Friday, May 27, 2011

Who says rocket ships and space are just for boys

No way....ROCKET AGE rocks!
Most people walk into the store, and at first glance may think, they may not have a use for rocket ships and space kinda paper, BUT, I beg to differ. Just open your minds, think outside the box, think outside the lines, and think of the LAYOUT possibilites that this FANTASTIC line of papers offer. So far I have managed to do two separate layouts...neither of them boy or space related. Part of the line is also, this great little pack of goodies called "miscellany", which comes with lots of little odds and ends which are SOOOOO good for some clustering and embellishing.

Look closely at the word "LOVE"....I wrote the word in pencil, used my paper piercer to poke holes and then handstitched it. Got to say, I quite like the result of that.
Wishing you all a weekend filled with some time to create.
Happy scrapping, happy crafting.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Never forget the simple things.....

'm walking on sunshine , wooah
I'm walking on sunshine, woooah
I'm walking on sunshine, woooah
and don't it feel good!!

YEP...that just about describes the way I feel right NOW!
YEP.... those are my feet up on the patio table, after a hard but wonderful day of filling planters, I mean LOTS of planters (about 33, so far) with all sorts of beautiful flowers.
I have to say, that this long May weekend, happens to be one of my favorites, weather permitting of course. It signifies so much....the beginning of the end of another school year, the closeness of Summer, longer days...a SLOW down, a STOP and BREATHE kinda feeling. We are so programmed to always be on the go, rushing, picking up, dropping off, doing, going...that so seldomly are we able to just sit down and enjoy the fruits of our labour. And that, my friends is what these pictures are.

Wishing you a wonderful remaining weekend filled with simple pleasures.

Friday, May 13, 2011


Ok, I have to say that the whole "Project Life" thing can be totally addictive.
I am still so super excited about it, because it is just such a great way to scrapbook the pictures that would never get scrapbooked, without actually scrapbooking. If that all makes much sense.
I mean, it also makes me super aware that even though I may think that everyday and every week is really basically the really isn't. It's the small things that make each day different. I look at these pictures, and I keep thinking to myself...and I keep saying to myself, that I am just so grateful to have found this whole scrapbooking thing. It really is kinda like an autobiography, an ongoing story of everything about us.
I have actually found it quite difficult this week to sit myself down and do a layout, simply because I am LOVING this whole "Project Life" documenting the "little everyday things".
So here is my Week Two.




Wishing for a week of sunshine and smiles.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Project Life

Well after looking, following, reading, scouring and stalking everything PROJECT LIFE.
After realizing that one can start at any time of the year, that JANUARY is NOT the rule for beginning, after reading more and more bloggers who participate in this project, after discussing and debating the subject ad nauseam with Helen (partner and participant in crime)...I finally decided that I just had to do it to. Now let me tell you, this kit is super amazing. You actually get a 12x12 album, the page protectors enough to complete the year, a rolling date stamp, and boxes of the most fabulous journaling cards.
I LOVE the idea of one day being able to look back at our LIVES, you know, the ordinary everyday, simple things. The pictures that don't necessarily ever make it to a scrapbook page, the receipts of what we spent, reminders and ephemera of places we went.
So this is it....for a year. MY PROJECT LIFE.



I also added the insert from the Newspaper for my Week One, with the Royal Wedding headlines. It is great to be able to take different size page protectors as additional inserts.