Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Project Life 2010: Disneyland

I got motivated at the end of last week to work on my Disney pages from 2010.  There were two factors involved in this... 1) Sahlin Studio was having a sale on her Project Mouse kits and 2) Clara and I have been working on our plans for our trip to Disneyland this summer.  It was really hard to decide which kits to buy since there is such a great selection in the Project Mouse line.  I ended up starting with the first basics set.

Here are my pages...

Of course the kit worked perfectly with these photos!  I think I'm going to need to pick up a few more before Clara and I go on our trip.

Oh... there's still one more two page spread from this trip... just dragging my feet on finishing up the journaling.

Supplies (link on pinterest)...

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Project Life 2015: Week 11

Project life... it takes a village!

I took a look at my photos after finishing my pages and realized just how many people contributed to them!  They're all phone photos, but they came from my phone, Jeff's phone, Clara's phone, Clara's friend's mom's phone and Clara's teacher's phone!

I wasn't sure how everything was going to come together, but I think this is one my favorite weeks so far this year!  I love the mix of photos!

Supplies (links on pinterest)...

Friday, March 13, 2015

Recipe Journal: The Cherry Hut

Not many recipes so far in the "recipe journal", huh?  :-)

My biggest issue is that I want to play with all of the pocket scrapping art journal challenges at The Lilypad, but I don't have the right photos to go with the recipes yet.  I need to cook and take photos... plus go through old photos to see what I can find.   Last week's prompt was to scrap someplace you've been, so I picked one of our summer favorites, The Cherry Hut...

I'm now regretting that I didn't journal on it.  It's something we still actively do, so it didn't really occur to me to write anything down.  I like the way the page looks, so maybe I'll just slip a card with journaling on it behind one of the photos in the 3x4 slots.

The kit I used, couldn't have been more perfect!  Here's the link....

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Project Life 2010: Week 21, part one

I'm moving right along with my 2010 pages! I'm about to the point where I need to get more pages ready with photos on templates.  I have a block of skiing spreads that I've skipped and a block of pages from our trip to Legoland/Disneyland that I need to do.  But other than that, I'm about ready to move forward into the awkward months (the time period where I stopped doing photo-a-day and actually pretty much stopped taking photos altogether.. sigh).

 Here's the first part of week 21...

It's funny how perfectly this kit coordinated with the kids' clothing for this part of the week!  I'm still loving this project.  I know I keep saying this, but it's funny how much you forget.  I had forgotten how Clara always had to take a stuffed animal with her everywhere she went!  It was so fun to look back and see her with her bear at the Cubs game!

Supplies (links on pinterest)....

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Project Life 2015: Week 10

This was a tough week to get started.  I had a serious lack of photos the first part of the week and an over abundance of them from the end of the week.  Add to that, we were all scattered for the weekend, which made organizing my plan even harder.

Here's the first part of the week...

I had exactly two photos for the first part of the week and those were taken on Sunday!  So I went on a screen shot search... I downloaded a photo from the Big Hero 6 Facebook page for our Sunday night movie, a M*A*S*H photo from google images (the sitcom Alex and I are currently watching on Netflix) and a screen shot of the library's e-book site since I was busy downloading books for our trip.  I wasn't sure what to do with page two, so I gathered up all of the candids I could from Clara's dance competition weekend (some from Clara directly, some from Snapchats, some from the dance company's instagram account).  Enough to fill some spots.  I filled in the rest with the fabulous new Stacked Pocket Card sets from Just Jaimee.  They really added some "oomph" to my pages, since my photos really weren't doing it this week!

Next we have the pages from our weekend away....

Here's where the too many photos came in.  Jeff and I had a great weekend away in AZ.  During our time there, I had a lot of time to wander around taking photos.  And with the beautiful weather, I definitely wanted to be outside!  I had a hard time narrowing the photos down for this spread.

Supplies (links on pinterest)....

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Project Life 2015: Week 9

This was a tough week to pull together.  It was a week of random iPhone photos... no overall theme and just lots of, well... randomness.  But, it's done!

Seems like I should have more to say... but apparently, I don't.  We have a crazy weekend coming up and I'm a little preoccupied with that at the moment.  

Supplies (links on pinterest)...

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Dance Album: The Welcome Party

Have I mentioned how much I like love having a printer?  Well... I do!  Especially now that I finally figured out the problem I was having with the printer expanding my image when I printed and therefore cutting things off around the edges. I was still having that issue when I printed these, so they're not quite perfect... but oh well!

Have you read the article making the rounds about the potential "digital dark age" and encouraging people to print their photos?  Well... apparently I've taken that to heart, as I have created yet another project.  Clara is the worst offender in our family about not saving photos.  You know what I do with photos, Jeff takes them and sends them to me to use in project life, and Alex just doesn't take any :-/  Clara takes tons... shares them with her friends and then deletes.  She does back up to our personal cloud here at home occasionally, but she never prints. We tried starting her on her own physical project life album last year, but it didn't last long.

It's overwhelming trying to do something with all of her photos, so we decided to just start with a "yearbook" of sorts for the dance team that she's on.  We started with the welcome party in the fall...

We could have gone the photo book route, but 1) I want this to be a place for her to collect memorabilia as well, 3) I like the instant gratification of seeing the book in progress and 3) I wouldn't have gotten to use my printer (that may be the biggest reason we went with the 6x8 album).

I just know that I loved and still love looking through my photos from middle and high school... and I just didn't want Clara to miss out on that same experience.

Supplies (images are linked to the product)....