Sunday, January 22, 2012

Project Life 2012 - Week 3

January is just flying by, isn't it? I really can't explain how happy I am that I'm doing Project Life. Not only has it changed the way I scrapbook, but I really think it's helping me to slow down and ENJOY the little day to day, small moments that really are what life is all about. I'm kind of disappointed that I waited this long to get started on something like this. But anyway, here is a look at my Week 3. A lot more journaling this week. I like how it's flexible that way - some weeks seem like they'll be way more photo-heavy and some weeks more word-heavy. And that's OK.

And here's a closer look at the left side of the layout, which features the first half of my "Weekly Overview" journaling card, a screen capture from my phone of the rather boring 7-day forecast for Kahului, photos of Joel and I on MLK, Jr day when we participated in Kaiser's (my employer) Community Day of Service by painting Ka Hale O Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center, a small photo of my completed (finally!) December Daily album, Dean at the dentist on Wednesday as well as our reminder card, and a set of photos from a family hike we did on Sunday - I used the Flip Pockets again as well as some 4x6 templates in order to fit in several photos from that hike.

Here's a few closer shots of some of the details:



And a look at the right side of the layout:

This week I took a quick photo of and journaled about the gas prices on Maui - mostly because I'm annoyed that they never seem to go down. It seems like they've stayed right at $4.37-4.47 for most of the past year - except when they've been higher. It seems like we've never been lower than $4.37 a gallon in a few years here on Maui, yet Oahu gas prices are regularly less than $4.00 a gallon. How is that right!? Anyway, moving on...I also documented the tough time Dean seems to be having with losing during Family Game Nights at this age (5 yrs old). He doesn't take it well, but we're working on it! The rest of the week was pretty uneventful until the weekend. I had book club Friday night and journaled about that (bottom left). Saturday was a busy day - Dean and I had breakfast at Krispy Kreme (ugh) while Joel got some yardwork done, we went to a fun birthday party at Maui Mini Golf, and then Joel and Dean did some fishing and grilling and guy stuff at the beach Saturday night with Joel's friend Vince.

Here's a closer look at some of the details:
And that about sums it up. Working on my album a little at a time throughout the week is still working well for me. I'm using a lot of printed digital elements and for the most part still printing at home. I do a little bit of something - whether it's printing out a photo or journaling card or sticking a bit of something into a pocket - almost every day. Sunday seems to be my day for wrapping it all up and mostly just finishing those Week in Review journal cards. So far it's been a pretty busy year so I've had lots to photograph and say. I am a little concerned about the boring weeks - but I'll deal with that when it comes up. I did have an empty 3x4 pocket this week and just filled that with one of the little "filler" cards from the turquoise digi kit and that seems to have worked out just fine. I'm sure I can manage to do that when I need to.

So is everyone still OK with me sharing this here? I'm considering moving these posts over to my Family Blog instead because I think family would enjoy seeing them and I'm not sure if my regular blog readers really care about this much detail about my day to day life?? Is it weird?






8 comments:

Jackie Pedro said...

Just awesome, Jen! This is fabulous!! LOVE the flip pockets, the AE overlay (just downloaded a couple) and the color scheme! I need to figure out how to get a screen shot of the weather and print it! Great detail.....

Arlene said...

Jen, these pages are awesome! Love how you keep these pages clean and detailed. Very inspiring pages...love them.

Lisa H. said...

amazing. I'm so excited for you, that you are keeping up....great details, love the crying shot of your little man. It's so fun to capture moments like that, because we ALL know it's not always roses and chocolate!lol

Melody said...

Wow Jen your pages look great!

Niki Estes said...

Looks great, Jen! I love the little flip pocket!

kristina proffitt said...

LOVE your pages, Jen! Hugs!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful pages, Jen! Love the little flip and all that you are documenting! Thanks for sharing!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Hi Jen, I didn't realize you'd be doing PL too. Normally I expect to see amazing cards over here. Right about now I'd give anything to have a boring weather week like you had! Oh the perks of living there and not in Michigan!