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Hello! Welcome to my blog! I'm Jennifer, but most people call me Jenny. I'm a small town Texas girl, born again Christian, mommy to 2 beautiful boys, wife to my high school sweetheart, scrapbook supply junkie, and occasional paper sniffer. :) Here you will find bits and pieces of my scrapbooking projects, daily thoughts, and just general randomness. Enjoy and thanks for reading!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Does "Project Life" Intimidate You?

So, I've had these divided page protectors from We R Memory Keepers forever, but I've never really played with them until today. With all the Project Life stuff I've been seeing all over the Internet, it really made me want to get some pics and stories put into albums.

The task of Project Life had me feeling a little intimidated because:
A. I do NOT take a picture every single day (nor do I really have the desire to do so).
B. I'm so far behind on my scrapping that I really need to focus on scrapping pictures I've already taken instead of taking new photos just to make a PL album.

Don't get me wrong...PL is amazing and an awesome idea. I just needed to "tweak" it a little to fit my needs. ;)

I don't have the page protectors that everyone is using for their Project Life stuff, but I did have these that have divided 4x6 slots:

So, I had created this page of Evan at his 1st grade Dual Language Christmas program (he's in a program where he learns English related studies for a week then switches over to Spanish related studies for a week and alternates back and forth all school year). He was chosen out of all the students to lead the Dual Language program kids in reading "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in Spanish. He would read it in Spanish and then point at the other students with his little pointer, and they would read it back to him. This was SO cool to watch because this was his first year in the program, and he picked up Spanish like it was his native language! His teachers (and me!!) couldn't believe how quickly he picked up on the pronunciation of the Spanish language and how fluently he was able to read it. Anyway, here's the page I created:

But I had several other photos left of the same program, as well as a few papers, etc. I can't just throw photos away, but then again...I don't want to do 3-4 pages of the same Christmas program. So, I used the divided protectors and did this:

Back side:

Now, ALLLLLL of the pics from that event are scrapped and Evan's school album!!! WOOHOO!

I was able to include a Christmas note/card he had written to me in 1st grade, as well as a letter from Santa that he received. All I did was fold them up and stick them in one of the 4x6 slots. So easy! These pages were made in no time, and the best part....I used ONLY scraps and leftovers from other pages to create them! This is such a great way to use up all those leftovers. I will definitely be using my divided page protectors to get more pages put away! :)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

January 2012 FULL REVEAL from TSR! :)

Raise your hand if you have plenty of "snow" pictures to scrap! (me!!!) I finally got some older snow pics onto layouts...just in time for me to take some new snow pics! lol The January kit from The Scrap Room is just gorgeous and perfect for those January photos. The kit contains products from the following 4 lines:

Pebbles Inc. "Fresh Goods" collection
Simple Stories "Year-o-graphy" collection
Little Yellow Bicycle "Winter Twig" collection (my fave this month!)
October Afternoon "Farmhouse" collection

Wow..how's that for the latest and greatest?!!

Here are my finished projects:

Thanks for taking a look! If one of your New Year Resolutions is to scrap more, I highly encourage you to sign up for the monthly kits from TSR! You can make SO many pages out of each kit...you won't be disappointed! :)