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  • Project Life 2012 Week #11

    Week #11. Play tape recorder here… I love this project. I love this project. I love this project.
    I know I say this every week, but I really do.

    Life was super busy this week and I wasn’t able to start this layout until after dinner this evening, so please pardon the artificial light.

    Week #11 Page 1 (Design A)

    The letter stickers are from Studio Calico that you can find here.



    Page 2 (Design F) – I typically use one page of Design B or Design F as I take many vertical and instagram pictures which fit great into Design F.



    I love using the journaling cards straight out of my journals from Marta. I also printed out an extra 4 x 6 horizontal photo but decided to cut it in half and put it across 2 of the pockets. Simple. I loved this picture. This is something I see at least 3 days a week where Jeff carries Sam across the monkey bars next to the swimming pool. This is what I love about Project Life – it captures the daily rituals that I wouldn’t have captured in my former, traditional scrapbooking.


    I found myself really trying to get more “story” pictures this week. I read one of Ali’s Creative Lifts newsletters and was encouraged to focus on pictures getting more of the background and action (less posed). I was finding myself saying, “Sam look at me. Smile, Sam!” Argh. Now I am trying to ask a lot less often, but it is a hard habit to break. Trying to find that happy balance in my photography while continuing to learn. Oh, I have so much more to learn.

    And my love affair with office supplies, instagram, and arrows continues.

    We were excited to have a surprise 2 day visit with my mom. One night over spaghetti, she was laughing at our family questions that we ask the kids and their funny answers. It was fun to have her be a part of this family tradition.

    Video question of Week #11 was: If you could have one superhero power, what would it be?

    Rebecca (13 y/o)- “Invisibility. I would spy on people.”
    Ben (10 y/0)- “Flying. I would be an amazing superhero.”
    Emily (8 y/o)- “Fashion Superpowers. I would be able to see what I want to wear, blink, and automatically be in that outfit. And if I could have a second power, I would be able to turn back time and see what I was like when I was little.”
    Sam (2 y/o)- “I wanna go to Disneyland.”

    I plan on burning it to a CD and include the written answers on the back. I am currently seeking different options involving QR codes to include videos in my albums. I wrote a post about QR codes and included a free printable of 100 Family conversation prompts which are fun to include in your albums. You can find that here.

    I’m linking up to One Happy Mama and The Mom Creative.

    To see all of my project life pages go here.

    What is project life? It was designed by Becky Higgins. Go here for my 2011 Review detailed post.

    Supplies: Project Life Core Kit – Clementine Edition, Photo Pocket Pages – Big Variety Pack 1 (60 Pages), Advantus Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II Inkjet Photo Printer (3295B002), Marvy Square Craft Punch, and a Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Permanent Marker.

    Blessings sweet friends – Jenny

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    Heather S.

    Hi Jenny,

    I have really been enjoying your blog. Thanks for sharing so much of your life. I am inspired to pick up my neglected Project Life and move on from today.

    The picture of your daughter at the children’s museum, along with your upcoming trip prompted me to share with you the benefit of reciprocal membership. That is where you can get in for a reduced price, or often even free to “friend” of the local place you have a membership to.

    We have used this when traveling to stop at places we might not otherwise have spent the money to seee for just an hour while passing thru. Over the years, we have had memberships at a zoo, botanical garden (water features and climbing trees = more fun for kids than you’d imagine), science museum, and children’s museum that all included lists of other places to see for free. My husband has a national parks pass because of a military-service connected disability, but I would buy a national parks pass for a major road trip if we did not already have that. Also, Cedar Point, is part of a chain of theme parks. One year, we will buy the theme park pass.

    Take Care,

    20 March 2012 at 3:16 am Reply

      Thank you Heather for the kind words and for all of the traveling information and additional email. We are members of the Science Museum, Children’s Museum, and Zoo so we are looking into where we can get in across the country. Thank you immensely!-J

      21 March 2012 at 3:14 pm Reply
    Heather S.

    Here are the links:

    Science Museum
    Children’s Museum
    National Park
    Botanical Garden
    Cedar Fair
    (here’s all of the locations, but buy the pass at or thru a certain park)

    20 March 2012 at 3:17 am Reply

    Especially love the waitresses’ menu~that’s such a perfect piece to save! :) Another great week of your Project Life!

    20 March 2012 at 6:02 am Reply

      That was my favorite thing too Dana. Sam has been playing waitress at preschool and Emily helped her. I loved all the words that were misspelled. Just love the little bits of life. -J

      21 March 2012 at 3:15 pm Reply

    lovely spread!!! what a great shoe shot!!

    20 March 2012 at 7:15 am Reply

      Thanks Miriam. I’m starting to think that I am becoming a little shoe obsessed when looking back at my album. -J

      21 March 2012 at 3:16 pm Reply

    Love the shoe shot. I am a sucker for feet photos.
    Your pages look awesome, as always!

    20 March 2012 at 7:55 am Reply

      Thanks Cami – I’m having feet/shoe issues as well. Really loving that my kids love Converse, Vans, and Toms just like me. Now if only Jellies would come back into style and then I think I would have all my childhood shoes in photos 25+ years later.

      21 March 2012 at 3:17 pm Reply

    Love the ‘story’ pictures this week. So often I find myself asking for poses so the photos look good instead of just capturing the moment and letting it speak for itself, even if the composition is off or whatever. As you say, it’s about balance, and I’m trying to wean myself off the posed photos and catch more spontaneous shots.

    20 March 2012 at 8:22 am Reply

      Thanks Jules. I’m starting to get a taste of taking story pictures but I know it’s going to take me some time to create a new habit. My kids will be thrilled to not feel as posed though. -J

      21 March 2012 at 3:19 pm Reply

    Hmm you’re inspiring me to get that design f! I also use a lot of instagrams and you’re right- they fit so perfectly. Also love splitting that photo up and having it fill two pockets. Thanks for sharing!

    20 March 2012 at 8:32 am Reply

      I am loving design F. Think I’ve used it the past 4 weeks now. I still really love design B as well.
      And I loved splitting the picture in half. I love accidents, as I just originally made a mistake and printed out an extra horizontal picture. As long as there isn’t anyone centered in the picture, it works great to just cut it in half. Thanks Whitney for stopping by. -J

      21 March 2012 at 3:21 pm Reply
    Shawna Rae

    Love this blog… as usual! It seems like everytime I read your blog I’m introduced to something new that I would love to try. Thank you for your inspiration!

    20 March 2012 at 10:36 am Reply

      Thank you Shawna Rae. I love experimenting. I am definitely not a scrapbook designer but that allows me the freedom to change things up and experiment. It’s all about creating and learning – it’s more important to me than the finished product most of the time.

      21 March 2012 at 3:25 pm Reply

    love your pages – such lovely photos and i love that you hand journal (as i do!)

    20 March 2012 at 12:31 pm Reply

      Helen – I am so glad you hand journal as well. I absolutely love my mom’s and both of my grandmothers’ signatures. I love their handwritten recipes.
      I look at my handwritten journaling as a future gift to my kids. Thanks for stopping by!-Jenny

      21 March 2012 at 3:29 pm Reply
    kate Adderley


    20 March 2012 at 1:28 pm Reply

    Looks great! Love the pic of Becca swimming. And hey…your mom looks a heck of a lot like my mom! ;)

    20 March 2012 at 1:50 pm Reply
    Eva Scott

    Really nice layout. I LOVE that picture of the monkey bars split in two.

    20 March 2012 at 6:00 pm Reply

    the pages look awesome, love that you use a lot of camera phone shots :) and the monkey bar memory is so sweet. I too love that it captures our rituals…even year after year, if this is your 3rd time doing it :)

    21 March 2012 at 3:06 am Reply
    Abby Devine

    Love your layouts…. how do you print your instagrams photos and what program do you use?

    23 March 2012 at 11:42 am Reply

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