Showing posts with label Project Life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Project Life. Show all posts

Friday, April 4, 2014

Project Life 2014 - Week 11

March 9-15, 2014

Ahh...we finally saw some warmer temperatures this week. And it made me and Violet both very happy. Daylight Saving though?....not so happy.

The title card is a freebie from Cathy Zielske, all journal cards are either from the Midnight Kit or the Cinnamon Kit.

I know I said I was just going to stick with one kit for this year, but I still had quite a bit left over from my Cinnamon Kit, that I couldn't let it go to waste. And it goes nicely with Midnight.

Craft time with Violet this week has included a lot of painting. And she loves it! And the sun even came out to play, so me and Violet got to go outside twice this week to play in the snow, take a walk to my pre-natal appointment and even make some little snowmen! And it sure pooped her out. 3 hours of playing in fresh air is a good way to make a 2-year-old very sleepy in the evening. I think Spring is on the way!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Project Life 2014 - Week 10

March 2 - 8, 2014

I love almost being caught up. Hello Week 10!

Not much really happened this week. A lot of snuggling, playing, crafting with paint (!!!), and just general routines happening this week.

The Title Card is from Project Life Cinnamon Kit, with Maya Road Stamps in Memento Ink Angel Pink and Flair that I bought from Two Peas.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Project Life 2014 - Week 9

February 23 - March 1, 2014

PL catch-up? Check!

I really do love this project as I can keep an photograph/journal of our growing family. But I hate falling "behind." Never mind that I'm trying to get Violet's Baby Album done before Baby #2 gets here in April, as well as hopefully starting our Wedding Album and finishing up my Travel Albums. Whew!

Anyway, onto week 9....

The Title Card is from Project Life Cinnamon Kit, with the date stamped on there with my new Pebbles Roller Stamp in Lilac Posies with the flair button from Two Peas. All the Journal Cards are from Project Life Midnight Kit

Excuse the crappy date stamping. I just got the date stamp and learning how to stamp nicely. And I was in a hurry. 

Keith even contributed to this week's PL layout. Apparently he likes it when I'm nesting and the house gets cleaned on a daily basis. The purple writing on the bottom is his contribution.

The Currently Card is from A Little Grace and Mercy. Trying to keep one a week going.

I have 2 bi-fold cards for extended journaling that went on that week. Just labelled them with the day and date with random alpha stickers I found around the house.

A certain husband wanted to make sure that I knew that I was loved, even with being 7 months pregnant at the time. He took over my whiteboards with his messages to me. So many reasons why I love that man :)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Project Life 2014 - Week 8

February 16-22, 2014

Keep on going...keep on going....

A little bit behind here, but I'm still going forward with PL this year (so far).

This week my nesting kicked in full force. Seriously. I've done so much baking, it's ridiculous. And by the end of the week, I had nothing to show for it. Between the 3 of us and whoever else raids my house, my baked goods don't even last a week. Although I'm trying here! And lots of cleaning and de-cluttering and getting the baby room ready.

The Title Card is a photo of the front yard with a stamp by Ali Edwards Hello Winter; and the font Viva La Vida. All journal cards and Heart Filler Card are from PL Midnight Kit

Quite a bit of snuggles this week, and it was all worth it.

The Good Mom's filler card is from Paper Coterie: Lessons from Mom's.

You'll be seeing more PL posts this week as I got a nice big batch of photos printed, so you are forewarned!!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Project Life 2014 - Week 7

Welcome to Week 7 of Project Life 2014 (February 9-15, 2014).

More stuff going on this week, and Baby ( is growing bigger and bigger everyday!

 The Title Card is from PL Midnight Kit with letter stickers from Basic Grey. I'm running out of those and I really like them! The Kids 4 Sale card is from September Blue. I really couldn't resist picking them up, as some days I need a journal/filler card that sums up a bad day. Tuesday was one of them. The journal cards are from the Midnight Kit, with the exception of the Currently Card, available from A Little Grace & Mercy.

Also, my car has decided that it really HATES winter and decided not to start again. I had a feeling it just needed to be plugged in for a bit, but my work has no plug-ins for employees and I wasn't parked close to the building in order to plug in. So my sister Sam came to my rescue and towed me home. Unfortunately, she had to tow me backwards as she couldn't find anywhere in the front of my car to hook up to. She drove backwards in my car (she's way better at it than I am) while I drove her car forwards. Had to take some back roads to get home, and then push it up her driveway to put into the garage to thaw for a bit. Poor car.

This week was also Valentine's Day. I named that day Pregnancy Emotional Day, and for good reason, but it turned out OK in the end. Violet went to one of her Grandparents for the night, and me and Keith went out for supper and then to a friend's wedding social.

All in all, a pretty good week.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Project Life 2014 - Week 6

Welcome to Week 6 of Project Life (February 2-8, 2014)

Another busy week in the Neufeld household.

Keith went back onto day shift as they had done another switch-up. And all was better in the house because of it! I also had to do my Diabetes Testing for this Pregnancy. That orange drink still tastes like HELL!!

The Title Card is a Groundhog Day Freebie that Cathy Zielske put up with the font First Order typed on there. The Heart Today stamp is Ali Edwards Heart Today Stamp. I realized that I use that one quite a bit (ahem...a lot!), but I like it, and it really sums up what I love. Because it's spread across two 4x6 photos, I had to "cut" it in my scrapbook program and line them up so that it worked and then re-coloured it with some digital paper. Love seeing Violet and Payton (her cousin) spending time with their great-grandparents. Violet even got her nails painted (she asks for it every single time we go down there). And apparently one of her toys (it's Rapunzel and her horse from a toy set she got for Christmas) need food in order to keep on playing. And all journal cards are from PL Midnight Kit.

Again, I needed three 8x10 inserts for notes/handouts from our Pre-Natal class that we're taking.

The Nap time stamp is from Ali Edwards This Time. I love getting photos of Violet sleeping, as sometimes we catch her in the weirdest of positions. Also enter more Daddy snuggles on the couch. The filler cards are from the Baby Girl Kit and the Seafoam Kit.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Project Life 2014 - Week 5

Welcome to Week 5 of Project Life 2014 (January 26 - February 1, 2014)

This week was a bit of a busy one. Keith got switched onto evening shift for 2 weeks due to some switch-ups at work and they needed someone competent to run the machine that he does. Which means that mine and Violet's usual daily routines got messed up a bit. Violet was happy that Daddy was home during the day, but not when she woke up from her afternoon nap. By Friday (or earlier) she had figured out that her nap time means that Daddy's gone when she wakes up. Keith had to take her into bed with him for almost an hour in so that she could get some quality time snuggling with him. She's not a big fan of huge changes.

The Title Card is from Project Life Midnight Kit with miscellaneous letter stickers. I'm trying to be a bit more creative with my title cards, so if they look a bit weird (aka: not "cool"), I apologize. All the journal cards (minus the Currently card) are also from the Midnight Kit. The Currently Card is from A Little Grace & Mercy June 2013 Freebie. And the "Loving Life" card is from Project Life Cinnamon with Violet's colouring on there. The Heart Today stamp is from Ali Edwards Heart Today.

Because I had so many photos, I decided to use an Insert that is a Design A cut in half to do our Family Date that we went on. Also two 8x10 inserts for notes from our Pre-Natal class.

The Filler Cards are from the Project Life Baby Girl Mini Kit as I had wanted to use them somewhere. The Hello Life filler card is from Simple Stories.

I included my goals for February in here as a reminder of what I wanted to get done this month. It seems to help when I write them down and can look back at them.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Project Life 2014: Week 4

Welcome to Week Four of Project Life 2014 (January 19-25)
 Full layout
This week was basically the same old. Pre-Natal appointment, nesting kicking in more (but still much work to be done in the Baby Room), visiting parents and in-laws and Violet growing up faster and faster before our eyes.
Left side of layout
Yes, I got some good funny photos of Violet this week. The bottom left photo is 2, 3x4 photos on a 4x6. The leg photo is where she decided to draw all over her leg with pen. It took 3 days of baths to get that fully off. The adjoining one still flummoxes me. I had put her to bed at night with just her diaper on. She came to me at 8:30am dressed like that. Sweat pants fully on and a full pyjama on backwards. What?! Apparently she was cold in her room (which is damn near impossible because she likes having her heater on).

We've been into watching movies this week and I borrowed Tangled from my sister, thinking that Violet would like it. SHE LOVED IT! I think we ended up watching it about 4 times during the week and I told my sister that if she wants it back, she needs to give me back one of the movies that she borrowed from me over a year ago. Even then, I don't think Violet will be giving it up easily. And when she asks to watch it now, she brings me the case (we don't let her play with the consoles/DVD player) and says "Pun," as in Rapunzel. Seriously girl?

Project Life 2014: Week 3

Welcome to Week 3 of Project Life 2014 (January 12-18)!
This week brought on some busyness. Visiting my grandparents (Violet's finally warming up to my Pepe! Yes!), attending our first Pre-Natal class (we never took on when I was pregnant with Violet as our work schedules didn't really allow for it), and just spending time as a family together.

Left side of layout

Yes, I'm still set on using the Midnight Core Kit. I didn't do any embellishing at all the week (!!) and I like the way it looks. Because of the amount of photos I had, I combined a couple 3x4 onto 4x6 photos in order to fit more in.

Love the photos of Violet with my Grandparents. She saw that my Meme had nail polish out, so she came to me and asked me to do her hands. I told her to go ask Meme instead. She boldly walked up to Meme, held out her hands, pointed to the nail polish that she wanted and said "hands." Meme took the hint and painted not only her hands, but her feet as well. Violet was in absolute heaven! I have a girlie girl and I love it. Violet also willingly went up to my Pepe and asked for hugs and kisses from him and was saying "Papa" to him. Close enough.

I've also been craving chocolate and soda pop. What did Keith find at the grocery store? Chocolate soda. So he brought it home for me to taste test. I will just say that I didn't like it one bit and gave it to my sister so that she could take it to work and test on her co-workers. Love chocolate. Love soda pop. Not together.

True story.

Right side of layout

Violet also had a play date at my girlfriends place while we were at our Pre-Natal class. Apparently she's a bit of a flirt. Really? Who would've guessed?

Pre-Natal class went pretty good. Even though I had Violet, she was a scheduled C-Section, so I never went into Labour with her (she was breeched and was still sitting on her butt when they pulled her out). The plan is for this one that it will be a completely natural labour (YOU HEAR THAT JR.??) and drug-free as well. Scares me a bit (labour that is), but the drugs scare me even more. And the nice thing about our class is that the Instructor is a Doula, so she knows all of this stuff.

Really love my girlfriend Lisa for writing this down for me. It will be fun to look at when Violet's older.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Project Life 2014: Week 1-2

Welcome to Weeks 1-2 of Project Life 2014 (January 1-11)
I decided to combine the first 1/2 week with the first full week of this year and make 2-2page layouts. It actually worked out quite nicely as I got to put my new Sillhouette Cameo to good use and got to journal quite a few stories and photos.
I'm still working on finding the perfect spot to photograph my layouts. I don't have a lot of natural light coming into my house, so right now I'm photographing on my kitchen floor. Not the greatest, but I guess it will do. I have some ideas on how to better it, it's just getting around to doing them.
1st page Full Spread

For this week and a half, I used only the Midnight Core Kit for all my journaling cards and filler cards. I like the way it looks with the rest of the colours from the photos and doesn't distract too much. Perfect!

This was the week that temps dropped into the -40*C (that's with the wind chill) here for a couple days and my car decided to be a B*&%$ again and require some maintenance (like a new cord for the block heater). I swear my car hates winter.

For the Die-Cuts, I used my Silhouette Cameo. I needed to do some experimenting on it and this was the perfect reason to! The Heart Photos is from Ali Edwards Little Bit of Messy Photos Brushes, with the snowflake from the Silhouette Online Store (the You are my Sunshine is as well, but it's a freebie that you get).

2nd full page layout

I really like how it all turned out and am looking forward to working with this kit for the rest of the year!