project life 2014: getting started, in my own time...

I had all wonderful intentions of starting my 2014 album in January. Because, of course I would have enough time to do that in addition to packing up our old home, moving to our new home and having a new baby. Ha! Right. Best laid plans in Utopia. Fact: that just didn't happen.

After Amalia was born, and I was feeling a bit better, the itch to create and document started up again. That happened to nicely coincide with the arrival of my March Citrus Twist Kits Design Team box (I had taken off the month of February). As luck would have it, the colors and patterns in the kit were absolutely perfect to document everything happening at that point with our family and home. Today I am sharing my week 7 using the March CTK PL and PL Embellishment kits. For this layout, I pulled from the softer colors of the Day Dreamer 6x6 pad and the CTK exclusive cards to work with the photos of winter and Valentine's week.

When baby girl photos are involved pink is always just right! The CTK flair in the PL kit this month was spot on perfect. When documenting a hilarious quote from George, I used a snippet from one of the cut apart sheets in the 6x6 pad (remember) to turn the "She said" OA card to the gender appropriate "he said."

This week my mom and my uncle were both visiting from out of town and I made sure to include photos of them with the kids and to document some of what we did. I wanted to add Valentine's day but, not overwhelm the week's happenings so, I used a photo of the three kids on the holiday along with the heart shaped donuts that have become a yearly traditional treat. In the left corner? Documenting real life as we experienced an ice dam which caused major damage to our kitchen. The raindrop pattern in the 6x6 pad was very appropriate, as was the "overflowing" stamp from the PL set.


I kept my weekly card in the same soft tones. the ampersand and In Review pieces are from the OA pack (Thickers were from a previous months' kit).

For the carousel photo of Jack with my mom, I used just the Magic piece from one of the cut apart cards. And, to highlight Mr. Boom shoveling even more snow, the darling Elle's Studio alphabet and one of the DL stickers.


I actually began this year's album with week 6 and will be posting that soon :)


aurie good said...

Love it :)

Lynn Murphy said...

love to see your pl and keeping up with your adorable family - although Amalia surprised me LOL - must've missed a couple of months.. totally suits your style.

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