Monday, December 30, 2013

Last chance to play along with December's "Anything Goes" challenge!

We have two final projects to share before everyone welcomes in 2014!

From our smashbooker Karyn:

Just love the blues with the black.  I really love the blank canvas you start with in a smash book!  Truly a work of art, each and every page.

From the Project Lifer Kirsten:

I love the fact that she used such a variety of pocket pages.  Project life is such a fantastic way to keep all the pictures you want to without looking busy and unorganized. Kirsten also created a few collages to incorporate what looks like an amazing day!

Thank you for sharing ladies!

If you want to play along, you have one more day to link up!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Anything Goes with Candice!

Candice is part of our smash team and she is sharing today. 

She says this is simple, but look what a little doodling and sequins can do!  They can make your page look 'so dang magical!'

Thanks Candice!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Documenting December Pocket Style

When I decided to tackle a daily/weekly project for the Christmas season this year, I knew that it would be best to use a pocket style album. I am using a kit + my stash this year.
I mixing in some larger pages to include photos and memorabilia as the season goes on. What a better title page than these two little reindeer? My toddler and I are having a blast creating handimals and feetimals on the weekends as filler for my album. Someday, it will be fun to look back on how little her feet and hands were. 
Using an envelope is a great way to add extra journaling. I can add more tags if I want to as time goes on...
I love to include tiny photos and a journaling tag on my cards- it helps me to tell the small stories that happen throughout each day. 
Lastly, I used some patterned paper to add an extra inch of width (2.5 inches of paper folded and then glued to the envelope) so that I could punch holes and not interfere with the card's ability to slide fully into the envelope. This is how I added this year's Christmas card into my album. 

How do you document your holiday season? Do you include it in your PL/Smash album or dedicate a separate album for the season? Or both?

How you do include memorabilia in your albums? 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 2, 2013

More December *Anything Goes*

I'm not sure where you live, but here in Northern Ontario we have snow - and lots of it!  My girls would rather be outside playing so there is little time to scrap.  The *Anything Goes* challenge is just perfect for situations like these!

Here are a few projects from our team!

Amanda has such an interesting way of documenting her memories, I think we'll have to bug her for a post later on and give us more detail!  Make sure you visit her blog if you want to know more before that happens!

Carol's project this month is clean and fresh, much like the air on their faces as they were driving!  I love the use of the Washi tape.  Such a personal favourite, it's just so easy to use!

Caroline created this card that I imagine will make it's way onto one of her Project Life spreads for December!  I love that she plans ahead.  I sure could learn something from her!

We still have more projects to share this month, so get creating and we will be back soon!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

December challenge **Anything Goes**

Welcome to our December challenge at Life in Details.  We are expecting this month to be hectic so we are offering the easiest challenge ever!  Anything Goes!!!

Anything Goes with the following super easy restrictions, it must created in the Project Life pocket style scrapping or in a smash book.  Easy peasy as my kids would say.

So lets begin with our December Guest Designer Billie-Jean Beveridge from Have My Cake and Eat it Too!

My name is Billie-Jean Beveridge and I am from sunny Queensland, Australia. I am a proud mum to two little girls, Dakotah and Amber, and am currently undergoing my Bachelor of Nursing. I began scrapping almost 10 years ago after the birth of my eldest and haven't looked back since. I scrap as often as I can and I like to experiment with different styles and techniques, ultimately so long as I get to make a mess and create I am happy. My favourite things to use when I scrap, right now, would be my distressing tool, my Paints/Glimmermists/Inks, Texture Paste and lastly my 3D tape, everything else is a bonus.

What a gorgeous way to preserve such precious memories!

You have until December 31 to link up with us for your chance to be February's Guest Designer!  Can't wait to see what you create!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

November challenge part 2

Once again our challenge this month is provided to us from Michelle Yuen!   Please stop by her blog and grab these awesome free printables.

We loved having them to use this month!

We have one more reveal for you and we hope you can find time to play along with us this month.  If you can't print them out, let them inspire you in some other fashion!  

Hope to see you joining us this month!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

October challenge winner!

Look at what Billie-Jean Beveridge created! This is just beautiful. I am in awe! Congratulations!!!
Please send us an email at for your badge! We would love if you will come back and be our guest in December!

Friday, November 1, 2013

November Challenge

We hope you had a safe Halloween and are enjoying the thoughts of getting all those photos into albums!

Our challenge this month is provided to us from Michelle Yuen!

She has designed some fantastic cards and embellishments for you to use on your layout this month!  So, please pop over to her blog and grab the printable and make sure you say, "thanks!"

This month we have a great guest designer, Kirsten!

I am Kirsten and I live in the western part of Denmark. I live with myhusband and our lovely dog. We have two grown children and a wonderfullittle 1½ years old granddaughter. I work fulltime as a medical secretary inthe Emergency Department at the hospital here in Esbjerg. 
I have been addicted to Scrapbooking since 2005 where I started creatinglayouts and January this year I started doing Project Life as well. Since Ibecame a project lifer my children has become much more interested inlooking in my albums as they find the idea of a photo diary fabulous. 
As a guest designer here at Life In Details I got the opportunity to workwith printables from Michelle Yuen Designs and I must says they are reallygreat to work with.
Thanks again for having me.

Now on to our design team!







Thank you once again to Michelle Yuen for the printable and to Kirsten for being with us for November (here's a secret, Kirsten has agreed to stay with us!)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

October reveal: Part 4

Welcome back for another reveal for our October sketch challenge!

As always, here is the sketch:

Rachel did a fabulous job of incorporating this sketch into her spread. I just love what she created this month. Wait until you see what she has for you in November!

I hope you like the changes to the blog and we have a new guest designer all lined up for November. There is still time to play so let the sketch inspire you!!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

October reveal: Part 3

This month creative team member Katherine was asked to create a card using the sketch.  That is what is so absolutely fantastic about sketches, you can make anything with them!

And again, here is the sketch:

We showed you different ways to use the sketch, and if you use the sketch for a Project Life spread or a Smash Book page, please link up with us.  We'd love to see what you can do!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

October Project Life team reveal: part 2

Here is this week's full spread reveal.

Here is the sketch!

You still have lots of time to play!  The deadline is October 31st at midnight.  

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

October Project Life team reveal: Part 1

Hello crafters!

We are sharing our first two creations using the October sketch found here.



Thank you for stopping by!  You have until the 31st to link up and play for your chance to be our December guest designer!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Project Life Guest Designer: Shelby Koehler

We welcome our first guest designer, Shelby!

My name is Shelby Koehler, I have two boys ages 7 and 9 and I started scrapbooking about 7 years ago. I was invited to a home party selling scrapbook supplies and was hooked immediately. I was thrilled to find a creative way to showcase the hundreds of photographs I had taken and to preserve memories for my boys. 
When my youngest went to kindergarten I was presented the opportunity to work at my LSS and 3 years later I am still there designing kits and loving my 'job'. 


Here is her fantastic card inspired by October's sketch:

Shelby is creating her travel book using the divided pockets and she is doing an amazing job.  It was seeing this book in person that made me want to give it a try!

Thank you for sharing with us, Shelby!  You can see more of her work on her blog.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Smash Team Creations

Here are the pages that the Smash Booking team have come up with for October