Tuesday, July 26, 2011

WEEK 13 of Project Life

Wow....I can't believe I have finished Week 13 and have kept up to date with this. I know that I have said several times before how much I enjoy doing my Project Life, but, let me say again....I think that this is THE GREATEST and most HONEST way of scrapbooking, without actually scrapbooking. You see, the difference is, that with doing a traditional kind of layout, we got to find the perfect picture, which is sometimes very posed; and then we need to match it to the paper, make sure we find just the right embellishments.....and now that we have gathered the goodies, we have to sit down and ACTUALLY do the layout. Whereas, with this little gem of Project Life....every picture, good or bad can make the cut. WHY? because it's LIFE!
It's the normal, everyday kinda stuff that, as much as we would like to, we never get around to scrapbooking. I am also extremely excited to say that as of Friday "Project Life" is going to Hong Kong. Yep, it's traveling to a new continent for two whole weeks.
So here is my spread for Week 13! And if any of you ever think you would like to do something like this....stop thinking, and just do it.




Saturday, July 16, 2011

How can you NOT love HOMETOWN SUMMER

In my opinion, this collection falls nothing short of OUTSTANDING.
Its absolute cuteness, charm and whimsy combined with the quality of the goods....simply won't disappoint. Not sure if any of you are familiar or ever scrapped with the great quality and design, of what used to be "Collage Press". Well, Hometown Summer is the wonderful collaboration of Collage Press and Pink Paislee. I guarantee that you will find the collection as wonderful as I did. The package of die cuts and borders is sure to please, with LOTS and LOTS of cuteness and colour. Perfect combination for Summertime kinda pics.
I knew that this paper and goodies would be just right for pictures that I wanted to use.
I also just picked a sketch, the first sketch I saw, without looking further. That way it does not become overwhelming or confusing to sit down and start a layout. I find that the more I look for the "perfect" sketch, the more time I waste, and the less likely I am to actually get anything accomplished.
So here it is....my "Little Neighbourhood Watch" layout. MMMM....where did the time fly? Those little peeps in the layout are almost going to be 16! WOW!!!!!
Remember, your layouts are almost like a biography....get them done. Someone, later on will be glad that you did.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Sharing some Project Life

I am currently on Week 11 of Project Life, and still loving it!
Yes, it is time consuming.....but only because of the amount of time that I CHOOSE to spend doing it. I find myself taking pics of all sorts of everyday moments.....moments that NEVER would have made it to a scrapbook page. It is these "everyday" moments that I look at, and am grateful to have captured. I am also now so incredibly aware of taking pictures, almost all the time....which is where my iphone and I have bonded even more closely.


Basically, I try really hard to keep up with this, so that I am not left doing the entire week all on one day. If there is a picture that I know I want to include, I simply print it out, and immediately and put it in. Same goes for all the goodies that I may collect on a day to day basis...such as movie stubs and receipts that I may want to include.


It is easy for me to say that "Project Life" is definitely something that, at this point, I can see myself doing on a yearly basis. I mean, how great will it be for one day, my children to look back upon, and see all the "little moments, that helped make life big."
Here's to all of you, and your little moments.