Tuesday, May 15, 2012

2012 Project Life | Week 18


Wow, Week 18 in 2012 already gone by?  I’m kind of astounded actually how fast this year has flown by.  And as time has gone by, I have felt less and less anxious about Project Life perfection.  Honestly, sometimes I just grab stuff and use it, LOL.  Oh and I used my new Canon 28mm F/1.8 lens to photograph my album this week.  I think this lens will work out!  :p

Week 18

Left side:  We went to Todd’s Toastmasters Division speech contest. Todd competed in speech against 4 other people.  This time he didn’t win, but he did really well.  I’m biased, but I feel he was robbed!  :)  Todd’s coworker and fellow Toastmaster Victoria won the Table Topics contest.  We went to lunch together afterwards.  There’s lots of snuggling with Noodle photos, because he’s just that snuggly.  And those of you commenting that he looks soft?  His fur is really soft! 

For this week’s title page, I went kind of simple.  I punched a border with my Fiskars punch and adhered it. Heat embossed the Amy Tangerine camera stamp with white Zing powder.  Some paint, some washi, some red foam Thickers, and a stamp and cutout of “Week” and it was done. 

Stamped the cat and the “meow”.  Love that little kitty!  (Link to stamp set is at the end of the post.)

Journaling about Todd’s speech contest.  A few stamps, a label, and some tape on these cards and I was done!

Some Instagram photos.  First is my crafting stash I found at the 99 Cent Store.  The photo on the right are the pens that I ordered from Jetpens.  Funny story about that photo is that I posted it to their Facebook page and won their photo contest, so they gave me a $10 GC to get more pens!  I may have a pen addiction problem… but you know, even making a to-do list at work seems more fun if you’re using pink glitter pen. 

Right side:  our Food Club went to Pomegranate Russian Restaurant and we had Russian-Georgian food for the first time!  I went to physical therapy for my right IT band (a recurring running injury) and the therapist taught me some exercises to do at home.  Yes, I made him take a photo of me for my PL album.

Journaling about food club.  I used Duality Journal Cards by my friend Peppermint Granberg Jones of One Little Bird.  I love how the peach color goes perfectly with my food photos.  BUT, these are layered Photoshop files and therefore customizable, so you could make these any color you want.  And I changed the original text in the circle to say “Food Club”.  Fully customizable journal cards rock!

Journaling about my physical therapy session.

I bought and downloaded the Momento app for my iPod.  It was absolutely worth $2.99.  I did a screenshot and printed it out on photo paper. Momento slurps your online social media stuff into one place and organizes it by day.  You can look at the calendar and pick a day and read all your FB, Twitter, Instagram, and blog updates on that day.  On the right is an Instagram photo of my chevron afghan I’m working on.  In this photo I’ve got cream and orange rows.  Since then I have added gray and light blue rows too.

This was probably my favorite slot in this week’s Project Life.  May 4th was the launch party of the Everyday Storyteller book.  I’m one of 33 contributors to the book and my topic was Taking Stories from Blog to Page.  (Other contributors include Amy Tan, Elise Blaha, Elle Price, Jessica Sprague, Sara Gleason, CD Muckosky, just to name a few.  Now I totally want to bow down and repeat “I’m not worthy” over and over again.)

I just love the idea of a wishing jar full of stars.  I took the star theme and added some wood veneer stars from Studio Calico.  I love how the stars flow from the paper jar onto the wood stars.  I tied the jar lid area with some brown twine.  I used some light blue washi tape under my photo, sort of like a mat/frame underneath. 

I added one 8.5x11 insert this week to keep Todd’s Toastmasters speech contest certificate.

On the back I put the program of the event.

Life is speeding along.  I love that I can look back on my album and re-live it!  :)

PS – I just realized I forgot to make my April Month-In-Review insert, so that’ll be included with Week 19!

2012 Project Life | Week 18 Supplies:


  1. Love the way that you used hand stamped elements on your pages this week. Also, thank you for listing(and linking)your products, I use you as my 'reality check'. If you like a product, I have no reservation about buying it too!

  2. Noodle is so adorable! You do seem more relaxed about your pages now.

  3. I am totally loving this week. The pops of red, peach and pink are just awesome! I have to tell you that I am still so jealous of the afghan you are working on. I am in love with it and it makes me miss my grandmother (or family afghan maker) even more.

  4. Congrats on the book-that is super cool and exciting!

    Love your little tabs on the Instagram pix!

  5. Your PL is gorgeous! Love the details and the photos are amazing!

  6. As usual great pages. I just rec'd Adventure stamp set in the mail today. Can;t wait to use.


  7. love it! i love the twinkling lights paper by american crafts so much, i bought a few ;o)


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