Project Life – Photo Overlays

By | August 10, 2015

Today, I have a new Project Life memory page to share from my trip to Maui.  But before I get to that, I wanted to remind you that today is the last day of the month to sign up for Paper Pumpkin if you want to get the August kit!  Otherwise, if you sign up later this month, you’ll receive your first kit in September.  Also, for new subscribers, there is a promotion going on through September 10, where you’ll get 50% off your first two months.  Be sure to use the promo code HALFOFF when signing up to get this deal.  After the first two months, the price changes to the regular $19.95 per month (including shipping!)


Paper Pumpkin is so much fun!  It’s a great way for beginners to dive into stamping without spending a lot of money.  And, it’s also a great way for seasoned stampers to collect exclusive stamps and enjoy creating pre-designed projects, where you don’t have to think too much.  The monthly kits include everything you need, except adhesive and paper snips, to make the projects.  And, you get a lot of great supplies each month, including a set of exclusive photopolymer stamps, at least one Stampin’ Spot ink pad in a color that does not repeat for at least a year, paper, and embellishments.  And, take it from me, Stampin’ Up! is generous with the amount of supplies and embellishments!  The projects are a surprise each month, so you never know what you’ll get.

On top of all that, on the 5th of the following month, I send all my Paper Pumpkin subscribers a free tutorial of alternative projects you can create with the kit, by adding a few extra supplies.  There are at least eight alternative projects in each one of these tutorials, and you won’t see any of the projects on my blog or any social media sites.  They are exclusive and just for you!  To sign up, click HERE.  Here’s a little sample of the July Paper Pumpkin tutorial:


Now, on to my Project Life page.  This page makes me so happy, because this was such a fun day!  We took a beautiful hike to Twin Falls in Maui and swam under a waterfall.  Later, on the hike back, we discovered another waterfall where people were jumping off the rocks.  The kids were so excited to try and had a great time.  I only got a few pictures, because it started raining.  And, the pictures are a little out of focus, because they’re action shots.  But, that’s OK with me!  They’re great memories of a super fun day.

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Last week, Becky Higgin’s site had a special on photo overlays, so I bought a bunch of them.  These particular overlays are from Just Add Color.  The kit included 55 overlays for only $2.99!  There were so many, that I was able to find some perfect ones to add to my page.  What’s really great is that you can use these photo overlays on any type of Project Life page.  For physical prints, use Adobe Photoshop or your favorite photo editing software to place the overlays over your photos before printing.  For digital pages like mine, simply layer the overlays over the photos.  Tip:  I found that the overlays had faint white outlines around the edges.  To eliminate the outlines, I simply used the crop tool to crop out them out.

In addition, I used a couple 4″ X 4″ Moments Like These Project Life cards on my page.  You can buy the physical cards at my online store and the digital version at Becky Higgin’s  For my title of “Twin Falls”, I used two Stampin’ Up! downloads called 123 ABC Outline Alphabet and 123 ABC Sketched Alphabet.  And then, by now you know that I love rounded corners, so I used The Best Year download to round the corners of my Project Life cards.

I completed my memory page on My Digital Studio, but you could design a similar page using My Memories Suite software or physical cards.

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Have a wonderful and creative week!

Tami Hewlett

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