Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

WIP Project life week 4

Monday, January 28, 2013

Project Life 2013 week 3

Today I'm sharing week 3 of Project Life 2013 with you.  I have decided to keep it simple this week. This is my second year doing Project Life I still find it absolutely amazing!!!  I love this project and I am very excited to be starting this new year.  Last year I filled two albums and it is so wonderful to go thru them and remember everything we did.  This year I am using the seafoam kit and the colors are awesome!!! I love every single card in this kit without a doubt!!  I have also subscribed to the Studio Calico Project Life kit and the January kit was amazing and I can't wait to receive the  February kit.  



On this side I've used products form seafoam kit and studio calico kit, also some tags from Chic Tags some Amy Tangerine stickers, digital elements from Ali Edwards and some cuts using my silhouette cameo.

I'm still missing a picture on the bottom right, but unfortunately I ran out of ink so it hasn't gotten printed yet.  This side includes more seafoam and studio calico, and some really cute pics of the little one at her 18 month check up.  Once again I'm keeping it simple.

My favorite card from this week.  The little alphas are from jillibean and are perfect size for project life.  the hello word bubble was created by me using my silhouette cameo and the arrows are digital stamps from studio calico that I also cut with my silhouette cameo.

see how perfect the little alphas are : )

Well that is another week in the books for me, thanks for stopping by!!

I'll be linking up with The Mom Creative so pop on by for more Project Life inspiration!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Project life organization for 2013

I'd like to share with you how I've organized my supplies this year for Project Life.  I think that part of the reason I fell behind a few times last year was how unorganized my supplies became throughout  the year.  This year I've decided to stay organized and keep track of all the supplies I have by setting up a special spot exclusively for PL.  Last year my husband made me an organizer to hold all my cards and supplies, I've received some questions about this organizer as I posted it last year here on the blog.  Well I came up with the design, told him more or less the size I needed and what items I wanted to store, and he "magically" made it happen!!  Did I mention he is an awesome husband?!! He did not draw out any plans and he used recycled wood and pieces he had leftover from other projects.  It measures about 3 ft wide and 1 1/2 ft deep.  I told him the sizes I wanted each of the compartments to fit in the journaling cards for project life, and a few other compartments for larger supplies.  I love it and it is perfect for PL and this year I vow to stay organized!!  Since I have received some requests for this organizer, we are working on a plan to make and sell these, I will let you know if and when this happens, and thank you to everyone who has taken an interest in this.  As I mentioned before I really want to stay organized this year, and so I am purging alot of the things that I don't use, I really just want to keep it simple and just work with my seafoam corekit and with the studio calico PL kit that I have subscribed to.  Here are a few pictures of how I've organized so far.

This is the spot I have designated for my Project Life.  My super amazing husband made me this new table about a week ago and I am in love with it!!!  Previously I was doing all my crafting in the playroom which I had turned into my craft room, but we have a 18 month old who will be using that space soon and now I am claiming the front room and hoping to convert it into my own craft room soon, trying to convince the hubby to build a wall to make it separate from the entry way, I'll keep you posted on how it all turns out. 

Here is a closer look at my project life setup and everything that I have included in my organizer so far.

Here is a close up of the left side

and the right side

I found these at Target and I love them.  

Here is a peek inside

my favorite ink pads

I love these labels to add some journaling to pictures

tags are perfect for adding details

of course my seafoam kit must have a spot all on its own

So this is how I've set up so far, I was able to go to Ikea today and I picked up not 1 but 2 Raskog carts for a few other supplies that I want to keep handy,  I'll show you how I've set those up once I organize them.  Thank you for stopping by and I'd love to see how you've set up for Project Life 2013!!!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Project Life 2013

Hi I haven't posted in a while but this year Id like to get back on track!  2012 was a great year, but I just know 2013 will be even better!!!  Last year was my first year doing Project Life, and even though I sometimes fell behind, caught up, fell behind again(I'm still four weeks short) I can honestly say I absolutely LOVE this project!!!!  So here we go with project life 2013!!  This year I'll be using the sea foam core kit and the studio calico pl kit to which I've subscribed monthly.  I'm still waiting for the sea foam kit to arrive (hopefully today) to work on my title page, but I do have week 1 and week 2 in the books.  It turns out I didn't take many pictures the first two weeks of the year so I made it work by doing one side each week, It worked out great!  This year I wont stress about not enough pictures etc.. Ill just make it work and work for me.  Well here is my first two weeks of 2013, I've gotten a few questions about my project life organizer that my husband made me last year and I am reorganizing for this years supplies so I will soon do a post about that.  TFL.