Saturday, June 30, 2018

Project Life February 2018

Here's February. I'm slowly but surely catching up. This was a fun month, Hawaii and Jenn's birthday..YAY!! (although I did catch the flu on the way home from Hawaii but at least I didn't have it WHILE I was there)! 

As always....

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Project Life January 2018

I am slowly but surely catching up with my Project Life. I still have quite a bit to do from 2017 and I'm going to use the Collect App again to help me with it. I seriously think documenting your photos is SO important. You can zoom the photos by clicking on them.

From the professional memory keeper/artist Heidi Swapp, who lost her teenage son a few years ago to depression and suicide, and who I love and admire...

Because one time we wore green for our family pics...and because i just came across these gems, and its the most lame weather in Utah right now, and even just seeing sun-kissed faces lifts my spirits... but mostly because these photos of my big kids as littles, reminds me of my most precious memories, and greatest blessings... these are almost 12 years ago.. it's kinda just like finding a 4-leaf clover...only better. Memories are everything! Print your photos! Write the stories! Your future self will thank you forever! 

Notice I did use the Collect App for January's Project Life?

As always...


I'm back!

Once again it's been too long! There is a reason though (this time). I've thought about blogging almost every day for a couple of months now. I had convinced myself that blogs were suppose to have a "theme". Kind of like cooking, traveling, writing or photography etc. And then my dear friend Helen had mentioned she had been hoping to see pictures of our recent trip posted on my blog. Well now, there's someone who looks forward to my random ramblings of my everyday life! Whether I'm knitting, working in my craft room on Project Life, sharing pictures from either a recent trip or flowers, or maybe I've just cooked up something I think is worth sharing, should be a good enough reason for me to continue blogging.
I mean seriously? I think I have maybe 5 followers at most and I'm not looking to enlighten the world on the artful way to saute onions, or how to take the perfect photograph of a wiggly child. Those that know me, know that's not me. I do like sharing my crafty creations and family stuff though. My little knitted items, my Project Life pages, my craft room, pics of my pets or any other randomness that suits my fancy.

So, I'm back with more random ramblings just because I miss it...

First up, I joined an online workshop about putting your travel photos and ephemera into a travel scrapbook or a mini album etc. There's about a week left to sign up and join and then she will offer it again but not until next year. So if you have travel pics that you'd love to get into an album, here's a link to  Ali Edwards Stories-of Travel workshop. Let me know if you join in, we can collaborate!

Monday, January 15, 2018

New Photo Cube!

With the new year here, I'm changing out some photos I have in frames around the house. I've had a photo cube on one of my tables for about 10 years now. So, over the weekend I thought it was time to make a new one. Luckily Michaels has them, perhaps I should stock up.

Here is my original photo cube...

This is how I knew my photo cube was about 10 years old. Look at that little face of Logan!
Now, I love this photo of Logan soooo much that I dedicated a whole scrapbook page to this pic! Looking at it I realize I should put the date on it somewhere.

Continuing on with the photo cube...

And my NEW photo cube...

I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I don't think I'll wait 10 years to update it, maybe 5!

As always...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Project Life June 2017

It's January and I just got June, 2017 done. I love being in my craft room and I just need to make the time, like I did this morning. Believe it or not, I was all ready to stop doing Project Life because I feel so far behind. Then over the holidays, Eric, Jessie, Logan and Emmy came from Virginia Beach and Jessie told me Emmy was looking at a Project Life album. Not once, but twice! And that's what this is all about. And for me to be able to look through them when I'm old.

For the first and last pages of June, I used Design A and for pages 2 & 3 I used Design F. I used Design F for my birthday pages because I had so many vertical photos. Worked out great!

I grabbed some confetti, popcorn boxes Emmy made, balloon holders and stuff to remember this special birthday. The confetti here I fused into the pocket.

Notice the 60's and star confetti?

Behind the photo of the popcorn boxes Emmy made, is an actual box I kept.

I have a journaling card behind the RV picture explaining the tag "there is no such thing as perfect". 
As always...