Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Project Life 2012 - Week Three

Another week down!Is it just me, or is this year just flying by?

Week 3 was all about quilts and back-to-work, books and movies :)


This week I tried to add a few more everyday bits and pieces, like tickets from the movies...

...and a supermarket receipt tucked into the long journaler under Pre Fly Out Day Prep , which documents the rituals that we go through the day before my husband flies out to work. These are the things that I think will be interesting in years to come...how much a packet of cigarettes costs (yep, he's a smoker) and how I give him a haircut before he flies off into the desert heat (he works in the hottest place in Australia, poor thing!)
Other things of interest...
*I used a mix of papers from the PL Turquoise kit, as well as bits and pieces from my own stash. I'm finding that I'm much happier with the pages when I make them "my own".

* I created a photo collage of my sons' paintball bruises using an app called DIPTIC on my iphone (thanks Linda...it's AWESOME!)

* The book cover of Brisingr which my son is currently reading was printed from the net, but could just as easily been an actual photo.

*I printed all my photos at home this week...I couldn't fit photo printing on my to-do list when we were doing the groceries, and it's been so so hot here in Perth that I couldn't be bothered making a special trip :)

* I'm planning to add a smaller page protector in the middle of this double page, but haven't quite made it that far yet!

So...how is your Week 3 coming along? Have you settled into the PL journey yet, or are you struggling to find your groove? And could you pretty please leave me a comment so I can come and take a peek at yours?

TTFN xxx

P.S. If you want to check out some awesome Week 3 pages, check out here...

18 comments:

Rene' Sharp said...

What a great spread of pages!! Nice to have a little peak into your life. Smiles from Sunny South Africa :)

sharon71 said...

Great week, you managed to fit a lot in there.

I think it great to include the everyday rituals of your family.

Thanks for visiting my blog too :)

Linda said...

Great post Susan , your pages are looking great. Mine are done just not blogged yet.
Stay cooooool
Xx

Tracey said...

love what you have done. And I agree, this year is flying by way too fast.
love me :-)

Kelli said...

love the idea of rituals that you do on a consistent basis being documented, I think it will be interesting in 20 years. I'm really trying hard to think outside of my everyday box and find the story that I want to tell my grandchildren....:) love. Keep Calm and Project Life on!

Megan said...

Looks fabulous - I love the bruises collage, such a unique thing to memorialize!

dawn said...

WOW you have a great week here. I love all the little tidbits of things you added. How sweet of your husband, that is my favorite out of your week.

You make yours special with your added touches, love that. So glad your enjoying it and not stressing over it.

I am having problems with my blog this week so no PL update for me. Going to keep trying though and will let you know if it works.

Enjoy the week and am sending cold air and snow for you and Tracey & Linda and you can send me some of the heat.

camilla said...

I like that you included something your son is reading. I need to do that with my kids. Good idea,

Jules said...

Looking good! I particularly like the everyday elements you've included in your week - I'm definitely trying to incorporate the 'bits' this year, too!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Looks like a busy week! I definitely think things like receipts are fun to hang onto for looking at years from now. We'll either be saying, wow how cheap or what are those?

Sharon Manning said...

You are doing such an awesome job on this project Susan, I am now a week behind....can you please come do mine for me? Oh and the ironing?

April said...

I agree that it is the best when we mix papers and styles...I want every week to stand on its own but still have the "clementine" or "turquoise" project life through-out

great pages!

http://aprilbest1981.blogspot.com/2012/01/pl-week-three.html

The Wallace Family said...

Great week!! Love all your pictures and really love all of your bits of life. I am also trying to add more bits of life this year as well!

Julie said...

Beautiful layouts! I also used a picture of a book that I printed from the web. Loved adding this little tidbit to my pages.

One Crafty Mumma said...

Lovely to see your pages and I completely agree - this year is FLYING!

StakiMama said...

I printed a mini pic from the web of the book I read that I wanted to journal about straight onto a grid card & wrote about the book on the card.

Jazzmin said...

Awesome spread! I agree, I do love my pages so much more when mixing my core kit up with some other stuff! Love your style!

Jennifer Bowers said...

Great pages! And the year is going FAST! I can't wait to check out the app. Thanks for sharing!