Project Life 2014 | Week 37

Week 37!

This spread covered the week of the “Great Big September Illnesses” (Sept 8-14). I used an adorable 12×12 photo of a sick DJ to fill up some space. I kept things clean and simple and decided to journal with a typewriter this week. Truth be told: it looks neater, but I miss seeing my own handwriting.

I liked the fun field trip notes card included in the DDE Show & Tell Journal cards, and decided to re-work it a bit so that I could use it for some everyday journaling.

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products used: design e, design b, show & tell journal cards, recollections wood veneers
* Project Life is a product, system and a lifestyle created by Becky Higgins. In 2014, I’m creating spreads throughout the year. Here are all of my pages from 2013, 2014 + 2015.

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“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week in 2014”

The truth is: you’ve been an immense challenge lately, and we seem to have many more frustrated moments than not. Let’s try to get through this stage with smiles on our faces, okay?

Oh, I’m a mess right now, inside out.*

It’s a new season, and while I’ve been here, I don’t really feel as if I’ve really been here.
Meaning: my words have escaped me as of late,
even in my journal, they have.
The reality is that things have gotten really complicated
life has gotten really complicated.
As a child all you ever want is to grow up and become an adult.
Well, this adult is wishing I could go back to being a carefree child, just for a day.
Life has been a mess of fitful sleeps and tears in the dark closet,
deep breaths once the house has quieted and disappointing ventures.
It’s a new season and I’m really just trying to make it through.

Bear with me.

xo,
rdg

* borrowed words

Project Life 2014 | Week 36

 
Week 36!
For this spread (Sept 1-7) I tried to focus on using more white space. If you’ve ever worked with design e before you know that sometimes it can feel a little daunting because of the large 6×6 pieces you need to work with. While the design is often a challenge, it remains one of my absolute favorites!

I love love love the diamond stamp from the Stampin Up Love Story set. gorgeous!


The fun day tags are from my new weekly tags element set. I love what they add to my spread.

That’s it guys! What do you think of my attempt to use more white space? Is it something I should try again?

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* Project Life is a product, system and a lifestyle created by Becky Higgins. In 2014, I’m creating spreads throughout the year. Here are all of my pages from 2013, 2014 + 2015.

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“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week in 2014”

While he certainly didn’t get it from me, his love for bananas is an endless source of entertainment. He loves holding them himself, and feeding them to everyone else.

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“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week in 2014”

The mail key is his new favorite thing. It is the source of nearly endless entertainment.

It’s one of my most helpless feeling times as a parent

This little guy had been feeling a little under the weather last week and was dealing with a runny nose. This past weekend his cold really hit and today will be his second day home from daycare (let’s not even discuss how hard it is to stomach paying for daycare when he isn’t there…). These sick days, where his normally big, round eyes are turned downwards, are one of the most helpless feeling times as a parent. But when he’s constantly climbing into our laps, or wanting to be picked up and snuggled, I’m secretly thankful for the attention, because it won’t last forever.
And if he always looks this sweet when he’s sick, then, well, we’ll get through just fine.

Project Life 2014 | August Five

You may recognize this spread from the process video that I posted last week. If you missed it, you can check that out here. Continuing on with my idea to experiment more with my spreads, I added more color than I’m used to, and I love how it turned out.

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* Project Life is a product, system and a lifestyle created by Becky Higgins. In 2014, I’m creating spreads throughout the year. Here are all of my pages from 2013, 2014 + 2015.

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“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week in 2014”
He is full of snuggles when a cold is looming just around the corner.

Project Life 2014 | August Four

I had so much fun putting together this spread. After taking the photo of the mustard sweater I bought I knew that I would be using the orange midnight cards as an accent throughout my spread. I love when the design comes to me that quickly and easily!

This spread covered a pretty crazy week as my son had his first three days at daycare.

I used an 8.5 x 11 page protector to include the info sheet from DJ’s first day at daycare, that details what he ate, how he slept and what he did that day. I will definitely be including more of these sheets throughout my album.

On the back side of the info sheet I included DJ’s first piece of artwork from daycare.

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products used: design a, design fmidnight edition core kit, SC penny arcade kit, BCQ oh so great kit, elise joy ‘today is’ stamp (no longer sold)

* Project Life is a product, system and a lifestyle created by Becky Higgins. In 2014, I’m creating spreads throughout the year. Here are all of my pages from 2013, 2014 + 2015.