelo Memento Dual Tip Marker Desert Sand Other: White cardstock: Antalis, Rinea Foil, Embossing folder Couture Creations; Heart Stamp: Art by Marlene, Wording stamp: Joy Clair; Sewing machine: Embossing machine: Go Cut and Emboss; Diamante and pearls

How to create Rinea foiled accents on a layout

Create amazing elements for your scrapbook layout using the range of Rinea foils, Memento inks, and a layered stencil set. Combined with inked backgrounds you can create a feast of color and shine.
Step 1
Blend Toffee Crunch Memento ink through the first layer of a stencil set onto smooth white cardstock.
Step 2
Then blend Peanut Brittle Memento Luxe through the second layer of the stencil to bring out some more of the details.
Step 4
Remove the stencil to reveal the blended background. And repeat with different color hues to create more variety. I repeated this process with pink.
Step 5
Die-cut the stenciled background using a die-cut machine or hand-cut some letters.
Step 6
Back a sheet of Rinea foil with double-sided tape. Then die-cut some leaves out of the foil.
Step 7
Assemble your layout by adhering the die-cut letters, then add your photo. Create a cluster using your foil leaves and cut out elements.
Supplies
Imagine
Craft Mat
Memento DewDrops – Toffee Crunch, Peanut Brittle
Memento Luxe – Peanut Brittle
Other
Wooden block
Altenew – Stencil – Layered Dahlia A, Layered Dahlia B
Resin
Prima Moulds
Texture Paste
Little Birdie

A mixture of Scrapbooking paper ranges

There is no denying that I love mixing up paper ranges together for added interest. I love a good range, but if I can combine all that gorgeous goodness together using bits and pieces then I am as happy as pie.

For this layout I combined 3 ranges of paper together for a result that even I absolutely loved!
I combined 2 Celebr8 paper ranges together with Kaisercraft for a surprising outcome – one that is bright and beautiful with a touch of vintage and fun at the same time.
You can see all those different paper ranges and elements peeking out from the side of the photo.
The Magenta flowers raised across the layout for added dimension makes for an amazing statement against the grey background.
The grey background is from the Magenta Paper Pack and works so well for adding gorgeous paint and ink splats like I did here using the Gold Shimmer KAISERmists.
I cut out all the elements from the papers that I wanted to use. Then grouped them together building layers of pattern for my photo matt to sit on.
Combining different colours of splats adds lots of interest against the background and repeats colours used throughout the layout.
So amazing what gorgeous paper ranges can do for a quick snapshot taken from social media – making memories so much more special – perfectly imperfect in every way.
Thanks for Stopping by today! Jow

Products Used