so here's my thoughts on this. i'm not reinventing the wheel. i won't be writing anything that hasn't be said. i won't be writing the best project life post ever written…nope,that honor belongs to lisa.
i'm no expert. ali edwards and cathy zielske are on the PL creative team. they are pretty amazing and definitely what i'd call experts.liz tamanaha is incredible, she's another crazy inspiring team member. any of the people above can teach you WAY more about project life than i can.
i'm not going to blog every single page i make for project life. i will share whenever i feel that i have something of value to share, or something i want to show you. or maybe (like today) i'll blog whenever i'm just plain excited about something.
i'm not going to be a perfectionist. this is not an album that is for a design team. or a magazine assignment. it's for us. i don't have to use the latest and greatest. i don't have to worry about it being anything other than a treasure to my family.
i'm not going to pressure myself on this. it is going to be fun. sure, some weeks it might seem like a chore to get through. but it's going to be a treat for me. something very different (both in concept and execution) than anything i've ever done before.
you know what's going to be really great about it? remembering all of the funny/insightful/weird things my girls say.
like this little gem…
yesterday was ranger family day. a day where we went to j's work and did all sorts of things. from looking at vehicles and weapons,to an obstacle course…you get the picture.
early yesterday morning harper came downstairs wearing skinny jeans and a sweater. she said
"mama…i'm not sure i can throw hand grenades and flip tires in this fashion outfit. what do you think?".
see what i mean? this album is going to be MAGICAL for us to look back on one day.
i have to tell you that i did not anticipate this being as FUN as it has been. from collecting a stash, to placing my order (clementine core set and "a" pages)…to working on my title page last night, this process has been a joy to me. more fun than i can remember having in a long long time.
i think it's high time for me not to take myself so seriously in scrapbooking. it isn't about how much product i can get on the page. it isn't about assignments. it isn't about doing what i'm supposed to do.
it's about us. it is a hobby i love and don't want to stop loving. this project life thing is just what i need.
with that being said, here's my title page. simple and classic…and boy was it FUN deciding what to use, where to put everything, and putting the pieces of the puzzle together.
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the top right card says: this year is going to hold so many beautiful adventures. our 8th deployment, a move across the country. this year our babies will turn two,our sadie will turn four,and our first baby will turn six. we will celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary(half a world apart). we will be apart for months, yet together longer than we've ever been together. this year is going to be something else. and i can't wait to see what blessings it brings. so grateful for each day i'm given.
bottom left card says: a collection of the everyday moments. our ordinary miracles…our life in 2012.
random fact: i couldn't find a red pen to color the "be" part of the bottom left card. so i used mister huey's in over due and a q tip. haha! classy!
products: clementine core kit, "a" page protectors (now sold out) , ek success sticko hearts from kissing booth add-on, pink paislee houndstooth artisan tape, black baker's twine, thickers from brooklyn flea, mister huey's overdue mist (used to paint the "be" letters on the remember card), ormolu chevron tags, studio calico/sassafras butterflies,martha stewart doilies,heart and typed phrases from october afternoon farmhouse flower sack, pearls, flower from mme stella and rose brads, twogirlzstuff labels (shop now closed), rough typewriter font.
if y'all have any questions about how *i* am tackling this project, please ask below and i'll answer in the comment section. again, i'm no expert. i want to share how i'm making this work, and making it special to me. but for general questions, any of the posts and blogs linked above are exceptional!!
hope you have a beautiful, blessed thursday sweet friends!