Project Life Sneak Peak

Happy Friday!

I was way behind on PL, then caught up, and I actually did a watercolor this morning to include with this weeks spread!  Hooray!

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Music Together started this week.  If you have young children, I highly recommend it.  Here’s a link: http://www.musictogether.com  you can click on Class Locator to find a class near you!

Several PL spreads coming up next week.  Have a great weekend!

Project Life – week 3

Once again, I apologize for the quality of the photos!  Someday I’ll figure out what the rest of you are doing to get them right! 😉

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I used the cards I made a few weeks ago for this one.  SO cute!  These are Yellow Owl stamps (picked up at Home Made!) on kraft paper cut to size.

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Just a simple little watercolor this week since I didn’t have a camera on our picnic (and my phone is full – the silly thing tells me there’s no more room for pictures!)

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I like all the cards I’ve worked with so far, but this feels a bit more like us – not too crazy, but fun – it’s definitely way more coordinated than we usually are though!

Wild Art Summer – Wildflowers class

Junelle, from the Yes and Amen blog, is so inspiring and has such beautiful work.  I decided to jump into a class she’s doing on-line this summer (Wild Art Summer – Wildflowers) (though it can be accessed all year, so it’s not too late to join!).

Before I even started the class though, I was inspired to do this little number…DSC_0031

It’s totally different for me, and I had SO MUCH FUN doing it!  Mixing paper and acrylic paint, getting my hands all goopey with modge podge = fun!  The phrase is something I found on an old book page.

DSC_0037DSC_0036As you can tell by the title of the class, wild flowers are a major theme – but so is perspective and looking at things from new angles.  These hydrangea were so pretty in the evening light on our way to the beach.  I just stuck the camera in and clicked the shutter a few times and really like what I got!

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One of the class projects is painting on a piece of wood (ideally 4×6, but I couldn’t wait for Joe to get home to cut a piece for me, so I used what was there – a huge chunk of 4×4! ).  I’m using gesso and acrylics for the first time, stretching myself with these new mediums and techniques, practicing and sketching and learning more about watercolor.  It has been fabulous – and we’re only half way through – hooray!!!

Project Life – sort of…

It struck me, the other week, that we have so many photos on our computer and phones and a few on social media – that we never look at and may not be around for the kiddos to see a few years down the line (what if the computer goes kaput?  And how long is facebook really going to be around??)

So, I decided to go on a quest and print them out and get them into a format that we can enjoy and share them.  I have to admit, it’s a bit overwhelming, but I decided to start now and move forward from here and go back as I can.

I didn’t really want to do the whole scrapbook thing, but I didn’t just want albums with no explanations either.  Enter Project Life.  The binders are cute and the page protectors are exactly what I was looking for, but the ‘core kit’ or all the little papers to journal on, aren’t really us.
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Instead we have a mix of other papers I found at Michael’s, as well as papers I had here at home and some plain old kraft paper that I just cut down to size.

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I’m using our Ikea divider to store everything for easy access (if it’s not easy, I won’t use it!).  It’s the perfect size!

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And I’m really excited about this part – I cut up my big pad of watercolor paper to fit in the slots!  Going to try to do a water color a week and now it will be all ready to go!

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All stored and easy to get to.

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I dressed up some of the plain kraft paper with Yellow Owl stamps I picked up from Home Made.  SO cute!!

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Already got 2 weeks done – wedding album is up next…stay tuned!