Monday, April 23, 2012

2012 Project Life | Week 15

I ended up doing Week 15 and Week 16 together this weekend, since I hadn’t done Week 15 yet.   I actually like getting two weeks done at the same time, since it seems to take less time than doing each week individually.  But two weeks is my limit in being “behind”.  For 2012 I have not let myself get more than two weeks behind.

My Friday Frenzy mass production of Project Life journal cards really helped me with getting my two weeks of pages done. 

Week 15

Todd had been sick with a cold but we finally got out for lunch and a walk around the lake, which was awesome.  And I finished our 2011 taxes and filed it.  One of my college degrees was in Accounting, but taxes were never my specialty.  Nevertheless, I feel a sense of pride in doing our own taxes, even though nowadays it has gotten a lot more complicated.  Thank goodness for Turbo Tax.  (Which, by the way, is headquartered a couple of miles from our house!)

Left page.

I used a week title page from the Clementine Core Kit.  It had a gray and orange postal border, so I went with the same colors while scrapping it.  The doily stamp is one that I carved myself.  I used Jenni Bowlin dye ink in Weather Vane and Chicken Feed.  “Life Is Good” stamp was from the $1 bin at Michaels. 

Photo of Todd walking at the lake, and photo of our lunch at Chile Peppers, plus some journaling.

We went out to dinner on Wednesday to celebrate finishing and filing our 2011 taxes, even though we owed money, LOL.

A Noodle page.  The red stamped “love” is another one I carved myself.  The “with love” strip is actually white on sketched gray washi tape!

Right page.  I did a lot of crafting this week so a lot of the page was about that. 

I’m trying to cut back on carbs and this grilled steak edamame salad was SO SO good!  I created the semi-transparent banner in Photoshop and typed journaling on it before printing the photo out.

This was a funny photo of all the noodle I DIDN’T eat at the Vietnamese restaurant.  They sure give you a TON of noodles!

A couple of journal cards to summarize our week.  The left one I used the stamp I carved that looks like a piece of washi tape.  The circle “TODAY” stamp is another one from Michaels $1 bin.

This section of the page is all about me taking up carving stamps.  The ampersand journal card on the left is one I made using the 3x4 Project Life grid journal card, the Studio Calico ampersand mask, and some Mr Huey spray ink.

Some more crafty things I did in Week 15.  I did a Print & Cut of a whole sheet of labels with my Sihouette. The top banner on this page was cut with Amy Martin’s Cutting Files: Edged Borders SVG files from The Lilypad.  I upgraded my Silhouette Studio software to the Designer Edition so that I could open and work with SVG files.
That’s it for Week 15.  Please leave a comment if you have questions.

Just a short note about comments.  I’ve noticed that a lot of people visit my blog nowadays, and very few people comment.  It’s a little bit discouraging to me when I spend a lot of time blogging about my projects and hardly anyone takes the time to comment, even though I see things pinned to Pinterest from my blog all the time.  It doesn’t really encourage me to want to take the time to share my Project Life or other types of projects on my blog.  It really takes me a lot of time to blog about these, and if you’re getting some sort of inspiration from it, or have any thoughts to share, it would be quite encouraging to me if you could take the time to leave a comment from time to time.  I try to do the same in the blogosphere when I come upon something that I like.  Because the author and content-provider spent the time to share, and she deserves some encouragement via comments.  That is all.  :)
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