Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Project Life 2013 - Week 5

February already!  I love this month, lots of fun stuff to look forward to and we are inching our way toward Spring.  I had a lot of great stuff to include this week so lets get too it.

Here is the full spread


And each side up close, remember you can always click on them to open them up larger.


I wasn't sure how to handle the date card this month, I couldn't use a calendar like I did on the past few weeks because we carried over to a new month.  After many starts and many deletions I ended up with this.  Its the first time I used a photo for the backdrop of my date card and I liked it a lot.  Its a shot I didn't have room for on the spread but it worked perfectly.  Have you jumped on the Vine bandwagon yet?  I did this past week, its a fun new app for short little 6 second video clips, the QR code is the first video I posted on the app.  I had a down day due to a migraine so I used a who, what, where Seafoam card to document that day without photos.  Simone is the worst to play games with, she only wants to win, I snapped several photos of her while we were playing and loved that I captured these two.  It's definitely a learning curve with her for sure.  The Insta Today card came in a Studio Calico class kit, love that card.  The Hello My Name is the same as the one included in the Studio Calico January Project Life kit but this one is digital, I wanted more so I purchased the kit.  A few random shots and of course the Superbowl.  A sad day for us and I wasn't sure how to capture it so I just included a shot of the three of us before the game started and then used another Seafoam card (digitally altered) to capture the essence of the day.  I really love how this turned out.

 
I'm so loving the Design D layout so very much and I'm so glad I stuck with this combo.  I love having a chance to highlight some key photos on this side of the spread and I'm totally over the fact that things aren't in order.  Yay for working outside your comfort zone!  And yay for no more rounded corners, the best decision I've made, such a time saver and I like it so much better with the white bordered photos.
 
This week at preschool the kids started working on recognizing and writing their last names.  I love this shot I snapped of Simone after she wrote it for the first time, even though its a touch blurry.  The best part of February for me is the Valentine's Day colored M&M's.  I look forward to them all year.  Groundhog day, means an early spring this year, who's unhappy about that, no one I'm sure.  I found this graphic online and did a bit of modification.  The original had a shadow that I removed and I added the sun and my own text.  We had a super great night out on Saturday to a local Crab Feed fundraiser, the spread finishes off with several photos from the night.  Initially they took our tickets from us so I asked for mine back so I could snap a photo of it, while my husband explained to the guy, "she's a scrapbooker" which based on the look on his face meant absolutely nothing to him.  Luckily on our way out of the dinner all of the tickets were just laying in a big pile so I grabbed one to include.  This scrapbooker will not be denied her memorabilia!
 
I hope you have a great rest of the week, thanks for stopping by.


9 comments:

  1. What a great page! Love the losing/winning photos :) It looks great with white borders, I need to take a note for the next year.

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  2. LOVING this!! Totally laughed at the ticket part! I'd have done the same thing!

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    1. He, he! Glad to know we're kindred spirits!

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  3. Hi Barbara Just found your blog from the Studio Calico gallery. I was instantly drawn to your layouts and had to see some more. I really like what you've doing with your PL album - really nice.

    AND love your Free Bates t-shirt ;-)

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    1. Thanks so much! I got my shirt from bustedtees if you want one.

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  4. What a beautiful layout! I came over from pinterest to see if I could snag your groundhog day card, but I love pretty much everything about this spread! The journaling of a migraine is brilliant! I don't like to whine too much about migraines in my PL, but it's part of my life, so I've wondered about including them somehow. And I also love your title card - it's gorgeous. And the "It's February" pic is so simple and classy. Can't wait to see your other pages! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm so sorry you get migraines too, I don't talk about them a lot but this one was especially memorable and it was the only way I could think to cover it.

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  5. I love your pages and the colored M&M's for sure.

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