week 26 + day in the life

happy week 26! 

lots of fun stuff this week and the day in the life, an ali edwards prompt to document your daily day, what happens when, what you eat etc. it's a great way to document the "everyday life." 

hello giant child on the t-ball team, far right, yeah... that's one of mine. my week 26 card is made from some paper i ordered from studio calico. added on some thickers and a piece of washi tape.  the wooden hello, i put some white ink on let it dry and attached in to the week card. it is also from studio calico. the i "heart" you card is from ali edwards's remember the story set and i ordered that from technique tuesday. the "this is summer" die cut is also from ali edwards and available at designerdigitals.

this month's day in the life, is 10 x 8 from becky higgins. some months i am really great about keeping track of the time of day and other months i just wing it and document more of the overall day and less of the specifics. today i was about to get a lot. yep... that's the boys peeing of the deck, one of their most favorite things to do, what's that all about? 

tucked into the back of the day in the life, is the program from denton's award ceremony, more on that in a bit. on the back, i used some pictures i took throughout the day. i created this layout in photoshop as i did for the front as well. i then send them to shutterfly to be printed. 

 

i used ali's edge sentiments on the top picture of denton pushing james in the grocery cart. d also wrote a note to the tooth fairy this week, he lost his second tooth but accidentally swallowed it while eating corn on the cob. the two journal cards are from studio calico project life kits. i also used small alphabet sticks from basic grey on the images of james with his undies on his head and denton receiving his bronze star! lastly, i wrote in illustrator "mollie girl" on the picture of mollie and that is then placed directly on the image before printing. that's this week!

week 23

hello, welcome to project life week 23. 

this was a bittersweet week. the last day of denton being in pre-school, although he will still be in the same classroom with the same fabulous teacher and my BFF next year. his montessori program has them pre-k 3 to kindergarten. james said good-bye to our private sitter, an amazing woman, who has been taking care of the boys part time since d was 6 months. i cried dropping him off and picking him up all week. she will be deeply missed on a daily basis.  

james is the creative one of the two boys. he loves to cook and craft, if i have something out he wants a piece of the action. i used part of a studio calico project life kit card for the first image's journaling. stickers also from studio calico to document tropical storm andrea's arrival to the carolinas. i wrote on that image with the precision pens too. the two journaling cards are also from studio calico. i used ali edwards's technique two's summer rocks stamp series for the pink card.

the one thing i love the most about living here is that its just a day trip to the beach if you want to go. so on our first official day of summer vacation, we packed up a bunch of friends and kids and went to the beach. no beach trip is complete without ice cream.

for the week title card, again i used a studio calico project life card with thickers and a summer rocks stamp. on the picture of the boys with our homemade popsicles i used the totally rad actions in photoshop. they also have an app for your phone and i HIGHLY recommend it. the other images i used the precision pens to write directly on the photos.

all and all, a busy week, a fun week, the start of summer week. 

 

week 22

playing a little catch up from the crazy canning experience. see the projects section for that post. here we are week 22.  

this was denton's last full week of school. summer is just around the corner. i thought we would have lazy summer, late mornings but no we are one the same wake up schedule, same run schedule but the afternoons are a bit lazier.  

GONE is thickers that i sewed to the image, this is a series that followed my vein removal surgery. all that's left now is small marks. the hello? is the stickers series from the studio calico project life kit, march. below that i used the precision pens from american crafts to write on the image. the die cut is the reverse of the starter layout (which i haven't finished yet). it says summer joy when right reading. the last image on the left is my new favorite brooks running shoes. i wrote directly on that photo too with the precision pens. the first two journaling cards also come from the studio calico project life kits. the "learn grow happy love smile" is a card from the project life bridgeport mini edition.  the last journaling card on this side is from the seafoam addition, i wrote on the stripes and then added the small gold stars from the studio calico project life kits. i like how that one turned out. 

i cut out a banner from a studio calico card and added handwriting to it for the "world;s greatest," i saw ali edwards create a image using the awesome card from the studio calico project life kit, i really liked how her's looked so i borrowed that idea. the rest of the journaling cards are also from studio calico project life kits. i added a wood heart which i colored with tim holtz's barn door stamp pad to color. the yellow heart on the black and white image is also studio calico. the last small image is has a cut down journal card from the seafoam edition with a wooden @ also from studio calico. the images of the salsa also has a cut down journaling card from studio calico, i added some handwritten text there and cut the card. the last card on this spread is also from the studio calico project life kits. i am really enjoying the kits, can you tell?

week 21 + free download

welcome to week 21. this is the last spread in my first 2013 album. i figured the start of our summer break would be a good place to leave off and start a new album, plus i still want this one to be able to close. : ) 

this week i am also offering a free .png cut file of one of the die cuts i made for my layout.   

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"tough guys" is written with the stickers from the studio calico 's may project life kit. the true story card is part of the sea foam project life kit as is the "you are here." i cut that down with a circle cutter and wrote on it with a precision pen. "the story of today" card is part of a series that i found at michael's. it is park of the echo park paper co, they have super cute stuff. on the strawberry cake i used a flag and put a wood "S" from studio calico on it. 

 

 "live each ..." card on the title card is also part of the echo park paper co. then i used thickers to create the week 21. the arrow washi tape is from smash. the "super duder" flag comes from ormolu. "ride on" is a sticker from studio calico. then i wrote on the image with the precision pen again. i used the may calendar in the studio calico project life kit, and the blue card and today card are also from the kit. the butter dude image has a tag that says, "this little guy means SUMMER." the paper is from the summer series of the echo park paper co. the word summer are stickers from the march studio calico kit. i wrote again with the precision pen.  the "never a dull moment" was something that i created with my silhouette

this week, a freebie for you is the "never a dull moment," .png. i hope you enjoy it!

have a great week. week 22 should also be up this week.  

 

week 19 + day(s) in the life

welcome to our disney vacation! since denton's deployment we planned on taking the boys to disney. we were planning to wait until they were a little older but with the military discounts especially when they first return, we decided that now was the time. we had a blast!

this might be a bit of picture overload : )

somehow we managed to keep this from the boys. so monday morning, we got them up as usual to go to school. but when they came down we had a mickey and gift bags waiting for them, crudity of my bbf and then i added a few things. they were so excited yelling mickey, mickey, mickey. everyone got ready and we headed out for the 7 hr drive. most of the embellishments for this week, i can't give you specifics on. my bbf also put together a little scrapbook gift basket for me that included all things disney. i also used a bunch of stuff that i collected along the way while we were there. for example, the electric parade dragon has a parking stub on it. a lot of the word art that you will see came from a clear 12 x 12 sheet that was given to me.

in the pocket, i put everything that we collected, the park maps, the fast pass ticket stubs that we never used, my written itinerary of when we had our character meals and where.

this is what was hiding under the envelope. i used the clear scrapbook page and cut it apart for my week title card. the "week 19" are thickers and the mickey head is something that another friend found at walmart.

we had so much fun and i wanted to remember everything we did, i decided to make this my day in the life project for the month of may. but i couldn't just pick one day, so i did all the days that we were there. yay! i had persnickety prints print them. they always do such an amazing job, good prices and are super fast! i created my pages in photoshop, then i uploaded them. when they arrived i put them in the 12 x 12 plastic sheets and they are in between the 2 disney pages. 

i'm really happy with the way they turned out. i am happy that i did the extra work to document each day. 

well of course, since i am not caught up here i am behind in the actual production of week 20 and 21. someday i will get my system for working down. i am however super excited that i got some new embellishments from two peas in the bucket today! yay!

hope you have a good weekend!

week 14

yes, i have been behind. yes, i have been missing. but i have been working. since i got behind i decided to just start fresh. i wasn't really digging the last blog site, not enough bells and whistle and well i was just feeling blah. so here's the new layout, i hope you like it! 

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decided to add onto our woodshop, so all the boys wanted to do this week was dig, play in the "hole," and be outside with daddy.

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i combined the week title card and my weekly journaling this week. i used paper that i got from studio calico. i used thickers to create the boys' weekend. the monday, tuesday... stamp came from the studio calico project life kit from march, i believe. honestly with all this catch up work, my workspace got a little out of control. the "hello" was a digital file also from studio calico that i cut out on my silhouette. the chalkboard sticker came from pebbles and was something i picked up at the paper source.

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the girl side of this weekend was spent at the country crop retreat, in north carolina. before we went to the retreat we had to go to our three other most favorite places, ikea, the cheesecake factory and the paper source. at the retreat i mostly completed d's project life baby edition (more on that later). the ampersand stamp came from the project life studio calico kit for may. the "serious tractor" stickers came from the studio calico project life kit for april. the 4-w are stickers from lucille. 

all in all a good week.