Sunday, March 9, 2014

Project Life 2014 Title Page and Sharing Some Crafty Organization and Storage Ideas

Hi there! I this post I want to share my Project Life 2014 title page. 

I also have some organization storage ideas that I will add to the end of this post. 

I love creating my title pages each year for my project life albums. 

This is the first page that you see when opening up my album. 

This year I wanted it to be colorful and include some family pictures of us. 

Here is the YouTube video showing you everything in detail.

Here are some of the supplies that I used. 

I used the Maggie Holmes 6x6 paper pad, ephemera, and project life cards. 

I also used some stencils, ink, and paint. 

On this card, I used a Crafter's Workshop stencil called Mini Confetti and my Stampin Up Ink in the color Strawberry Slush. 

The ephemera pieces are Maggie Holmes and the wood piece is Elle's Studio Love You More wood set

This card was a wonderful find on tumblr. I saved it to my Pinterest board here.

All I added was the wooden heart to the bottom right corner. 

These next two 3x4 cards are both from the Maggie Holmes project life kit. I bought the kit digitally from Becky Higgins' website and cut them out using my Silhouette cameo. 

The hello life 2014 is a digital brush from Ali Edwards.  You can find the calendar set here

I cut it out with my Silhouette Cameo on white American Crafts card stock and then used my watercolors to color it pink. 

The next card is a sweet picture of Emily. The "E" is a wood grain chipboard alpha from October Afternoon.  The "so sweet" wood piece is from Elle's Studio Love You More wood set

These two cards are also both from the Maggie Holmes project life kit. 

I added the captured circle piece to the camera and the "B" is from October Afternoon and the "3" letter sticker is from My Mind's Eye. 

This wood grain card is cut from the Maggie Holmes 6x6 paper pad. 

I then used the Crafter's Workshop Miny Peony stencil and some white paint to add some texture to the card. I added the love vellum ephemera piece and the today wooden cloud. 

This final 4x6 card is layered with more Maggie Holmes ephemera and a family picture.

I also used a Crafters Workshop Mini Word Arrows stencil and some Stampin Up in the color coastal cabana. 

I had so much fun making this title page. I love the Maggie Holmes collection. The colors are just so pretty.

Now on to some organization and storage ideas. 

I love the new ephemera packs that all of the scrapbook manufacturers are selling, however it is hard to store all of those little pieces. 

I tried keeping in their package until the packaging fell apart. Next I tried storing them in ziplock bags but I didn't like that either. 

I had the storage box below in my stash. I had bought this last February from Michael's to take on my first scrapbook retreat.  When I came back, I unpacked everything and then left it sitting in my room, but not using it. 

This box comes with the 16 bins that you see. 

They are the perfect sized containers to hold those packs of ephemera.

I used my Ptouch labeler to label each container with the mfg name of each ephemera pack that I had in my stash. 

I then emptied out each package into the boxes. 

Here is an open container full of Maggie Holmes ephemera.  It holds a lot!!

Now I can just pull the container that I want, choose my pieces, and put the box back up.

My next storage solution is for my stencils. 

I used to store them in the packaging and I held them together with a book ring. 

Then the packaging started falling apart. I searched for a storage solution and here is what I found. 

First, I bought this 12x12 album from Michael's. 

Next I raided my stash of 6x6, 8x8, and 12x12 page protectors. 

Then I cut some dark card stock to fit each protector to back each stencil. Tip - use dark card stock. The stencil will show up better!

Finally, I added my stencils to the page protectors.

I wrote the brand and name of the stencil on the card stock for easy reference. 

This is much better storage for me and the stencils are easy to get in and out of the page protectors. 

I love it when I can find a better storage/organization alternative for my craft supplies!

Thank you so much for reading this post and visiting me today. 

I appreciate it! See you on the next post. 

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