Thursday, January 10, 2013

project life week one {project life 2013}

Have I mentioned how very excited I am to be doing this project? How determined I am to keep up with this?
Jules over at A Beautiful Day is using OhLife to help her keep up with Project Life. Based on her recommendation, I signed up and I have to say I am loving that little email reminder to capture important thoughts about my day. As I sat down today to edit my photos for week two, I also went over to OhLife to fill out my journal cards-so very easy!
I am really loving this system.
Here's my cover page for 2013:

Didn't add too many extra embellsihments-just a few things to make it OURS.

And here's our week one spread:

I am so very happy with this spread-can't wait to work on week two!
Looking forward to see everyone else PL pages-share a link in the comments.
I'll be linking up over at the Mom Creative. :)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

easter adventures {a scrapbook layout}

Finished Week One of Project Life Monday night-I think I'm learning how I want to approach it-still trying to decide if one week or two weeks at a time of printing makes more sense.
I'll share Week One on Friday. :)

In the meantime-here's the other Easter layout I did for 2012.

I kind of love white cardstock right now-used a nice mix of old and new product on this one-OLD-AC Flair, Making Memories letter stickers, Sassafrass flower embellies. NEW-Echo Park patterned paper

I'm pretty excited about how much I've scrapped for 2012 photos-now, I just have to go back and tackle those BOXES of photos from the other years! :)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Liebster Award

Katie from Katie Stories is passing this on to blogs with under 200 followers and since I'm a little bored on my lunch break, I'm going to go ahead and accept that. :)

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"Liebster" is a German word meaning sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing or welcome. The Liebster award is granted to new, up and coming bloggers with great potential and fewer than 200 followers. According to the rules of the Liebster Award, I am to answer 11 questions from the nominating website, chose 11 people to whom I will pass on this honor, and then make up 11 more questions, which the new recipients must then in turn answer.

 11 Questions From Katie
1. Do you prefer hot or cold drinks?
COLD-Mango Iced Tea
2. What is your favorite month?
December-my birthday and Christmas!
3. What's the best thing you ever ate?
my mom's miniature cheesecakes
4. Describe your style in one word.
5. Would you rather take pictures or have your picture taken?
Take pictures
6. Do you print your pictures at home or have them printed for you?
Have them printed
7. What is your favorite holiday to decorate for?
8. If you could do any job in the world for one day, what would it be?
Pharmacist-I totally wish I would have known about this when I was in school.
9. What is the best gift that you've ever given?
My children
10. What is your favorite event/holiday/person to craft for?
My mom, she knows the effort I put into my scrapbooks and treasures the albums of our family
11. Tell us the funniest joke you know.
 Three guys, stranded on a desert island, find a magic lantern containing a genie, who grants them each one wish. The first guy wishes he was off the island and back home. The second guy wishes the same. The third guy says "I’m lonely. I wish my friends were back here." {hee hee}

11 Random Facts About Me
1. I've been driving a minivan for 10 years-not sure I know what's like to drive a regular car anymore.
2. My favorite place to be is the beach.
3. I never take off the Tiffany bracelet my husband got me after our 3rd son was born.
4. I hate sour cream and will send my whole plate back if it's anywhere on my dish.
5. I love the color blue.
6. I visit a website called Things Organized Neatly almost every day. I might have a slight obsession with organization.
7. I will sit down and watch the movie Twister any time, anywhere. I know every line, every scene.
8. I love Candy Cane Hershey's Kisses and buy as many bags as I can after Christmas and hoard them throughout the year.
9. I truly enjoy hanging out with my sons-they are the funniest people I know.
10. We used to have a pet iguana named Jamal.
11. I have playlists on my iPhone for work, gym, running and the grocery store. Yes, I have a grocery store playlist-what is wrong with me?

My 11 Questions For YOU:

1. Do you have a pet?
2. What was the last thing you drank?
3. Who do you most look like in your family?
4.  If you could have something right now, anything, what would it be?
5. Where does most of your family live?
6. Where do you want to go on vacation?
7. What is your favorite thing to eat with peanut butter?
8. What are your nicknames?
9. If you could go back in time, how far back would you go? 
10. What's the last movie you saw at the theater?
11. List one thing that you carry in your purse all the time.

11 Blogs I'm Nominating:
  (I stole this from Katie) So here's the thing...I hate picking only 11 people, because I love all of the blogs that I read, and I don't want anyone to feel left out! So, if you have under 200 followers, I'm nominating you! And even if you have more than 200, you can still answer all of the questions and such if you'd like, because that's fun! Yay! Everybody wins :)
That was fun! Hope other people play along-I love getting to know my fellow bloggers!

Monday, January 7, 2013

this boy {a scrapbook layout}

I'm a pretty lucky momma-I have four handsome, kind, smart and funny young men that I get to call my sons. They are alike in many ways and different in many ways. My 8 year old, Jackson, is the one most like me-both in terms of appearance and temperament. He's my only brown eyed boy-with big brown eyes that will melt your heart.
He's more serious than his brothers-very, very much a "rule follower". His teacher tells me he is a leader in his class and that his classmates look to him for cues on how to behave.
This boy...I'm just so proud of him, I can't even begin to express it.

So thankful for this boy in my life.

Friday, January 4, 2013

easter eggs {a scrapbook layout}

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season! Ours was so much fun-and while it didn't snow ON Christmas, we got about 8 inches of snow in the days following Christmas. It was pretty exciting to go out and build snowmen and igloos. :)
I just ordered all my prints for my Holiday Mini album, so hopefully I'll have that done to share with you in the next couples of weeks.
In the meantime, I wanted to share an Easter layout I recently did.
I actually finished this while at Archiver's for their crop night. I decided to use one of their die cut tools to make the eggs-I wanted to include a lot of colorful patterned paper but didn't want to overwhelm the layout.

It's not often that I get to use pink on my layouts-so this was FUN!

Have a great weekend!