Simple, Easy 12x12 Project Life Inspiration | Featuring Here and There No.2 by Big City Quiet

Rachel, over at Big City Quiet, has done it again. She added these fun, funky new designs to her shop recently and I LOVE them!  They paired perfectly with some winter photos I had laying around that hadn't been documented yet.

Simple, Easy 12x12 Project Life Inspiration | Featuring Here and There No.2 by Big City Quiet

Since my photos held so much blue in them, I opted to use this green journal card I had in my stash.  I am not sure where it came from, but I like the bold color.  I hand trimmed one of the Big City Quiet journal cards down to create an embellishment for my card.

Simple, Easy 12x12 Project Life Inspiration | Featuring Here and There No.2 by Big City Quiet
Simple, Easy 12x12 Project Life Inspiration | Featuring Here and There No.2 by Big City Quiet
Simple, Easy 12x12 Project Life Inspiration | Featuring Here and There No.2 by Big City Quiet

Really, this layout was easy, peasy!  As you know, those are my favorite!

Products Used:  Here and There No. 2 from Big City Quiet | Wood Veneer from Color Cast Designs | Design A Page Protectors via Becky Higgins Project Life | 3x4 journal cards from Collect App

 

Documenting Bad Days | 12x12 Project Life Memory Keeping Inspiration feat. Big City Quiet Designs

Sometimes life just sucks... Its not always easy, its not always good, and occasionally it can be downright cruel.  Now, I'm certain that times can always be worse or there is someone out there who is suffering much more than a simple bad day... But I've learned to embrace life as it comes, not sweat the small stuff and just keep going.

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12x12 Project Life Layout by Mandy Elliott, Turquoise Avenue featuring Big City Quiet Designs - its all about documenting the bad days too!

But bad days do happen.  And what's a girl to do when a bad day pops up and rears its ugly head?   SCRAPBOOK IT, of course!

At the beginning of this year, we experienced some of the coldest temps we've had around here in a long time... Snow for weeks (that's not quite the normal around here) and frigid temperatures at night. One particular evening after work, my husband offered to drive me in our 4-wheel drive to Hobby Lobby... However, on the way there, his driver's side window regulator went out, leaving the snow blowing inside and the frigid air absolutely freezing us.  We don't have a garage and our vehicles have to sit outside so my poor husband determined to fix that regulator that night.  After an expensive trip to the auto parts store, he returned home to begin the repairs, taking the entire door apart only to find the auto parts store sold us the wrong part! 

12x12 Project Life Layout by Mandy Elliott, Turquoise Avenue featuring Big City Quiet Designs - its all about documenting the bad days too!

I felt so bad, trying to help him keep warm and get the window repaired outside int he dark. It was just one of those days that had turned into one of those nights... If you know what I mean.

So when I decided to include this story in my Project Life album, I took an idea from Rachel Del Gross on Instagram to stamp the word  "Ugh" using some Kellie Stamps, snatched up a few designs from her store at Big City Quiet, and set to work documenting this not so good day.

12x12 Project Life Layout by Mandy Elliott, Turquoise Avenue featuring Big City Quiet Designs - its all about documenting the bad days too!
12x12 Project Life Layout by Mandy Elliott, Turquoise Avenue featuring Big City Quiet Designs - its all about documenting the bad days too!
12x12 Project Life Layout by Mandy Elliott, Turquoise Avenue featuring Big City Quiet Designs - its all about documenting the bad days too!

A simple layout over all, but love how it tells the story of what happened!

Have you ever had a bad day that got recorded in your scrapbook too?

 

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Products Used:   The Collect App | 4x6 Prints | Wood Veneer embellishments from Studio Calico | Hello Mister and Seriously journal cards by Big City Quiet Designs | Outline It by Kellie Stamps

12x12 Project Life | Big City Quiet Designs, Kellie Stamps, and Color Cast Designs

Happy Monday everyone!

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12x12 Project Life layout by Tuquoise Avenue featuring Sunny Days journal cards by Big City Quiet Designs, wood veneer from Color Cast Designs, and links to all the products used in the blog post!

Today I'm sharing a new layout I recently created using some brand new designs by Big City Quiet.  As many of you know from this post about trying things outside your comfort zone, we recently purchased some kayaks and have been hitting the lake or river nearly every weekend.  The brightly colored kayaks and fresh, summer sky call for vibrantly colored cards and this new set of designs from Big City Quiet was the perfect match!

12x12 Project Life layout by Tuquoise Avenue featuring Sunny Days journal cards by Big City Quiet Designs, wood veneer from Color Cast Designs, and links to all the products used in the blog post!
12x12 Project Life layout by Turquoise Avenue featuring stamps from Kellie Stamps and links to all the products used in the blog post!

Along with Rachel's designs, I paired in some striped paper from the Project Life Midnight set. Its one of my favorite sets and matches so well.   I also included some Kellie Stamps because they are just so fun!

Since we went to a park outside the state we live in, I just had to collect some memorabilia from the trip so I was able to mix in a bumper sticker, a map, and a park brochure for my layout.

12x12 Project Life layout by Turquoise Avenue featuring Sunny Days journal cards by Big City Quiet Designs, wood veneer and acrylic embellishments from Color Cast Designs plus links to all the products used in the blog post!

Lastly, I finished off the layout with some awesome embellishments including some wood veneer and acrylics from Color Cast Designs in addition to some handmade cork stickers and mini flair from Feed Your Craft.

Tell  me something fun you've done lately and scrapbooked in the comments below!

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Products Used:  Design J, Design A, and Design G Page Protectors by Becky Higgins Project Life | Midnight Edition Project Life 12x12 Scrapbook Paper by Becky Higgins Project Life | But First Stamp Set by Kellie Stamps | Wood Veneer and Acrylics from Happy Trails set and Wanderlust set by Color Cast Designs | 3x4 Sunny Days Journal Cards by Big City Quiet Designs | Travel Mantra Mini Flair by Feed Your Craft | Cork stickers by Turquoise Avenue Shoppe.

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Red, White, and Blue 12x12 Instagram Project Life Layout feat. Big City Quiet Designs

Red, White, and Blue, Fireworks, Parades, and Delicious Summer Food!

Who had a great fourth of July celebration this past weekend???  I sure did! Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays each year. I love the American spirit and firework extravaganzas that take place this time of year. 

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Today, I'm sharing a layout using some "flashback" photos from 2012.  This new set of designs is called Happy Fourth by Big City Quiet Designs and its one of my new favorites!  I know that while I probably say that with each set that comes out, I can only tell you that I speak the truth!  I just swoon over pretty paper designs so I can't help it if I fall in love with a new set every few days! 

As you can see, this was a quick layout, no frills or complicated elements and that's what I just love about it! 

P.S.  That top right card is a 4x6 card from the "Love Him" set by Big City Quiet Designs. I just trimmed it down to fit the 4x4 pocket.

Are you ready to scrapbook your Fourth of July photos?

If so, join me on Instagram where I'm giving away a set of these amazing new designs, compliments of Big City Quiet Designs!

Giveaway opens July 6th, 2015 and ends July 8, 2015 at 5PM EST. Winner will be announced July 8, 2015. Instagram users only. The giveaway is in no way associated with Instagram or its subsidiaries.

Products Used:  Journal Cards By Big City Quiet Designs featuring Happy Fourth and Love Him | 12x12 Nine Pocket Page Protector by We R Memory Keepers | Wood Veneer Stars by Studio Calico | 4x4 Prints by Mpix.com

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Project Life 2015 | Feed Your Craft Guest Designer feat. Big City Quiet Designs

Happy Monday everyone! Who's ready for another big week?

On today's Memory Keeping Monday here, I'm sharing as the guest designer for Feed Your Craft, a super fun Etsy store that you can find here. Elise makes all sorts of handmade embellishments, especially these adorable Mini Flair!

Flair show here are from the #AddieAdventures set and Travel Mantra set. Journal cards are from Big City Quiet and various Project Life core kits.
Flair show here are from the #AddieAdventures set and Travel Mantra set. Journal cards are from Big City Quiet and various Project Life core kits.

I hadn't really worked with mini flair before and now that I have, I'm HOOKED!  Elise's sets are so adorable and so versatile, I now find myself mixing and matching the sets.  I love the simplicity of the flair and how it adds dimension to my spread with the pop of a word or color. 

This layout was really fun to do.  I love these pictures I took earlier this year when we had a good snow. One morning the hubs and I took our 4x4 truck out and let Addie romp in the snow on the Greenbelt down by the river.  She loves the snow! I wanted to add some pops of pink to match her jacket and the Adventure card from Big City Quiet's new Conversations No. 3 kit worked in so well along with some of their Word Stamp sets (which are some of my faves).

Now for the fun part... Elise asked me not only to be today's guest designer, but also to DESIGN a set of mini flair!  I was so excited.  It took me less than an hour to decide what type of set I wanted to design. We all know how much I love my dog so the #AddieAdventures set came naturally to me! 

If you're a dog lover like me, I'm certain you're going to enjoy this new set! You can purchase this set in the Feed Your Craft store starting today and if you use the code Mandy20 at checkout, you'll get a discount on your order! Hurry, the code is good today, 5.11.15 - 5.14.15

Lastly, I'm offering a chance to win a set over on my Instagram account! Pop on over there to enter!

Products Used: 12x12 We R Memory Keepers faux leather album in Greige | Design A page protectors by Becky Higgins | Journal Cards by Big City Quiet Designs and various Project Life core kits | Gold embellishments from Heidi Swapp | Mini Flair from Feed Your Craft.

12x12 Project Life Layout | Pocket Page Scrapbook feat. Color Cast Designs & Big City Quiet

Today, I'm sharing over at Color Cast Designs' blog as a brand new Creative Team member!

I created this 12x12 layout recently using some journal cards from Big City Quiet that fit perfectly with my snow photos from earlier this year.  I also incorporated a brand new set of embellishments from Color Cast Designs because they matched so perfectly!   Since I had so many photos to fit in this layout, I actually have an insert between the two Design A pages. My finishing touches included some stamps from Kellie Stamps!

The Foodie set that was just released by Color Cast Designs is one of my absolute favorite sets.  I LOVE adding wood veneer embellishments to my spreads. In fact, they're pretty much my go to choice.  To me, they're simple and organic. They match with any color and they work as a great focal point.

This was our first time making homemade snow cream! Not to mention, Addie loves to eat snow. We're not really sure why, but its pretty hilarious.  Give the pup a bowl of fresh snow and she's happy!

Products Used: 12x12 We R Memory Keepers faux leather album in Greige | Design A page protectors by Becky Higgins | Journal Cards by Big City Quiet Designs and various Project Life core kits | Wood and acrylic embellishments from Color Cast Designs | Mini Flair from Feed Your Craft.

Use code "mandy" for a 10% discount off your order at Color Cast Designs!