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  • Project Life 2012 – Week #9

    Welcome to week #9. I’m starting to sound repetitive, but I do really love this project!

    This week my sewing machine is being fixed and cleaned, as well as my computer (with my digital elements) is being looked at. But that’s ok, I just used what I had in my stash and another week is documented. I use the Clementine core kit and really enjoy how it mixes well with other journaling tags that I tend to collect.

    I knew ahead of time that my machines were getting fixed and that I had a week full of appointments, engagements (Wicked), and a lost dog. So my only goal for this week was to get it finished and to have more journaling/story than some of the prior weeks. And keeping it simple really lends itself to more space for journaling. I really like that.

    Here’s the layout exactly how it looks in my album:





    My love affair with my weekly letter to my kids, paper clips, instagram pictures, and movie signs/tickets continues.



    I included one of the 4 x 6 flip protectors that I often used in my 2011 album. It allows me to add additional pictures and/or journaling. This is a perfect option if you want to have the story journaled, but not necessarily share with others.

    I included 2 pictures and journaling of our family’s experience with transitioning to healthier food choices. You can read about that here.



    Another way to add more story or journaling is to use the foldable cards. In this spread I used a 2 x 3 picture of Ben playing baseball that opens up to the journaling of his 1st baseball game of the season.

    Another highlight of our week was Jeff treating the kids and I to dinner at Oreganos followed by great seats to see Wicked. I’m working hard to complete 39 things on my life list before I turn 39. You can see my 39 list here.

    Hard to believe that 9 weeks of 2012 is already behind us. Let’s make it a great 43 more weeks.

    To see my first eight weeks of Project Life 2012 (and some from 2011),go here.

    Blessings sweet friends – Jenny

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    My favorite overview of project life is found here.

    My latest organizational finds for project life are found here.

    Project Life is a simple scrapbooking solution to preserve your memories and document your stories. It was designed by Becky Higgins and you can find more information here.

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

    Supplies: Project Life Core Kit – Clementine Edition, Photo Pocket Pages – Big Variety Pack 1 (60 Pages), Chevron bags, American Crafts Niki Riki Sunflower Thickers, Advantus Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II Inkjet Photo Printer (3295B002), Marvy Square Craft Punch, a Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Permanent Marker, Ormolu Fabric Swatches and Flair.




    LOVE your layout – so bright and happy and love the way you get so much into your week. Also think 2 little photos on one card looks awesome :)

    6 March 2012 at 8:40 am Reply

      Thanks Beth. I always love my (and other’s) layouts that seem to be bright and colorful. I always say that I never met a color I didn’t like.
      And the 2 pictures were at first a printing accident where I printed the pics the wrong size, but when I put them on the card, I was hooked. With having 4 kids, I just tend to have lots of stories I want to tell. Thx Beth – J

      7 March 2012 at 8:51 am Reply
    Your MOM

    Very nice layout. Keeps me on track with what all the kids are up to:) Love you all, Mom

    6 March 2012 at 9:11 am Reply

      I am glad you can see the crazy happenings of our 6 from a state away every week. Love you.-J

      7 March 2012 at 8:52 am Reply

    Love keeping up with your family…maybe your travels will bring you to Arkansas and we will have a chance to meet.

    6 March 2012 at 9:21 am Reply

      Thanks Ginger. We are a crazy crew for sure!
      One of my favorite places on Earth is Lake Ouachita, Arkansas. I would love to take my kids there! Do you live close by?

      7 March 2012 at 8:53 am Reply

        It’s actually pretty close. We live in NE Arkansas, but travel to Hot Springs area a couple times a year…I have some friends that live there…And I agree, the area is gorgeous & a great place to make memories :)

        7 March 2012 at 10:11 am Reply

    Thanks for another week of inspiration – such cute details on your pages. Oh and going to see Wicked – I’d love to take my daughter to see that!

    6 March 2012 at 11:57 am Reply

      Thanks Jules. I do hope you can take your daughter to Wicked. It was an amazing musical and I find myself still singing the songs. It’s an incredibly moving play. Looking forward to getting over to your site today. Playing catchup! :) - Jenny

      7 March 2012 at 8:55 am Reply
    Lisa Goren

    I HAVE to start using Design F once in awhile! Love your pages as usual, Jenny!

    6 March 2012 at 12:58 pm Reply

      Thanks Lisa. I’ve used Design F now for 3 weeks (I think) and I originally did it on accident and went with it. I really love this design. I also have seen it used where the top left 4 x 6 slot has been sewn to keep all the compartments small. Might have to try that one of these weeks as well.
      Just love the versatility and ease of this project. Thanks as always Lisa. -J

      7 March 2012 at 8:57 am Reply


    Love seeing what you do. I am always inspired to do something different each week. Life got in the way this week and my pictures haven’t been printed yet, hopefully tonight-no worries if they don’t though.

    6 March 2012 at 5:39 pm Reply

      So thankful for your encouragement Betsy. Really enjoy this project for it reminds me of what to be grateful for despite the hardships of the past month.
      And I love your attitude of “no worries”. Really trying hard to adapt that in my life more. Thank you as always Betsy.-Jenny

      7 March 2012 at 8:59 am Reply
    maryann perry

    This is my favorite week so far!!! I love it!!!

    6 March 2012 at 5:46 pm Reply

      Thanks my friend! I really enjoyed the simplicity of this week and how much more journaling and story I included. REALLY loved your amber album on Becky’s site as well. Although it is cuter in person. :) Love you sweet friend.-Jenny

      7 March 2012 at 9:00 am Reply
    Catherine at Design Editor

    Lookin’ good, lady! The popsicle pix are my fave this week. Great detail shot of the produce department too-nice pop of color.

    7 March 2012 at 11:15 am Reply

      The funny thing about those popsicle pictures, is that Sam had just played in a dirt pile and was covered from head to toe in dirt. I looked over and saw her eating and a good mom would have wiped her down quickly. I instead started snapping pictures. Oops!
      Thanks for stopping by! -J

      7 March 2012 at 9:23 pm Reply

    Ya know, gidgets and widgets are great and fun, but this “use the stash page” is fabulous….And, pic of Sam and Sandy is ridiculously precious. Nice work.

    7 March 2012 at 11:37 am Reply

      Thanks so much Julia. I sure do love those 2 – they often make picture taking seem so easy. At least this dog is too lazy to do anything but eat, lay in the grass, and sleep. I needed a calm dog to balance out all the drama with Hank. :)
      As always, thank you for your encouragement and being you. -Jenny

      7 March 2012 at 9:24 pm Reply

    Love your pages, Jenny!
    Love the tab, paperclip and all of your great photos! Thanks for linking up! Hugs!

    9 March 2012 at 6:07 pm Reply

      Thanks Kristina. Really enjoy your site as well and thanks for the opportunity to link up. Love how Project Life has brought so many neat people together. -J

      9 March 2012 at 9:08 pm Reply

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