Monday, January 30, 2012

Project Life - Week Four

Week four is a bit incomplete:

You can see the sticky that notes what I still need. Missing a group picture from the birthday party Ryan went to and the picture of Jillian and I at our sushi lunch from Sunday. Journaling for Saturday is just a piece of the birthday invitation:

Under the sticky note is another of those flippy things (can I come up with a different name for them every time I post about them?) with the bad iphone picture I took at the party (wrote right on it with a white sharpie marker) and the better camera picture I took when I got home:

Monday, January 23, 2012

Project Life - Week Three

Really liking what I've done this week!

Had a bunch of memorabilia from Monday when the kids and I went to volunteer at Shelby Farms...the email a teacher sent out with all the service opportunities, the sticker the ranger gave all of us, and our groupd picture (label stamp from Papertrey Ink).

I journaled Monday-Wednesday al on one card:

Then come some inserts. First, a 6x12 protector for my friends' save the date. I think she got the idea off of Pinterest, but she designed it and assembled it herself:

And the inside. The knot tied as you opened the card (so cool!). I still need to add a little tab to it:

Second insert is 6x12 for 6-4x6 pictures. It's from Saturday when the kids and I had a day of high's and low's:

And the back:

I need to add one more insert with the pictures from Scott's trip to Detroit for the Auto Show. I have all the stuff for the insert, but the insert I want is out of stock. I like cutting down full size ones, and thought the stuff I had from his trip would fit nicely in one like this.

Finally, I did one of these little flipsters so I could do do three pictures for Sunday (hike in Stanky Creek, first finger nail painting, tornado warnings):

The labels on the last two pages are from a stack I've had FOREVER. Never really thought I'd use them, but I turned them over and the white side is perfect for this!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Project Life - Week Two

Not too much excitement in week 2. BTW, did I mention I am doing 2012 in the Cobalt edition of Project? I love the color combinations in this set!!

I included and journaled on part of the assembly directions for Ryan's new desk chair. Two pictures for Tuesday (one of each kid):

No picture for Friday (part of the flyer from the Sienna's oil change. Three days of journalig on one card. two days on the other to accomodate the extra pictures. The picture of the kids and the trains were taken by Scott and texted to me while I was away on our scrapping weekend:

The label in the bottom right corner is a stamp from Papertrey Ink.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Project Life 2012 - Week One

I want to be like Ali, and Cathy, and Elise, and all the other women out there on the Project Life Bandwagon!

This is my 4th year using Project Life. I did a photo a day in 2009 when it was Project 365 from Creating Keepsakes. I am just about finished 2010, but did that much more at the pace of our lives and just let it fill in as it did. I have the kit and photos and memorabilia to do 2011, but haven't started it yet. And, I decided to go back and do 2008 (which never got into a traditional family album because I started doing PL in 2009) in this year's Clementine set. I am up through May on that one and liking the speed with which it is getting finished!

For the first time, I am going to try to hold myself accountable and do 2012 a week or so at a time. Posting here will hopefully help!

Here's my title page right now:

For now, it holds all the little cards that are "supposed" to go there. My method in all my albums has always been to pick my favorite family picture (and now pictures) from the year to go on the title page. So I will not be finishing this page until December. You can see some other great title page ideas here. And more here.

Here's week one:

My weeks are usually Monday - Sunday, but since January 1st was on a Sunday, this first week is Sunday-Sunday. This first page is actually all pictures from New Year's Day. The journaling blocks are for Sunday-Tuesday.

You can't tell it here very well:

But here you cansee that I included a 6x12 insert that holds 6 4x6 pictures. The ones on the front are from Monday and Tuesday to match the previous journaling blocks:

On the back are Wednesday and Thursday. I used a tab on this insert that I got in a pack from Office Depot.

On the last page are pictures from Friday-Sunday. I love how using some of these extra inserts allows me to add more pictures when I need to. I got the idea from Ali Edwards and you'll see me use it a lot this year!

Thanks for looking!