Monday, January 28, 2013

Project Life - Week 4

Moving right are my newest Project Life pages.  I decided that when I printed the book the inside edges of the page (closest to the middle of the book) would need to be moved away from the edge more than the other edges to account for spine of the hardbound book.  So, I went back to the previous weeks and fixed those then created these pages with the new format.  I am still unsure if the edges are going to be too close.  I am hearing from others that the actual printed image is a little larger.  I definitely experience this with my printer but I was sure that this would not be a problem from a professional printing service such as Shutterfly or Persnickity Prints.  So, I think when I go to print I should probably start with just a couple of pages, then have the book done.  Maybe I am fretting over nothing but that would be a lot of work to go back and change everything.

I thought this week my pages turned out really fun and colorful.  Thanks to the M&M's and Skittles.  So I added some other elements and did some re-coloring so everything would match.  I think it turned out nice.

Here is week 4 page 1:

And page 2

And the double page

See how I have adjusted the middle?  I think that will allow for the binding much better.

I hope you are working on your books too whether they are digi or traditional.

Until next time,

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Project Life Week 3

Well, so far so good on the keeping current with Project Life.  I know three weeks isn't very long, but I am keeping up and am quite proud of myself.  I really enjoy choosing the photos and getting everything onto the pages.  I am getting better about taking photos too although there have been a couple of times when people have had to remind me.  Hopefully it will become second nature for me soon but for now all I can say is, "Thank goodness for my cell phone camera!"  LOL.

Week three was pretty busy with Sorority, Peggy's new job and District Speech Contest so I did not have a problem of not having enough photos to include on the page. I like it that way.

Week four includes both of the boys birthdays but with Ian being away and Brian very stingy with his photos I will be lucky to be able to document any of it.  I may have to rely on girlfriends.  They are usually quite helpful.  

Anyway, here is page one of week three.

And page two

And the two of them side by side as they would be in an album.

So there you have it.  My third week is done and I love it!

Until next time,

Monday, January 21, 2013

Fun With Arrows

Today I want to share this fun layout of Brian and his car.  I used Quick Quotes My Michelle line.  I don't think it can be purchased anymore but I thought the colors were perfect for the pics.

Arrows are all the rage right now and I am joining the fun at Practical Scrappers.  Today they are featuring layouts using arrows.  Head over there and check out all of the creative, inspiring ideas the designers have come up with.  It is truly impressive.  Anyway,  here is my layout featuring Brian, his Trans-Am and a lot of arrows!

I used my Cricut with the Going Places cartridge and printed my title and journaling on vellum.  I love the way it turned out.

Be sure to click on this link to see the ideas at Practical Scrappers!

Until next time,

Monday, January 14, 2013

Project Life Week 2

I am really having fun with this.  I enjoy making the pages too.  I love that I chose the digital version because I take my laptop to work and create during my lunch hour.  I am a half hour away from home so I need something to do...right?

Brian graced me with some photos this week.  Well, he gave me permission to take them from Facebook.  So I guess I was one of many.  Either way I am grateful for each picture I get of him.   I guess if he is with his girlfriend it is easier for him.

I had my one year anniversary at work so that was another milestone I could include this week.  I thought it would me harder to find things to scrap but I am actually finding it not so bad.  Remembering to take the photo is the hard part for me.  I am just not used to it yet.  But, I think it will get easier as the weeks go by.  Anyway, I am having such a good time.

I saw that Becky Higgins came out with about 7 new lines of Project Life.  I hope they will all become available digitally.  If you would like to see the new lines you can check them out at

Anyway here is week 2, page 1

Page 2

Both pages together

So what do you think?  I love it and can't wait to start next week's pages!!!!

Until next time,

Monday, January 7, 2013

My First Project Life Week

I am really excited to start Project Life - Digital.  This is a system created by Becky Higgins to scrap more of the everyday things in life instead of just events.  I like the concept and I love the way it looks.  Some people have mentioned that it is not creative enough for them and they like the regular 12 x 12 srapping instead.  That is totally fine but I don't seem to get anything done and finished.  So, I am committing to this for the year.  If I get behind....well then I get behind.  But, I won't have to print out my pictures because they will all be digital.  This works better for me.

I purchased the Original kit from  Then I have been downloading some freebies that I see on Pinterest.  I have even created my own 3x4 and 4x6 templates and have created a few of my own cards.  I have not included those on these pages though.  I am just creating a few for future use when I have time.  I also purchased the stitched lines to make it look like page protectors.  I think they are fun.  Those I got at

First I created a title page:

I would like to have a family picture or something on the title page so I will think about it.  I can change it anytime!

Here are my week one pages:

What do you think?  Are any of you doing Project Life?  And how long have you been working at it?  I think I am hooked!

Until next time,

Friday, January 4, 2013

A Muse A Palooza Blog Hop - Musically Inclined

Welcome to Moxxie's January Muse-A-Palooza Blog Hop!  This month you could win the entire Musically Inclined collection, which captures a wonderfully vintage feeling in shades of cream, maroon, brown and teal.   It is perfect for any of your music themed projects.

To have a chance at winning, you need to follow the hop through all eleven participating blogs, check out the beautiful work of the Moxxie Muses, and leave a comment for each of them. Comments will close at midnight CST on Tuesday, January 8th. Winner will be announced the next day on the Moxxie blog. International fans are welcomed to play along if they agree to pay shipping in the event of their win. 

Ready to hop and be inspired by the rest of the Moxxie Muses?  Remember to leave your comments along the way for your chance to win the Musically Inspired collection!  
 Got Moxxie        
 Patti Hamil   
     Michelle James 
    Misty Rushlow 
     Mary Pat Siehl 
    Dana Tatar   

I had fun with this layout of Brian in Marching Band during the St. Pat's Parade in Emmetsburg, Iowa.  

As well as the Musically Inclined papers I added brown swirls from the Forever Family Die Cut sheet and two of the mini die cut papers that Moxxie offers.  I think they all go well together and I even managed to match some of the greens that go along with St. Paddy's!

I hope you like my layout and all of the rest of the fabulous projects from the Muses.
Next you will hop to Rebecca's Blog.

Until next time,