Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Project Life 2015: Weeks 17-18

Hello!
 
I have another spread of Project Life pages.  I am trying to get caught up.  There's always lots to catch up on.
 
Anyway, here are weeks 17-18:
 



Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Frozen Snow Princess

Hello!
 
Wow, it's been awhile!  And it's been awhile since I've done regular scrapbooking.  And it took me 10 months to scrapbook Jeralyn's 3rd birthday.  But you know what, that's okay!  I'm so glad I looked up "frozen" on Designer Digitals because it came up with this perfect mini-kit that you can find here.  Yay!  It fit the theme so well and I'm so pleased!
 



Monday, June 8, 2015

Project Life 2015: Weeks 15-16

Hello!
 
It's a new week!  What are your creative plans?  I'm hoping to work on some more Project Life pages so I can get caught up and breathe a little so I can work on Joshua's baby journal some more as well.
 
My friend Rebekah is an inspiration to me.  She keeps up with her Project Life pages!  I am hoping her example will rub off on me some day.  :)
 



Friday, June 5, 2015

Project Life 2015: Week 14

Hello!  It's FRIDAY!  Any weekend plans?
 
WEEK 14:
 



Thursday, June 4, 2015

Project Life 2015: Weeks 12-13

Hello!
 
So I'm not even sure how this happened but I totally fell off my template plan with week 12.  Oops!  And then funny thing is that I didn't even notice until I was planning on blogging it.  *hides embarrassed face*  And you know what, I'm not changing it.  I just have to move on because time is precious.  Moving on....
 



 
I think it's time to update my digi-stash because I can tell I'm getting bored.  *yawn*

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Project Life 2015: Week 11

Hello!
 
I know...I'm SO behind!!
 
Good news though--I'm getting caught up.  *cheering*
 
I have several pages to share with you over the next few days.
 


 
 
When Quent saw the color combination for Joshua's birthday party, he hinted that he suspected that the reason I picked the blue color was so I could scrap it later.  *blush* He has me figured out!  Ha!  Although, these aren't the actual birthday scrapbook pages that will be for his official birthday party, but yes, that's the reason.  I'm not in love with the color red and black comes after brown for me.  So there you have it.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Joshua's Journal: Week 21

Hello!  Happy Tuesday to you!
 
Do you all remember the days when I used to use this blog to showcase my handmade, stamped cards?  That seems like forever ago.  And now I'm all digital with scrapbooking and I haven't made a card, in *gasp* years.  Seriously.  Sometimes I wonder if I'll ever go back to it.  But what's cool is that I still have cards to send in my stash.  What I miss the most about it is the amazing ladies I used to stamp with.  xoxo
 
Here's Week 21:
 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Joshua's Journal: Week 20

Hello!
 
A new week!  What are you going to do this week?  What should I do this week?  I should catch up on Project Life.  Hmmm...
 
Or sew some placemats...
 
Or read some more.  Ha!
 
And maybe, just maybe I should consider looking for some new boy digital scrapbook kits because I'm getting rather bored with what I have.  Now, that's a great idea!
 
Week 20:
 

Friday, April 24, 2015

Joshua's Journal: Week 19

Hello!  It's FRIDAY!  Yay!  Actually, I'm not really sure why I get excited about Fridays because it's not like I get a break during the weekend.  Ha!  But still...it's Friday!  *cheering*
 
Actually, I get to "sleep in" more on the weekends.  I wake up pretty early nowadays so I can have some quiet time, time with God, and exercise--all before the kids get up.  But on the weekend...I get to "sleep in" since Quent is home and can help out with getting the kids up.  Yay!
 
Here's week 19:
 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Joshua's Journal: Week 18

Hello!
 
I love this page!  One of my favorites for his journal.  It's sort of comical how much less journaling there is with the second child.  Oops!
 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Joshua's Journal: Week 17

Hello! 
 
Where have I been?  Reading.  Lots and lots of reading.  It's another one of those hobbies.
 
And I'm waiting for Quent to edit photos...
 
But until then, here's some more of Joshua's baby journal:
 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Joshua's Journal: Week 16

Hello!
 
This is one of my favorite pages for Josh's journal.  I'm so pleased with this project and that I'm now getting caught up.  Yay!
 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Project Life 2015: Weeks 9-10

Hello!
 
So this album is going to have some single pages and then some spreads.  Weeks 9-10 are single pages, but I thought I would post them at the same time and show what they will look like side-by-side. 
 
I have to say I'm really enjoying NOT journaling each week.  I like the photos speaking for themselves.  And I LOVE the little snippets I'm including of the funny things Jeralyn says.
 



Monday, March 30, 2015

Project Life 2015: Week 8

Hello!
 
I'm a little behind, but I'm getting caught up today.  Here's week 8:
 



Friday, March 20, 2015

Joshua's Journal: Weeks 10-15

Hello!
 
Wow!  Well, I didn't realize it's been a couple of weeks since I last posted.  Oops!  So to make up for it I'm going to post 5 weeks of Joshua's Journal.
 






Thursday, March 5, 2015

Birthday #2

Hello!
 
I thought I would break things up with the Project Life and Baby Journal posts to share a page I made of Jeralyn's 2nd birthday.  I'm not sure why it took me this long to scrap/document it, but here it is:
 
 
The theme for her birthday was turtles (she LOVES turtles!).  The colors were green and purple.  Honestly, this was a challenging page for me to scrap because I'm not really that fond of purple (although the shade of Jeralyn's dress is my favorite shade when it comes to purple).  And I'm not really into bright green.  I'm more of a teal green kind of girl.  Or in the (back in the day) Stampin' Up! world, "Garden Green".  Not mint green (which is what I had to work with here).  I was tempted to turn most of the photos to black & white, but I wanted to preserve the colors so Jeralyn could (one day) look back and see what colors I made her cake.  I played with this page several times over the last few days.  I'm happy with it.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Joshua's Journal: Week 9

Hello!  I'm back with another week for Joshua's baby journal.  I am several weeks "ahead", which really means I'm just LOTS of weeks behind.  Ha!  He will be 1 year in 2 weeks + 2 days!
 
This is one of my favorite weeks that I scrapped (so far):
 
 
I even had some of his pages printed and put into his baby album.  Maybe someday I will take pictures of what it looks like, and maybe even Jeralyn's album (which is more complete looking).  That reminds me, I want to (finally) scrapbook her 2nd birthday.  So I'm off to do just that!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Joshua's Journal: Week 8

Hello!  It's Friday!  Yay!  I saw my first bumblebee of 2015!  And Jeralyn saw it too--and she wasn't too thrilled about that.  Ha!
 
Here's week 8:
 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Joshua's Journal: Weeks 5-7

Hello!  So it may not be surprising that Joshua had very VERY few photos of him for these particular weeks.  I don't know why, but sometimes I just go through these phases of not taking a lot of photos.  The photos I am using for this project are from my iPhone, my camera, and Quent's camera.  But sometimes there's seriously just not a lot of picture-taking, which is just how life is at times for me.  And combine that with a lack of sleep (just read the journaling to see for yourself) and trying to find my rhythm with two children, and I'm lucky I even have photos and journaling.  My hat goes off to all of you mamas out there trying to scrapbook, snap photos with your camera, or just trying to get some sleep.  Ha!  Being a mom of young children is tough work.  And quite honestly, I look back at these photos and think, "It's a good thing Joshua was so cute!"  Ha!  It's funny because sometimes I will ask Jeralyn, "Why are you so cute?"  And she will always respond with, "Because I have ta be cute."  *chuckle*
 
Really though, I was SO glad when we were all sleeping well and I started to feel "normal" again.  And I'm so happy to be finding some pockets of time (as small as they are) to enjoy scrapbooking and other hobbies.
 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Joshua's Journal: Week 4

Hello!
 
Week 4 for Joshua's baby Journal:
 

There was a question on my last post about what templates I use.  I actually created my own templates, but the pictures frames are all from Designer Digitals.
 
You can find an assortment of these photo clusters here.