Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Project Life 2014: Week Twelve

I could pretend and say that me posting week 12 means I'm catching up. But, sadly, that's not the case.  Week 12 has been done for a while now (probably at least a week), I was just waiting for permission to use some of the photos before I put it up.  The band photos were taken by a mom from Clara's school and was waiting to hear back from her.  

So here is week 12 (the week before the dreaded spring break week that I can't get motivated to finish!)...

Monday, April 07, 2014


Yes, this time I'm actually behind.  Not just in posting, but behind in getting my pages together.  In theory, I'm not THAT behind, I just have to finish two weeks ago and last week.  BUT... two weeks ago was Spring Break and somehow that week has turned into six pages!  I have all of the pictures laid out though, so I just have to add the fun stuff.  Hopefully that will go quickly.

In the meantime, I thought I would post about what else we're up to.  Clara started her own project life album!

I snapped a few photos with my phone while she was working on her album on Saturday.
In order to streamline the process as much as possible, we kept things simple.  She is using design F pages only since they have the most 3x4 slots (except for U, but as far as I can tell, those only come in a variety pack).  She's using photos from her phone and adds the date and caption using the Collect app.  At the end of the month, I export them to our personal cloud at home and then order 3x4 prints from Persnickety Prints.  So, when the prints come, it's just the fun stuff since everything is already cropped and labeled!

She loves the fun stuff!  Here's her supply cart...
It used to be my cart, but I never ended up with a hobby that really required all of that space for stuff.  Being digital... I just need more external drives!!

Here are some of her pages in progress...
I'll have to take some better photos of her finished pages so she can have her own section here on the blog!  It's fun to see the difference between digital and paper project life!!

Now back to my pages!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Project Life 2014: Week 11

Rolling right along with getting things posted!

Something that I'm pretty excited about lately (in regards to project life), is that for the past couple of weeks Jeff has been sending me a photo or two of HIS week!  He travels most weeks, so he's not in our day to day photos a lot.  Most of what I include in our weekly spreads has to do with the kids or us as a family, and since I am the one putting things together, I throw in things here and there that are just me.  It was time that Jeff was included like that as well.  His work travels are as much a part of our family story as anything else.  So, we talked and now he sends me the occasional photo.  This week it was a pic of the client he was at and a shot in O'Hare on his trip home.  The airport shot really helped with the story I was trying to tell about our Thursday nights, so I was thrilled that he had chosen to take that photo.

Enough rambling!  Here are my pages...

And the supplies (links here)...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Project Life 2014: Week 10

I struggled with week 10, I'm not sure why.  I had it open most of last week and changed things around daily.  Still not sure I *love* it... but it's done!

Week 11 is coming right along.  It's pretty much done except for journaling.  Week 12 is going to be a bear though!  It's Wednesday and I haven't taken one single photo.... not one.  It's also just a pretty low key, normal week so I don't have any big events coming up to take photos of.  Alex has stuff with his friends, but he is notoriously bad at taking photos for me.  So... look for a lot of filler cards in week 12's layouts!  :-)

In more exciting news... Clara has decided to do her own version of project life!  I'm so excited about it!  We're going to be doing it with actual physical products (not a digital version like I do) and printed photos.  I've ordered her some cards, she's been labeling her photos in the collect app and next week during spring break, we plan on shopping for an album and pocket pages!  I'll try to do posts with her pages as well.  I'm just so excited for her!  She takes so many photos with her phone, but she didn't know what to do with them.  Now we have a plan!

Okay... here's what I used for week 10 (products will be linked here):

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Project Life 2014: February Misc.

With February over, I went through my phone photos to see what miscellaneous photos didn't get used in my weekly PL spreads.  I had enough that I wanted to use, so I created another "orphan" photo page for February like I had for January.  I don't want to over think these pages, so I decided to do the same basic format each time and for now, my plan is to use the monthly members' kit from Little Dreamer Designs each month.

Here is February's spread...

Supplies (links here)...

Monday, March 17, 2014

Project Life 2014: Week 9

And just like that... I'm really behind again!  Well... with posting, still current on the actual pages.  I have fallen into one of my regular slumps though.  I go through this about once a quarter it seems.  I think it's not really a scrapping slump, but a photo slump.  It seems especially bad this year since one of my project life goals was to use my big camera more.  When I have mainly phone photos to work with I'm just not as excited to work on my pages.  But, I just haven't had much lately that felt "big camera worthy".  And on the couple things that were... I didn't feel like lugging it around.  Oh well.. I'm just happy to still be current!

This week was different for me.  I think I like switching up the background colors.  I don't think I'd like dark backgrounds for a whole book, but I do like them on this week...

Supplies (links here)...

Monday, March 03, 2014

Project Life 2014: Week 8

Week 8 has been done for a while too... just didn't get around to posting it either.  :-)

My book is going to have a very different feel this year, but I think I'm really going to like it.   I liked my collages last year, but this year I'm liking having each photo pretty much stand alone in it's own spot.  I'll probably still throw in some collages here and there, but nowhere near as many as last year.

Here's week 8, pretty clean and simple...

And the supplies (links on pinterest)...