Worked on the Disney album a bit more this week! I took all of my printed photos (that I organized here) and sorted them into their proper organization & started populating my album with “stuff”. I had some help taking photos for you…. I cannot wait to finish this album for him! His interest in everything we did a year ago is awesome and I want to finish it for him so he can hang onto all of his wonderful memories (that we all know are so fleeting at his age). He of course still had jammies & bedhead when I was taking the pictures – but that’s real life on a weekend!
Well, it has been a while – and I am sorry! I made quite a few things lately – but I may not blog about them yet. I even have a blog post about the Christmas Stockings I made for us this year all written up – I will try to post it closer to when people will be thinking about Christmas projects again!
It has been a year (seriously – how is that possible!) since we went to Disney. I sooo would love to go back – but it wouldn’t be the same – we have our Disney “wish” (aka Sam), Andy is older etc. I have run across pictures of Andy at Disney a few times lately & I am astonished how much he’s grown up since last year! Yes – he’s bigger physically – but he just looks so much more grown up & he’s becoming a boy and less a pre-schooler. I am so glad we went when we did – he hadn’t hit the big whiney stage quite as intensely yet but MOST importantly – he LOVED Mickey with all of his heart & soul! He still likes Mickey & Jake & the other Disney shows, but Star Wars, The Hobbit, superheroes & Wild Kratts (especially those guys) have crept up in importance.
I have been here working on things, just not necessarily the blog! I pulled out a few of my in-progress projects today to photograph & my helper wanted to be in on the pictures….and check out the pages! He was really helpful turning the pages. He was not so helpful getting between the pages & I or casting a shadow standing in the doorway. That’s ok – he had fun.
2 months out & I have ‘finished’ the Disney autograph book! I put finished in quotes because I had some embellishments for the main Disney character pages, but not for all of the other guys. I may find some & add them along the way, but Andy is super happy with just the pictures & autographs.
I mentioned on facebook this week that I wanted to be more intentional with the blog this year. Here are a few ideas and PLEASE let me know what you think!
- Learn it Tuesday (LiT)
- Did it Thursday (DiTh)
- Wordless Wednesday (I went out of day order on purpose – keep reading)
- Friday Night Blogs (FnBlogs)
The first two (LiT & DiTh) spring from an idea I heard in college that has stuck with me since
- You must Learn something to Do it
- You must Do something to Teach it
- You must Teach something to KNOW IT!
Learn it Tuesday (LiT) – focused on any technique but mainly digi/techy stuff (including the Silhouette)
Wordless Wednesday (WW) – a popular MEME right now I enjoy seeing on other blogs & want to jump on board with
Did it Thursday (DiTh) – showcasing projects I finished – scrapbook pages (including Project Life), mini albums, quilts, etc.
Friday Night Blogs (FNB) – a showcase of blog posts that I have been reading (covering any topic)
Some of these will be weekly – others less often but still consistent. Let me know which you like the best before I make my final decisions.
Also – I am looking into the proper plugin to allow you to blog along with me on the LiT & DiTH posts and link your posts up.
I did a bit more out of the box with Week 2. I used my Silhouette Cameo, a baseball card protector & of course LOTS of pictures!
My first attempt at Project Life is this year. On the very positive side I am within a few weeks of caught-up (in my album not the blog)! On the negative side I feel like I am including too many photos and not enough “fun” stuff. I can change that as the year goes on though. I think a key will be to grab fun things as we do them & put them WITH the album. The fun decorations stuff I will have to work on my photo obsession a bit to pare down what I want to print!
Project Life that is!
I do have a few more December Daily posts to write up & post, but meanwhile I am trying to stay caught up (or nearly so) with my 2012 Project Life. I’m mapping out Week 4-7 this week. So far I have lots of pictures picked, cropped & enhanced. I need to pick which I am using, resize to print & add journaling to a few. Plus of course the rest of the page design.
The hardest night & saddest day in December, but by far one of my favorite & definitely my favorite page in the book! It’s funny how the hardest things can make the best memories.
Found some more time to blog today so here are a few more days of my December Daily.