project life

project life, week 6

This week we went to Las Vegas; I had a conference and presentation there. I love it when they pick Vegas for conferences, but I admit, it makes it harder to concentrate on attending and learning things. I managed to suffer through it. hee.

(By the way, if you want to see something different or want more or less of a description of my process, please let me know. I would love the feedback!)


I used the February Project Life kit from Hip Kit Club and some things from my stash. Let’s dig in!


The title card is one of the kit’s 4×6 cards. I used some thickers from my stash — I think they are from an old Studio Calico kit — for the lettering. The camera is fussy cut out from one of the kit’s 3×4 cards and adhered on. I created a little embellishment cluster under the dates with some stickers included in the kit. The floral strip is from the Pink Paislee Oh My Heart sticker pack, the label is from the Maggie Holmes sheet, and the sentiment was cut out from the journaling card along with the camera.

The journaling card in the foreground is from the kit. The note wood piece is from a Freckled Fawn kit. This week we traveled to Las Vegas for a surgery conference, at which I was presenting. Lucky us — it’s held at The Encore and we ❤ Wynn/Encore! First work, then fun! (All fun for T!)

The neighboring journaling card is from the Gossamer Blue February Life Pages kit. I added some puffy silver stars from my stash and stitched them in for a little texture.


I next used the 3×4 journaling card and printed out some journaling. Using the stamp set in the kit, I created a title and used the circle stamp as a background; a little repetition for the dots on the paper. We don’t celebrate Chinese New Year and often never know when it happens, but when we arrived at the Encore, we were reminded of it’s recent passing and that the Year of the Rooster was upon us! I’m not sure why, but Asian cuisine and culture is heavily scattered throughout the Wynn and Encore with multiple restaurants. It was fun seeing the new year represented This rooster was just outside the lobby and these two dragons were flying overhead in the walkway between the two casinos.

On the photo with the Chinese dragons, I added a label from the Maggie Holmes kit and one of the puffy stickers from the Pink Paislee puffy sticker sheet. The little letters were the Pink Paislee sticker book and I swear, it took me 45 minutes to get the alignment to where I liked it.


These stickers are from the main kit. When I saw this sign in the airport, I made sure to take the photo with space above it. I wasn’t sure what I was eventually going to put here, but I always find a use for it (even if it’s just negative space! ha!).


Right side. Loving the big picture, loving all the words.


Stickers, including the washi strip, are from the Pink Paislee sticker book in the main kit.


I used two journaling cards to make this pocket for our movie tickets. I cut the diagonal pink card along one of the pink stripes. I used a little rolling adhesive to keep them together along the edges and then I stitched around to complete the pocket. I then added the names of the movies we saw that weekend with the small letters that were in the Pink Paislee sticker book. I didn’t have enough letters to spell out Manchester in the black letters, but I think the colored ones look ok.


I needed more 4×6 journaling cards! For this first one, I used the back of the silver dot paper from the December Scrapbook kit. I then crated a border with some old stickers I found in my stash. I wanted to add a couple of boxes, to mix up the way I’ve been doing my hand-written journaling. We’ve been to Vegas lots of times, but never to the Hoover Dam. We found a tour bus that would take us there, to Boulder City, and give us lunch. The tour guide was funny and had tons of information about the dam and how it was built. For the 1930s, it really was an engineering feat. The working conditions were dangerous, but men clambered to help build it during the Depression — anything for work. The elevator ride down to the plant was very long and water was leaking in the stone walls!

On the “Cinema” card, I put some of my thoughts about the movies we saw. I have a separate blog post if you want the unedited version.


I created a custom sized page for this handout we got on the tour of the Hoover Dam. On the backside is a program from my niece’s dance recital. I didn’t include any other details about it on this layout; the fact that the program is in there will remind me that we went and give the date.


And here’s the overview. I tried to create a couple of triangles with the placement of the large silvery letter and the wood half circles. It’s not my most favorite layout, but it’s another week done!

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