Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Project Life week 2

First off, I want to share a link for days of the week overlays like the ones I have been using. They have a different font, but are still cute. They were on sale for only $1.50 for a fun set. gotta pixel

Here are my photos from week 2:

and in the album


Saturday, January 15, 2011

10 things about me

I discovered this scrapbooking challenge just Thursday night. It was fun thinking of 10 things about myself & then photographing them. My kids thought I had really lost it this time, taking pictures of Mt dew & all that. I used a kit from Connie Prince that was free for being a Gotta Pixel member ~ love all the choices there!
gotta pixel
I used a free template from its a crafty life It was a nice change to do a layout about Me! Sometimes I joke about being the invisible mom.

What are 10 things you like? How much would your list change month to month or season to season?


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Digital Scrapbooking goodies!

I wanted to share a few digi scrapbook goodies I have found this week. There are 2 blog trains, one of which has over 100 designers! It's a good thing I convinced the hubby I needed the extra large drive *grin*
One is just a freebie kit, but it is winter themed so it was just perfect to discover on a snow day.
The last one is a collaboration kit with all proceeds going to help a little girl with cancer. It is a cute kit & something really small that I can do to help out her family.
Here are the links:

Scrap Street ~ super cute free Winter kit & 2 digital scrapbook magazines

blog train blog ~ this month the theme is Grandma's Quilt & they are already planning another one for February

Enchanted Studio Scraps ~ just a small blog train but there are some cute kits available

digiridooscraps ~ this is the link for the collaboration kit to help the little girl, when I bought mine I also got an extra kit for free which was a surprise bonus

Happy Scrapping!

Happiness & Project Life week 1

Trying to get back on track after falling off the blogging wagon.
Here is my first photo for the Happiness linky this week
A rose for no reason, just because he was thinking of me always makes me happy.

Then tonight it started snowing & as of right now it is still snowing so outside looks like this:

I can't think of anything that makes me feel more like a kid than the anticipation of snow accumulation. I love watching the snow fall in the street lights, love the blanket of quiet that snow brings, love how it brightens up even the gloomiest of days. If only it would stay for just a little while. I'm hoping that it will stick around long enough for a snow day tomorrow so the kiddos can go sledding & play in it.


I'm excited I've found a way to share my Project Life/365. On Tuesday's I will share last weeks photos & link up with others who are doing the same. Hopefully this will help keep me accountable & on track for keeping up with this project since I am already loving this album! I have already shared last week's photos, I will just share what they all look like printed out & placed in their pockets.

Now I am going back to try to finish reading my book, if those beautiful fat snowflakes falling don't distract me too much...

Saturday, January 8, 2011

December Daily catch up round 1

Title was created using Merry & Bright alpha stickers that were a freebie from Creativity by Crystal
Journal box from Jolly Golly Elements, Jolly Golly papers & Crystals December Solid papers from

Frosted papers from Michelle Coleman http://www.littledreaerdesigns.com/
Journal box from Digilicious
Snowflakes from  Elaine Therese

Christmas Treasures kit from Sirifjortoft

Christmas Love kit by Scraps by Andrea Stuff to scrap

The Greatest Gift kit by DeDe Smith Designz by Dede

Here are a few more of my December Daily pages. It was hard to keep on top of this all month, but I am so glad I stuck with it! I can't wait to see all of them printed out & in book form.

Project 365

Just a quickie post, since I really should be sleeping but I wanted to get these up before I am even more behind. I have added a photo overlay that I got from Gotta Pixel. I am so excited to get this weeks photos printed out tomorrow & added to my album!

Marissa working on her math homework. This year she has about an hours worth of homework every night.

I had a hard time choosing today's photo. Maddie got her badge today & I was planning on using that as it is a big deal for her, but then I caught Matthew playing with the dog. He was actually giggling while making the dog wave at me. I have so few photos of him lately, let alone ones with him smiling so this one made the cut.

A big Woo Hoo for the return of date night! I just could not pull these off last month with any real dedication, even though we did make it out a few times. We just went out to dinner at a new restaurant, but it was nice & relaxing.
How was your first week of the year?

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas & a fun New Years! I completely & totally overdid myself & this was just one of the many things that had to be put on pause. I did keep up with my December Daily pages & will be posting them this week.
But  for now I am just going to share my latest project. So I can at least be current on something.

I love Project Life by Becky Higgins

I started this last July. 1 photo a day. Just random bits of our everyday life. So far all those pictures are just sitting in a folder waiting sadly for some action. One of my presents for myself this Christmas was a Becky Higgins Project Life kit (available from Amazon). I simply love this kit! It does mean that I will have to print out my photos on a regular basis, but that is probably a good thing. I also need to journal just a little bit everyday, which is such a good thing for me.
I also bought 365 a year of rub ons from Carina Gardner available at Jessica Sprague to make it super easy to label the photos.

Here are the first 4 to get started.

 We started out in Southern Oregon & spent all day driving home.

After a week away from home & a long day traveling, we spent the day vegging out, so the most interesting thing was Marissa figured out how to hook our Wii up to Netflix so they can now watch Jackie Chan cartoons on demand. This was a big deal for the girls!

Maddie brought home her self manager application. I am so proud of her!

The silly bands craze is alive & well in our house. Maddie is currently wearing 63 of them on her wrists & a few on her ankles too.

What are your New Years projects?