Project Life 2014: Weeks 24, 25, and 26

Week 24

Used the new Heidi Swapp Project Life core kit this week. Loved the bright colors and fun fonts:
plw22_edited-1Tyson’s last week of school, Jake’s first week of summer break, and my last few days of the school year:

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Keep those movie ticket stubs. One of my favorite non-photo additions to Project Life:

plw23rightWeek 25

Another Heidi Swapp Project Life kit, this time the gold and blue mini kit. Swoon. Love the colors and font so much. Our first official week of summer break: gym time, craft time, and lazy mornings…

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Prepping for our NYC trip, new chucks for me, ninja training for the boys…

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A Grateful November with me & my BIG ideas

mambithanksboardIn the past, the boys and I have done Thankful Turkeys and Grateful Trees for the month of November. This year, I wanted to do something different and something with the whole family. I LOVED the me & my BIG ideas leaves the second I saw them. I also knew I wanted to something where each of us could write down a daily gratitude. We have used popsicle sticks and mason jar before with our Boredom Buster Jar, but I wanted to incorporate them into this project as well. I decided to use mini bags as the focal point, with the intention of trimming them down and transferring to my project life or making them into a gratitude mini album. One bag per person:

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And a jar of popsicle sticks and Sharpie waiting for November 1. I love capturing the boys’ handwriting and look forward to having various pieces of their daily moments to keepsake…it can be one sentence, one word, one doodle. Ultimately, I am looking for one memory or gratitude a day from all of us.

mambithanksJoin me for a Grateful November!!


Project Life 2014: My Workspace

IMG_3238I have received a few questions on Instagram about my Project Life organization and workspace and thought I would share a few pictures. I don’t have an office or permanent workspace, so everything is more or less portable as I work in the dining room. It overlooks the boys’ playroom so it’s perfect. 

IMG_3229I like to have everything out and visible, or as past experience has proven, it doesn’t get used. In my immediate workspace: a bamboo silverware tray that houses my favorite core kits, roygbiv’d by kit. A black wire silverware tray that houses random cards and all my sub kit cards in roygbiv order. Next to those, a white wire tray that houses most of my washi tape, again roygbiv’d. 

* Bamboo tray and white wire silverware tray are from TJ Maxx

* Black wire silverware tray and wire cupcake stand are from Cost Plus

IMG_3236Behind the card trays is a wire cupcake stand that I use to hold date stamps, more washi, and extra embellishments. I have all my favorite, or current, embellishments in a white muffin tin. Super simple set up, everything can be moved to the garage if need be. I also have two raskog carts: one houses all my sticker embellishments and the other all my design team goodies. Hope that helps!!

* Raskogs and antonius organizers: Ikea

* White muffin tin is actually a paint tray from Lakeshore Learning


Project Life 2014: Week 23

WEEK 23: Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party Mini Kit
plw23One of my favorite kits used to capture a bittersweet last week of preschool, the annual art show, and an epic amount of end-of-the-year grading.

plw23aIn the blink of an eye: a sweet baby Jake during his first week of Mommy and Me Class and then big boy Jake on his last day of preschool…

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Project Life 2014: Weeks 20, 21, and 22

WEEK 20: DIY Value Kit
plw21WEEK 21: Boys Rule Value Kit

plw20WEEK 22: Seafoam

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Project Life 2014: Weeks 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19

WEEK15: Gossamer Blue PL Kit
plw16WEEK 16: Stampin Up PL Kit

plw17WEEK 17: Happy Core Kit

plw18WEEK 18: Plus One Mini Kit

plw19WEEK 19: Midnight Core Kit

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Project Life 2014: Weeks 12, 13, and 14

WEEK 12: Azure core kit
plw12WEEK 13: Midnight core kit with sub kit cards

plw13WEEK 14: Gossamer Blue kit

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