January – Week 3

3 weeks into 2017, and I’m feeling excited about this project again! I look forward to pulling my spreads together at the end of the week and love that they seem to be coming together so quickly (in just one sitting!). Here’s a peek at week 3.

I used the digital version of Ali Edwards’ “Numbers” Story Kit to pull this spread together, as well as some puffy heart stickers (Crate Paper – Heart Day), and one of my favourite journaling cards from Studio Calico’s “Story Board” Documenter Kit.

A few of the highlights from this week were a haircut for Em, ANOTHER lost tooth for Liam (his fifth one, and he actually lost another one just yesterday. The tooth fairy must be going broke here!), and I learned about the stickers on Liam’s backpack (which was awesome 🙂

Emily has probably had 4 haircuts in her life already (minimum! It might be more!). She’s one of those little ones who spent the first 2 years with very little hair. So every time we go to get a “haircut”, they think it’s her first one. She’s got at least 4 “first haircut” certificates now, lol. The journaling cards I used here were both from the digital “Numbers” Story Kit. The blue one is actually 4×6 in the physical kit, but with the digital version I was able to shrink it down to 3×4 and change the orientation to work with my layout 🙂

I made the “5” journaling card with the digital plastic numbers from the kit on a 3×4 canvas in Photoshop Elements.

I don’t know why, but I never thought to ask Liam about the stickers on his backpack. I’ve seen them there plenty of times but never really asked why he put them there. Just figured it was his own self expression. This week I learned that they’re actually the stickers he’s earned for good behaviour at school. I had no idea! And somehow learning this little thing about him felt so special. (Yes, there’s a banana sticker on there too).

Other highlights from this week: the weirdest “snow day” ever, sickies in the house again, and a couple of “real life” moments captured.

Those little puffy sticker hearts by Crate Paper… LOVE THEM!!! I might have to track down another pack. I want to put them on everything.

Loved adding the “cost of goods” card into the mix this week. That one’s from the “Numbers” kit as well. Also, I don’t know why it took me so long to realize that my trusty date stamper from my very first “Project Life Core Kit” ended at 2016. (NOOOOO!!) I used one by Heidi Swapp for this week instead, but I guess I’ll have to see if I can find another one that just uses numbers instead of the written month. That middle card is one of my favourites from the “Story Board” Documenter kit by Studio Calico. I don’t think the full kit is available any longer, but you can still get a digital/printable version of the cards here. I pulled a Shepard’s Pie out of the freezer Thursday morning to cook for dinner, but when we went to put it in the oven it was still frozen solid. We ended up going out for dinner instead. I left it in the fridge to continue thawing and popped it in the oven for dinner last night instead, and after 45 minutes of cooking, it was STILL FROZEN!! How is that even possible?? True Story.

Emily is so funny. She started the day dressed in her Elsa costume singing “Let it Go” all around the house. And stripped down to her underwear, content to play that way for the rest of the day. The journaling card I used here is another one that’s actually 4×6. I cropped the digital version in the middle to be 3×4 instead, removed the numbers and told the story of “him” and “her” instead.

Love the colours this week and how this spread turned out. Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂