Wednesday, July 30, 2014

..:: project life : week 13 ::..

Week 13 left
The colors in this whole spread were inspired by the polkadot 3x4 card that you see above.  I got this in a SwagBag from Paper Issues and loved it immediately!  I looked through my PL cards to find others that could carry the colors throughout the two page spread and inserts.  This week TWO inserts were required -- including some mud-inspired artwork by B.  I love this project!

Week 13 spread with insert #1
The first insert houses 5 photos and a journaling spot (see where it says, "Yes" that's the insert).  This was all about going to my folks house and decorating an egg tree with Grandma!
Week 13  spread with insert #2 (and back of insert 1)
Above you can see the other 3 photos for insert 1, and the mud masterpiece that my daughter did during "worm day" at preschool.  I love including this stuff!
Week 13 (back of insert)
I enlarged a photo from "worm day" and added it on the back of the mud art work.

Week 13 right
My bank card was hacked on April Fool's day!  NO FOOLIN'! Ugh.  But it was documented.
Week 13 Panoramic Play
See where it says "lift"?  My Soul Mate was playing around with the panoramic feature on our iPhones and I had to include it in this week's spread.  Fun!

Also, I had some scrapping time with my sister-in-law this week!  Awesome!  Love it when that happens!

Thanks for stopping by, come back soon!

Monday, July 28, 2014

..:: project life : week 12 ::..

Still plugging away! I do love this project.  This week was part of my Spring Break week.  There is an insert: there were lots of stories!

Week 12 spread with insert
This week:

  • My One True Love and I got to spend some alone time together being goofy eating out and drinking adult beverages during the day!
  • We also bought some goofy "presents" for B., including the Frozen movie (came out on BluRay this week).
  • We became obsessed with Breaking Bad.
  • It was warm enough to go on our first park visit!
Week 12 right
Week 12 spread with back of insert
Also this week:
  • We visited Urgent Care for a cut on B.'s finger (all was fine)!
  • The iPad that we took to Urgent Care didn't return home with us (stolen!)

Week 12 right

And finally this week:

  • It was March Madness week (I don't really dig basketball, but we went to a bar to watch it anyway).
  • Batman (girl) made an appearance. 
  • When we returned to school, there was a dusting of snow.
  • It was also Iowa Assessments for students (blah).
  • Early in the week light jackets and parks, later in the week heavy coats and snow!
Wow!  Full week!  Documented!  Love this project!

Also, I love Scrapbook Circle (but I bet you knew that)!  The great Melissa Mann lifted me -- awesome sauce -- check it out here!

Thanks for stopping by!


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!