Thursday, August 2, 2018

Project 52 ~ Week #29 & #30

Hello Friends!

I wanted to take a few minutes and post a few more Project 52 pages. It is seriously the only crafting I've done in months... but not for lack of wanting. I'll have time & the desire to get back into my craft room at some point, but for right now, I'm soaking up as much family time as possible before Matt goes to college later this month and Megan moves (unknown date as of right now).

Cards - Bright & Bold Edition
Overlays - Project 52 2016 Edition & Just Add Color

Cards - Dear Lizzy Daydreamer
Overlays - Explorer

Have A Wonderful Day

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Project 52 ~ Week #26 to #28

It's been a CRAZY BUSY three weeks around our house!  The summer has turned out much different then we originally planned, but I have no complaints. Here are my Project 52 pages for the last fun-filled weeks... they included some really hot weather, jazz fest, an engagement & surprise party, wedding planning, and wedding dress shopping!

Project Life App - June Project 12 Kit

Project Life App - 2016 Edition Project 52 Kit

Project Life App - Note to Self Kit 

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Project 52 ~ Week #25

Hello Friends!  Today I'm sharing my Week #25 page using the Project Life App. For this page, I used the Currently Kit in the App and added text to the cards using the new Free Form Text (FFT) feature. You get so much more out of the App now that this feature is now available.  On the title card, I added the "Week #25" to the sheet of paper in the typewriter using FFT. Also, for the Notes from Today & On the Bright Side cards, all of the text was added using FFT.  How awesome is that???

Have a Fantastic Day!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Project 52 ~ Week #24

Hey There Friends! Today I'm sharing my latest Project 52 page using the Project Life App. For my page, I used the Project 12 - June & May kits & overlays as well as the Make A Wish kit (which is free). 

Have a Wonderful Day!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Project 52 ~ Week #21, #22, #23

Hello Friends!  I've been absent for several weeks & when you have a peek at the photos below, I'm sure you'll understand why... senior year, 2 graduations, lots of school year-end activities!  

Thank goodness for the Project Life App so I can keep up with my one page per week!  I used several of the Project 12 monthly kits & overlays (mostly May & June) for the pages below.

Now that graduation, band and the parties are finished, I'm really going to try and get some physical pages done as well. Time to start a new project!

Have a Wonderful Day!

Friday, May 25, 2018

Project 52 ~ Week #20

Hi There Friends! Well this end of the school year stuff is so crazy busy, but thanks to the App, I am staying caught up!  I used the Project 12 - May Kit and a few overlays for my page. I also used the collage feature of the App for the Mother's Day card and the Jazz Cafe yearly comparison card in the lower right corner. 

I can't wait for week 25 or 26 so I can order some pages (I usually print at the half-way point of the year). 

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Project 52 ~ Week #17, #18, and #19

Hello Friends!  Life is so busy right now, but I wanted to pop in and share my Project 52 pages for the last 3 weeks. I really intended to share them before now, but I was kind of waiting for Free Form Text to arrive on the Android version of the Project Life App to finish up these pages. They did an App update yesterday so now I have it!  WOOHOO!

For my week #17 page, I used the Project 52 Fresh Edition.

 Week #18 - Maggie Holmes Maggie Holmes Style Board Mini Kit

Week #19 - Shine Bright Value Kit

Have a Fantastic Day!

Friday, May 4, 2018

Project 52 ~ Week #16

Hello Friends!  I know I've been MIA lately, but life is soooooo busy right now. Here's a peek into why... two kids graduating & tons of senior year-end activities. So today I'm finally posting my Week #16 page. I went super quick and easy so I could just get things documented... which is really the most important thing right now!   For this page, I used the Moments Like These kit in the Project Life App.

Have A Great Weekend!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Project 52 ~ Week #15

Hi Friends!  I constantly seem to be a week behind on these projects lately!  Here is my Project 52 ~ Week #15 using the Project Life App. I used the Currently Kit along with the Project 12-April Kit & a few different overlays.  Easy Peasy page this week. 

Have a Wonderful Day!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Project 52 ~ Week #14

Hi Friends!  Oops... I kind of forgot to post last week which probably tells you how busy things were. For my Project 52 page for Week #14, I used the Project 12 April Kit from the App.  Super cute cards in this kit.

Have a Wonderful Day!

Friday, April 6, 2018

Marching Band Cover Pages

I am THRILLED to say that as of yesterday I am completely caught up on my son's final band album!  There will be a few more events happening before the end of the school year, but I have plans laid out for those pages too.  

This is a pretty significant project because I have made 8 very full 12x12 band albums over the last 7 years ~ 4 each for Megan & Matt with a year overlap. I wanted the start of each yearly album to look the same, so I made similar pages using the formal band photos. After that I documented the full marching band season from band camp all the way to State Finals using a variety of supplies, kits & digital products. The marching band section of the album is a significant portion of each year, but I continued each book with the rest of the band events through the end of the school year.

I still have to photograph all of Matt's senior year pages; however, I thought I'd share the cover pages for each of his albums.  My oh my has he grown up...

A nice timeline page which shows how much he has changed in four years.

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

{Embrace} ~ One Little Word March Prompt

Hello Crafty Peeps!  Today I wanted to share with you my completed pages for the One Little Word March Prompt.  The prompt was to come up with something related to your word that you could complete each day.  One of the goals with my word is to embrace the changes happening in my world this year. In order to embrace these changes, I need to trust and have faith that God is leading me every step of the way. This means I need to be reading my bible daily.  My sister introduced me to this awesome App that I pulled up on my tablet each day called First 15. I was very pleased that I completed this devotional each day for the month! 

Here's how I documented the month...

Have a Blessed Day!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Project 52 ~ Week #13

Hi There Friends!  I'm back with another page from my Project 52 album. I used the Project Life App kit called Rad along with a photo overlay from the Explorer Edition.  This week is "Spring" Break in Northern Indiana and we are experiencing anything BUT spring... today it is snowing. I AM OVER WINTER!

Have a Lovely Day!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Dear Matt...

Hi Friends!  I just finished a page directly from my heart. This past marching band season was a special time for me watching my son grow and mature. He is an outstanding young man and I couldn't be more proud of him. So, I decided to write him a letter about some of the things I observed this season and included one of my favorite things... watching him conduct Part 3. 

For this page, I used lots of bits and pieces from various Felicity Jane kits ~ Caroline, Mila, Summer and Alexis. I recently split up my kits, which is why I don't stick to just one kit per page. I love how all the kits coordinate so well together.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Project 52 ~ Week #12

Another week is done in my Project 52 album.  The weeks just seem to fly by and this had both some "thank goodness it's over moments & some "Awww... it's a senior year last time" moment.  I don't do this often, but I decided to blur my journaling for "the details" card. It felt a bit more personal then I wanted to post publicly.  I used the Project 52 Fresh edition & Fresh Add-On kits in the Project Life App for this page.  I also used the collage feature on 3 of the slots and brought them in as photos to my page.

Have a Wonderful Day!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Project 52 ~ Week #11

Hello There Friends!  Today I'm sharing my Project 52 page for week #11. It's a super simple page using cards from the March Project 12 kit in the app. I didn't even use any overlays or the collage feature this week... just clean and simple.

Have a Wonderful Day!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Ali Edwards Story Kits ~ Junior Year Band

 Hello Friends!  Over the last 4 months, I've been working hard to finish up my son's band albums for Junior and Senior year. I've also been very intentional about using products I have... especially my Ali Edwards Story Kits. In addition to the Story Kits, I have lots of Ali's digital cards, so I printed lots of those as well.  Here are a few of the pages I made with these kits to finish up his junior year.

This page features the Time Story Kit along with my favorite little black sticker letters.

 This page features the Details Story Kit and the title card is from the This & That digital kit.

This page features cards I printed form the Digital package called Great Story with chipboard embellishments from the Best and Lost & Found Story Kits.

And the cards from this last page features cards & chipboard embellishments from the Best & Lens Story Kits.

 Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Project 52 ~ Week #10

Hello Friends!  I can't believe it's Monday again... last week really flew by with my collage girl home.  For my Project 52 page this week, I used the Rad Edition kit, Rad Overlays, and Rad Calendar Overlays for all the cards.  I also used the collage feature for the top right photo to add a few more pictures and journaling.

Have a Wonderful Day!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Project 52 ~ Week #9

Happy Monday Everyone ~ I hope you had a fabulous weekend! I'm back today with my latest Project 52 page using the Project Life App.  For this week's page, I used the Currently Edition Kit. It's one of my favorite kits in the App. 

Have a Spectacular Day!

Friday, March 2, 2018

AE Story Kits ~ Today's Details!

Happy Friday Crafty Friends!  Since I've been so hit and miss with posting lately, I thought I'd load up this blog post with several pages from my son's junior year 2016 marching band season.  I'm so happy that I was able to finish up all of his junior year & have now started on his senior year.

For my first page, I used several items from the Ali Edwards Details Story Kit & Story Stamp, as well as one of the cards from All the Love kit & embellishments from the Time Story kit. 

This next page features Ali Edwards digital journaling cards from the Best, Drive & the Go Story Kits.  I changed the colors in Photoshop Elements to match my page.  I also used embellishments I had left from the Week in the Life & December Daily projects.

The next double page spread features items from the Surprise Story Kit along with some embellishments from the Bond & Give kits.

And my last page for today features products from the Fun Story kit & some really old sticker letters I had in my stash.

Enjoy Your Day!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Project 52 ~ Week #8

Hey There Friends!  I've kind of been out of the scrapbooking groove the last few weeks because my schedule hasn't allowed. However, I still have a page to share for my Project 52 album. My page for Week #8 is jam packed with both photos and journaling because there was so much going on last week both with our family & in our community.

I used the Project 52 Rad Edition, Project 42 Rad Calendars, and the Personal Yearbook Overlays kits for this page. I also used the collage feature of the Project Life App for the photo cards in the top row. For my daughter's photo, I needed to have it in a landscape orientation and for the flood photos, I wanted to add several pictures along with some additional journaling. Using the collage feature works perfectly for both of these types of issues. Once I finished the collage photo, I just saved it to my gallery and then pulled it into my page as a photo.

Enjoy Your Day!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Project 52 ~ Week #7

Welcome back!  I hope you've been having a good week so far. It is incredibly soggy in northern Indiana.  Today I'm sharing my Project 52 page from last week.  I used the new Project 12 - February kit along with overlays from High Five, Explorer, and Just Add Color.  For the "Hope + Dreams + Hard Work" card, it didn't have any colors added, so I downloaded it using the collage feature in the Project Life App and added the colors in Photoshop Elements. 

Have a Wonderful Day!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Project 52 ~ Week #6

Hi Friends!  Today I have another Project 52 page to share using the Project Life App. I used the Currently Kit ~ an older one but still one of my favorites. I also added some overlays from the Project 12 -February kit and the Project 52 Overlays.

Have a Wonderful Day!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

{Embrace} One Little Word ~ February Prompt

Today I worked on the One Little Word prompt for February. This month's activity involved making a vision board for our word. Once again this year, I decided to put the page right in my album rather than make a larger canvas for my wall. I'm trying to live my word more this year, but document it a bit less then last year.

I found a new-to-me magazine at the store a few weeks ago and the gorgeous pink flowers on the cover really spoke to me so I flipped through it. It is called Life:Beautiful and it is a really nice publication ~ and at $5.99, it didn't break the bank either.  I also used a few phrases from an Ulta store advertisement as well as the February card & phrase stickers from the Ali Edwards One Little Word kit.

Enjoy You Day & Embrace the Journey!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Ali Edwards Story Kit ~ Celebrate Together

Hello Friends!  I've been working like crazy to get my son's junior year band album done so I can get started on senior year.  Well ... GUESS WHAT?  Over the weekend I finished his last few pages.  I'm super excited!!  I do a full album (like 100 layouts) for each school year.  I stated this madness when my daughter was a freshman and I'm determined to finish before my son graduates ~ that is a total of 8 super full albums!  

Today it was actually sunny outside, so I took some pictures using natural light. To be honest, I'm not really sure it is any better then the light box I have set up in my basement.  These pocket pages are incredibly time consuming to photograph, so I'm not even going to try taking photos in the light box to see if they are better.

So anyway.... I wanted to share a few pages I made using the Ali Edwards Story Kit called For the Love.  It is a fun kit with lots of great journaling cards and embellishments.   I also added some coordinating supplies from older Story Kits here and there.

I love having the digital versions of the Story Kits because I can add my journaling in Photoshop Elements and then print them out like I did on the top left card on the page below.

Have A Wonderful Day!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Project 52 ~ Week 5

Hello Friends! 

I promise I've been busy working on pages to share & will post some too.  The real problem is the gray and gloomy weather and the amount of time it takes to photograph those darn physical project life pages.  Plus... last week was super busy and I was out of town for three days.  So anyway, I'll share my latest Project Life App page.  I used the Project 12 - January and February kits for this page and included a bit of extra journaling this week. 

Have a Wonderful Day!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Felicity Jane Kits ~ Remember Today

Hello There!  The other day I was looking for some photos from the end of the marching band season. I knew that a friend of mine had posted some, so I went searching. I found this gem of my son right after his last evening practice was over.  It is a bittersweet photo that made me tear up when I saw it.  His face showed so many emotions of accomplishment and satisfaction, and yet a bit of sadness too because his Concord Marching Band days were coming to a close.  Years down the road, I hope when he looks back on his years in band, he has this same look on his face.

For my layout, I selected products from several different Felicity Jane Kits ~ Reagan, Mila, and Willow that I can recall. I love how all of the products fit so beautifully together from kit to kit.

Enjoy Your Day!
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