Project Life: Week 15

This project continues to be the highlight of my week.  The taking of the pictures, the creation of the pages… and well, actually living the life that I’m working to document.




Nothing outside the box technique-wise this week.  1

Although I do have a nice stash of cards from the Cherry Edition of the Project Life Kit thanks to my awesome friend Lynn.  That’s her in the bottom corner… she’ll probably kill me for this screen shot but this is how we work for now, conquering the world one brainstorm at a time, via Skype.


I finally sprung for the  Poulain Camera Rubber Stamp from Plaid Barn.  I’m a nerd for packaging and this camera tag that came with the stamp HAD to be included!3

I love the little moments that end up in here like working from my front porch in a perfect breeze and the shopping scores for my new little nephew.  Those are Cherry cards in the middle… yummy sherbet colors for summer days!


The highlight of the week was celebrating Dustin’s birthday.  We started with a ridiculous meal at Prato then capped the night off at the Wine Room.  I loved the menu, printed daily, so much that I let it take up 4 pockets.  I am terrible at getting people pictures… I totally neglected my super fun friends, Kathy and Z, from My Urban Pantry.  They blogged about the grub HERE.



I stinking love this project!  I know, I’m a broken record but it makes me SO happy!


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Project Life: Week 14

I’m a little in love with the project… I know, I know.  I say this every week but it’s true.  It’s the perfect mix of scrapbooking, journaling and using up my hoarded stash of papery bits.


This week was low on photos.  Really low.  So, I seized it as an opportunity to include more journaling and fun cards.


This week we feasted on veggie burgers and flax crackers made in the dehydrator.  Yay for something cruchy-carby!  Also, I big part of my Saturday was spent working through notes from my editors on my first novel draft.  The “Hello Everyday LIfe” card was a freebie from Becky Higgin’s site (click HERE and scroll down to the Project Life section.


The metal rim tag is Martha Stewart and the fun number stickers are from my Package Pal!


This might be my favorite addition so far.  I collected some of my favorite comments from my editors… I don’t ever want to forget this process!


On Saturday morning, I met up with a friend and checked out the Winter Park Farmer’s Market.  It was perfect weather and Spring was obvious with the abundance of blooms in the plant area.


I love the honey comb look of this paper and I’m so glad I picked up these paper pennant banners from the clearance bin at Michaels!


I almost forgot about this little heart stamp I carved months ago… gotta keep this in eye view for sure.


And a little preview of my May desktop design… I love love love this quote.


How is your year going?  I love your comments!

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Project Life: Week 13

I keep waiting for this project to get old, and by “old” I mean that I get too lazy to keep up with it.  I’ve fallen a bit behind here and there but here’s my Week 13 update, right on schedule!




The highlights this week were tackling a reupholstering project and sewing up some new throw pillows for my bedroom.  I received my Package Pals box this week (the note in the top right is from my Pal, Kelly) but since we both wrote blog posts about it, I just printed them out and inserted them in 8 1/2 x 11 sleeves after I finished (posts HERE and HERE).


The week card is same as usual with this cute little flag from a set I picked up at Michaels on clearance…


and I added a new technique I’ve seen other Project Lifers use and sewed a couple photos to the background card.


The second page was devoted to Easter…


and I couldn’t help but include the cute shots of my niece in the bottom left.  It kills me that she’s all the way up in Vermont.


All in all, a great week and another favorite spread in Project Life!


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Project Life: Week 12

I think this may have been one of my craftiest weeks in a loooong time and I was so stoked to get all my pictures in Project Life.  Thanks to participating in Package Pals, I was inspired to whip up lots of fun goodies for my “Pal”, Kelly over at  You can read all about  Interested in Package Pals?  See what it’s all about HERE and check out what we sent each other HERE and HERE.


My date card remains similar to previous weeks but thing time I used a wooden “tag” with silver number stickers for the week number.


The cats actually let me take their pictures so this is a pretty big deal…


Then comes the fun!  Food pics, of course, because I’m obsessed, and a few shots of Package Pal projects in process and an “inventory” shot in the bottom left corner of the package contents.  As always, I like to end with a sky picture…


Close up of some knitting work…


I can’t wait to Project Life the goodie box I received!!! Better than I ever expected!

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Project Life: Week 11

 I feel like a broken record but seriously… I LOVE THIS PROJECT!  This weeks spread was pretty simple with an 8 1/2 x 11 inch page protector inserted with the print out from my 40 Random Things post.






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I kept things simple… photos, washi and journaling… I included my measurements after the first full week eating real food again after my fast.  LOTS OF INCHES GONE!!!


Too many sky pics as per usual…



The weekend always does wonders for my spreads.  Sharayah spent the weekend and we got crafty for Easter.


And of course I had to include my new “reward” shoes.


Oh, yeah!  I finally got a decent corner rounder (HERE) so I’ve gotta go back 10 weeks an make all my pics perfectly rounded.  Crazy, sure, but it makes me happy.


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Project Life: Week 10

Week 10 and I’m all up-to-date!  This week was jam packed with more projects than I ever though could be accomplished.  Most were done in the span of 6 hours on a Sunday thanks to my awesome friends… Keep your eyes out for some sneak peaks of what’s to come on the blog!




1xHere we go with my typical date card.  the “This is what life looks like” card is actually a 4×6 journaling card folded in half and tucked in… I had so many pictures this week I really needed the extra space to write out all the goings on of the week.


My love affair with 2.5” square photos and washi tape is going strong.  I also like the look of angling the photos so as not to cut off the graphics on the 3×4 cards.   3xAnd I continue to “hide” little notes behind photos… I love using this as my main journal as well as photo album so these hidden away cards are an easy way to keep more private things private.



Are you a Project Lifer?  Let me know!  I’d love to see what you’re working on!

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Project Life: Week 9

I’m playing a bit of catch up with Project Life, but I’m finding that that is the true beauty of this process.  It is forgiving, low pressure and so easy and fun to get back on track!.




Nothing out of the ordinary in technique… 1

I’m still a fan of being consistent with my date card… just the dates stamped with a little embellishment.  This time I used some sticky tabs that I bought a million years ago and never broke open.


Square pics with white trim continue to be a favorite for sure…and the “currenlty” card from the seamfoam collection was a perfect addition to the text from THIS post.

3 March started with a birthday celebration for one of my favorite people on Earth.  I like using the same background across pockets to unite one event…4and that’s pretty much it.  Keeping it simple and LOVING EVERY BIT OF IT!!!

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