Project Life Tuesday ~ 14 May 13

Happy Tuesday, y’all!

Hope your week is treating you well – so far so good for us here. It’s time for another update on my Project Life pages…

A little background

The Mom CreativeThis year, I’m doing my Project Life album digitally. I’m using Creative Memories’ Storybook Creator software and Becky Higgins’ Turquoise Edition (for the most part)  I’ve also purchased these nifty little overlays that allow my pages to look like true pocket pages (I’m loving them).

I’m planning to print my pages as a book – hopefully, it will all fit in one volume and take up less space on the shelf than the 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 versions which are 2 volumes (2 3” binders) each!

This week’s pages

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The journaling reads:

Spring is springing and one of the ways we can tell is that, for the first time ever, the farmer has transformed the hay bales into bunny rabbits! We are so excited. * One of our new traditions is homemade pizzas on Friday nights * My latest snack obsession are these “protein bites” that are made from oatmeal, honey, peanut butter and coconut. They are SO good. * My latest crochet project is this beautiful afghan I’m hoping to make for the living room.

And the right side page:

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Top journaling:

Taking advantage of his time off of work, Rob decided to paint for me. He spent the better part of the week painting the foyer, kitchen, stairs and landing. My SuperMan!

Bottom journaling:

Very interesting fortune cookie at dinner and even funnier text with my boss the next day ~ hee hee!

Love my little one’s Visitor’s Day at dance – one of the highlights of the year. I love to see how much progress she’s made since the beginning of the year – and then again between Visitor’s Day and recital day two months later.

What about you?

How are your Project Life pages coming along?

 

Project Life Tuesday ~ 24 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.

This week was all about the birthday girl, so I focused most of my pictures and decorations on that theme. I used a little ribbon and washi tape to add some other elements and most of my journaling was directly on the pictures with the exception of the weekly recap, which I did on a homemade journal card (digitally).

So, without further chatter, here are the pages – (there are four of them because I had so many birthday pictures)

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remember you can click on any image to see it larger.

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close up:

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and the next two pages:

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and a close up of the cute cake that Big Girl made for her sister. I love it.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

Project Life Tuesday ~ 16 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.

This week’s post continues to show my catching up on June’s pages. I have the last week of June to share and this past week. The only week I’m lacking at this point is the week of July 1st, which I am waiting to work on because I am trying to decide WHAT I want to do there. I have a mini-album to complete for that mini-vacation and I’m trying to decide what pictures I’ll duplicate in the Project Life album. I’m not one of those who won’t duplicate pages or layouts, but I think I want to tell the whole story in the mini-album and then just pick some highlights to put on the Project Life spread.

I was hoping to work on the mini album last weekend, but just didn’t have the creative mojo to get started. I spent a little time Monday afternoon working on some crafty things to sort of get things jump-started so that I can (hopefully) get my mini album started.

Anyway, here are the pages I have for you this week – (remember, you can click on an image to see it larger)

June 25-July 1

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Left Page: (I used a Cathy Zielske’s Frankie Journal Card for my weekly recap)

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Right side:

Capturing a Facebook post using a freebie journal card.

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Some close ups:

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And then moving on to the July pages…

July 9-15:

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The left side:

I made the date card digitally, using a background paper resized to 4×6 and then added the date and a “sticker” that said “moments.” I like how it turned out.

I had so many pictures (over 20!) for last week – which is surprising since it was a pretty quiet week. So I made use of a lot of journaling on photos and a smaller weekly recap card.

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The right side:

I had to take a picture of the girls’ excellent bowling scores. I couldn’t resist.

And used some digital washi tape on the Lenny’s picture.  I also used digital elements on most of the other pictures on this page.

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Close up:

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

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!

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

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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!