Thank you to everyone who entered the Project Life Jade edition giveaway! It was so fun to read through your comments and see all the different places everyone was from! I think our happy thoughts for spring worked! This weekend was sunny and gorgeous outside and it is still nice today! Anyways-
The Lucky WINNER is……….
LUCY UK 01/05/2013 5:40am
“Being outdoors in the sunshine is my favourite thing about Spring- along with the smell of freshly cut grass”
Congratulations Lucy! You can look forward to receiving an email from Scrapbooker’s Inner Circle very soon and then watch your mailbox for your PRIZE from Scrapbooker’s Inner Circle as soon as they get the new kits into their warehouse!!
Well, I am off to pick up the boy from kindergarten and we are going to the park! Hope you have a great day!!
I am so excited to host my first PROJECT LIFE GIVEAWAY!
I was thrilled when Tammy from Scrapbookers Inner Circle contacted me and asked if I wanted to be a part of her 12 Project Life giveaways leading up to National Scrapbooking Day! Scrapbookers Inner Circle is the official distributor of Becky’s Project Life kits for Canadians and Europeans and have been awesome to work with.
The edition I will be giving away is the JADE EDITION!
The lucky winner of the giveaway will receive:
Jade Edition Core Kit
Big Pack of Design A photo pocket pages
12×12 Paper pack
3×4 and 4×6 coordinating cardstock
- Please leave your name, country, and your favourite thing about spring! (It is snowing outside my window as I type and I can’t wait for spring to arrive)
-Must have a Canadian or European address to enter
-Contest will close Friday May 3, 2013 at 9:00am
-Winner will be announced Monday May 6th, 2013
Scrapbooker’s Inner Circle will be offering more giveaways between now and May 4th. So check out their blog for details!
“Pre-Order Project Life now and be entered for a chance to win your entire order for FREE” http://
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Welcome to week 10! I was so excited to incorporate a bit of the MIDNIGHT edition to this week. I still used my Seafoam edition just added a few new colors. I LOVE how well they go together. I chose to go with B&W photos for this one as most of the pics were pretty busy and I love how simple it looks this way. When you have littles around they often tend to copy the things you say and I have been noticing this a lot lately. Porter started saying, “In this house we…don’t say that, eat our veggies, etc.” and I know I say that a lot so I decided to make a little card to insert into my PL layout.
This week I only added a few chipboard letters, one strip of washi tape and a button. I am loving the cards just as they are. SO CUTE!!
Here is my week 9 layout and it is a very SIMPLE layout. I again had a hard time trying to cut down the photos for this week so I just used them all. I am still using the Seafoam Edition and this layout was my quickest one yet. I only added a piece of lace with the flowers, a few chipboard letters and made a tiny banner for the journalling card. I love the simplicity of Project Life.
Someone asked me the other day why I don’t journal very much and I realized I have never added that often I will journal more and include it after the layout has been posted. I tuck them in behind photos, write on blank cards in the layout and I also have other pages that I do not post. I love sharing ideas and getting ideas from others but there are still parts of my life that I want to keep private. Nothing crazy- just small things that are personal to me. I appreciate all of your kind comments and love hearing your PL tips and stories so thank you for sharing. It is so fun to find new blogs to check out, especially those with Project Life inspiration!
I love to bake, I love to cook and I love spending time with my boys! I have so many recipe books in my cupboard but a few of my favourites are …
-The one my Mom gave me when I went away to college. Our family recipes from growing up
-The one Tom’s Grandma gave me filled with her family recipes
- Barefoot Contessa books by Ina Garten. I love them ALL!
-Our Best Bites
-Family reunion cook book from the summer
I am always adding notes in the margins of my recipe books and updating them as I find tips and tricks that make the recipes even better. Growing up I enjoyed looking through my Mom’s recipe box and seeing her handwriting and my Grandma’s handwriting on the cards. Something about it just reminded me so much of them and fun times we had baking together.
When I saw Becky Higgin’s mini albums I knew I wanted to make a recipe book with all my favourite recipes and a few pics of food and family! How awesome is it that the Project Life cards can be typed, handwritten or both!
I love how darling the olive edition cards look and have wanted to use them for a while! Having 2 boys I tend to make my family project life a bit less feminine but I figured I can make my recipe book as pink and flowery as I want!! These albums are on sale until APRIL 5th, 2013! Go check them out here on Becky’s blog.
They are darling and I am so excited to use them for birthdays, trips and so much more!!
Week 8 was exciting as it was Grayden’s third birthday! Usually I LOVE decorating for birthdays and go all out with banners, hanging streamers, balloons and a fun party theme. However, this year we are simplifying our lives. Since we had company we decided to spend the Saturday sledding in Waterton and roast hotdogs and marshmallows as those are Gray’s fave foods right now and we never have them!! I used those pics for last weeks layout and since his birthday was on the Sunday I decided to write about his birthday the next week. We opened presents when we got home from Church on his actual birthday. He was so excited to get a new bike and couldn’t wait to ride it around! Then we got packed up and headed down to the lake for the next few days to continue the birthday celebrations as Tom had time off school. I included a yearly questionnaire of things about Gray. His answers are written word for word and still make me smile! I asked him what his favorite thing about him was and he replied, “because I’m awesome!!” I also included an 8X10 insert with pictures of him. My first thought was to have a large photo on each side but I couldnt’ choose just one so he got all 3! The photo above shows the 8X10 on top of the right side of the layout.
Here is the full layout with the 8X10 flipped over to the other side. This is one of my favorite pics of Gray taken in the fall. For the winter vacation card, I used one from the digital files of Sea foam and typed my journalling in a text box on top of the card. I love how it matches the rest of the cards but is just a little bit different! It would also work to type your journalling on the card, round the corners and adhere it onto the seafoam card to achieve the same look.
Here are my week 7 layouts. I have noticed lately that I take an outrageous amount of photos. Between my camera and my iphone I snap a lot of pics! Thank heavens I do my instagram collages so I don’t have to worry about editing and incorporating those too! I load my photos from my 5d as often as I can and sort through for the first time just to remove the for sure NOs. Usually each month I edit only the very best shots or the shots that mean something to me out of what is left and leave the rest in an unedited file stored on my external hard drive. That way I don’t feel like I am deleting moments in case I want them later and no- I am not a photo hoarder, just sentimental right
Here is the first page and the right side of the insert.
This month I was sifting through photos trying to decide which ones made the cut for the PL album when I came to our day trip to Waterton for Gray’s birthday. There were over a hundred photos and I loved almost all of them! ok- well a lot of them! I chose a few and started on the layout. I found myself constantly swapping photos for other ones and the whole layout looked way to busy. So I added an insert. This allowed me to add the rest of my FAVORITE photos from the day and not feel bad about the ones that didn’t make the cut!