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6.24.2013

WELCOME NICHOL MAGOUIRK!

Happy Monday! Welcome back to another fun filled week here on the ME blog. We've got the gorgeous and multi-talented Nichol Magouirk here with us today. Let's all let out a collective happy squeal! :) Nichol pretty much rocks whatever she designs. Everything always looks so complete and composed and clean. I was always drawn to her beautiful layouts and now that she started doing Project Life, she continues to inspire! Be sure to visit her blog below and now I hand the keyboard over to Nichol! :)


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I adore stamping. I can't get enough of adding that handmade inky touch to my layouts, cards and projects.

My newest obsession?


Those of you who've known or followed me for awhile know how much I love adding text stamping to the projects I create and with the variety of stamp sets Mama Elephant offers there is literally a stamp for almost anything you want to say!

I'm so tickled to get to share a project on the Mama Elephant Blog today! I thought it would be fun to show how I incorporate my ME stamps into my Project Life pages.

Project Life is one of those creative endeavors that can be as simple or elaborate as you want to make it. Today, I opted to show you a little more of the "simple" approach (or as simple as I get, anyway!) by adding stamping to pre-made Midnight Project Life journaling cards. Stamping adds a whole new look to these cards and makes them my own. I love that.

Project Life 2013 | Week 10

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In addition to the June Release Stamp Sets Big Words and Be You, I also incorporated the ME Stamp Sets Wanderlust, Midnight Letters, Sunny Skies, Smitten, Good Times, Trifecta, Say What and We Click! That's a lot of stamp goodness! ;)

I mixed and matched the stamps from different stamp ME stamp sets to created custom stamped journaling cards which happens to just be my very favorite creative way to do Project Life!
My favorite card of the bunch? The #HB2U one.

I took the pre-printed journaling card ("you ar so very loved") and added the hashtag and greeting from ME Big Words stamped in Stampin' Up Crumb Cake Ink, then I took the balloons (my very favoritest balloons.....ever) from ME Good Times and stamped 3 of them at the top of the card using Stampin' Up Crumb Cake, Pool Party and Daffodil Delight Inks. I added glitter to the open "dots" on the balloons with a Sakura Glitter Pen and stamped the tiny, tiny heart from ME Midnight Letters on the yellow balloon using SU Real Red Ink, then colored over the heart with the glitter pen.

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The kraft journaling card was completely created using stamps! How cool is that?!!!!  I stamped the top border "today was" from the ME Today Was Stamp Set using SU Crumb Cake Ink, then stamped the days of the week border from the same stamp set using SU Pool Party Ink. I used the circle stamp to note the day (stamped in SU Real Red) and used the word "instagrammed" in the "today was" box to show that the quote/journaling and photo were from my Instagram account that day. Then I stamped the hashtag and word "YUM" from the ME Big Words Stamp Set using SU Crumb Cake Ink and stamped the phrase "I Super *thumbs up* This!" from ME Good Times Stamp Set underneath. 

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The "right now" journaling card is another example of incorporating a pre-printed journaling card with lots of stamping! The date stamp comes from the ME Wanderlust Stamp Set, then I stamped the next two phrases from the ME Be You Stamp Set using SU Pool Party Ink. I love how they tie into the pre-printed text on the card! I used a hashtag and the word "YES" from the ME Big Words set stamped in SU Crumb Cake Ink and stamped the cute little camera from ME We Click. I colored in the camera with Inktense Colored Pencils (just added a smidgen of color), then I used the Tim Holtz Water Blender Pen to smooth out the color. Easy peasy! Once the water was dry I took the Sakura Black Glaze Pen and colored over the heart to make it pop!

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I hope that this will inspire you to break out your stamp sets and use them for Project Life or your other scrapbooking projects and thanks Kryssi for letting me spend a little time on the the ME Blog today! 

Have a good one...

6 comments:

  1. oh wow!!! what an AMAZING project life spread!! wow!! LOOOOOOOOOOVE the use of the mama elephant stamps too!! awesome!

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  2. Oh that is totally cool - what a great idea. Your project is just gorgeous. :)

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  3. Just love your stamping on all the journal cards!!

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  4. So cool! Love the modern feel it has. I think that is my favorite card too!

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  5. Love how she used the large letters on her journal cards-great ideas on these pages!

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  6. Great job with the journaling cards.

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