08 November 2014

Ugh. Its been one of those days. 

Honestly? The only thing going for me tonight is the 3 other people in my home are not upset with me. 

Everyone else? Well let's just say that is not the case.

Tomorrow is another day and another chance to do better and another chance to be gentle with  myself. 

06 November 2014

The Fall Edition - Project Life Freebies

With a new month comes a reason for new (free!) Project Life cards. I am focusing on free Fall, Thanksgiving, and cards with gratitude.

Feel free to follow the links and grab the free downloads.

The fine print: This list is in no-way all inclusive. I have tried to check all the links I have included to verify they are truly free but in the case I missed one, let me know so I can delete it from my list! Also, this will be a 'running' list of sorts. My plan is to have a freebie post every week to showcase other, new freebies that I have found. Also, go leave these creative people some love & thank them for the freebies. They worked hard to create these & unselfishly give them out for free. Oh, and these are not for resell or copying. And, as always, give the creator of the wonderful stuff you download credit. 

Up first is a great gratitude free printable from Shana Noel. I so love these colors & the sentiments are spot on for the month of November.

2. Harper Finch has shared some super adorable Thanksgiving Project Life cards on her blog this weekend. Whimsical and cute, they are sure to make you grin!  

3. Vintage Glam Studio has shared these sweet journaling  cards and tags.

4.  How adorable are these cards from Paper Crafts Magazine? Those antlers are super cute, don't you think? 

5. Last but definitely not lease are these absolutely perfect Fall cards from One Happy Mama. The colors. The graphics. I love them all! I definitely will be printing out some of these for my November Project Life. 

Interested in even more Project Life freebies I have found? Check out here, here, here and here for even more awesome printables that I have found on the web!  

04 November 2014

March Project Life - Part 1

Know that feeling where a project seems like it.will.never.end?

Yeah, I am so there with photographing my Project Life layouts. Oh well. This is what I get for letting them all pile up on me.

Lesson learned.

Today I sharing my part one of March 2014 layouts. Our March was incredibly busy with tons of travel, so I am going to break the March PL layouts into multiple posts.

Let's get started!

(Front and Back side of 1st page, Type G Protector, trimmed down)

This first spread is all about our 10 year anniversary. Alex bought me a new diamond ring (!!) and the journaling is about how our love has grown. 

(First full size layout, Right and Left side. Protector Type A)

This set of layouts are about a trip to Lake Charles to see our family. Oh how I miss them all! (I have removed an insert with all the private journaling as I know I have a few 'lookers' who stop by to keep tabs on whats going on in my life). 

(second full size layout, Right and Left side using type A protectors)

This is the first half of March Project Life - spring break. In the next installment of my March PL will be a trip to Las Vegas. Fun times :) 

The second installment in my March PL will be here on the blog later in the week so make sure you stop back by! 

03 November 2014

Remember a few weeks ago I shared a Workplace Wednesday post with a sneak of a mini album? No? Here is the sneak.

Are we all caught up now?


Well I have finished the 'mini' album, but in reality it isn't an album at all! Its actually a journal book of sorts that I throw into my purse and keep all things Christmas-y related in.

Gift Lists. Who is getting a Christmas Card. Grocery Lists.

It all goes in.

It's not fancy nor does it need to be. It's practical. And kinda cute ;)

It's actually made out of stuff I had laying around my studio. The base is chipboard sheets and the interior pages are made from heavy card stock (from somewhere like Target).  For the front embellishments I raided my craft closet and found things I liked that didn't scream Christmas.

I like things that 'whisper' Christmas ;).

I have included an envelope on the inside of the cover to stick in receipts so they will be easy to find later on.

The book has three sections: gifts, cards, and an extra section. Grocery lists, notes, things like that will find themselves in the extra section.

I have bound it all together with two metal rings. This allows me to add or take papers out if need be. 

Tie is all up with a black ribbon and its ready to be thrown into my purse for a day of holiday shopping! 

Thats it. Simple, cheap and ready to help me get organized for the holiday season.

02 November 2014

31 October 2014

Happy Halloween! Hope your morning is going well - I will be back later today (hopefully) and share some fun things we are doing for November and Thanksgiving. 

29 October 2014

Workplace Wednesday

Happy Wednesday! Today I am working on getting my stamps from the last few months organized and ready to be filed in my stamp storage baskets. The stamps you are seeing here are from Studio Calico - so excited to use these in the next couple of months!

Did anyone watch the Dugger wedding last night on TLC? I have it on DVR and am watching it as I work. How sweet their wedding was!

Have a great day friend!

( I am playing along with Marcy Penner and her weekly Workplace Wednesday Post. If you'd like to play along, just post your photo online and tag it #hfworkplacewednesday)