Project Life Fridays 2016

It’s been a while since I shared some project life pages. I’ve been keeping up with my 2016 album and I haven’t been sharing them, so today I’m rectifying it. This is Week one of ¬†2016. The whole spread.

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This is a closer look at the right hand side. Since it was the only the first and the second there was not as many pictures. But in some ways that made it easier to add in lots of fun cute cards. ūüôā

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I loved the little painting that Eli did. And lovely letter stickers from Ali Edwards.

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And the other side of the spread. I love this little filled out New Years Resolutions.  I love love these pictures that I got out on skating outside at my brothers house.

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Lots of other pages to come!

Supplies:

  • Design¬†A Page Protectors
  • Project life September Skies¬†Core Kit
  • Kerri Bradford Stamps and Black Ink
  • Ali Edwards¬†¬†letter stickers, chipboard pieces

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This spread goes along with last weeks documenting our drive to BC for our family vacation in the summer. This whole side ended up being about our driving and stop in the woods on the side of the road. Here is the whole spread.

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And the backside of skinny design F page protector. I love that little Adventure card! And I love having a clean nice font in black letter stickers. These are from American Crafts and I think they are just so versatile. I have a few booklets of them and I always stop up again at Michaels when I am there.

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The other side I HAD to document the disaster that happened at this stop as well. I won’t fully explain (cause it’s nasty) but I’ll just say there was a lot of poop and we ended up throwing away clothes.

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I love love this polka dot card too! So cute!
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Another week documented. ūüôā

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Another week with another spread of my Project Life Album.

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This is a spread from this August filled with lots of everyday stuff as well as a fun family visit with family friends. Here is a look at the whole spread.

 

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I really love this Everyday kit designed by Liz Tamanaha. I’m a big fan of her stuff!

2015 Project Life Album | Just Rhonda

I was loving the speed of using my own handwriting right onto the pictures and journaling cards. It makes things come together so much quicker that way! And even though it’s messy, it’s me.

2015 Project Life Album | Just Rhonda

We love our summer get togethers with our medical school friends. All the husbands attended medical school together and all the wives supported each other. It’s a lovely thing. And man we’ve got a lot of kids between us all ūüôā And I appreciate that they didn’t even flinch when I told them we were all gonna have a picture together.
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Trying to include sad things in our album too. Although no one was really that sad about the fish death. Really look at how dirty the tank was. hahahahah

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2015 Project Life Album | Just RhondaAnother week with another installment of Project Life Fridays. This was one of my Creative Team entries for October. I am nearing the end of my year with the lovely Becky and her team and I’ll be totally sad when it’s over. But for now, here is another spread from my 2015 album.

Here is a look at the whole spread. It’s using the new Every Moments Core kit which I am a BIG fan of!! I love love love the colors and the designs. All of it!

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A close up of the left¬†hand side. This spread has some of our adventures to Waterton with family that was visiting as well as some everyday around the house and yard. Trying to record stories of our everyday lives. That is totally my purpose in doing project life. This side I added in some goodies from Ali Edwards kits as well as a little bit of Studio Calico kits (I wish the shipping and exchange weren’t so bad or else I’d still be getting these!) and some lovely little word strips from Tim Holtz.

2015 Project Life Album | Just RhondaThe right side has lots of family visiting (with a classic shot of Norah screaming while Lucy holds her still hahahaha).  I like using the same words strips and wooden pieces across both sides to bring unity into the spread.

2015 Project Life Album | Just Rhonda

For this top spread I added the I love this in photoshop before printing the picture. The little arrow is a brush from the amazing Rhonna Farrer.

2015 Project Life Album | Just Rhonda

I’ve said it before, but I love this system of documenting our life. Ive been thinking over the past week that I want to include more words. Some times I find it hard since I take so many photos of our life that it’s hard to include more actual words. But Im going to try and be more conscience about adding more words. Telling more stories. And maybe that will be through using mini albums or traditional pages or filling the cards in behind. I’m not sure about HOW yet, but I do know that I want more written. Even if it’s in my own handwriting.

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Another week of my Project Life 2015 album. Still plugging away!

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Here is the whole spread. It has a regular sized page protector on the left and a small on the right. This whole spread is so so simple. And that’s lovely.

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A closer look to the left side. I don’t really LOVE my Aug writing that I did. But I left it anyways. I love this new kit from Everyday Edition!! It’s my favorite!!

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I wanted to feature these sweet girls and their giggles.

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Another week done!

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I’m back again today sharing another Project Life spread from my 2015 album. I am plugging along at it. I seem to go in spurts and that is okay. It works out well.¬†Here is a look at the whole spread.

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Here is the right side. I like¬†mixing it up with this page protector. I use a whole lot of A but this one is design B. I’m loving the colors in this kit from the new Heidi Swapp Prismatic kit.

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One of the little parts that I added to this page was these cute little word strips from Ali Edwards.

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The left side of the page. I found that little note on my desk from Alden. Wanted to save it, so this is the perfect place!

2015 Project Life | Just RhondaI used some stamps in here. Some old ones and new ones. New ones from Kerri Bradford, Studio Calcio and old ones from Fontwerks.
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Another week in our lives documented. Did I mention lately I love using this system?!

Supplies:

  • Design¬†A &¬†B
  • PL Heidi Swapp Prismatic kit
  • Studio Calcio¬†stamp and stickers
  • Kerri Bradford Stamp
  • Fontwerks stamp
  • Ali Edwards¬† letter stickers, chipboard pieces and word strips

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I’m back today to share another spread of my 2015 album.¬†This was the one posted on Becky’s blog for our August submissions. Here is a look at the whole spread. It’s using the new Heidi Swapp kit from Michael’s.

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The left side of the spread. The fun thing I used too were the little overlays from the Heidi Swapp kits. There is one over that shot of the roasted pig.

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I used one of Lucy’s paintings for the top left pocket for the date card. Added in some stickers from Ali Edwards kits. I used these same stickers on multiple places on the spread to keep it cohesive.

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The other side I used a REALLY big picture. I just printed it out in portions on my home printer. It was my first time trying it this way and it was kind of hard! I like getting a big print and cutting it down better. I’ll probably only do it that way from now on. Another over lay on the top left side

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and one on the bottom right side over top of the printed card. I liked the layered look of it.

2015 Project Life | Just RhondaIn the middle I used a smaller 5×7 insert to add in a couple more photos.
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Here’s it close up.

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And on the other side I did a collage in photo shop and printed it out.
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Another week done.

Supplies:

  • Design¬†A & 5×7
  • PL Heidi Swapp Bright overlays mini kit & Prismatic kit
  • Studio Calcio printable label
  • Ali Edwards¬† letter stickers, clear overlay photo, wooden piece & cork geo tag

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Another Friday and another installment in Project Life Fridays from my 2015 album. I’m still loving it and trying to keep up to date. And Im trying to write more. Tell more stories. A look at the whole spread. I did a regular project life with Style A on the left and then added in a traditional page in a 12×12 page protector on the right.

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Lots of documenting the end of summer things. Tennis lessons, swimming lessons and just playing around¬†the house. As always I’m adding in stamping. Love that.

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This July chipboard piece came in my July Studio Calico kit. It looked very different when I got it. But it wasn’t my style so I ripped off the top layer and sprayed it with Heidi Swapp spray and made it fit me.

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This side I made a few weeks ago. I used some Project Life cards from a mini kit about home. Loved trying to use them in a traditional page.

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Last week I shared a page from my 2015 album¬†and this spread goes together with it. I used the same products (which I’ll link too at the bottom) because they join with each other. I like continuing the colors and products across the spread especially when it has a smaller page protector in the middle.

Here is a look at the whole spread.

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On the right side is documenting our annual end of school street party that we have. This year I bought silly string and the moms sprayed all the kids and they thought it was hilarious ūüôā Also soccer season wins, sliders for supper and little moments between Norah and Oliver.

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I really liked how this little card in the bottom right worked out. Alden was SO happy and I wanted to capture that.

2015 June Project Life | Just Rhonda

The smaller page protector on the left. Lots of black and white. To make the middle card I cut one from the Midnight Edition in half at a diagonal and then glued and sewed it to a 4×6 grid card. Then added my Hello Forever label from Studio Calico.

2015 June Project Life | Just Rhonda

Another week done.

Supplies:

  • Design 03 & 07
  • Midnight¬†Life Kit and Moments like These Stampin Up Project Life Kit
  • 4×6 Grid Card
  • Willow Washi tape
  • Kellie Stamps
  • Hello Forever¬†label from Studio Calico.
  • Ali Edwards¬† Letter stickers, chipboard pieces, filler card & acrylic little things piece

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Another week of my 2015 Project Life Album up to share today! ¬†I’ve been enjoying adding in stamps and also using smaller inserted pages to add more info and pictures. I feel like with 5 kids there are SO MANY stories to tell that I need more space sometimes just to cover a week. ¬†This spread pretty much goes right with the next spread too. It is using page protectors from Stampin Up.

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Here is a closer look at the right side of the spread.

2015 June 14-20 Project Life | Just Rhonda

Really I want to add in more actual stories. This week I added in one just about Eli. Something funny that he did at the dinner table. I added a whole bunch of washi tape onto the white space on my photo and then added some printed strips from an Ali Edwards kit about Magic. The great “I love your Guts” stamp is from Kellie Stamps. Isn’t it awesome?!

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For the date card , I just added some cute little number stickers from Ali Edward’s kit and wrote the rest in myself.

2015 June 14-20 Project Life | Just Rhonda

A closer look at the other smaller side. Really simple. Just added a little bit of sequins onto the filler card and some letter stickers.

2015 June 14-20 Project Life | Just Rhonda
Another week documented!

Supplies:

  • Design 03 & 07
  • Jade Project Life Kit and Moments like These Stampin Up Project Life Kit
  • Kellie Stamps
  • Ali Edwards¬†White embossed circle, Letter stickers

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I’m still plugging away on my 2015 Project Life Album. I pretty much always build these spreads the same way. I open Lightroom and iPhoto (for our phone pictures) and see how many pictures I have and which stories I am going to include in my spread. Then I print off my pictures and figure out where they are going first. (yes, I print my pictures at home – sometime soon I will do a post about how and why I print at home.) And then I go about adding in my filler and journalling cards. Then I add in the little tidbits to make it fun.

This spread is from June 7-13. And I’m using two page protectors from the Stamin’ Up Project Life set. ¬†And this whole set as a lot of products from the new¬†Stamin’ Up Project Life kit called Moments Like These. I LOVE it. Like love love. And I’ve almost used the whole kit up.

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The right side: ¬†I did add in the evening onto the photo right before printing it off (it’s a Ali Edwards brush) and I added in a few little tidbits from the Ali Edwards kits: the June letter stickers, the Magic and the “Let’s Do This” card.

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On the left side I did the whole side about a family birthday party. I am trying to get better at taking pictures when our big families get together. I want to document the relationships as we all age. Like My 94 year old grandma with my 2 year old Norah. I wasn’t going to take a picture of the cake, because the icing totally failed but I decided it is life. So I stuck it in anyways. The only real embellishments I added are the tag and the circle embossed coaster (also from a Ali Edwards kits.) ¬†Simple and clean.

2015 Project Life June7-13 | Just Rhonda

I like adding in extended family in our Project Life albums so my kids can see our families. We are surrounded by loved ones and that is something to document and record.

2015 Project Life June7-13 | Just Rhonda

Supplies:

  • Design 03 & 07
  • Moments like These Stampin Up Project Life Kit
  • Studio Calico Vellum letters
  • Heidi Swapp Stamp
  • Ali Edwards¬†White embossed circle, chipboard pieces, Let’s Do this filler card & Evening digital stamp
  • Studio Calico¬†Cork number circles

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Another spread for today from my 2015 album. I have REALLY been loving the new kit from Stampin Up and Project Life called Moments like these featuring a designer named Liz Tamanaha who is the brilliant designer behind Paislee Press. She also did the midnight edition Project Life Core kit. And love that one too! I’ve almost used this whole kit up cause I love it so much!

This is one half of the spread. And it’s using a 6×12 design on the right that has 3 4×6 spots (from Stampin Up).

2015 Project Life June 14-20 | Just Rhonda

I loved that picture of Alden. He was standing in line waiting to get his¬†gold medal from soccer. He’s not normally that competitive but he loves soccer and was REALLY into them winning and he was SO stinking happy. Second year in a row his team has won gold in their league.

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This is the right side.

2015 Project Life June 14-20 | Just Rhonda

Look at that face.

2015 Project Life June 14-20 | Just Rhonda

Love that stamp from Kellie stamp on the photo!!!

2015 Project Life June 14-20 | Just Rhonda

Lots of fun little tidbits added from an Ali Edwards kit (I love getting her kits each month!)

2015 Project Life June 14-20 | Just Rhonda

This is a card from the midnight kit cut in half down an angle sewed on to a 4×6 grid card with a Studio Calico printable label printed and cut out and then a lovely Kellie stamp on top.

2015 Project Life June 14-20 | Just Rhonda

Supplies:

  • Design 03 & 07
  • Moments like These Stampin Up Project Life Kit
  • Midnight kit, lovely kit & 4×6 grid card
  • Kellie Stamps
  • Willow Washi Tape
  • Ali Edwards Chipboard stickers, letter stickers, acrylic word, word strips, stamps, circle & extra card (love little stuff)
  • Studio Calico printed label & Washi Tape

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I am trying to keep up on my 2015 album as the year goes along. Every now and then I get in a few pages into Norah’s baby album too. Today’s spread is from her album. Her 9th month. This is the whole spread. Lots of pink! ūüôā

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On the left side: I just opened up my lightroom folder and selected all the pictures for the month and found some of her i loved.

Baby Girl Project Life | Just Rhonda

On the right side. This top on is actually one of the digital project life cards that I adjusted and added in the everyday brush from Ali Edwards.

Baby Girl Project Life | Just Rhonda

I love using the white space in my photos to journal!

Baby Girl Project Life | Just Rhonda

The black and white card is from the Midnight kit and the i love you one is from my lovely friend Tracy!

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Project Life Fridays: Canada Day Printables

Well another installment today of both Project Life and and another thing for our upcoming Canada Day. I thought it would be fun for some more printables to celebrate Canada. So here they are:

Canada Day Project Life Printables | Just Rhonda

You can download them as printables here and here.

I went for the red and white Canada Day colors! And if you use these I’d love to see them so send me an email or comment on here.

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Project Life Fridays 2015

Up today is another spread for my Project Life Album. This is from my May submission and was the one on Becky’s site¬†for May. I wanted to save Lucy’s crazy schedule she made for herself. Cause it is too funny not to save ūüôā

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Project Life Fridays 2014

Well I was off on vacation this week – hence the less¬†posting. I’ll post about what I did and all that next week. But for today, it’s another project life spread from my 2014 album. This is the whole spread together. It was the week Alden turned 12 so there is a lot of him in it! Which i love cause sometimes the 12 year old seems to be in less pictures!

Project Life Oct 12-18-2014 | Just Rhonda

This side had lots of everyday pictures cause it was the 15th and that means lots of pictures!

Project Life Oct 12-18-2014 | Just Rhonda

Little tidbits on a few of these cards. A wooden piece from Studio Calico & stamp & Washi tape.

Project Life Oct 12-18-2014 | Just Rhonda

I punched out the hole in this card and added the picture underneath and then sewed it together. Stamps from Heidi Swapp and old Gel-a-Tins stamps.

Project Life Oct 12-18-2014 | Just Rhonda

 

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It’s Friday. And it’s lovely weather here. Alden had a soccer tournament. We planted some flowers. We played outside. It’s a lovely time of year. And on that note, here is another Project Life Spread. hahahaha

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For the date card I added the words in photoshop onto a sunset picture from my phone.

Project Life Spread | Just Rhonda

I like to add in things my kids have said too. And this was CLASSIC Eli. Those letter stamps I have had FOREVER!

Project Life Spread | Just Rhonda

This is another phone picture I just printed it small and layered in on some white card stock. The background is from a painting that Lucy did.

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I really like how this turned out with the white AC Thickers stickers overtop of the donuts! I think it Looks awesome.

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Another week finished in my album ūüėČ

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Here is another spread from my 2014 album. It was one of my April Submissions for the Creative Team. And the funny thing about it…. I put 2015 for the date on it. ūüėČ HA! Whoops!

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This spread is from Lucy’s birthday. And one of my favorite things on it was the little sequins I added onto the picture.
Project Life Oct 5-11 2014 | Just Rhonda

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Two spreads from my 2014 album. First up is November 9-15 featuring the Cathy Zielske Project Life kit (Great kit!!) and using Design A & C page protectors.

Project Life Nov 9-15, 2014 | Just Rhonda

I added in these little word stickers from Tim Holtz and the cork letter stickers are from Studio Calico.

Project Life Nov 9-15, 2014 | Just Rhonda

These diamond stickers are from Studio Calico.

Project Life Nov 9-15, 2014 | Just RhondaSecond up, a spread for November 16-22. This one is a little different. It has Design C & A and then I added in a smaller 5×7 page¬†protector¬†in the middle for a couple big pictures.

Project Life Nov 16-22, 2014 | Just Rhonda

On the left side I used a big enlargements or Lucy. Little time stickers are from Ali Edwards story kits. And the little flag is from Studio Calico.

Project Life Nov 9-15, 2014 | Just Rhonda

Here is a close up of the right side with the 5×7 on top. I added the little tag from Studio Calico.

Project Life Nov 16-22, 2014 | Just Rhonda

This is without the 5×7 on it. ¬†Lots of fun pictures from our Arizona trip.

Project Life Nov 16-22, 2014 | Just RhondaA bit of stamping from Stampin Up.
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That’s it and I’m almost done 2014 – which is REALLY exciting ūüėČ

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Project Life Fridays 2015

I’m back again with another spread from my 2015 album. This is from the week of February 2015.

2015 PL Feb1-7¬†Here is a close up of the right hand side. I added in piece of Lucy’s painting for the date square.

2015 PL Feb1-7

I love using kids art and it feels like a great place for it. Some of it is still preserved and I don’t have boxes of masterpieces around the house.

2015 PL Feb1-7

I love using stamping in my pages. I find I do it a lot. The perfect little touches to spots. This one if from a Studio Calico kit.

2015 PL Feb1-7Close up of the right side. I added in a little piece of the painting here too.

2015 PL Feb1-7

I’ve had these little black letters for EVER. And…. still using them. ūüėČ

2015 PL Feb1-7

Gotta love the American Crafts Thickers!

2015 PL Feb1-7

That’s it… another week documented!

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I am almost caught up on my 2014 album and that is quite satisfying.¬†But I’m trying to keep up working on 2015 too. Here is a spread from 2015. It was the one that was shared on the last Becky Higgins blog post. And just so you know I find it really exciting every month still that I get to be on the 2015 Creative Team. It’s pretty cool. But anyways, here is the spread.

This is from a week when we went up sledding in Waterton. And so I had lots of pictures. So I¬†took a Design E Page protector and sliced off one half of it leaving only a 12×6 with two spots in it. You can see it on this page with the sledding pictures turned to the left.

2015 Project Life  Jan 25-31

And then on this side it is the middle pictures of Norah on the bottom and Oliver and Norah at the top. ¬†I’ve realized too while I’m doing this that I like using up my old supplies. Like those January stamps…. I’ve had that letter set FOREVER. And it’s still going strong!

I also used a lot of little bits printed off from various digital Project Life kits and then cut them out and used them as embellishments. It’s one of my new favorite things to use!

2015 Project Life  Jan 25-31

Supplies:

  • Design A, Design E (cut in half) & Design 03 (Stampin Up)
  • Midnight Core Kit
  • Project 52 kit (printed off at home)
  • Jade Edition
  • Heidi Swapp Color This kit
  • Heidi Swapp Mint Spray
  • Willow Washi Tape
  • Studio Calico Acrylic Stars, stickers,
  • Printed off bits from PL digital kits: here we go, happiness, family, outdoors, explore, so much fun, every day love, today, Saturday, Be patient with yourself & Seriously are you kidding me
  • Scraptivity Star Stamps (they don‚Äôt exist anymore!)
  • Colorbox Ink
  • staples

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I’m back with another spread from my 2014 album. I’m plugging along. I usually get a few spreads done at once and then I just share them on by one on Fridays. Smart right ūüėČ

This spread is from Halloween last year.

Project Life Oct26-Nov1, 2014

One of my favorite things to do with the filler cards is to add a little something in the middle. This is a cool sticker from Studio Calico and I just punched out a circle from a journaling card and sewed in on top and then added the sticker.

Project Life Oct26-Nov1, 2014

Another thing I like to do is use up my older supplies. Like letter stickers. They work just fine even if they are years old! These are Basic Grey.

Project Life Oct26-Nov1, 2014

And these little letters are from K&Company. I’ve had some of these things for quite some time and I don’t mind that it’s “out of date” stuff. As long as I still think it’s cute, then I’m using it!

Project Life Oct26-Nov1, 2014

This 6×6 card I made in photoshop. I used a Project life card from one of the digital kits and then added in Lucy’s picture and the illustration from the book.
Project Life Oct26-Nov1, 2014

I did the same thing with this one.

Project Life Oct26-Nov1, 2014

 

Another spread down! Another week documented!

Supplies:

  • Page Protectors Design¬†A &¬†E
  • Jade & Kraft¬†Project Life kits
  • Studio Calcio¬†stickers
  • Basic Grey Letter stickers
  • Stampin Up Letter stamps & Colorbox Ink
  • K& Company Letters
  • Printed tidbits from various Project Life kits

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It’s Friday again (yippee!) and so here is another spread in my 2014 album that I’m trying to finish up! This spread is from September 29 – October 4th. And wouldn’t you know it I just realized when I looked at the page that I put 2015 on this spread! Hah! Gotta fix that! Guess that’s what I get for working on two years at once ūüėČ

Here is the whole spread. It was the week we had Lucy’s birthday and her party as well as a birthday party for my dad.

Project Life Sept - Oct 2014

On this side I have one of my favorite pictures I took of Sage and Oliver. Sweet kids!

Project Life Sept - Oct 2014

I used a whole bunch of left over letters from a Studio Calico kit for the library picture. I just colored some with some Heidi Swapp color spray so you could read the word I was focusing on.

Project Life Sept - Oct 2014

The two shots of the bottom of the page are using a Fisheye lens that I borrowed from my brother. That’s kind a fun little element in there.

Project Life Sept - Oct 2014

This is the right side. I added the currently on the top photo in Photoshop.

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I also made the photo collage from the party in photoshop. I wanted all those in there but they didn’t need to be big.

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The little of Oliver in the bathroom with an audience is from my phone. I made it small and printed it so it looked like a Polaroid just by the way I cropped the printed paper. And added in some letter stickers.

Project Life Sept - Oct 2014Another spread down! Another week documented!

Supplies:

  • Page Protectors Design¬†A & D
  • Jade & Lovely Project Life kits
  • Studio Calcio¬†Wooden Letters,¬†chipboard hearts, doily,
  • Hello Forever + Studio Calico Printable Labels
  • SEI Button
  • Printed tidbits from various Project Life kits

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For More Awesome Physical Project Life Inspiration

Here is a list of all the amazing Physical Project Life Creative Teammembers with their blogs:

Or visit the latest physical Creative Team inspiration on BeckyHiggins.com!

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Project Life Fridays 2015

I’ve got a few different albums on the go right now. I like that. It’s like how I read books. Then whatever is currently holding my attention I can do. So this week, here is a spread from Oliver’s baby album. I’ve got it started but I still have lots to do in it. I love that I can polish off 4-5 spread in a couple hours. I just print all my pictures for the spreads and then plug them in the spots. Then if I have time I add in my Project Life cards. Normally that’s all the time I have in one day and the next time I come to it I can add in my little bits to spruce up the pages. Digital printed bits, buttons, stickers, stamping, etc.

Here is the whole spread.

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I like using up old supplies as well as adding in the new stuff I’m getting. These wooden letters are from Studio Calico but the letter stamps I’ve had for years from Stampin Up. And yup, he was a big boy (not my biggest but 2nd.) ¬†And the black letters on the card down are really old from K&Co too.

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When I’m working on a baby album I find I have less stuff to add in to each one of these cards so I can play a bit more with them. Like drawing with my pen.

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I’ve used a LOT of these little “I love you” strips that I downloaded from Ali Edwards!

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I love the colors in this baby boy kit. Perfect match for hospital colors!

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I love telling the story of Oliver’s birth. And I was really glad that I had written down about his birth on my blog because there were details I had forgotten. I went back and looked up this post¬†¬†and was able to use the writing I already did. This is part of the reason I want to tell my own stories on our lives on my blog. It is to share but it is for my family and documenting our lives.

Supplies:

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If you are looking for more 2015 Creative Team inspiration go check out these lovely ladies: Awbree, Vanessa, Agatha, Stephanie, Julie, Holly, Rianne, Jennifer, Donna, and Mindi.

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I’m back with another spread this week. I had someone tell me they’d love to see how i go about making my spreads so I’m working on that! But for now, here is a spread from my 2015 album.

Here is the whole spread. It’s using Design A Page Protectors and cards from the 5th and Frolic Core kit. I also used Washi Tape from Stampin Up, an old button and some digital stuff from Ali Edwards.

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That handwriting font on the title card is Becky Higgin’s handwriting font. I printed right onto the card with my printer.

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I like making little things on the computer to add to my pages. Like the 430 circle.

Project Life 2015The Love today half circle is from Ali and so is the Remember on the edge that you can only kind of see.
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I really love that quote about photography and I wanted it included. It’s printed on white card stock with a typewriter-ish font and then cut to fit in the 3×4 spot.

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That’s it. I really love this system!

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If you are looking for more 2015 Creative Team inspiration go check out these lovely ladies: Vanessa, Agatha, Stephanie, Julie, Holly, Rianne, Jennifer, Donna, and Mindi.

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Another spread to share from my 2015 album. I am still working to finish up my 2014 album, but I’m trying to memory keep along with 2015 too. It sure is easier to remember the stories and record them if you do it closer to the actual time it happened. But that doesn’t mean¬†you have too.

This is the week of January 11-17. It was very much a normal week. I used some cards from the Stampin Up kit that was featured on Becky’s Blog last week. As well as some from the fantastic Midnight kit.

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One thing I want to do this year in my album is write down more quotes from my kids. They say such funny things and it is the perfect place to record them!

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Some great stickers from Studio Calico kits and that smile wooden word is from Heidi Swapp’s Project Life Color kit. Love that one!

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I really love the stamps I’ve been collecting from my Studio Calico kits too. They are designed to work for Project Life spreads. Those and some black ink and the possibilities are endless!

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I’ve seen a few people split the pictures across two spots and I like it but I don’t do it a ton. But here the white space of the picture totally worked. I could have just cut it off and thrown it out and used a journalling card but I liked the look of this. Especially when I add in the Project Life letter stickers.

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I loved that picture of Norah at the mirror. She has just realized that having something cute in her hair looks great. And she likes to stand in the mirror and look at herself with something in her hair and say “pretty”. It’s totally cute.

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Another week documented. Love it.

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How to Make your own Project Life Photo Labels

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Today I’m sharing an easy little thing you can do in Photoshop to make your Project Life Albums a little more personal. Photo Binder labels. They really are quite easy in photoshop!

1. First open up the photo shop Project Life Binder label document that you can go and download here.

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2. Then open the picture you are going to use. I found the ones with lots of white space work best. Then there is room to put on words. Here is my first one. Select the whole thing (Command-A), Copy it (Command-C) and then select your other document and Paste it on top. (Command-P)

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3. Then transform the picture so that it is small enough to fit inside the pink boxes. (Command-T) Just make sure you hold down shift while you make it smaller so that the proportions are the same!

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4. Now is pretty much the only tricky part in the entire process. You make a clipping mask with the layer below it. This puts the picture inside the layer below.¬†You do this by hovering over the line that separates the two (so in this one it would be between layer 1 and Background copy) and a little Box with an arrow will appear. Click on it. Either that or use the right hand button on your mouse while¬†hovering over the line that separates the two layers and select “create clipping mask” Like in this picture:

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5. Then if you change the background of the background copy layer to black or whatever color is the background in your picture it will become seamless. kwim?

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6. Then all you have to do is add a couple text layers for the words.

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7. Here are two ready to print. Just print them onto picture paper (or if you don’t have a home printer then you can upload it to your local printer and get it that way.)

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Cut them out and slide them into your Project Life Binder labels.

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Pretty simple!

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This week had two birthday celebrations. One for grandpa and one for Norah turning two. Here is a look at the whole spread.  Using cards from a few different kits.

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I’ve used these cute Martha Steward labels. I love them. Just the right size to put the month with. The¬†January stamp is from Heidi Swapp. The “This is So awesome” stamp is from Freckled Fawn and I love it too! I use it lots!

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How cute is that love card?!

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One way I love to make journalling spots on my pages is to cut the edge off one of the 3×4 journaling cards and attach it to the top in the white space in a picture. It works really well. And often they already have a grid on them so it’s easy to write on them. The everyday is a stamp and then the Moments I just wrote in with a pen.

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Trying to document stories that are REAL life. And that means telling hard things too.

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This little lady has her own album going on as well, but her birthday needs to be documented in the family album too.

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I’m back today sharing another Project Life spread from my 2014 album that I’m finishing up! ¬†This is the week of August 10-16, 2014.

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I’ve found that since I often use white space in my photography I end up using those spots on my pictures for Journalling spots and ¬†titles.

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It can be kinda tricky taking pictures of the pages in the photo sleeves! Reflections and all!

Supplies: Project Life¬†Design D & A Page Protectors;¬†Maggie Holmes Core Kit;¬†Studio G Letter Stamps (from Michael‚Äôs);¬†Freckled Fawn with Hero Arts: Thumbs up Stamp;¬†Studio Calico Printable Labels,¬†Wooden banner¬†&‚ÄúJust a Note‚ÄĚ Card;¬†Ali Edwards ‚Äúhello life‚ÄĚ digital stamp;¬†Silhouette Cutter: ‚ÄúSisters‚ÄĚ with My Minds Eye PP,¬†Freckled Fawn Arrow heart paper clip & wooden camera

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Valentine’s Day Banner with Project Life Cards

So I’ve made a few Valentine’s Day projects so far this year and today I’m sharing another one. This one couldn’t be more simple! It’s a cute little banner to celebrate all this lovely dovey stuff.

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I used a few different mini kits so I could have a variety of cards but I mixed and matched those that had similar color families.

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Then I aded in other things I had in my “stash” like washi tape and Thickers and stickers.

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I think I’ve had these gold wings for like 3 years. Loved them and never knew what to do with them until now.

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The lace that I used to hang it all on has been around in my craft supplies for quite some time too!

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Right now it is hanging in our kitchen window.

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Supplies:¬†Maggie Holmes Core Kit; Heidi Swapp: Gold Foil kit, 3-D stickers; American Crafts Thickers, Studio Calico Washi Tape;¬†old buttons; Michael’s Gold Paper, Freckled Fawn camera paper clip.

I added very little to the cards. I just let them be cute and added a little bit on each card, then punched holes along the top and strung the lace through. That’s it. Pretty simple!

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This last Monday I had my first Creative Team pages ¬†for the 2015 Project Life Creative Team shared over on¬†Becky’s blog¬†¬†and I thought I’d share my pages here.

These first two spreads are from our trip down to Montana to with cousins to their cabin. It was lots of fun and again, I had lots and lots of pictures!!

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Supplies:¬†Design A & J;¬†Maggie Holmes Core Kit;¬†Studio Calico Number stickers, Wooden banners & small pink banner;¬†Old Buttons;¬†Heidi Swapp Gold Foil PL kit ‚Äúhello‚ÄĚ embellishment;¬†Silhouette Cutter: Flower & Label with My Minds Eye PP & Project Life Patterned Paper;¬†Unknown Brad & Vellum Patterned star

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Supplies : Design J & A;¬†Maggie Holmes Core Kit;¬†Heidi Swapp Be Amazing 3-D sticker & journaling spot,¬†Unknown ‚ÄúMy Family‚ÄĚ sticker

With this spread I knew I wanted to use one big picture of Oliver and Norah playing on the bed. So that was the main focus of the spread. There is actually writing around the circle of the bowl of ¬†chili but you can’t see it in the picture.

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Supplies: Design C, Maggie Holmes Core Kit; Studio Calico white brad, acrylic heart; Freckled Fawn Ohdeerme wooden cute arrow, small chipboard camera, metal heart, wooden circle,; Old Buttons; Heidi Swapp Smile 3-D & printed heart stickers; Silhouette Cutter: Label with My Minds Eye PP; Fontwerks Circle Label sticker; Studio G Letter Stamps from Michael’s

 

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First of all, I’m having a little give away on my blog on yesterdays post so if you wanna win a cute little Valetnine’s Day lap quilt, keep scrolling after this post!

But for now, here is today’s spread. It’s back side to last weeks spread.

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Here are a few little close ups of some spots.

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Alden did his first Triathalon. So proud ūüôā

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And if you are looking for more page inspiration, go check out my fellow 2015 Project Life Creative team Members¬†Stephanie’s¬†and Kelly from this week.

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I’m back today to share another spread from my 2014 album that I’m finishing up. I did a whole lot of spreads this week but I had to have some in for the PL Creative team so those you will see on a later date. But for now, here is a spread. It might seem extra wide cause it is ūüėČ There are some of the PL Page protectors that fold out for another row of pictures. The three on the end fold over. This is from the summer when Regan and I went to Waterton for one night and did a hike the next day. It also has a couple of everyday pictures too.

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Yup, I make my kids (and their cousins) do exercises before they can play a screen.

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I had a LOT of pictures from Waterton from my big girl camera, my phone and Regan’s phone. I’m sure I’ll make a book in the future of all of them! Hmmm maybe I’ll make a mini album of them!

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I love this little stamp!

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Today I wanted to share my opening page to my 2015 Album.

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I my head I had wanted a picture of our family taken the first few days of January. But Regan’s work schedule was really really busy and so that just didn’t happen. So instead I used one from our Utah trip when the lovely Davina Fear took our family pictures. Most of my kids have had a birthday since then but it’s still pretty close to now.
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I liked all the rambly words on this card but I wanted to highlight the words big moments and I kind of wanted to write in small moments too. But I just left it.

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These color cards from Heidi Swapp’s Color Magic kit are pretty fun to play with!! You spray them (or rub them with ink) and then I used a Kleenex to wipe the color off the polka dots. Ive watercolored them before too and that also looks cool!

Supplies: Project Life Page Protectors Design A, PL Heidi Swapp Foil kit from Michael’s & Heidi Swapp¬†Color Magic Kit , PL Maggie Homes Edition, American Crafts Thickers Eric from Michael’s, Heidi Swapp¬†Color Shine Spray Cherry, Paper Doily from Studio Calico, Brillance Gold Ink, Basic Grey Chipboard Key, Scrap of Ribbon, Bazzill Basics Letter Card, Studio Calico Printable Label,

I still have to finish up my 2014 album and I will be working on that too but I wanted to get started on the new year too. I’m hoping to print a whole whack of pictures and finish up my 2014 album and then move on from here! We’ll see how that plan works out ūüėČ If you have an opening page for your new album share it in the comments (or any other PL page!!)

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So I’m pretty excited about this new thing I get to do. I have applied three years in a row and almost didn’t do it this year. I don’t feel like things like this work out for me. But I tried it again anyways. Then the day that I thought the team was going to be announced passed and it confirmed in my mind that things like this don’t work out for me. We were down in Arizona and it was close to my birthday and I was trying to not be too disappointed.

Fast forward a week or two and I went to look at Becky’s blog to see who the design team was. And it said they hadn’t chosen yet. I had already decided that it was’t gonna be me so I got a tiny bit excited but mostly was expecting to not be chosen. Regan and I kept joking around about it with this quote…. ūüėČ

Anyways a week or so later I was on my computer getting my blog post ready for the next day and I got a happy mail from Becky. I was seriously sooooo excited. And I actually have gone back and re read it a few times to see if it was really right. (And I may have been a little nervous that they would change their mind on the last day before it was announced and not put me up the site….)

But it’s real.¬†And now they told the world so they can’t take it back! HA!

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So I am doing physical products and you can find¬†my profile and everyone else’s on the site on the Meet the Designers page. A couple of people have asked me what this means. It means that I am a brand representative for the year and share¬†inspiration for using Project Life in exchange for physical product. I already use and love Project Life a lot. I share pages almost every Friday here anyways. I’m a big believer in sharing our stories and that our stories matter. It’s important to me to capture my kids and journal about their lives. All in all it’s pretty much a dream come true. ūüôā

If you are new to my blog and came via Becky’s then Hello! I hope you look around and stay a while and come back again and again.

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I’m back with another spread! This one has a lot of Studio Calico fillers, stamps and embellishments plus Freckled Fawn embellishments, some Washi tape from Micheals and some from here and some Heidi Swapp stamps.

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All about our trip to Utah.

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I am going to end up doing a whole Blurb book about Utah cause I ended up with SO MANY photos. But I wanted to have it in our yearly album too!

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I love Project Life! I’ve been doing it for a couple of years and I will keep doing it!! Not long ago Becky Higgins and her team came up with an iPhone app that does this too. It is totally awesome. I think it is especially good for those moms who only take pictures with their phones. I know there are lots out there that do that. This way you can scrapbook on your phone. It seriously is so quick. Here are two pages I’ve done with it.¬†PL_app

 

Seriously like 2 minutes each! The besties “Card” in the top was made with Rhonna Farrer’s app

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Now I’ve heard a few people talking about printing. No 12×12 printer here! There are a few options.

  1. Download them to your computer and make a blurb book. Bound and all together in one big book.
  2. Costco prints 12×12. I couldn’t find it online but I’ve gotten them printed there before. So does London Drugs.
  3. Persnickety prints. Their pages are cheap to print but their shipping to Canada is REALLY expensive . So you could find someone else to ship with or save a whole bunch of pages up and get them printed and shipped or get them shipped across the border and pick them up (really this would only be worth it if you do lots of this with other shopping too!)
  4. Scrapping Simply prints 12×12 and shipping to Canada is only $5.
  5. www.scrapbooksplease.com prints 12×12
  6. You can¬†use Viovio.com. You have to order at least 24 pages at a time, but they’re less that $1/page
  7. www.sbtoshare.com prints 12×12
  8. www.scrapbookpictures.com¬†prints 12×12
  9. www.mpix.com¬†prints 12×12

Have you tried the app ??

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This is a pretty simple spread. And I’m fine with that ūüôā It’s another spread done in my 2014 album!! I used various goodies from different places!

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Studio Calico cards and some Project Life patterned paper, an Ali Edwards brush (the story) .

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These cards are both from a Studio Calico kit (the orange one is actually the paper that tells what kit it is covered up), washi tape, and a couple embellishments from Freckled Fawn.

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Simple and still recorded.

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I need to spend some more time getting caught up! I was out of printer ink and really lately, that’s all that I’ve been doing lately for my albums. It’s just too easy to do it at home. It’s real life and it works! This spread is from the summer. ¬†I just noticed I forgot to add the dates! HA! I’ll be doing that on the card with blue flowers I think. Stuff from Studio Calico and also free printables I’ve made.

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I’m back at working on my Project Life album to document our year using Becky Higgins’ Project Life system.¬†So here are three more spreads in my 2014 album.

I had to add in a smaller insert since I had so many pictures from July 1st weekend. We were celebrating Canada and that means lots of events!

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This one at the bottom is one of my favorite captures with my iPhone. It is scripture study and it is just an every day event but something that is really important to us.

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The smaller insert flipped. This whole side is Waterton when we went on¬†Eli’s ¬†birthday.

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I adjusted them so they would be the right size to fit where I needed them.

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And the last spread is the weekend when we went to Fairmont BC for a family reunion. And I used my other summer printables you can get here. 

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I’m kinda getting close to where we actually are…. only like 2 months off ūüôā

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Another spread for this week in my Project Life Album! This week was father’s day and the day we had Eli’s Dragon birthday.

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And Eli’s last soccer game.

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Every year I take a picture of each one of the kids with Regan for Father’s Day So I used a small Design I page protector to add in pictures of him with each kid.

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Here’s with the insert flipped over.

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Love that little stamp “so loved” from Studio Calico!!

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It’s been a few weeks since a spread from my project life album. I’m behind again and that’s ok.

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The last week of May. Often times I feel like I have way more pictures than I could possibly fit in one spread but this week worked out good. And I documented lots of things at the same time.

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Most of these cards are from the Studio calico kit and lost of the little stickers and such are from freckled fawn kit.

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Well another spread to share with you. And as I am doing this, I was thinking about what memories I am keeping and why I am keeping them. I want to remember all these little details. These busy, exhausting days of lack of sleep and piles of diapers and growing babies. I don’t have time to spend as much energy as ¬†I used to with traditional scrapbooking. Who knows, one day I might start doing that too. But I find time to do a spread here and there of my Project Life album so that I can remember and document what is going on now.¬†RLS_5897

Spending a day baking with my grandma and the kids building sculptures with my mom. Tiny fingers finding bugs and toothless smiles.

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Moments when my kids are quiet and doing crafts together at the counter before Church on Sunday mornings. Documenting the end of a 37 career for Grandpa.

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These moments, they make up my life and I am so glad that I am writing them down and that I am capturing them with my camera.

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I’m behind on my project life. And I am okay with that ūüôā I’m happy I’m working on this year!! hahaha! Here’s another spread from May 11 – 17th.

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I love the little stamp sets I’ve gotten from both Freckled Fawn and my Studio Calico kits!!
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I’ve got another spread to share today. ¬†I added two weeks together since after our trip to Hawaii I took less pictures. April 28 – May 10th

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I love little paper doilies.

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And since Norah’s toothless grin is (finally) almost gone I wanted to document that up close!

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I need to do a bit of catch up on my album but overall I feel quite pleased I’ve been able to keep up as much as I have!!

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It looks like another printable is up for today.

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You can go here and here to download the 2 different pages.

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This week’s spread is all about our trip to Hawaii. I had SO many pictures that I just tried to sum up the trip in this spread with a highlight shot of each activity we did. ¬†I also added in two¬†smaller page protectors. One for pictures and one just for papers that I had saved from our trip. (If you want to see more about our trip you can see posts here. )

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One of my favorite pictures is totally that bottom one on the left where our zip lining guide totally photobombed us. We were laughing SO hard when I looked through the pictures. He told us that it’s one of the things they all do there – try and photobomb everyone who takes pictures there. hahaha.

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I had so many many pictures from our helicopter ride. I just chose these ones and the big one to the left. I’ll be doing a photo ¬†book about our trip with piles and piles of pictures too.

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Then the first middle insert flipped over.

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The 8.5×11 page protector filled with papers flipped over.

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A few close up shots. One of the great things about traveling with friends is that I could ask them to take pictures of us and I did!

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I’m back today with some free printables for the upcoming summer season. These are completely inspired (aka copied!) ¬†from this pin I found on pinterest which is the June mood board from Studio Calico.

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You can download the printables here and here.

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I’ve got two new spreads from my project life album. The first is from April 6 -12. Using a bits from a Studio Calico kit and embellishments from Freckled Fawn.

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The second spread is from part the next week April 13-17.

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I cut the week short since we left for Hawaii the next day and I took so many pictures that I couldn’t fit them all into one side of a spread.

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Two spreads this week to finish off March! This first one is from the week of March 23-39. It has lots of Studio Calico and also Freckled Fawn and a card from the Baby Girl kit and the Kraft Edition.

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This spread is March 30 – April 5.

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I did a photo project this week that featured one physical characteristic of each kid i love. So I made them each one 4×6.

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I just love this little wooden flag from Freckled Fawn!!! Cute hey?!

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What is Project Life?

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Happy Scrapbooking Day

I’m taking a break today from my posts about Hawaii, to instead post about something near and dear to my heart. I know, I know. That sounds strange and cheesey. But at the heart of it scrapbooking is memory keeping. And memory keeping has been important to me for a long time. I have been a journal keeper for a long time. Like a long, long time. I have childhood journals and some pretty funny things recorded from when I was as young as 6. I made and kept a goal to write every day for my entire high school experience. Not all entries are ground breaking (most are not in fact) but spread throughout them is my growth and change and my heart through hard things and great things. Some things I wrote I frankly find slightly embarrassing now. HA! I used to glue papers from events and wrappers from treats and pictures and all kinds of pieces of my life. That was scrapbooking. I just didn’t know it yet.

I started doing tradition scrapbooks when Alden was born. And I was intense about it.

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I counted my albums and I’ve got 35 12×12 completed albums. Plus a huge stack of other pages that need to go into albums. I just haven’t bought the albums. ¬†The more kids I got I started simplifying things more and more. I also added in Blurb books. I’ve done a few. Not a ton. But I love them and my kids LOVE looking through them.

Eventually I found project Life.¬†And now I’m doing that. Not to say that I’ll stop doing traditional scrapbooking. But for where I am at and what ages my kids are it is the only memory keeping I am doing. Well besides this space where I write about our life. I’ve done smaller albums like the one about Eli’s funny words:

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and one about Lucy’s baptism.

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I am trying to do a baby album for Norah and I work on it here and there.

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And then I am trying to keep up on our family one.

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March 9-15, 2014

I think memory keeping is important. It is important cause I forget. I forget lots of things daily, but I sometimes forget the big things too. When Norah learned to walk we were talking about when Lucy started walking and we couldn’t remember. So I pulled out the albums from the right time in her life and totally found it. It was a small thing but it mattered. And I think to my kids, my documenting their lives shows them I think they matter. It helps me be more grateful for my kids and my life and my husband.¬†That’s why I am always taking pictures of my kids and writing down what they say and do. I want to remember with gratitude. So even if you don’t “scrapbook”, write down your memories. Use a notebook, a journal, the computer, your iphone or Facebook. Just write it down somewhere. (And since I’m me… I have to add TAKE A PICTURE too!)

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Project Life Fridays

Another spread from my 2014 album. I take a lot of pictures! And every week it is about how many to include. Since I did a 5 minute project with Alden I had lots of him this week.

Project Life Fridays

Here are some new everyday printables for your Project Life albums.

 

As usual, go here and here to download the pages you can print.

Project Life Fridays

I’ve got another installment of a Project Life Spread. This is the week of March 9-15, 2014. It was a very regular week at our house except finally there was a day nice enough for the kids to be outside. (This winter has seem SO LONG this year!) The page has iPhone and my D800 photos all together. ¬†It also has a new favorite Eli quote. If you can’t read it is says “Eli: “Mom, can we do something fun with me and you and Norah?” Me: What is it? Eli: It involves just a little bit of crime fighting.” hahahaha. He cracks me up!

I loved capturing Ollie and Norah in the little tent I made in Oliver’s room. And the graph…. made on a Studio Calico filler card. My true feelings about Southern Alberta weather ūüėČ Aren’t those little acrylic clouds so stinking cute???

I love paper doilies. And washi tape. And sewing.

For that card with Regan and I, I just printed the iPhone picture out on my printer as a 3.5×3.5 and left the white space. Then I added all those little lovely wooden pieces from Studio Calico.

It’s kind of exciting working so close to life! I find it’s easier to write down things because my I’ve-had-5-kids-and-my-memory-left-me brain.

 

Project Life Fridays

So, I’m back with some printables. I’ll use them this week when I play and show you next Friday!

Go here and here to download.

 

And Here are two spreads from my 2014 album.

February 16 -22 using some from a couple PL kits,¬†Studio Calico Sugar Rush,¬†Oh Deer Me Embellishment kit, and a whole bunch of random old stuff I’ve had forever.

 

Here’s a close up of the one corner. The background is a painting that Lucy made and then said “here mom, this is perfect for you to put in our family album.” ūüôā

¬†¬† ¬†February 23-29 using PL Polka Dot Party kit, Studio Calico Sugar Rush, patterned paper and Thickers, Oh Deer Me Embellishment kit, Heidi Swapp stickers and again a bunch of random supplies I’ve had forever!

I don’t want to live a sugar coated life. So here is a little close up of Oliver.

 

 

 

 

Project Life Fridays

This is the week of February 9th – 15th. I used some Studio Calico¬†Office Hours kit, some Oh Deer Me Embellishments, and cards from a few different actual Project Life kits. ¬†I added a 8.5×11 page protector in the middle with some cute Valentine’s Day art from Eli. ¬†(Dontcha just love little kid drawings of families?!!)

Here is the other side with the inset flipped.

Are you documenting your life with Project Life or anything else?

 

 

Project Life Fridays

I don’t have a spread to share this week. So instead I made some printables instead. This is what they look like.

You can click on this link to download page one and page two here. They are on two pages. And you just need to print them at 100% and they should fit on an 8.5×11 page. Print them onto card stock and cut them out and slip them into your albums!

Any ideas for filler cards you’ve been looking for and you can’t find?