Another week is in the books. June 11 - 17.
This week was split up between the start of swimming lessons and a birthday party. I didn't have any other pictures from that week and it was ok. I'm not stressed about it. This project is all about capturing the every day/little moments that we call life. And also the big events that happen. Together they make this such a wonderful and complete tribute to our lives.
THE FIRST PAGE :
THE PICTURES : Journaling talks about how Katelyn wore her new goggles everywhere. Brush can be found here . The arrow can be found here.
The kids started swimming lessons this week. Here is Katelyn and her class trying to splash her teacher.
The brush can be found here. The sun is from pixelscrapper. Found on her website. She has a wonderful array of free digital scrapbook goodies.
THE JOURNALING CARDS:
LEFT SIDE : Used some of the leftover stickers from last week.
RIGHT SIDE : Cut the photo down and put it on the journaling card. Added washi tape and the sticker from the leftovers from last week.
LEFT SIDE :
The circle sun is from Studio Calico. Stapled (with Tim Holtz tiny attacher) on an old Ghost letter S from Heidi Swapp.
RIGHT SIDE : Picture of Katelyn on the kick board in her class.
THE SECOND PAGE : This page was all about Noah's Cars birthday.
THE PICTURES :
I used one of the free 4x6 templates by Paislee Press found here. Brush is from here. I left the color of the background white and it turned out great !!
I made all of the party guests a box car to race in our own piston cup. They each had their own license plate and number. I did a blue porshe (Sally car ) for Katelyn. Maddie and another guest wanted pink Sally cars. It took a lot of work but I think they turned out so cute.
Birthday boy blowing out his candles.
THE JOURNALING CARDS :
LEFT SIDE: I started off with one of the foldable journaling cards. Spaced out how much room I would need for my journaling in Photoshop. Added my journaling onto white cardstock and printed that out. Then added it onto the journaling card and then cut the foldable journaling card so that it was a single card. The lightning McQueen was a free clipart found online. The white letters are thickers.
RIGHT SIDE: I had taken this instagram on Noah's birthday that week. I sized the photo to fit onto my journaling card and then printed that out. The birthday boy is from Cathy Z found here.
LEFT SIDE : The arrow is from Studio Calico. The grey letters are from Basic Gray.
RIGHT SIDE: Took a photo of McQueen on the birthday cake. Cut it down and put it on the journaling card. The lightning bolt was found as a free clipart online. Resized it and printed that out. Added the number 95 for Lightnings number. Sorry its so dark.
The next week in my PL album I found that I had taken some photos but not many. So I decided to make an insert and add it into this week so I didn't have to do a whole week. One afternoon Katelyn wanted to take some photos of us. So I let her take the camera and take some pictures. They didn't turn out to well, directly into the sun but I still wanted to include them. I usually don't make an appearance and really should try to get myself in the book more.
I used Becky H. design G and cut the vertical photo part off. Brush is from here. I added the title card to show the dates of the photos. And then added the week in review tag to show that it was a full week.
Here is the other side.
A close up : I love the fact that in our laundry room/mud room there is a coat rack. And lately it has been filled with signs of summer. Googles and swim suits. I wanted to document that and so I used the photo and then journaled on a card.
Here is another close up of one of the photos. I had that family rub on in my stash and then I added some pink letters.
One more photo. This one was taken with my iphone so its not the best quality. I turned it black and white and I love it !! We had joined the gym that week and we have been over there a lot. This is the outdoor pool.
Brush is from here.
So that is it for week 24 and 25. I tried to go simple as I could (you know me, I like to add stuff) so that I could get it done. But I am happy with the way it turned out.
I'm not sure about anyone else, or if anyone else does the same thing. But lately I have been going through spurts. I will have days and days where I can sit down and create my pages and have it be great and fun. The creative juices are flowing and all is well. Then I hit a wall. Where nothing looks good and it looses its fun factor. Does anyone else experience this ? It is kind of frustrating to me. Because I get on this creative roll and I want to keep going so that I can get some more pages done but it just doesn't seem to go right. That is when I have to take a break and let my album sit for a day sometimes more. And then I am right back to creating again. I have tried different things to get past this, like surfing the web for ideas, checking pintrest for a cute freebie card. And that does help. Wow, look at me just ramble on and on !! I'm sorry. I will stop now. My point to all this was to see if anyone else does this and to let you know that its ok. Moral of the story, take a break. It's good for the soul.
Take care everyone. Until next time.