Project My Life//Album Cover & First Spread

Happy Friday!!!

Today, I am sharing the start of a project that I am doing all about me. I want my kids to have something to look back on so that they can know more about their Mom. So much is documented about them and so little about myself and my hubby. Who knows, maybe I will make an album all about him too if he will let me! I am turning 40 in just a few months and have made some goals towards a better, healthier me. So…I thought perfect, I will combine the two into a mini album. This album concept is inspired by my best Aussie friend, Kellie Winnell and her creation of “Project My Life”. I hope that she doesn’t mind that I am stealing her project title for mine too.

I made some album covers on our laser and backed the cut out hearts with some patterned papers from Sahlin Studio “Create” line. I have 2 inch rings on it now, but the beauty of album covers is that I can pretty much make this album as big and chunky as I want it to be. The inside has a variety of 6×8 page protectors and the monthly dividers from Ali Edwards One Little Word kit.

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And here is my first spread. All about starting to strive for a Better Me. I used Sahlin Studio’s new release, “Love Your Body” and some of the bits and pieces from “Better Me” set available in my shop. These 2 lines were made for each other!!

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And here is what it looks like in my album.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope that you will follow along on my journey to a better me in my Project My Life album!

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2016 Project Life//Week 3

I’m back again for a #pocketpagethursday – I am really loving how this challenge is keeping me accountable. Are you joining in?

Here is my week 3

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And that is all for today!


Supplies: Embellishments from the Color Cast Design shop | Journal Cards from In a Creative Bubble | Number Stamps from Kellie Stamps

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2016 Project Life//Week 2

I have week 2 of my 2016 Project Life to share with you today for Pocket Page Thursday. I’m hoping to fill in some of the missing gaps in my 2015 album this weekend and will share those next week.

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And that is it for today! Are you sharing your pages? Tell me where in the comments so that I can see them!


Supplies: Shine Bright collection from Sahlin Studio | Stars and Wood Veneer from the Color Cast Designs shop


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Kellie, from Give a Girl a Blog & Kellie Stamps, and I have both decided to have a goal of sharing our Project Life spreads every Thursday through out 2016 on our blogs. We are calling this “Pocket Page Thursday” and using #pocketpagethursday on social media if you want to join in and share.


 

 

 

2016 Project Life//Week 1

Kellie, from Give a Girl a Blog & Kellie Stamps, and I have both decided to have a goal of sharing our Project Life spreads every Thursday through out 2016 on our blogs. We are calling this “Pocket Page Thursday” and using #pocketpagethursday on social media if you want to join in and share.

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Up this first Thursday of sharing for me is  Week 1 of my 2016 album. Next Thursday, I will have Weeks 2&3 up….hopefully, as that will have me on track to stay caught up this year.

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Supplies: Acrylic snowflakes from the Color Cast Designs shop | Wood Veneer Week from the Color Cast Designs shop | Printables from In a Creative Bubble


Thank you for stopping by!

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Project Life//Jessica’s Pages

 

Good Morning! I realized that it had been awhile since I have shared any of my Project Life® Pages on my Blog, so I thought that I would write up a quick blog post with just photos of some of my latest pages.

All of the spreads below were done using One Little Bird’s collections over at The Lilypad . I just can’t get enough of her awesome designs!

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I’ll share some other pages next week! Don’t want to share too many at one time.

Have a great weekend!

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Project Life//Week 22

Happy Wednesday! I am sorry about the blog hiatus. No other excuse than life has been super busy!

Today I am sharing week 22 of Project Life®. I am still all over the place on my Project Life. I started the year doing monthly and that wasn’t working so I switched back to weekly and I am not loving that now. I am really going to sit and think this thru. What is your approach? My 2015 album is going to be fun for future generations…it is going to be all over the place. And I am ok with that!

So here is week 22…I did this spread for the One Little Bird creative team with her new Frolic line. I adore it! Such beautiful colors and sayings.

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I also used my fuse to make the upper right pocket with the 2 triangles and wood veneer stars. For me, the fuse is taking a bit to get down. I am either not letting it get hot enough or it is too hot. Practice makes perfect! I went thru 3 page protectors “practicing” on this spread. Opps!

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I used a few bits from the Ali Edwards Story kits and some of my new Acrylic ABC’S on this side. And can I just point out that amazingly cute puppy (yes, I said puppy). That is my nephew doggie, Lincoln. He is one big ball of love!!!

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That is all! I hope you enjoyed my spread. Have a great rest of your week!

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#myselfiescrapbook//part 2

Happy Friday! Today I am going to share the next set of pages to my mini album #myselfiescrapbook. The entire class is happening on Jen’s blog and photos are being shared with the #myselfiescrapbook tag on Instagram. All of the contributor’s social media links can be found below!

The second week has been led by Kellie  and was titled, “From where I stand”. I have loved this prompt so much!  Below you will find my pages from where I stand a few others I worked on this week.

I just want to review an overview of all my supplies for the mini in case you missed my first post. I am using black, white and grey project life cards that can be found in Becky Higgins store here. I am also using the following: Kellie Stamps, #myselfiescrapbook album covers and embellishment kits, sequins and gold accents.

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My album is getting nice and fat! I love it. I need to get some bigger jump rings so I can keep adding to it!

I hope you have enjoyed and perhaps gotten some inspiration!

Pop on over to the other contributor’s blogs and see what everyone else has  accomplished with their albums!  I’m sure you will find so many great ideas to inspire for your own projects!

Jen | Blog | @sunlightandair
Julie | Blog | @julieloveg
Kellie | Blog | Shop | @giveaagirlablog
Mandy | Blog@recordlifeblog
Jessica | Blog | Shop | @colorcastdesigns
Jodie | Blog | Shop | @polkadotcreative

Lastly, you can link up YOUR project!  We would love to see what you’ve created.

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The #myselfiescrapbook project is a month-long class created by Jennifer Lake and Julie Gagen. Full of prompts, free file downloads, and inspiration from contributors, the class is about self-love and documenting you as part of your family’s story. To join in making your own mini-album, check out all of the #myselfiescrapbook posts.

Project Life//Insert to my kids

Happy Wednesday! I did this insert from my Project Life album as a letter to my kids using the brand new Postscript line from One Little Bird. I adore the line so much, Peppermint did an awesome job of making some of my favorite colors appear in this line! Perfect for writing a love note to my kids. These photos of them are a few years old, but I love them so much that I decided to use them for the insert. Who said everything in your 2015 album had to actually be from 2015? The words are, just not the photos. I am ok with that.

 

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My love for sequins continues on this pocket made from the vellum in the Postscript kit (actually printed on vellum). I also printed out some of the P.S. I love you paper and punched some hearts out of it. Haven’t used my punches in a while and I kind of love how it turned out!

 

 

 

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I used my Silhouette to cut out the “just a note” and the pink “hearts” and added glossy accents over them after attaching them to my pocket pages to give them a pop of shine.

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And here is a close up of the letter that I wrote my kiddos. I hope that they treasure these pages as much as I treasure making them.

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope that you all have a wonderful rest of your week!

 

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