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 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!