Project Life Week 12

Hey y’all,

Trying to get the Project Life album caught up.  I don’t want to forget what is happening before my life gets documented.  😉

Week 12 of PL.

Week 12 of PL.

The top two pics are of Story Time at the Library.  Normally Amber takes Matthew but this week I had the pleasure.  When she starts back to work I will get to more often.  The bottom large pics and then the first small slot are pics of Tim and Ben shooting at a local range.  Brad and I went a few days later.  Amber and I intend to go on a Wednesday because ladies shoot for free.  The 2nd small slot is a picture of Matthew setting in front of an electric fireplace that I got Brad for Christmas.  It has turned into a favorite of everyone in the house.  The kid’s like to “picnic” in front of it and sometimes listen to stories.  I wrote about it on a small PL card that says, “FAVORITES”.  Finally, the last small slot is a PL card that I put week 12 alpha stickers on.

One more week documented.

God bless!

Girlfriends!

Hi again!

Three days in a row.  I am doing FINE!  This quick layout is of my friends on top of the lighthouse.  I did this layout differently than I anticipated.  I planned on making it girly or nautical but changed to patriotic because the flag showed up in two pics.

Good buddies!

Good buddies!

I started with a wonderful piece of decorative paper.  I then added a mat to each of my photos and to my girlfriends tag.  I typically don’t use a lot of plain white paper but I thought it added a nice touch this time.  I adhered the photos and tag to the paper (layering when necessary) and the page was finished.  I love it!

God bless the USA!

A View From the Top

Hey friends,

Another quick layout fell together.  I seem to be getting a little more done these days.

What we saw from the top of the lighthouse (and the lighthouse).

What we saw from the top of the lighthouse (and the lighthouse).

It is kind of hard to see but I stamped “Hilton Head Island, SC” all  over the page at a diagonal.  I got this stamp from my store that went out of business.  I decided to try and make it look like part of the paper.  I made it a real muted color.  I used about the same color as the boats but much lighter.  I then rounded all the pic corners and adhered them to the page.  I didn’t mind covering part of the top one because the only thing I really wanted was the sign that said we had made it to the top.  A lot of steps – whew!  The bottom right pic hung off the page and so I turned the whole thing over and trimmed off the extra.  Another very quick, fun layout!

God bless!

A View From the Water

Hey,

I had a chance to throw together a quick layout.  The summer is quickly approaching and I am taking this scrapbook of my friends’ visit to KS this summer.  My friends’ and I are going to compare what we have accomplished in our scrapbooks of their visit here.  It will be fun to see three different takes on the same pictures.

Beautiful houses and, of course,the lighthouse that we saw from the boat.

Beautiful houses and, of course,the lighthouse that we saw from the boat.

I had this fun cardstock of houses.  I did a little layering on this quick layout.  First I put a piece of decorative (small) cardstock -the decorative blue- in the upper left corner of the layout.  I rounded the corners of three photos and adhered them to the cardstock.  Finally, I used a tag that said, “Beautiful” and put alpha stickers on it.  I attached it to the layout and then a decorative lighthouse on top of it.

This layout went together very quickly once I knew what I was going to do.

God bless!

Last of the Three Part Series: Project Life Week 11

Hi friends,

I had a few minutes and I already had the photos printed so I threw together the last part of week 11 so I could finally mark it off of my calendar.  I found the calendar idea is the best way to keep myself on track with PL.

St Pattie's day parade in Savannah.

St Pattie’s day parade in Savannah.

The first pic is of all my kin who went with me.  Amber took the selfie.  Love Matthew’s eyes.  The second pic is of the bagpipers in their kilts.  There were a lot of both bagpipes and kilts in this parade.  The first small pic is of cutie pie, Matthew, and his stuffed dog I got him, named Pat.  The next slot is a PL card that I added a sticker to.  The next small slot has a picture of Ronald McDonald on a float.  Finally, the last small slot has a PL clear plastic card that says in gold, “this is your day!”.  I put a PL cardstock behind it.  I used green in honor of St. Patrick.  🙂  Finally the bottom row…..My favorite part of the parade was the dancing clydesdale horses and the dalmation dog sitting on the wagon.  Awesome animals!  I wrote on a lot of the pics with Slick Writers.  I really enjoy those pens with PL.

Got to go get busy again.

God bless!

Page 2 – Project Life Week 11

Hi guys!

As the title suggest this post is continued from last weeks 1st page of PL week 11.  This was such a busy week that there will be a page 3.  Yes, a CRAZY busy week.

Page two of the three page week 11.

Page two of the three page week 11.

The first big picture is the cot that Tim slept on for 30 Hour Famine.  It is inside the box that he slept in.  The first small pic is of Tim peeking through a hole on the top of his box.  Funny picture!  The top big picture on the right is of my new (and first ) great nephew.  His name is Spencer.  I had a rubber sticker that said Happy Birthday.  I cut the Happy apart from Birthday and then I separated Birth and Day.  I then put them on the cardstock above and below Spencer’s picture.  I then put Spencer’s name in yellow and white alpha stickers.  All the other small slots had to do with Spencer.  The 2nd one down is a PL card that says, “hello Darling”.  (He is a darling!)  The bottom two small slots are cardstock that I cut down.  The one that says family I put on a PL aqua cardstock card.  I then added two cork stickers (one above and one below the word family).  The bottom left picture is something that I found on Facebook.  It says, “Life is like a camera.  Just focus on what is important.  Capture the good times, develop from the negatives, & if they don’t work out just take another shot.”  Pretty cool!  I added a strip of glitter boarder sticker to the top and bottom.  Finally, the bottom right picture is of Spencer and his daddy.  I wrote Spencer’s length, weight, and the day he was born on the side with a Slick Writer.

I hope to finish Week 11 tomorrow.  Fingers crossed!

God bless!

 

More Terri Cards

Hi friends,

Here are a few more of the cards that Terri made.

What fun cards these are.  Love the tag!

What fun cards these are. Love the tag!

Terri used the same scrapbook calendar for the decorative paper as she used on the previous post.  She matched envelopes that she already had to the decorative paper and cardstock.  I love the homemade tag on the top card.  She did a great job!

God bless!

Cards from Terri

Terri had a little bit of free time and squeezed in a few homemade cards.  She said they were quick and easy.

Fun and easy cards.

Fun and easy cards.

Terri used papers from a scrapbooking calendar that I gave her a while back.  She put them on cardstock and added some decorations (like the flowers).  Terri already had some envelopes that she matched with the cardstock.  (They are in the picture behind the cards).  They turned out so nice.  Maybe I will receive one in the mail.  😉

God bless!

Flower Arranging (not scrapping)

Hello,

I finally finished a project that I started around two months ago.  I bought a bathtub flower pot several years ago.  I bought it to set on the side of my tub and put things like razors, shaving cream, body wash, and things like that in.  I never liked the look but I used it until a few months ago because I felt obligated (I guess) since I paid money for it.  I finally decided if I didn’t like the look that I was going to get rid of it.  I moved it off the side of the tub and put it on my sink.  It set there for a bit and then I decided to try to arrange flowers in it before I tossed it.  What did I have to lose?  Finally I made it to Michaels when flowers were on sale and I bought what I thought was enough and some floral Styrofoam.  I arranged the flowers and decided I didn’t have enough (and the sides were bare and above the rim of the tub).  I went and bought more flowers.  (This is getting to cost a little more than I bargained for).  When I got home I let it set for a few more weeks because I think I was getting a little discouraged with the whole thing.

A few days ago I was putting away my Easter decoration off the front door and getting out a wreath to replace it.  I noticed that part of the flowers and decorations were missing and decided to toss it.  Almost to the trash can my mind started whirling.  There were burlap decorations all over the wreath.  What if they were successfully removed from the wreath and I could used them around the rim of the flower arrangement?  Well….it worked.  I got busy and finally finished the project that had been depressing me for quite some time.  I did use some Styrofoam glue to make the burlap decorations stay in better.

The total decoration on the shelf in my bathroom.

The total decoration on the shelf in my bathroom.

Closer....

Closer….

Notice the three butterflies.  So cute!  Now if my grandchildren don't sneak them away.

Notice the three butterflies. So cute! Now if my grandchildren don’t sneak them away.

Something different today.  When this post I am going to be in CA with my youngest and my hubby to visit family friends.  So excited!  I am anticipating a double episode of Project Life.

God bless!

Project Life Week 11 – Part I

Hi!

You may wonder why I only have part one finished.  It is because I ran out of photo paper.  I had enough to finish one page but it was a busy week and I needed more than one page to document life this week.

Part I.  Can't wait to get the photo paper and finish up and get caught up!

Part I. Can’t wait to get the photo paper and finish up and get caught up!

The first large slot on is 2 pics cut down and attached to a PL card.  The top one is of my dad in high school and the bottom one is of a table that he made in wood-shop in high school.  My cousin Ren sent the pics to me via Facebook.  He has the table and said we could get it whenever we were near.  That is the plan.  So excited!  The top small slot is a journaling card that I made into a Week 11 card.  I wrote about the pic of my dad and the picture of the table.  The large slot on the top right is, again, two pics of two different food mobiles that I saw when I was travelling around.  So funny!    The large pic on the bottom left is of Matthew but I am really covering a picture of Brad in the hospital.  He really didn’t want it all over the internet but I wanted it a part of Project Life.  It is our life in the hard times, too.  The other three pics (one cut into two pieces and put into the lower two small slots) are of Tim at the 30 Hour Famine at church.  The t-shirt is one that he designed.  He is a very talented, creative fella!

Hopefully I will get Part deux up soon.

God bless!