& So It Begins~

There are moments that you just know are going to be good.

And seeing Hartly’s reaction to waking up to a fresh fallen snow was simply priceless.

My layout~

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Since I completed my Return To The Collection Class by Shimelle, I decided to join Glitter Girl in her Adventure: Seasons and Schedules.

And with our current weather I decided to document all the snow we’ve had lately.

There has been a lot.

Seriously, I can’t remember the last time the Big Kids were in school for a full, straight five days.

The left page~

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The right page~

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I paired the blues and oranges from the Noel Mignon Fresh Start Kit with the Crate Paper Bundled Up inspired Project Life Winter kit.

Honestly I think I used that Winter kit just to have an excuse to use the snowman badges.

Can you blame me?

He’s just adorable.

A few details~

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The best part of using the pocket page paired with the 12×12 is I have room to add more snow pictures.

And yes, there are two more storms currently in the forecast.

Oh boy!

I used~

Noel Mignon Fresh Start Kit Contents: MME Cut & Paste Adorbs Hello Greet and Call Paper, Carta Bella Hello Again Stipes and Hello Chevron Paper, Basic Grey Fresh Cut Violet Garden Paper and Layers Thickers
Project Life Winter Set, Crate Paper Bundled Up Badges and Basic Grey 25th & Pine Die Cuts

Project Life 2013~ July 2nd ~ July 5th

I know, I know.

It’s been FOREVER since I’ve worked on my Project Life.

I guess sometimes living life gets in the way of documenting life.

Oh well, I am back at it!

And that’s what counts, right?

Week of July 4th~

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Our little family had quite the week.

Holden and Travis traveled to Boston to see a game at Fenway Park.

And to answer the question I know you’re dying ask…

Yes, my die-hard New York Yankee boys broke down and bought me a Boston Rob hat. Eeek!

I’m just not allowed to wear it around them.

We all met up at the beach where we enjoyed an extra long weekend of sand, sun and seafood.

We even squeezed into my parents SUV and traveled across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel for an adventure and dinner.

Let me just say Hartly loves tunnels and now expects one on every car ride.

But to be totally honest I think I enjoyed the close company even more.

Hopefully, I will be back soon with more of my Project Life from past weeks as I hope to catch up.

Just be expecting a lot of baseball and rain. Sigh!

I used~
Studio Calico’s Project Life Kit

Project Life 2013 ~ February 13th – March 18th

I fell behind.

As in over a MONTH behind. Yikes!

So, since Wednesday I’ve been busy catching up.

My pages~

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Thank goodness for date stamps on photos.

I think I would be totally lost without them.

To make this a bit easier I printed most of my photos at a size of 2.75″.

This way I could put them into any page format

And I even chose some of my less used Design B and D pages. Yay!

Now that I’m all caught up what do you think the chances are I’ll stay that way?

He he.

Don’t forget there’s a BIG Project Life Event on HSN late tonight!!

Or tomorrow if you require lots of sleep like me.

I used~
Studio Calico Project Life Kit, Echo Park Photo Freedom Volume 1, Becky Higgins Seafoam Project Life Core Kit, BasicGrey Fact or Fiction Snippets

In trying to keep this as simple and easy as possible I’ve only listed main items.

If you have a question about anything I’ve used please ask.

2013 Project Life~ February 4th – February 12th

Did you know that March is almost here?

Yikes!

It has snuck up on me.

With moving into my new scrapbooking room I have fallen a bit behind in my Project Life album.

But, I am going to catch up!!

And making it easy to do are the new DCWV Tag and 4.5 x 6.5 Mat Stacks.

I am loving the colors, prints and decorative edges they have.

February 4th ~ February 12th~

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I used~
DCWV’s Sunday Afternoon Mat Stack, Sunday Afternoon Tag Stack, Striped Mat Stack from Michaels
Thickers Fellow, Studio Calico Wood Veneer, Various Studio Calico Stamps, Ali Edwards Adore Stamps
Studio Calico’s Project Life Monthly Kit

2013 Project Life~ January 26th – February 3rd

Guess what?

One month down and eleven more to go!! Yippee!!

This week is a hodge podge of our crazy, little life.

And I love it!

January 26th – February 3rd~

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I also love the little Whisker Graphic polka dot bag that holds my journaling.

Apparently shopping for Hartly’s Big Girl Undies was extremely embarrassing for her 13 year old sister.

However, I found it most amusing and definitely want to be able to share it with Hartly when she gets older.

I just hope she won’t still be wearing Toy Story undies then.

I used~
Studio Calico January Project Life Kit, Becky Higgins Clemetine and Sea Foam Project Life Core Kits, Echo Park Photo Freedom Volume 1, Various Washi Tape

2013 Project Life ~ January 21st – 25th

I have to say that I am enjoying working on my Project Life album a little bit at a time throughout the week.

Last year I waited til the end of the weekend to decide what I wanted to include and what page design to use.

Now I’m printing the majority of my pictures as 3×3’s or smaller which means they can basically go into any pocket and any page design.

And that means I’m actually getting more done. Yippee!

January 21- 25th~

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If I had to sum up this week it would be COLD and MESSY!

But, I guess I can live with that.

Especially since it’s going to be 60 degrees this week. Woo Hoo!!

I used~
Becky Higgins Seafoam Edition Core Kit and Turquoise Digital Edition, Studio Calico January Project Life Kit
Studio Calico Wood Veneer Snowflakes and Letters, Amy Tangerine Thickers, Glitz Hello Friend Glitzers, KI Flashback Glitter Stickers TH Tiny Attacher

2013 Project Life~ January 18th – 20th

I know I’m including more from January 18th, but it was our big family night out.

Isn’t a trip to Target and the grocery store the highlight of everyone’s week?

Our weekend~

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Ashlyn got to go to a restaurant she’s been dying to go to, Hartly got to spend some of her Christmas money and I got to go to Jo-ann’s.

And the boys….well, they got fed.

I have to tell you Sunday was looking pretty boring until Travis forced us all outside to enjoy the warmer temperatures.

Although the big kids and I were extremely content watching our Castle and Once Upon A Time marathons.

In the end we did enjoy our walk.

And it was cute to watch Hartly trying her best to keep up with them.

I used~
Becky Higgins Project Life Clementine and Seafoam Core Kits, Turquoise Digital Kit
Studio Calico January Project Life Kit
Thickers, TH Tiny Attacher, Studio Calico Wood Veneer Birds, Fiskar Large Bird Punch, Dear Lizzy Date Stamp, Washi Tape, Various Studio Calico Stamps, BasicGrey Fact & Fiction Chipboard and Transparent Die Cuts

2013 Project Life ~January 13th- 18th

It’s been a busy, busy week here in the Andrews’s house.

And might I add a wet one.

I’m talking four straight days of rain.

But, the best part is we finally had some snow. Yippee!!

January 13 – 18th~

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And by the way I also got the Christmas decorations down. Woo Hoo!!

I used~
Studio Calico January Project Life Kit, Wood Veneers, MME Merry Paper Pad, BasicGrey Fact or Fiction Woven Labels, Chipboard Letters, Amy Tan Remarks Fabric Stickers, October Afternoon Teal & Cream Sticky Keys, Washi Tape, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, AC Date Stamp, Jenni Bowlin Office Tab Punch, Creative Memories Square and Heart Punch
Becky Higgins Seafoam and Clementine Core Kits

Project Life 2013 ~January 5th – 12th

I know it’s only week two, but I’m loving working on this.

It helps that I’ve been taking Jessica Sprague’s Digital Project Life class.

You can find her class at http://www.jessicasprague.com.

Not only does Jessica take you step by step through each lesson, but she teaches you the ins and outs of Photoshop and provides you with lots of digital products.

Love that!

January 5th through January 8th~
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My first page is mainly done using physical products, but I used Photoshop to add several digital elements to the photos.

My second page began as a full digital page.

My digital version~
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I was able to practice the lessons learned in class and am very happy with how it looks.

And of course, I just had to see what it would look like if I printed it.

Using white cardstock I was able to print it and then add a few other embellishments.

My printed version~
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Not to bad if you ask me.

I can’t say I prefer one method over the other or that one is quicker either, so I think I will be using both through out the year.

But, I will be purchasing some photo or presentation paper to print on in the future.

I used~
Becky Higgins Turquoise Core Kit Digital Edition, Clementine Core Kit
Studio Calico Wood Veneer Letters, Hearts and Arrows, Washi Tape, Studio Calico Open Me Stamp, Office Roller Date Stamp, Dear Lizzy Date Stamp

I’ve probably missed a supply or two, so if you have a question just ask.

Project Life ~Jan 1st – Jan 4th

This year I’m taking a little different approach to Project Life.

I’m not sticking to a strict Sunday through Saturday week, but I’m thinking I’m going to hit the highlights of the week and work on it as I feel like it.

So, last night I worked on this week by mixing a little Photoshop elements and old school journaling and stamping.

My week~

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And yes, I know there are spelling and gramatical errors that I swear were not there last night.

But I can’t spell, so it’s a true reflection of who I am.

So, I’m not going to stress about it or even fix it.

I think!

I used~
Becky Higgins Project Life Clementine Edition Core Kit, My Mind’s Eye Merry Paper Pad, Studio Calico New Year Stamps, 7Gypsies Stamp, Thickers Black Sprinkes