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A Project Life layout fom the Shimelle collection

project life baby book with supplies from the shimelle collection by american crafts @ shimelle.com

I think it has taken me nearly three weeks to finish this spread, working just a few minutes at a time, but it’s complete now! Week four in Wonder Boy’s baby album is made almost entirely from supplies in my American Crafts collection. I added some Studio Calico wood veneer hearts and that Amy Tangerine stamp I’m using throughout the album.

project life baby book with supplies from the shimelle collection by american crafts @ shimelle.com

I guess my two colours this week are aqua and orange, though I didn’t specifically set out to do that from the first step like I had in the earlier weeks. It’s not a combination I think I would pick often, but I like it here, especially balanced with the vanilla.

There is actually a coordinating Project Life kit for the collection, but it hadn’t arrived when I started working on this, so I started with the 12×12 papers, plus the sticker book and the smaller set of stickers that include words and letters. Plus plenty of the half-height pop dots!

project life baby book with supplies from the shimelle collection by american crafts @ shimelle.com

That 3×4 photo is cut down from a 4×6 print I ordered in my first try of the Free Prints App. This app (available for Apple and Android) lets you order up to forty-five free 4×6 inch prints each month, though you do pay for postage, which runs between £1.49 and £3.99, depending on what you order. In comparing these prints to the same from Photobox the free prints were just a smidgen darker and the paper is just a teensy bit lighter weight, but I was certainly happy with the quality. I order more than forty-five prints per month so I think I will continue to use both printers. If you’d like to give the Free Prints app a try, you can use code SLAINE3 for five extra free prints for each of us, then you will get a code to share with your friends to continue getting the extras.

Start the timer now: let’s see if week five can be completed a little more quickly!

30 July 2014



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14 Comments for A Project Life layout fom the Shimelle collection

  1. Beckygotch Says:

    Great spread – love the colours. Have uploaded the app too and used your code with my first order!

  2. Gina Says:

    He is adorable and this is such a lovely spread. I like the color combination -masculine but still soft for an infant. You look like you’re enjoying him and that what’s most important, not when you get these pages done. I love the you & me card.

  3. Lisa M. Zepponi Says:

    Thanks so much for sharing. I actually really like the orange and aqua! I also love looking at the peeks into wonderboy’s new life. You make PL look cute!

  4. Lisa M. Zepponi Says:

    Popped over here (& got sidetracked by your lovely PL LO) to say: “I just got my Shimelle products in today!! They are lovely and I can’t wait to use them!! Great job on your line!

  5. Wendy Jeffus Says:

    I just LOVE this! He looks SO precious! I love the colors. I found the We R MK pocket page cards you used in the previous week, I think. The gold and blue colors. Love your ideas! And CANNOT wait to buy my Shimelle items!

  6. Darlene Says:

    Did you say there will be a PL set of supplies in your collection? Wow, that will be nice. Darlene

  7. maria Says:

    Such pretty colors for a little boy l/o. And he’s just adorable with his beautiful eyes and all that hair! I don’t do PL, but your PL l/o’s seem to have more to them and make them more like trad. l/o’s. Thanks for taking time to post. Maria

  8. Linda in Aus Says:

    Wow, this spread is wonderful, your collection should be arriving down under this week, i am waiting patiently/well kind of.
    Thanks for taking the time to do a post when you must be super busy and tired all at the same time.

  9. Dawn F. Says:

    I can’t wait to see the Project Life kit! I’m going back and doing PL layouts for my kids so I enjoy your layouts for ideas. Can’t wait for more video too!

  10. Gab Says:

    Such a great LO … and WB is getting cuter and cuter each day! I’m very excited that there will be a PL kit!

  11. Ruth Gauss Says:

    I love these colors, I love that this is your collection and that you’re recording this new chapter in your life as time allows! I miss listening to Glitter Girl’s voice, but I know being Wonder Boy’s mom is so much more important! Thanks for all you share! Take care and enjoy these moments with your new love!

  12. Alyce Says:

    What beautiful pages! I love the colours! I can’t wait to get your line in my very own hands!

  13. Jacqueline Roark Says:

    Shimelle – are you able to share pictures of the Project Life mini kit? I haven’t been able to find any previews.

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