Project Life® 2014 | Week 9 + New Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Giveaway

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A couple weeks ago Tim Holtz emailed me to see if I'd be interested in playing with some new colors of his Distress Mini Inks and doing a giveaway of the new color sets.

Sounded like a good plan to me.

GIVEAWAY | One person will receive all three new Distress Mini Ink sets from Ranger & Tim Holtz.

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I decided to put them to good use to finish up Week Nine (February 24th through March 2nd).

Here's a look:

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This spread had most of the photos in place and a bunch of sticky notes when I started the process of finishing it up (you can see a recent Project Life® in progress post here).

I gathered up some 3x4 cards - mainly from the Midnight kit and one of my own and started stamping using these great Amy Tan letter stamps and my Good Day set.

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"Around Here" card is a printable found here: Story Prompt Cards Vol. 1.

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For the title card I used a regular old 4x6 lined index card (go office supplies) + Tim's inks + Amy's letter stamps and just repeated the dates.

Seriously it can be this simple.

Eat at Chipotle? They have fun packaging which make for great Project Life® content. I need to remember to include more stuff like this - I tend to go through phases where I remember to save stuff and other times I'm more focused on getting rid of the clutter.

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The clear 3x4 card with the circles is the back of a card I made for Week Eight. I simply repeated the same shapes with some pattern paper circles (2 inch punch) + label tape stickers + DIY clear stickers.

A little stitching to connect two 3x4 journal cards using my Brother sewing machine. You'll notice that I used other pieces of those cards (the cut off portion) on other elements of this spread (one piece on a 4x6 photo for journaling and one piece on a 3x4 photo for the single word "yes").

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Weather cut from the local paper.

Again, so simple. It adds another dimension to the story of this week that's not reflected in my words or photos. Rain. Ah Northwest, I love you so.

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"Hello Today" stamp is from one of my favorite sets: Good Day.

I stamped it with Tim's ink, punched it with the 2-inch circle punch and adhered it to a card from the Midnight kit.

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I hand-wrote "I love you Mama" on the photo of Anna and me using Staedtler pen.

Gold label is from Studio Calico's Hello Hello Scrapbook Kit and I stamped "just awesome" from the stamp set of the same name (another one of my favorite Technique Tuesday stamps).


  • One of the things I loved this week was the simplicity of pulling out just a few stamps and using them multiple times throughout the spread. Loved using those Amy Tan letter stamps specifically.

  • Embrace the mess. I like that these letter stamps are messy and imperfect. They made me particularly happy for some reason today.

  • If you don't have a lot to say think about going bigger with your words or using repetition of words. I didn't have much to say about working on my taxes so just repeating the words and adding in Saturday was a fine way to fill up the card.

  • I love my Monday card from this week that was a simple list of the things I did that day. Need to remember to do that more often. Love the simple lists.


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Project Life® is a product and a system and a lifestyle created by Becky Higgins. It can be anything you want it to be. The core pieces used in my album are available here. If you live outside the US check Becky’s site for more information on sources. View all my posts about Project Life® here.

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