Thursday, March 28, 2013

Spring Break Fun!

My kids and I are on Spring Break this week, and we are loving our time together.  First, we took a short day trip to Monroe to see the Beidenharn Gardens.  It was a beautiful sunny day, and the tulips were in full bloom.  

We enjoyed some more outdoor time at Inglewood Farms' Spring Fling.  The kids enjoyed pony rides, egg dying, watermelon planting, a hay ride, a barnyard tour, and an egg hunt.

Since today is Holy Thursday, I thought that it was time for us to begin preparing our hearts for Easter Sunday.  We had a Bible lesson and craft about the empty tomb.  The kids really enjoyed it.  You can find the directions HERE if you're interested.

And now, we're off to the movies to see The Croods.  What an appropriate movie for two silly boys!

Be back soon with my sneak peek layout for The ScrapRoom!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Project Life: Weeks 11 and 12

Hi there scrappy friends!  Today I'm sharing my last two weeks of Project Life for March.  For Weeks 11 and 12, I used the ScrapRoom's March Project Life Add On kit.  The first spread is mostly Dear Lizzie's Lucky Charm papers and embellies and the second spread is My Minds Eye's Documented.  And thanks to the pre-cut papers, both layouts came together quickly, which is the best part of Project Life for me.

Week Eleven

Week Twelve

Oh, and did you notice?  That last card is based on the March PL Sketch.  When I find a layout that I like, I use it.  A lot.  And that, too, makes my pages come together pretty quickly.

I hope you are still enjoying and keeping up with Project Life.  Now that my March layouts are completed and in the album, it's time to start working on April.  If you are interested in my Project Life process, check out THIS POST.  And if you have any tips on how you complete your Project Life pages, leave me a comment.  I'd love to hear. 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Project Life: Week 10

Hi there Project Lifers!  Can you believe it's Week Ten already?  So glad that I have this project to document life because it just never seems to slow down, does it?  Anyhoo, here's this week's spread.  (Click on any of the images to enlarge.)
Week Ten

This one was created with the Studio Calico papers and embellishments that came in the ScrapRoom's Project Life Add-On kit.  Several of the cards said Hello on them, which I thought was a perfect match for the picture of my kids yelling to hear their echoes at the Nature Preserve.  In fact, all the pictures in this spread are from that day trip.  It's so nice that this project is so flexible!

This week was another quick and easy page because of the Add-On Kit and because of the sketch below.

I noticed that I've used this layout for several of my title and journaling cards over the last ten weeks, so I thought I'd create a sketch for you to keep on hand for your Project Life pages.

For one of my 3x4 filler cards, I added a metal flair.  LOVE those!  To keep my page protector from puckering up too much, I flattened it out a bit around the edges.  It still has some dimension to it, which I like.

For the picture below, I used a portion of the map from the website of the Nature Preserve we visited.  It was so easy to save it as a picture and upload it to WalGreen's with the rest of my pictures.  Great filler, too.

Well, that's it for this week.  See you next week with Week 11 and some tips for managing this whole process.  In the mean time, if you use the sketch, I'd love to see what you do with it.  Leave me a comment, and I'll come take a peek.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Project Life: Week 9

This month's Project Life pages were created with a brand new kit from The ScrapRoom:  the Project Life Add-On.  It is awesome!!!  It includes precut 4x6 cards, many of which can be used as 4x6 or trimmed down to two 3x4 cards.  And tons of coordinating embellishments.  The kit made creating my pages this month super fast.  Here's the debut Project Life Add On kit.

Week 9

These cards are from Echo Park's Photo Freedom Volume I Collection.  The primary colors worded so well with the pictures of my kids for Dr. Seuss Day at school.  For my journaling, I used the "How I spend my time . . . " card and the coordinating alphabet stickers.  Easy.

The title card was pretty simple, too.  I layered some patterned paper on top of one of the 4x6 journal cards and then layered some stickers on top of that.  Then, as usual, I dug into my stash of Thickers to add the week.  When you have cute products, it doesn't take much to dress up the cards.

That's it.  Eleven photos and their stories in the album.  LOVE it!  Be back soon with the rest of my pages soon.