Thursday, December 27, 2012

Project Life Week 51

The over lap between Project Life and December Daily makes posting feel a little but like a broken record, but I really want to get all 52 weeks posted. I can't believe that I've made it this far. I am so in love with this way of scrapbooking and I'm looking forward to doing it again next year. 
New binders and kits aren't available until mid-January, but I've got Design A page protectors and a Cobalt kit to work with so I plan to just keep going and moving any pages to the new binder later. 

Here is the first half of week 51:
It covers a movie date, Christmas crafts, and handmade treats.

Quick tip: Pretty quickly this year I realized that trying to do a photo a day didn't work for me. I like the flexibility of having a whole week to work with. Some days I had a few pictures and on other days I took no pictures. Being flexible makes it easy to "fill the slots." Don't be afraid to use iphone photos, even if they are imperfect! Just get a few key moments from the week documented and you're good to go!

 The hand lettering tag was from a dear friend of mine who delivered homemade goodies. I used a lot of Christmas paper that I had in my stash for the background paper this week.

 The second half of the week included pictures from just two days. The twins had their Christmas program at school. Hollis played Joseph in the reenactment of the nativity and then all the kids sang two carols. The other photos are from our visit with Santa. Just before leaving to see Santa we had a gifted piano delivered and I got a great photo of the three of them playing together. 

I used one of the Ali Edwards journaling cards to tell the story of the piano. 
I added a sweet photo of Hollis and Santa to one of the other pockets.

I loved the pictures I got of Naomi singing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas." She sang with such joy and enthusiasm---such a treat to see since she can be so quiet and reserved.

 I didn't have journaling room for the picture of all of the kids with Santa and so I added a pull tab to a journaling card and tucked it behind the photo. 

I'm looking forward to starting again without the busy holiday season to worry about. No matter what, I'm keeping the thought that this should be simple. It doesn't have to be flashy or with a lot of embellishments or money spent. 
Having a whole year of our life in one place is pretty dang awesome. 

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