Barcelona Project Life Album using Stampin' Up! Hello Lovely Card Collection & Accessory Pack

Hello friends. Today I have some Memory Keeping for you :)

Earlier this year my family and I were lucky enough to spend a week in Barcelona ahead of the Stampin' Up! Mediterranean Incentive Trip. I have to say Barcelona was never on my bucket list, but wow, what an amazing City! So vibrant and cultural and colourful. I loved it!

I started Stampin' Up! as a Scrapbooker, and memory keeping has been a huge part of my Stampin' Up! journey. I love using stamps in my memory keeping, and the colour coordination Stampin' Up! offers is fabulous for scrapbookers. I also love the pocket scrapbooking trend, so was excited when Stampin' Up! partnered with Becky Higgins to release an official suite of Project Life products.

I have used the Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin' Up! card collection and accessory pack on this album, along with lots of memorabilia from my trip and a few word / quote stickers (you will notice I use these LOTS in memory keeping and I have a big stash!).

Here's a look at some pages of my album. For the cover page I just did a 12x12" layout and then clipped some travel documents on the back. The quote top left was from one of the pillow gifts we got on the Stampin' Up! trip. I really loved this quote. The cover page is going to cover both the Barcelona portion as well as the cruise portion of my trip, hence why we have the itinerary on the reverse.

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's some of the pages (I completed 35 pages including the 2 cover pages). I loved all the beautiful plants and flowers in Barcelona. The balconies were beautiful and La Ramblas had so many flower, plant and seed stalls.

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I ended up with lots of food pictures as food is a huge part of the journey in Spain!

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's some close up peeks at some of the elements on my pages.

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I hope you have enjoyed this peek inside my Barcelona Project Life album. I'll be starting on some European port photos soon, so stay tuned!

Claire

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Project Life by Stampin' Up! 3 Month Themed Album Class - How To Make a Travel, Baby, Primary School or Everyday Life Photo and Memories Album from Start to Finish

** This is updated from my original post about this class**

 

So, in offering the 3 Month Online Travel Album Class using Project Life by Stampin' Up!, I had also some interest from people wanting to complete an album using a different theme. Given the class is about the process of turning digital photos into a completed album of memories, I decided that I could incorporate other themes (and it's an excellent reason for me to buy some more kits right?).
 

So I now have four themes available for the album. Here are the updated details:

 

Project Life 3 Month Online Class – Build an Album from Start to Finish.

Four themes available – Travel Album, Baby Album, Primary School Album and an Every Day Life / Family / Friends Album.

This class is completely online, self-paced and suits absolute anyone who wants to save some precious memories. Here's a heart and soul look at what Project Life is.

 

 

Have you ever wanted to give Project Life or scrapbooking a go but never really known where to start? Would you like to build an album on any of these four themes but want a simple system that gives a coordinated finished album? Project Life by Stampin' Up! is your answer.

Let me guide you step by step in a private class Facebook group, how to do each and every step including:

  • organising all those digital photos
  • selecting which photos to use
  • getting them printed including tricky print sizes,
  • organising and pre-planning your album,
  • deciding how to fill the pockets and what with (including tips for storing tricky stuff),
  • using memorabilia and how to store it,
  • personalising your album,
  • what to journal about ,
  • ideas for titles
  • ideas for your opening and closing album page and much more!

This class is very much about the process, and the same process applies to all the album themes and can be completed using any of the Project Life by Stampin’’ Up! kits. The notes will show how this can apply to each theme. I will be posting lots of images of pages. Mine will mostly be travel pages, but I will also be posting pages on the other topics too, so there will be inspiration for all themes.

Memory keeping is my passion and I’ve been doing this for over 14 years, including being on scrapbooking design teams and published in magazines.

The class cost is basically the cost of the materials to use over 3 months, plus a little extra to cover costs. The value of the materials and postage is $77.70 (full class fee for 3 months is a once off $80) which includes:

  • a full Project Life by Stampin’ Up! card kit (I’ll help you choose the best for your album),
  • a matching accessory pack including a mini stamp set with washi tape and extra specialty cards and embellishments
  • A pack of 12x12 Project Life Photo Pocket Pages (12 in a pack)
  • Free postage to you
  • Notes, tips, videos and images of my pages posted weekly in the group Private Facebook group

You will need to supply some items. You may already have these at home or they can be added to your class fee as an optional item at no additional postal cost (you can let me know if you want any extras when I contact you for payment)

  • Acrylic block ink for your stamps (or you can view which ink colours match your chosen card and accessory kit in the Annual Catalogue under each kit description)
  • Journaling pens (or add these on for $8.95) or you could use Stampin' Write markers
  • Your own D ring 12 x 12 album (we have 2 you can choose from $42.00 to $52.95) or you may like to use your own.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Ready to register? Registration is now open for this course which will begin on July 1st.

Click here to register for your place today and keep your precious memories alive.


Stampin' Up! Trust God Grand Vacation 2014 Swap.

This was the swap card I put together for the Grand Vacation. It was so exciting to be involved in this swap and I received some amazing cards in return.

stampin up trust god

The butterfly was gold embossed and watercoloured, and the embossed area on the apothecary accents layer was rubbed with the Versamark ink pad, and had Gold embossing powder sprinkled over the top before being heat embossed.

stampin up australia claire daly

This is one of my favourite quotes from the Stampin' Up! Trust God stamp set, and I think the card reflects my stamping style well, so I was happy with how it turned out. Supplies are listed below with direct links to my online Stampin' Up! store.

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Have a great day and I'll see you back here soon,

Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! Grand Vacation Utah 2013: The thing that surprised me the most!

When I earnt the Grand Vacation to Utah, I was excited mostly about the fabulous opportunity to visit the Stampin' Up! Home Office and manufacturing facility, and of course to catch up with fellow demonstrators and the Stampin' Up! team. What took me by surprise was how much I totally and utterly fell in love with the Utah scenery.

It started pretty much as soon as I stepped out of the hotel early on our first day to go for a walk around Salt Lake City. Even though I was looking across power lines, there was something magical about those mountains in the distance.

wasatch mountains utah

Salt Lake City itself is a beautiful city. Lots of lovely buildings, and lots of antique lamps and clocks and lovely big pots and baskets of flowers. It felt safe to be walking around and the people I did see were very friendly. I even saw some US demos leaving the hotel to fly home after convention, and introduced myself on the steps!

Salt Palace Salt Lake City Utah
salt lake city utah
salt lake city utah
That afternoon, we were transported up to our accommodation for the Grand Vacation, the St Regis Hotel in Deer Valley, near Park City. This was about a 45 minute drive up the mountains (we organised a private transfer and were super happy with the service we received from Peak Transportation).

The St Regis sits upon a mountain. This photo is a bit blurry but you get the idea!

st regis hotel deer valley utah

I will post more about this fabulous hotel later, but this was the view from our room balcony,

st regis deer valley
and this was the view that greeted us as whenever we were driven from the hotel into Park City.

Park City Utah
We also saw some amazing scenery when we visited the Stampin' Up! manufacturing facility in Kanab. We left Deer Valley on coaches about 6am and travelled to Salt Lake City airport. The sun starting to show behind the mountains as we were en route to Salt Lake City was beautiful.

salt lake city

We flew by a chartered Delta flight on a Boeing 757 to St George airport. the plane was the largest passenger plane to ever land at St George airport and the media were there. You can read all about it here. On the way, we got to see some amazing scenery out the plane window as we flew over Zion National Park.

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There was more beautiful scenery to see on the way to Kanab and back in the coaches (when we weren't playing Stampin' Up! Bingo!).

utah scenery
The Stampin' Up! manufacturing facility itself is set against a beautiful colourful backdrop. I will write more about the visit to Kanab in another post.

stampin up kanab
The other place we saw some amazing scenery was on our alpine slide ride at the Park City Mountain Resort. This is a 3000ft slide down the side of a mountain. the slide is a bit more of a relaxing ride than the Coaster (which hubby went on!). You go up in the chairlift and the views on the way up and at the top are stunning.

park city mountain resort

Here's a picture of a portion of the mountain slide,

alpine slide park city

and the view from the starting blocks:

alpine coaster

and here's the Alpine Coaster.

alpine coaster

I hope that has given you a little taste of the beautiful scenery in Utah. My husband and I have decided we would love to go back in winter to see the peaks covered in snow (and my husband is keen to Ski!).

Back again tomorrow with another creative post,

Claire

 

 

 


The 2013 Stampin' Up! Grand Vacation: Visiting the Stampin' Up! Home Office

Hello lovely friends. You might have noticed I have been away from my blog for a few weeks. I've been travelling! My first visit to the US, and my hubby's too. I was excited to have earned the Stampin'  Up! Grand Vacation, which this year was a trip to sunny and beautiful Utah. My in-laws came along with the kids and we met up with them after the Grand Vacation to do some travelling for another 10 days.

Over the coming weeks (interspersed with some creative posts!) I will highlight some special parts of the journey. Today I wanted to share our visit to the Stampin' Up! Home Office. This was very highly anticipated by the Australian demonstrators and it was VERY exciting as we were driving in on our coach from Deer Valley.

Stampin Up office salt lake city

That was nothing compared to the welcome we got when we walked in the door. It was very emotional with everyone clapping and cheering us. 

stampin up home office visit

stampin up grand vacation utah

It was great to catch up with the Corporate Team again. This is Dave Baugh and his lovely wife, and Rich Judkins the SU President (who kept us entertained on the long bus trips!).

stampin up australia incentive trip 2013

It's always very special to have our picture with Shelli, the company CEO and Co-Founder. My husband was blown away by how friendly and present the Corporate Team were for our trip. This ws his first time he could attend a Grand Vacation with me and I think he really 'gets' and shares my passion for Stampin' Up! now.

stampin up grand vacation australia 2013

Our lovely tour guide Shannon (who also shares my love of Diet Coke!).

stampin up office utah
I was excited to catch up with Pam Morgan as well. 

stampin up australian incentive trip 2013

The Stampin' Up! office building itself is totally beautiful, from the grand exterior to the peaceful fountain, the antique dressers full of inspiring projects and the decorated entrance doors. It was just beautiful. Then there's the Legacy Room, but that's a whole post by itself!

stampin up office

stampin up salt lake city office

stampin up office riverton

stampin up office visit

While at the home office we had small group tours of the office and distribution centre, had a delicious lunch and did some make and takes (I'll share those in the coming days) while our guests had a fun afternoon of bowling.

It was such an awesome day and a very special moment in my Stampin' Up! journey. I'll be back soon with more posts about the trip, and some creative posts too.

Have a fabulous week,

Claire