Project Life Tuesday ~ 10 July

Hello and welcome to Project Life Tuesday!

If you are stopping by from The Mom Creative, welcome & thanks for clicking over! If you are not, you might want to click over there when you’re done here for some more great Project Life inspiration!The Mom Creative

I’m using the Clementine Edition of the Project Life kitoffered by Becky Higgins, supplemented by some digital extras and using up the random bits I have from twelve-plus years of scrapbooking. Some weeks are more digital than others and some weeks are full of frills and furbelows. It just depends on my mood.

Still catching up on my Project Life pages. These are from June. I think I will be completely caught up this weekend, but it will depend on what activities we have going on as I’m about two weeks behind as of right now. I’m not worried, though; I feel like I have a good handle on things.

Without further chatter, here are the pages. Simple and sweet, but most importantly – DONE!  Or mostly done, anyway. I have a few slots to fill with some journaling or extras, but they are 90% done.

Week of June 10:

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Left Page:

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I still need to do something on that ruled card, but not sure what I want to do there yet and that “Live Love Laugh” is the back of the card in the previous page, but I liked it so I left it, even though the end letters are cut off.

Right page:

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I made my own title card from some paper I had (I think Storyology?) and my journaling card was a take-off of Cathy Z’s card, but I split my journaling into two 4×3 cards in the smaller pockets.

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Week of June 18:

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Still have some filling-in to do here – I think the flowered paper is good, but not sure yet if I’m happy with it, but I don’t have a better idea and it looks better than nothing!

Left Page:

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Right Page:

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Again, made my own journal card – used some PL digital papers as the border at the bottom. I liked using the oranges to tie into the card from the play we went to.

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And if you made it this far, thank you!

More to come next week!

Project Life Tuesday ~ 3 July

Hello and welcome to Project Life Tuesday!

If you are stopping by from The Mom Creative, welcome & thanks for clicking over! If you are not, you might want to click over there when you’re done here for some more great Project Life inspiration! The Mom Creative

I’m using the Clementine Edition of the Project Life kit offered by Becky Higgins, supplemented by some digital extras and using up the random bits I have from twelve-plus years of scrapbooking. Some weeks are more digital than others and some weeks are full of frills and furbelows. It just depends on my mood.

Still catching up on my Project Life pages. I am proud of my progress, though. I started my Volume Two and have a pretty new cover page started.

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My plan is to put some pictures of us on the blank spots – some from the second half of the year, so I will fill those in as I find some great shots of us.

I am amazed at how many pictures I had for the week of June 4th! I think I ended up with six pages here – but there really weren’t any pictures I wanted to leave out. You will see below that we had a whole bunch from a Sunday outing to Ft. Pulaski and I took quite a few on my trip to HQ as well. I am happy with the pages and have enjoyed puttering along a little at a time for the past week or so on these pages.

Here they are:

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This was the beginning of the week – Little Bit’s recital. Again, I ended up with two inserts to fit the pictures and programs and a sweet, sweet note that Big Girl gave to her sister after the recital.

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On the back of the insert, I added a few other pictures of the ballerina…

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The next set of pages are from the week – my trip to HQ and the girls’ activities/antics at “Ammi camp”

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(remember you can click on an image to see it larger)

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And that just takes us to Friday of that week! Jeez!

Okay, so then moving along to the weekend – this is our trip to Ft. Pulaski on Sunday and hanging out at Mom’s –

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You can read more about our adventure here.

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Some closer-up pictures of the pages – this was an 8×10 insert I added:

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and I put my journaling in a pull-out card (one of those index card filer cards)

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And after the fort, we rode out to the beach for a little stroll (in the rain!)

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and the final page (!) of the week of many pictures:

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Pshew!

I have more pages to share with you – the remaining weeks of June. I am hoping to share those next week after I put the finishing touches on them.

Thanks for stopping by!

Project Life Tuesday ~ 26 June

Hello and welcome to Project Life Tuesday!

If you are stopping by from The Mom Creative, welcome & thanks for clicking over! If you are not, you might want to click over there when you’re done here for some more great Project Life inspiration! The Mom Creative

I’m using the Clementine Edition of the Project Life kit offered by Becky Higgins, supplemented by some digital extras and using up the random bits I have from twelve-plus years of scrapbooking. Some weeks are more digital than others and some weeks are full of frills and furbelows. It just depends on my mood.

I haven’t posted in a while (3 weeks!) because I got behind on my album – have been so busy catching up on other things since my work trip that scrapbooking took a backseat to, well, life.

I did get to spend some time this past weekend getting a little bit caught up. Still have two weeks to do, but I feel much less panicked about how much I have to do. I was quickly reaching that critical juncture of “do I even continue?” and I really didn’t want to go there. So, I feel rather proud of myself for jumping back on the wagon.

I finished my January – June album this weekend. I had decided that I needed to split it up into two volumes way back in March or April when I saw how thick the album already was. Thankfully, I had two of the same type of album already so there was no additional expenditure necessary and everything ties in nicely.

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I made a cute little card to put in the last pocket so that folks would know to continue on –

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I used some of the digital Project Life paper and just added my text on top. Isn’t it cute?

So, since I am catching up, the pages I have to share are from Memorial Day week –

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Sorry that one is so blurry. I could not get it focused for the life of me. I don’t know why. The good news is that the rest are clear and crisp. I decided to use a red and teal theme this week and the inserts and photos seemed to fit nicely with that little idea.

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and some close ups of the left page:

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I made a pennant with some scraps of paper and some twine that I had from a Studio Calico kit.

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The Memorial Day insert was a freebie I downloaded.

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I also used some washi tape (with little teal hearts) and one scrap of paper that had a pinkish tinge to it and red grid lines. I cut that sucker up and used every single scrap – decorated plain grid journal cards and made a journal card (with washi tape on it) as well. I love that about this project – that I can use even the smallest bits of scraps – makes me feel frugal. (wink wink)

The right page:

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Washi tape on the picture to add journaling:

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LOVE the picture of Big Girl with the water hose. She looks so ferocious!

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My last little scrap of grid paper being put to good use –

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And as soon as I finished taking pictures, the girls grabbed the album and went through every.single.page again – from January to June. I love that. I love that they love to look back and remember and that I’m capturing those memories for them.img_1668

That’s why we do this, isn’t it?

I’ll be back with more as soon as I find time to do another week’s worth of pages!

Thanks for stopping by!

Just a few feet

I seem to have picked up the habit of taking pictures of my feet – everywhere I go. 

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At first I wondered if I was weird or something… but now, I think it is pretty neat. It’s capturing the places I go, the clothes I wear and the things I do… from a very unique perspective.

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— work feet

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— beach feet

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— swing feet

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— shopping feet (I didn’t buy them)

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— pool feet

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I kind of like this trend.  Wonder where my feet will go next?

Project Life “Tuesday”

well, let’s just pretend it’s Tuesday, okay?

The Mom Creative Hello and welcome to Project Life Tuesday! If you are stopping by from The Mom Creative, welcome & thanks for clicking over! If you are not, you might want to click over there when you’re done here for some more great Project Life inspiration!

I’m using the Clementine Edition of the Project Life kit offered by Becky Higgins, supplemented by some digital extras and using up the random bits I have from twelve-plus years of scrapbooking. Some weeks are more digital than others and some weeks are full of frills and furbelows. It just depends on my mood.

This week was more basic. Busy, busy week last week and then a weekend full of family fun left little time for much embellishment of the pages. But, I’m happy with them.

Let’s start with the whole spread. I had three inserts: report cards, promotion certificates, and pictures from our Saturday outing.img_1590

(remember, click on an image to see it larger)

And here’s a close up of the left page. I have plans to put journaling there on that center spot – just haven’t gathered my thoughts yet on what I want to say about her promotion ceremony.img_1591

Then the front of the 3-pocket insert: (with the other page peeking out)img_1592

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Man, those puppies were cuuuuute.  Had to just WALK AWAY so that they didn’t come home with us. Twin brother/sister and totally adorable. I’m sure they were adopted before the day was out.

And the back of the insert- hot and tired on our way back home from our mountain excursion:

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And the last page. I love the before/after pictures. I may go back and do a digital scrapbook page for those – first day of school and last day of school all together. LOVE the way it turned out.

Little Bit said “Man! I changed a lot last year!” Yes, baby, you did!!

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Fun on Sunday in the pool with friends and a run-down of the week on the journal cards. Fortunately, I have a few pictures already for this week… and then next week should be jam-packed with my travel pics and the girls’ at Ammi Camp!

Project Life Tuesday: 22 May 12

The Mom Creative

Hello and welcome to Project Life Tuesday!

If you are stopping by from The Mom Creative, welcome & thanks for clicking over! If you are not, you might want to click over there when you’re done here for some more great Project Life inspiration!

I’m using the Clementine Edition of the Project Life kitoffered by Becky Higgins, supplemented by some digital extras and using up the random bits I have from twelve-plus years of scrapbooking. Some weeks are more digital than others and some weeks are full of frills and furbelows. It just depends on my mood.

The past week was hectic with the end-of-the-year activities for school, lots of work projects and a sick big girl and mommy. Sigh.

Some of the pages are still in progress – I need to add some journaling but I just ran out of steam when I was working on them the other day. I hope to finish them this weekend.

Anyway, hope you enjoy!

Here’s the two-page spread, which is actually four, because I used an insert, too. (you can click on any picture to see it larger)

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Left:

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and a close up:

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You can barely see it, but I included my grocery list in one of the pockets this week.

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and the back is from Sunday’s baptism – both girls were baptized together… I haven’t yet journaled about it – I need some time to process & reflect before I put something there.img_1559

I love the picture of the four of us together. Don’t get many of those.img_1544

and the right page: (which also needs some journaling)img_1560

That’s it for this week!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Project Life Tuesday 15 May 12 (or the best laid plans)

I have had my blog writer program open for three days – three days in which I’ve been PLANNING to write a post. And, somehow, life got in the way.The Mom Creative

Which seems to be happening a lot lately.

Like with my Project Life album.

I sat down to work on it and realized I was THREE WEEKS behind.

Talk about overwhelming. and confusing. and daunting.

I don’t want that to happen again. It was not much fun trying to sort everything out and figure out what happened when.  Thankfully, I have everything written down in the family calendar so it was a little easier.  And, I finally decided that it really didn’t matter if the pictures from one week were on a page with pictures from another. Twenty years from now I doubt we will care which week we went to the eye doctor.  Right?

Anyway, sit back and get comfy – I have a LOT to share this week:

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Lots of inserts – samples of schoolwork, smaller pocket pages for the extra pictures…

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new car shopping!

And a closeup of the text messages with my brother:

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another close up – I grabbed the logo from the web because I forgot to get a business card to add to the page.

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Moving on to the next week:

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Love the cartoon – so true about life Smile

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another insert:

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Field Day – I may go back and do a digital page on these pictures after things calm down around here – not sure yet.

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And,finally, Mother’s Day weekend!

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If you made it this far, thanks for stopping by!

I have made a vow to myself I won’t get that far behind again – too hard to get motivated to catch up. It would’ve been so easy to just quit, but I’m glad I made myself sit down and do the pages – I feel so much better being caught up!