Welcome to Project Life 2012 | Week Eleven.
As I was writing some journaling this past week I was thinking about how this project is a great example of love made visible.
I'm able to show my kids that I notice things. That I'm paying attention, that I see them - the awesome, wonderful heart of them.
I make that happen with the photos I include and with the words I choose to write.
Which really is how I've always liked to think of scrapbooking in general. But there's something about this project - the capturing of those tiny little details that I might have missed when doing a whole layout - that just brings it all home once again.
Some weeks there's lots of stuff and some weeks a lot less.
I like that this project allows me to embrace that and let it be what it is (without having to try to over-think it or make every week either really busy or really mundane).
I started off the week thinking I might just go with a no-photo week (and use all packaging stuff) until I remembered that we were meeting my sister and her family and our parents in Portland on Sunday.
Getting together = photos. Especially in my family.
One insert this week (an 8.5x11 from American Crafts). It holds a great story that Simon wrote about wanting to get George (our cat) a kitten for his birthday. I also think this is the longest amount of writing he's done that is actually split into paragraphs.
On the back is some coloring Anna did at school for St. Patrick's Day (in Spanish no less) and an unfolded paper airplane that Simon brought home from school.
I didn't write much about our adventure to Portland on Sunday. I think I'm going to do a layout that captures more of the written details and maybe some sort of a timeline that emphasizes the day (up really early and home really late). I added just a bit of text to each of the photos and used my Memory Circles ("hello today") and Life Is Good Labels ("loving this"). Those Life Is Good Labels are also available as a clear-stamp set from Technique Tuesday: Favorite Story.
SUPPLIES | 2012 | WEEK 11
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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.