Monday, March 16, 2009

Project Catwalk Webisode and Project 365 Week Eleven...

Happy Tuesdayyyyy my friends! The new webisode is up at SiSTV and I'm so excited because there is a segment that talks about Project Catwalk and JJ shows my minibook! Yeayyy! I feel so honored! Click here to check it out...

So it's already week eleven of Project 365! WOW! I've been having so much fun with this project - it's got me taking pictures everywhere I go! I now find myself stopping on the side of the road to capture an interesting sign or building. I'm snapping out the window of the car when I stop at stoplights - I'm seeing the world in a whole new way and it's WONDERFUL!

I've been getting some questions about what Project 365 is so I want to share just a little bit about it again with you. I know there are a bunch of "Project 365s" out there, but I was introduced to the concept through Becky Higgins blog. Click here to see her post about the concept. Project 365 was the January Creating Keepsakes Kit of the Month. Unfortunately, it is all sold out now - in fact it sold out in mere minutes, which left a lot of people disappointed. I was lucky enough to get one, but it was backordered and I just recently received it. Since the sell-out, alot of people have been coming up with their own versions of the idea, and it really is something you can do without the kit. The concept is just to take one photo every day and document it with a little journaling. Click here to go to Becky's blog post that talks about alternatives to the kit for creating your own Project 365. There is also a yahoo group for Project 365 that you can access here. The yahoo group talks alot about different ways to create your own version of this project. I hope this helps. If you have any more questions, please leave them in the comments and I will try my best to answer them!

So, on to week eleven's photos! Here we go:

Monday, March 9. I keep my scrapbook collections in these boxes, which Johnny absolutely loves to curl up in. I guess having a slightly wrinkled Romantic collection is a small price to pay for having a happy cat!

Tuesday, March 10: After over two months of waiting, I finally received my Project 365 kit! Yeayyyyyyyyy!!!! It's so exciting!

Wednesday, March 11: I learned how to fold fat quarters of fabric!

Thursday, March 12: Crossing the Mississippi River with downtown Saint Paul in the background.

Friday, March 13. I've used the same palette for many years and I don't ever clean it. I love how colorful it has become!

Saturday, March 14: My friend Christina and I attended a 12-hour crop at my new neighborhood scrapbook store! It was so much fun!

A full garbage is a sign of a productive crop session! (Note: Since this is the second photo for Saturday, I printed it 2x3 and attached it to the journaling card on the bottom of the layout)

Sunday, March 15: I worked all day on this double-page spread for Scrapping The Music. It brought back some great memories of my high school days! I cropped it to fit on a 4x6 photo, so you don't see the whole layout here.

And here is how this week's layout turned out all put together and embellished (click to see details)...
For Saturday's journaling, I used one of the tri-fold cards, so I could include a second picture and write a longer story...


On a completely different note, I want to say Happy Birthday to my beautiful mother today! She was born on St. Patrick's Day and her name is Patty - isn't that awesome! I LOVE YOU MOM!

That's about it for today! I will be back tomorrow with another update - take care and happy scrapping!

9 comments:

leateach said...

I saw your minibook on the webisode! It was great! I will have to make one myself! :)
I wanted to ask you about your Project 365. I was wondering if you could tell me where to find more info about it! :)

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Hi Lea!
The third paragraph of this post talks about Project 365. If you click on the links within the paragraph, it will take you to various places with more info on how you can create your own Project 365. Hope this helps!

leateach said...

Thanks Michelle. I did check out some your links. I am going to look at them somemore and find out more about the Project 365!:)

Glenda T. said...

You are just rockin that project 365 woman!!! Thanks so much for all the info, I'm going to check out how to do one without the kit. You would think if they sold out in minutes they would have ordered a second bunch of them! grrrr...haha! Although since I live in Canada I can only imagine what it would cost with the exchange and to get it shipped to me! haha Looovveeee your STM the music layout, gorgeous work as always!!

McMGrad89 said...

Michelle, you are so awesome. I have great ideas, but never follow through. I never made it past week 3 of project catwalk, I haven't taken a picture randomly in a while. There are bluebonnets out and about. I will have to hunt them down. Thanks for the inspiration.

Annemarie

PS Happy Birthday, Michelle's Mom

Aimee said...

these are great! WOW, Sounds like you had a great time!

kristinak said...

You have been busy....:)
It was fun watching the webisode and seeing your mini. I started thinking about what a long and fun process PC was. Hopefully, she will do it again this year. :) Anyways, love the new layouts!! Have a fabulous day!

mandysea said...

WOW Michelle!!! Congratulations!!! I went and viewed!!! Sooooo cool and I bet you are soooo excited! Love your pics and especially your pussycat in the scrapping box....somehow they become scrappycats by default! lol.
Love your stm page too - its awesome!

Chris said...

I saw your minibook on the webisode and it is fantastic. How hard you must have worked but at the same time, what fun you must have had. It was great to see your creation and again congrats!