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

And a close up:img_1593

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

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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.

The front of the insert:img_1550

close up:img_1557

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!!

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…

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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.

Project Life Tuesday 1.31.12

Hello and welcome to Project Life Tuesday!The Mom Creative

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 have two weeks’ worth of pages to show you since I shared pages from 2011 last week.  So, let’s get started.

First we  have the week of January 16:

I have an 8×10 insert in here – with Big Girl’s speech for school on one side:

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Here is a close-up of the left hand side:img_1241

And the back of the 8×10 and right-side:img_1243

and the close-up of the right side:

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I’m loving using PSE to create a 4×6 print with 2 4×3 images in it – so I can fit more pictures on the page… and using it to add journaling directly on the photo, like I did for the rock-face picture.

Here’s last week:img_1246

I used a 6×12 insert here (with 3 4×6 sleeves) for a little extra room for pictures and stuff related to the sicknesses that have overtaken our house.

Close-up left:img_1245

and both pages right-side and back of insert:img_1247

And a close up of the right page:

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That’s all for this week! I don’t know how many pictures I’m going to have next week – I’ve got one still sick and my week so far has consisted of lots of doctor’s offices (which are not fun to take pictures of) I’m sure something will turn up, though.

I’m also adding to my stash:img_1249

Big Girl and I stopped at a local scrapbook store on the way home from the doctor – I got a few pages to use.

Love the Year-ography pages:img_1250

And these cute Jenni Bowlin embellishment/journaling cards:img_1251

and a few other journaling cards:img_1252

I think my “bug” is back… I can’t seem to stop thinking about scrapbooking again!

You can see my other Project Life posts here.

Project Life Tuesday 1.17.12

Happy Tuesday, y’all!

I did a lot of work on my Project Life albums this past weekend. I wasn’t feeling well on Saturday so that was my way to keep quiet and occupy myself. I worked on the 2011 book (It’s almost done) and did my pages for last week in the 2012 book.

I thought I’d share the 2011 pages I worked on this week – a little from October, November & December. I think I am 95% finished with this book. Just a couple of blog posts to print and add to the album and a little journaling to finish. Which is good, because the book is bulging at the seams and I’m kinda tired of looking at it!

2012 is chugging along nicely. I’ll share the pages from last week in another post so this isn’t such a gigantic post.

Anyway, here are the 2011 pages I worked on:img_1178

and a closer view of the two pages: (sorry for the shadows from the window)

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more from that weekend and the pumpkin carving:

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Didn’t take many pictures in November, but here are a few…

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And moving into December:

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I’m finding I’m using up some of my old stash – like very old Creative Memories’ papers that were from who-knows-when and probably would never get used otherwise – and some random scraps of paper that fit perfectly in these little 3×4 pockets but are not much good on a 12×12 page.  Makes the project much more economical…

You can see more Project Life pages over on The Mom Creative via her Project Life Tuesday link up.

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