Sunday, May 26, 2013

Project Life Update and End of School Craft/Gift

I cannot believe this is the eighth week I have been consistently doing Project Life as a {somewhat} Picture of the Day project.  I am really enjoying/becoming obsessed with it.  I believe the last layout I posted was the one my son completed with my help.  The week after that was his dad's turn.  Here are the shots I got from the man:

It took over a week to convince the hubs that the journaling in his writing was important to me.  I feel pretty accomplished, as he was NOT comfortable writing stuff down.

After that week, I regained the role of archivist:

I used some 12 x 12 papers from Simple Stories for some of the larger 4 x 6 areas.  I also used my new Techinique Tuesday journaling cards from Ali Edwards.  Love them, the fact that they go great horizontally or vertically, and are reversible (you shall see how I used both sides.

Here's a close up of the flap technique that I used yet again:

Also of note: my photo was one that I chose to be 4 x 3, as it was a screen shot from my phone and was not about to crop well in the alternate orientation needed.  I needed quite a bit of journaling space, so the flap worked splendidly as I wrote about a "Holy Spirit moment" that day.

This past week, I dipped in to the Rain edition digitals that I have from AC digitals.  Instant love.

I also used a Close to My Heart 4 x 6 Flip Flap for the additional pics of Fun Run.  It has an adhesive strip and fits perfectly in the layout.  Note the "Summer is Awesome" stamp, again Technique Tuesday Ali Edwards, a gift from crafting bud and fellow teacher, Ann Cox, in celebration of the end of the school year.

This week, I also made a cute little present, CASED from a couple of great blog posts out there.  

As a teacher, I love Sharpies, so I thought these might bring smiles.

I also attended a Stamp-A-Stack at Karen Kelly's where I made fun and fabulous one-layer cards using washi tape and fun stamps.  This was an awesomely creative week!  And school is officially out!  

Next week, my son takes his band trip to NYC.  He has not been away from home for a week since Scout camp at age 10.  I am anticipating this will go better, but who knows?  Stay tuned.  He is supposed to send me a photo a day.

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