Project Life, 2015 | Week Eight.
And welcome to week eight of our Project Life album. We’ve had some overcast days here so I cheated when taking the photos of my work. I took all the cards out of the page protectors, arranged them in order on a white background then ran all the photos through a filter in PicTapGo. If you haven’t explored that app before take a look. It’s a savour when your photos need a little bit of brightening up.
For Valentine’s Day a dozen pink roses were delivered to my door. Complete thrill as I love getting flowers however, as I wrote on the 3×4 journaling card, I still don’t know who they were from and I don’t really want to know. Yes I’m intrigued but the gesture, from whoever it was, made me feel really special and that is enough for me right now.
Of course I took photos of the roses, including the one that I have used for my week eight journaling card. In iPhoto I zoomed in and changed the coloured photo to black and white. Then I played with the saturation, contrast and brightness to highlight the beautiful folds of the petals. After printing it out 4×6 I stamped the date using the Becky Higgins Project Life date stamp and black Stazon ink.
I included a journaling card that was written by one of my daughters, Scarlett, in week seven of our Project Life pages. This week I included a journaling card written by my other daughter, Stella. Part of her homework the week before was to describe the every day task of walking with detailed description. I thought she did a fab job so when she received her homework back I asked her to write her story on a 4×6 journaling card.
I want to do more of this in our 2015 album. I love seeing my babes handwriting and I think it will be great to look back and see how their little minds evolved. To make sure it’s real and organic I’ll let go of correct spelling or what type of pen they use, etc, etc. No mean feat taking this step back I tell you. Haha.
I scripted Tues for my 3×4 journaling card and added the sequins and star from the Cirque Project Life kit but I found the sequin too fiddly and time consuming so didn’t add many more.
Being short on photos happens every now and then so I fill up the pockets with other memories or pieces of inspiration that have grabbed me throughout the week – like this passage from Rumi which I blogged about here and the ‘smell rain’ and elephant pics that I found on Pinterest.
The pink heart was one that I cut out from a 3×4 filler card that was in one of the Studio Calico kits. I love using up the kit as much as I can even if it means cutting into cards etc. Knowing that another kit will arrive next month is really fun. (Don’t worry – all the while I’m saying to myself “do not hoard, do not hoard”.)
Another way to fill up an empty pocket is by writing about the week you have had or jotting down a snap shot of your weekly schedule. I used the Daily Stamp set from Kellie Stamps and wrote out the bare bones of our weekly schedule. My events aren’t included in there. Just the kids activities. But I’ll definitely add my weekly schedule in when I’m short of photos for another week in the future.
Henry’s school career could not have begun any better. This kid is determined to make a go of everything and I’m thinking this comes after watching his brother and sisters for years. Now it’s his turn to shine and he isn’t wasting a day. In week eight he received his first yellow award. When he received three he’ll get a green award presented at assembly. So proud of him, and as you can see by the photos, he’s pretty proud too.
Another proud moment in our week eight was when William was presented with his blue belt at Rhee Taekwondo. He is now classed as a senior. His goal to reach instructor. Again, I couldn’t be prouder.
The ‘nothing will make you feel better except doing the work’ script is one of my weekly script offerings. You can grab it here. I’ll have another weekly brush script offering later in the week. I have loved your response to these weekly scripts. Thank you xxx.
Wishing you all a fabulous week! XO