I've decided to create a blog to journal the things that make me laugh everyday. Most of the time it's my daughter Natalee....I hope that you enjoy reading about our adventures.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Project Life - Week 1

I wish that I could accurately put into words how much I am enjoying this project.  It is the perfect pairing with the Photo A Day class at Studio Calico.  I'm using my camera every day and I've taken more pictures in the first three weeks of this year than I did the first three months of last year!  I wanted to share my first week with you and let you see how much fun this project can be....if you haven't started yet, it's not too late....it's still early in the year!

This first image is a broad view of my first page.  I talk about the annual Nertz free for all that we have at my Mom's house every New Year's weekend.  We are all so competitive that cards are flying everywhere, but in the end, it's always Meagan at the top of the scoreboard.  One of these days one of us will beat her.  I also tossed in picture of Natalee. During our Nertz game, Rich set her up on the floor next to the table with Peter Pan on the laptop.  She really wanted to play, but finally settled for watching a movie with her beloved Woobie (the pink blanket) as long as she was close to the action!

The base of my Project Life album is the Becky Higgins Clementine Kit.  I also used Studio Calico Wood Veneer and Mister Huey's Heirloom Blue and Mister Huey's Estate Green mists to make my title for Page 1.  I also used a MME frame from the Penny Lane line to add a little extra pop!  

Page 2 tells the story of us trying to get home after New Year's weekend.  We got caught in a freak snowstorm and were stranded on I40 when the highway patrol closed the highway for several hours due to the number of accidents.  There were cars off the road everywhere and it was one of the only times that I can ever remember being white knuckled while driving.  We decided to call it a night and actually back-tracked almost an hour to find a hotel room.  A pizza picnic and some good online bedtime stories made it an adventure and we were able to get home safely the next day.  

I didn't do a whole lot of embellishing on this page, I really wanted to tell the story instead.  I used one of the cards from the Clementine kit and added the Studio Calico month stamp.  I also used my Hero Arts woodblock stamps to add the year.  A little piece of MME pink/white twine and a couple of little staples and I was all done!

Like I said, I'm super excited about this project and I've already ordered my pictures for Week 2.  I can't wait to pick them up and get started tomorrow night when I get Natalee to bed!  

Thanks for reading!


  1. LOVE your page Lorie, I too am not over embellishing , i love when i see others, i just can't make it work it seems lol

  2. I really like the simpler approach you are taking with your PL. I love that it is all about the stories.

  3. it's really fun isn't it!? I love that the photo's tell the story - less is always more!

  4. I love how you added the playing card - it goes perfectly with your spread! Keep up the good work! I have yet to get to week one - still finishing December!

  5. This is fabulous Lorie! I love how you misted the veneers! Now I wish I got that kit too...

  6. Fabulous, Lorie! Glad you're getting so much enjoyment out of this project :)

  7. Love this, Lorie - especially the twine tied around the card.