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I DID SOMETHING TOTALLY NEW WHILE ON MY TRIP TO BRUSSELS AND……

December 15, 2015
….WOW AM I EXCITED WITH THE OUTCOME!

My trip to Stampin’ Up!’s On Stage Global Event in Brussels in mid-November was not only to attend the first ever Stampin’ Up! Global convention.  It was also to visit a good friend and 2 former exchange students.  These visits ‘required’ stops in Paris and Rouen/Houppeville France and Altenholz (near Kiel) Germany.

On the day I was leaving, my daughter Andrea, mentioned to me that there was a new Project Life App and that it might be fun to document my trip at the end of each day with a page or two.  So, I downloaded the Project Life by Becky Higgins app on my iPad Mini, and got right to digitally documenting my travels.  When I returned home on 24 November I had my pages ready to ship off to Becky Higgins (well–to her ‘people’) for printing.  I got them back this morning.  (They could have been there for most of last week but we were out of town so I don’t really know when the pages arrived.)

THEY ARE AWESOME!  What a nice job of printing and packaging and shipping.

Project Life App 12 x 12 and 8 x 8 pages

Project Life App 12 x 12 and 8 x 8 pages

Each size was shrink wrapped, then the two sizes were wrapped together and then wrapped in that thin foamy stuff and finally taped to the sturdy cardboard box insert, inserted into the shipping box and mailed to me.

Although Stampin’ Up! doesn’t have anything to do with the PL App, we do have Project Life ‘parts’, like Photo Pocket Pages, (< variety pack), Design 1 PL Photo Pocket Pages, (< one design), Cards & Labels Framelits Dies, Project Life Paper Clips Thinlits Dies, and a bunch of card collections and accessory packs.  Check out pages 145-147 of the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog to see what I mean.  I can use many of these items to further accessorize the completed pages I had printed.

I’m planning to make a few traditional pages with some printed photos and some cards and accessories to fill in those I missed printing.

The other fun thing about having used the App and having my pages printed:  I could print the smaller size (8″ x 8″) to send to my host families as a thank you for hosting me and a reminder of the fun we had.  The pages will also show them what events meant the most to me.

Here are a few samples of those I’m mailing off:

First page of my Project Life Digital album

First page of my Project Life Digital album

First stop, Paris, on the 6th of November

First stop, Paris, on the 6th of November

Next stop, Rouen/Houppeville, 7-11 November

Next stop, Rouen/Houppeville, 7-11 November

On Stage friends

11-14 November.  Clockwise from upper left:  Dianne R from the UK-new friend, Terri, my roommie, Jeanette from Germany, old friend, Terri, Bekka from UK, old friend, Rich, CFO from SU!, US Demos: Terri, Tamra, moi, Phyllis.

Stephan and family in Altenholz, Germany, 15-21 November

Stephan and family in Altenholz, Germany, 15-21 November

Special time with Jutta, 18 November, North Sea Coast

Special time with Jutta, 18 November, North Sea Coast

Good time at Keilerbrauerai, 20 November

Good times at Keilerbrauerai, 20 November

As you can see, there are a variety of layouts.  I used the kit, called Kraft Edition, that came along free with the app.  And it’s been so nice to be pretty much ahead of the game, not having to still organize and scrap my photos once I returned home.

My next project will be traditionally scrapping (Project Life style) December 2016 in January.  It sure was fun trying out the new-to-me digital Project Life app for scrap booking my trip to Brussels though.

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