Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Project Life - slowly but surely

Hello again Mr. Blog, it has been a long time and I thought it was about time I dusted off the cobwebs and started paying a little more attention to you.  I do miss sharing my PL pages, muffin recipes and little tid bits with you...but life has been so crazy lately; good, busy crazy, but crazy nonetheless.

It seems so many things that I love to do have fallen by the wayside while managing 2 kids in sports, a husband recovering from shoulder surgery, studying for my teacher licensing exams and just daily life.  I am still finding a little time for creating but I did fall behind and I am trying so very hard to catch up on not only 2013 but 2012 as well.

So where am I?  thankfully a bit farther than this post will have you think.  I am complete through week 29 of 2012 and planned and ready to print the rest of the year.  I am currently working on week 5 of 2013 but planned and ready to print up to last week.  But I am ok with that.  I work slow and I am lucky if can carve out a few hours a week to scrapbook.  My current goal is to complete 2 spreads a week -  one for each year.  If I can squeeze in a bit of extra time then I will add another 2013 spread in.  I will get there...slowly but surely.  The key is that I am completing my spreads and documenting our life, I'm not stressing about it and I am doing what I love.  And while I am living our life, I am throwing all my PL rules (because the beauty of PL is there are no rules) out the window...there are weeks that I have taken 1 picture...I am combining weeks, I am doing 1 page per week or 2 pages, adding inserts...whatever feels right, whatever works.  And to simplify the process I am using my Studio Calico kits.  I just grab a kit and work with those papers and the embellishments out on my table....it seems to be working for me, and that is a good thing. The added bonus is I am using up my stash and killing kits...something that has been eating at me for awhile. 

While I don't plan on sharing every page I have completed, I would like to share a few times a week.  So today, I have week 1 of 2013 and week 14 of 2012.

Week 1 2013 full


week 1 2013 left


week 1 2013 right


Week 1 didn't see as many pictures as I had hoped despite making a commitment to myself to try and take a photo a day.  Kelsey pulled the picture of the ball dropping in Times Square off the internet and since the pictures I was attempting to take of my tv didn't come out too great we used that one.  We spent alot of time on the slopes over the holiday week with the kids.  The papers used are from Studio Calico's Story Hour main kit and Encyclopedia Add on and Becky Higgin's Clemetine Core Kit. I pull my embellishments & alphas out of the kits as I get them and mix them all together so I can't tell you where those come from (sorry).
week 14 2012 full


week 14 2012 Left


week 14 2012 right


Week 14 (2012) was a busy week and thankfully I was able to record most of it in pictures.  This is one of my favorite weeks (although you will notice I will start saying that alot with my 2012 pages).  Week 14 brought a North vs South (our 2 city middle schools) Spirit Night basketball game with Kelsey playing in the pep band, both kids having their artwork displayed at the district's "Into the Arts" festival, Kelsey purchasing her own iPad and a deployment.  I used the Clementine Core Kit and Studio Calico's Elmwood Park.  The cute little house stamp is from Unity Stamp Co.

No promises, but I hope to be posting PL updates again this week (I am shooting for Tuesdays & Fridays).  If you have any questions or comments I would love to hear from you.

- Tracy

~ I will be linking up today with The Mom Creative for Project Life Tuesday

~ Project Life is a scrapbooking system created by Becky Higgins. There are no rules and it can be anything you want it to be. For me, PL made me fall back in love with scrapbooking. For more information, go to Becky's blog here.

1 comment:

Cerise Wade said...

I love the cork embellishments! I do the same thing with my elements...no idea where they came from...
Love the puppy shot. Such a sweet moment to capture.

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