Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Project Life - Weeks 50, 51 & 52

It's done, like done and I'm amazed, emotional and so very grateful to have these memories documented. I have loved every minute of this, truly.

Here is week 50

This flip up as the words from the blog post I did for Simone's birthday, bottom left above.

I had to touch a bit on what happened in CT, it was so hard for me to put words down so I kept it simple, horrifying and unbelievably tragic is the best way I can sum up my feelings.  I've seen so many beautiful tributes, I so wish I could process things as well or as beautifully.

This is inside the Believe card flip up.  I made that card as part of a Tag Swap that I did in December.  It was perfect for our Polar Express night.

Here is week 51

And here is week 52


This week covers more than that week because the year went a bit long.  I wanted to end on the 31st so I have some bonus days in there.  I was sick for a good portion of the end of the year so it helped me squeeze it all in since I wasn't active at all.  And yes, I do believe that is the least flattering photo of myself by far this year.

This is the inside of the Christmas Eve flip up, bottom left above.

I found the New Year's confetti at the party store and decided to fill a slot with it and left it open to the back. I stitched it closed in rows so the confetti couldn't bunch up at the bottom.

This is the inside of the New Year's flip up, bottom right above.

I'm simply beyond thrilled that I did it, that I stuck with it and that its done.  I do have one last little bit to finish, the back page and I'll do that next.

I'll share that later as well as my plan for 2013!  I'm changing things up and using new protectors this year, trying to shake things up and keep them interesting.  More details to follow.

I hope you all have an amazing 2013 and I look forward to sharing more with you.


  1. Your PL is so inspiring! Can you explain how you did the flip ups? did you use a protector for them?

    1. Hi Mari,
      Thanks so very much! I made the flip ups with card stock. For a 3x4 pocket I cut it at 3" x 8 1/8" and for a 6x4 I cut it at 6" by 8 1/8". The extra 1/8" allows for it to sit all the way in the pocket and still fold nicely. I fold it in have an press the fold in with a bone folder to so its nice and flat. I just attached my photos to the outside and the inside top and bottom respectively. If the flip is going in a pocket on the right hand side I just slip in into the pocket and the outer portion is not protected by plastic. If I want to put one on the left had side on any of the lower pockets that I can't access I tape it to the outside of the protector using double stick tape. I hope that helps. I need to do a tutorial on the blog with photos and will do it this coming year for sure. Let me know if you have other questions.

  2. Congrats on your completed album! What a wonderful treasure. Your pages are so fun. Everything looks great! I love all of your designs and cards. Where did you get the red Christmas title card and the chalkboard goodbye to 2012? I love those so much! Great job, very inspiring. Brandi

    1. Thanks very much Brandi, the red title card was a freebie from AC Digitals, you might still find it on their site. I made the chalkboard for New Years myself.

  3. Really awesome job! I love all the glitter! Question for you - how did you get the type on top of the glitter on that one bottom card? Did you do it on a transparency that went over the glitter paper/card? LOVE the look (and would love to "borrow" it!) but can't figure out how you did it - stunning!

    1. It's also the way I made the week 52 title card. I used the same digital glitter paper.

    2. Hi Lynne, thanks very much! That is actually a piece of digital glitter paper, so I was able to type right on top of it and print it out. I don't remember where this specific one came from but I know they're out there, especially on Etsy. I hope you try it, it's a fun look for sure.