Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Project Life 2015: Week 18

The last week of my first book of the year!

Week 18...

I keep trying to come up with something to add to this post, but I keep coming up blank!  So, I think I'll just give up and hit post :-)

Supplies (links on pinterest)....

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Project Life 2015: Week 17

This is one of my favorite recent weeks.  I just loved Just Jaimee's Color Me Happy sets from the May BYOC at The Lilypad.  I like the light and airy look to it at all (does that make sense?).

Here's our week 17....

 I did a separate insert for Alex's birthday this week....

I didn't have enough photos to do front and back of the insert, so on the back, I just added a sheet of the Color Me Happy patterned paper.  I think I really like how it turned out.  I still have to trim it to make sure, but Alex's science fair board prep was the death of my paper trimmer.  
Supplies (links on pinterest)....

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Project Life 2015: Week 16

Time sure flies by fast... it sure doesn't seem like this was over a month ago!

Here's my week 16...

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Project Life 2015: Alex's Week 15

So my series of posts I mentioned last week didn't kick off quite like I had planned.  We had a full weekend with my in-laws here and Alex's performances.  I'll try to get things caught up again with posting.

Here's a glimpse into what the boy was up to the week he spent in Missouri...

Can I just tell you how excited I am to have four pages worth of photos from that week!  I knew my dad was pretty good with photos, but Alex is terrible about taking any.  But I was completely shocked by both of them!  After Alex was home, I started getting text notifications and emails... my dad was sending me the nearly 40 photos he took that week.  Then Alex airdropped me another 10 or so that he took.  I couldn't believe it!  We had bought my dad a selfie stick for his birthday and Alex gave it to him on his first day there.  They played with it a bit which added to the photo count.  It actually really touched me that my family seems to "get" how important PL is to me.

Supplies (links on pinterest)...

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Project Life 2015: Week 15

I spent the last week scrambling to get my first book of the year ready to print.  Shutterfly always does that to me... I get a coupon and I think "I MUST use this NOW, it's the BEST coupon EVER, I CAN'T let it expire without using it" and then I work around the clock to get my book ready to print.  And I send it print within a few hours of the coupon expiring... every. single. time.  Then, the very next day, I get a new coupon which is different, yet similar, to the one that just expired.  Oh well... it motivated me to finish up those last few pages I was avoiding and now, within a week or so, I'll have my first book in hand!

And now begins the series of posts where I try to get caught back up with sharing layouts!

Here is week 15 (the main part of the the week with just Clara and I)...

It was a strange week to scrap.  Week 15 ended up with 10 pages because I had so many photos - Easter, Alex's week in MO, Clara's dance competition and the rest.  The problem was that "the rest" didn't add up to much... but there were too many to leave out, so I did this spread, added lots of filler and hoped for the best!  It turned out better than I expected!

Supplies (links on pinterest)....

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Project Life 2015: Week 15, Easter Sunday

Here's the beginning of the monster, 10 page week...

I had a vision for these pages.  I wanted the photos to be the focus, and I wanted to use an actual "Easter" kit versus the cutesy, dyed eggs and bunny kits (I love those too and have use for them, but on this particular set of pages I wanted something different).  Amber LaBau's Easter Morn cards were perfect.  The subtle color scheme complemented the colors in the sunrise over the water.  I took a bunch of photos myself, but I was also able to pull some cool ones from our church's Facebook page. I love how the shots taken from above put everything in perspective.

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This post is part of the project life link up on the Day to Day blog.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Project Life: Week 14, part two


I am so incredibly excited about that!  I followed my plan I posted last week and now I'm back to working current!  I'm so thrilled!

So now to get caught back up on posting...

Not only am I caught up, but I'm just a couple of weeks away from ordering my first book of the year!  I'm excited to print three times this year instead of just two.  I think that was part of the motivation to get my act together.  Plus we sat down over the weekend and went over the rough plan for the next few months and things are seriously crazy between now and school starting in the fall.  It's a good crazy though, filled with lots of fun things and travel, but it's still crazy. And a perfect recipe for getting behind with PL.  I'm going to have to up my project life plan a bit in order to get through it all without totally losing it.  Last summer was pretty busy with lots of trips, but I always had a bit of downtime between them.  This year, several of them are back to back which could prove difficult to find time.  Thank goodness I have a laptop!  I fought that change a couple of years ago.  Jeff bought it for me and I refused to use it for several months... I loved my desktop and didn't want to change.  Now, I can't imagine life without my macbook.  Well... I should probably stop worrying about how behind I'll be this summer and just enjoy being caught up again for the moment!  :-)

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