Project Life 2014

TBT Project Life 2014 Week 23 | Dear Lizzy Fine & Dandy!!!

Hi guys!!! It is Week 23 in my 2014 Project Life album today! The house construction is beginning to wind down, just a few more layouts like this and then I will be returning to traditional Project Life layouts for the rest of the year. Here is my process video today:

This is the layout as I began, with photos and journaling cards in place:

Project Life 2014 Week 23

There was a 6×12 insert this week, so this is Side A:

Project Life 2014 Week 23

This is Side B:

Project Life 2014 Week 23

So there was quite a bit going on this week in addition to the construction. One thing I love about Project Life is that it allows you to include stories from all around the week. An album that was strictly about the house construction might not show our lives going on in the meantime, but here I can do that. The house itself on this side of the layout is just one single photo. That is all I photographed on that day, so I really can’t even tell what was done on that day. No worries, include the photo and move on, right?

Project Life 2014 Week 23

I still love using these circle dates from Paislee Press, but this one I layered on top of the gold rimmed tag from Dear Lizzy. On all of them across the page I included the white number lower down on top of the photo for consistency.

Project Life 2014 Week 23

My date card here looks a little rough. I had some technical issues with the stamp itself because it does not ink all the way on the inside of the stamp. I also know that I forgot to add the dates of the week! When I create my layout next week I will probably end up fixing both those things.

Project Life 2014 Week 23

I absolutely love mixing the product from the collection with the cards from the Core Kits! This is one of the reasons I love Project Life so much – it allows me to continue using my stash and to stretch my stash even further.

Project Life 2014 Week 23

The two photos on the bottom of the layout are from my son’s birthday on June 4th. This is part of the balance of Project Life which I love – yes our house is being built, but yes, we are still doing all of our normal life things.

Project Life 2014 Week 23

I think in my last TBT process video I discovered the fun of placing stickers up the side of a photo just like the hearts in the Periscope app. I am totally using that technique more often now, and here I used stars.

Project Life 2014 Week 23

Now if you watched the process video, you heard me realize right in the middle of my voice-over that this was actually Nick’s 10th birthday! So many mistakes in this layout, and I just have to laugh at myself because I really forgot for a minute that I was working in 2014. I will fix this later on as well. I normally let one or two mistakes go, but since there are a few on here that are bugging me I will fix them.

Project Life 2014 Week 23

This is the insert, which tells the story of the driveway and back patio being poured.

Project Life 2014 Week 23

We did not go inside the house that day, in order to make sure that nobody accidentally walked on the concrete.

Project Life 2014 Week 23

I love this banner across the bottom, and I added a tab sticker and punch so you would know to turn the insert.

Project Life 2014 Week 23

The second page starts with Nick’s baseball game, last one for that season. I did no embellishing, just a bit of journaling.

Project Life 2014 Week 23

For the title card on the right hand side I used one of the cards from the Core Kit and layered on a chipboard sticker and one of the house die cuts.

Project Life 2014 Week 23

The circle date again, and I love how those circles unify this whole layout.

Project Life 2014 Week 23

These two filler cards were fairly easy to put together. I really love the black and white elements in the Fine & Dandy collection, so I made use of them!

Project Life 2014 Week 23

And then there is this photo right here. These end up being my favorites, of course, ones where they are excited and hugging on each other. They are bonding with the spaces we are creating and these spaces will become the backdrop of their best memories, we hope!

Project Life 2014 Week 23

My journaling is here, and I covered the banner that was on the card with this gold one, just to repeat the gold elements on the spread.

Project Life 2014 Week 23

These are the last two cards on this layout. One is for more journaling and the other I just left blank.

Project Life 2014 Week 23

Whew, that was a full post and a memory-filled layout! I hope you had fun seeing that. See you back tomorrow with some Traveler’s Notebook updates!

~Theresa

 

 

 

TBT Project Life 2014 Week 22 Part B | Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste!!

Hi guys! Today is TBT and that means another 2014 Project Life layout, where I am currently documenting our house construction project! Today I am in Week 22, the second part, and I decided to use my Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste collection. Here is my process video:

Oh I am always so happy using my Amy Tangerine products. The colors are so bright and happy and the layouts always turn out the same. Here is the layout with only photos and journaling cards:

Project Life 2014 Week 22B

And here is the completed layout, with journaling and embellishments:

Project Life 2014 Week 22B

Since this is the second layout for Week 22, I did not need a date card. So I created this adorable filler card.

Project Life 2014 Week 22B

I made sure to include my circle date from Paislee Press so the date on this photo was easy to identify. I have been using these throughout this project for consistency and love them.

Project Life 2014 Week 22B

The center pockets are all Project Life cards from the Cut & Paste mini kit. I used the stamp set from the Finders Keepers collection, and the enamel dots are from October Afternoon.

Project Life 2014 Week 22B

The drywall in the house is now completely hung, and they are preparing to do the seams and spackle. I love this real life photo of the product waiting. This is the spackle. This is how much it will take to seal in these lovely walls and to make the drywall smooth and beautiful. I love this.

Project Life 2014 Week 22B

The windows also passed inspection so I documented those stamps of approval. I love these small details – don’t be afraid to capture those, to remember those moments and what it means. I also love how the street looking out that window was so different from now (it is all filled up with homes!). This is how it was, maybe it was only this way for a few days, because time marches on. Capture it! Get that shot!

Project Life 2014 Week 22B

Two more journaling cards on this side, with just a few notes about what is going on.

Project Life 2014 Week 22B

The right hand side of the layout is about our school’s Spring Fling. Yep, even while our house is being built, life is moving forward. This was a yearly tradition for us for quite a few years – the elementary school in our previous county held an annual Spring Fling and it was always a favorite event. You might recall when I was gathering the photos and preparing to tackle this project, I came upon these photos and decided to reprint them because they are awful yellow. So I did reprint them and adjusted them a bit in Photoshop. They still are not perfect, by any means, as you can see! But they are included anyway. Keep the imperfect ones. This was too important to leave out.

Project Life 2014 Week 22B

I started off with this photo of them all gathered around a table playing a game. The fact that they, for one moment, were all around the same table at the same time is miraculous enough (!) and it tells such a story here. Again, such a fleeting moment, they all look different now!

Project Life 2014 Week 22B

These two. They are best friends. They miss each other when they are apart. When we were deciding on floor plans for the house, they insisted on keeping a room together. Sometimes they fight the worst, and sometimes they ignore each other altogether (!) but at the end of the day, this is them. I want you guys to know that both of them carry silent grief. Both of them have experienced loss and sadness – each one unique and neither one greater than the other. But this. Out of loss and tragedy and pain comes this.

Project Life 2014 Week 22B

The pockets across the center are again Project Life cards with simple embellishments. The wood grain card here just had to be used up. I layered the circle die cut and a star enamel dot on top.

Project Life 2014 Week 22B

And then there are these two. You can tell which of the children grew up being photographed, and therefore when the camera is out she will pose. I love both, and I love that this photo captures both.

Project Life 2014 Week 22B

I created a simple title card here. This event definitely was on their Love List and that banner is perfect. Alphabet is from Amy’s Stitched collection.

Project Life 2014 Week 22B

Last two filler cards here. Simple stamping and a washi tape from Paper Source that is laying on my desk.

Project Life 2014 Week 22B

That is all for today friends! I hope this was fun! See you back tomorrow with some traveler’s notebook fun!

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

 

TBT Project Life 2014 Week 22 Part A | Ali Edwards Storytelling with Project Life Kit

Hi guys! I am plugging along in my 2014 Project Life album, documenting the construction of our house. Today I am in Week 22, the first part, and have chosen to use my Storytelling kit from Ali Edwards. Have a look here at my process:

 

Here is the layout with photos and journaling cards:

Project Life 2014 Week 22B

This is the completed layout:

Project Life 2014 Week 22B

Is it me, or do these layouts keep getting better and better? What an exciting couple of days in the photo-documenting of this process: delivery and installation of drywall.

Project Life 2014 Week 22B

Oh how I adore this organic card from the Storytelling kit. It is perfect for my date card, which is layered with a large tag, wood banner, and chippy stars.

Project Life 2014 Week 22B

Of course I included my circle date from Paislee Press to highlight the date of these photos. And yes, we traded the dumpster for the portable bathroom. It’s just hilarious at this point, no?!

Project Life 2014 Week 22B

I had all journaling cards across the center, so I chose different colors for each one, and added simple embellishment to each one.

Project Life 2014 Week 22A

I know the photo makes it really hard to see, but Alan and I carved our initials A & T into the door frame of our master bedroom before they installed the drywall. I photographed the moment and included it here with a chipboard frame.

Project Life 2014 Week 22A

I also made a point to capture some of the tools and supplies as we found them on the jobsite. Now our contractors were incredibly neat and cleaned up at the end of each day, but sometimes evidence was left that were part of their particular jobs. I think it is incredibly important to capture these details that you might think are just ordinary, but when it is your house it is our of the ordinary. Grab those shots, my friends. You won’t regret it.

Project Life 2014 Week 22A

This may seriously be one of my favorite layouts ever. In thirteen years of doing this craft. If you have just started out, or are going on twenty years yourself, I hope you have layouts that make you as happy as this one makes me.

Project Life 2014 Week 22A

This day, for me, was perhaps the most exciting day in the whole process, because we finally got to see and experience the actual spaces. Everything I had hoped for in these four walls, came to be, and everything I had planned for, actually was.

Project Life 2014 Week 22A

Of course, here is the outside of the house that day, and our friend the portable bathroom. Next to that photo is inside the house, in my studio, looking back out the door. This is one of the few messes the contractors ever left (!) and I love the story it tells. We are mid-process, here, people.

Project Life 2014 Week 22A

There were many photos of the interior that day, but I narrowed it down to keep it to one page. I did include these two 3×4 photos here:

Project Life 2014 Week 22A

And here:

Project Life 2014 Week 22A

I love this journaling card because it brings all the colors in this layout together. I highlighted the W with a star because this was actually Wednesday of that week, although I don’t normally document what day of the week it is. Again the stars add the perfect tiny dimension.

Project Life 2014 Week 22A

Final photo on this layout, and it is a significant one to me. This is our living room! This is where I pray we have so many wonderful memories, where I hope the children look back for many years to come at all the love they experienced and all the memories they made.

Project Life 2014 Week 22A

This is the backdrop against which our lives will happen from here forward! I know it is not the richest or most extravagant; in fact it is just a modest size home that we are so fortunate to be able to own. For this I am so incredibly thankful. And thank you, my dear readers, for allowing me to share this with you here. I will have a post tomorrow – I am introducing a brand new project to you that I know you are going to love! I will see you then!

~Theresa

TBT Project Life 2014 Week 21 Part B | Sweet Edition Core Kit & Crate Paper Notes & Things

Hi guys! I’ve got a TBT layout today working in my 2014 Project Life album, continuing to document our house building project. I decided to use the Sweet Edition Core Kit from Project Life, and then my TBT products are from Crate Paper’s Notes & Things collection. Here is my process video:

 

Here is the layout with just photos and journaling cards:

Project Life 2014 Week 21 B

Here is the completed layout:

Project Life 2014 Week 21 B

So I started with my journaling card from the Sweet Edition and added a bird sticker from Crate Paper and some stitching, plus my journaling.

Project Life 2014 Week 21 B

Simple embellishments on a few of the filler cards mean easy and quick design.

Project Life 2014 Week 21 B

I love this photo of Natalie with some of her class mates here. She is so excited and it shows in every fiber of her being.

Project Life 2014 Week 21 Part B

I cannot say enough happy things about the Sweet Edition core kit. The colors are just beautiful and the fonts plus the icons make it so easy and fun to work with! This filler card might be one of my favorites, with the bold floral print that creates a perfect backdrop to the embellishments.

Project Life 2014 Week 21 Part B

On the facing page I return to the house to include photographs of the interior walls before they install the drywall. I love seeing the insides of our walls (yes, it’s the interior design geek in me!) like this. Also, this hello card is perfect.

Project Life 2014 Week 21 Part B

I included my usual circle date from Paislee Press in order to highlight the date of these photos.

Project Life 2014 Week 21 Part B

These filler and journaling cards are so simply but so awesome! I did not do a thing to the Oui Oui card, and even though I do not speak French it’s still cool right there.

Project Life 2014 Week 21 Part B

The ticket from Notes & Things was the perfect shade of mint to coordinate with the Sweet edition – who knew? That ticket is perfect right there on top of the floral card.

Project Life 2014 Week 21 Part B

Just one final ticket on this last photo with a really rough rub-on layered on top.

Project Life 2014 Week 21 Part B

That is all for today! I am trying to finish up a post for tomorrow but if that doesn’t come together I will see you back here on Monday. Next week is a full week with some brand new projects being announced so stay tuned!

~Theresa

TBT Project Life 2014 Week 21 | Little Moments & Styleboard

Hi guys, today’s video is from my 2014 Project Life album, continuing to document our house being built! I decided to use some of my Little Moments Edition Core Kit from Project Life, and then pulled my Styleboard collection from Maggie Holmes to embellish with. Have a look at my process:

 

So here is the layout with just photos and cards chosen:

Poject Life 2014 Week 21

And the completed layout:

Project Life 2014 Week 21

So I am loving the new Little Moments Edition Core Kit. Oh these colors and the gold foil are my go-to colors and I love them more and more. I started with the date card here, backed using a filler card, and embellished on top with Styleboard from Maggie Holmes. That typewriter, you guys, how have I not used that already?!

Project Life 2014 Week 21

My photo for this day is here showing the scaffold that the workers use to place the siding. I again used my circle date element from Paislee Press, and the numbers are from Styleboard.

Project Life 2014 Week 21

My journaling rests here on one of the journaling cards. I wrote about how I chose the color grey with white trim and black roof for our home because it is one of my favorite colors. The two banner strips on the lower photo draw your eye to the sharp perspective of the corner of the house. I love that this is still what I see every day when I walk onto my front porch (completed, of course!)

Project Life 2014 Week 21

A fun to-do list – it is always fun to write out someone else’s to-do list, isn’t it? Ha! And a simple quote card embellished with a rose and the M typewriter font for Moxley. So fitting.

Project Life 2014 Week 21

I find the building process incredibly fascinating, and some of that stems from my lifelong love of interior design. I included another photo of the ladders and equipment the men used to raise the siding, and then used the diagonal lines of the siding to house my journaling. That is the only embellishment for this photo.

Project Life 2014 Week 21

The right hand side of this layout is about the visit on the 21st of May, in which the siding was all done, the doors were hung, and the dumpster had been moved.

Project Life 2014 Week 21

My date circle again on the house photo is the primary focal card on this layout. I love this view into the house through the garage – what you see on the inside is actually our laundry room and the hallway to the kitchen and dining room. Now of course it is all dry-walled and closed up to form the rooms we love, but I so very much love this view. Watching it come together.

Project Life 2014 Week 21

For the 3×4 cards I chose one with journaling, one with text, one with a pattern, and one with a saying. No fussy embellishing here, just a few simple chipboard pieces.

Project Life 2014 Week 21

This journaling makes me laugh every time. We loved working with our superintendent and he got this thing done. But the dumpster thing definitely makes me laugh now when I look back on it. Ah good times.

Project Life 2014 Week 21

Now this photo was already embellished because it was originally part of a layout I had done earlier. When I went back to confirm photo order and placement, it was out of order. No worries, I just placed it here on the date it belongs, and left the embellishments as is.

Project Life 2014 Week 21

This filler card here is actually from an older Heidi Swapp mini kit and I really don’t even know how or why it is there, but I like it so I left it there! Also a little more journaling about what a big deal it was to be able to see the house on the outside with the finishes and windows and doors.

Project Life 2014 Week 21

One last photo of the inspection stickers on the windows. I have worked with city inspectors on previous commercial design projects, so I know what these stickers mean. It also meant something to us that we saw them in place at each step along the way, reassuring us that this was up to code, meeting the standards, good stuff. These are comforts to me along this process.

Project Life 2014 Week 21

I hope this has been a fun layout to look at today! Tomorrow is drawing day for the give-away, so if you haven’t stepped over to my YouTube channel to comment yet, do it today! I will see you then to announce the winner!

~Theresa