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project life: week 10 & week 11

yesterday i took advantage of the sun peeking through the clouds
& snapped pictures of the last few weeks of project life i've completed.
i was SO excited to share them..
i eagerly added them to my instagram feed..
mostly because i was enjoying scrolling through the #projectlife hashtag myself,
i figured i'd add to the fun!

then i came inside & unloaded my camera...
and looked at all the cropping i was going to have to do..
and thought about all the uploading to flickr i was going to have to do..
and then sighed & went back to working on my current week (17).

this morning when i got onto to check the blogs i follow
i noticed my instagram feed & had a lightbulb moment.
(i swear from now until eternity when i have these moments i will hear gru in my head saying 'LIGHTBULB!')
i decided to use my instagram pictures to update the ol' blog.
they may not be perfect pictures, but they are a heck of a lot easier to share right now.
and easy = getting done in my book.

so here are weeks 10 & 11:

week 10:

supplies: heidi swapp month stamp, 7 gypsies 'one more' sticker, 7 gypsies red tape, hobby lobby star sequin, smash polka dot tape, ac felt heart, ac dear lizzy date stamp, ac thickers, ms labels for avery, tim holtz tiny attacher, ac precision pens
little bits of life. hubs new va card. new girl poster. i am completely in love with the calendar card (from marcy penner) with rance's well check stats on them. totally doing this again! just covered the printed bits with tape because they were clashing with my color 'theme'. and the ecard. totally had to be included!

supplies: ms avery label, hobby lobby soccer patch, ac stickers, heidi swapp 'play' sticker, tiny attacher, ac precision pens, staples office date stamp.
a team picture isn't normally something i would put up in our house. it would have gotten filed away with the rest of the memorabilia, like that ninja picture the dude drew this week. so happy to overcome my need to packrat it away!

made the decision, partly inspired by elise's quote cards every week, to include the dude's soccer game score. it's a big part of our life right now (well it was during the season) and while i'm not so interested in 'keeping score' it allows me a repetitive way to include a snippet of the game each week, who made it, something he did during the game, etc. all stuff i want to remember.

week 11:

supplies: washi tape, target kid made easy tape, reminisce alpha stickers, ek asterik punch, fontworks(?) star stamp, tim holtz pumice stone ink, bg alpha stickers, 7 gypsies days of the week stamp, hs star tape, hobby lobby star sequin, junkitz star rhinestone, ac glitter thickers, sc arrow stamp, ms avery labels, ac dear lizzy date stamp.
after months of after school meetings & retests & being dragged through the public school system's CRAP, the dude finally got into the gifted program. we were SO proud of him. lots about celebrating him this week. i chopped up the school paperwork & added that in there as well. (why the heck do i need to keep the whole stinking packet?!)

supplies: smash tape, mm star brad, ac thickers, mm glitter stickers, 7 gypsies arrow turn, mm brad, hobby lobby brand clear acrylic 'r', ac thickers, bg alpha stickers.
insert this week between our celebration of the dude's accomplishment & our trip to the strawberry patch. i CANNOT express how much i love getting little things like the chuck e cheese token & ticket in my scrapbook. i normally would keep them, but then have no idea how to actually GET them into my scrapbook. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

supplies: staples date stamp, masking tape, tiny attacher, ac glitter thickers.
decided to keep this side super simple. the berry pickin' pictures speak for themselves. (and so happy to finally get to use those pink thickers!) 

supplies: ac thickers, ac stickers, chipboard star colored with gelatos by my friend yvonne, ms avery label, silhouette cut 'sunday', washi tape, october afternoon 'offical record stamp', smash journal card, star rhinestone, masking tape, scenic route stickers, sc arrow stamp.
and the right side of week 11. my aunt was kind enough to shoot a photo of the hubs at the range that i may have otherwise gone without having. so glad to have family who indulge me in my creative requests :) i also snuck away the tag on his new gun & sliced & diced it up to include in my project life.. i mean.. it was green.. it was like it was asking to be included there with the strawberry pictures!!

i did the 12 on 12 again with liz kartchner, but wasn't entirely thrilled with all my pictures.. and quite frankly didn't have enough room for them all.. so i decided to put in the 'timeline' instead. the white card is folded over & inside is a run down of my day with what i was doing every hour on the hour. i thought it was a neat little snapshot of life right now, that i may not have otherwise thought to include!

that's four days of blogging in a row.
can you believe it?
i'm actually even getting excited about craft projects again.
it feels like the 'old' me is returning...
and i can't tell you how GOOD that feels.
and guess what?
i have more project life to share tomorrow!

what's your thursday shaping up to be?

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