Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April Smash Book Challenge: It's all about the firsts!

The smash team has come up with a great challenge for this month.  They chose to showcase a page dedicated to "firsts".  The "first" can be anything and completely up to you!

Our guest designer this month is Marion!  She completely rocked this challenge!

My name is Marion Esposito, I’m 47 years old and live in Northern Virginia.  I was born in sunny California and I have to admit, I miss the weather!  I have always loved art growing up, and kept a journal since I was about 9 years old.  Over the years I have discovered that there are many ways to document your life aside from just writing in a book.  There is Art Journaling, Project Life, Smash Books, Photo Journaling, Illustrative Journaling, Gluebooks, to name few, and I do all of them!

For this challenge as a Guest Designer, I was given the topic, “First Day.”  The most significant thing I could think of was the first day I became a Nana to my wonderful grandchildren.  I’ll never forget what it was like to hold each one of them for the first time.  I designed a Smash Book layout showing the first day in the hospital and the joy I continue to experience with both them. 

I am married to a man who suffers with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury.  Art Journaling for me has been an outlet, a creative way to express how I’m feeling and provides the therapy I need to get through the difficult days.  I am grateful to be able to share what I love with you all and hope that you find inspiration to explore what you love as well.


Now for our fantastic Design Team ladies!

"First day of  a new school and year"

"First day at the barber shop"

Monday, April 7, 2014

March Winner!

Our winner for March's Project Life sketch challenge was


Kelly please email us at lifeindetailschallengeblog@gmail.com for information about being our guest designer in May and to receive your badge!

Unfortunately, there is no winner for our smash challenge as we did not have anyone play.  Our next smash challenge starts April 15th, and we hope to see you play along!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Project Life challenge: PASTELS!!!

Our April challenge is here, and it fits into spring! We are asking you to show us your pastel colours! Our guest designer this month is Susanne and she found us through our facebook group. She is one talented lady!

Hi, my name is Susanne and I live in Mackay, a small town in Queensland, Australia. I have only been doing PL since September 2013, when my sister introduced me to this whole new world of documenting our everyday life. Before that I had been a scrapbooker for over 10 years. I do really enjoy how PL takes the stress and pressure away and makes it all so simple and easy.

I am engaged to my very understanding fiance and we have a gorgeous little girl, who is 20 months old. I work part time as a paint specialist in our local hardware store.

It's been such an honour having had the opportunity to be a guest designer here on the Life In Details blog, thank you.

Check out the flap!

Here is the page with the flap open.  Truly inspiring!





You will have until April 14th at 8PM EST to play along!