Saturday, September 29, 2012

My New Favorite Way to do Project Life...

Hey there friends!  I have another week of Project Life to share. 

It's the week of September 10 - 16, 2012...
 This week was a mix of Michael's sobriety anniversary, scrapfest, and everyday stuff.  Life has been very busy lately!!!


Left side closeup...
 Ephemera here includes the black square Scrapfest sticker in the top right corner.  It was stuck to a bag of freebies that we all received at the event.  I have to say that Heidi Swapp is an absolute delight!  The girls and I attended her crop on Friday night, and I also took her memory file class; and I was so impressed with her.  She is super funny and down to earth, and just a really nice person.  The theme of Heidi's crop was "Sprinkle it with Fabulous!"  A highlight of the crop was the special "Sprinkle it with fabulous" donut hole bar - how fun is that!  There were cups of donut holes, and frosting glazes and different kinds of sprinkles to top them with.  I can't eat donuts, so I substituted potato chips, and it was super yummy! 


 Closeup of right side...
On the middle left hand side is an iphone photo that Michael sent me when he received his 18 year medallion.  I cut it out with scissors and glued it onto the 10 of hearts card, since the 10th of September is his sober date.  The cute little frog sheet music piece on the top left, is part of the October Afternoon miscellany pack.  It worked perfectly to complement the photo of the frog that greeted me from the other side of the front door one night.  On the bottom left is a photo from the Heidi Swapp crop at Scrapfest.  Notice how the wall behind Lynn and Anne looks like the sky?  It's actually patterned paper from October Afternoon.  I cut the ugly cluttered wall behind the girls, right out of the photo, and replaced it with the patterned paper.  Before the girls sort of faded into the background, and I wanted them to stand out more.

I have discovered that my new favorite thing to do with Project Life, is to take a whole week to focus on it, and do a number of spreads in a row.  It has made the whole process even more fun!  I always enjoyed it, but this week I wasn't in a hurry, so I was able to take more time, and put more detail into each spread, and I LOVED that!  I think I will start doing that on a regular basis!  I still have a couple of spreads to do, so watch for those to come within the next day or two.

Oh, and by the way, did you know that Lain Ehmann is planning to host a free scrapinar all about Project Life on October 2nd?  Check out all the details here!

Thanks for visiting and I will see you again soon!

6 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This weeks is packed full of FUN!! I loveeeeeeeeee all the photos and journaling from Scrapfest!!!!!

dawn said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! Love all the added alpha letters, handwriting on pictures, meeting famous scrappers (jealous) love the medal he got and the card you put it on, your handwriting, ALL OF IT!!

Glad you had fun putting it together and can't wait to see the next ones.

I did see about that class?? have to see what I'll be doing but hope to join in.
Are you taking the Becky Higgins class at BPS? Starts next week? I would love to but can't afford it.

Enjoy the last September weekend.

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Thanks you two! Dawn, I'm not taking Becky's class at BPS - it looks like a good one tho!

Tami Taylor said...

I still am completely in love with your style. I don't comment much but wanted to tell Michael congratulations and what a remarkable achievement.

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Thank you so much Tami!

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

and I will pass along your congratulations to Michael! He will appreciate that!