Friends this is my last layout for the Ali Edwards Creative Team. Love seems fitting.
Here is the journaling
2017 expanded and pushed me creatively in the best way! I am so excited to have found and embraced my personal memory keeping style. And I am looking forward to practicing and growing in 2018!
Week 45 was spent at home with sick boys. And also Jacob’s half birthday!
One thing I love about 6×8 albums is the 3×8 inserts. On one side I told the story about 4 1/2 year old Jacob. On the opposite side I wrote a summary of our week.
I documented in mostly black and white and this will be something I will do more often. I love how the embellishments pop against the black and white. I love how the story is the forefront. And I am digging this size album!
This is my 4th year of doing project life. I am ready to change it up. Instead of waiting until 2018, I made the change mid year to 6×8. I love the smaller size!
The first week I completed was partially spent in Disneyland. I used Ali Edwards Day in the life kit to journal a few numbers specific to our trip. I love documenting this way.
I also used some of the Gather because the colors and sentiments matched perfect.
I am excited to document more in this smaller size!
This new album size rocks! Here is our week 46!
Dylan is doing indoor soccer for the first time. I am not a calm enough sideline parent to be a goalie mom! Wow that was intense! (Can you see my reflection in the photo? Kinda neat)
I journaled the story under the photo and you use the tab to lift up the photo to read it. This is one of my favorite tricks for adding more story without another page.
Jacob has been sneaking into bed with me early in the morning because his feet are cold! I am thankful to my mother in law who found bigger kid footie pjs to keep this kid asleep!
Dylan recently started writing “books”. I borrowed this one to make a copy before he noticed so I could include it in our album. These little handwriting bits are my favorites!
More project life to come this week. Thanks for Joining me!
My husband gives so much to me and our boys and all those around him. It seemed only appropriate to use Ali’s newest story kit give to celebrate him on his 40th birthday!
Happy birthday D!
2013 was my first time documenting in December Daily! I chose a box craft store kit and wrote down my story for the day along with a photo. It was simple and I love it still. I loved the simplicity of it. I love how it recorded the traditions (that have now changed), and it was completed.
The heart behind my December Daily album was to begin recording our life and to bring joy back to my heart at Christmas time. The year before my bother had passed away and I was left with a deep wound on my soul. He is my only sibling and having only two children myself, I knew I wanted a way to record their memories. What December Daily gave back to me was the ability to see the joy in every day and to embrace my inner story teller. I was the documenter of my life and narrator for my family memories.
I am grateful that that mindset has carried me through 2014 – 2017 of project life style documenting our lives. As a mother to two young and active boys, having those memories recorded are priceless to me!
I will be sharing my December Daily pages here on the blog (as much as I can keep up 🙂 as well as my Instagram account at Cultivating Casie.