Project Life Week 23 Part II

Hi guys,

It is part II of another big week.

Part II of PL week 23.

Part II of PL week 23.

Most of this page is from Sesame Street Live: Let’s Dance!  I put that information on a PL card that had the words “woot woot” cut out.  I put it in front of the PL card that was on the previous page.  It was almost like a cross between construction paper and cardboard.

The first picture is of the introduction to the show.  The second picture is of Amber and the kids crowded onto one chair.  Abby had a silly scowl but she was just being silly.  The only picture that wasn’t part of the show was a picture of Diego.  He had managed to jump up into a chair and was peeking over the edge of the table (outside) to see if he could find a lizard.  He loves chasing them.

The bottom right card was a PL card that I wrote about the pictures on.  I added a couple of stickers and a little knotted dog toy sticker.

That is it for today.  Hope your day is FABULOUS!

God bless!


Project Life Week 23 Part 1

Hi friends,

My (our) life is flying by.  My youngest son turned 18 yesterday.  He got his drivers license the Monday before.  In December he will probably graduate from high school.  Then what?  The question for all of us since it is our youngest.  Brad’s life probably won’t change a lot but Tim’s and mine definitely will.  It leaves me a little sad, excited, nervous.  For both Tim and I.  I know that he will fly!

The first part of PL week 23.

The first part of PL week 23.

The first slot is two pictures from when Brad and I took both SC grandkids to the park.  Brad helped both  of them cross the monkey bars.  Besides the picture of the slug that I took, the rest of the pics were from when Brad’s childhood friend, Donny, and his family came to visit us.  We went out to eat at the Crazy Crab on Friday evening.  Then on Saturday we went to Coligny beach.  The first two small pics were of Brad cooling off in the fountains after the beach.  The first picture on the bottom row is of Brad, Donny, and little Donny on the swing at Coligny beach walk.  The last slot on the bottom row is a PL card that I wrote a gold “Week” on and outlined it in black and put a clear disc with a gold “23” on it beside the word.  I wrote about all of the pictures, too.

A fun day and more to come about week 23.

God bless!



Project Life Week 22


I am back.  Just keep dealing with health issues.  Once I get them figured out I will be so much more productive!  Just another PL.  I did print a lot of pictures so hopefully I will be on a role for awhile.

Complete layout of PL week 22.

Complete layout of PL week 22.

This was a fun week – and busy but I contained it to one page.  The first picture is of Matthew with a beard book.  The previous time at the library he had a hat book.

The second slot on the top row is two pictures mounted on a PL card.  The first picture is a selfie that Absey took.  The second is a silly picture that she took of me.

The first small slot is a pic of Absey doodle on her last day of first grade.  She has some extra big eyes in this picture.

The second small slot is Matthew on a bike ride.  I am a walking grandma trying to keep up with him.

The 3rd small slot is Tim on his first day of driving school in the drivers seat.

The last small slot is a pair of shoes under my car.  It is the Walmart on Hilton Head Island.  The shoes weren’t there when we went into the store.

The first picture in the bottom row is of Ben and his family and me at a movie.  I had to turn the picture portrait style.  I mounted it on a PL card with the dots on the side.

Finally, the last slot is a week 22, June, and journaling card all rolled up into one.  I used a clear disc with a gold 22 on it.  I wrote week in gold.  I Changed colors every time I changed pictures that I was talking about.  I put a dot before the subject.  I wrote in cursive – which is pretty rare for me in scrapping anymore.  I also put a June sticker on the card.

That’s it for today.

God bless!


Project Life Week 21


Another day of scrapping this week.  And another day of PL.  I am determined to be creative with traditional scrapping tomorrow.  Hope it works out!

Complete layout of week 21 of PL.

Complete layout of week 21 of PL.

The first picture is of my cousins and us when they came to visit.  We did a segway tour in Savannah.  So fun!  Then the second large picture is an awesome tree at a park.  Brad and I have a thing for trees (him more than me but they are really growing on me).

The first small slot is the week 21 card.  I again used the clear acrylic disc with the gold number 21 on it.  I wrote the word week.  The card had a heart on it so I wrote around it.  about the pics.  The next small slot is a PL card that says “Hello fine Fella”.  It is obvious that I am talking about Matthew because the next two slots have pictures of him.  He had to go with me to wash the grays out of my hair.  He was such a good boy!  I took him  to 2 parks!  The first picture is of him at the hair place.  The second one is after he slid down a slide at the park and he had static in his hair.

On the bottom row are pics of the kids at the movie theater behind the Angry Birds movie prop.  They had a spot for their faces.  So cute!

That is it for week 21.  Moving on up and ready for the end of May and the beginning of June.

God bless!


Project Life Week 20

I am back for two days in a row!  Hello!

I am excited to finally be on the move again.  Hope I can keep it up!  More PL.  I am excited to be doing it but hope to do some traditional scrapping soon.

Week 20 - fun times!

Week 20 – fun times!

This week is almost all about Matthew.  Since I watch him while his mom is at work and Abseydoodle is at school for most of the day – we have a lot of time alone.  So we take quite of bit of time to play.  Isn’t that what grandmas are for?

In the first slot I cut down a PL card and put it on another PL card.  It says, “A Child is the Greatest Gift”.  I then put a pic of Matthew on his present from his grandpa and I.  In the 2nd slot I put a pic of him on a slide on another PL card.  It says, “These are the days”.  I then added a tag.  I put it catty cornered and trimmed it down where it hung over the edge.  It says, “watch me GROW”.

In the small slots are two pics of Matthew and then a PL card that says, “You are the apple of my eye”.  Then I have a PL card that I made into my week 20 card.  I added a clear acrylic disc with the number 20 on it.  Then I put alpha stickers for the word week.  I added a slipper slide sticker.

The first space on the bottom row is taken with two pics.  One is of Matthew and Absey at the pool.  The second spot and then the first part of the next slot is of how rainy it was when we took Tim to work when he was working at Panera.  It was raining cats and dogs.  I left a little spot on the PL card to write about how hard it was raining.  Finally, the last part of the second spot is of Matthew holding his mask library book to his head.  We have a tradition for his library day.  We go to the library program, then we go to the room where he plays on the computer, plays, and then we pick out 4-5 books and read them and then check out two, finally we go out for lunch and read the two books again.  Fun day but it takes about 3 hours in total.

That’s it for this page.

Hope to see you tomorrow!

God bless!


Project Life Week 19 – Part II

Hi friends,

I am finally back with another PL.  I am so late because I have had a struggle keeping up with my life with kids, grandkids, and my health.  Sometimes it gets overwhelming but it always settles down.

Matthew and Ben's birthday.

Matthew and Ben’s birthday.

Most of the pictures on this page are from when Amber and I took Matthew to a Mexican restaurant for his birthday (after his pics).  Amber told them it was his birthday and they came to sing to him.  He was terrified.  He got as close as he could to Amber and hid.  (That is the 2nd picture on the first row.  It is kind of hard to see.)  After the meal we borrowed their sombrero and took several shots and he was very happy.

The last small slot is a PL card that said celebrate.  I put a silly cupcake sticker on it and then I put a sticker that says “A day in May”.  I wrote about all that happened on the birthday.

On the bottom row is a picture of Matthew”s cake that I made him and Ben’s birthday donut cake that he counts on every year (from Krispee Kreme).

That is it for the week.

God bless and hope to have more tomorrow!


Project Life Week 19

Hi friends and family (and scrappers and crafters),

I was on a long vacation and then when I got back I have been dealing with a health issue called BLOOD PRESSURE.  I am in the process of figuring it out.  Meanwhile I want to start scrapping and blogging again.  I have a new You Tube Video that I recorded in KS.  I will put the link in a few days.  I always have such fun with my KS family and friends.  I really enjoy scrapping with others.  Honestly, I get more done on my own because I don’t see them often and I really enjoy chatting.

May celebrations.

May celebrations.

The first picture is of what my youngest gave me for Mother’s day.  It is a travel  cup (he picked it out and it has flowers printed on it).  Inside are a lot of different chocolates.  Then he put some flowers (fake) in the cup, too.  I used the flowers in a wreath that I made.  So awesome and best of all I know that he thought of me when he picked everything out.

The top small slot is about the pictures on the top row.  I also put a sticker that says May flowers and had a flower on it.  The second small slot is declaring week 19 with a clear disc and gold numbers 19 on it.  I also added a birthday sticker to the PL card.

The last picture on the top row is a collage that Amber made on Facebook of Ben and Matthew.  Both of their birthdays are on May 11th so she has them together on the day Matthew was born and through various stages.

On the bottom row is Ben in a Krispee Kreme hat and glasses, nose , and mustache disguise.  He is sitting at the table with his Krispee Kreme donut cake that he has every year because it is his favorite.

The 3rd small picture is of the donut cake and the spiderman cake that I made for Matthew.  (And a few presents).  The 4th small pictures is of Matthew with a mask on  that was from his card from us.

Finally, the last picture on the page is from Matthew getting his picture taken earlier in the day at Portrait Innovations.

Whew!  What a day they are having!

Hope to have more tomorrow!

God bless!


Project Life Week 17 Part II

Hi friends,

This is the 2nd part of week 17.  I love this page.  It is mostly of Matthew.  But the photo on the top row on the right is of my KS granddaughter, Lily.  Her parents had a “turtle day”.  My husband did this for the boys so it is a tradition that Jake chose to continue.  I put the picture on a PL card and cut a turtle out of a page of reptiles that I had.  I then wrote Family tradition at the top and Turtle Day at the bottom.

The first picture is of Matthew at Abby’s school.  The first small picture is a PL card with a sticker that says May.    The second small slot is of Matthew in front of the library.  After the library we went to the smoothie shop.  He was already eating almonds.  On the way out he found the perfect dandelion to blow.  I took a lot of pictures.  I have pictures of his dad doing the same thing.  I think that is why I thought the pictures were priceless.  In the bottom small slot is a PL card that I put a sticker on (that I cut in two).  It says, “Rough and Tough Yet Oh so Sweet”.  That is Matthew!  I added a sticker of a smoothie to the PL card.

The grandkids have fun!

The grandkids have fun!

That is it for the day!

God’s blessing on you and yours!


Matthew Loves to Swing

Another Matthew page before going back to PL.

Matthew's favorite thing to do is swing!

Matthew’s favorite thing to do is swing!

I had the photo that I bought at a scrapping store, of the swings, for a long time.  I didn’t know how I was going to use it until I found out Matthew’s love of swinging.  He and I go to parks a lot and that is always his first stop.  He never gets off until I quit pushing.  He loves to swing on his own, too, but his favorite thing is to be pushed.

I used a blue piece of cardstock and then attached the swing photo – leaving a slight gap between the photo and the edge.  I then figured out which photos I wanted to use and how I wanted to layer them.  I left another gap between the photos of Matthew and the photos of the swings.  I then attached them all and trimmed off the edges.  The last step was using border stickers between all of the photos to add definition.  I LOVE this page!

That is all for the day!

God bless!


Bubbles at the Library

Hi my creative friends,

Today I have a fun layout of Matthew at the library.  Once every few weeks or so, after reading and crafts, the library has a bubble machine put out a massive amount of bubbles.  Matthew loves it!  One of the pictures that I took of him is my absolute favorite!

It's bubble time!

It’s bubble time!

I used five different pictures and it was from a couple of different days at the library.  I had a small piece of bubble paper that I used for a mat on the top right picture.  The bottom left picture I matted on velum.  The other pictures I didn’t mat.  I did layer two of them.  After adhering the pictures I got out my scrapbooking sewing stuff and found all of my sewing stencils that looked like circles and ovals.  I punched holes of different circles using a needle and putting a pad behind the paper.  I then sewed the circles using a metallic blue thread.  I used washi tape to tape the ends onto the back of the page.  It has been awhile since I have sewn on my scrapbooking pages.  I really enjoyed it.

The other thing I did that I haven’t used in a long time is used my label maker to journal on the page.  I really love this page.  My favorite picture is the bottom left one.  It shows his joy.

God bless!