Katie's Project Life 2013 | Intro + Week 1 + Week 2

Hey guys, this is Katie. I'm so excited to embark on Project Life in 2013.

It is a project that I've wanted to do for a while, and now I'm kicking myself for not starting sooner.

This is the perfect year for me to start this project because I will be getting married in September. It will be so much fun in 10 years to be able to look back at the everyday stuff that happened along the way leading up to the wedding.

I'm playing catch up already, so when I started I knew I wanted to make my intro page super simple. Just a few photos + words. I used Mod Podge to cover the plastic piece (that came with the 12x12 album) with some fun floral paper from Dear Lizzy's new Lucky Charm Collection and some pink striped paper from Studio Calico from a few years ago. The 2013 and exclamation point are Gold Rainboots Foil On Trend Chipboard Thickers from American Crafts.

I'm working out of the Seafoam Core Kit and Studio Calico's Project Life Kit.

Week 1:

The first week of January the kids were still on winter vacation, so we went on some fun adventures before they had to go back to school and I went back to regular work with Ali. I included a photo from New Years Eve, since technically it was past midnight when the photo was taken.

Peter surprised me by painting our whole living room + fireplace white. It's something I've been wanting for a long time so he scored major points on that one.

I really love yellow, so when I saw the yellow from the sun in the weather screen shot, I wanted to domino off of it and use it in any way that I could.

I added a few of Ali's new Hello Magic Brushes and Stamps to the photos of Anna and Simon.

The "Love You" on the picture of Peter is from Ali's new stamp set "Good Day"

I found the "Make Today Your Day" file on the Sillouhette online store, cut it out, and put some fun gold dotted paper behind it that Ali found at JoAnn's.

Week 2:

This week we were finishing things up before we headed to CHA. We flew down to Anaheim and went straight to Disneyland that day after arriving around 9AM. We ended up closing down the park. So awesome!

I added one of Ali's Arrow Sentiments to the photo of Anna, as well as using her Life Circles Stamps with Color Box's ink in Frost White on the photo from the Disneyland entrance.

We went to dinner with Elise and her husband Paul and Stephanie at Downtown Disney. It was delicious and so so fun.

I love Studio Calico's new Wood Veneer Speech Bubbles from the Snippets Collection. I stamped on it using Dear Lizzy's new rolling phrase stamp (available soon).

I'm super excited to keep this project moving along. I'm going to try and keep it low pressure by just reminding myself that even if I only get a few photos printed and a few words jotted down each week, It's more than not doing it at all.

So bring it on 2013...I'm ready for you!



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Project Life is a product and a system and a lifestyle created by Becky Higgins. It can be anything you want it to be. The core 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 here.

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