Sunday, December 1, 2013

Project Life - Coming from Behind

So, I just finished February.  I realize November is over but I said I would stick with the project this year and I have.

February is done and March is in the works.  Aprils pictures are on their way from Persnickety Prints.  At the rate I'm going I could be caught up by the end of the year!

Just wanted to share the pages for February/March before I forget.

 These are a mix of products on hand and the Studio Calico PL kits.  I have a few months of kits before I cut that subscription.
 Sequins.  I have some in every color and this might be the first I've used.  I'm planning on changing that.
 Washi tape.  I sold off most of it last month but kept the stuff that I really like.  The aqua and yellow chevron were perfect.  This seahorse was my son's favorite animal as a baby.  Its the new Glo Worm I guess.  The Glo Worm was discontinued due to safety hazards.  We had three of these seahorses because he needed one wherever he went.  We lost one and at one point, we thought he'd never nap again.  After a late night trip to Target we found one.  Actually 3 of them and bought all 3.  He had one at home, one at grandma's and one at daycare for nap time.

When I found this tucked under his bed I almost cried.  He's not a little baby anymore.
 Hockey practice.
 Using another dusty tool.  My Silhouette.  I cut the US and Canada maps from kraft cardstock, using Studio Calico veneer stars and some solid Baker's Twine to draw our flight patch for the trip to Calgary.  I used all plain 4x6 PL cards along with tags from Chic Tags.

 He really said that too.  A little backstory.  A year prior, we took my son to Canada for the first time.  He couldn't skate.  A poor California boy with a new pair of skates and a desire to learn.  Cousin Bryce helped us out and got him going.  A year later, the student returns to Calgary and challenges the teacher.  The teacher couldn't keep up with him as they whizzed around the outdoor rink.
 Driving to Banff.  Probably the one place I'll miss the most now that my dad is home.  More Chic Tags.

 Crave Cupcakes.  My favorite.  Some of the*best* frosting every.  Said that they are only in Canada.
 Valentines Day.  We went out to dinner at Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor and then home.  G&G gave you the annual See's Candy box (a 60 year tradition).  Then you got to play with your new lego set.

 Once I finished February, I promised myself to take it easy going forward.  I think I overthink PL and try to get creative.  I've got three PL kits on top of all the extras I've bought (Studio Calico kits, PL mini kits, Elle's Studio tags, Chic Tags etc).  I'll never be able to use it all up.  I will be clearing out the overstock at some point and selling that off.
 Some of my new favorite letters - SN@P letters from Simple Stories.

Elise Blaha PL kit.  LOVED the colors and patterns in this one.  Had to have it but never opened it until now.


  1. Fab PL pages, love how they are color coordinated! All the little embellishments are perfect and the country shapes you cut out were a great idea!

  2. Great PL pages, I have been thinking of starting this year, will see how that goes :)

  3. These are all great pages, so much wonderful detail.

  4. Looks great! So many terrific details! Love the washi behind the photo, the labels with red stickers and that awesome map!

  5. Just loving your work. I am slowly catching up with my PL and Persnickety have been a total game changer for me. I am going pretty bare bones in my approach as I have decided that done is what I am aiming for and ten years from now no one will know if it was following the trends or not! Looking forward to seeing next months spreads.