Hello from New Jersey

Hello! It’s been quiet around here for a long time. I didn’t feel like I had much to say or share and so I went into hibernation. But now? Now I have lots of things to share, pictures to show you and recipes I’ve tried that I feel like I should share. And it’s all coming at you from our new home in New Jersey. Goodbye West Coast living and hello East Coast. I think once we get to know one another a bit better we’re going to be really good friends. Right now though my heart hurts and I miss Colorado terribly.

So for now while I get my bearings straight and get settled here is something that I have been loving!

One of my MOST FAVORITE new discoveries is the Project Life App by Becky Higgins. I’ve been feeling so far behind on my PL’ing this year because of all the packing and moving and things being in storage…which is where they still are. Then the new app got released and I’ve been a scrapping machine! I think that I am still a fan of doing everything by hand but when I’m this far behind I’ve found it super easy to catch up. I can’t wait to embellish all the digital pages though! Here are a few pages I’ve made using the app. Can’t wait to print them and get them in my album. Happy Friday!

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Project Life

The creative bug has hit again and I’m so excited! I’m so far behind on my PL album and I really want to be caught up but I’ve been lacking creativity. After spending sometime watching project life videos on YouTube I was feeling inspired again and spent the better part of my afternoon yesterday working on layouts. I reworked my title page and got started on a spread covering our trip to San Francisco. It was so much fun I can’t wait to sit down and get more done. I just need to get my butt in gear and order pictures!

I watched a video from Two Peas In A Bucket that had Amy Tan talking about using embellishments out of your comfort zone. I loved that and used that push to include some that I probably wouldn’t have included before. My cover page: The blue card in the top right is from Becky Higgins Seafoam Kit. The striped card is from her Midnight Kit. These are my two main kits and I love that I can mix and match both of them. I love everything about these kits but know that there are SO many other ones out there! I’m sticking with these for now 🙂 The hello twenty thirteen came from Michelle over at Table for Five (if you haven’t checked our her Project Life you should, it’s great!) The Let’s Do This and Everyday Life cards are studio calico cards (I think…) and the camera card at the bottom came from a card swap I did that had a theme of “stamp.” The doily came from my Citrus Twist kit that I tried out (and loved!) and the buttons I’ve had in my stash FOREVER.

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This page I didn’t embellish too much, I love my photos from Persnickety Prints, especially the little polaroid ones! I journaled on the top one and added a sticker to one. I might go back and add a bit more wash tape to the others but I’m going to sit on that for a little while. The two journal cards on this page also came from my stamp card swap. I love the brown notebook page one, that stamp is now on my wish list! The little arrow was a Freckled Fawn wood veneer and I adore them. The washi tape is a mystery. I think it came from a grab bag that I ordered but I’m not sure.

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This page I love love love! I grabbed the San Fran stickers at Michael’s before our trip. The chevron card underneath it came from the seafoam kit. I covered the little arrow in some wash tape and stuck it on top of the page and then I just used a little scrap piece of paper to label the picture with more washi. This wasn’t one of my favorite washi tapes but I love how it goes with this spread!

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All the page protectors are from Becky Higgins big variety pack. Have you tried scrapbooking with Project Life? It’s so simple…I highly recommend it! My go to tool is the Oh Life email I get daily where I can jot down notes so I remember what happened. It’s an easy way for me to keep up with what’s happening and makes sitting down to journal a breeze. I cant’ wait to sit down and scrap some more! Off to order pictures…

Hello Friday!

Happy Friday! An round up of a few things I’m loving this week. It’s supposed to be COLD here this weekend {think high of 20˚!} but I’m looking forward to hitting Costco and spending the rest of the weekend hanging out at home and rooting for the Broncos and hoping for lots and lots of snow. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Have you heard of Becky Higgins and Project Life? I’ve been following her for a few years now but this is the first year I’m jumping in to scrapbook. I’m super excited, I used to LOVE scrap booking and am looking forward to this new way of doing things. I’d been holding out for the Seafoam edition and I got notice from Amazon that it shipped today. Yay! Go check out all her awesome products, she’s rolling out a ton more in May. I think this will be even more fun to do once we start a family but for now I’m looking forward to documenting our every day life and the fun things that we do. Plus it’s a great way to get all our pictures off my computer and printed! If you don’t want something that is quite so time consuming Shutterfly offers a few Project Life options as well! I made one for last year and I love it.

Have you heard of War Horse? It is playing here in Denver and we were lucky enough to score some free tickets courtesy of Yelp {yay for being an elite member!} for opening night. I truly wasn’t sure what I was going to think but I walked away from the show quite impressed. I won’t give anything away but the puppetry is incredible. If you have the opportunity to go see it, go!

I’ll leave you with this incredible looking treat. How awesome doe it look? I can’t wait until I find a reason to make it! Find the recipe here!

Enjoy your weekend! Hopefully I’ll have a Project Life sneak peek next week.