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:


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



new car shopping!

And a closeup of the text messages with my brother:




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

4-23-12-3 copy

Moving on to the next week:


Love the cartoon – so true about life Smile


another insert:


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


And,finally, Mother’s Day weekend!


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!

March Roundup

Well, maybe this is a little late – but at least I got it done before the first week of April is over, right?

I’m not sure I’m happy with the page yet… something is just “off” to me but I can’t put my finger on it. I did take a less structured approach this time, so maybe that is why?

Anyway, here’s my March roundup page:

March Roundup

I liked including mostly pictures this month – less words. I figure the stories are in the Project Life pages for the most part. Still liking these roundups, though, to give a quick snapshot of the month.

Join in the roundup – over on Katie the Scrapbook Lady’s website!

Scrapbook Thursday ~ a little bit digital

I mentioned on Tuesday that I did a little digital scrapbooking last week – I thought I’d share the pages I made with you today.  The pictures are already in my Project Life album, but I had something I wanted to say beyond what I put in the album so I made these pages. I did this a few times last year and just stuck the digital pages in the PL album where they fit chronologically. I liked the mix of styles and how the finished product turned out so I will probably do the same again this year…

2012 Family Album - Page 004

2012 Family Album - Page 005

I also did my Roundup for February:2012 Family Album - Page 003

I haven’t decided yet if I will add these to the Project Life album (probably will) or maybe (thinking out loud here) make a small 8×8 album of these pages all by themselves… not sure yet. But I am loving the recap of the month concept.

You can click on any picture to see the page larger.

I’ll be back on Tuesday with more Project Life posts!

Roundup January

Happy February 1st!

If you are a scrapbooker, you’ve probably heard of Katie the Scrapbook Lady. Well, if you are a scrapbooker and avid blog reader, you probably have.

Anyway, Katie does a monthly series called “The Roundup” in which she highlights the previous month by answering some questions and then captures it in a scrapbook page. I’ve always admired these roundups and thought it was a great way to get a snapshot of the month. But, I’ve never done them.

So, with my Project Life project in it’s third year and that process well established (loving my new Saturday afternoon scrapbooking habit) I decided to add a monthly roundup to my process.  This will be a digital page that I’ll print (maybe even printing all 12 at the end of the year as a single book?) and include along with the Project Life album.

So, let’s get started…

my January Roundup

Books I read:

Movies, TV Shows, etc. I watched:

Fun things we did together:

  • Hiking and walking (until everyone got sick!)
  • Family movie nights

Gifts I gave/received:

  • Finally gave Jane her Christmas gift!

Accomplishments this month:

  • Walking (again)
  • Making better choices with eating
  • Started another knitting project
  • Attended Cup of Joy retreat
  • Project Life is current (and I’m loving it!)
  • Big Girl finished her speech (early!)
  • Little Bit was selected for a Principal Pal award at school.

Disappointments this month:

  • The kids both got sick.
  • It rained. (a lot!)

How did I do on my goals this month?

  • I didn’t get to walk every day like I had planned. Sad smile
  • I did get back on track with my eating (no more cookies before bed!)

And here’s the scrapbook page:

January Roundup

You can see Katie’s round up over on her blog.