Saturday, June 10, 2017

Project Life Week 20

Wow its been a while. Sorry about that everybody.

I am here today sharing a Project Life week with you. This one turned out so great and I am so happy to be sharing it with you.

Here is what the whole spread looks like. I used mostly the Studio Calico May kit ( i think it was May) for this one. I loved the colors and all the embellishments in this kit. As soon as it came I opened it up and created this spread in a few days time.

The title card was fairly simple. I loved this 4x6 card so I used a label and a few embellishments to create my title card.

Most of the photos in this spread are from a night that we spent at the park. We packed a lunch and went to the park. We played basketball, the kids played on the play structure and we had a picnic dinner.

This first journaling card talks about our trip to the park. I added a stamp onto the photo next to it.

This picnic card was perfect for this week as well. Next to it is a photo that I turned black and white and added a vellum speech bubble and some stamping.

Here are a few close ups for you.

Let's move onto the other side.

This first card is about how Maddie's class at school put on a play. She had a leading roll and played Becky. The next card talks a little bit about how Patrick was packing to go on a work trip to D.C.

Here is a photo that I took of them doing the play.

Another close up of the right side.

The same day as the play they had Gold Rush day. This photo is of Maddie panning for gold.

One last photo of Patrick packing the night before he left. I added a tag and the word go.

A photo of the sunset and one last journaling card.

Thanks for coming you guys. I hope to be back soon. Have a fabulous summer.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Week In The Life 2017 | Tuesday

Hey everyone !

Today I am going to sharing my Tuesday in my Week In The Life album. I am slowly making progress in my album and I am okay with that.

I am going to follow a loose pattern with my album. Each day is going to begin with a big 6x8 photo. Tuesdays photo I chose to go with this rainy photo I took. It had rained most of the day and so I thought it was fitting.

Along with a large photo I am going to add these digital days of the week brushes from Ali Edwards. I also added one of the chipboard squares to the photo.

Here is what the first spread of Tuesday. A big photo and then the Tuesday tab divider. Then you can see underneath the divider is a photo and a filler card.

This is my filler card that I made using that awesome Tuesday piece from Color Cast Designs. When I ordered my main kit I also ordered these days of the week transparencies. I cut it in half and then embellished the rest of the card.

This photo is from the morning. My parents were in town for a visit and my dad took the kids to school. I snapped a photo of them getting out the door.

Here is a look at the next spread. These pages tell the story our afternoon and going to run errands  and go to Barnes and Nobles.

This photo was the best that I could get out of the kids. I went with it and added the wooden Tuesday onto the photo.

I ended up not having room for my journaling and a 4x6 photo. So I cropped the photo of Katelyn in the car and added it next to a journaling card.

On the other side I added a few more photos from the afternoon. The photo on the right is of Katelyn looking at books at the book store. I added some embellishing to the bottom of the photo. Next to it I added a photo of Noah getting the mail. It is very common for us to stop and for him to get the mail on our way home. He always asks.

Here is a look at the next spread. This one includes more photos from the afternoon and evening.

Patrick had to drive down to Los Angelos area for work and on the way back it was super foggy in the canyon. He stopped and sent me this photo. I added in this journaling card to tell the story of his work day.

On the bottom row I added a photo of me at the computer and then of me having a little Easter snack time. Reese's are my favorite.

This photo is of Katelyn turning the radio to her favorite station. She does this every time she gets in the car. I added a little journaling to my photo and added the #2. The pre programed station #2 is her favorite.

Above the 4x6 photo I have some journaling and a photo of the Del Taco drive thru. Turns out that Patrick was going to be gone late and we happened to be out running late. Del Taco it is.

One last set of pages for Tuesday.

The left side holds 2 photos and a journaling card.

I added a digital brush to my photo and a pink star.

That night after we went to get tacos we stopped and picked up the movie Sing.

The last page is a large journaling page. I added some misc. Tuesdays and made them different colors. Then I layered the clear white Tuesday on top.

That it is for me today. I have some other projects that I need to work on then I will get back to my Wednesday of my WITL. Thanks for coming.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

May The Fourth Be With You | Project Life

Happy Star Wars Day everyone !

In honor of all of things Star Wars I am going to share a Project Life page from May 4th last year. We decided to go celebrate in Disneyland. They had some fun activities and foods around the park that we enjoyed.

Here is a look at what the first page looks like. I kept it rather simple. The photos were kind of  busy. But I love how there were common colors in my photos. And I am sorry about the glare. Real sunny today.

I created a title card using one of the digital outlined Months from Ali Edwards. I felt like it needed some color so I colored in some of the letters.

I had this white/clear # 4 and it was perfect to use on this page. I finished it off with a storm trooper sticker underneath.

I went with a blue/peach/and red color scheme throughout the pages and it turned out perfect.

This Happy card from Studio Calico was perfect. The peach card and the saying were a great fit for this page.   I added a digital word " day" and a star and the date. The photo next to it is of Katelyn on the drive down with her Mickey Ears on.

I made this journaling card using the logo from Disneyland. I found the logo on the website, saved it and resized it.

The autotopia ride is a huge hit in our household. We rode it at least three times that day.

I had to include the Star Wars Tomorrowland sign and a photo of us on Big Thunder Mountain.

This spread was so fun to put together. I hope you have a fabulous rest of your day. We are planning a Star Wars marathon movie night tonight. Can't wait.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Week In The Life 2017

Hello, hello everyone !

I am back today for a quick blog update for you. Last week I participated in Week In The Life. If your are not familiar with the concept here is a quick run down. You photograph your entire week and make a separate album for it. It was started by Ali Edwards and I have participated 3 or 4 times over the years.

Today I going to be sharing my Monday pages with you. On Monday my parents were in town visiting and we took them out for a hike. I have a 6x8 photo of us hiking as my starting page. The plan is to use a 6x8 photo for the beginning of every day. I am going to add the day of the week digital brush set from Ali Edwards to each days photo. Next to my big photo I have this Monday divider.

I purchase the main kit from Ali Edwards and these big large white letters came in the kit. I added an M to the divider and adhered it with red lined tape. I wanted to use the M as a see thru element so I placed it underneath the digital brush that is on the photo. So that way when you flip the divider over you will see the M underneath.

The next page looks like this. On the top there is a photo of my blooming flowers. The bottom pock has a transparency that has the word Monday on it in a diagonal pattern.

I wanted this pocket to also act as a see through element and so I added the word Shine on the diagonal and placed it so that it tucked right in the corner of the embellishments on the next page.
I added the word on with white letters underneath the shine piece.

The next set of pages looks like this.

On the left side of the spread I added a photo of us hiking.

The right side has a 4x4 pocket page that I added a photo on the top and some embellishments. This photo is of Katelyn doing her homework the night before they went back to school from Easter/Spring Break. Apparently she forgot she had homework until 8:30 that night.

The card below has some journaling about Maddie's Easter hat that she wore all day.

Here is a close up. The star is from a Studio Calico kit.

On the back side of the 4x4 page I added a photo of us doing laundry that morning. Mondays are usually laundry day. On the bottom I added in some journaling about what went on that day.

Here is a look at the full spread.

The next page protector has 4 3x4's. This page is all about the story of the oranges. We were on our way home from our hike and we passed a truck with a whole bunch of oranges in the back. My parents were intrigued and I told them that the guy was probably selling them. My mom asked me to turn around so she could go check it out. I added the story on this journaling card and this puffy word was perfect to tie in the story.

Turns out a minute further down the road we came across a guy selling avocados. So again we stopped. I snapped a photo of my parents carrying back their goodies and took a photo of the oranges we enjoyed last week.

** That wooden circle piece is from Color Cast Designs and she has a whole set of food related circles that are so cute !! ** Check them out in her shop.

The next spread is a combination of things that happened that day.

The left side has some more photos of our hike and some cards.

The right side of the spread has a 6x8 template page that I put together. This template is from Ali Edwards and part of her Week In The Life set.

It was fun to fill out my likes and dislikes from through the day. I added two photos as well.

The last set of pages for Monday I decided that I wanted to do a large photo. I left a white board around the whole thing and cropped it so that it went across the whole spread. In the main kit this year were these big days of the week pieces. I cut this one up and added it to my photo along with some embellishments. I love how this one turned out.

That is it for Monday you guys. Anyone else working on their Week In The Life album ? Or their PL album ? I wish you all a very scrappy day. Thanks for coming and I will see you next time.