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Project Life: Week 12

Hi everyone! I’m sorry my Project Life Tuesday is a bit late this morning. I found myself going to bed last night way earlier than normal. I am getting old! Ha! It felt good to get some rest though and not bring my laptop to bed. Here are my Week 12 pages!I used A BUNCH of photos this week. Normally I would use some 3×4 journaling cards, but really had photos that I wanted to use instead and I was ok with it. Then at the end I was left with a couple of those 3×4 spots and instead of using the journaling cards I opted to put a couple of graphic cards in their place. Where’s all of my journaling you ask? Well, I’ll get to that in just a second. :) The “one little week” graphic is a freebie from Ali that you can get HERE and the heart graphic card is from the kit that Crystal and I put together. You can find it HERE

The photos I included this week are:

  • A photo of one of my most favorites trees in bloom. It’s in our yard and I just love it when it blooms. It’s gorgeous.
  • A collection of Caylin’s My Little Ponies that she had on my dresser. She was playing with them and had them all lined up and cute. P.S. If anyone has any My Little Ponies that you don’t want – send them my way. She LOVES them!
  • A sweet photo that isn’t the greatest in quality because I had to capture it fast, but Caylin gave Jack a bit hug and it was just so cute. SO happy I snapped a photo!
  • I’ve been taking more photos with my phone lately and LOVE it. I’ve been so inspired by everyone’s Instagram photos and although I don’t have an iPhone YET (our phone plan is up later in the year) I do have photo taking capabilities on my phone and started to use it more. The photo of my dental office’s sign is a photo I took with my phone. Heehee! I had a dental cleaning last week and was there and decided I’d snap a photo for my Project Life. Ha!
  • Then there’s a photo of Caylin and Jack by our front door. The weather has been SO beautiful lately and so we’ve been outside a lot. Yay! :)
  • Then this last photo on this page is of Caylin reading in the middle of my old studio. She just brought out some blankets, a couple of pillows and some books and laid there and read. It was cute!

On this right side I have LOTS more photos.

  • A photo of a delicious doughnut that we indulged in. Yum. ;)
  • I also am making an effort to get Michael and myself in more photos. We both like to be behind the camera! ;) So once again my cell phone camera came in handy after church when we were eating lunch. I snapped a photo of Michael and Jack. :)
  • Then there’s a photo of Jack looking like such a big boy at the front door. Every time we go outside he gravitates to the front door area. He loves to try to open up the door and there’s a Japanese Maple tree by the door that he loves. :)
  • Another cell phone photo I snapped of Michael and Caylin out in the backyard. Michael was pushing Caylin on the swing and it was sweet.The photo itself isn’t the greatest, but that doesn’t matter to me. Just felt so nice to see the moment and also capture the sweetness in a photo, too. Michael’s in there twice this week! Yay! :-D
  • I also included a receipt this week! We had a homeschool field trip to the Cheekwood Botanical Garden and so I tucked the receipt in one of the 3×4 pockets and also have a photo of Caylin by herself there and a group shot of Caylin and all of her homeschool friends as well.
  • Lastly, there’s a photo of Jack with his new obsession. Bananas. :)

I have a couple of inserts this week. Another thing I did from our field trip was to keep the brochure from the garden and I just punched a couple of holes in it and added it to the middle. Easy cheesy.

 The other insert is my journaling solution for this week. Now, it’s perfectly ok to just have a great bunch of photos in your week and no journaling. I almost went that route this week. I think photos say so much, but in the end I decided to use an American Crafts 6×12 page protector and some of Miss Tiina’s free 4×6 cards and added some journaling that way.

Using that insert not only gave me some room for my journaling, but I was also able to include some sweet little drawings that Caylin did on the back of my business cards and a little “This is the life” graphic I created.

THEN on the back of that page protector I had a bit more room. So another little graphic card, two 3×4 photos of Caylin and another little journaling card.

There you have it! Week 12. :)

This IS the life. :) Thank you for stopping by! I hope you all have a blessed day! I am a bit behind on leaving comments on everyone’s awesome posts from last week! Please know I haven’t forgotten and will get to them (and today’s link ups) this week! Thanks for your patience!      

  • Project Life is an awesome system created by Becky Higgins. Read more about it HERE.

Link up below if you’d like! Check out more awesome Project Life inspiration HERE on my friend Jessica’s blog!


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    March 27, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Can I just say that I played with My Little Pony when I was a little girl. Insane! I still have a bunch of my old ponys and my girls still pull them out occasionally to play with. Ah, memories!

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    Julie Coryell
    March 27, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Love your pages. I really love that “This is the Life” card. I continue to love using your cards that I purchased in my pages. Have a great week!

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    March 27, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Great pages, I love your little graphic inserts! I bought your kit and really need to get some into my pages. Love how photocentric the pages are and how you still put in journaling details.

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    March 27, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Fun pages this week. Look at all those little pony’s. Makes wish I had girls.

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    March 27, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    love the ‘look’ the colors are great this week…I also did journaling a bit differently this week…


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    Camilla Blue
    March 27, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Thanks for hosting another linky party this week.
    As always, love your pages. I love your journaling solution. I hate to skimp on photos, when I have photos I love, but hate giving up the journaling because I love going back later and reading. Great solution!

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    March 27, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    love your pages. love that you included the brochure, as is. thanks for sharing!!!

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    March 27, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Oh for goodness sake, another WONDERFUL, beautiful week, bestie!! :) :) I LOVE it!! Love that 6×12 insert too-fab.u.lous! And Grayson has that “tough like daddy” shirt that sweet Jack is wearing on the right page! I bought it big, so he hasn’t worn it just yet, but I love it! Love you! :)

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    March 27, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Love your site!
    I’m in Nashville too and love Cheekwood! It’s so pretty =)

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    March 28, 2012 at 2:36 am

    My Little Pony was the best! It’s neat that so many of the toys I grew up with are popular again. The ones that don’t look the same now are very disturbing though, lol! It’s too bad Nate will likely not want the Cabbage Patch Dolls I saved for “someday…” haha.

    It’s great you’re using your phone for pics now! So handy!

    I love the picture of Caylin hugging Jack, that is so sweet.

    As always I love your insert, and just your pages, your style in general. Another fabulous week!

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    Melanie Britt
    March 28, 2012 at 8:03 am

    I love the handwritten doodle paper! Such a keepsake.

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    Regina White
    March 28, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Thanks for the blog love and compliments. I love your pages as well. I am so new at PL…I’m just going with the flow and enjoying printing my own personal photos to enjoy with family and friends. Plus I love paper goods. lol =)

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    March 28, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    love all the photos and the “This is the life” quote, that’s awesome!

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    Catherine at Design Editor
    March 28, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Is it really weird that I love the donut photo?

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    Eva Scott
    March 28, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Lovely pages. Thanks for the linkup again!

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    Deb Alvarado
    March 28, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Love the pages! For the record, my 11 year old still loves her Ponies. I thought she was ready for me to store them away (we have tons!) but then she pulled them out to pay again!

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    kate Adderley
    March 28, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    great pages Kirstina, that tree is just amazing, you just gotta love spring

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    Melanie Britt
    March 29, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Thanks for your sweet comments. Love your pages!

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    April 2, 2012 at 2:33 am

    i love your daughter’s my little pony collection – it looks just like my own daughter’s! & her sweet little drawings on your business card – i have held on to pages of diaries that my daughter has snuck into & covered in gorgeous little doodles just like your daughter’s. so sweet!

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