Project Life Card Upgrade

Hello Everyone!!

I just wanted to share with you all real quick how I upgraded this Project Life 3×4 card. 


Here is a before and after of the card. The original card is really pretty and full of color. I just love it. However it was a little too light for my photos. 

To tone the card down some, I inked the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot and then using my Artist’s Loft Watercolor Set, I added some blue paint splatters. 


To finish up the card, I added a VERY OLD Studio g Glitter Epoxy Sticker and a MAMBI Chips camera sticker. 

I hope you all enjoyed this quick post. Until next time, 

Happy Crafting!

Nati J. 

Happy Mail

Hello Everyone!

Today I wanted to share with you all a different kind of post.  One that is not the norm here. 

When we returned back from vacation, I had received my monthly Happy Mail!  I mean who doesn’t like getting happy mail?!? I received my monthly beauty boxes from Birchbox, Julep and Ipsy.  Today, I would like to share my goodies with you. 


Above is my monthly box from Julep, at the cost of $19.99 a month.  I’ve been receiving Julep since the fall of 2013. I have an amazing stash of nail polish. The one featured here is from their Bombshell Maven Box and is called Camilla. The cool thing about the Julep nail polishes is that they are all named after various females. Not only does Julep make nail polish, but they also make top of the line beauty products. I’ve heard a lot about their bronzer and I am so excited to try out the one that came in my box, So Radiant Diamond Powder Bronzer in light golden bronze. The lip gloss that I received is the Julep Lip Gloss – Delighted. I love their lip gloss so I’m excited about getting another one. Julep boxes generally come with two nail polishes and one beauty product, but I was happy to receive two beauty products this month.

Next up is Birchbox!


Birchbox is comprised of high end beauty products enclosed in a beautiful reusable box. I’ve been with Birchbox since the fall of 2014.  I love trying out the various samples that they provide each month, at the low cost of $10! Usually you get 5-6 beauty samples each month along with a description card that tells you a little about each product, as well as, the cost for a full size. In my Birchbox this month,  I received the following items:

  • Marcelle 3-in-1 Micellar Solution
  • Cools SPF 30 Organic Makeup Setting Spray
  • Balance Me Radiance Face Mask
  • Rene Furterer Karinga Hydrating Styling Cream
  • Smashbox Cosmetics X-Rated Mascara
  • L’Orèal Professionnel Mythic Oil Nourishing Masque

Lastly, my Ipsy Glam Bag. 


In my Ipsy Glam Bag this month, I received the following products:

  • Too Faced Hangover RX Replenishing Face Primer
  • Thrive Causemetics Infinity Waterproof Eyeliner
  • Luxor Beauty Makeup brush
  • Briogeo Curl Charisma rice amino+quinoa frizz control gel
  • OFRA lip liner – Maya

I’ve been receiving Ipsy since this spring. I totally love it. The regular price for the products are fairly reasonable and the subscription is $10 per month. I also like the reusable makeup bag that the makeup comes in. These can be used for makeup as well as other supplies that you may need a small bag for. 

If you’re into beauty products, these and many other subscriptions are a great way to try a wide range of products without all the attached costs. 

Fun Happy Mail


If you like posts like this and would like to see more, please comment below. Until next time, 

Stay Beautiful!

Nati J. 


Chic Planning:  March 7-13, 2016

Hello Everyone!

Today I’m sharing with you all my planner layout for this week. The theme for this week is Geek Life.    

Here is the left side of my layout. The girl, I found on Pinterest. As usual, I used a combination of both stamps and printables. 

  
Here is the right side. The girl was also found on Pinterest. She has to be my favorite vintage planner girl yet. I found her last year and have used her in several other projects. This is my first time using her in my planner.  

 

Materials Used: the Paper Studio Washi Tspe, Stampabities I Heart Nerds Wooden Stamp, Clear Stamps: Heidi Swapp/The Saddy Club (Sassy Life, Planner Doodles, Planner a Girl)/Chic Tags (Planner Addict), VersaFine Onyx Black, Stickers: MAMBI Sticks/Recollections (Valentine’s Day)/Sticko (Glitter Hearts)/the Paper Studio Stick-a-bilities (Glasses, XL Glasses Foiled), Scrap Paper From Stash, Printables: Scrapcraftastic (All Black), Freepik.com (Trash Day), CuteDaisy.com (Laundry Basket), Monica’s Marvels, AndreaNicoleBlogs.blogspot.com (Free Printable), Planwithsamia.com

 
Above is the full layout. I love the way it all came together. The girl on the left balances out the glasses on the right. And my I ❤️ Nerds banner was made from some scrap gelli prints I made in the Fall.   I wanted to capture my love of being a geek and I think I pulled it off in this layout. Until next time,

Happy Planning,

Nati J. 

Chic Planning:  February 22-28, 2016

Hello Everyone!  I hope you all are doing well. Here in Texas, the temps have dropped so today it’s our definition of cold. 😀. Just to get some business out of the way, over the next few weeks, I will be making some updates to the blog. This should in no way effect the posts I make, but I just wanted to let you know that those changes are underway. Once they have been complete, I will let you all know. Thank you.  So……
Today I’ll be sharing with you all my planner layout for this week so let’s get started!
 

Left Side


This week it’s all about the black and gold so I decided to make the bulk of everything in those colors. On the left side panel, I wanted to use my MAMBI stickers, since they are full of inspiration so the “inspiration quotes” are there. 

 

Right Side

 On the right side of the layout I kept things in the black and gold theme. I think I’m in love with this bee stamp by Tim Holtz!  I thought it was a cute addition to the layout. 
 

Full Layout. Me and My Bog Ideas: The Happy Planner Stickers/Pocket Pages Foil Stickers/MAMBI Sticks Paper Stickers/Pocket Pages Clear Stickers/MAMBI Sticks Gold Goil Stickers, Simple Stories Sn@p Life Documented Calendar Stickers, Sticko Stickers-Make Up Time, Clear Stamp Sets: Chic Tags Planner Addict/Studio G/Sandra Amelia Planner a Doodles/Heidi Swapp/Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Random Thoughts, Heidi Swapp sheer Stickers, the Paper Studio: Stick-a-bilities Inspirational Phrases Gold Foil Stickers/Black and Gold Washi Tape/Heart Foil Washi Tape, JoAnn’s Heart Washi Tape, VersaFine Pigment Ink-Onyx Black


Above is the full layout for my planner this week. I love the pops of color against the black, white and gold. Well, that is it for today. I can’t believe it will be March next week!  Until next time…

Happy Planning!

Nati J.  

Super Bowl 50

Hello Loves!  

How many of y’all watched the game last night?  Although Cam and the Carolina Panthers didn’t win, it was a good game. The defense for the Broncos really showed up and made it happen!  Big congrats to them and to Peyton for all the records he broke. Here’s my little recap with photo collages:

  
In case you missed the Pre-Game Show, the Obama’s gave their first live interview together. We had a pretty good and simple spread and Lady Gaga song her tail off for The Star Spangled Banner!  

  
The Pepsi Halftime Show was AMAZING!!!  Coldplay was Awesome, I loved Bruno’s MC Hammer tribute and Beyonce performed her new hit single Formation which brought the house down!  

  
Of course as stated before, the Denver Broncos won the game 10-24. And Peyton has solidified his place in football history!  

Cheers to the Broncos!  And yes these pictures will be in and upcoming Project Life spread. LOL

Happy Monday!

Nati J.