Well here I go! New year and new album. This year is going to be different. I am going to be doing 1/2 the amount of work – literally. I am so busy with my personal life now that I was considering not completing an album. I have fallen in love with this type of scrapping and my husband said it is his favorite album yet. So….what is a girl to do? Instead of two pages for one week, I am completing one page per week. Now, on special occasions I intend to complete a page just for it. A birthday party, Christmas, family reunion…. You get the idea. This is my album and this is my life – Project Life. 😉
PL week 1
This is my complete layout for week one. It was the highlight of the week. It was a beautiful day in January and we took advantage of it. Brad and I took the kids to the beach to dig in the sand. They had a great time.
The pics are pretty self explanatory. The first card is a PL card and it is absolutely perfect. The second slot is from a google image that I found and printed on photo paper. The third slot is another PL card. The last small slot is a PL journaling card. I used Liquid Pearls to make the sun and the # sign. I used chipboard stickers for week 1. I then asked (and answered) the question, “What do you do on a warm winter day? Go to the beach!”. A perfect start to our New Year.
God bless you and your loved ones!
A traditional scrapbook page that started one way and ended up another. Originally I punched small hearts out of pink cardstock and started attaching them onto a piece of very light pink cardstock. I wanted them to form a heart to use on the background. It did form a nice BIG heart and it took too much of the page. So, what should I do? I ended up cutting out the heart thinking that if I placed it on a different part of the page then maybe it would be ok. It wasn’t 🙁
Finally I cut a smaller heart out (freehand and it turned out ok) of the big heart. I attached the picture and then attached the heart. The heart covered up some unnecessary space of the picture.
My sweet lil Lily.
I really liked the color all around the sepia picture. On the right I added a piece of perfect cardstock that had little hearts in the corner. I then added the year 2013 (when the pics were taken). Finally I added cute little die cuts and stickers up above the picture.
A “bear”y sweet picture of my “bear”y sweet granddaughter.
FINALLY, this is the last post for the PL 2014 album. The last post was of our Christmas day and todays is of New Years Eve. This left the backside of a page empty so I added some awesome Project Life cards.
PL New Years Eve.
Brad and I went to Tybee Island to see the fireworks on the beach. They started at midnight so I loved the PL card that counted down to midnight. The top picture was horizontal and the slots were vertical so I attached the pic to a PL gray card and trimmed the picture down. I then added chipboard stickers that say “awesome love” and then my beloved camera sticker and stars. I added some pics of fireworks that my hubby took. The bottom small slot is an image I found on Google that says Goodbye 2014. Finally the last slot is one of the gold inserts that I put a piece of gray/blue cardstock behind.
The final page.
The top slot was a PL card that talks about fun, amazing, happy, conversations….. I added a chipboard sticker that says everyday. I also included two gold inserts (one dots and one a heart) that I placed cardstock behind. The small cards are PL cards that I haven’t done anything with. My favorite is the bottom right card. It looks like a piece of notebook paper and it already said documented. I added red stickers that say, “2014 has been”. It think it was a perfect way to end the album.
Before long I will be starting the 2015 album. It will be a little different. Can’t wait to get started and share.
Trying to finish up 2014 – still. I wanted a separate page for Christmas and one for New Years Eve. Well, here is the Christmas one.
PL Christmas page.
I have pics of opening presents and kids discovering what Santa left. I used a PL Merry Christmas card and I created my own with fun paper and a Christmas tree sticker.
Now….on to New Years Eve.
Back again. I can’t wait to be able to blog (and scrapbook) more consistently but I sure do love having my grandkids around. There is always a reason to smile.
Left side of PL week 52.
I included several pics that some of my KS family sent. The top left pic is of Matthew at the park. (No coat in December – pretty awesome). The little picture is of a bird with a long beak. He tried and tried to get a close look at the bird. Fun times! The top right picture is of my beautiful niece, Hannah, who just happened to loose her top two teeth right before Christmas. (Now she has the bottom two out, too). One of the PL Holiday cards says, “All I want for Christmas” and then has a list below. I changed it up a bit and marked out I and wrote Hannah above. I then wrote, “is her two front teeth. The PL card was vertical and my slot was horizontal so I adhered it to a piece of decorative cardstock. I added a few stickers to make it complete. The bottom right pic is of Madilynne (KS niece) helping her daddy hunting. Looks like they both had a fun time. The small pic on the bottom is of my older brother with his hunting dog after they finished hunting. Finally, the last pic on this page is of Absey “helping” me in the kitchen. She loves to do that. I got both her and Matthew (and my other granddaughter) an apron for Christmas.
Right side of PL Week 52.
The top picture is of my nieces playing with the kinetic sand that we sent them. The picture was vertical and my slots were horizontal so I mounted the picture on a gray PL card and trimmed off the extra. I then added a few stickers. The top right is a PL card that I added WEEK 52 stickers to and a reindeer sticker. The rest of the pictures are of the kiddos and me in the kitchen or the results of our labor. I found new PL pages that have different gold plastic inserts in the sleeves. I used one on the bottom left slot. I ended up adding a blue Christmasy decorative paper behind the gold chevron after I took the pictures. It is a real subtle print. PL is always coming up with something new. 🙂
Complete layout of PL week 52.
Well that is all for this week but I decided to add a Christmas page and a New Years eve page before calling this album finished.
I actually squeezed in a layout (the real kind of good ol’ traditional scrapbooking). I wanted to add something different and I looked through some ideas that I had torn out of old magazines. Here is what I did.
The beginning of a cute layout.
I punched a circle out of white cardstock and then punched another smaller circle in the center of that. I made three of the “almost circles”.
Wrapping the “almost” circles.
I then added a little bit of adhesive to one complete side of the “almost” circles and then I started wrapping ribbon around – all the way around. After I was through wrapping I attached the end to the back of the “almost circle” with quick dry adhesive. I did this three times with three different types of ribbon. The one shown (most flexible) did the best.
One of the “almost” circles completed.
All three completed.
I then put the layout together.
Newborn, Lily, with all of her info included on the page.
I started with a premade page and used the area for the picture as the mat for Lily’s picture. I then cut out a piece of scrap paper and attached it to the left side of the layout. Finally, I attached all the circles with quick dry adhesive. I gave them plenty of time to dry. I added Lily’s info into the circles after drying time was complete. In the first circle I put the day she was born. In the second circle I put the time she was born. In the third circle I put her weight and measurements. I used a piece of measuring tape ribbon (it almost had the feel of a real measuring tape) for that third circle. The only thing time consuming about this layout was the “almost circles”. Really cute and not difficult.
Another amazing and simple idea by Terri. Terri has been redoing her bedroom. She has been looking for ways to decorate without breaking the bank. One such way is to frame scrapbook paper to make artwork.
Framed scrapbook paper.
These are going to make a nice addition on Terri’s walls and for a very small price. There are so many cute and varied pieces of scrapbook paper there isn’t a good reason not to use them to decorate around the house. Thanks, Terri!
Terri has been busy organizing her home. Before getting rid of things she tries to think of ways to repurpose them. Here is a really nice idea.
Terri had two sweater skirts that she knew that she wouldn’t wear anymore. She cut two identical pieces of the skirt, to make two sides of the pillow, from each skirt. She then cut “strips” the same length and in the same places all the way around both pieces. She then matched the pieces and tied them together most of the way around. She stuffed the pillows and then finished tying the remaining strips. Really cute way to get the most of something that wouldn’t be worn again. And so cute! Not to mention the cute doggy!