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PL week 23


The last week of school was super busy!

I am thankful for the teachers Dylan had this year and the friends he made. I am thankful for his school principal who prioritizes connecfion and parent involvement. The school does really feel like one big family.  And I am thankful for a break from the school routine and the new pace of summer!


Projecf Life week 23 completed using Ali Edwards June digital kit, the project life app and the letterglow app. 

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Fun! Story kit 


This year was our first year camping with friends. We meet the Gallo and Berry families through Dylan’s sports teams and our families have become great friends. And we had SO MUCH FUN! Our boys woke up and immediately began playing with the other boys. Any game played with a ball! Hitting the baseball in a make shift baseball diamond near the tents was an instant favorite. Each morning we packed up wagons and made our way to the beach. Dylan loved search for sea shells. He and I took a long walk along the shoreline and found a few crabs and a starfish. Observing how he enjoys nature and respects wildlife brought me joy. Jacob and daddy played in the sand and each day buried Jacob up to his neck in sand. He got a kick out of everyone seeing him in the hole he dug and there was sand in every crevice of that boy. Each night we finished the day with a campfire and s’mores. There was discussion about how to toast the perfect marshmallow and proper childcare ratio. My heart was full of love each day for the memories we were creating! 

Ali Edwards FUN story kit was the perfect way to document the story of this trip. I added photos and embellishments and my favorite filler card into my weekly project life spread. And created a journal card with the digital tags to document the story. 
Here is how it all turned out. 

 

And side by side 

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Brave

This was the spot over seven years ago that I went to celebrate positive pregnancy test and reflect on the unknown journey that lay ahead. looking at the water I felt BRAVE which morphed in the months and weeks to come. in those moments I felt fear and panic and becoming a mother. I was concerned about the mental health jeans that my family brought to the table and the perfect June Cleaver jeans that my husband brought. how would they mix and would it be my fault if the kids were a mess? becoming a mom made me nervous but by the water in the very first minutes of knowing I was pregnant, I only felt BRAVE. the water calmed my mind, the rocks grounded my feet and I bravely embarked on this new adventure.

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Taking care of Me

Making a layout about myself felt narcissistic until I understood my intention behind the story.  First, I wanted to explore the ways I take care of myself currently. (Later I want to take that a step further and determine if my self care measures need adjusting, added to or subtracted from).  And even more than that, I want my children to see this layout in 20 years and understand how important it is to recharge yourself by taking time to enjoy life. 

My story sparks ignited as I browsed through my photo gallery from the last few weeks. There were pictures of my kids, the dog and screenshots of items to remember or purchase. Embedded between those images were glimpses of how I am currently caring for myself.
Walking around outside seeking the beauty of blooming spring blossoms. 
Sipping a latte while writing down thoughts and goals in my planner. 
Finishing the day with a book that had me craving more of the story. 
 Linking breathe with movement in yoga class. 

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Ali Edwards May digitals in Project Life

What I love about this spread is all the color!  Spring to me symbolizes new life springing up with bright and vibrant flowers and Ali captured these spring colors perfectly.

I love a month that starts on a Monday and I love digital weekly project life spreads made completely on my iPhone 6.  I take all my photos with my phone, edit them with the app Pic-Tap-Go, add Ali Edwards’ digital filler cards and embellishments via the app Letterglow and then put them within the layout in the app Project Life.

 

Here is the photo of my before editing.  I didn’t love that light pole in the background so I cropped it out, brightened the photo and then imported it into the Letterglow app to add the digital chipboard.

 

Here is the photo after all that.  I left a little space at the bottom of the embellishment because the Project Life app doesn’t seem to be true to exact 4×6 size.

 

Here is another example.  I lightened the photo in Pic-Tap-Go and then moved it Letterglow to add the circle chipboard.  I love this sassy face and how he rolls his feet outward when I ask him to pose for a picture.

 

Here is the finished product with a subtitle along side the “hang out time” chipboard reminding me this was Jacob’s zoo field trip.


I think I have always know how much I enjoy digital scrapbooking but now I feel like I am truly embracing it and LOVING it!

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Ali Edwards April Digital Kit Layouts

Have you seen Ali Edwards April Digital Kit?  The egg shapes are my favorite!!!!

Let’s dive into the layouts I made with this kit.  First is our church’s annual Easter Egg hunt.  They divide up the parking lot into color coded age sections.  This year I went with Jacob and about 200 other 3 year olds.  What I love about this photo of him, is all the eggs surrounding him and the look of serious concentration on his face as he looked for the golden egg.  (spoiler alert – he did not find a golden egg and had to be encouraged to pick up a few ordinary eggs along the way.)

Photo of jacob with eggs


 

The second story that I wanted to highlight from April was the story of when we rescued an adorable dog we found wandering near a busy street in our neighborhood.  For this layout I focused more on Dylan’s perspective and how he interacted with him.  The main part of the story that I want to be documented was the kindness that Dylan showed to the dog and the act of service we did that day in rescuing a strangers best friend.

Photo of Dylan with Petey