Project Life :: My Version of That One Little Word :: January 2015

I loved the idea of the One Little Word by Ali Edwards but it wasn’t exactly what I was thinking of. I needed something new, something that wasn’t open for all to see what I wrote. 

So I wrote bible quotes that I love, quotes that mean something to me, ones that I wanted to write why they meant something to me, and what the situation was that made me love it.

My word was Faith.

And I wrote the definition and used alphas to highlight my word.

This is what the back of my tags look like. I am not quite finished with them, but the year’s not over yet, right? 🙂

Then they slide right back into their pockets.

I hope if you find a project that you love but don’t like that particular process that you adapt it to what you want it to be. It’s your album, your life – make it yours!

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Project Life :: Goodnight, Sweet Neumann :: October 2015

We had Nuemann since he was a little, chubby 8 weeks old Pug puppy. He was 15 years old this month. We will miss him.

He was 15 years old on the left, and 13 on the right.

We had a great time with him.

Here he is with his sister Pearl. She was adorable. They were only 6 months apart and always together.

She was mostly deaf and blind in one eye so she followed Neumann everywhere he went. They loved each other. But they’re together again and running free. We enjoyed them for so many years. For that I am thankful.

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Project Life :: College Visit :: October 2015

Sure, he’s only a junior but it’s never too early to look at colleges.

Especially if it’s in San Francisco.

Yes, it was foggy. But it cleared up.

The grey-brown cards from Becky Higgin’s Prismatic and Picturesque kits are perfect for this city layout.

I used some rose gold dotted wash tape and a few puffy stickers.

And to finish it off, a trusty date stamp.

One college down, several more to go.

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Creative Team 2015 :: Project: #mystorybythedecade: Class has started but you can still jump in!!

Have you ever thought about telling your story by the decade?

I never did but Retrohipmama and Kristymakes did and their original designs for their custom cards for this workshop are FaBuLoUS!!!!

And I’m on the Creative Team!!

The My Story by the Decade workshop is in full effect today – did you register?

When you register, you get:

– Access to a private classroom
– 6 days of inspiration from myself, kristy taylor, jessica upton, kelli rich and cynthia sorci
– Over 25 exclusively designed 3×4 pocket cards to help guide your layouts
– An album full of your childhood memories!
-Cost is just $20!

You can make a few pages or several- all about you!

To register go to:

http://www.retrohipmama.wordpress.com

( $20 for 25+ custom cards AND a workshop?! I can’t get over it!! )

Here are a few sneak
peeks!

Creative Team 2015 :: Project: #mystorybythedecade: What’s Your Story?

I am so excited to be on the Creative Team for this FABULOUS workshop by Retrohipmama: https://retrohipmama.wordpress.com

🙂 Sign up here:

https://retrohipmama.wordpress.com/2015/06/15/class-is-in-session-did-you-register/

It’s only $20!!! Retrohipmama and Kristymakes made 25+ BEAUTiFUL cards for this class. They are really fun to use and make the feel of the decades come alive. Now this doesn’t have to be a huge project. You can tell your story with one page, or if you’re like me and love making pages then make a bunch! I made 11 double-sided pages. The cards are so inspiring!!

$20!!! You won’t be disappointed.

🙂 Here’s a little sneak from me:

I look forward to seeing you in our group!

A Selfie Challenge: Project: #myselfiescrapbook: The Last Prompt #5: Love Yourself :: 2015

Prompt #5: Love Yourself.

Sounds simple enough but I actually had to google it to see the definition. I never thought of how I love myself. You always hear that you need to love yourself before you can love anyone else but for me I don’t believe that to be true. In my life I have found that by loving others, particularly my children, husband, mom and dad, I have learned to love myself. My father left when I was 6 and died when I was 9 so loving myself…hmm. When you’re a child, that leads you to believe that if your own father leaves you, how could he love you, and then how can you love yourself. That was 43 years ago and while it took me a very long time to recover emotionally, I guess I can say that while I don’t think of ‘loving myself’ in that sense but maybe I take care of myself. Which I guess is loving myself. Can you see how I struggled with such a simple prompt? 🙂 But I did it. I faced it. I thought about it and then I made a page about it.

There was a free brush script to use on your #myselfiescrapbook layout and see the blog post about the prompt: Love Yourself:

http://www.jenniferlake.com/2015/05/myselfiescrapbook-love-yourself.html

I love myself by decorating, no matter how small, for the season or holidays. Being a stay-at-home mom I’m home more than anyone else. So I need to make this a happy place for me. And them. But mostly for me. 🙂

The suggestion is to also sign your album. I think that’s a great idea! But this is going into a ‘special project’ album, so I’m signing the final page of #myselfiescrapbook

This great wood camera came from Take Ten Kits which you can find here: http://www.thestudio29design.com

And here’s the conclusion pocket:

Here he is! The one that caused me so much emotional turmoil! But I never stopped loving him. Ever. And he’ll always be 32 years old. The words say:  My Favorite: Accepting my childhood helps me love myself.

I’m so proud of that!!

And the final double 12×12 layout:

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Thank you Jennifer Lake for this lovely, thought provoking project.

Here is her last post for this project: http://www.jenniferlake.com/2015/05/myselfiescrapbook-final-blog-hop.html

I LOVED it!!!

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A Selfie Challenge: Project: #myselfiescrapbook: Prompt #4: How I Thrive :: 2015

I am loving this project!

You can find this fabulous project here: Sunlight & Air blog: http://www.jenniferlake.com

Jennifer Lake of Sunlight & Air has a non-curable disease called Chiari Malformation she had to deal with as soon as possible in the middle of this project. It would be her THIRD neurosurgery in TEN months. I encourage you to read her blog about this and do something to help her with her medical costs here:

http://www.jenniferlake.com/search/label/chiari

This came up in the middle of this project and the How I Thrive prompt came about because of it.

She decided to add a prompt and this was it: How I Thrive

And she challenged each of us to think about what makes us thrive. That’s what I love about this project: It makes you think about a topic that maybe you wouldn’t necessarily think about on your own as you document your everyday life.

Sometimes how you thrive is simple like mine is: family, art and sweets. Sure other things make me thrive but basically that’s really all I need every day to make me happy. Well, I think a vacation would also make me thrive but that’s another blog post: http://blacksheepbetsy.com/2015/01/15/project-life-we-need-a-vacation-2015/

Prompt #4: How I Thrive

I really like these different blocks with letters.

And here are the left and right sides that face each other in my album.

Here is the post from Jennifer Lake’s blog: Sunlight & Air: How I Thrive

http://www.jenniferlake.com/2015/04/myselfiescrapbook-how-i-thrive.html

Catch up with #myselfiescrapbook here: http://www.jenniferlake.com

and you can start anytime- just look on her blog!!

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And here at my blog!

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