Project Life 2012 | Week Thirty-Five

Welcome to Project Life 2012 | Week Thirty-Five.

Two general maintenance things I did this week:

  • I ordered another 12x12 We Are Memory Keepers album today to round out the year. I'm going with three total - four months in each album. I still need to do something for the first and last pages of my albums (except the first page of my first album for 2012 - you can see that intro page here). Adding that to my list.

  • I added in my September monthly divider and I will move that over to the new album when it arrives.

I can't believe we are entering fall.. Crazy, just crazy how fast it goes by.

This past week I've been thinking a bit about how to document my new relationship within this album.

It's what's real right now (and I'm really happy about it). I want to include stories about it without saying too little or too much.

This album, this project, is about me and it's about my kids. The stories are about what's happening to each of us in our lives right now, told through my personal lens and voice. I'm trying not to over think it - adding stories about the kids and stories about me and stories that include all of us - much of it dictated by the photos I have available.

As with everything else in life it's a journey.

Open heart. Length and width. Up. You get the idea.

Here's a closer look at Week Thirty-Five:

The font I use a lot on my photos is Sentinel.

While I was away for the weekend the kids were at Beach Camp with Grandma and Grandpa and they sent me this email along with scans of notes written by Simon and Anna. I liked keeping the email portion as it added context to the letters.

I spent the long holiday weekend with old and new friends at Hood Canal.

Amazing people, awesome weather, super good time.

This page ended up being all photos so I decided to add some Bella Blvd Yellow Chevron Designer Tape to a Hello Days Story Cards Grey to create a flip up card. The story card ends up outside the page protector and I'm fine with that.

Here's a closer look at that:

I'm using a Slick Writer to add text to my photos.

Love adding these small word & phrase embellishments and popping them up with foam dots. I especially liked adding them right above the text I added to the photos in Photoshop before printing.

Repetition is a good thing.

SUPPLIES | 2012 | WEEK 35

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Project Life is a product and a system created by Becky Higgins. It can be anything you want it to be. The pieces used in my album are available here. If you live outside the US check Becky’s site for more information on sources. View all my posts about Project Life (including all the spreads from my completed 2011 album) here.

97 thoughts

  1. CindyP

    2012-09-07 13:12:40 -0400

    Please do tell us about the December Daily kits soon since I got an e-mail for Studio Calico today asking for a pre-order. I loved the kit last year, but I'm a little worried about a 4x6 size album. Seems a little small. Thanks!

  2. Abbeyviolet

    2012-09-07 14:00:24 -0400

    So happy to see this and to see you happy! Big virtual hugs!

  3. Jen Demmon

    2012-09-07 16:08:54 -0400

    Happiness sure agrees with you! So happy to see you so happy; savor every moment of it!

  4. Jen

    2012-09-07 16:29:29 -0400

    You go girl! LOVE IT! (your ideas are great too but just mostly happy for you personally - you are a rock star and deserve all the attention in the world!)

  5. Neisa

    2012-09-07 17:01:52 -0400

    As someone who has been divorced and a single mom, I know how hard it can be to introduce the new person in your life to the world. I can tell you that it took me a while to find him, but when I did, I just knew, and I am a happily married woman now. Congratulations, I wish you well.

  6. Stacy

    2012-09-07 19:05:10 -0400

    So excited for you, Ali!! And so happy that you're happy again. All the best!

  7. patty

    2012-09-07 19:08:07 -0400 are a class act!
    (& can i say...C*U*T*E!)

  8. patty

    2012-09-07 19:08:49 -0400

    that one is for your mr. G

  9. telisj

    2012-09-07 20:24:17 -0400

    You look so happy Ali! So happy for you! You deserve this and thank you for sharing.

  10. jennie

    2012-09-07 21:05:22 -0400

    so happy you're happy.

  11. Kareen

    2012-09-08 00:49:51 -0400

    You go girl!

  12. Melissa

    2012-09-08 10:42:35 -0400


    I love that you have started to document your new beginning. Inspired as always.

  13. lisa truesdell

    2012-09-08 12:20:45 -0400

    what a happy week. xoxo.

  14. Michelle Bostinelos

    2012-09-08 14:15:10 -0400

    :) Big smiles!

  15. Anne-Marie

    2012-09-08 20:11:38 -0400

    It is so fun seeing you so very happy! You are such an inspiration to so many! You rule!

  16. Bec Kilgore

    2012-09-08 23:16:50 -0400

    I just tickled to read this post :).

  17. Susan robinson

    2012-09-09 02:26:07 -0400

    Loving this spread!! I'm so giggling over the flipped date card ;) I've so done that lol

  18. Heather S.

    2012-09-09 18:08:17 -0400

    I am so happy for you! And, I love that you have a page where there are pictures of you wearing a tank top and a hat. Crazy weather!

  19. Jane

    2012-09-09 18:52:32 -0400

    I'm challenged by the same thing right now - how to scrapbook my moments with the kids AND first real bf, post divorce. "Right now" sounds nice - like something I could look back on comfortably, no matter what happens.

    So happy you're in a good place. Here's to new experiences!

  20. Patti L

    2012-09-10 12:00:27 -0400

    I love this. I was heartbroken for you when I learned of your divorce but I knew you would heal and find love again. Its sweet to see, I went thru the same thing a year or so ahead of you and now I'm in a good relationship, and now I see yours budding and reminds me of how mine started...funny how we all go thru things. I remember questioning how to scrap my *new* life too and I had the same attitude...its my life, its my everyday, its an important story to tell! Be well.

  21. daphne

    2012-09-14 22:32:26 -0400

    Life goes I know you have discovered. it's just different, more difficult, happier, sadder...I am 8 years "post divorce" and I am happier than ever...lucky in love finally! my children suffered through some pretty tough times, but we are on the other side now...and all smiles. so glad your life is coming together too :) YOU GO GIRL!

  22. Melissa

    2012-09-20 21:22:58 -0400

    I couldn't be happier for you, Ali!

  23. Melissainsc

    2012-09-26 10:02:56 -0400


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