Yes, SUMMER again! I have a post up for my monthly series Anatomy of a Double Page Layout on the My Mind's Eye Blog today. Look a little familiar? I tackled how I appoach documenting the same memories in different albums in today's blog post.
I have another post up for my monthly series Anatomy of a Double Page Layout on the My Mind's Eye Blog today. This go around, I was all about summer 2013. Yay, SUMMER! Where did this year's go? I also tossed in a pocket page for some extra shots...
The pocket page held some of my favorite shots from our week at my parents' house for the Fourth of July. Lots of pictures of the kids having fun and enjoying cousin time!
You can check out more of this month's edition RIGHT HERE.
I have a post up for my series Anatomy of a Double Page Layout on the My Mind's Eye Blog today. This go around, I actually scrapped some very recent pictures of the kiddies at the beach. This has to be a record for me to get pictures documented like this so quickly... but inspiration hit, so I went with it!
You can check out this month's edition RIGHT HERE.
A real joy of Project Life is that you can do what you can, when you have the time. Something documented is so much better than nothing at all. It is so easy to go back in time when you feel the urge to do so, and cover a memory in more depth.
Well, I had the urge to jump back in time.
I had not done anything special with our family pictures that I had taken for our 2012 Christmas card. I put my favorite family shot in our 2012 Project Life album (Week 42) and moved on. I was happy I had that, but knew that I could easy come back to that day if and when I felt the need to add a few more of my favorite shots.
I am so happy I saved this little memory until now. Jumping back only a year and a half ago in time, made me smile to see how much has changed in our little family. With the new addition of a lucky number 5, it made me think how our Christmas cards will never be like this again. There will no longer just be the 4 of us, but 5.
I know I am not good with getting my feelings out on to paper and into words. I just know that it was such a ride to go back in time looking and playing with these pictures again.
Yep, we are no longer this family of 4.
We are now a family of 5.
... and I am going to get the chance to change up our usual positions to make room for one more.
This makes me smile.
I am blessed.
If you want to see a little more about this layout, hop on over to the My Mind's Eye Blog. I had a post up last week sharing more of the creative side of this spread for my Project Life with Shelly Series. You can catch it HERE.
I have another post up for my series Anatomy of a Double Page Layout on the My Mind's Eye Blog today. This one is all about Super Duper Daddy, Chris. I get lots of random pictures of our everday life most of which feature those two little monkeys and the one big one since I am the one who is always behind the camera. I thought I would document all those fun little moments that make Chris such a great Dad to our two little ones.
I switched it up for my Project Life Series on the My Mind's Eye Blog this month. I took some time a couple of months ago to go through both Elsie and Sam's individual memory books to jot down the memories I still wanted to document for each of them. It's been awhile since I had done this, and it was great to get back to a good list to make it is easier on me when I am ready to get scrappy.
In Elsie's 5-7 year album, I came across two single pages that touched on a few things from the spring of 2011. They were great, but I still wanted just a few more pictures of our everyday spring. I thought a pocket page would be perfect to slide right in there to document those memories.
Yep! Another spring of 2013 summary page, but this time for Sam!
I had another post up for my series Anatomy of a Double Page Layout on the My Mind's Eye Blog earlier this week that I still wanted to share with all of you here. Life with a new baby has been a challenge to my own personal free time, so better late than never! Right!?!
Our little surprise decided to be even more of a surprise by coming early.
We were blessed with the birth of this little monkey.
Meet John Michael.
Born May 5, 2014.
Weighing 7 pounds 11 ounces.
Stretching 20 1/2 inches.
He was due to arrive on May 22, but there was a special eviction notice that was to be delivered on Friday, May 16th. BUT I guess he wanted to keep us all on our toes when my water broke first thing Monday morning on May 5th. Lucky for me, Chris had not left for work yet! It is still surreal a week later. Deep down, I just knew this little baby would come early, but ... well... you know. It's just crazy.
This week I played with some of the new Record It! Just Splendid Collection by My Mind's Eye. I am so happy to see them jump on the 3x4 and 4x6 card train. I shared this week on the My Mind's Eye Blog a few weeks back. You can see more of that HERE
Sam has been all about rediscovering his sandbox in the backyard. Even if it is really cold and snowy, that doesn't stop him! I think he likes to excavate his dinosaurs and cars that were left in there that froze into place. Playdoh has made a return, and he also surprised me by making his own tent in the middle of the living room. Wednesday was yet another "cold" day, which turned out to be okay seeing that my little Elsie bug woke up in the middle of the night with a stomach bug.
Friday was a big day. COSi came to Elsie's school. They needed volunteers, so Sam and I went over there to help. That evening was the Girl Scouts' Father Daughter Dance, which meant special date nights for all. Sam chose to take me to McDonald's where he got to play in the playland at night. He thought it was pretty cool to be there when it was dark out. That weekend we had guests! Corinne had a gymnastics competition, so they stayed with us. That made for some happy kids in this house, even though it was short visit.
Supplies Used: My Mind's Eye Record It! Just Splendid Collection, Becky Higgins Design A page protectors, Becky Higgins Date Stamp, American Crafts Memory Marker, Bohemian Typewriter font.