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  • Project Life 2012 – Week #13

    The past couple of weeks have been unusually busy and my layouts have been extremely simple. Photos + pictures and minimal embellishments. But Project Life has enabled me to keep things as simple as possible without guilt. My stories have been captured and told. The weeks that I have used more embellishments and stitching were great, but I have found my creative outlet completely filled with learning how to quilt.
     

     
    Design A. Highlight of our week was spending a lot of time on the baseball fields for Ben. Our back wall is shared with a local elementary school, so we simply jump the fence and we are on the field. This is our favorite time of year – perfect weather, playground, baseball, and Samantha loves the snack bar!

     

     
    Design D. I take a lot of vertical pictures. I decided to put one picture of each of the kids in the page protector. I then just added journaling about some of their characteristics, activities, and their favorites. The kids loved this page the most out of all the pages I’ve done. I’m thinking about doing a page like this every 2-3 months to capture their current likes, dislikes, and activities as things change so quickly.
     

     
    I have used the Clementine edition of Project Life since the start, but this week I used some of the Cobalt journaling cards. I used 2 of the foldable cards to journal about Ben pitching a no hitter and about making cake balls for Jeff’s urologist. What better gift for a urologist than cake balls, right? I know. I have a strange sense of humor friends.
     

     

    My only insert this week is the letter that I wrote to the kids but I decided to keep it private this week.

    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.

    I’m linking up this week with The Mom Creative and One Happy Mama.

    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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    10 Comments

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    cathy stolze

    I look forward to seeing your Project Life layout on Tuesdays! I think the page with the kids and their favs, etc. is an awesome idea. I’m suppose to be walking out the door right now, but I saw your post and I had to take a peak. : ) I’m excited to finish my layout later today.I also love how simple it is. I must look back and see how to make those cake balls. That is hilarious and FUN! Have a fabulous day! God bless.

    3 April 2012 at 6:10 am Reply
    Melissa

    I LOVE that March card with your thick letters. And I really like your vertical page with the journaling card for each kid.

    It really is great that you can keep Project Life simple when life is really busy, but be creative in your own way when you have time. I always feel a bit down when I think I have a simple layout, but looking back with all the layouts incorporated in the album, they just fit in so nicely, that it doesn’t even seem noticeable that one week is simpler and one week has more “stuff.”

    And, I think this layout that you say is simple looks pretty creative to me, thanks to those thickers!

    3 April 2012 at 7:01 am Reply
    Helen

    lovely, lovely, lovely pages!! love that you’ve included the scout beads and love the page showing your children’s current likes/dislikes. beautiful. thanks so much for sharing.

    3 April 2012 at 7:22 am Reply
    Jessica

    Wow!! Looks like you have a lot of stuff on your pages…definitely a busy person!! :0)

    I think this is my first visit to your blog, I welcome your visit to my blog to say hello and to become a follower if you aren’t one already, you can find my blog at http://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.com

    Have a blessed day!

    3 April 2012 at 9:13 am Reply
    April

    fun…love the individual pictures of each of the kids with the fact…and I love the pull tabs, I have been using those too and love the look

    http://aprilbest1981.blogspot.com/2012/04/pl-week-13-in-progress.html

    3 April 2012 at 10:08 am Reply
    Catherine

    Oh, that photo on the swings brings back childhood memories-awesome. Love the way you used the kid’s initials too.

    3 April 2012 at 1:57 pm Reply
    Betsy

    I really enjoyed your simple solutions this week. I have a stack of “extra” photos that could go with any week if I need a filler and then I can journal about that photo and what it means to me at that moment. Funny thing is I haven’t had to use any so far this year I am having trouble keeping my pages down to 4 per week. LOL This week is super stressful so I may be using some of my “extra” photos.

    3 April 2012 at 3:46 pm Reply
    Michelle B

    I always enjoy checking out your pages week after week! Every week you continue to amaze me! Thanks for sharing and keeping up the good work :)

    3 April 2012 at 6:10 pm Reply
    kelli

    wow, i love the tribute to your 4…that’s perfect!

    3 April 2012 at 7:50 pm Reply
    gabby

    the cake balls bit is cracking me UP.
    and i love the bits of everyone’s personalities with their photos in your vertical page.
    xoxo.

    4 April 2012 at 4:34 am Reply

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