Project Life | Weeks Three- Eight

20140424091I’ll be posting project life updates once a month. These three layouts are from earlier in the year.

Weeks Three & Four
January 13- January 26
During week four, we went to visit Sylvia and the kids. The hiking card is from the great outdoors theme pack.

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Mother’s Day Card | Using watercolors

20140423074Watercolors have been on my list of things to try for a long time. I so was inspired by this project and finally decided to pick up a set and try it out.

Project: Watercolor Mother’s Day Card20140423060What you’ll need: watercolors, paintbrush, white card (I used an A2 card, 4.25x 5.5), cup of water, scrap paper, and some embellishments (I just use whatever I have on hand- more on that below)

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Project Life | Week One

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I kept this week really simple! My goal for 2014 is to only spend 1 hour each week on project life. This week I ordered pictures Sunday afternoon, picked them up Monday morning, and finished the layout Monday afternoon. This worked out really well and I’m going to try to keep it up, so I don’t get behind this year.20140106007-Edit_edited-1 Continue reading

Christmas Album Part 1: Getting Started


This year I am starting a Christmas through the years album. It will be similar to the December Daily approach except that i’m not planning on taking a photo a day. Instead, I’m focusing on how we celebrate the season and telling the bigger stories in more detail. I don’t want to stress myself out by setting an expectation to document a photo/ story a day.

I am using a big 12 x 12 album and hope I can fit at least five years of Christmas documentation in this album. I will be using a variety of Project Life page protectors and inserts. Continue reading

Project Life: Weeks 17- 18

20130612002-EditApril 22- May 05 This was a pretty normal couple weeks for us. I went with a pink color scheme for this layout and I love how it turned out. I really tried to keep things simple. I like a nice balance between creative embellishments and still letting the photos be the focus. This is getting easier to  each week. I think its because I’ve had 6 months to practice.

A few highlights from weeks 17 & 18: We made baked goat cheese // May Goals // celebrating just because // virtual walk competition at work // bike ride // homemade granola // DIY calendar //  20130612012-EditRight side of the layout. 20130612005-EditLeft side of layout

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Create 2013: April OLW Update

20130505007-Edit-2The April project for one little word is one of my favorites so far! It came together super fast and I had so much fun working on it. I used many of my favorite photos from this year. I love how this project combines words and photos. We had to pick out nine photos that relate (in some way) to our one little words and add a caption to go with each photo. I downloaded a new free font for this project called bebas neue. I’m obsessed with it! I kept the text color super simple by just alternating between black and white.

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