Friday, August 24, 2012

Project Life May 2012

Starting off the month of May with the end of April. Can't start the one without the end of the other!

We ended April with Gianna's 1st Communion.
We started May with the kick off to my scraproom. The ball started rolling & May was a busy month!

Of course I took a ton of pics for Gianna's Communion so I printed my favorites & included them in an insert.  Seriously, just slipped them inside & called it done but I think I'll go back at some point & back it with some cardstock or something to "pretty it up".



May was intensely busy, which means a lot of inserts.

Of course every month there's my take on the Take 12 challenge.  Sorta wishing at this point that I made it into a separate album because my PL album is getting seriously full & it's just up to May.

The back pic came out blurry but I didn't take another shot. Sorry.

This week everything happened at once.  Mother's Day, then we got the call the cabinets would be installed this week so we needed to tear out the carpets & get the electrician in to install lights ASAP in my scraproom....then of course was Marissa's 11th birthday!  Seriously, one thing after another, after another, but all good.

Marissa's birthday was celebrated literally all weekend, so that meant another insert.  Once again I lost steam on the back of the insert so I'll go back at some point & make it pretty.  I'm all for getting it in the book right now & catching up.

I had to mix up the days here & there on this page since Wednesday had 2 pics that wouldn't fit in a small slot so I switched it.  The slots are both dated with the stamp & Silhouette weekday tags, I'm good with it.

I don't know when I decided to end May by itself on this page, since I had 2 empty slots that I could've started June with but I think I like having it by itself.

I particularly like this part.  I had the image in my head & it came out exactly like I planned using my Silhouette Cameo.  (Just used the Arial Black font & that's it.  Easy peasy.)  That just never happens, so you can bet I was thrilled!  Sadly the color doesn't do it justice in this pic.....

With that, I am working on June.  I'm farther behind than I would like to be.  I believe I thought I could catch up faster than I am but the summer keeps us busy (and I tend to over think everything I do), which means more to add to the album.  I have been working on this every free chance I get, which is one reason why I haven't been the best blogger (but not the entire reason). 

To be honest, I haven't done a 12x12 traditional scrapbook LO in ages.  I feel that I need to clean up in between projects & if I "clean up" PL I might not go back.  I need to catch up, then work on it once a least that's how it is in my head.  Yes my scraproom has space but I can't seem to "let go" of the.....I don't know, Guilt??, that if I stop I might not go back & finish it.  Basically, I'm starting to feel annoyed that I started doing PL.  There, I said it.  Doesn't mean that I'm going to stop. I am enjoying it, just want to have the freedom to work back & forth between PL & "real layouts".  Make sense??  With that said, I'm going to finish up another week before heading to bed....


Mary Pat Siehl said...

your project life is truly wonderful!! i am also doing it but i have to say i am a bit behind! thanks for visiting my blog today and taking the time to leave such a kind comment! thanks! mp

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

You have some wonderful PL pages! Are you going by month rather than week? I have been thinking of trying it that way :)

Kristin Tweedale said...

Love it!! I love the communion insert with just photos -- that's awesome :)

Anonymous said...

Another great month of pictures/pages! I love all your inserts and the way you embellish each photo/event.