Sunday, January 13, 2013

Project Life 2013: Weeks 1 & 2

I've decided to take the plunge into Project Life. I was unhappy with my success in documenting the memories of my little family. This method seemed to be my answer (let's see how well I keep up with it). I started by ordering the Cherry Edition Core kit and the Signature White binder. I'm still waiting on the binder, but it should be here tomorrow. I loved the colors of the kit, not too feminine and not too masculine. I apologize for the lack of pictures (I need to go pick them up) Here's my title page:

The only thing I added to this that wasn't included in the kit was the "2013" that I cut from my Cricut using some cardstock I had on hand.

Week 1: Right page - Still trying to decide how I want to identify each week. I started this album with the days of 12/31 to 1/5. I added to stamps to this page. I added the recipe I made for Taco Eggrolls that I found on Pinterest.

Right Page - On this page I added a little blurb about each of us, what we are currently doing, and my baby sister's big 16th birthday

Week 2:

Left Page - Added a summary of our week, which was pretty uneventful. Talked about the great Gummy Bear heist.

Right Page - I added a stamp that says, "You are so silly" which has lines for a quote. Miss A said, "the first 5 days before the weekend are the hardest". This was her reponse when I asked her about her first full week back to school.

So far, I'm really enjoying the process. I signed up for which emails me everyday to remind me journal for the day. Are you doing Project Life? Share your link down in the comments, I'd love to come check your progress out.

Stay Crafty!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

2013 Goals

Happy New Year!

Let me just say, I'm so glad that 2012 is over. It was a pretty hard year. My plan is to make this year, 2013 one for the record books both personally and professionally. I started off the year by putting my Etsy shop in vacation mode. It's not that I don't love it anymore, I just haven't had to time I wanted to do things for me. I haven't scrapped in AGES!

So my first goal for 2013 is to scrap more. I have 2 albums that I need to do for others and my own layouts that need to get done. I didn't take many pictures this past year, because frankly we didn't do much.

My next goal is to add some scrapbook layouts to my Etsy shop. Still debating on whether to offer individual layouts or full books (20 layouts).

Another goal is to do more things, together, as a pseudo-family this year. As you all know the man-friend, his daughter, and I aren't legally the typical family. But we do all live in the same house, with the Queen B (the cat). I want to take a real vacation this year. Not just a weekend down to the Jersey Shore.

I want to meet up with some friends that I've recently reconnected with. One friend and I have known each other since we were 4. Went to the same preschool. It's rare to have friends that long. Another friend and I met when we were 9. That one is going to be a bit harder to actually meet up with, since she is in Oregon. With that said, I'd love to take a trip out to the West Coast.

I want to feel normal again this year. My ulcerative colitis kicked my butt this past year, but I'm ready to kick it's butt. I will not spend weeks upon weeks feeling ill.

What are some of your goals this year?

Stay crafty