Hi Family and friends,
This has been another glorious week of spending time at home with my hubby and son. We did get a few projects done but for the most part we enjoyed being home together.
One project that we did get done was paint a horse mural that was on my son’s wall when we moved in.
Tim insisted on getting the first swipe with the paint roller.
We also painted two walls. We aren’t very quick painters so it did take longer than it would for a lot of other people. But the results are very nice.
We’ve also enjoyed homemade hot chocolate 2-3 times over the break. My husband and I are going to eat better this year but we had to have one more cup of hot chocolate. MMMMMmmmmm!
My homemade chocolate. I must admit – it is delicious!
Fridays are going to look different for the next year. I’ve been itching to try Project Life. My husband, at my prodding, bought it for me for Christmas. What project life is:
There are several albums to choose from but this is the one I loved.
The box that holds all the cards.
A box of cards for decoration and journaling. I chose The 5th & Frolic addition of the box of cards.
The cards inside the box. (Enough for a year).
You also need to buy the page protectors. I didn’t take a picture of them. They are divided in several different ways. They can hold cards, pictures, or whatever other ephemera you choose.
The purpose of Project Life is to simplify scrapbooking and to get a peek into everyday life. You can do this any way you want. How I am going to do it and how a lot of people choose to do it is to have a double page layout per week. Some people take one picture a day. I am going to start carrying around my “regular” camera and not rely on my cell phone camera so much. There should be 52 double page layouts per year with this method.
Some people start Project Life to simplify their scrapbooking and then put the same amount of effort into it as they were traditional scrapping. It kind of defeats the easy purpose but it is still a cool concept of seeing what your life looked like in 2014. I can guarantee that it won’t look near the same in 5, 10, or 15 years.
All you have to do is take pictures and print them, pick out and put the cards in the page protectors, and journal if needed. Today I have the front cover page done for my album.
The cover page for my Project Life 2014.
All I did was to print the 2014 graphic that I used on my New Year’s post, print a picture of our home, and print a picture of Brad, Tim, and I on the beach. I was going to print a picture of the three of us standing in front of our house but realized that I didn’t have one that I liked That is why I printed the one of us on the beach and then punched it into a heart and adhered it onto a card of hearts. I added the pictures to the page protector. Found the cards I wanted to use. I changed up the card on the bottom. I used a 4″x6″ card and then used a small clipboard card. I trimmed the extra off the clipboard card and then adhered it to the left side of the 4″x6″ card. I did a little journaling about what I expected for 2014 (exploring and finding friends). I also added sunglasses and flip flop embellishments. Finally I placed the cards into the page protector and called this intro page complete.
I want this to be an easy process for me. At the same time I might add a few stickers or other embellishments but not go crazy.
I am committing to this method for a year. I am hoping to like it so well it will be something that I do always.
Hope you had a wonderful week!