I almost feel as though my documenting comes and goes with the changing seasons. Like now, now I'm hustling to get fall done so I can focus on the upcoming winter season. I never feel like going backwards once a new season has arrived so if I don't get Sept/Oct done now, I never will. 

LifeLovePaper Blog | Fall Freebie

I haven't shown much of my documenting mainly because it's not really show worthy.  A lot of spreads are super basic. Photos, a little journaling. Done. As long as they're in pockets, I'm good. No fuss (embellishments) not frills (kit contents) just the basics. It's good. It keeps me moving forward.

While working on my fall spreads, I created a few things for myself that I thought I'd share with all of you. 

Yay! Freebie! 

LifeLovePaper | Fall Freebie

Free things are good (most of the time) and I hope you enjoy this one. It's a straightforward 8 1/2 x 11 pdf that holds 4- 3x4 cards. Just print and cut! 

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LifeLovePaper | Fall Freebie

Happy Friday!

I've been working on my beginning pages for PL14 this past week. It's been nice to leave my book open and add in things here and there as I walk by my table. That's something I think I'll do differently this year, not put it away where it's out of site out of mind. Keeping with the managble size of the 6x8 Handbook makes this doable in my household. Still working on our dining room table. Should just call it what it is at this point.

End of week Currents// time: 6:20am weather: 27 degrees. Hubby says it's almost like summer. ha.ha. drinking: coffee, black. not on purpose...ran out of creamer. not bad though. eating: nibbling on these muffins I made last night. thinking: of the tasks that need to be done today wondering: if I can sneak in some thrifting today. loving: waking up to my son snuggled against my body. He's been sneaking into our bed a few hours before we wake up. loathing: constantly forgetting things like said creamer. I was just at the store!! enjoying: FRIDAY possiblities. making: week 1 of my PL, some script work for Kal's upcoming class, next LLP print pack

Happy Friday! xot

*the calendar page is by Jasmine Dowling. It's a FREE download. You can find it here





In order to not fall too behind on my PL, I decided to work backwards. The idea of starting where I left off was in no way motivating. So I started where I wanted which was June. I indulged in nothing but PL for a whole weekend. So nice. And now I'm starting in on July and will go back to April + May when I get around to it. Not going to sweat it.


Create your transparencies

Happy Wednesday yo! The sun is finally out after weeks and weeks of rain, gray clouds, fog and snow. Yes, snow. It was gone within a few days but still, snow in September? Not cool.This marks the "get my sh*t together for the long winter" rush. I'm out and about trying to find the perfect jacket and boots when really I should be getting my snow tires on. My priorities seem to be off at times people, I'm fully aware of this. At least I've got the kiddo's winter gear, that was simple. They make such cute stuff for little people.

Besides moaning and groaning about the upcoming winter, I've been busy with projects and deadlines. You know, the yoush. (how the eff do you spell that? short for usual) I've got a cool tutorial on the Studio Calico blog today. I work a lot with transparencies since I use them to burn my screens for printing. I made a batch of these years ago for a Dare swap and never thought twice about making them for my Project Life album until I started messing around the SC digital brush stamps. They're fun to create and trust me, they get addicting. My advice to you is to fill up that sheet as much as possible because they're not cheap. They run about $60-$80 for a pack at my local office supply store up here. I found a great source online through Amazon because I use them so often. You can find them here. Of course you may not need 100 of them but still, you can't beat the cost.

Hey look, an actual PL page! And you thought it was a myth. Ha! (Girl print by Jamaicamakes & Gold amp on chipboard by Life.Love.Paper)

My PL is boring compared to what I see out there and I'm totally fine with that. I lost site of what this project was suppose to be about and now I've simplified it even further. I just grab a precut card, staple a journal spot, sometimes date it and insert it in a pocket. Done. Then I print photos at the end of the week and insert those. I'm not going to worry about exact dates or completing full weeks. I'm still pondering on doing this for 2013. If I do, it'll definitely be smaller. I'm not into this huge 12x12 binder. I need something more portable like the new SC Handbook.

Well, I've got some finger painting to do with the little man. XOT