Saturday, February 28, 2015

PL2015 - Week 4

Here is the 4th week of my project life album.

This week we made another trip to the orthodontist, and were told we don't need to come back now, until April! Yippee! On the downside, it looks like braces are in this kids future... Spa night at Guides, Madelyn was in charge of massages. This week was unseasonably warm, and were hung out outside with NO JACKETS ON! [Sadly, it's both snowed and significantly cooled off since then]. A quick look at my Mum and Dad's kitchen reno. Wall has been removed. The Mustangs at a Hitmen game, they got tickets to see a game, as a result of winning EMHW. I changed the photo to B/W and then brought the colour of the jersey's out. Love how it turned out. Thanks to my hubby, who took this photo and made sure I got a copy of it.

Sahlin Studio Products Used:

The Everyday Routine

I am loving this new bundle and can see using it a lot in the future.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

PL2015 - Weeks 2 & 3

Here are my photos for Week 2:

This week was a cold one. We have had a super mild winter. I feel bad for all the people who have had so many terrible blizzards and storms this year. We usually have frigid temperatures and tons of snow, but this year, it's been pretty easy to take. So this week, withe a cold snap in the forecast, we turned into a bunch of cry babies... A bit of journaling about how busy our family has become this year with 2 kids in organized sports. Little Libby and her friend Ratty, waiting patiently to be played with. Mason filling up the suet bird feeder, before the cold snap hits. Madelyn at a ringette practice. We went to the movies on Friday night. The boys saw the Hobbit [Mason had already seen it with a friend] and the girls went and saw Annie.

Week 3:

This week was super exciting. Mason's team ended up going all the way and winning the gold medal for their division, in the Esso Minor Hockey Week. Madelyn was in a tournament the same weekend, the Esso Golden Ring, she too received a medal for her hard work. The week started off with a sick little girl and a doggy who seemed upset about the 'unusual situation' of her asleep on the couch. We also took family photos for my Happy New Year 2015 cards. We made a trip to the local green house, to enjoy both the temperatures as well as the colour of the foliage. Madelyn was bound and determined to get a 'pet' cactus. I refuse to allow any rodents in the house, much to her horror. She couldn't believe how quickly I agreed to her having a 'pet' cactus... Named spike... She made sure we got to the garden center before I changed my mind.

Sahlin Studio Product Used:

Week 2

The Everyday Routine

Week 3

Chesterfield Journal Cards
Chesterfield Elements
Photo Journal No. 1 - Word Art
Photo Journal No. 1 - Templates

Friday, February 6, 2015

Project Life - 2015

I still love this project life thing. This will be my 5th year doing it... I've seen all sorts of different scrappers talk about changing things up. Using a smaller format. Not being confined by weeks, etc.

I'm still going with a weekly format.

When I look at past years, I'm super glad I kept track of stuff.

Keeping it weekly however, certainly makes you realize just how quickly time flies by... Because I look at detailed photos and read the journaling and think, "That CAN NOT be a year ago already" But alas, it is. So this really shows how fast life goes.

Another thing I find, it keeping with the digital format, my whole year last year fit into a 12x12 binder.

I couldn't decide if I should change up my photo design slightly this year. Should I  do away with the white borders around the photos. Should I round the corners of the photos. I look at other peoples project life, and I like that look. But when I look at mine... Nah. Couldn't do it. So corners are not rounded and photos have white borders. And I STILL love the look of it...

Here is this years title page.

I changed all the pictures to black and white, so that colours didn't clash.

Week 1:

Week one was actually from the 29th of December, through the 4th of January. We had some lazy days after Christmas. A lot of jammie time. One of the hits of Christmas was a game Mason had asked for called the Settlers of Catan. It got played over and over and over. Still does in fact. Even I play it with him, and that says a lot...

We went to Kananaskis again for New Years. We had a great time, and got in 2 days of skiing. We came home from there and had a get together with some good friends.

When I first started doing this project life a few years ago. I thought I want my book to coordinate. I want to use the same colour combinations. Once I became a creative team member on Sahlin Studio, I quickly let that idea go.

I LOVE the fact that I get to use all sorts of different new products. I love how my pages change from week to week. I wouldn't do it any other way. And yes, I love the white borders around my photos...

Sahlin Studio Product Used:

Title Page:

Hello Sampler Kit  [an add on available with this months Memory Pocket Monthly]

Photo Overlays - Love

Week One:

Shine Bright Kit