2014 is here!

Happy New Year everyone!  I know its already into week 3 of the new year but I am finally getting some of my pictures in and working on my greatly anticipated 2014 Project Life album.  I am not quite finished wrapping up my 2013 album…but almost.  Yah!  I couldn’t wait to get started on my 2014 album so here are a few pictures that I have been working on for weeks 1 & 2.  They are not complete and are a work in progress.  I don’t even have a complete cover page to my album yet because I am still waiting to get those pictures.

The album that I will be using for 2014’s Project Life is an album that I wanted when I started my album for 2013.  I wasn’t able to find it at any stores so I chose to wait.  This album is one of the We R Memory Keepers Designer Collection albums.  This yellow one is called “Yellow Submarine”.  I love it and my sister got me 2 of them for Christmas to get me started for the 2014 year.  I am in love with them and the quality that they are.  So hope you enjoy this 2014 year of my project life and hope that it will inspire you to keep on creating or to inspire you to start.  God Bless to you all in the coming 2014 year.

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The We R Memory Keepers Designer Collection Album “Yellow Submarine”  As you will see in the following pictures I will be picking one theme of core cards to be my main collection for all of my 2014 albums.  I may go to other themed cards for holiday and such but as for the main layouts of my book they will be all one theme of cards.  I chose for 2014 to use the Maggie Holmes “Flea Market” mini cards kit and the Maggie Holmes Edition Core Kit.  My thoughts after finishing my first year ever to do Project Life is that I want to make it more simple for me to work on and keep up to date by giving myself less options and an easier pallet to work with. (and the colors look and coordinate awesome with my yellow album too…LOL!)

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Beginning stages of my title/cover page to my 2014 album.  All I need to do is insert my pictures that I am still waiting to get in.

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Here is my week 1 for 2014.  It is almost complete…just need a 4×6 filler on the right page and a #1 on my week title card.

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This is my week 2 for 2014 (in progress).  You can see a bunch of blank card on the right page but will be done soon.  I had to include for this week my all time favorite show; The Bachelor.  LOL!

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Here I added an insert to my week 2.  It was a picture that I stuck into a collage with my Pic Stitch app on my iPhone and printed out as an 8 x 10 picture at Walgreens.  I then stuck it into an Office Maxx 8 1/2 x 11 page protector (since I was out of my 8 x 10 Becky Higgins ones) and backed it with some cardstock.  Then I took it to my sewing machine, stitched along the photo and cut the extra page protector off and made my own custom page pocket.  I love it.

(The beginning) The Final weeks of 2013

I’m back and I am so sorry I have been away for so long, but the Christmas holiday time is very busy for me and my family and still have a few pictures to add and embellish for the end of my 2013 year of Project Life.  Right now I am going to show you my finished Project Life December daily layouts that I have already done.  This will be days…Dec. 1- Dec. 22.

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Week 21

This week was a typical tradition that my family does.  We are looking forward to the cozy feel of the cold outside and the warm holiday lights and décor of the season.  So every year we put up our Christmas decorations and tree early in November.  We want to make it last as long as possible.  So this week I have included 2 insert pages just to show our traditions and decorating fun.

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Week 20

This week I had to add an insert for all the fun extra pictures I took.  They had the grand opening of the new location and technology improved Build-a-Bear store in our mall.  She got freebie’s and also got to stuff and make a wish on a heart to stuff inside a bear for a child for our Children’s Hospital here.  It was a special moment to talk about those children to my 4 year old daughter and she was happy to do it for them.  She also brought her best friend Snowflake to be re-stuffed and fluffed.  My daughter also won the heart of the lady with her daughter in line before us and she just gave my daughter a $25 gift certificate to use as she wanted.  She bought her bear some Christmas pj’s and a winter dress.  She had a awesome afternoon.  Thanks for listening to my special story for the week and enjoy the pictures I have for my Week 20.

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*THIS WEEK I DECIDED TO USE THE “JADE” CORE CARDS FOR MY LAYOUT.  ALSO FOR MY INSERT I TOOK THE DESIGN “D” POCKET PAGE AND JUST CUT OFF THE 2 (4X6) POCKETS ON THE RIGHT SIDE.  HOPE I’VE INSPIRED YOU IN SOME WAY AND ENJOY DOCUMENTING YOUR LIFE THROUGH PROJECT LIFE.*