Summer is always busy and I knew I'd have a hard time keeping up but then vacation week put me back and then July is birthday month so each week has had a lot to include, which also equals more work! But even with all that, it is still a lot quicker to do Project Life and have my photos and memories already saved, then to have to worry about trying to create scrapbook pages for each and every thing. There's no way I'd have this much done covering our summer if I was trying to keep up with traditional pages. So loving Project Life and really getting it this year, when creative time is at a minimum with a baby transitioning into walking.
Second piece of exciting news, my new binder and just released plastics arrived!!! I am so anxious to incorporate them into my pages. Did you splurge and get the new page protectors? I've been squirreling away a bunch of Amazon gift cards and just went crazy. I got a black binder, tall envelopes, two small variety packs - cause I just can't resist a sale, small variety pack 2, vertical and horizontal 5X7s, Design G, 6X12 page protectors - so I won't have to sew my own as much, and some more Design A because I was running short and wanted to take advantage of a big enough purchase to get free shipping. It was like Christmas for me.
I'm really happy with all my choices, but will say that having gotten the black binder I think in the future I will just use regular WRMK 12X12 three ring binders. They are more, but I buy them with a coupon at Archivers and I think they are sturdier and will hold up better. Also, the holes on the 8,5X11 horizontal protectors are a bit off. I have to put them on the top and middle ring and I'd prefer them on the middle and bottom. But the lower placement makes them stick out farther below all the other pages. That's only a small issue and It's unlikely I'll use that one very often but something to keep in mind.
On the back of this one is a door sign that I actually forgot to put up! Too much going on! So as not to waste it I included it but am not sharing it because my daughter's name is display prominantly on it. Since we elect not to share that bit of personal information on the blog, you'll just have to take my word that it's darling.
Design E, both front and back side of this insert shown above, cut down to get two 6X6 pockets. That size was perfect for some spin art that my daughter did while at a sleep over at her Grandma's. She also made some glitter glue art that I saved. When we went to pick her up, it was so cute. She had set up an art show and even had an invitation. She was so excited about it that it had to get a mention in the PL pages. She was also very happy to see it made mommy's big binder of stuff, as she calls it.
digital Clementine version, easy enough to fix. My daughter's 6th birthday party with her friends features largely at the end of the week.
Clementine kit for the first time. By the way, those crock pot chicken tacos really are yummy, you can find the recipe here. The one blank card is a place holder for a digital card I made. When I finish last week, I'll slide it onto a 4X6 with another digital journaling card and get it developed at Costco. When I was working on this week I had an odd number of things to print and didn't have a second half of it. It's about my weight loss, nice to have lost the 30 lbs of baby weight and then ten more! Go me!
Doodlebug Design Inc. The epoxy words "birthday" "friends", and "fun" are from a set I got ages ago from the dollar section at Michael's. The orange and green papers are both Jillibean Soup.
I'll be linking up to The Mom Creative, as usual :)