Monday, March 25, 2013

Project Life: Birthday week

 This week: Nandini turned two.  We celebrated as a family with a picnic in the park (her party was the next weekend).  We also went strawberry picking and back to the rodeo one last time. Avinash started a new routine of wanting to sleep in my bed with my old baby tiger. I did this spread a couple days earlier than usual and it was much easier to remember the little details (clearly there is too much aluminum in my deodorant).

Page one: Found my groove with the vertical photos this week.  Just lots and lots of pictures.  I used many cards of the American Crafts holiday kit again this week.  I used a few die cut ephemera from Crate Paper and Lucky Charm here (why are they so hard for me to use!).  I layered wood on wood, putting the word happy over a little banner.  I also have a few SC printables circles here and there (love this, hi, today, love).  I used my new circle mask (thanks Anandi!) on a tag and I stamped&gold embossed with this Lucky Charm roller all over.

A few MME buttons and banners here and there go a long way to adding dimension to the pockets.   I used the boy crazy set and the sweetest thing set.  The teal letter stickers are Jillibean soup, my fave flat alphas for Project Life.  The yellow ones on the wooden tag are from an SC kit, they should totally sell those too!

I stamped on a little Martha Stewart tag and added some 'faux washi' stickers from Crate.   I added some wooden stars, a camera and enamel dot to finish it off.  I realized that I used to put wooden cameras everywhere last year and I really miss that.  

Page two: I moved things around quite a bit on this side.  So much that I tore the bottom seam.  Luckily a little squirrel paperclip works well to hold things in place (I hate slipping).  All of these cards are printables, mostly American Crafts Holiday Line, and one paislee press woodgrain card.  So simple and so epic. 

 The gold glitter thickers were special enough to document Nandini's birth date (pi baby!).  I chopped a journaling card in quarters and then wrote directly on the photo in white pen (sharpie poster paint pen).  I did a bit more gold embossing on the memories card.  I forgot how much I love the look of metallic embossing.

 More printables.  That font on the strawberry photo is peach sundress.

 Let me know if you have any questions. Linked up with The Mom Creative for Project Life Tuesday. The PL kits I am using are the Seafoam kit and Clementine kit, with multi-pack page protectors, and grid journaling cards.  Thank you so much to everyone in this wonderful community. I love all the feedback and looking at everything people do each week. It definitely keeps me motivated. Also, please include a link to your projects below so we can check them out too! 


  1. Loved Nandini's birthday pictures...did she enjoy it?! Combining it with "holi" was a fab idea...

    And..please help me find a good all white template for my blog...

  2. Oh that peach sundress font is beautiful. Your comment about your deodorant made me laugh so loudly my daughter came running. I love the way you are using the holiday cards in non holiday layouts. They are a lot more versatile than I would have expected

  3. This is a really fabulous PL spread.
    Lots of great embellishing!

  4. Absolutely love all the layering elements. Very pretty.

  5. Hello! I can't believe how much I've missed on your blog. You've been a busy creative mama!! LOVE LOVE both PL posts, always love them and your special way with them. They look wonderful and fun.

    How nice your garden patio is, we still have snow here but soon we hope it will be spring time outside.


    We are leaving for Disney next month, almost time and we are soooooo excited. I just posted the mini Disney album I made from the time we went in 2005. Hope you can come take a peek at it, you can see how cute my kids were when they were little like yours.

    Good job keeping up on your PL and other projects. Have a great day!

  6. Wonderful pages. I hear its been quite warm in Houston (lucky you). Still a bit of snow here. Great pages, love all your little clusters.

  7. Great spread. I really like the woodem embellishments.

  8. Happy Belated Birthday!! I love two.
    Gorgeous layout. Really love the circle picture.
    Do you remember where you got that squirrel paperclip? It's so cute!!

    1. Thank you Cerise, two is a fun challenge ;) That squirrel paper clip is from Studio Calico. They sold packs of five for a dollar. Not sure where they got them from though..

  9. Love all the colors!! And glad you're able to use the bubble mask. I have more masks than I know what to do with ;)


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