Thursday, July 17, 2014

..:: project life : week 11 ::..

I've been pretty good at keeping up with Project Life this year -- I've recorded our memories and organized our photos.  I've even gotten the photos printed, added to the book, journaled and embellished! I'm mostly caught up. But I have failed as a blogger and I have not shared since week 10!  YIKES!  My plan is to share week 11 today, and continue to share more frequently until I'm caught up!  So…here goes!
week 11 full spread
week 11 left
I got a bit fancy this week and used a stitching template by Amy Tangerine to highlight "March" and the dates this week's spread covers.

week 11 right
That green eggs & ham card is actually a flip up -- I love doing these because there is so much room for journaling underneath.
flip up
The insert this week is all about Dr. Seuss!   They were celebrating his birthday at preschool, so B. brought home this cute Cat in the Hat paper plate art.  It fit almost perfectly in a 6x12 page protector (I had to cut little inserts on both sides for the little ears to pock through!
week 11 insert

week 11 insert back
I just stapled the Cat in the page protector without backing it with paper because I wanted to be able to see her signature! I added a little green circle, and then a 3x4 card for the journaling on the back.

Lots of green this week for St. Patrick's day! (yes, that was a long time ago!)

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, July 14, 2014

44 by forty-four



In April I shared this post with you. Since that post I have gotten rid of a lot of stuff!

But I'm still overwhelmed with how much I have left to tackle!  YIKES!  This is the longest I've lived in one house (11 years this fall) and I think maybe that's part of it (I'm not a hoarder, I'm not a hoarder, I'm not a hoarder, except maybe pretty papers).

So far:
  • socks (see my last post) = 2 bags
  • a few items from the storage closet either thrown or given away = 2 bags
  • Bea's closet is now free of all items (that were hanging) that are too small (given away or sold) = 4 bags
  • de-stashing my studio (and organizing my embellishments  & alphas by color!) = 4 bags
  • the stuff hanging in my closet is free of things that I won't wear AND in proper RoyG. BIV order! = 5 bags

Total =  17 bags (nearly 40% there!)

The good/bad news is that I still have plenty of places to get the rest of that 60%, and meet my goal of 44 bags by the time I turn forty-four in October!  The storage closet is horrific, and my bedroom needs some work (to name a couple places).  With just a few weeks of summer left -- I need to get busy!  :-)

I will be sharing a bunch of Project Life posts over the next few days!  Please come back and check it out!


Friday, June 27, 2014

:: horseshoes :



Simple, but fun layout for today! 


I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the title. I started by typing "Horseshoes" in bebas font. Then, I went in to the symmetrical letters and erase one half. Finally, I added a dashed line on the edges of those letters so they would fold easily. Before I cut, it looked like this:

I used Mister Huey spray ink to spray the wood veneer triangles at the top, and then added some white with a white out pen.



I'm linking this up to Paper Issues Current Issue : In The Navy.  The link party goes through July 6th -- plenty of time to join the party!

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