Saturday, April 05, 2014

Project Life -- Catching Up

I have recently come to terms with the fact that I will probably never be "caught up" with Project Life. There is always something that sets me back or keeps me behind, mostly when we end up having a busy week with too many photos. Those threw me off last year, and are doing so this year. I have decided to just embrace the fact that I have too many, I can leave some out and scrap them on their own pages, and then I will be doing pages when I can. This week I finished one of the "difficult" weeks that had a lot of photos. I didn't end up journaling much at all about things that happened, or embellishing much at all, but I'm just going to live with it.

Week Four



Credits: Pockets V4 & 6, Spearmint Paper, Cork It, Sprinkles V22, Eat Cake cards - Valorie Wibbens; Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Night cards - Michelle Godin; The Reed, The Skinny - Heather Joyce; 3x4 Photo Templates, 4x6 photo collages, 4x6 photocollagggges 3, 4x6 Phototemplates 2 by Lili; A Bit More Mess 2 - Amy Martin; Rain Rain Solids & Elements - Allison Pennington; Rainy or Sunny journal cards - Little Butterfly Wings; The Good Life - Emily Merritt

What have you been up to lately??

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Throwback Thursday

Since my mom and sis found out about Throwback Thursday on Facebook, they've been combing over the photo albums and texting photos. While the old pics texted aren't high quality, they are fun. :)

Jessica's b-day (Little Lizzy on the left), Mom, Chris & Kevin in the background)

Lizzy (left) & Jessica - 1988

My mom -- not sure what year

My third (?) birthday with mom on the left and David Z




Jessica & I  (probably sometime before her third b-day)


I'll have some more next week. Random, but fun. I might scrap a few of these. :)


Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Hello April

March seemed to have caught me totally off-guard. I started the month off strong, but somehow fizzled along the way. I dropped the proverbial Calvinball and never kept up with my layout posting/points. I did not finish my 30 Days of Lists. Yes, March kicked my ass.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Calvinball | Update

I think that today I will finally reach 20 points in the Calvinball battle. It is slow going, but I do have a bunch of layouts to create today/tomorrow, so hopefully I will make some progress.

Here are two pages I created. I'm sort of killing two birds with one stone because I've been participating in the 30 Days of Lists #30Lists. Usually I sign up and never complete my lists, but Calvinball is helping me to create my lists as scrap/journal pages.

Credits: March freebie template from Fiddle Dee Dee (available @ MSA); October Again kit by Red Ivy

Credits: Middlemost template by Little Green Frog Designs; Papers, journal cards, alpha by Jacque Larson; Embellishments are Sprinkles V. 21 by Valorie Wibbens


And if you've ever wondered what your scrap style is, take the fun little quiz at Get It Scrapped to find out. 

I am a Playful Story Builder, which totally seems to fit.



What about you??


Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Calvinball | Game On

So I just happened to stumble across a post from Celeste on Facebook. She mentioned Calvinball, so I had to take a peek and find out what that was all about. It turns out that it is a fun scrapping game at Get It Scrapped where you do a lot of smack-talking, a lot of scrapping, mucho point-tallying and a super lot of watching what is going on because the rules are always changing. There is no prize other than self-satisfaction, but who doesn't need a little of that from time to time? Get It Scrapped is a neat community filled with paper scrappers as well as digi girls. They hold monthly online crops and have a lot of classes and other fun things... like Calvinball. Check it out if you dare... and scrap on!

Here are a couple of pages for the Calvinball gallery

Gardner's Journal by Sissy Sparrows

Gardner's Journal by Sissy Sparrows; Enchanted template by Zoliofrope

The Painted Nest #24 elements by Sissy Sparrows Paint Can No. 5 by Sissy Sparrows; Journal Ink by Vinnie Pearce
Join in the fun... and if you do, mention that I sent you so I can score a point.  :)



Sunday, March 02, 2014

How I Would Describe Myself to a Penpal

Today's list left me writing too much, taking some out, putting some back, and generally indecisive. What *would* I tell someone? I guess it depends on who they are. I have some great Aussie friends I've not met in real life, but they know all sorts of gritty details about me and my life. Other people may not know much at all.  Anyway, here's my take on today's list.


I can't believe I actually have two done this time!  Normally I don't get this far.  LOL. 



Saturday, March 01, 2014

March 1 - Ways to Add Magic to My Life

Well, I signed up for 30 Days of Lists again. I'm bound and determined to actually get some done this time. I figure I will just do it digitally (even though I would love to use real paper) because otherwise it won't get done.


Hope Floats paper - Rosey Posey, Touch of Madness - Studio Tangie & Creative Victorian Designs, Room 19: Project 3 gesso - Sissy Sparrows, Sketched No. 1 Art Dolls - Xquizart

One down, twenty-nine to go.
#30Lists

Friday, February 14, 2014

Crazy January

Last month was a whole lot of crazy. we had so many different things going on. There was little mister's fourth birthday (and party), Superbowl (Seahawks won!!!), our anniversary (9 years married, 12+ together), I went to a great poetry workshop, and the Month of Challenges was happening over at The Lilypad. The idea was that every day they posted a new scrap challenge and you had a chance of winning a daily prize or a guest spot as a Polly. I managed (unbelievably) to get them all finished. And not only did I finish all 31, but I also did their regular challenges (+7) and a few for my other CTs.  It was a scrap-crazy month! They had 150 people finish all 31 challenges, which is pretty cool. February will feel tame in comparison.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

New Year, New Opportunity

It is a new year and a new opportunity to get started with the 2014 edition of Project Life!

And welcome to the 2014 Digital Project Life Blog Circle. Since diving into PL, I've found a great community of lovely and supportive ladies who all want to document and share their memories.  The wonderful Kristi Em organized a blog circle to share layouts and inspiration.  Please be sure to click on the next blog and head around the circle to see everyone!  The next blog to visit is Lyn's at Robot Days.

Last year, my Project Life endeavors didn't quite reach goal level.  I started off well, but somehow got stuck on all of the pictures I had for Week 15-16, so I stalled out. I did do a few other random weeks, but still have over half of the year to finish.  Yikes.  But at least it was better than 2012.  I think I only did the first two weeks.  Hahaha. Since my daughter, Jessica, is going to be doing Project Life (the traditional/physical version) this year, I figure we will help keep each other on track, so I *should* get farther along... and hopefully finish the whole year!

I've been struggling with the front page, but this is what I have so far:

Credits: Valorie Wibbens: Pockets No. 6, Pocket Fillers; Allison Pennington: Twirl cards, IPASOY star ellies, Mars vs. Venus ellies; Amy Martin: 4x6 Stitched; Just Jaimee: Merry & Bright bling glitter style; Caylee Grey: Hello 2014; Becky Higgens: Rain, Midnight, Polka Dot Party





This year I hope to:

  • Create divider pages for the month
  • Use more monograms for the quotes I add to journal cards
  • Play with photo sizes and spread a photo over more than one box
  • Keep up and find my own style and process
What are your hopes and wishes for PL this year?

Thanks for stopping by. 


Don't forget... the next blog to visit is Lyn's at Robot Days and hopefully we will see you next month!

Friday, December 13, 2013

November Scraps

We finished up November full of gratitude and thankfulness that everyone was happy and healthy.  Here are some moments captured with November scrap pages.



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