Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Project Life: Week 2, or is it 3? (I've already lost track..)

I am still loving this project so much.  I have been using up lots of random bits from my stash and even included some ephemera this week.  The pages are easy to put together, but it does end up taking up a lot of time because Avinash and I love looking at it for long periods of time.  Nandini of course loves it too and wants to taste what is in each pocket.

project life

 The letter and envelope Avinash wrote and sent to us from preschool.  This kid has no idea what we do apparently.  We never even eat pickles anymore because they just don't compare down here to what we are used to.  I used the Amy Tangerine airmail envelope on top of his envelope, and it is actually my favorite piece in the pack.  I could use a whole pack just of those little die cuts. So glad I actually used it instead of saving it though.

I printed my photos out at Ritz this week.  Very economical with all the coupon codes.  I just ran in there after picking Avi up from school one day, but I think I will probably alternate with this and printing them out at home.

I printed my journaling out from this blog onto 'vintage' cotton paper from my Dad's old office supplies. It isn't really obvious in the album itself, but it makes so meaningful for me.  I always used to help my Dad around his office and now Avi 'helps' too. 

I only printed out a small photo of the cookie date because I knew it was a layout worthy event as well.  I added journaling to the photo in Picnik (soon to be gone sadly).  I also made a quick collage in Picasa (easy and free) of some duck feeding and picnic in the park photos.  The Houston weather is great right now.

The pink is a rectangle cut from a package sent to Nandini from her cousin.  She got a beautiful new dress, and Avinash got lots of bubble wrap to play with, double score!  I used a Martha Stewart tag with a bit of washi tape.  Simple, but I like black and white stripes against the bright pink swirls.

There is a coffee filter chromatography firework Avi made at the museum Thursday night (upper right).  No picture, just a strip of old Sassafrass paper, a no. 19 die cut for the date, and a MME Thursday sticker. The journaling is done on some Martha Stewart notepad paper with a sweet little doily punched out.  I used one punched square on top of a plain square here.  The punch looks really cool when layering different colors too as an embellishment instead of a journaling spot.

Another piece of ephemera is the comment card from Pondicheri along with a picture from Tiny Boxwoods, of Avi dipping his fries in butter, as well.  We love going out to brunch and had an added bonus brunch on Martin Luther King Day, which is how we discovered Vegetarian (meatless) Mondays at Pondicheri.  Apparently there were people storming out and getting upset about this new policy!  We loved it, especially all the new menu items.  I honestly keep coming back for the coffee here. Some of the food is amazing, like the omelets, aloo subji and parantha (simple but homey and authentic).  The paneer curry is made with a cashew sauce, so rich and delicious.  We went to the soft opening a few months and weren't all that impressed, but they have really been working on the food.  They use raw milk to make their yogurt and paneer which I love.  The taste is sensational.  We come here alot now.

christmas project life
I also did a catch up Christmas layout.  I took so many pictures over the holidays and even though I made a lot of layouts there were still lots of pictures that I wanted to include in my album.  A project life page is the perfect, easy way for me to do it. 
The naughty and nice tabs were perfect for Avinash and Nandini, my wild baby and my calm baby.
I used a textured Martha Stewart sticker on the bottom left (love the thick feel of it) where I wrote about my paper snowflake making project. Still love the wonder Avinash and Nandini had when they woke up in the morning to see 'snow' hanging down all over the place.  (You can see her trying to grab one in the middle row photo, heehee.)

christmas project life
Lots of crate paper; border stickers, snowflake, chipboard and a journaling tag with a grocery store doily over top. Love that look. Most of it is really old because I save all of my Christmas scrap supplies separately and use them from year to year.

The Mom Creative

I made a lot of my own journaling cards this past week and am working on a post to share about how to make them.  My apartment is currently being torn apart, but as soon as I can I will take some pictures of them :)

Hopefully this post will satisfy both my Mom's need to see pictures of the kids and stories about what they are up to as well as my own need to share my scrapbooking.  Win, win right?

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And, a free printable:

How cute will these look for dates and ages in project life?


  1. I love the Christmas page it all coordinates and flows so well together. Very nice!

  2. I love all the extra stuff that you added to your pages! They will be good reminders of exactly what was going on. And I'm having trouble keeping up to date with printing my photos. I'm a couple weeks behind because I can't print at home but don't get a chance to pick them up every week either. I guess I'll just figure it out!

  3. You are so good at adding all the little extra touches that help make your pages even more special!! Love that you used paper from your dads office. I'm trying to save correspondence from my dad...no mater how big or small. I want to remember his unique handwriting!

  4. Thanks Suzanne and Camilla.

    Jessi - just keep it up. Print them at home and you can fill in with high quality prints later (or just leave them). The important thing is to keep going.

    Jenn - thanks for the idea. Def need to get my dad's handwriting in the PL album now :)

  5. Your pages are lovely! Love the note about what mommy & daddy do for work...hilarious! Also love how you used your dad's old office supplies, such a special addition and one I'm sure that you will look back on and cherish.

  6. I just love all the little memorabilia. And now I want some pizza - if only that was my job!

  7. I love scrapbooking too.. This is so much fun and the pictures are wonderful.. :)
    Thanks for linking at friday fun party..

  8. sweet! loving all the little bits!


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