At the start of 2016, I decided to try Project Life one more time. I’ve started it a few times in the past and never completed more than a few weeks. As much as I love the idea of a weekly PL, it’s more than I’m ready to take on right now. And so, monthly Project Life to the rescue. (I talk about my plan and share my January layout here.)
We may have just celebrated St. Patrick’s Day, but I was still thinking of February.
I’m using the Seasons Core Kit and so my colors and themes are pretty much picked out for me- my first step towards keeping things simple. I’ve never been a big Valentine’s Day fan, but my daughter is getting married in the fall and the wedding planning has kicked into high gear, so the love theme seems fitting.
I’ve been determined to use as much of my stash as possible and nowhere is that more evident than in this title block. Both the frame and the chipboard circle are leftover from a project I made last Christmas. The glitter paper “love” and the tree die cuts were leftovers from a card class I taught at Archivers years ago. (Yes, I hoard even my scraps and leftovers. It’s a sickness!) The February 2016 was stamped with one of my favorite alphabet stamps by Lawn Fawn and some letter are popped up on Stamping’ Up Dimensionals. This stamp set is one I reach for again and again!
I know that February is the month of love, but this late snow storm did not warm my heart. I used a label stamp set from Studio Calico, adhered a punched heart in the center, and added a black paper strip to make the “Do Not” symbol. A strip of washi tape brings the pink in and this embellishment is done.
Part of keeping up with my PL is keeping it simple. More often than not, that means hand journaling. I don’t love my handwriting, but one of the reasons I do this type of scrapbooking is to capture my everyday life. And that includes my messy writing and all!
I love this picture of my niece and nephew playing Scrabble Junior. They spend the night a couple of times a year and I do everything I can to make sure they have a great time and stay entertained. I added the sequins and clear remember sticker to tie in the pink and red. The extra sparkle against the black and white photo just makes my happy 🙂
The most important thing I did this month was to go wedding dress shopping with my daughter. She’s been engaged for almost four years and has finally decided on a date. Needless to say, we are so excited and immediately started making lists and plans and stressing out. Lol. But first- the perfect dress! We met at my place for a light brunch before piling into the SUV and listening to My Best Friend’s Wedding soundtrack. She fell in love with the first dress she tried on and even though she tried on others, she went back to the first dress. In less than two hours, the dress was chosen, ordered, and paid for.
I wanted such an important event to have a prominent place in my PL, so I cut a Design A page protector to make an insert. I wish I could show you the back side, but it has several photos of her wedding dress. On the off chance her fiancé is following my blog (not likely!) I can’t post them. But trust me when I say, she’s going to be the most beautiful bride ever! Not that I’m biased in the least…
I know I’m only two months in, but I’m feeling pretty good about Project Life this year. Are you doing Project Life? What adjustments have you made to make it fit your life?