Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Project Life Week 9

I just have to say Life has been crazy busy as of late. It has flown by in a blur and has left me with little time to play, be creative, and to scrap. But it has slown down some these past few days and I have found some time to put the finishing touches on my week 9.



Also want to add that a few weeks ago I joined the Mac family. Our previous PC was on its last leg and so we went out and bought a brand new Mac !! It has taken some getting use to, lots of "How do I do this", and slowly moving files over(need to do a lot more of this though). Also a lot of frustration over the printing options,(it is not the same as the PC) still need to work some things out. This is another reason why it has taken me so long to finish week 9.

Anyways. Let's get on with it shall we !! ** Warning ** Long post ahead.

There were a few different approaches that I could have gone with for our Disney trip. Last time I divided it up into days (still working on it from last year). This time I did it a little different. The first page has random pictures from our trip, some of the ones I wanted to highlight and make 4x6.


THE PICTURES :

A picture of all of us in front of the Mickey Mouse in flowers. Word Hello from here .


Cousins holding hands. We met my Brother and Sister In Law down in Disneyland. The kids had so much fun together.


 Noah and Mater. He is one of Noah's favorite people in the world. If you can consider him a person !!


THE JOURNALING CARDS :

Thicker letters. Sticker from Crate Paper- storytellers line. Arrow from my stash.


The three princesses in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle.


Used some of the photoshop shapes to make the boxes and check marks for this card. Love how it turned out and will use this again for sure.


Circle Sticker from Crate Paper again. 

I made a total 6 inserts this week. 5 from Disney and 1 from our trip to Arizona.

The first insert was a 5x7 size. SO EXCITED about all the new page protectors coming soon from Becky Higgins. No more making 5x7 page protectors any more. Yeah !!

Ali Edwards brush found here


The second insert is my main journaling. I used Cathy Zielske Weekly Wrap Ups Vol. 1 . I did change some of the wording though to fit my needs. Added a rub on from my Disney Stash. Super Simple, and that was what I was going for.


Here is the other side. I loved this picture of the kids and Woody so I blew it up to 6x12.



I wanted to add some more photos from our trip. I used Design G to add them into my album. Here is the first page.


The other side.


SOME OF THE PHOTOS FROM THE INSERT :





This trip I had so many pictures with the characters. I wanted to have them all together so I used Design D. The front side is filled with us and the characters.


HERE IS A LOOK AT THE JOURNALING CARD I DID FOR THIS PAGE :

Camera is from some paper from Amy Tangerine. 


The other side of the page protector I put pictures from our Minnie and Friends Breakfast. It was Maddie's birthday that day and we wanted to make it extra special for her. During breakfast the characters come around to each table to say hello and to get pictures.


I used one of the foldable journaling cards to journal about our breakfast. Here is a look at the inside.


 I knew that I wanted to try the Design E during this week. It is such a fun size (6x6) and I love the result.

HERE IS THE FIRST SIDE :

The picture with Mickey Mouse was made by a free template from this website


THE OTHER SIDE :

The pocket on the top left is a collage I made in PS of Maddie at the Wilderness Park. The pocket in the bottom right is using another free template from the same website as before. I resized the template to 6x6, moved a few things around and I love the result.


The last insert is a page about our weekend in Phoenix.

HERE IS THE FIRST PAGE IN THE ALBUM :


HERE IS WHAT THE DIGITAL TEMPLATE LOOKS LIKE :

I used a Cathy Z template. Part of her Template Package Vol. 1. Changed the title, adding in a brush from Ali Edwards.


I added the letters AZ for Arizona , AC "Elf". Also added the ticket sticker. 



HERE IS THE OTHER SIDE :


Added some words to the photo, washi tape from my first ever Studio Calico kit (Super Excited about this !!), buttons, and such.


THE LAST PAGE :

This is the last page to finish off the week. Some more random pics from our week. Some from Disney and some from Arizona.


THE PICTURES :

Me and Noah at the Disney Jr. Show


We were driving back home and saw these HUGE dinosaurs and so we had to stop.


THE JOURNALING CARDS :

Sorry about the horrible photo on this one. Used washi tape and camera from Studio Calico. Rub on from my stash.


Butterfly punch from Martha Stewart. Arrow from Studio Calico.


Rub on from Stash.


HUGE dinosaur.
 
This last page was really simple, in the end I just wanted it done. I finished week 9 and now on to week 10 !! Yeah.

If anyone has any questions about anything. About products, digital products, please don't hesitate to ask.

Is anyone doing Week In The Life with Ali Edwards this week ?  I decided not to for two reasons.
#1. I still haven't finished last years. #2. My mom is here and I am taking her back this weekend so it is not really a REAL normal week for me. Also I am very busy.

Until next time.

9 comments:

Lynette said...

I love your project life...awesome.

Heather Crawford said...

I always enjoy your posts...this Disney spread for the week is awesome! I'm still working on mine back from week 8..I had to just move on and come back to it..

wondering what typewriter font you use for your journaling?

Heather
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Mindi said...

Thank you both for your comments !!

Heather - I use Courier New for most of my journaling. I also thought about leaving this week and moving on. But my kids love to see the Disney pages and so I just decided to finish it.

Shayne said...

I love all your Disney captures and the little bits and pieces you've added - it makes for a very special album that i'm sure your kiddies will treasure for many years to come.

bryansgyrl said...

Hi, I found your blog through Pinterest. I think your hubby was my niebuhr-neighbor growing up. :) Anyway, beautiful pages!

Mindi said...

bryansgirl -

What is your name and I will ask my husband if he remembers you ?

bryansgyrl said...

Was Alysia Fellows...his mom was one of my various youth leaders. :)

Mindi said...

Alysia- he was thinking you were a Fellows. I know Wendy, and Deanne well. From our cropping days at Roberts.

bryansgyrl said...

So sad to hear about Roberts. :(