Memory keeping · Project life

Project Life Week 45

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!

Memory keeping · Project life

Project Life switch Week 44

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!

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Project life week 46

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!

Memory keeping

December Daily – my story

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.



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Story Camp photo walk

Welcome to a little snapshot from Story Camp!  Ali gave us the above photo prompt sheet and we spent some time walking around the area surrounding the Inn on 5th.  When we returned to the classroom, we shared our photos via instagram using the hashtag #aephotowalk

What I loved about this assignment was seeing what would catch my eye and how I would photograph that.  The colors in Oregon during the fall are vibrant and gorgeous!  During the photo walk, it was raining which allowed for that perfect overcast outdoor photo atmosphere.

I used Ali’s November digital kit to document the walk.  The half circle “love this” half circle to pop the bottom of my patterned card.

I showcased my favorite photos from the walk in a 2×2 page protector.  These are housed behind the BEST of food & drink at Story Camp layout.  I didn’t embellish the photos because I wanted them to stand alone.  To document what I was thinking with each photograph, I used the give thanks journal card resized to 3×8 to write my perspective.

Here is the layout completed! (and a huge thank you to Leslie Norgren sharing her photos and inspiring the sidewalk photo – you can see her photo here on Instagram

Thanks for joining me for a story camp photo walk experience!

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Digital layouts with Ali’s products 

Today I want to share a quick and easy way to make digital layouts using Ali Edwards products.  I use this work flow often for project life and will utilize it for December daily as well.  The apps I use are project life and letterglow. 

Here is the finished layout:

I start in the project life app using the 6×8 templates. The finished product on these layouts is 6×8 which allows me to slip it right into a page protector. (I’ll share a more hybrid approach tomorrow). 

Within the 6×8 template, I add the photos and edit them directly in there using the pic tap go shortcut within the app. 

I also add filler cards directly from my Dropbox. 

Finally I created a journal card within letterglow along with Ali’s digital stamp that I recolored to match the photos. 

I place that into the template and it is complete!

Hope this helps digital scrapbooking easy and fun!