Project Life Tuesday

Happy Project Life Tuesday!

Sorry for being MIA last Tuesday. I was dealing with a sore wrist and thumb on my right hand and so I gave myself a break from all things computer. :)

Today I’m sharing the remainder of the pages from Luke’s first year baby album – Project Life style, of course! If you’d like to see previous pages that I’ve shared of Caylin’s, Jack’s and the first part of Luke’s album, you can go HERE to see them all. :)

Just as a bit of a reminder (in case you forgot or haven’t seen the previous blog posts), what I decided to do what for Jack and Luke – take ONE 12×12 Project Life album (it’s from the Seafoam edition) and put BOTH of their first year pages in it. I knew I wasn’t going to fill up the album with just Jack’s pages (since I’m a pretty simple scrapper and hate bulky albums, LOL) and so I put both boys’ first year in this album. It does two things – keeps it all super organized and nice so that I can flip through and see BOTH of their first years at a glance. LOVE THAT! And it also eliminates another album which helps because shelf space is limited, ya know? :)

I did do ONE album for Caylin because well, I did all of her pages BEFORE in the traditional scrapbooking style and so I had a TON more pages, photos and details of her and wanted to include them all. I also had SIX years of her life BEFORE I stumbled upon Project Life and so she actually had two albums that includes her first year + years 2-6. :) She’s the only girl, so I guess she’s special like that, too! ;)

The new thing that I did to this album recently is that I added two Project Life page dividers in the beginning of the album (that says JACK) on it and then one in the middle when Luke’s pages start. :)

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I like the separation it gives the album and I honestly don’t use these in my regular Project Life family albums because I don’t do monthly – I just do consecutively and so it’s great to put these to use every now and then because they are super cute! Oh, and just a little tip – when you use these – be sure to take the plastic film off of the top of them! ;)

Here’s a quick shot of one of his monthly pages. I still need to get the stats for his 11th and 12th month. Shame on me! Ha! ;)

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I took a card and just ran it through my printer and printed this little saying on it that I would say that he loved. I didn’t want to forget it. Little things like that are important to add in our albums, I believe. ;)

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I also used A LOT of my friend Tracy’s digital photo templates throughout his pages. I am SO happy that I discovered these. I really think it’s a great way to add some variety to your pages. She has SO many different sizes and designs. LOVE them! You can reuse them over and over again – super great investment. You can find them HERE.

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You can see that I used ANOTHER photo template on the bottom right of this page. I actually used one on the bottom right, too! Hahaha! Yep, I’m hooked! :-D I even added some stickers to them! Great way to embellish them a bit and still keep it simple!

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I’m all about simple embellishments and scrapbooking. That’s one of the many reasons why I love Project Life. Throughout his pages you can see that I used my tiny attacher, some flat chipboard pieces and some stickers. I also used flair every now and then, but just kept it simple.

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Here’s another photo template that I used. Love this series of photos! Hahaha! All three of my kids hated grass from the get-go? Anyone else? He loves it now, but just cracks me up!

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Here’s an example of some flair that I used. This one is from Lawn Fawn. I love them. :)

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I finally put that super cute oval flair from Freckled Fawn to use. It was hard to let it go, but fit perfectly here to go with the photo of Luke and Caylin. Love capturing those sibling photos. :)

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This is his first birthday page. I just included some pictures of him and his cupcake. I also talked a bit about how he did NOT like his cupcake (am I sure he’s related to me? LOL) and how he hated his hands messy (just like my other two kids, too)! I also included a little letter to him on his first birthday on the 4×6 journaling card.

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I wanted to include the Elmo helium balloon that he loved too so when it was deflated, I just folded it, punch a couple of holes in it with a hole punch and put it in the album. Simple. :)

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I used a 5×7 Project Life photo sleeve to put in this 5×7 picture of him that I printed at Persnickety Prints. It was his “official” 1-year photo! :-D

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I definitely wanted to include this sweet Elmo drawing. Here’s the story behind it: Caylin told me a few days before Luke’s birthday that SHE wanted to create all of his party decorations. She was so sweet about it that I totally let her and this is one of the drawings that she created and we put on the wall. :) I just slipped it into an 8.5×11 page protector.

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In the back of that above page protector I slipped in some of his birthday cards, a napkin from his party and the glitter “one” from his photo. :)

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Here are some other Elmo decorations that Caylin made that I kept. I wanted him to see just how sweet his sister was and wanted to hold onto these sweet mementos. :)

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Then on the very last page I just included another collage of his 12-month photos and some random pictures of him that I love. :)

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I also included this little card in the kit just like I did for Jack. :)

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And there you have it! Luke’s first year Project Life style. SUPER simple to do. Just worked on it here and there. Love how easy it came together and flipping through it seriously takes me back and gives me baby fever! Ha!

If you have any questions at all about my process or the album, leave me a comment and I’ll be happy to answer them! Thanks for stopping by!

Have a great day! XOXO!

  •  To find about more about Project Life, head on over to Becky Higgins’ blog HERE.

Project Life Tuesday

Happy Project Life Tuesday!

Running a little late today! ;) I just finished up my pages and so I’m able to share them now! Real life folks! Ha! It has been a super wet and dreary day here and so I was just staying cozy and slacking off majorly! Time to get myself in gear though! ;)

Here are my page shares for today:

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DESIGN A page protectors and the kits I used were Kiwi and Seafoam. Kept it super simple (like usual) since I had a lot of 4×6 photos to use this go-around.

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Left side. :)

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This photo is totally out of focus isn’t it? Shoot. Lighting was horrible (because of our weather today) so bear with me! ;) The embellishment goodies are from Freckled Fawn.

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The wooden “fun” arrow is from Freckled Fawn as well.

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Here’s the right side.

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A couple of close ups for ya! That little heart was made by just using a stamp in the March OHDEERME Embellishment kit from Freckled Fawn. I just stamped it out on a white piece of cardstock, cut it out and then used a foam square to add it to the photo. Super simple. I just wanted a little heart embellishment there. Love adding little embellishments to photos.

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Another thing I love to do is use quotation mark stickers when I’m writing out an actual quote with my handwriting. These are just some Thickers from American Crafts. I went old-school! Ha! I STILL love Thickers. Always will! :-D

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Here’s another shot of the little quote I wrote down. Love capturing little things my kids say even on cards like this! It’s a great way to fill a 4×6 slot with something other than a photo!

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That’ll do it! I hope you all are having a great week so far and continuing to document your life! After going through countless photos on my computer and flipping through past Project Life albums with my kids – I’m reminded just how awesome it is to capture and hold onto these little snippets of our lives. Our kids grow up so fast, time flies by and it’s so comforting and nice to hold onto something tangible that reminds us of how blessed we are and the memories that we’ve made.

XOXO!

Project Life Tuesday

Happy Project Life Tuesday!

I hope you all are having a great week so far! Here are my page shares for today – oh and I am using goodies from the March OHDEERME embellishment kit from Freckled Fawn as well on this week’s page spread. :)

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I used DESIGN A page protectors for both pages and then a 5×7 page protector (I just LOVE these) and also a standard 8.5×11 page protector. Those seem to be the three I usually use the most, along with DESIGN I for Instagram photos.

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Here’s the left side. :)

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The washi tape is from the kit and I love how easy and fast it is to just whip on a quick strip of washi tape and it just adds a bit of texture and design to a very simple photo and card. Easy cheesy!

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This photo template is from my friend Tracy (yep, I used her templates A LOT and can’t say enough great things about them. They are awesome! Get ya some) and the triangle epoxy sticker and little round smiley button sticker are both from the OHDEERME kit as well. :) Super cute!

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The little round “J” sticker on the photo of Jack is from the kit, as is the “hip hip hooray” stamp! LOVE how easy it is to use stamps on Project Life cards to spiffy them up a bit! Also, I just love to say “hip hip hooray!” Hahahaha! Cute!

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Here’s a close up of that stamp. :)

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The yellow puffy letter stickers aren’t in the kit, but you can purchase them as an add-on or just directly from the Freckled Fawn website HERE. There are LOTS of colors to choose from! LOVE them!

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In the 5×7 page protector – I just slipped in this sweet “thank you” card from the folks at the diabetes clinic for the bears and stickers.

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The 8.5×11 page protector has a little coloring sheet that Luke colored. Seems like I’ve kept one from each child when they first started to color and so I wanted to keep one of Luke’s, too. I just put a white label sticker on it (folder it over), dated it, stapled it and put a little info on it. Done!

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Here’s the right side. :)

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The gold glittered “today” is from the kit. :)

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Caylin added some sweetness to that above Project Life card so I was sure to include it as well. :) Oh, and that little round, heart acrylic piece is from LAST month’s OHDEERME kit, but just had to include it. :)

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This vellum arrow is from the kit as well. Super easy to add as a simple accept piece (who doesn’t need an arrow every now and then?) and I just stapled it on quickly.

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Lastly, the little red glittered “love” piece is also from the kit. So sweet and appropriate for that journaling card. :)

I kept it all super simple (as usual). I used cards from the Kiwi, Super Cute, Seafoam and Honey editions!

There you have it! Hope you have a great day!

Make it a good one! XOXO!

 

  •  To find about more about Project Life, head on over to Becky Higgins’ blog HERE.

Project Life Tuesday

Happy Project Life Tuesday!

Hope you all are having a great week so far! Here are my page shares for today! I’m chugging along in 2015 and just about caught up! How awesome is that?!

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I used DESIGN A page protectors and cards from: Blush, Kiwi, Super Cute (mini kit) and Seafoam. I think that’s it. ;)

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Here’s the left side.

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The label sticker and wooden heart are from Freckled Fawn. :)

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The round sticker on the photo I cut a bit off on and it’s an old Kelly Purkey sticker label from a couple of years ago. I can’t get enough of label stickers lately. PERFECT for Project Life!

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Aren’t those hearts cute?! ;) Caylin made a bunch for the Valentine’s she was making. I just loved them all lined up like that and had to take a photo of them. She even gave me one. ;)

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Here’s the right side. :)

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Kept it all super simple and clean like usual. Not many embellishments, but a good amount of photos and journaling. That’s what it’s all about, right? ;)

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Used a photo template from my friend, Tracy. Love how I can get a bunch of photos on one 4×6.

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Please excuse the super silly selfie that I took. Hahaha! What can I say? I like to jam with my ear buds in at my computer. I wanted my kids to see that silliness documented, too. Ya gotta do it every now and then. ;)

Hope you all have a great day! Make it a good one!

XOXO!

  •  To find about more about Project Life, head on over to Becky Higgins’ blog HERE.

Project Life Tuesday

Happy Project Life Tuesday!

Popping in to share some more pages today! This is my first spread for the new year! I did skip ahead a bit and got some pages done to share on the Simon Says Stamp blog so be sure you check those out, too! I posted about those pages below this post so be sure to check that out and you’ll get DOUBLE the page shares today! ;) both

The page protectors I used are DESIGN A and an 8.5×11 page protector for the insert art. I also used cards from the following editions: Kiwi, Blush, Jade and Plus One.

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Here’s a shot of the left side. I included my Right Now card that recapped some things from that time that I wanted to remember. I kept it super simple.

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Here are a few close ups. ;)

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This is a piece of artwork that Caylin created that I wanted to include. You know me – I love including bits and pieces like this that my kids make. These little treasures need a safe home. :)

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Here’s the right side.

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Here are a few close ups of this page as well. I used my usual Project Life date stamp, Project Life pen (05) and also the tiny attacher. I did use a sticker label or two as well. Just getting the memories down and the photos in there.

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Super simple, but there you have it. I hope you are having a great week! I’ll be back with more soon!

Make it a great day! XOXO!

  •  To find about more about Project Life, head on over to Becky Higgins’ blog HERE.