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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

Disney Project Life | LEGOLAND Layouts 13 & 14

Hi guys, it’s a Disney day today! I am ready to get through the LEGOLAND portion of the album and get back to Disney. So two layouts again today to get that portion completed, and here is my process video for those:

 

Here is one of the layouts with just photos and journaling cards from the Modern Edition Core Kit:

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Here is that layout completed:

Disney Layouts 13 %26 14

And then to finish up the day I added the map of the park (and if you didn’t watch the video yet, be sure to because you will absolutely die laughing at my silly, stupid mistake I made in cutting this thing!!!!!):

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Did you guys like the gallery last week? I think I will do that again with this first layout. You can click on any photo to see it larger and to scroll through all the photos.

Now for this map. My first advice, and I knew this going into it and didn’t listen to my own advice so I am just a nerd, is to always work with a duplicate or a copy! I totally cut this too short and it was the only one I had so I just had to work with it. No worries. Laugh and move on.

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The only embellishment I added was this one single glitter word phrase that came in a previous Gossamer Blue kit:

Disney Layouts 13 %26 14
Disney Layouts 13 %26 14

That’s all for today, my loves. I will be back tomorrow with TBT and our construction project, so see you then! Also be sure to check back on Friday because I am introducing a brand new project and you are going to love it. See you soon!

~Theresa

 

One Little Word 2016 | Shine March and April Catch-up and Check-in!

Hi guys, I decided to divert from my usual Tuesday Project Life videos today so I could spend a little time in my One Little Word project. I am participating in Ali Edwards’ One Little Word class this year and have chosen the word Shine. The goal and purpose of the class and of choosing a word for the year is to choose a word that speaks to me and that helps direct and add meaning to my year. Here is a look at my thought processes and album content in response to the prompts for March and April:

So you might remember back in March the prompt was to create a vision board using magazine images. The idea was to simply choose images and colors and texts that speak to you and that reflect your word, simply what you like. For March in my album I chose to include a photo of my vision board, along with a few reflections. I created a divider from this heart transparency that is from Maggie Holmes’ Shine collection. The month tab is Studio Calico, and the acrylic word is from Gossamer Blue.

One Little Word Shine March and April

I included this photo on this layout simply because of the way the sun was shining into the car and onto my hair that day. I added a chipboard embellishment that is from Ali Edwards’ Cheer Story Kit.

One Little Word Shine March and April

On the back of this month’s layout I added a photo from the beach the day my son got hurt. I wrote some of my reflections from that event, particularly how I saw myself for the first time being the calm and focused one. I also painted a wash background and printed this quote from Pinterest.

One Little Word Shine March and April

For the month of April I chose a white stripe transparency from WeRMemory Keepers laying on its side. The prompt for April was to write questions pertaining to your word and process your word and how it evidences itself in your life. I used filler and journaling cards from the Modern Edition Core Kit to copy my notes down, and then I slid them into the pockets.

One Little Word Shine March and April

The back of this month is several more of my journaling cards and I also realized that the quote card is not the one I originally planned to use, but I think I will keep this one as it is because it still fits.

One Little Word Shine March and April

That is all for this day’s inspiration. I hope you have enjoyed hearing some of my One Little Word experiences and how I am working through that word in my life! See you back here tomorrow for Disney!

~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

Disney Project Life Layouts 11 & 12 | Modern Edition Core Kit

Hi guys! I’m working on my Disney album today on Day 2 with our visit to LEGOLAND. I decided to use my Modern Edition Core Kit as journaling cards in this portion of the album, so take a look at my process!

 

This week’s post includes two layouts, and next week will as well. Here are the layouts with only photos and journaling cards:

Disney Layout 11
Disney Layout 12

Here are these two layouts completed:

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I think what I will do is create a gallery for each of these layouts because there are quite a few photos to show you. You can click on each photo to see close ups.

And here is a gallery featuring the second layout images. Click on any image to see close ups.

I hope you enjoyed that! See you tomorrow with my 2014 Project Life construction documentation!

~Theresa