February Project Life

Mum absolutely is in LOVE with this project life deal!  I don’t know why she didn’t start this YEARS ago!  She wants to thank her Facebook friend for showing her about how awesome it is.

Here are her February layouts!

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Week 6 started off with a bang!  We got orders to move to North Carolina and this was the time to put our house up for sale!  No luck selling yet, but a perfect time to document our current home, while it is staged for online photos.

Brother Roy was also in the spelling bee!  Even though he got out on the first word he did amazing getting up there on stage!  Mum was very proud of him.  The weather also allowed for a short walk on the beach!  It was my first time on the beach, with the sand between my paws.  It was really odd, and I didn’t really like it much.  Maybe I will learn to like the beach here as I get to visit it more often?  We will see!

Week 7

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Week 7 was the week of Valentines Day.  We got some Krispy Kreme doughnuts and a small bit of candy!
Isabelle was also in a play where she was the “queen bee” Little Roy was sick and stayed home from school one day this week.

Week 8

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Week 8 was a pretty slow week here in our house.  The kids had off school for a holiday and we just hung out in PJ’s and watched TV.  The weather was nice and we were able to take a few walks, one being to Sissy’s ballet practice at Gull Point.  Mum also finished watching the series Dexter.  Mum also tried some new recipes, one being sweet potato chips and dip.  It was a big hit with her and Sean.

Week 9

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Week 9 started with a trip to see the Lego movie.  It was really cute from what I can tell.  The kids really enjoyed it.  I also got a bath this week and mum thought it was cute to take a photo of me with the bandana… not cool mum, not cool.
The kids had a “pizza party” one of their favorite weeknight dinners!  We also mailed grandpa Karen a birthday gift!  Mum works at an eye doctors office and this was the last week of the doctors employment with their company so they all went out and ate at Texas Roadhouse.

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January Project Life

Mums on a roll with her Project Life!  She’s actually right on schedule and keeping up.  WOW!  I wanted to share her weekly review for the month of January.

Week 1:

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Week 1

This first week of the year, Mum and the kids went to visit Papa and Debra in Isle of Palms, SC.  They live near the beach, and while it is too cold to go into the ocean, we did get to do a few fun things!  Papa’s house has a room under neath with a foosball table. The boys spent a lot of time down there, playing the game and on their computers.  The great thing about where they live is there are several outdoor pools but get this, they are heated!!  So even when its 30 degrees outside, the water is nice and warm.  The kids had a great time swimming in the cold!!

This was also the week of the new year.  The club house put on a little party for the children, they played games such as tug of war, face the cookie, and Pool Bingo!  They ended the day with a ballon drop and stomp.

They returned home for the last part of the week and it was filled with much relaxing, along with a few dental appointments.

Week 2:

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This week was a blast!!!  It started out with Isabelle and Mum making cake pops!  How fun!!
Grandma came down and I got to meet her.  The kids were super excited to spend the week with Grandma.  Mum and Dad went on a mini vacation to New Orleans.  While they were gone, the Grandma put together a little neighborhood pizza party.  She also taught Isabelle a little song that also uses hands. LOVE!  Mum and Dad visited New Orleans and stayed in a house mansion on Bourbon Street called The Lafitte Guest House.  It was absolutely beautiful!  Each room was decorated with period furniture.  They visited many places, took tours, ate beignets, drank chicory root coffee, tried alligator, did a little gambling, and of course drank a little!  It is a great place to visit and Mum says she recommends every one go there and experience the city at least once!
Grandma and Mum also got to out for dinner and a few drinks.

Week 3:

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This week started with their last day in New Orleans.  They ate some lunch at the Acme Oyster House and took the street car up and down New Orlenas. On the drive back they drove across the great river, they saw an amazing sunset!!  When Mum and Dad arrived home, they put the kids to bed and then went to see a movie.  It was called “HER” and the movie was about an advanced operating system (like windows….) that actually experiences life and learns from you.  In the movie people started “dating” their computers because the operating system actually learned how to experience life and it begins to develop a personality.
Mum and Grandma also saw a movie called August of Osage County.  It was about a dysfunctional family, but it was very wild….  On Grandma’s last night, we went to get some yogurt at 32 degrees.
Grandma had to go back to Virginia, but her flight was delayed allowing her and Mum to go out for lunch at Olive Garden.
Isabelle had ballet…
This week also was a themed week for Isabelle and Roy.  On Friday, they had inside out day and Isabelle wore her shirt and pants inside out.  She really got a kick out of that!
The weather was still unseasonable cold for Florida.  Roy had a day of soccer games over in Perdio Key.
What a great week!

Week 4:

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This week Mum had work and JURY DUTY!  It was a great experience, Mum was not chosen to sit on the jury but she was a jury select and got to go through the process of the lawyers and judge asking questions to the jury.
Mum cooked some potato soup.
The boys spent the night out and Isabelle and Mum rented a few movies, one being Snow Queen, and spent the evening inside.
Another very cold week for Pensacola! This week it actually started raining frozen rain!  Mum took out her macro filters and caught one tiny piece of hail in the shape of a frog!  How cool!
Sean also cracked a tooth and we spend a few hours in the dental office getting that repaired.

Week 5

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SNOW DAYS IN FLORIDA!!!!  For the first time, the kids got off school for a snow day!!!  This was wonderful!  Isabelle has never seen snow before.  Now to be technical we did not get any snow, more like ice.  Everything was covered!
The kids were out of school for 3 days from this winter storm.

Mum also started experimenting with more embellishments on her project life pages, so stay tuned to see these come to life over the next few weeks!!

Wood Veneer Embellishment

Wood Veneer Embellishment

Project Life Card Swap: Seeing GREEN!

So now that mum’s into this project life stuff she’s joined a few Facebook groups.  One group is a swap group.  Basically you sign up and swap cards with other people that have the same theme.  wow ok.

Since mum’s never scrapped a day in her life I know she was really nervous about this.  Not knowing what any terms or ideas meant in the scrap world can be bad for business!  There are more abbreviations it seems in the scrap world then in the photography world!

No time like the present to jump on in, head first.  She chose the “Seeing Green” theme for this month.  The cards are due at the end of February and since St. Patty’s day is in March, she thought this would be an easy topic for her first swap.

Off to Hobby Lobby to find some ideas.  While browsing the scrap isles, she came across a magazine and on the cover was a cute little chevron card.  PERFECT!!  So instead of blue, she just chose a green chevron and went from there!

Finished Card:

Project Life Swap Seeing Green

Project Life Swap
Seeing Green

The supplies she used were very basic.

Supplies Becky Higgins Pre-Cut cards stamp, chevron paper, tag and twine, stamp and ink

Supplies
Becky Higgins Pre-Cut cards
stamp, chevron paper, tag and twine, stamp and ink

First since she wasn’t sure how to cut a straight line, she simply purchased pre-cut 3*4 Becky Higgins cards.

Becky Higgins 3*4 Card

Becky Higgins 3*4 Card

Simply cut the chevron scrap paper a little smaller then the width and length of the pre-cut card

Cut Chevron Paper

Cut Chevron Paper

Then she used double sided tape to adhere the chevron paper to the Becky Higgins Card.

Chevron paper to Pre-Cut card stock

Chevron Paper to Pre-Cut card stock

Next, create the stamp.  I found a stamp that fit perfectly on some tags with twine.

Green Ink and Stamp

Green Ink and Stamp

Green Ink and Stamp

Green Ink and Stamp

Then she ran the twine through the card and taped it with double sided tape.

Tape twine to tag and the put on card

Tape twine to tag and the put on card

Then fix to the card and there ya go!  SIMPLE!!!

Finished Cards for Swap!!!

Finished Cards for Swap!!!

 

 

 

 

Project Life Cover Page

Long time no see!  Mums doing this thing called Project Life and has been really on a roll.

Project Life is basically a 3 part scrapbooking system that involves an album, page dividers, and cards.  You can see the options here.

She likes to look at others project life blogs, so I decided to share hers here.  She told me she wants to keep it simple.  That is the key to finishing and completing the album, she told me.  She’s never scrapbooked a day in her life before so when she started this crazy book I just sat back and laughed.  I didn’t want to blog about it fresh out of the gate because I thought she’d give up and that would be that.  Another craft project pushed in the corner.  Well its almost 6 weeks in now and she’s still going strong so I thought I’d share a little bit of her book.
Mum decided on the “Seafoam” album

Project Life Seafoam Album

Project Life Seafoam Album

Project Life Seafoam Album

Project Life Seafoam Album

Lets start with the cover page.  In project life, its set up to do 2 page, 12*12 spreads.  The cover page is ONE spread and basically is like the title page to your book.  Each “core kit” comes with a suggested layout which mum started with, but then as she searched Pinterest more and more she found some cute printable layouts for 2014 and went that direction instead.  Her page is a mix of printable cards and the project life core kit cards.  Again she chose the Seafoam edition core kit to match her album.

Project Life Cover Page

Project Life Cover Page

After getting into this a little bit she decided she did want to add a little bit of flare to her album.  Start Small, she told me.  Simple wood veneer embellishments.  You see the people on the top left corner?  Those are little wood cut outs.  They are thin and lightweight.

Project Life Wood Veneer

Project Life Wood Veneer

She also thought it would be a good idea to include each child’s age on the cover page, so when looking back years from now the ages are obvious instead of having to count backwards to figure out how old each of the children were at the time…..

Sean, 12

Sean, 12

Roy, 9

Roy, 9

Isabelle, 6

Isabelle, 6

So basically that is it, her cover page.  I can’t wait to see if this sticks throughout the year!!  How exciting!!