• create,  photography,  scrapbook

    scrapbooking an entire year in five hours

    A while back I posted a picture of my finished Project Life 2013 album that I completed in about 5 hours. Later, Becky Higgins reposted the picture to her Facebook, twitter and Instagram and there were many comments that followed. Some didn’t believe that I did it in 5 hours. Some asked how I did it. Others said they could never do it. So, I’m here to give a few tips and tricks on how I did it, so that maybe you feel like you could too. I’ve done Project Life for 4 years now. I used to do traditional scrapbooking with papers and embellishments, but it got to be…

  • inspiration,  scrapbook

    daily journal update

    At the beginning of the year I started my daily journal in a smashbook to remember all of the bits of 2013. It’s been a journey this year, that’s for sure. I took some time to simply read through the days of 2013 the other day and it’s so amazing to see where God has taken us this year. Thinking that we knew what was best for us when He certainly had a very different plan. This book has definitely made me count my blessings and also remember all of the seemingly “little” things we’ve done – making memories (good and bad). February was a good month of documenting…I had…

  • scrapbook,  travel

    travel journal 2013

    I guess you could say I’m a bit addicted to journals this year. I have a study journal, daily journal and now a travel journal for 2013. For someone who doesn’t do well with regular journaling, I’m keeping up so far for 2013. Here’s to hoping I can keep it up and remember all of the bits of the year! When my bestie Chrissy and I went with our husbands on the cruise, we brought along our Recollections Travel journals. We couldn’t print pictures on the ship beyond her Instax camera that she brought, but we were able to shove mementos from each day in our journals to complete when…

  • scrapbook,  tutorial

    remembering all of the bits of 2013

    At the end of 2012, I stumbled upon this post by Jessi (Naptime Diaries). She recapped her 2012 and I quickly came to realize that without looking in my Project Life album, I couldn’t really tell you all of the sweet bits of 2012. My memory is horrendous (scarily bad sometimes…like forgetting how old I am) and my journaling track record isn’t much better. But then I stumbled upon this artist and her work inspired me so much that the next day (December 31st!!!) I went to the store and got a Smashbook and set out to create a 2013 journal to record the good, the bad and all of…

  • inspiration,  scrapbook

    project life update

    I’m so honored to be sharing my Project Life experience today over on Becky Higgins blog. I haven’t blogged about scrapbooking or Project Life in well over a year (sorry!!). Finally I’m caught up so I thought I’d share the update with my readers as well. Here’s what I’m sharing over at Becky’s blog today… I’ve been scrapbooking since middle school, using paper & embellishments to make my pages. When I fell