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Project Life® Tuesday

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Hello sweet blog friends!

Popping in to say that unfortunately I don’t have any pages ready to go for Project Life® Tuesday today! Ugh, I know! SO sorry if you’ve stopped by here to see some, but I promised myself that I need to give myself grace sometimes and this past week has been super busy and today starts 3rd grade and preschool for Caylin and Jack and so it’s time to concentrate and get down to business this week!

Although I don’t have any pages to share, I do have something else that I hope you’ll like!

Some months back I was going through Caylin’s GIGANTIC box of art projects, drawings, mini masterpiees, love notes, etc. that I have collected through the years. If you know me – you know that I HATE clutter and hate hanging on to a bunch of paper, etc. THIS box of papers though are super special to me and I just can’t chuck them, ya know? I was searching around to find some alternative things that I could do with them and be able to incorporate them into my Project Life® albums.

I saw some really cute ideas, including THIS one and THIS one. Then I also saw THIS really awesome template that my friend, Rebecca, created. I just knew that it would be a perfect way to get a bunch of my daughter’s artwork through the years onto one manageable sheet that I could easily slip into a page protector and that’s exactly what I did!

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I took a bunch of Caylin’s artwork that I had been saving, scanned them (you could easily just take a photo of each of them if you don’t have a scanner) and then dragged and dropped the photos into the template that Rebecca created. SUPER simple! Once I was done with that, I just added the “CAYLIN’S ARTWORK” below and printed it out!

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I’m going to do a couple more of these to get all of the artwork in to her Project Life® album and then I’ll be up-to-date and will always have these special little pieces of artwork without all of the bulk and mess that the big box of papers created! Yay!

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My friend, Rebecca of Simple As That has sweetly offered to give away THREE sets of these templates to three of my readers! All you have to do is leave a comment below letting me know if you have big stacks of kid art lying around, too! Tell me I wasn’t alone! Ha!

Have a great Tuesday, friends! Hoping to be back next week with pages to share! I’m working on them!! ;)

Make it a good one! XOXO!

15 Comments

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    LisaZ
    August 12, 2014 at 10:41 am

    you’re definitely NOT alone!! Thing 1 starts 7th grade this fall, and I have papers and artwork from his pre-school days (and forward) sitting in storage tubs in the garage!! Plus, Thing 2 has his own artwork and papers I must sift thru, as well!! yikes. I need an intervention!! LOL Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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    Amy Riddle
    August 12, 2014 at 10:51 am

    We definitely have stacks of artwork laying around. Homeschooling three kids and providing babysitting and daycare for two others, plus many friends children… equals one big paper mess at times! :D

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    Elaine
    August 12, 2014 at 11:18 am

    My daughter is a toddler so we are *just* starting to accumulate handmade art. I have been cutting it down to fit in pocket pages but some are not flat. This week she made a giraffe with glued-on cheerios; it’s adorable. I will be taking a photo, printing a new version, and moving on with life! :) IF she will hold still, I might try to get her to hold the paper so I get a two-for-one photo.

    Thanks for the tips!

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    Sharlene Piscitelli
    August 12, 2014 at 11:25 am

    I have one child but at least a couple of boxes of assorted art and work. Would be terrific to have a way to condense all those memories into manageable formats!

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    Jenny
    August 12, 2014 at 11:42 am

    I had good intentions of getting my boys’ paperwork in order this summer, and here we are in August and I’ve done very little to deal with the piles of paper they generated last school year. I hope to get things under control before 1st grade and preschool start in a few weeks!

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    Nicole
    August 12, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Not a big stack, yet…just a little one. But it grows and grows, for sure.

    Tanks for doing this giveaway!

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    anna cate
    August 12, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    We have just started adding to the pile of artwork. I’m sure it will grow into a mountain before long!

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    Kathleen B
    August 12, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    What a great idea

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    Heidi
    August 13, 2014 at 7:55 am

    You are definately not alone! I have a few boxes full of art work from my twins already and they’re only 3.5! They love colouring and painting and stamping and att the rest. There’ll be loads more boxes to come I’m sure when they go to school. I love the idea of these templates. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Hermalyn
    August 13, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Your daughter’s artwork is very beautiful! Yesss, I have tons of kid masterpieces laying around! I always have the intention of getting them in a frame or my album…. It hasn’t happened yet :-(.

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    Sharon
    August 13, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    What an amazing idea! Tons of 4 year old pics to compile on one sheet. Genius!
    Love it. Thanks so much for the giveaway! :)

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    Vicki I.
    August 13, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    I have that box times 3! because I have 3 kids-ages 21, 17 & 8 :-) I LOVE this template idea. Thanks for the idea and for the chance to win!

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    shirley wan
    August 13, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    i also have a box full of art work . This looks like a great idea

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    Rhonda
    August 14, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    I have folders full of crafts gifted to me by my three nieces! It’s starting to look very chaotic!

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    Kylee
    August 20, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Oooh I love this idea. I have totes full off artwork mostly just from daycare and preschool but now my 5 year old is starting Kindergarten so I am sure there will be more to come! Plus the 1 and 3 year old are not far behind. I love this idea!

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