Happy National Scrapbooking Day! Project Life 2012: Weeks 30 & 31

I’ve been on a roll the last couple of days getting caught up on the past.  Feeling rather nostalgic more so than anything right now.  It feels pretty great to be getting caught up on the past.  For these two layouts, I used Katie Pertiet’s Poppy Fields kit.  My layouts for this year seem a little out of my normal style, but I’m enjoying playing and going back to the basics.  I’m trying to make my scrapbooking easier, and sometimes you can take an entire day making a page or two.  I’m going for volume, and the traditional layout helps get things done quickly.

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Project Life 2012: Weeks 28-29

Today is my Flex Friday.  I get every other Friday off from work, and I usually try to make it all about Project Life on my flex day.  After finishing the year 2014 last week, I was debating whether or not to get caught up with 2015 or not.  I opted out and started digging around my files to see where I left off 2012.  I am 1/2 way done with that year after all.  I wound up renaming a bunch of .png files I’d taken from my kids’ facebook pages so that they were more organized.  I also hit my Momento app to screen shot my posts from the month of July, and voila!  A page has been created.

I typically use Anna Aspnes’ stuff for my current years, but I like to mix it up with other artists for the older years.  Katie Pertiet is my other favorite designer.  I used her Black White & Tan kit as well as her Berks Lane kit on this page.  The nice thing about the older years is that I don’t have quite as many photos & social media screen shots, so it is easier to get pages finished!

To celebrate National Scrapbooking Day tomorrow, I’m guessing I’ll be working on my pages all weekend.  Yay me!

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Reflection Sunday

It has been a LONG time since I have blogged.  Instead of being super creative with my photography, I’ve been smack dab in front of the television set with my daughters binge watching Grey’s Anatomy.  Before that it was Friends.  Before that it was Gossip Girl.  DAMN YOU NETFLIX!  I have been working on Project Life a little bit.  Not a whole lot.  Just some.  Just enough to finally finish 2014.  My son and his wife are moving to Germany in a month for the next four years (Air Force), and I wanted to mail their album to them before they left.  I print on Blurb, and I think it’s going to look really awesome.

I made sure I took a photo of my list prior to tossing it in the trash:20613_1110359232323876_4352448450373996855_n

When I Project Life, I use the same weeks every year to make it easier.  I add an extra day into week 9 for leap year so the weeks stay consistent every year.  I have SO many years to catch up on.  Like SO MANY!  But, it’s all fun and creative, and at least my kids will have a few albums if I die tomorrow.  It sucks inheriting albums of people you don’t know like I did when my dad died.  I can pick out my grandparents, and my great grandmother, and that’s about it.  The rest are random photos of no one in particular.

Anyway, today we’re off to see Age of Adeline.  Hopefully I can work in a page or two of 2015 before we go!  I only have like 14 weeks to catch up on this year!  No big deal, right?

Project Life 2014: Week 11, Part 1

The proposal.  It was spectacular.  I loved every second of it, and I’m so glad I was able to photograph my future son-in-law proposing to my daughter in San Diego.  I used Anna Aspnes’ Ocean Cove ArtPlay Palette, and this is when I officially switched over to her FotoInspired Templates in this year’s albums.Week-11-1-Web Week-11-2-Web Week-11-3-Web Week-11-4-Web

Project Life 2014: Week 10

This week marks the beginning of our epic vacation to San Diego.  It was an amazing trip, and I have soooo many layouts from our stay there.  It was magical.  I used Anna Apnes Beach or Ocean Cove ArtPlay Palettes on this week’s layouts.  I can’t remember (oops) and I’m too lazy to pull it up in PS to look.  Still using the standard Project Life templates here.Week-10-1-Web Week-10-2-Web

Project Life 2014: Week 9

This week I used Anna Aspnes’ ArtPlay Obsession.  I wanted to highlight my One Little Word prompts for March.  I think this was the last set of prompts that I did for my year.  But whatever.  I’m not going to beat myself up about following rules, or forcing myself to do prompts in a class.  The important thing is that I kept my word alive this year.  Namaste certainly has become my way of life these days.  A little too much so, I’m afraid.  It’s crazy looking back on how little Brielle was this far back in the year!Week-09-1-Web Week-09-2-Web

Project Life 2014: Week 8

I used Anna Aspnes “Home” Art Play Palette for this week’s layouts.  I also used the standard Project Life Templates (with my own twist on the smaller squares).  A lot of fun memories in this week, the best being to go with my future son-in-law to pick out my daughter’s engagement ring.  That was a really cool experience.  We were all in the know about her pending proposal, but she was completely clueless.  It was awesome!  I love using social media in my layouts as well.  Especially with everyone all over the place these days.Week-08-1-Web Week-08-2-Web