Monday, March 25, 2013

Project Life 2013: There's a Hole in My Craft Room

My craft room has a giant hole in the ceiling.  There's a leak and we need to figure out how/if we can fix it. Fortunately the water never came into the room itself, but it was collecting over the ceiling, making a lovely bulge that looked like impending disaster.  So we moved *all* of my stuff out of the room, and are working on figuring out where the water is coming from.

So for the next couple of weeks my craftiness will invade our kitchen. I put together this biweekly Project Life layout with very limited supplies. Since my printer is now in the garage, I had the photos printed at Bartells Drugs, a local chain. They offer a matte finish, which is very cool, but the photo has a tendency to "rub off" when it gets scraped by something. I learned that the hard way when using one of my old crappy paper trimmers.

As usual I had more photos than I could use, so the crafty bits are limited. I used one of the Seafoam Project Life kit cards for the week summary, and then noticed that the Echo Park Photo Freedom ampersand and 'you are my sunshine' cards matched really nicely, too, and that got me set on an aqua and yellow theme. And that gave me a fantastic excuse to go crazy with the super cute KI Memories 'smile' washi tape I got in one of my Studio Calico kits.

Feb 25 - Mar 10: Redmond outing and dance class

Feb 25 - Mar 10: New glasses, coloring eggs, sisters

Calendar closeup - tiny bling
I filled my supercute IKEA Raskog 3-shelf cart with my essential Project Life supplies so I can continue to work on my pages while my craft room is being fixed.

I've found a formula that works for me to keep the layouts looking cohesive:
  • One type of alphabet stickers
  • 1 or 2 washi tapes, glitter tape or ribbon (coordinating)
  • Use same journaling pen for entire layout
  • Adhesive gems, enamel dots, brads, *or* wood veneer (choose one)
  • 1-2 patterned papers only (coordinating)
  • Month card with days marked off
  • Week card with dates and bullet point summary
  • Stick to color scheme for *all* embellishments
This 2 week period also contained TJ's birthday but I didn't get any good photos of our birthday dinner at Zeek's Pizza, or him opening his presents.  (Sad!). 

Here's a slide show of my 2013 pages, including close-ups.  If you can't see it, click here to view my entire 2013 Project Life gallery.

Project Life @ The Mom Creative


  1. good on you for crafting when your room is so unusable!

  2. Great effort. You would never know you were working under difficult circumstances.

  3. This is really amazing. Not only is this going to be an amazing keepsake for your daughters, I think it's really forcing you to embrace each moment and appreciate the beauty in your day - everyday. I love it.

    But that said, BOOOOO to not getting pictures of TJ on his birthday in there. ;) I suggest you draw a stick figure representation of pizza and presents!

  4. Sorry to hear about your room! You still made an amazing spread :)

  5. Eeek, hope you find out where the leak is coming from. I love your PL spreads, and the way you did the word "us" is perfect.

  6. Love your colour scheme, and those tiny gems on the calender look fantastic! x

  7. All of your photos are so cute!! So glad you got to do some crafting!!

  8. I lost my heat last week and I was so stressed over it I couldn't even imagine scrapping...good for you and glad none of your scrap stuff was damaged but so sorry you have to endure the repairs. great PL pages.

  9. I love that you persevered. Great layouts.

  10. Yikes! I hope you are able to fix the problem soon. Your pages look great!
    Love the slide show!

  11. I love the idea of using little rhinestones to mark the days on the calendar card. So cute! And I love that chalkboard "you are my sunshine" 6x4. Love it!


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