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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Project Life April and May

All crafts have been put to the wayside lately, because as time has gone by I have found such comfort and joy creating my “project life” album (or 365, or whatever you want to call it). While I don’t use Project Life cards, I have used many free journal cards that I found through Pinterest, various card stock patterned papers, and recently bought the Webster collection from We R Memory Keepers, which was one of the best buys I’ve ever made, and are so much more cheaper than PL.

I did start my album in January, but throughout the past couple of months, my craft has gotten a bit better since then. So I think I’ll start from the end and go backwards (just like I read my magazines…which amuses my husband).



Since I have pretty eclectic taste, it’s incredibly difficult for me to stick to one color scheme or format for too long. I like a variety of colors and papers and don’t want to get too stuck to one particular thing, otherwise I’ll get bored. So each month I try to maintain some sort of color “theme”, and May is pink.

And I may mention that I’m terrible at “scrapbooking,” so while I have tried to do some clever pages for my month intros, the most unique idea I could come up with was taking a single sheet of 12x12 pretty paper and cutting it to the format of my photo sheet protector:


I went to Big Lots a few weeks ago and they have a scrapbook section with tons of great deals, such as STACKS of stickers all stapled together for only $2!! The Good Times stickers was in one of those stacks and it included a bunch of the cute colored dots. I didn’t even use all of them on this page.

April 1st was a tough day for me and my family. The dog that I had for 19 years was hit by a car and killed instantly. This was such a terrible shock for me, because only a week prior we had discovered that he had cancer. The vet told me with a big smile that cancer would not be the death of my precious Poco, little did I ever imagine that a car would take his life, considering he NEVER left my side, nor our yard. The whole incident was a freakish accident that really perplexed us. And so I made a memorial page for him…



And so we began April…

April was a bit difficult for me to stay on theme, and I ended up using some earth tones instead of the birds and blues I originally began with.


It was a hard decision for us, but we decided to get another dog. She had been in a shelter and a foster home for nearly 2 years! She already had a name…Lola. She is the sweetest dog EVER!


Our Family Time with God every Sunday is a highlight of our weekend. We are committed to be technology and TV free all day. This particular Sunday, we learned the valuable lesson Jesus taught his disciples on being humble and serving others, with the story of Jesus washing their feet. Our son, Tavin, LOVED this lesson SO much that he asked to do it all over again later in the afternoon.

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Easter and the new season of Doctor Who (hating Clara!!).

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I was also fortunate enough to see Joyce Meyer live in Milwaukee on April 11th and 12th. If you’re wondering what “FROGS” means, watch her TV schedule for the series, Beauty for Ashes (and look for me, they filmed me a lot that night!).

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Here’s where I began the Webster collection…

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Another Sunday comes and goes. This particular week we learned about “tongues of fire” and how to say “Jesus Loves You” in Spanish, French, Chinese, and German.

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And now it’s the end of April already…my how times flies.


Super duper haircut!!




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