How Did it Get to be May already??

Wowza…. do you ever wonder how time seems to fly by so fast?? The month of April just whizzed by in a whirl for me. My schedule has been so busy and I have to admit- I forgot to take pictures at the Paper Pumpkin Party last night… so sorry! I’m sure you would love to see the cards, boxes, works of art and fun items everyone came up with. I did actually take 1 photo, but forgot to re-take it when Tatiana finished her card. Silly me. I promise to take photos next time for sure. I let each gal pick out some fabric, ribbon and embellishments (I had purchased most from the clearance rack). I think they enjoyed looking at my new catalog as much as making things. They all seem excited to come in 2 weeks for my new catalog launch party, I’m super excited and hope to finish my Project Life album by then to show them.

Did you know that Stampin’ Up! launched a new collaboration with Becky Higgins and her Project Life scrapbooking company today?  Yes siree Bob, today is May 1st and you can now purchase some of these amazing products! Mine arrived the other day and I am hoping to work on my photos this weekend.

If you are new to Project Life, here are a few tips to help get you started recording your life from the amazing concept artist named Arika B. at Stampin’ Up!

Take photos with intention. What are the things that you want to remember? If you made something awesome for dinner . . . take a picture of it. Did you have a fun girls’ night out? Take a picture! Did you go for a walk with a beautiful sunset? Take a picture. We all know to take photos of the big, important events in our lives, but I think the simple moments in our lives are just as meaningful and important to document.

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Decide which approach works best for you. Do you want to record your life on a weekly basis, on a monthly basis, or just whenever? There is no right or wrong way to do this. I like working on a monthly basis and adding inserts when I need to, but that might not work for you. Play around and have fun finding out what makes this process of recording your life the easiest and most enjoyable for you.

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Jot down the things you want to remember. Carry a notebook in your purse, write ideas in your phone, or write in a journal at the end of the day. When you come across a quote that moves you . . . write it down. When your kid says or does something that you don’t want to forget . . . write it down. If you had a great day . . . write it down. This makes it so much easier when you want to add journaling to your pages.

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Save things from your life to include in your album. A tag from your shopping spree, a bag from your favorite boutique that you can cut down to fit into a pocket, happy mail, a birthday card, a ticket stub from a good movie—there are so many fun ways to include bits and pieces from your life. 

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Set aside time to work on your pages. Make it a priority in your busy life to sit down and get your memories written down and your photos printed off. Doing tasks in chunks is easier than trying to do everything in a big marathon session. Take an hour to go through photos and print them off. Later, sit down for another hour to write down memories onto cards and slip things into page protectors. Take another hour or 30 minutes to play around with embellishing and getting creative if that’s what makes you happy. Again, there is no right or wrong way to do this. Just have fun, and in the end you will have something that you and your family will cherish forever!

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When our new catalog launches on June 2nd, we will have many more Project Life products available for purchase. Did you know if you wanted to sign up with our $99 kit special- you would actually get $126 worth of product for only $99? And then you enjoy a 30% on your next purchase (if made within 30 days and is at least $150 order). what a perk?!

I hope you have a great Friday! thanks for stopping by my blog!

Lynn

more info on project life…. so cool!

 

 

 

 

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questions. answers.

Q: What types of Project Life products will Stampin’ Up! offer?

A: You’ll see Card Collections, Accessory Packs, Albums, Photo Pocket Pages, tools, other accessories, and Stamps, of course!

Q: Are the card designs the same as what we can buy in the stores?

A: Nope! We have worked with Stampin’ Up! to design all new products that are super fun and a perfect match to their existing color lines which will make coordination a breeze. Some of the Photo Pocket Page designs are the same and some are different than what we currently offer.

Q: How do I buy these products?

A: Beginning May 1st, you can purchase products directly through a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator (ummm, hello- that’s ME!)

Q: Why order through a demonstrator?

A: Stampin’ Up! has a worldwide demonstrator base who understand their products better than anyone. Many offer in-home workshops, online parties, and local events (of course I am gearing up to plan all new Project Life events!!). The personal expertise and service make purchasing through a demonstrator a wonderful and unique experience and can also form great friendships!

Q: Where do I learn about becoming a demonstrator?

A: Ask me… I’m happy to help YOU.

Q: How do I sign up to become a demonstrator so I can sell Project Life myself and make money doing it?

A: Once you’ve decided that this is a great opportunity for you, you can sign up through my website, click “join now”… you will be able to pre-order Project Life products on April 21st- ahead of our customers when it is released on May 1st.

Q: Are the products packaged the same as existing products (i.e. Core Kits, Mini Kits, etc.)?

A: Most Project Life by Stampin’ Up! products will be sold in Card Collections of 100 cards with 4×6, 4×4, and 3×4 card sizes included. Each card will be printed front + back as all of our current products, but you will not receive duplicates of any cards in the set. Oh – And we’re doing square (not rounded) corners on all of our cards with Stampin’ Up! Yes, there’s an awesome corner rounder punch included in the product line-up if that floats your boat. There will also be Accessory Packs available (sold separately) that will contain a variety of accessories to complement the Card Collection.

Q: When will the products be available?

A: Products will be available for customers to order beginning May 1st (just 15 days from the time of this announcement)! Watch for product images and more information coming soon. *Only demonstrators will be able to pre-order on April 21st.

Q: Will the Project Life by Stampin’ Up! products be available in digital format?

A: They sure will! Stay tuned for more information on when those will become available.

It’s one thing to tell someone about Project Life and explain how easy it really is. It’s another thing to be able to sit down with someone and show them just how beautifully simple the scrapbooking process can be with Project Life. They immediately “get it.” They see with their own eyes what a no-brainer, solution-based system this is. And should they choose to get more creative – Project Life by Stampin’ Up! offers the coolest coordinating embellishments for everywhere! In the coming weeks we’ll be sharing more about the actual product so you can see the cool designs and get excited for what’s about to land at many of your front doors.

Top 5 reasons everyone loves Project Life

Save time. Save Stress.

The organization and design that is Project Life is already figured our for you. Different from traditional scrapbooking, there is no stress about where to place photos, which papers to use, techniques to incorporate, products to coordinate. The work is done. You just add your photos and journaling.

No more guilt.

Gone are the days that you feel bad about not doing something with your pictures or your kids’ pictures. Now you can actaully get those pictures off the coomputer and into a format that can be enjoyed. Project Life makes photo-displaying and story-telling fun and easy.

Improve your skills.

Knowing that your pictures and memories are going to be preserved and enjoyed in Project Life, you will naturally improve your photography and writing skills.

Incredible Value

We love making scrapbooking not only simple, but affordable. You will have a hard time finding better prices for what you get, especially given the impeccable quality.

It’s therapeutic

Whether you add pictures and stories to your Project Life album on a daily, weekly, monthly, or even sporadic basis, you will inevitably find yourself more keenly aware of your blessings and priorities.

 

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I can hardly contain my excitement! Do you have a special event that you want to get in an album quickly (and out of the shoe boxes??) Step One- print those pictures! Step Two- get ready for my Project Life classes starting in May. Sign up for my blog to arrive via email so you’ll be the first to know!

Can’t wait to start a new way of memory-keeping for myself and can’t wait to show you our new line up!
thanks for visiting my blog!!
Lynn

Project Life- Becky Higgins Partners with Stampin’ Up!

 

 

We are so so so excited to let you know we’ve partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal—authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs. If you’ve somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it’s all about, we’ll fill you in: it’s a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It’s a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life. In a nutshell, it’s all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.

You’ll be able to order a selection of Project Life products starting May 1! And with the launch of our new annual catalog on June 2, you’ll be able to buy from our complete line of Project Life products.

Can’t wait that long? Stampin’ Up! demonstrators will be able to order the limited selection starting April 21. So if you’re a demonstrator make sure to check the demonstrator website that day; if you’re not a demonstrator, sign up and you can order the products early too!

Here are the items you’ll be able to purchase on May 1:

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I cannot tell you how over-the-top EXCITED I was when I learned that we were going to begin offering this high quality line of products! I have “almost caved” numerous times when I was shopping in the craft store and I saw Becky’s beautiful Project Life items, I am so glad that I held out and waited for her to join Stampin’ Up! and partner to bring her awesomeness with our exclusive, brilliant colors, and it is going to totally re-define how I scrapbook. Record memories. Document family events, milestones, or everyday life. Want to leave a “time capsule” for some special people? Create a Project Life album… you could literally create an entire album in one sitting… just need to print those photos that are sitting around on your phone or your computer.

I will be planning a Project Life Doorbuster Event… let me know if you would like to be invited and help us launch our newest product line! I’m thinking it will be an awesome idea to hold in a big space… please leave a comment if you are interested, so I can begin to tally up how many people I should plan for…. can’t wait to get my hands on these new products.

Thanks for visiting my blog again- twice in one day! But I couldn’t resist blogging about this exciting new announcement today!

Take care,
Lynn