Hello, everyone!! I've read a lot about Project Life and many people talk about how difficult it is to stay on task and how they become unmotivated to scrap their weeks. I can definitely see how that can happen, especially if you fall a few weeks behind. Luckily, I am still so excited about the project that I tackle it the first moment I can. I actually completed my week 3 layout on Sunday morning. I wanted to start it on Saturday afternoon, but I made myself complete my design team commitments first. Ha! I hope my motivation keeps up, because like I siaid, I'm having so much fun with it.
I told you that I would try to refrain from sharing every week on here. However, I did post my week 2 spread in my Studio Calico gallery, in case you do want to see it. For now, here is my Week 3:
This week I had a lot of memorabilia that I wanted to include: a gas receipt so I could document the price per gallon, a movie ticket from a girl's night out and a cute note/picture from my niece.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Supplies: Page Protector: Becky Higgins (Design F); Journaling Cards: Studio Calcio, Evalicious; Polka Dot Envelope: Whisker Graphics; Wood Veneers, Green Label: Studio Calico; Yellow Labels: Twine & Ink; Word Stickers, Arrow Sticker; Heidi Swapp; Alphas: American Crafts, Lily Bee Designs, Basic Grey, Tim and Beck; Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eye; Washi Tape: mt, Target; Brads: Making Memories; Chipboard Hearts: Maya Road; Staples: Tim Holtz
I mentioned on Saturday that I have decided to take on Project Life. I am really excited about the project and wanted to share my first week with you. I did a whole small page protector just of our NYE celebration (it's the back of the title page) and then a regular 12 x 12 spread for the rest of the week. I really like combining different sizes and layouts. It makes everything seem more random and fun for me. However, I do think most of my pages will consist of the Becky Higgins, Design A protectors that I used for the rest of my week 1.
Anyways, here is my first week:
The left side is all about NYE celebration. The fun "Hello 2013" is actually one of Simple Stories' free printables. I included a pic of the group, a pic of E & I, my sparkly Chucks that my sis-in-law gave me and a map of where we were. Oh yes, and of course, some sequins :o)
The right side documents the rest of week 1, including E's 30th birthday. As a side note, I don't really think he is old. He's just older than me, so I am allowed to give him a hard time about it. :o) We also finished puppy-sitting that week and I documented a bit about one of my new Christmas presents: a Fitbit. I am totally obsessed with that thing.
Thanks so much for stopping by and sticking with this loooong post. I hope you enjoy the rest of your week!
Supplies: NYE side: Page Protector: Becky Higgins (Design J); Printable, Label Stickers: Simple Stories; Journaling Card, Chipboard Stickers: Studio Calico; Sparkle Paper: American Crafts; Chipboard Heart: Maya Road; Staples: Tim Holtz; Alphas: Basic Grey, Lily Bee Designs; Sticky Gem: My Mind's Eye; Sequins: Making Memories Week 1: Page Protector: Becky Higgins (Design A); Journaling Cards, Patterned Paper, Chipboard Stickers, Paper Label (yellow): Studio Calico; Label Stickers: Simple Stories; Alphas: Basic Grey, Lily Bee Designs, Studio Calico; Star Stickers: Twine & Ink; Staples: Tim Holtz; Sticky Gems: My Mind's Eye; Chipboard Heart (Blue): Maya Road; Chipboard Heart (Red): Unknown
Hey, everyone! So, I have given in to all the hype and decided to tackle "Project Life" this year. I made this decision last month when I was having so much fun working on my December Daily. I think I really love scrapping in little pockets. Is that weird? Ha!
To get me started on the right foot, I have subscribed to Studio Calico's Project Life monthly kit and am currently taking their Project Life class, Day-by-Day. I'm learning a lot and am super excited to document this year.
I don't really have a plan yet for how I am going to organize my weeks. I already know that some weeks may be very boring, while others will be more exciting and picture-heavy. So, for now I am taking it one week at a time, knowing that I may combine weeks in some spreads and only mange to cover a weekend in others. I don't plan on putting too much pressure on myself. The point of this is to have fun, right?
I also don't plan on showing you every single Project Life spread that I complete. I don't want to totally bore you with all the details of my life! ;o) But...I will show you my title page for now and then update you with sporadic weeks throughout the year:
I know, I know. That one particular piece of patterned paper from Crate Paper is getting quite the workout recently. I just love the chevron pattern and the fact that it is so colorful!!
The journaling in the bottom right corner briefly talks about what Eric and I are up to as 2013 begins and what our goals for the year are.
Thanks so much for stopping by, especially since this was such a long, rambling post. Are any of you taking on Project Life? If so, leave me a link...I'd love to see!
Supplies: Page Protector: Becky Higgins (Design J); Patterned Paper, Diecut Ampersand: Crate Paper; Cardstock: Bazzill; Journaling Cards, Wooden People, Wooden Letters, Labels: Studio Calico; Alphas: American Crafts, Basic Grey; Chipboard B, Sequins: Making Memories; Sticky Gems: My Mind's Eye; Staples: Tim Holtz; Mists: Tattered Angels
Hey, everyone!! Punky Scraps recently made a few changes. They will now only be posting one challenge a month, but the whole design team will participate in every challenge. This month's challenge just went live today. The challenge: scrap about yourself, which is always difficult for me. They also provided a photo as inspiration. Here is what I came up with:
I hope you can play along with Punky Scraps this month. Up for grabs is a fun journaling prize pack.
Layout: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: October Afternoon, Crate Paper; Wooden Letters, Wooden Woman, Diecut Tab: Studio Calico; "Record" Label: Evalicious; Diecut Butterfly and "HAPPY": Crate Paper; Brads: Basic Grey; Mist: Tattered Angels; Tag: Paper Source
Good morning, everyone! I hope that you are enjoying the new year. Today The Studio has a new challenge up that is all about "new beginnings."
For my layout I decided to focus on the my goals for the new year. I had 5 main ones:
I also thought this was a good way to bust my alpha stash. I have waaaaaay too many alpha sheets laying around...and patterned paper...and embellishments....wow, I probably need to do a cleaning soon. ;-)
Head on over to The Studio to play along and to win a fun prize from the Swedish scrapping company, YouDo.
Layout: Cardstock: Bazzill, Recollections; Patterned Paper: October Afternoon, Crate Paper, Doodlebug Design; Alphas: American Crafts, Lily Bee Designs; Basic Grey; Tab diecut: October Afternoon; Wooden Asterisks, Mist: Studio Calico; Sticky gems: My Mind's Eye