I’m sharing with you several layouts I made using the Celebrate Every Day Project Life card kit from Stampin’ Up! today. Some weeks I don’t take many photos. Some weeks I take absolutely loads. This was an absolutely loads kind of a week!
Some weeks I don’t take many photos. Some weeks I take absolutely loads. This was an absolutely loads kind of a week!
I got this Project Life kit a while back and I’m ashamed to admit this is the first time I’ve used it. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had it out several times to admire it! Seemed like a good week to put it to use as I ended up creating 8 layouts. I’m going to share them all with you now but first, I’ve been asked a few times where I get the tile style stickers I use on a lot of my title cards. They are packets from My Minds Eye. I got my first few randomly at TK Maxx but have since ordered more online from Craftie Charlie.
Righto then….page one:
It was the start of the school Easter holidays and James booked a couple of days off work tagged onto the weekend so we had 6 fun family days together. We started with a trip to our very local park and whilst Zac worked on his basketball skills, Blake opted for the gym!
We joined The National Trust recently and went off for our first adventure to Clumber Park, it’s really not far from here and it was a beautiful day weather-wise and we packed in the fun! The boys both made these cute caterpillars from leaves and chopped up branches. Then it was off to the discovery centre which was kind of hard to drag Blake out of!
I love the Stampin’ Up! Project Life kits as they have squared corners rather than rounded and I find them much easier to create with. Plus you get two of each card and they’re double sided too. Plus you get a good mix of filler cards and journal cards too. The colours help to make my green photos pop a bit.
Blake absolutely loves being outdoors and would spend most of his time outside if he could. He wasn’t overly keen on walking by the lake though, he complained about all the duck and geese poo!
I tried to be clever in the photo above by taking a photo of Blake eating his ice cream, reflected in Zac’s sunglasses. When we got home, despite much walking I still went for a run before James whipped us up a BBQ dinner.
The next day we drove into the city centre, mainly to get a new joypad for the x-box. You’d think it would be a simple task but James made the school boy error of asking which one they’d like and I can tell you – it wasn’t pretty! Blake wanted blue, Zac did not. In the end, James settled it by choosing one himself, it had hints of blue on it so Blake was happy. Sort of. There was a European food market on the square and after Blake had been made a bit anxious by the bell chimes from the clock tower we treated us all to some delicious churros with hot chocolate and marshmallows on. Nom, nom!
Another scorcher of a day so we made up a picnic and set off to Belton House in Lincolnshire. We got there super early and made a full day of it.
Again the boys enjoyed visiting the discovery centre and this time they made a bug hotel each. A small plant pot with a little cardboard inside and then off outside to fill it with things that had fallen from nature. A sticker for them both in their 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4 scrapbooks.
We grabbed a bird spotting activity sheet before we went off exploring and managed to tick off 8 out of 10 varieties as we searched the grounds. I absolutely loved standing on the bridge (for a rest naturally) whilst James and the boys walked up the river and stepped over the stones.
When the boys got hungry we headed over to get a picnic table, a chap was also heading for the same one as us so Blake ran ahead, sat down and declared “sorry, we need this table, I’m very hungry and my picnic is ready”. He is just so delightfully funny without even realising it.
The outdoor woodland play area is massive. There’s so much to do there for all ages. Zac settled on numerous climbs up the cage tube to the big slide whilst Blake favoured the water play area. He was absolutely soaked at the end of the day.
The last thing we did was to grab a ride on the Belton miniature train. It was £2 per person and was a decent ride letting you see the entire play area as we pootled by.
I love this Project Life kit, just perfect for our day out. In fact, I may have to order myself another one. the collaboration between Becky Higgins and Stampin’ Up! is coming to an end and so the kits are all available now on a while stocks last basis until the end of May and then they’ll be gone for good. This particular kit has about a third off at the moment too. I order mine from the lovely Louise Sims over at Stampin Delight. You can view her website here. Just click on the shopping cart icon in the top left corner to visit her shop.
I’ll post again soon, showing you how I’ve changed how I create my Project Life albums to stay on track with 2017.
See you soon