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  • Project Life 2012 Week #19

    When this is posted, I will be on my way to Disneyland with over thirty 8th graders for Rebecca’s graduation trip. I’m certain that I will already be sound asleep and getting the rest I will need before riding roller coasters all day. Don’t feel too bad for me because my inner 16 year old girl is so excited she’s about to pee her pants.

    Jeff and I were able to go to Disney in January to take Sam to meet Mickey Mouse but this time it’s me + Rebecca + roller coasters. No potty training. No character autographs and hugs. Nope it will be just us teenagers hanging out talking about cute boys.

    This past week has been amazing.

    I’ve been focusing on being grateful, this post was linked in the Huffington post, and Jeff’s new law firm is blossoming. I’m very content despite events that could completely overwhelm me.

    When I look at this layout, it just makes me feel grateful. A simple layout to reflect a full and abundant life.

    The only extra supplies I used were a cut piece of these Heidi Swapp Memory Files for my weekly card and the Jillibean Soup Hello Wooden Flags.

    This week there are 2 inserts. My weekly card to the kids about being grateful {stationary from Eggpress}. And a Project Life Design C page protector cut in half, to include 4 x 6 horizontal pictures.

    This series of pictures reflects the 9 kids who started this school in 4th grade over 5 years ago. We started in a wing of another school and expanded to a K-8 school and this was the first year to have our new building and campus. So it’s sort of a big deal in our community that this will be the 1st graduating class. These 9 kids of the 30+ that are graduating, stuck around for the growing pains of starting a new school. I’m kind of partial to these kids and the young adults they have become. Yes, a tear is forming. And no, I’m not quite ready for this. But I went and blinked and they grew up.

    And they are fun.

    And they pose with little prompting.

    And did I mention they pose?

    And that beautiful brunette in the middle. Yep, she belongs to me. She’s a gem. A real keeper I tell you.

    This layout took me 2 hours and that includes the time that I ran to Costco to get more photo paper and eat a piece of pizza with Sam. Yep, it was quick. And that’s what Project Life is all about. Simple and efficient. Most weeks I spend more time, but I just didn’t have it this time. It’s all good.

    So have a terrific Tuesday and I’ll answer any questions upon my return tomorrow.

    Now I’m going to eat one of those obnoxious Turkey legs and buy my own lollipop. I don’t even have to share. High five.

    Blessings sweet friends – Jenny

    To see all of my project life pages go here.

    I am linking up today with Jessica over at The Mom Creative. Be sure to check it out here as her community is extremely talented.

    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.

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    I hope you have all kinds of fun today!
    Question: I am not sure if you have already talked about your PL process, but it sounds like maybe you print photos at home? Could you address this? The actual printing is still the hardest part for me. I stress a little about needing to edit the pictures and sizes, etc. I had a tiny surgery last year and used that as a motivator to order prints of my must haves from 2011, but a good number of them ended up dark, which I think was due to the screen/monitor discrepancy, iykwim. So, anyway, I am nervous about out of house, blah blah blah, and it is sucking my joy/time down the drain. Thx Jenny.

    15 May 2012 at 4:35 am Reply

      Your suspicions are correct. I use the Canon printer that is listed in the supplies paragraph at the end of the post. It has been a night and day difference for me being able to print custom sized photos and also not having to drive to pick up pictures before I can get started. It is probably slightly more expensive to print at home with ink cost and the initial cost of the printer, but the convenience and flexibility is worth it to me. I just opened the link and there is a $200 rebate on the printer right now, which is about 40% off.

      15 May 2012 at 5:37 am Reply

    A beautiful project…a real work of art. And, it didn’t hurt that you had such adorable subjects to photograph.Love it, love it, love it!

    15 May 2012 at 6:18 am Reply
    Lois H.

    Love the pages. Have fun on your trip!

    15 May 2012 at 7:58 am Reply

    Great layout again! I always enjoy looking at your layouts each week. You have the most adorable family ever! I hope you have a great trip away!!

    15 May 2012 at 6:50 pm Reply

    I really really love this week. Beautiful photos and meaningful journaling. That’s what it’s all about! :)

    15 May 2012 at 7:18 pm Reply

    You are one brave woman to be taking that many kiddos to Disney! But I bet it will be a trip of a lifetime.

    15 May 2012 at 11:21 pm Reply

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