i totally jumped on the project life bandwagon.
it's funny, when i became a stay at home mom, i was SO sure i was going to have more time to scrap.
all i have is more time to find dirt in every nook & cranny of my house...
and then to watch it sit for a week as i mop milk from the same spots over & over again...
(or more accurately wipe, cause who can mop with a babe running around?!)
anyway.. like i was saying.. i was so sure i was going to have more time..
but it seems like with two kids, and cleaning, and kid corralling & soccer, & cooking.. etc...etc..
i have even less time than before..
i have exactly 3 pages scrapbooked from 2011.
and that's totally unacceptable!!
but marcy penner gave me hope & turned me onto project life.
i've watched her blog as she's posted pages over the last year..
watched as she tucked in pieces of memorabilia here & there..
the tag from a new shirt.. a piece from a card game..
and i was totally captivated by it all.
and then i noticed ali edwards was doing it too..
and i just couldn't help but be envious of how they had SO many pictures of the day to day of life.
and it made me realize how LITTLE i had been picking up my ACTUAL camera.
because, i used to be all about the everyday moments..
and i had been letting them slide by....
so, i knew when 2012 rolled around i was hopping on the project life train.
annnnnndddd then they sold out of the page protectors i wanted.
talk about a major sadface.
but... i've been working steadily on collecting items & jotting down notes regardless.
i've got my first week put together
& i'm sitting down to pull together photos & goods from the last two weeks today..
& i'm ordering copies of some free printables i found online from staples
(because my home printer is a P.O.S)
and i thought i'd share the collection i had found thus far with you!
all of these are free printables from their respectable owners.
please follow the links below the photos for each download! :)
|(action 2012 by erica hernandez @ two peas)|
|(days of the week @ creativity prompt)|
|(memories start here @ design editor)|
|(printable library, graph & notecards @ the creative place)|
|(DIY library card @ will knit for cake)|
|(recently reading @ pluckymomo)|
plucky momo has freebie fridays for project lifers! :)
|(grid journaling cards @ pieced papers)|
|(days of the week @ yellow umbrella designs)|
|(days of the week @ cathy zielske's blog)|
|(live free: love life @ digital art by mt)|
|(days of the week @ a vegas girl at heart)|
soooo... i'm hoping to snatch up some design A pages from amazon as soon as they come in..
i'm stalking it everyday.. even if mrs. higgins claims they won't be in until february..
because i just know all those other people waiting are going to snatch them out from under me if i don't order as soon as they are listed..
(paranoid much, ya think?!)
and then hopefully, HOPEFULLY, i'll have some pages to post once a week..
until then all my little scraps & snippets are being stored in folders..
that are SO not as fun to look at.
happy monday! :)
ps. i'm embarking on a culinary adventure this afternoon.. wish me luck...!! :) and if my labors are fruitful, i may just have something yummy to post for you tomorrow too! imagine that.. two posts in one week.. can you handle it?! :)