Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Project Life my way...

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I shared the other day that I was cleaning out my stash-this is what it looked like when I was done:
this picture doesn't show the magnitude of what is in the boxes but they have a home!  I'm really excited that what is in these bags and boxes will be going to a special needs adult art program.  I asked my friend for pictures of the creations that they make and when I get them I'll be sure to share them here.  Such a wonderful relief to have my front room back, know what I have!  I don't think I've done a de stashing like this for years...

Okay, onto the Project life my way.  I figure if I can do it MY way or what works for me then it will get done.  I think one thing to remember is to be patient with yourself and the time that you have.  In my case it's working on things a little at a time.  For instance this morning before I go to the gym and while waiting for my son to be ready for school I foiled these cards:
I love how they turned out!  I grabbed these from Etsy-you can find the link HERE.  I added the year in Photoshop Elements using the font Arsenal White-you can find that HERE.  I decided to go a bit digital and work on the journaling in Photoshop-it will most likely be more legible and I can fit more writing on it.  I'm not 100% sure how I am going to print my images but for right now I edited them in Photoshop (sometimes with digital stamps) and then print them on my photo printer.  I may go back to printing from Costco or Snapfish I know there are other places to print but that is what I have used in the past depending on sales, and speed.  I use Photoshop because I can create 3x4 images of those pictures that don't have a lot of detail but I want to help tell my story.

One other thing that I have finally discovered is that this Project Life things is the story of my family told in MY voice.  Not someone elses-now that may sound simple but I had a light bulb moment.  I wasn't enjoying it because I was trying to use a system and story that wasn't mine.  That isn't real-yes, it was pretty but not MY story.  That being said I have thought about color schemes-do I got with one?  I think it all depends on the week-I really want to keep it simple and uncluttered-I think that is why the planner craze hasn't really appealed to me much.  I have a planner-I have actually ALWAYS had a planner-I just don't want it cluttered with other things like stickers.  It's my list of to do's, meal planning and other items.

So, I may be rambling but I want to continue to share with you how my project is coming together.  I may or may not have time to work on it today.  I have some test taking to do for my coaching and laundry to do but at least I have my weekly cards READY!

Thanks SO much for popping in today-make your day AMAZING!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Happy New Year!

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Yep it's the 12th of January and here I am posting after a LONG hiatus from blogging.  You see December was a bit of a blur-my daughter got married, I celebrated an anniversary, Christmas, school break, traveling to open house, concerts...PHEW!  I was taking pictures-I have a December Daily assembled (albeit from 2015, I took the year off and put 2017) My son keeps asking me how the December thingy is going...umm...it's not!  But that is my goal for this month-to get it all journaled!

Are you a huge goal setter?  I like to set goals that are daily, weekly or monthly.  I find if I go any further than that I sort of lose my momentum.

So today while watching the last episode of Stranger Things season 2 (in the middle of the day!) I was designing Project Life note cards-I plan on doing most of my journaling digitally-to save time.  This is something new for me-new is good!  I was inspired by this post by my creative buddy Laura Vegas, HERE it's from last year but got me to thinking just how I wanted to do MY Project Life.  I'm excited about it!

So this past week I started my coaching job at the High School.  The track coach asked me if I would like to coach the sprints.  I seriously JUMPED at the chance, I ran track in elementary school, junior high, high school and a year in college.  The kids are great in preseason!  They have asked me some of the funniest questions, one: are you a biology teacher?  What?!  No.  Well, you know so much about stretching and nutrition.  Umm..yeah-STILL an athlete with athletic children! ;)  I really wanted to tell them..."I'm smart!"  Yesterday they were trying to figure out what to call me...Coach?  Waite?  Duwb?  (I'm thinking that will probably stick...)

One of my FAVORITE pictures from the wedding day:
special, my mom, me and my daughter...

Thanks for stopping by today-I'm really not sure what I'll be sharing next!  I do have a few projects up my sleeve-I've also been madly DE-STASHING my crafting items-feels liberating! 

Thursday, December 7, 2017


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This thought gave me pause to think today.  What are my priorites-how am I accomplishing them?  Funny thing-last time I posted here I said, I'm going to do better at posting!  About a week later my daughter got engaged and life went into over drive with preparation!  I am still here, still creating, and hope to share stuff soon!  Thanks for popping in and visiting!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

YouTube video using the Today I am Thankful bundle from Scrapbook Circle

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I remember as a child I loved to water color-especially those books that you just painted with water-it was magical how the picture would turn into this piece of artwork right before my eyes-that's how I felt using the black and white printable from this months Kit, Today I am Thankful:
I really LOVE this month's kit-it is seriously PACKED with goodness!!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Today was Awesome-with a process video!

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I haven't again fallen off the planet-I've been about 1500 miles traveling for Fall break with my kiddos having a BLAST!  Well, I am back and I have a layout and a process video to share with you today!  I used the Paradise Cove Full Bundle:
The finished product:
Thanks for tuning in today!  Have a FANTASTIC one!!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Paradise Cove-digital bundle kit!

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I honestly LOVE the Paradise Cove digital bundle-versatile and fun to work with!  Did you know that Scrapbook Circle now has it's own YouTube channel?  HERE is the link.  
Thanks for visiting today-make today AMAZING!!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Love This-with Paradise Cove

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I loved using the Paradise Cove digital kit by Scrapbook Circle-You can print your paper and embellishments at home!  I used the digital bundle that includes physical embellishments, digital cut, Printed papers, PDF files, and a Travel Journal.
I wanted to use the colored background to help celebrate the first day of school for my boys-loved using the little cactus and palm tree as accents (because we live in the desert).  As you can see I created an 8.5 x 11 page, LOVE scrapping that size! 
Thanks for the visit today-I'm off to organize my pantry-something I have been putting off for days!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Sumer time fun with Paradise Cove.

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I have to be honest this is my very first time using a travel notebook and guess what?  I LOVE it!  Did you know that a travel notebook is included in the Paradise Cove Full Bundle? For my creation today I used the Full Bundle which includes so many wonderful little treasures!
I decided for this particular travel notebook it would be my daughter’s adventures from College her Freshman edition.  She lives away and most of these pictures come off of social media-which makes the journaling portion hers.
My favorite embellishment on this layout has to be the cactus because these photos were taken when she came to visit us here in the desert.
This traveler’s notebook I plan on giving to her for Christmas along with the start of her Sophomore year.  Thanks for popping in today-happy creating!

Friday, September 1, 2017

September is here!

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And I am creating with a new Scrapbook Circle kit!!!