Monday, January 28, 2013

Project LIfe 2013, Week 3

Year Three, Week Three of Project Life, and yup, still love it! It is safe to say I am in love!!! I spent a large junk of the day today (around two hours) looking through all of my 2011 and 2012 albums and I am so thankful that I documented our story this way, the story of my little family. I still love traditional scrapbooking, and will never give that up, but I love being able to record all of the little stories that make us who we are, the events I would have otherwise forgotten, the funny sayings my kids say, the day/s Isabelle got stitches (my wild girl,) or the day Elliot brought home a slip saying he made the Honor Roll. A really bad sunburn, a funny expression, words that inspire me, what we are eating/ reading/ watching on television, games we are playing, a funny story my mom told me, a memory of my childhood; all of these things make it into Project Life, and I am so thankful for it. So. Incredibly. Thankful.

This Project Life week spans from January 14th through January 20th. Kind of a regular week around here with some weird weather that I just had to document. Usually North Carolina is fairly mild in the winter time, but during this week we reached a high of 70 degrees and a low of 30 degrees. I wore capri pants and a t-shirt one day for my daily walk with the dogs, and later in the week I had on a winter coat, hat, gloves, and scarf. Other pictures include; an everyday shot of my son Elliot playing WWE 2013 on the Nintendo Wii, lots of walking Isabelle to and from the bus stop with the dogs, some of Isabelle's math school work in a pocket, my favorite breakfast, and some of my son's drawings that I scanned down and printed to a much smaller size to fit into the Project Life plastics I wanted to use. He has really evolved into quite the little artist this past year. Luckily, his Middle School is a Magnet School for the Arts so he gets a lot of opportunities to experiment with all kinds of medium. This semester he is beginning painting and I cannot wait to see what he comes homes with.

Now onto the pictures:

Full Layout:

Full Layout with 5 x 7 Insert Front:

 Full Layout with 5 x7 Insert Back:

 Left Side:

 Left Side Close-Up:

 Another Close-Up:

Right Side:

Right Side with Insert:

Project Life is a scrapbooking system designed by Becky Higgins. I use a variety of products on my Project Life pages but my staples are the Becky Higgins Design A page protectors, the Studio Calico Project Life kit, and for this week I also used a Becky Higgins 5 by 7 inch vertical page protector.

Supplies Used:
  • Studio Calico Block Party Project Life Kit
  • Studio Calico digital elements-labels
  • Versamark Ink in Onyx Black
  • Ki Memories Flashback smile and days of the week washi tape (Archiver's)
  • Ki memories Flashback polaroid frames  (Archiver's)
  • Ki memories Flashback accessories sheet  (Archiver's)
  • Ali Edwards digital brushes-This Time and Your Love.
  • Dog shaped paper clip (Studio Calico)
  • Blue arrow paper clip (Target, dollar section)
  • Tiny attacher
  • Hero Arts wet cement shadow ink
  • American Crafts precision pen .01 tip
For you Project Lifers out there (or PL'ers) what fun items are you including on your pages, any fun pictures, inserts, or embellishments that you want to show me? I would love to see what you are using/ coming up with. Are you loving it, I sure hope so.

Also, don't forget to follow my blog. I am drawing a winner for a fabulous My Mind's Eye Collectable prize pack on Friday evening. I wish you all the best of luck. Here is a photo again of what I am giving away. Just follow my blog and if you win, I will mail it to you free of charge. :-)

Until next time, Happy Scrappin' my friends,


The Mom Creative


  1. Love that you included your sons drawings. Great pages Toni!

  2. Love the artwork and your dog is so cute! I need to use some of those half inserts they work so well with the double spread.

    1. Thanks Manda, the small inserts rock, you should totally try it.

  3. Love the variety of colour and patterns you use in combination with your pictures. I also love that you included your son's art.

    1. What a lovely compliment. Thank you Claire.

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  5. Thanks for the chance - I just subscribed by email.

  6. These ar great. So much variety and love adding the art work. Its just me and my husband, so I work hard to fill out my pages, lol

    1. What about adding in receipts, grocery lists, ticket stubs, honey do lists, business cards. I love adding in random things like that.

  7. love your PL!!! its full of lots of fun daily stuff!!!!

  8. Your son is a talented artist! Love your pages. The title page is wonderful.

    1. Thank you so much Cerise. I showed my son what you wrote and he just beamed!

  9. subscribed! love your PL. the dogs are adorable!