Project Life 2014 : January & Early February

Phew!  I didn't want to wait so long to share a few Project Life pages, but life has been busy.  As it always is, I suppose. Next week my oldest turns 4. I've been simultaneously completing a 2010 album this year and have finished spreads covering January through March. I'm excited to share, so look for a peek at that album next week.

The beginning of January was spent packing up our previous home and getting ready to move.

I began the year unsure if I would continue to document weekly so I left out a date from this spread.  Now that we've moved and things have settled down a bit, I've gotten back into a weekly documentation schedule, but I definitely won't hold myself to creating a spread for each and every week this year.

I used cards from the Midnight & Jade Editions & Polka Dot Mini-Kit.

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DGjerdingenFeb2

I forgot to take close ups of this spread, but you can click the photo to see it larger.

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This spread is from Mid-January  (just realized the dates are wrong) and covers our move to the new house.  Made with all Jade Edition cards, plus one blank grid card, which I added a house die-cut to (found in Studio Calico's Printshop Die-Cut Pack) and our new address.

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Being a fairly big event, I wanted to keep this spread's content focused on the move. Which led me to enlarge the photo of the boys checking out the inside of the Uhaul.

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The next two spreads were completed with the Kiwi Kit, found exclusively at JoAnns. I'm in love with this kit, which shouldn't be a shock since every physical Core Kit I've purchased so far has been designed by Lili Niclass.

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We were at home this week. One of the first "settled" weeks in our new house. I didn't take a ton of photos though since we were still in the midst of renovating the boys' rooms.

The little "E" and "A" tags on the photos were made by cutting up one of the Kiwi Kit cards.

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DGjerdingenMar2left

The bottom left card is a Jade kit on top of a Kiwi kit card. I cut off the the top and adhered it horizontally to make it a journaling spot.

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This week included Valentine's Day - the perfect way to include more of the pink/heart cards from the Kiwi Kit, I'd usually stray from with two boys. I'm not a big fan of Valentine's Day usually, but Ephram asked me to make cookies one day and I made some cute heart shaped ones. It's amazing how one simple thing can brighten up a week. I guess that's why it's okay to participate in a silly holiday like Valentine's Day.

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Can you ever have too many hearts in a Valentine's Day spread? The stamped heart on the title card came from a Studio Calico kit last year.

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Another card chopping example on the black & white photos of Alwyn's toes, which says "just another ordinary day", embellished with a couple of sequins.

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PROJECT LIFE® is a simplified memory keeping system created by BECKY HIGGINS. To see my previous posts, click HERE.  Have questions?  Leave a comment!