As the keepers of our life memories every now and then we all need that little nudge of encouragement to keep doing what we are doing. A couple of weeks ago I got my gentle little nudge from my eight year old daughter, Scarlett Lily.
I walked into our kitchen to find Scarlett flipping through our 2014 Project Life album. She was refreshing her memory of the year that had past. I heard her read out our stories and laugh at our photos. She pulled out awards, cards and artwork from the inserts unfolding the memorabilia and smiling. She made comments like “Oh I remember that” and “I’d completely forgotten about this!”.
Looking up, Scarlett told me that “…it was such a good idea keeping ‘our book’…” and that I “…should keep going”. I gave her tiny back a little rub and simply replied “Ok”.
I will. XO
I am so excited that it is Friday. The kids and I are heading straight to the beach after school and I can’t wait. It is stinking hot here and so the beach is really the only place to be on a day such as this.
Welcome to week twenty-two of my Project Life journey. I now know that I am a true lover of simplicity when it comes to my Project Life layouts. I did a little test today while putting week twenty-two together. I pulled out a lot of embellishments I had in my stash along with some happy mail from the super creative and ever-so-generous Olya of Paint Paper Studio. I was
(Note added November 15. One of the major disadvantages of working forwards and backwards whilst attempting to catch up on your Project Life is that you run the risk of getting weeks and dates wrong like I have here. I had originally posted this week as week forty-five but it’s actually week forty-four with the dates November 3 – November 9 not November 10 – November 16 which I had date stamped. That has all been fixed within my album and I’m on track with weeks now. Sigh. It was bound to happen. Moving on…. lol)
So, so, SO thrilled to have my new Epson Artisan 1430 printer arrive today. I wasted no time in getting it set up and week forty-five of my Project Life journey completed. I have only printed out on 4×6 size but I couldn’t be happier with the quality. Tonight I’ll be working on my Week in the Life project… finally!
And welcome to week twenty of my Project Life journey. Short and sweet today. I’m on a roll and I’m praying that it will last long enough for me to reach my goal of completing my 2014 album before the year is out. Fingers crossed. I can do it! This layout literally only took me 30 minutes to complete even with the little bit of stitching I added using a Amy Tangerine embroidery kit available in my shop here.
I was inspired by Kellie Winnell of Give a Girl a Blog to use more 4×6 photos. Love how they look.
And welcome to week twenty-one of my Project Life journey. I’m loving this process so much! The decision to simplify things has created more room for inspiration, determination and enthusiasm. I’m not getting lost under the ‘details of design’. Just sticking to the two most important reasons for embarking on the Project Life journey – capture the moments, tell the story.
And welcome to week thirty-six of my Project Life journey and current ‘catch up on Project Life campaign’. I’m joined today by A Piece of Cake Designs. I was sent one of their scrumptious October Cup Cake kits to use in my Project Life album. It was so much fun using the colours included in the kit. There are so many embellishments and a gorgeous background stamp. I have plenty of ‘ingredients’ left over from this October Cup Cake kit and plan to use them on cards for my girls and the many birthday parties they have