Friday, October 04, 2013


I discovered Project Life in 2012 and was totally drawn towards this amazing idea of documenting life that I got the Amber Edition without further ado. I scoured thro' the Internet for inspiration, ideas and tips to aide me in scrapbooking our days and memories. Greatly inspired and not wanting to let go of this scrapbook system, I joined the bandwagon and began working on it in Jan 2012 with the intention of documenting each week on a weekly basis. The going was fun until March 2012 when Life got busier and Project Life took a back seat for a few weeks until it finally stopped.

Fast forward to Jan 2013 and my foremost goal was to take up what I left out the previous year - to make Project Life work for me. As we stepped into 2013, I for sure did not want to lose our fun-filled family memories to the passage of time and what better way to capture and record them than with this wonderful experience of Project Life (PL) thanks to the brilliance of Becky Higgins.

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I have been taking PL at a slow pace doing a monthly documentation. I maintain a daily journal to record the day's happenings, the kids' tidbits, my thoughts and notes. This has greatly helped me keep track of things that  otherwise might have failed to go into the album. With a toddler and an infant I am never short of moments to document. I feel blessed to be able to record them in this simple way and we already feel thrilled every time we look in to the completed months and revisit the wonderful memories.

I love scrapbooking, but feel quite overwhelmed with the 12*12 layouts.  However with the PL spreads, I can get creative with the 3*4 or 4*6 pockets as smaller individual layouts as needed. Apart from the journal cards from the Amber core kit (I am using the same album for this year), I use some of my own patterned papers and the last few month spreads have enjoyed the fab kits from my recent Studio Calico Project Life (love it!) subscription.

Scrapbooking and memory keeping go hand in hand so well in this system...double the pleasure double the fun!!:) I LOVE Project Life and am addicted to it!.  I wouldn't want to ramble on more about my love for PL and its impact on me. However I would love to share few of my PL spreads here.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Tinkerbell Birthday

This is a longgg pending post..yeah almost 3 months old:).. My daughter celebrated her birthday in Jan, and for her special day, we had a small party at home. I was guessing that she might want a Princess party, as she was(and is) quite crazy about Rapunzel and her hair (yeah..for her, girls should have long hair and short hair makes you a boy!). But then one day she told me that she wished to be a fairy like Tinkerbell (her new favorite). Who doesn't love fairies and so it was decided that we have a Tinkerbell theme for our little fairy.
I had so much fun preparing for this party. For the invite, I created open petal shaped cards using a template that I got online with the party theme colors of purple and green. 
For the decor, I planned a miniature fairy garden for the Pixie Hollow - the home of the fairies. Using one of our old broken shelf, hubby dear helped set the ground for the garden and planted a couple of mini plants. My mom loves to craft too and was a great help in setting up the decor. We enjoyed painting birdhouses for the fairy house. We made a mini pool and miniature paper chairs/tables too. I love the mini mushrooms that added a cute touch to the garden. Megha was greatly excited and helped with the painting of the wooden base and the birdhouse and also set up the stone paths.

We placed cutouts of Tinkerbell and her friends to go with the theme. Can you see that the vines make the letter "M" for my daughter's first letter?.. I made mini Tinkerbell dress party favor boxes filled with chocolates for the guests. Tink's dress was handmade and the wings were cut from vellum paper.
I got Tinkerbell themed party favor bags and filled them with assorted gifts that included wands, fairy wings, books, paints, toys, etc., for the kids.   
Our little fairy enjoying the attention and the cake:)
I loved making these decors and I should say that am really blessed as my then 2 month old son was sweet enough to grant mommy enough time to do them:). My little fairy had great fun and a wonderful birthday.
Thanks to blogging I am happy to be able to share and record these memories that I can look back and enjoy

P.S: The birthday decor still stays good on our wall (except for the popped up balloons:)) bringing back those fun moments I enjoyed prepping them as well as the celebrations on the special day. As for the pixie hollow, it now houses some plants that my daughter planted and enjoys watching them grow:)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Happy Valentine'S Day

Megha and I had a blast making Valentine cards for all her friends and classmates in school. "My Silly Valentine" stamp set from Lawn Fawn was perfect for cute little messages on the cards for the little ones.  We used a couple of other stamps from my stash for variety. The pattern paper was done using "Teeny Tiny backdrops", again from Lawn Fawn (love it!) While I stamped the images, Megha helped with the paper trimming and coloring of the images.  She added beauty to the cards by writing her friends' names and her name on each and everyone of them..which were quite a lot. Love her interest and enthusiasm, especially her joy in spreading love to people around her. We had a fun-filled afternoon at her school where the kids sang songs and gave gifts to each other.