Do you have a loved one who has failing memory? Do you have young children who want to take photos to school? Do you have children who need prompts to tell news or help with story writing? Here’s a simple way to assist with all those instances and record your memories as well.

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I have used the Brown Paper Packaging which comes packed in our boxes with our deliveries. If you have a lot, see if the local preschool or school could use it. I used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die to make up a number of bags and glued them together with Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.

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You can add a story or facts as you go and include little tags for hidden journaling or family information as I have done.

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I scored each bag at the end at 1/2″ or 1.2cm and used the Handheld Stapler to keep the bags together.

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I placed washi tape on both sides of the bags ends to strengthen the closure which is just 2 holes punched with the 1/4″ Circle Handheld Hole Punch.  I Then threaded through Bakers Twine and Ribbon through the holes.

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The tags are made from Project Life cards and I used the Angled Tag Topper Punch to create the toppers and threaded ribbon through the holes. They are attached to the cards with staples and I placed washi tape over the staples to prevent skin tears on the occasional sharp edges.

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I’ve used various elements from different Accessory Packs. I’m afraid i don’t have all my cards and accessories sorted according to theme. I just pick out what works with the photos I have and if nothing suits (that would be a rarity) I use plain card.

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I was even able to use the lettering to create a heading which stands out. Hunter truly believes he planted all these fruit trees by himself and Daddy was just there to help.

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The tags just inside the covers of the album, explain who each person is and their relationship to the family.

This was a very quick album to put together and will serve many uses. If you’d like to fins out more about how to record your memories with Project Life, please contact me.

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Have you got photos which you had printed after a holiday and still have them in a box somewhere? Don’t feel guilty, we all do it. Time poor? Would you like to record your memories with friends? I can help you with that. Contact me to find out more.

My husband and I took a trip to Tasmania in 2012 and here are a couple of pages from the Project Life Album I am doing.

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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 started this record of memories by just getting the photos into pockets. I utilised post it notes to help do some quick recordings of places we’d been to. I also journaled on the card and on washi tape as well.

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I made the above card after watching North American Leadership Video 1 where Shelli Gardner (CEO & Co-Founder of Stampin’ Up!) was sharing some wonderful projects. This was one of them. I shared this card on a few forums and decided, after many questions, to do a quick video on the technique. Take it and make it your own.

So here is today’s finished card. Play with the technique and see what you can come up with. Stampin’ Up!’s Watercolour Paper is great to use and just the right size for a card front.

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The original card I made, again:

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You are invited to join in a special fundraising event for fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, Madonna Dunn and her little girl Lara May.

Lara was born with Microcephaly (small head/brain), Cortical Vision impairment, Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy and decreased respiratory function. She is non-verbal (sounds but not words) and non-mobile.

Several demonstrators, including myself, have gotten together to create a collection of exclusive stamping tutorials to help with a fundraiser to assist the Dunn’s in purchasing a mobility access vehicle to make life easier for Lara and the whole family.

If you’d like to join in and help, the fundraiser is 31 days of Stamping Tutorials (all created by Demonstrators and using Stampin’ Up! product) which you can purchase NOW for just $35 (early bird price) – $48 from March 1. Details are in the photo below – go to www.boldbadgerdesigns.com  to purchase and register for the FB event!

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Every person who purchases the Tutorials and/or participates in prizes, weekly draws and challenges (which will happen all through March on the Facebook page) will be helping towards this very worthy cause – thank you in anticipation for your support.

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Don’t you just love a bargain? Wednesday means new Weekly Deals and these will last until Tuesday 24th February. You may either order online 24/7 and have delivery direct to your door or contact me to make your order.  Here’s this week’s great bargains:

Do you have a camera, phone, iPad, or boxes of photos? Do you know someone who recently graduated, went on a trip, or just had a baby? Did you go on vacation with family? Do you have recent photos on your digital devices of a family event or just photos you want to keep as memories?

Well, Project Life is a great way to record your memories and it’s easy, inexpensive, therapeutic, saves time and the guilt of getting those memories recorded instead of sitting on your digital devices.

This week I’m going to run a series of posts on Project Life and show you just how easy it is to record your precious memories.

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This is a little mini album using Project Life by Stampin’ Up! and it’s about Hunter. The photo on the front is just after he had ‘murdered’ blackberries his mother said. Looks to me like he enjoyed them immensely.

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Here’s the template for how to make it:

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This uses a piece of 12 x 12 card. Score every 3″ both ways and then fold on all dotted lines and cut on the thick lines.

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Now fold the maze book accordion style either from the centre square or the outer end square. Decorate as you wish. You might find it easier to decorate before you fold or/and cut. I personally like to fold, cut then decorate

Covers
I made covers from using Project Life Cards and photos and held it all together with ribbon. Or you could make some chipboard covers if you want a more sturdy album. Cut two pieces of chipboard/book-board 3¼” x 3¼” Cover with paper and attach to the front and back covers if desired. Use a piece of fibre or ribbon to tie the finished album shut.

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I can help you preserve those memories. I am looking for people interested in memory keeping (not traditional scrapbooking) or burned out scrapbookers who want to document their photos without draining your wallet, energy or time. No creativity required!! No gluing or cropping needed. It’s so quick, easy, and most of all affordable. I’d love to show you how you can create beautiful albums documenting your story without all the energy and time of traditional scrapbooking. I can help…contact me….

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At my last Card Class I was sharing with my friend Jolan how to use the Stippled Blossoms set as she owned the set but hadn’t used it. I must confess to not having used it much myself. We’d just used the Lotus Blossom Photopolymer Stamp Set and i was showing Jolan how easy it was to use the photopolymer sets. I decided to see if I could stamp in a similar fashion with the Stippled Blossom Clear Mount set. This is what I came up with:

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If you’re careful with your image placement you can almost stamp with clear mounts as you do with photopolymer stamps if you watch the outline shape of the images. The top flower is Soft Sky and Marina Mist with the bottom flower being Marina Mist and Night of Navy.

So another great way to use the Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes.

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Wednesday means new Weekly Deals and these will last until Tuesday 24th February. You may either order online 24/7 and have delivery direct to your door or contact me to make your order.  Here’s this week’s great bargains:

Shelli shared this type of card at USA Leadership. My Triple Treat ladies made their version of Shelli’s card and here’s mine.

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You need to use Watercolour Paper to make this card and a Stampin’ Mist filled with tap water. Perhaps hold the Stampin’ Mist at least 30cm from the watercolour paper before misting so you get a little more definition than I did.

You do need to let each lot of stamping dry before stamping the next colour or you can use a heat tool if you’re a little impatient like me. Then we just cut the doily the way we wanted and made a roll of the Baker’s twine and adhered it to the card with the Stampin’ Dimensionals and added the sentiment.

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I’m sharing some projects I made using the Bow Builder Punch and the Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. Here’s my first project:

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This is a Tiny Treat Box with a DSP Belly Band and the Builder Bow Punch using 2 bows and glue dots. You can just slide the belly band off to place a small gift inside the box.

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Now the same box, however I have just made 7 loops and stuck then to a 3/4″ circle punched out of Blushing Bride Card with the individual ends stuck underneath the same circle. I’ve added another circle of card under the loops just to tidy up the base and added a glue dot for the belly band. The top has a 7/8″ Scallop Circle punched from Blushing Bride and a button from Sweet Dreams. I curl all the loops and ties before adhering with glue dots.

“What is ESAD?”

 ESAD stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and is a Facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

 We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas& friendship and we’re always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I’ll contact you with information on how to join our group.”

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This small wreath was made from Whisper White card cut using the Circle Framelits and two rows of bows made using the Bow Builder Punch.

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Here are my 3 little people. The Angel in the middle has a part of an Oval Punch for the halo and the hair on the other 2 little people is made from Scallop Circle Punches in different colours. The ‘clothes or body’ is made from the Bow Builder Punch.

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This card has the Best Year Ever DSP as a background and 3 bows made using the Bow Builder Punch with the sentiment from Sassy Salutations.

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My last project is a card which would be suitable  for a male if you like and also uses the Bow Builder Punch as a ‘bow tie’. This is a very versatile product and a must have.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the projects I’ve shared using the Bow Builder Punch from the Occasions Catalogue. Now don’t forget if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I’ll contact you with information on how to join our group.

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COMPLETE LIST OF ESAD PARTICIPANTS:

1. Libby Dyson – http://www.libbystampz.com    YOU ARE HERE

2. Narelle Hoggard

3. Leonie Schroder

4. Jenny Hayward

5. Tamsin Adams

6. Helen Williams

7. Pauline Bennetts

8. Monique Fielder

9. Nicole Wilson

10. Keryn Campbell

11. Clare Mcilhatton

12. Ria Kaire

13. Kathryn Ruddick

14. Sally Williams

15. Tricia Raineri

16. Nerida Carter

17. Mel Pagano

18. Rachael Lewsley

19. Amity Knight

20. Kelly Kent 

21. Norelle Targato

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

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Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share …