project life

project life, week 7

More daily life, documented. I love the feeling of getting these stories told. Big or small, they are all worthy of being heard.

For this spread, I used the Gossamer Blue February Life Pages kit. Any deviations will be noted.

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Simple title card this week. Used Studio Calico’s Penny Alpha to add the numbers; I thought the font complimented the printed February. I put the “smile” wood veneer on the goofy picture of me and my sister watering plants. Seemed appropriate.

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There was a “best day ever” card in the kit and a “Happy Valentine’s Day” card. I can’t tell you how tired I am of the phrase “best day ever.” How many “best days ever” can one person have? And if they do, they get increasingly hard to top because, by definition, they have to keep getting better and better. And yet, I see this phrase everywhere! (I’ll step off my soapbox now. Apologies for the digression.) So, I cut the best out and put it on pop dots to cover “happy.” It really was the best Valentine’s Day! The gold heart is from my stash.

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On the February calendar card I added a gold heart from my stash. (Looks brown here.) I used the cute cupcake stamp from the kit and fussy cut them to a little something there on the bottom. Over the dark flower card (which I LOVE), I put some cut out pieces of journaling. Kate came over for dinner Monday night and we forged around, as usual. The hyacinths I bought a few weeks ago were done blooming and I asked her if she wanted them. She said plants last longer if they get watered. No way! Amazing! LOL

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My wife often puts notes in the food I take to work. Valentine’s Day was no exception, so I saved it and adhered it with a washi strip from the kit. Then I created an an embellishment cluster with another washi strip, a die cut, and a wood piece. My Valentine’s Day started off with this note with my breakfast. When I came home after a long day of meetings, I was met with home made red velvet cupcakes and a delicious dinner of roasted vegetable paella. I’m one lucky girl. And all I did for Tracy was get her a watch.

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Right side. Yes, I took a picture of me sleeping, cuz, who knows what we look like when we’re sleeping? I mean, I staged it during a nap after a long night at work, when there was natural daylight in our room and I could hide the face that I was taking a selfie, so I think this is what I look like when I’m sleeping. I changed the filter and made it blurry on RadLab.

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The graphic on the picture with the purple hyacinths is from Ali Edwards March 2017 digital kit. I love the pieces in her monthly digital kits and am excited about getting physical kits in the future… she mentioned it today on fb! Yay!

The card in the foreground was a 3×4 card from the kit that I put a smaller photo on, so I could have some space to journal. My friend sent me flowers as a thank you for helping them when her husband was in surgery.

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Saturday we saw “La La Land.” That meh sums it up for me. It’s an Ali stamp that I cut out and mounted on foam dots. The wood veneer clip is from the kit. I expanded a little on the next card about why I didn’t care for it. If you want more details about the Oscar nominated movies, I have a whole separate post about it.

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We lost our oldest kitty Iris on this particular weekend. I found some super old Basic Grey stickers for the title and pink Studio Calico numbers on this 4×6 card. I created an embellishment cluster with a cut out stamp image from the kit plus a die cut piece. On top, I added one of those gold hearts I have been (intentionally) scattering throughout the spread. Here it looks monotone, but the die cut is an olive color and the heart is gold. Iris came into Tracy’s life 17 years ago, when she moved into her own apartment. She has been with her through thick and thin. She was called Iris because one of her eyes was damaged during a trauma when she was a kitten. She loved the fire. A lot. She would wait calmly by her food bowl when it was time to eat. No crying, no trying to get to the food before it was ready. She would sit on our laps, long enough to get white fur all over us. Sometimes she would bury her face in the crook of our arm: “Hide your face, Iris.” She would stand up to Maggie and Maggie would bring her Chewie. Sleep sweetly, Iris. We love you.

The “love” rubber heart piece on the picture of Iris is from the Dear Lizzy Saturday collection.

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Here’s an overview of the full spread. This is my first time using a Gossamer Blue kit and I enjoyed the colors and designs in this particular kit, plus the fact that it has a stamp and lots of cute embellishments.

Leave a comment and I’ll certainly check out your work as well! Cheers!

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