Friday, August 2, 2013

Project Life Week 11: Now

 First, some cute pictures of my youngest and one of our kittens to lure you in and make you like me, and a big thanks to Michelle for including me in today's hop!
 It is not that easy to take Project Life pictures when you have a boy and three kittens helping.
 Many times there will be a tail or a paw in a picture.
 I just leave them there because I love them. SO. MUCH.
 So, for those of you who have never visited my blog before, which will most likely be all of you, I do two PL pages a week. On the left, I do a THEN page, with photos from the past. On the right I do a NOW page. This works well for me because I like getting old pics in an album, and everyone loves seeing them, too. It also helps because I still have a hard time remembering to get lots of pictures and write everything down.  You can see I only had five pictures this week. I am trying to get more these days.
 This was way back before I had anything but my Amber Edition to use for PL. I am now a member of two kit clubs (Citrus Twist & Cocoa Daisy) and have all the latest and greatest. Here I did not have enough Thickers to make my title, so I used a stamp for one E and drew the 11. I think it looks terrible, but I like it because I was using what I had and making it work. I have tons of Thickers now, but I will never change this card; it's a reflection of where I was that week.
 I must say I love my kits and having so much stuff geared specifically to PL. However, it's okay to do PL without hundreds of dollars of PL supplies. I think my first PL kit arrived in time for me to add to week 13. Here I just used stamps, my typewriter, patterned paper and mulberry paper flowers. And my sewing machine. I sew on every LO.
 I apologize for the glare. I just realized as I loaded these pictures that the super high tech anti-glare lenses in my glasses take away the glare, so I can't see it when I'm taking pics. Next time I will take my glasses off or wear my contacts. I have been fretting over my PL pics, because they are truly awful. I think this is one reason why.
 If you click on the pictures, you can see them MUCH better!
 Here I'm documenting our Salad in a Jar kick. It's great for people who take their lunch to work.
This is our youngest pouting a bit over having a bottle of Hershey's syrup and no milk. This is how you learn to live with disappointment. But not for long, because his dad hopped in the car and went and got milk. Spoiled much?


Kimberlee Gerstmann said...

Awww... gotta love kittens. That is so cool that you are doing now/then. :) Love the salad in the jar idea/kick. :)

Anonymous said...

Yay kitties! Very cool idea to do "then and now" pages. I think it's great that you're not trying to do your older LO's over. It shows where you were at that time almost as much as the actual photos do. I'm totally obsessed with salads in jars too! :)