Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Joshua's Journal: Week 21

Hello!  Happy Tuesday to you!
Do you all remember the days when I used to use this blog to showcase my handmade, stamped cards?  That seems like forever ago.  And now I'm all digital with scrapbooking and I haven't made a card, in *gasp* years.  Seriously.  Sometimes I wonder if I'll ever go back to it.  But what's cool is that I still have cards to send in my stash.  What I miss the most about it is the amazing ladies I used to stamp with.  xoxo
Here's Week 21:

Monday, April 27, 2015

Joshua's Journal: Week 20

A new week!  What are you going to do this week?  What should I do this week?  I should catch up on Project Life.  Hmmm...
Or sew some placemats...
Or read some more.  Ha!
And maybe, just maybe I should consider looking for some new boy digital scrapbook kits because I'm getting rather bored with what I have.  Now, that's a great idea!
Week 20:

Friday, April 24, 2015

Joshua's Journal: Week 19

Hello!  It's FRIDAY!  Yay!  Actually, I'm not really sure why I get excited about Fridays because it's not like I get a break during the weekend.  Ha!  But still...it's Friday!  *cheering*
Actually, I get to "sleep in" more on the weekends.  I wake up pretty early nowadays so I can have some quiet time, time with God, and exercise--all before the kids get up.  But on the weekend...I get to "sleep in" since Quent is home and can help out with getting the kids up.  Yay!
Here's week 19:

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Joshua's Journal: Week 18

I love this page!  One of my favorites for his journal.  It's sort of comical how much less journaling there is with the second child.  Oops!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Joshua's Journal: Week 17

Where have I been?  Reading.  Lots and lots of reading.  It's another one of those hobbies.
And I'm waiting for Quent to edit photos...
But until then, here's some more of Joshua's baby journal:

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Joshua's Journal: Week 16

This is one of my favorite pages for Josh's journal.  I'm so pleased with this project and that I'm now getting caught up.  Yay!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Project Life 2015: Weeks 9-10

So this album is going to have some single pages and then some spreads.  Weeks 9-10 are single pages, but I thought I would post them at the same time and show what they will look like side-by-side. 
I have to say I'm really enjoying NOT journaling each week.  I like the photos speaking for themselves.  And I LOVE the little snippets I'm including of the funny things Jeralyn says.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Project Life 2015: Week 8

I'm a little behind, but I'm getting caught up today.  Here's week 8:

Friday, March 20, 2015

Joshua's Journal: Weeks 10-15

Wow!  Well, I didn't realize it's been a couple of weeks since I last posted.  Oops!  So to make up for it I'm going to post 5 weeks of Joshua's Journal.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Birthday #2

I thought I would break things up with the Project Life and Baby Journal posts to share a page I made of Jeralyn's 2nd birthday.  I'm not sure why it took me this long to scrap/document it, but here it is:
The theme for her birthday was turtles (she LOVES turtles!).  The colors were green and purple.  Honestly, this was a challenging page for me to scrap because I'm not really that fond of purple (although the shade of Jeralyn's dress is my favorite shade when it comes to purple).  And I'm not really into bright green.  I'm more of a teal green kind of girl.  Or in the (back in the day) Stampin' Up! world, "Garden Green".  Not mint green (which is what I had to work with here).  I was tempted to turn most of the photos to black & white, but I wanted to preserve the colors so Jeralyn could (one day) look back and see what colors I made her cake.  I played with this page several times over the last few days.  I'm happy with it.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Joshua's Journal: Week 9

Hello!  I'm back with another week for Joshua's baby journal.  I am several weeks "ahead", which really means I'm just LOTS of weeks behind.  Ha!  He will be 1 year in 2 weeks + 2 days!
This is one of my favorite weeks that I scrapped (so far):
I even had some of his pages printed and put into his baby album.  Maybe someday I will take pictures of what it looks like, and maybe even Jeralyn's album (which is more complete looking).  That reminds me, I want to (finally) scrapbook her 2nd birthday.  So I'm off to do just that!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Joshua's Journal: Week 8

Hello!  It's Friday!  Yay!  I saw my first bumblebee of 2015!  And Jeralyn saw it too--and she wasn't too thrilled about that.  Ha!
Here's week 8:

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Joshua's Journal: Weeks 5-7

Hello!  So it may not be surprising that Joshua had very VERY few photos of him for these particular weeks.  I don't know why, but sometimes I just go through these phases of not taking a lot of photos.  The photos I am using for this project are from my iPhone, my camera, and Quent's camera.  But sometimes there's seriously just not a lot of picture-taking, which is just how life is at times for me.  And combine that with a lack of sleep (just read the journaling to see for yourself) and trying to find my rhythm with two children, and I'm lucky I even have photos and journaling.  My hat goes off to all of you mamas out there trying to scrapbook, snap photos with your camera, or just trying to get some sleep.  Ha!  Being a mom of young children is tough work.  And quite honestly, I look back at these photos and think, "It's a good thing Joshua was so cute!"  Ha!  It's funny because sometimes I will ask Jeralyn, "Why are you so cute?"  And she will always respond with, "Because I have ta be cute."  *chuckle*
Really though, I was SO glad when we were all sleeping well and I started to feel "normal" again.  And I'm so happy to be finding some pockets of time (as small as they are) to enjoy scrapbooking and other hobbies.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Joshua's Journal: Week 4

Week 4 for Joshua's baby Journal:

There was a question on my last post about what templates I use.  I actually created my own templates, but the pictures frames are all from Designer Digitals.
You can find an assortment of these photo clusters here.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Joshua's Journal: Week 3

Hello!  Happy Saturday!  Here's another page for Joshua's baby journal:

Friday, February 20, 2015

Project Life 2015: Week 7

Hello!  It's FRIDAY!  I finished up another week of Project Life!  It's almost unreal to be caught up with it.  Ha!  But it's nice; really nice!
And I'm loving including these little stories and things that Jeralyn says.
Week 7 is a single page.  So hopefully Week 8 will be a single page as well (so they can be put together side-by-side in the album).

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Joshua's Journal: Week 2

It's so fun looking back through these photos of Josh, especially with his birthday next month.  It brings back all of those memories of having a newborn (the loss of sleep and sweet baby snuggles (and everything in between)).

I have a feeling this is going to be a quick scrapping project!  I'm already cranking them out!  Yay for pre-made templates!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Joshua's Journal: Week 1

Hello!  Well, it felt really weird to be almost caught up with Project Life so I thought it was time to start Joshua's baby journal.  In a couple of days he will be 11 months; better late than never!  And I'm making it REALLY easy on myself.  I'm totally using the same pages from Jeralyn's pages.  I'm using the same templates for each week, but different elements when needed/necessary.
That's Jeralyn's page (above).
I loved this project SO much that I just knew I had to do it again (plus it's only fair, right?).  My mom gave my brother and I our baby books a few years ago and I was so impressed that she kept up with it like she did (even with my brother's who is 3 years younger).  Seriously, that's impressive when there are so many moms who have great intentions, but it never actually happens, especially when more children come along.  Go Mom!
So I'm determined to keep up as much as possible.  It's not as easy the second time around.  My time is crunched more.  I remember when I used to do blanket time with Jeralyn at my side while I scrapped...I haven't even attempted that with Joshua.  Ha!
The first few weeks of journaling with Josh were pretty impressive...but I have to admit that the journaling became less and less as time went on.  Oops!  I'm lucky if I remembered much.  Ha! So at this point I'm just happy to have anything!  Maybe the Project Life pages will fill in the blanks.
Anyway, I'm happy to FINALLY be working on this!  Yay!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Project Life 2015: Week 6

Hello!  Here's week 6...complete!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Project Life 2015: Week 5

Hello!  It feels weird to sort of be caught up.  Ha!