First I need to tell you that I won’t be on her for about a month. Please keep checking back. Let me tell you about the adventure I am about to embark on. First my husband, son, and I are going to KC to see his side of the family. We are having a mini family reunion for a handful of days. Then, we are going back to the part of KS where I lived and where we shared the biggest part of our married life. We are going to visit friends and more family. Then, my hubby is driving home, my son is going to go hang with his grandparents for a bit, and I am flying to Washington to see my wonderful friend and her wonderful family. Then, I am flying back to KS for about a week. Then, my buddy that I first met in high school and I are flying back to my home. She is going to stay for a week or so.What a fun time. After that my son has prom and he will be graduating from high school. Just in case you were wondering….he has already fulfilled all of the needed credits to graduate. He is going down to help his grandparents get their house ready to move (and to enjoy their company).
On to my frames!
A little back history. When my sister died I bought a lot of frames. Most of them were aqua because she loved the ocean and beach. I filled them with a lot of memories. After her funeral I kept some of the pictures out but I put a lot of them away. I have several empty frames. After painting the scrapbook room I have been trying to organize, get ride of things that I don’t ever use, and get rid of clutter. I was trying to figure out what to do with the frames.
I really do love them and they match my newly painted upstairs. The obvious answer is to put pictures in them. I did do that to one. I put a picture of when Brad and I took two of the grandkids to the aquarium. I have a cork board where I put quotes that I found that inspired me. I am going to use the cork board for something else so two of the quotes I framed. Here is the result.
All three of the frames clustered together. I didn’t keep them that way.
One of the quotes I really like.
The quote says, “It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it. It was a little too small for the opening. I had a piece of aqua burlap that I trimmed down. I then attached the paper to it. Awesome!
Another quote that I love!
This really looks awesome in person. The paper is glittery. It says, “Anyone can find the dirt in someone. Be the one that finds the gold. Proverbs 11:27”.
I still have more frames but the quotes didn’t work for the frames. I need to find more pics or quotes. Or come up with another creative idea.
Hey, hey, hey (I want to continue and say, “It’s Fat Albert” – that was my favorite cartoon as a kid),
I am starting week 45. I am moving on up (like The Jeffersons – I didn’t really care for that show much).
A fun start to the week.
The first picture is of senior toga day. I was pretty surprised that Tim wanted to wear a toga but he did. He looked up on the internet about how to tie it.
The first small slot is a PL journaling card. I wrote “week 45” and all about the pictures. I used a lot of color because of the picture with Abby and Matthew in front of the Troll movie sign. We did go and we all enjoyed it.
The second small slot is a PL card that says “dream big”. I used it because of all the colors.
The next picture is of Brad pushing the kids on the swing at the park (we go to the park quite frequently).
The last picture is of Abby talking to a friend at her school’s Fun Run. I trimmed down a green piece of burlap and used the corner rounder on the corners. I didn’t know if it would work well but it worked great. I attached the picture to the burlap with regular adhesive. Cute! The only drawback is it was a little thick and a little difficult to get into the slot.
That is all for today!
On Friday I added an extra page in September (the benefit of using a 3 ring binder is you can easily change your pages around or add pages). Well, on the back side of the slots that I filled with the Angel Oak pics were a lot of empty slots. I decided to fill those slots with memory pics. Pictures that I have been sent or found on Facebook (however I came across them) that are older than this years book. Most of them are much older.
My PL memory page.
The first picture is of my dad in his Air Force uniform. He was at the house where he was born and raised. I centered it on a PL card. In the first small slot I found a card with stars and journaling. I wrote about the picture. I also added two “flags”. One with stripes and one says love. I then put a gold star on the side of the “flags”.
The second pic has my Uncle Gordon in it. He was the local sheriff for a year. I didn’t realize that. In the last small slot I used a journaling card that says “details here” with a hand pointing up. I wrote about the picture and I added a sticker that says “family”.
On the bottom row the first picture is of my mom and me holding my nephew Jaden. The second small slot is a PL card that says “Hello Fine Fellow”. I thought that was fitting. I wrote about the picture on the card at the bottom.
The last picture on the page is of my dad’s mom. We called her Mom. The children are my two oldest brothers and my cousin. The third small slot has a PL journaling card that has a large & sign on it. I journaled about the picture and then put a sticker that says “family” on the top.
That is it for this day. See you tomorrow!
Today I am going back to the month of September in my Project Life album. One thing that I love about a PL album is that it is a 3 ring binder. I can add a page if I need to. Well….I needed to. We took family pics at an old, huge tree and I forgot to print them off for PL. I couldn’t let that slip by so I printed them and added them to my album.
Some of the family at the Angel Oak.
I started off with a PL card that I thought was perfect. It had a bird sitting on a tree limb. It left a space to write so I wrote the date. I then put a family pic of all the family that lives in SC.
The first small space has a PL card that I wrote about the day. The second small space is a PL card that says “A Little Bit Crazy in Love”. I thought that was appropriate because below it is a pic of my son and his wife.
The third small space has a card that has a lot of words about family all over it. The last small card is a PL card that I put a chipboard sticker that says “family” on it.
The last picture on the page is of my son and his family.
That is it for this week. Have a wonderful weekend!
Hello my creative friends,
Today I am finishing up Halloween week (and a few other things happened in that week, too).
The last page of week 44. Another week bites the dust!
The first small slot on the page is a Halloween PL card. I put a Trick or Treat sticker at the top and then added a few stickers of candy.
In the second small slot I wrote about the Halloween pics on a PL journaling card. I also put a crazy jack-o-lantern sticker on the card and a sticker that says treats.
The first large picture on the page is Abigail, Amber, and Matthew getting ready to go door to door. I went with them and Brad stayed home to give out candy.
The horizontal picture is of Matthew (Thor) and Abigail (a lalaloopsy kitty) in front of a wiener Halloween dog.
The last large slot (on the bottom row) is a PL card with a place for the date and journaling. I wrote that it was 11/04/16. I put a voting sticker on the card and how we voted. It was Tim’s first time voting. Afterwards I took him to school and his favorite teacher was in the office. I took the opportunity to take a picture of them together. I wrote about that on the journaling card. I put an arrow sticker pointing to the picture on the card.
On the picture of Tim and his fav teacher I put a chipboard sticker that I have been saving for years. It says favorite teacher and has an apple on it. Perfect! Tim didn’t have too many of those.
That is it for week 45. Crazy! Still in 2016. Working my way through it – not giving up!
Part two of week 44 in Project Life. Usually it is referred to as Halloween week. Most everything in week 44 is about Halloween.
Part 2 of PL week 44.
The first large slot and then the first two small slots are about a pizza place that we finally tried on Hilton Head. We had seen it several times. The first picture is of a chalkboard. It says, ” There are two types of people in this world. Those who love pizza and those who lie. The two small slots have a picture that is divided in two. It is of the sign of the pizza joint. I liked the chalkboard and the sign caught our interest but we didn’t care for the pizza. 🙁
The large slot on the right side of the page is of Brad and I in our costumes. He was a slice of bread with peanut butter on it. I was a slice of bread with jelly on it. Together we made the best sandwich ever.
The bottom left picture is of a creepy house across from a park that Matthew and I went to. Why I took the picture is it had a tombstone that said, “Ima Goner”. “I’m a Goner” is my favorite Twenty-one Pilots song. I sent a picture to Tim.
The last large picture is of Matthew on a tire swing at the park.
The third small slot is a PL card that I put a few Halloween stickers on.
The last small slot is a PL card that I put a tire swing di-cut on. I put a cat sticker in the tire swing hole. I also put a sticker that says “boo”.
Another week started in PL. Only 8 weeks left after this one to finish up 2016. (Will it ever end?)
Halloween (and other fun things)
The first picture on this page is of Absey with her awesome coach after all the games were finished.
The first small pic is of some birds on the beach. I put “week 44” stickers on top of the pic.
The rest of the pictures are of my brother and his family on Halloween. There is also a picture of Tim in the bottom small slot (on the right – on the left is the continuation of the picture above). He is dressed in an 80’s track suit. He found it at a thrift store and thought it would be great to wear on Halloween.
In the second small slot I put a PL card and wrote about all of the pics. I put a Halloween sticker on top with a camera right below it. I also put a black cat on the bottom right corner.
More Halloween on the next post.
God bless you and yours!
This is going to be a day of fun for us. It is my daughter-in-law’s birthday. After she gets off work we are going to a movie. Later in the evening we are eating at Kobe’s. I think there will be a few pictures taken. 🙂
A fun time with fun people.
The first slot has two pictures (divided by a border sticker) of Matthew riding the big tricycle at the pumpkin patch. The first small slot has a picture of Absey Doodle on a trike.
The second picture on the top row has Matthew in a Spiderman costume that is MUCH to small. He loved it thought. I put a vellum saying on top of the picture (and I added a spiderweb sticker in the corner).
A close up of Matthew’s pic.
I love the saying, “Between the innocence of babyhood and the dignity of manhood, we find a delightful creature of a boy”. So sweet! I think it matches the picture perfectly.
In the second small slot and on down into the bottom left slot is Abby with her trophy from soccer. I mounted the bottom part on a pink PL card. I found a vellum quote that says,”Pretty in Pink” and put it on the card. It is perfect because her soccer uniform is pink. I added pink bows to the top of the vellum paper and I put a sparkly soccer ball to the side of the vellum paper.
The third small picture is of Abby putting her coaches hat on his head. The story behind it was a girl was being silly and knocked the coaches hat off. Abigail didn’t find the humor in it and picked it up and placed it back on. She adored that coach. He was a great one.
The last small slot is a PL journaling card. I wrote about all of the pictures.
Finally, the last slot is of my niece on the dance team at her college. Such a pretty girl!
That is all for today. Hope to see you next week!
Today’s Project Life is a three year old tradition for me (and my daughter-in-law and two of my grandkids). We go to a pumpkin patch that has a lot going on. It has been a good time all three years.
Holiday Farms with family
The first picture is of Abby on top of an American flag hay bale. That girl is so patriotic so it is the perfect prop for her.
The second large pic is a selfie with the four of us. I put it on a PL card and added a cute farm animal sticker.
The first two small pics are of the pig race. 🙂 I put a pig sticker on the first one.
In the third small slot I put a PL card and put all that was happening. I added fun farm stickers around the words.
The last small slot has a picture of both kids next to a giant measuring stick. This picture is taken every year and shows how much that they have grown.
The first picture on the bottom row is actually two pictures. I left a space between the two and added pumpkin stickers. The pictures are of finding the perfect pumpkin.
The last picture is also in the pumpkin patch. I added a sticker that says, “what a great day”.
A fun day was had. More about it tomorrow.
Another day in the life of my family. I am hoping to change my PL album next year – again. Instead of breaking it up in weeks I am planning to break it up by months. I am trying to do that this year by posting what month it is when the new month rolls around. I also mark when a new week rolls around. That is what I think that I will do away with. It is more of a hassle. We will see when I finally get to it. 🙂
Layout 2 of week 43.
I used a journaling card and put mainly candy corn stickers and a pumpkin sticker around the edges of the card. I also added a soccer ball because a bit of the layout has to do with Abby’s soccer game.
The first small slot has a picture of Abby’s team gathered in a huddle talking strategy.
The second and third small slots have pictures of when Brad and I went to the Bluffton Art and Seafood Festival. I took a picture of the tent telling where we were and then of my favorite food place (not seafood) where dumplings are sold. I always buy them whether I am hungry or not because they sell out. Tim loves them, too, so I get some for him also.
The rest of the pictures on the page are from Holiday Farms. This is the 3rd time that Amber and the kids went with me there to enjoy the day and pick out our pumpkins. I think I wore the same shirt last year. So strange! More to follow on the next layout from our fun filled day.
God bless you and your lives!