Monday, March 10, 2014

Project Life: March 2nd - 8th

This week I had so much going on I was not too focused. I am taking a class at Big Picture Classes. Its called Before your Story. It is such an awesome class! I am swarming with emotion and memories. It is basically a scrapbook that you will finish in 6 weeks. It is Project Life style pockets. It is about your childhood...need I say more! So anywho, working on 2 major projects, working full time, running 3 kids around, I was a little "all over the place". But this weeks Pl came together rather nicely. I didn't keep up with it daily, like I usually do. So I found out that I forgot a lot of the little details. There is more decorative journal cards than I have ever used, simply because I could not remember what the heck I did that day. I'm getting old and the memory isn't as sharp as it use to be...ha!

Getting back to business: This week I used mostly Studio Calico monthly PL kits. I am clueless as to which ones are which. I just grab what looks good. I also used the Jade Edition 4 x 6 textured cards. I found the reddish and green one matched the color scheme perfectly. This week: work stunk, all our new funky glasses came in, Ash Wednesday, and the girls started swim class. Now I know they are 9 & 11....but we never got around to lessons. It wasn't apparent until swim parties came along and they were the only 2 at the shallow end...epic fail on my part : (

I used a bunch of wood veneers from Elle's Studio . This was the first time I ordered from them. Shipping was pretty speedy and I love the product! It was a birthday celebration so I also got a few cute 3 x 4 journal cards.

Oh and I almost hubby got me a new washer and dryer. Though they are still in the box and sitting in the middle of my kitchen. We are now in the process of re doing the laundry room...yay!!

Thats about all for this week. I will be linked up with the wonderful Jessica over at The Mom Creative Blog. Tons and tons of inspiration on that blog! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Project Life: February 16t -March 1st

Hello everyone! Here are my next 2 weeks of Project Life. I didn't post last week due to my back going out...not fun! I was out of work for a few days and couldn't do a thing : (

But let's dive into week 8: February 16-22. I used all core kits from Dear Lizzy. I mixed and matched as usual. The "hello" sticker is from Heidi Swapp's new line. The button is from Crate Paper's line "Love Notes". I also used a bunch of sequins that I ordered from Happie Scrappie. She has wonderful stuff in her shop and she is super talented. It does come from Singapore, so it took a few weeks...but well worth it! I even saved the beautiful stamps from the package.

We did get more over this winter...but I won't bore you with my complaining. At least it was pretty and I got to take a few cool pictures of the ice. I used Heidi Swapp letters, a rub on from Studio Calico & more sequins.

Later on in the week, prior to my back injury, I made my husband some muffins. Baking is the only type of cooking I actually enjoy. He does 90% of the cooking (love him)! I even included the recipe on a 3 x 4 journal card and tucked it behind the 4 x 6 card.  I also added a journal card of the video games my girls are currently hooked on. I thought that'd be cool for them to look back on.

I also included this week a little card from Starbucks with my favorite latte.

I finally got the KIWI EDITION!!!! Looked forever and finally found one in Philadelphia at Jo Ann's! My girlfriend Rupai was in the neighborhood and picked it up. She used a d40% coupon, PLUS an extra 15% coupon! Whoo hoo! Then we split the wound up costing $7! Bargain city people! I am so in love with this kit! I wasn't even going to get it, but I must have been on Pinterest and saw a PL layout and that was all it took. PS, I have converted my friend Rupali and she is now a Project Lifer too! Yay I now have a partner in crime : )

Below, I enlarged a picture to 6 x 8. My husband took the girls to Peace Valley Park to play snow football. I was still laid up in bed. That is why there are a lot of filler cards and not much journaling this week.

I did manage to have a drink with my husband. For Christmas my best friend got me a 3 month subscription to The Julibox. Its like a monthly club that has alcohol. It comes with the bottles and a bunch of recipes, super cute! I used a Crate Paper button and washi tape and a wooden house from Freckled Fawn.

Finally got back to work on Thursday. We went out to eat at a local pub. I love Easter because it is the return of orange peeps! My hubs surprised me with a package!

This weekend the girls journaled. Friday Natalya had a sleep over her best friends house, so she journaled her night. On Saturday, Bryan took Paulina to Pawsibilities, a no kill cat shelter. So she journaled the experience. I LOVE having them write their thoughts down. Even though they keep their own PL, this is truly a family project.

That is the past 2 weeks. We are getting ready for yet another snow storm on the east coast in the US. Hope you are keeping warm in your part of the world!
I will be linked up with Jessica over at The Mom Creative Blog. A TON of inspiration on her Tuesday share!