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:


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:


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:


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)


more from that weekend and the pumpkin carving:


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


And moving into December:



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.

The Mom Creative