Monday, December 30, 2013

Finishing off 2013 and getting ready for the new year.

Good morning everyone!  I thought I would share with you today what I've been up to in my craft room.  It's finally back to working order, meaning my desk is cleared off and I can walk around the room, but it is not photo ready yet!  Haha!  We still have a ways to go, I think we'll be painting, probably in the spring, so it will be awhile.  I'm grateful to be able to work again though!

I spent last night getting my 2014 Project Life album ready and organizing my cards.

I went with the Kraft Edition for 2014 and so far I LOVE it!  You know I wasn't thrilled with the Cherry Edition last year, but I loved Clementine from 2012.  Well Kraft is my favorite so far!  We'll see if I change my mind once I get into it.  I bought this tub several months back and it's been working pretty good for my needs.  I can definitely fit more cards or other tools in here, but I mostly fit just the kit in here then store it on my bookshelf.

I also spent last night organizing some other things in my room.  Like this awesome Pay it Forward gift from my friend KATIE

I love that she sent me that gold ornament because all of the ornaments on our main tree are gold.  How perfect is that?!  Thank you so much Katie!!  In honor of paying it forward, I'll pick a commenter from today's post and pay it forward to them!!  :)

The last thing I wanted to share I was debating on because the picture turned out really crummy.  I need to replace the batteries in my camera so I was snapping photos with my phone and this one ended up blurry.  But I'm going to share it anyway.  Week 51 of Project Life.

Pretty bad, right?  Ha!  I added a couple of inserts to this week, it was the girls last week of school and there was a cute letter to Santa from Landry and an award for Abie.  I was trying to figure out how to work in day 29-31 into the last week since week 52 was the 22nd through the 28.  I ended up just making that spread the 22nd through the 31st.  If I have to add an insert with extra pictures then I will.  I flipped through the album last night with each of the girls and I just loved watching their faces when they remembered certain things we did throughout the year.  Things I wouldn't have scrapbooked typically or taken photos of.  I am, once again, so happy, I've done this project and cannot wait to do it again!  I do it in the simplest of ways, cards, pen and photos, nothing fancy :)  keeping it super simple for myself.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to 2014!  I can't believe it's almost a new year again.  Have a great Monday and I'll be back tomorrow or Wednesday with a new post on my Filofax set up for the new year.  See you then and thanks for stopping by today.


  1. Love your organization tub for the PL CARDS.
    Still not going to do it again for 2014. I was debating but decided not to again!

  2. Looks like a great set for 2014! That Katie is one good gifter!! I got a similar goodie pack from her! Happy New Year!

  3. You are so prepared my friend.
    I am thinking of getting my album and planner ready sometime tomorrow, teehee.
    Great page :)
    So nice of Katie :)

  4. Love the little cards -
    I have not done one of these binders but was thinking of doing a monthy something ... hmm need more thought

    i think I want to just to play with all the cards & etc ... lol

  5. I cannot wait to see your room all finished!!!
    Happy New year!!

  6. Happy New Year! Good for you for staying caught up with PL! I'm done with July. Need to order more pictures. This year I'm doing monthly. Decided against digital. Want to use the sunshine kit.

  7. You are so organized!! I will have to check out the Kraft edition, I'm about ready for a new album!! Can't wait to see more of your PL!!

  8. I really need to get my PL stuff organized. I got the Honey edition for 2014 and I also got the Holidays mini kit, not to mention a slew of WRMK cards. I have no idea where to start. LOL. You and Katie are soooo organized!

  9. Yours looks great! It must have been so fun for them too look back at all those memories.

  10. So glad that you are still loving PL and will keep doing it! :) I've had my eye on Kraft for awhile now. Can't wait to see what how you work with it in 2014. Happy New Year!

  11. I got a fun little goodie bag like that, too! :) Such a sweetie that Katie! You should be on the lookout....expect it when you least expect it!!!!!

  12. Love how you organized your cards! And I'm glad that you liked the pay it forward!

    I made my 12/30-12/31 their own "week", but that was because 12/30 is AJ's birthday, so I wanted to add a lot of pictures for that, so I knew it would take up enough space to be its own!

    Can't wait to see your kraft pages!