Amazing how on top of this project I am! 30 days of this – fail! 30 days of that – fail! 365 – well, we all know about that one. Of course, this is only the fifth week, but I’m feeling pretty good about it. And this week is half done as well. Toot toot – that was my horn!
Nothing too interesting to note, other than the two journaling cards – well, at least I think it’s interesting. The paper is from my Tim Holtz paper pack from my failed mini-book. I loved the paper so much, that I scanned a lot of it into my computer, and now – voila! Another digi supply. The more I look at digi supplies – particularly art journaling supplies – I just think – eh, I can make that myself, and I tend not to buy something I think I can make. The only problem with that is – I’m all about instant gratification – if I want a gesso splatter, I’d rather have one in a nice little file on my computer rather than running up to the craft room, making a few splatters, waiting a few hours for it to dry enough to feel safe to put it on the scanner – too long! So, I think this is probably pretty common – we can all make stuff – but its so easy to go to an online store, that’s open 24-7, and hit that buy button – unless it’s a gigantic full kit, it’ll probably be well under $5.00. But, I’m thinking tomorrow maybe I’ll get my for real for real craft on and make some painted papers and splatters, and whatever. I feel a new grunge brush set coming on! Who knows – maybe there’ll be a whole Tea with Lemon freebie kit – but that’s going a bit crazy.
I was listening to the Paperclipping Roundtable podcast the other day, and no, I’m not going to do any more paper scrapping ever, but I do enjoy when they talk about photography, and different methods of memory keeping. Anyway, they read a reader email about Project Life – basically, the question was “Hi, my husband and I are childless, and I was wondering if Project Life is for me. Our life seems so repetitive – we do the same thing every week, just wearing different clothes. Do people without families do Project Life?” You may remember, when I started this project, I was concerned about doing a scrapbook project with just the two of us (and Joey, but he’s only here 2 days a week), but I wasn’t concerned about the content – a family is however you define it, and just because we don’t have little kids running around, we aren’t any less of a family. I was more concerned about who I was doing the memory keeping for. I feel like people with kids scrap for their kids – so their kids will have a preserved set of memories, and to a smaller extent, for themselves. So the question wasn’t whether our lives were scrap worthy – but why would I be doing it? Once I decided that yeah, when I’m 64, or 74 or whatever, I want to sit with a scrapbook in my lap and get nostalgic and misty eyed about our younger years, it was full steam ahead. So what if our lives are repetitive – that’s life. And that’s kids too – Project Life albums with kids are no less repetitive than single folk or married couples – what could be more repetitive than a picture of a kid reading a book every week, doing homework every week, the weekly soccer game, dance recital, whatever. And it’s all ok – in fact, it’s more than ok – that’s the point. Documenting your daily life – because its yours.
So, no matter what you’re family make-up – go for it. It’s easy peasy.
So, what else did I use besides my Tim Holtz paper? Again, the Katie Pertiet, Layered Pocket Pages No. 4, Paper, a free election day kit, Chelle’s Creations Rock the Vote, Labels, flower, and buttons, Studio Blagovesta Coffee With a Friend, Shadowhouse Creations Postcards, doodles from Tangie Baxter and Tumblefish studios, and the fun party hats from Tumble Fish Studios. The No. 26 is from a Michelle Godin alphabet that I got in my November Daily Digi pack. I also finally used a Becky Higgins product (I do have the Becky Higgins binder and pocket pages) – the Hello Everyday Life card.
Huh, look who just came to visit – flew right up to our second floor window – nice to have the camera sitting on the desk! Too bad about the window though.
Have a great weekend!