Friday, January 22, 2016

Project Life Week 1 | 2016

Hello everybody !

It should not be surprising to hear that I am embarking again on another year of Project Life, or pocket page scrapbooking. It has been and will continue to be a passion of mine. It allows me to combine my love for photography with my love for creating with paper all wrapped up into one. Anyways, lets get to the good stuff shall we.

Over the holidays I did not create many pages other than some design team assignments and a few December Daily pages. When it came time to sit down and start my 2016 Project Life album I was both excited and a little bit afraid. It took me way longer than it should have, not sure why. But the 12x12 size seemed so large and daunting. But rest assured the feelings didn't last long and I think I am getting the hang of it, at least I hope so.

Here is a look at both sides of my week 1.

I seriously loved this yellow card from a Studio Calico kit and had to use it for my title card. I really love how the colors came together this week. The yellows, blues, pinks and a hint of orange. The " week of " brush can be found here from the fabulous Paislee Press.

When I sat down to put this week together I knew before hand that I didn't have a ton of photos. It happens sometimes. Some weeks have a hundred photos, some only have a handful. It's okay, this year I am going to roll with whatever comes my way. This week I chose to use this beautiful home filler card that I had been holding onto. People, please. Use your stuff !! It went along with the bigger journaling card that I will show you in a minute. All of these cards came from the Studio Calico kits.

This first journaling card is all about Maddie and Noah. On Saturday the two of them played what they call " Puppy School ". I really loved the clean look this week and stayed pretty simple.

This week I took it upon myself to start eating clean and healthy. I actually bought real foods, eggs, vegetables, fruits, ect. I couldn't help take a fun photo of my newly found love for brown eggs. Yumm.

Here is a fun journaling card that I typed some journaling about our home. It went along great with the home quote card I mentioned above.

This is the photo of Maddie and Noah playing on Saturday morning. They got out some of their stuffed animals and set up school. I love how they assign each one a reading buddy, take roll on who is having hot lunch/cold lunch, ect. It is so fun to watch them play pretend. The morning story brush can be found here.

I mentioned before that this week I started eating better, including drinking more water. I used the lemon embellishment on the top of my journaling card about enjoying some orange infused water. This card was a great color match with some of the pictures and I love that.

Moving onto the second page. Here is a look at the bottom of the page.

Santa brought us an XBOX ONE for Christmas. The kids, well maybe all of us have been playing a lot and having fun. I knew that I wanted to document this and so I took a photo of the controllers. I am sure that I will get a photo of the kids playing it soon. I added some chipboard letters to spell PLAY.

A closer look at the journaling card about the xbox, Maddie's snack tray that she made and took outside to enjoy, and me doing the dishes.

I added in this journaling card about my reason why I am continuing with Project Life. I saw this idea from one of my facebook groups if I remember right. I used the digital brush from Ali Edwards. She used this one during December Daily last year I believe. The journaling card is from the Clementine Core kit.

One last look at a photo and a journaling card. The photo is of Noah and I at the park. We were gifted some roller blades from our neighbors and the kids have been wearing them around all day. I took them to the park and we stayed until the sun went down. Both the digital brush and the half mooned chipboard piece are from the Ali Edwards GO story kit. I am really loving those.

The journaling card is from the GO story kit from Ali Edwards. I stamped the date at the bottom and added a few stars.

That is it for me. So far this year is turning out great and I am keeping up with my album. I am starting to work on week 3 now and will share week 2 with you all next week.

Thanks for visiting !


helen r said...

I'm always so happy to see your PL posts!

Debbie P said...

Love your PL pages! I'm hoping to start up this year, and I love your inspirational pages! tfs

Mindi said...

Thank you both so much !