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Friday, December 7, 2012

Project Life | Week 29 & 30

Week 29 was a super fun week... the beginning of two amazing Summer weeks of vacationing!!

The week started with my niece's birthday celebration on Sunday, planning and packing for the upcoming two super amazing weeks of fun and adventure!

Here you can see that I added a 6"x12" insert or page to write lots of journaling
On the left page I cut a 4"x12" piece of PP into 4 3x4s

 Here I used some wooden (wood veneer) embellishments that I colored in red using a Copic marker, a stamp from DEE and some stickers for the week/number.
 For Lauren's picture I used a Polaroid frame that I found at my local craft store.
Lauren loves to eat cucumber and jicama (and other fruits) with salt and lemon (a Mexican thing to do... and if you can handle chili powder, better!).  Love the look on her face!!

The adventure started on Thursday with a flight to meet my daughter in Phoenix and fly together to Seattle where we boarded our cruise ship on Friday!  Loved all the flowers in Seattle (not the rainy weather but still had lots of fun! part of the adventure!).

On the other side of the 6"x12" insert I added a collage of pictures and the welcoming "passport booklet" we received with our card when boarding the cruise ship to Alaska. I placed the card on the bottom right pocket and use this "booklet" to add ticket stubs and receipts.
 I taped it with washi tape (strong adhesive under) and inserted the whole thing in the protector.  After it was inserted I cut around 3 sides of the "passport booklet" very carefully (just the plastic) so that I can open it and see its content without having to pull the whole sheet out.

 Using the washi tape I created a pull me open tab.
 Week 30
An amazing cruise to Alaska and Victoria, Canada!

For week 30 I only used two journal cards and a 1 1/2" x 12" piece of PP that I inserted in the middle.  These protectors are from two different companies.  The one to the left is from We R Memory Keepers and the one to the right is from Recollections.  One has 3 6"x4" and 1 6"x12 pockets while the other has 3 6"x4", 2 4"x6" and a 1 1/2 spaces/pockets.  These were perfect for what I wanted to accomplish and that is to fit as many pictures as I could.
The only thing I added to this page was a strip from the Destinations collection by Simple Stories that I cut by hand.

 If a picture tells a story, the picture of my daughter hanging on the Skagway police department's sign will forever tell the most funniest story!  (an inside story!)  Love her humor and love it even more when we both make each other laugh to the point of shedding tears, snorting and more...  LOL
I created my own pin/button of a map.

The trip ended on Friday.  We flew back to my daughter's house where we spent Saturday getting ready to start driving to New Orleans to board another cruise ship, this time to the Caribbean.  This time we took my grand daughters!  I will be back to share!

Thanks for stopping by!

The washi tape is from Studio Calico

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Project Life | Weeks 26-28

Week 26 was fun and super quick to get it done!
I used Simple Stories latest journal cards, one stamp and a couple of die cuts.

Here you can see that the pockets I had created for week 26 by machine stitching and adding some confetti (flowers and hearts cut using punches) also worked for this week... liking the peeking to previous (and next) pages/pictures.

Week 27 and 28 combination.  I did have more pictures to add here but not of each day so I decided to combine the weeks.  On this spread I decided to use protector J once again so that I can use/create the 4"x4" collages.
 I had shared a bit about this layout on a post for Dilo En Español to show how I utilized the mini bags to insert a more private journal entry.  My journal cards are actual library check out cards (what can I say? I have tons being that I am a librarian and we no longer use this particular model/style/kind)

You can find the mini bags HERE

Monday, December 3, 2012

Project Life | Week 22 & 24

Today I am sharing weeks 22 and 24 of my Project Life.  I have been playing catch up because I took most of the Summer off from scrapbooking to do other things.  I did however continued to write on my iPhone/iPad notes and took and printed pictures as often as I could.  Catching up has been fun! I am almost done I just need to take the time to take pictures of my LO and write posts to share.

I had previously shared weeks 23 and 25 HERE and HERE

For week 22 I used journal cards from several Simple Stories collections.
 I die cut the wk and the number 22 and added some stamping and machine stitching.  I am loving that hearts washi tape.

Week 24

This week we celebrated Lauren's 4th birthday at Chuck E Cheese's and spent the week having lots of girl fun!
 For this week I used journal cards from Simple Stories and Echo Park collections.
Since I wanted to include several pictures in collages I used the protectors that allow for pictures that are 4"x4".  I was able to create the collages on Picasa and have Costco print them for me.  Costco carries or offers 8"x8" and 12"x12" pictures so I am able to print either 4 or 9 collages respectively. I just have to plan ahead.
The small pictures adhered with washi tape are 2"x3".  I just create a collage of 4 pictures and have them printed as a 4"x6".

I will try to post 3-4 times a week the rest of my PL LO so that I can be all caught up!  If you have any question, just leave me a comment.

Additional Supplies for week 22:
I do not remember the name of the stamp set I used to stamp the silverware and the chile nor for the sentiment "time of my life".  I also used washi tape red/hearts and wooden? All inks are from SU. And I believe the dies to cut the letters wk are from Quickutz/Lifestyle

Additional Supplies for week 24:
I believe the dies used to cut the word week and the numbers 24 are from Quikutz/Lifestyle.  I additionally used red/hearts washi tape and a roll multicolor roll of washi tape from the Smash collection.

Basic Supplies: