Monday, October 28, 2013

Project Life - Weeks 34 & 35

Here I am again... Forever in the state of catching up.

Even though it would seem I'm a number of weeks behind, I still LOVE this project. 

What I didn't love, was waking up to snow yesterday morning. Major bummer. Not ready to head back into the gloomy days of winter quite yet.

It's a treat to be looking back to 'summer' photos. The summer days are definitely over...

Week 34:

Left Hand Side:

Right Hand Side:

Week 35:

Week 35 - Left Hand Side:

Week 35 - Right Hand Side: 

Sahlin Studio Product used:

Week 34:

Country Road Embellishments
Country Road Paper
Country Road Journal Cards
Country Road Word Art
Acrylic Arrows

Week 35:

Acrylic Arrows
Washi Tape No. 3
Country Road Word Art
A Wonderful day

I also used Ali Edwards Summer Sentiment boxes [brush].

Friday, October 11, 2013

How do they do it?

It's no surprise that not only do I love scrapbooking, but I'm pretty much smitten with all things crafty... I have what might just borderline an obsession with Pinterest... Seriously, all things lovely, in one single spot... Be still my beating heart...

And of course, I follow a lot of my favourite bloggers. Lots of my favourite scrappy girls. And while I get ridiculously inspired, by the stuff I see, at the same time it tends to make me feel inadequate at this memory keeping gig.

I know. I know. I scrapbook. I record our every day. I have over a year and a half worth of our 'every day' recorded in albums... For the most part, I'm caught up to date on pictures I want to scrap. And still, I feel like I have so much more to capture... I see mini albums, trip albums, summer albums, and I feel deflated.

I am a stay at home Mum, to two school-age kids. And I do NOT home school. Nope. My little munchkins are out of the house for 7 hours a day, and I can not fathom how these other ladies find time to do all the scrappy things they do. I do my very best to keep up to date with Project Life, but I do fall behind.

My days consist of spending time at the kids school, volunteering. I realize that this commitment will slow down slightly, as they get older and venture into Middle and High Schools [thankfully, for the girl, that's a little ways off yet] I have a house to keep clean. And sometimes the clean house falls to the very bottom of my priority list.  I have laundry to do, on a continuous, never-ending basis. And yes, the laundry piles up. I try to sort of menu plan and feed my crew homemade meals during the weeknights. And yes, we run low on groceries. Sometimes we even run out of milk... I will be the first to admit, that when Friday night rolls around, I do NOT. WANT. TO. COOK. I attempt to get to yoga once a week [knowing it should be more than once a week] and I'm involved with a walking group and walk with them once a week. Sometimes I venture out and meet girlfriends for coffee, but I will be honest, my days are busy.  It seems like I'm in a rush to pick the kids up from school every afternoon. Each day at 2:55 pm, I'm not exactly sure where the day has gone.

Then comes after school. We are busy. Mason is in hockey. Any hockey mum out there knows that is one crazy erratic schedule. From week to week it's never the same. We can have hockey from once a week to 3-4 times a week. Mason is also involved in Scouts. Madelyn is a Brownie. There seems to be something going on, that we have to plan for, most nights. A free night on the calendar is heavenly.

So the long and short of it is, I'm envious to those ladies out there, who capture even more minutes than I do. The mini albums of summer time. A recent trip. And I will continue to pin them to my boards, and one day, might even get around to doing one...

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Project Life - Week 30

My first blog post was in late 2008. At that time I had a 3 and 6 year old. I created my blog, to record the little stuff. The things I would surely forget as the years go by. The 'every day' things, that seemed kind of mundane and to be honest, kind of boring... But they were MY boring things. I tried to be diligent about blogging. Keeping up. I did pretty good back then. I wasn't awesome, but I certainly blogged more than 2 times a month... These days, I don't record our 'every day' stuff on my blog. I capture it in our project life book. And life still seems kind of mundane, and every day-ish... I know that in the future, when I look back to these days of my now 8 and 11 year olds, I'll once again be glad that I've captured all the little tidbits that bring the memories flooding back.

I apologize that my weeks are out of order. Not much I can do about that, I'm lucky enough to be part of the Sahlin Studio Creative Team. I get the opportunity to play with the most awesome products. At the same time, some of my pages are used as samples to showcase the product.  I'm so loving this opportunity, and using different digital designs keeps everything exciting and new.

I am continuously amazed at how much I love project life. I'm Nearly two years in [do you realize that to us project lifers, we're in Week 40... As in, there are only 12 weeks left in 2013...] That puts it into perspective a bit doesn't it?

Or it might run a chill down your spine...

Here is the week 30 spread:

Sahlin Studio Product used in Week 30:

Washi Tape No.3
Journal Cards - Summer
Acrylic Arrows
Aztec Summer
Glimmer Paper - Indian Summer