Project Life 2014 Week 11

Week 11 was all about family....and home repairs.

Alyssa was home for Spring Break, which was a real treat. I love how important family is to her. She took her Nan out to lunch as a belated birthday present & then her Nan took her shopping afterwards. Alyssa came home with a new griddle, mixer, and an external hard drive.

Alyssa also planned a dinner with the Quiroz clan at Village Inn Pizza - her favorite place on the planet. It was a big, loud affair with lots of pizza consumed.

The other major event was the massive thaw - and the subsequent leak in our roof. We're still waiting for it to dry out enough to seal the hole so we can then repaint the ceiling in the dining room!

Anyways, here's the spread for Week 11:

I used the Azure kit this week. The yellows in the kit went really well with the exterior shots of my house. I wasn't too sure about the design of the cards when I first got them, but now that I see them in a spread, I like the softness of the colors & the minimalistic approach of the designs.

Here's the left side...

The lettering on the title card was cut using my brand spanking new Silhouette Cameo. Sheets of letter stickers with missing "e's" have now been banished from my scrap room!

And the right side...

The gorgeous die cut in the top left pocket is from Studio Calico's Sugar Rush collection. I plan on doing the same die cut for Week 12 using coordinating card stock for whatever PL kit I choose to use.

A social studies teaching job opened up in a town about 20-30 minutes away from my town. Of course I applied - but I'm not holding out any hopes. In small towns like that, they like to hire locally if they're able. And seeing as social studies teachers are a dime a dozen, well, the odds aren't in my favor.

And that's all she wrote for this week!

Project Life Week 10

Week 10 was very uneventful. I guess that's a good thing, right?

So I took the opportunity this week to tell some "everyday life" stories, as well as to provide some commentary on my chosen profession. Or, in other words, I had a mish-mash of photos and had an interesting time trying to come up with a coherent layout.

Let's break it down.....

The left side includes several photos of Zack and Rob in Hastings - their "home away from home." The "keep calm" pic of Zack was so fitting - he sells shoes at Herberger's and has had some very lean sales weeks due to the crappy weather.

The top photo and journal card on the right side of the spread include a commentary on the trend towards online credit recovery for high school students who flunk required classes. As an educator, I'm not sure how I feel about this.

And, I just love this shot of Alyssa in her ski gear!

I used Amy Tangerine's Cut & Paste mini-kit this week. I love how this kit is gender-neutral without feeling "generic." The die cuts are all from the Cut & Paste line, as is the stitching stencil & floss on the journal card next to the picture of Alyssa. Letter stickers are Thickers and Studio Calico. Wood veneers are Studio Calico.

Project Life Weeks 8 & 9 (better late than never)

Like so much of the country, we have had awful weather in Montana the past few weeks. My scrap room is in our basement, which is not the most insulated place in our house. When the temps dip below zero, its really way too cold to do anything in my space, even with the use of a heater.

So, there's my excuse for being late with my Project Life!

Anyway - here's Week 8:

I didn't take a lot of photos this week, so I needed to do some emergency pocket-filling. One pocket got some extended journaling, one pocket got this really cool filler card for the Sochi Olympics, and then I did a quick filler card with one of the first/last page cards from the Kraft core kit with a die cut.  Crisis solved!

Here's the left side....

...and the right side....

I used the Kraft kit this week, along with kraft die cuts from the Studio Calico Sugar Rush kit. Letters on the title card are Amy Tangerine. The Olympics card comes from Melanie Britt's blog. The photo collage card comes from Cathy Zielske via Designer Digitals. Love her templates!

And now for Week 9:

This was the week when the most recent Winter Apocalypse hit. I know we live in Montana and it's supposed to be cold in the winter - but having subzero temperatures on the first of March is unheard of! So, I got a bit snarky with my journaling and photo documentation.

I used the Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party mini kit this week. I liked the light mint green colors in the kit, which went with the "cold" pictures very well, as well as some of the colors in my other photos.

The letters on the title card are American Crafts Thickers.  The "oh joy" die cut as well as the "celebrate" and "life" die cuts on the right page are from the Dear Lizzy Polka Dot line.  The "hate this winter" letters are Kelly Purkey and the "Bundle Up" flair is a 2 Peas exclusive.

The right side is about celebrations. My mother's 67th birthday was Saturday (the day it stayed below zero - poor thing!) so I included some pics from her celebration. Alyssa had fun celebrating one of her friends' birthday. And Zack....well he decided to do some grocery shopping for himself & I thought that was cute.

It is now much warmer here in the Northern Inter-Mountain West. All that snow we had last week has resulted in flooding this week. And my roof is leaking from all the snow piled on it. Oh joy!

Until next week......

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