CT Layout- First Shuttle Launch

I got the pleasure of working with the new Outta This World Kit by Alegna this week. It is soooo cute. I love those little aliens! And since we are space junkies I knew I would use this kit over and over again.

Here is the page I made with this kit. I used a photo from our very first shuttle launch back in 2008. It was an amazing experience and it started our love of seeing launches. We went to several between 2008 and 2011, when the shuttle program retired.

Solos Template by Alegna
Outta This World kit be Alegna
Architect’s Daughter font

You can get Outta This World at Alegna’s store at Scrappity Doo Dah.

*I am a Creative Team Member for Scrappity Doo Dah. This means that I receive free products in exchange for making and advertising layouts for designers. However, the opinions expressed here are my own. The enthusiasm expressed here is definitely my own.

Week in the Life: Wednesday

I’m keeping up! I almost can’t believe it. I’m not going to say this too loudly but… I might actually finish this. 🙂

Rinse and repeat.

Got up after the first decent night of sleep in days. Packed lunch, watched news, Jason left for work.

Raisin bran, flipboard, and settled in to work on yesterday’s witl post. Wow I’ve had a bunch of views on my little blog. Almost all from linking up on Ali’s blog. So hi new people 🙂 Thanks so much for taking a look!

I got down on the floor to play and love on Miss Kitty. We’ve been a bit distant for a couple of days after the traumatic cat carrier incident.

When she got bored with me, I got up and started some cleaning. Laundry, vacuuming, and cleaning the bathroom.

It hit me last night that we only have about 7 more weeks until we go pick up Little Man so I need to really get after his room. It has been the holding area for all of our boxes of stuff since we moved in. Jason set up the bed last weekend and shifted some boxes so it looks a little less like a Hoarders episode. But still a LOT to do. Which I have a feeling that a lot of the stuff in boxes is going to goodwill. If we haven’t needed it in the past 2.5 weeks, we might not really need it.

I emptied out a box of stuff that mostly went into the shed. SO happy we have outside storage space now. I hung up some pictures in the kitchen. I don’t remember ever being this excited for decorating before. It’s actually fun unpacking and figuring out where to put things.

Had lunch, IM’ed with my sister and jason, and more Flipboard. Can you tell that’s my current obsession? I check it at least 10 times a day right now.Showered and put away laundry. Checked my challenges on SDD. Worked in my flylady zone for this week, the bedroom. Dusting and putting away things that don’t belong. I think I’ve done more in my zones since we moved than I did all last year. Want to keep things nice 🙂

Jason came home and we headed to the grocery store. We usually go on Sunday or Monday, but with one thing and another we kept putting it off.

We got home and I put some junky food in the oven. (Jamaican patties and pigs in a blanket). We watched a little tv and I moved my laptop over to the couch do I could do the Speed Scrap at SDD. We ate and watched a new Betty White show and some other sitcom that didn’t make much of an impression. I did my speed scrap. It’s always nice scrapping and chatting even when there are just a few of us. Jason had fallen asleep on the couch so I woke him up and we went to bed.

Project notes-
I feel like I’m sort of settling in with this. I’m continuing to use Momento to keep notes. Photo count is down a little, but I was expecting that to happen. I think the doing P365 for the past year and a half has done a lot to help me think of things I want to photograph. I already took a lot of everyday photos, so I knew the biggest challenge would be the documentation part. I’ve found that I’ve gone from writing notes every hour on monday to doing it every 3 or 4 hours yesterday. I might be losing some details, but I think I’m getting a good summary. Most of this post was copied and pasted straight from Momento again. One other somewhat surprising thing is that I’m not really using instagram at all. I usually take a lot of instagram pictures, but I don’t think I’ve taken any this week. Which is okay, but I might do some of those today. (I’m hclappy if anyone wants to follow me)

Day 3 stats:
36 photos taken
4 Momento notes
1 tweet
2 Foursquare check-ins
1 distracted wife
1 on the mend husband
1 playful kitty
4 more days to go

New March Mega Grab Bag at Scrappity Doo Dah

Here is the Mega Grab Bag for this month!

I used it to make this Layout

So much fun to work with and perfect for a LO of our drive up to Nashville last week.


Scraplifted from a LO by ScrappinMama called Enjoying Some Sun
Like Blockwork template 2 by Rainy Dayz Designs
Encouraging Tape by Kris Meyers
First Summer Days by MC Designs
Spring Break Sundries by Mandy King
All available in the March Mega Grab Bag from Scrappity Doo Dah http://www.scrappity-doo-dah.com/sto…7d66b9217d1ad8
Contrary Mary font
I also used the Diptic iPhone app and the Instagram iPhone app

Project Life Week 5

Anyone who sees the title and knows me from my challenge at Scrappty Doo Dah might be wondering a bit. Project Life??? What about P365? Well I haven’t given up P365, I still take a photo (nearly) every day. I’m just doing my layouts a little differently. I’ve decided to go from the single page week to a double page Project Life inspired spread each week. I’m not sure how long I can keep this up, because instead of taking twice as long, for some reason these LO’s take at least three times as long to make. And who has three hours a week to work on one layout? Well, apparently I do.

I’m a huge admirer of Ali Edwards and have been following her version of Project Life for a long time. I would see a few other blogs here and there where people were using the PL system using the physical books, cards, and divided page protectors. They looked neat, but I’m strictly digi, so they weren’t for me. Then a couple of things happened- Project Life went digital, and then at the beginning of this year, PL just seemed to be Everywhere I looked.

I’ve been doing Project 365 (taking a photo every day) since August of 2010, and scrapping the photos into single page LO’s. Mostly. I’m still somewhat behind from last year. So what do you do when you’re already behind? Of course you add more stuff to your plate! Or that’s what I do… But the cool thing about the digital version of Project Life is that some of the thinking is taken off your hands. Now I no longer have to search for templates with places for 7 photos plus journaling. I don’t have to find room to squeeze in my journaling between all those photos. There’s plenty of room for as few or as many photos as I want, and lots of room for little snippets of journaling.

The thing that has inspired me the most to change my format is just all the inspiration that’s out there right now. I’m in the process of scouring the blogs of the ladies from Becky Higgins’ Creative Team and pinning all the awesomeness on my Pinterest board. It’s just wonderful how much creativity is out there.

So here is my Week 5