project life

Project Life: April

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The layouts of April are fairly random. Except for our vacation.
This first page has washi tape and rubber stamps and chipboard pieces.
Annabel shows up a ton in the album.

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The next page is super random. I wanted to add in the photo strip of my mom and I though.
I scanned it into the computer and cropped it so each one would fit into the 3×4 pockets.

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This page was over two days. We had a little cookout and went to the movies.
Of course I saved the ticket stubs.
And it was Annabel’s first birthday.
The cards I used were from the Sunshine Kit. I love that kit and it’s really going well with my spring photos.

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This is the first page of our vacation.
The “Key West” is gold stickers and I used chipboard pieces on the date card.
Again these cards are from the Sunshine Kit.
I added a divider to this section as well.

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This page is a design A cut in half. The other half was ruined so instead of throwing the whole
thing away I just cut it up and used it as an insert.

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More Sunshine Kit card and chipboard pieces.

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Same with this page. Washi tape & Sunshine Kit.

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Project Life: March

March was a sad month for Project Life. But I was able to start using the Sunshine Edition!
I totally love it and I’m glad to be adding new designs and colors to the album.

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The first layout on the left is a page of the Design A cut in half.
I did basically the exact same thing on the other side of this page.
For some reason I really love the individual black and whites of us.

I used the sunshine & midnight kits for this whole spread.
On the right is Annabel’s play date with her new friend.
Nothing too special about these pages.

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The next page I used the sunshine kit.
I made my own tag to add to the photo on the bottom left and used some decorative wood chips to add to the photos.
It was a random spread of photos collected throughout the month so I just put ‘March’ on the date card.

I didn’t realize how little of spreads I made in March until I was adding one for April.

I need to do better!

Project Life: February

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My first page for February was the wedding hall. I took a bunch of photos while we were there
so I could remember what it looked like if I went home to think about booking it.
I used a journaling card from the Midnight Kit and I slipped a brochure about the hall into the other 3×4 slot.
I used a label on the photo of the bridal table.

The second page is Danny and I building our bookshelf.
I used the Midnight Kit for filler and a journaling card.
I used the A Beautiful Mess app to edit the photos and a rubber ‘for the love of” stamp.
And little heart brads on the filler card.

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The next page is a date night we had with Danny’s friends.
I used the Midnight Kit again and ‘his’ and ‘her’ stamps.

The next page is my birthday layout. I used the Midnight Kit again and ‘for the love of’ stamp.
I used wooden flowers and sewed them into the 3×4 pocket.
I can’t wait to use that technique more throughout this project.

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The last spread for February was another date night, but just the two of us.
I used the Cherry Kit for the date card and just gray card stock with purple washi tap.
This is one of my favorites just because I like that we each have a photo in a 3×4 slot.

Project Life: January

A few weeks ago I shared that  I would be continuing to use Project Life to document our life. One of my goals for 25 by 25 (more on that later) is to create more spreads this year. My first spread is from New Years Eve. I did a horrible job at being photographer that night. SO I’m not even going to share that spread.

This spread is a random one of photos I just wanted to document. It was a day we spent at home hanging out and playing with Annabel. I used the A Beautiful Mess app to edit the photos. The fillers are from the Midnight Kit of Project Life & I used rubber stamps – of course!

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The home renovations also got a page along with our trip to Goodwill and my mom coming over to visit.
I used rubber stamps and fillers from the Midnight Kit.
The January calendar print was free (found on Pinterest).
[You can follow me on Pinterest to find my board of free printables. The button is down on the left!]

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This next layout is from when Danny surprised me with some good chocolate and the other
page is from Annabel having to go to the vet because of a serious cut on her paw. – she’s trouble.

I added the sweet little note Danny wrote me with a heart paper clip.
I used the Midnight Kit and the Cherry Kit.

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I’m so glad that I was able to get more spreads than usual for the month.
If I keep this up my binder will be bursting by the end of the year. I can’t wait!

January Sum Up

Celebrated New Years with Danny and friends

Read five books : Gone Girl, Dark Places, Sharp Objects, Defending Jacob & Ape House

Remodeled two bathrooms and painted our bedroom

Made my first wedding purchase (rubber stamps)

Caught up with friends

Baked sugar cookies for the first time

Booked my boudoir photo shoot

Created six Project Life spreads

Joined Society 6 to sell my photography (http://society6.com/CarolMarie)

Printed my first photo on 4×6 paper from my printer – I’ve never had a printer work so well for me! (thank you Danny!!!)

Found another job that I really, really want – we’ll see where that goes

I can’t believe January is done already. I’m so glad we’re another month closer to warmer weather!!!

rubber stamps

I absolutely love rubber stamps! And just had to do a whole post about them.

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They can really add something awesome to a photo or scrap booking or any craft with out getting too crazy.
I first bought stamps from a small business that is now sadly out of business.

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But seeing what I could do/did with those stamps made me love them.
And now I am addicted!
I always check out the $1 stamp bins at the craft store and I always check the shelves to see
if any are new. (Micheal’s always has $1 stamps).

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I know I will be adding stamps to something in the wedding as well.
(I’ve already bought two)
My Project Life album is my favorite place to use stamps.
I add stamps to the filler cards from the kits or I add them onto photos.

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One day I would like to try to make my own!

Documenting 2014

I have (easily) decided to stick with Project Life to document this year.
I really loved doing it last year and I loved the freedom that came along with it.

I started Project Life in 2013 but I went back and documented everything from 2012 for Danny and I.
I have decided to use the same album. I am just creating an end page for 2013 and a beginning page for 2014.

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I am using the cover page cards from the Midnight Kit.
The only differences in their suggestions and what I did was adding the yellow polka dot card and adding the gold 14.

I decided to add to the album I’m already using because I have plenty of space left over.

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As you can see it’s not very thick.
I’m hoping I’ll have even more pages for 2014!!!