It’s been quite a while since I’ve done a PL post and I’ve missed sharing them. I am behind on several weeks of layouts but as we are in the final weeks of 2012, I’m in a full-court press to finish up my book so I can start fresh in 2013. Definitely sticking with this system another year.
Since I didn’t have to do any Classical Conversations prep on Monday night this week, I holed up in our school room and wrapped up THREE weeks of Project Life. Yay! This week (December 2-9) was by far the busiest of the three that I worked on with a total of FOUR additional inserts to get everything in that I wanted. I can tell it’s the season for extra activities, that’s for sure.
Please excuse the small bits of Christmas holly scattered throughout the album. A few things are hidden for privacy. : )
On the left:
- my date card is just a scrap of patterned paper with an instagram of my niece and N2.
- a collage of Christmas kitchen activities – making chocolate covered pretzels and peppermint playdough for our CC friends and teachers.
- a photo from the little girls’ Christmas concert on Sunday night.
- our small group went caroling at a nursing home very near our house. T and N1 are here visiting with a group of delightful women.
- another smaller pic of N2 singing on stage in her concert.
My first insert is some photos that I snapped of my singers in their outfits for the show. I cut down one of the Design B PL page protectors for this.
Insert #2! I used a 6x6 insert for a couple square instagram shots from our morning at CC. The front shows N1’s class performing in our tin whistle recital during the morning assembly. The back shows me with our other Abecedarian tutor and all our munchkins after our tin whistle recital. This is one of those moments where I wish I had had my big camera with me for a better shot, but yet thankful that my phone can capture a pretty decent picture in a pinch even though it’s a bit dark.
Insert #3! On Thursday of last week, we went with several homeschool friends to a production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at the Nashville Children’s Theater. (Excellent!) Our friends from Hope is the Word drove up to attend the performance with us and then we enjoyed a long lunch at Chick-Fil-A catching up afterwards. So fun to get face-to-face time with my friend Amy! Our girls have been penpals for almost two (I think?) years now and they enjoyed playing together as well. Amy prefers not to post her munchkins faces online so they are tastefully hidden by the snowmen below. : ) (But it was a great picture of all six looking at the camera!) : )
There was one more insert, a regular 8 1/2 x 11 one, with the girls’ choir program in it, but I’m sparing you that photo. : )
On the right:
- the “this week” card summarizing our activities.
- the girls after face painting at Chick-Fil-A. Collage processed through PicFrame on my phone.
- the bottom left is the munchkins with my niece on her 15th birthday. Love the photo bomb from one of the youth guys in the background. Hee.
- a photo that I snagged off a friend’s FB page of B rehearsing with her class.
I have purchased a few digi kits for my December PL and December Daily albums and have been enjoying playing with my new cards. I have a weakness for digital journaling cards – being able to print them at home relatively inexpensively and quickly makes a great way to change up my album for not a lot of money. Above you can see:
- Ali Edwards’ December Daily 3x4 journal cards
- Ali Edwards’ Christmas Story journal cards.
- some Elle’s Studio journaling spots - on both sides of my 6x6 insert, the “this week” 4x6 card, and the Merry Christmas text in the photo above.
- Christmas No. 1 and Christmas No. 2 journaling cards from In a Creative Bubble Shoppe. This is one of my FAVORITE digi shops to purchase from – I love the clean look to her cards and have purchased quite a few of her sets.
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