September 5, 2012

Project Life Week 26, 2012 + October Afternoon

Hello everyone. Today I have some fun things to share with you. First up is my Week 26 of Project Life. I recently got a fun stash of the October Afternoon 9 to 5 collection which I absolutely love. If you're a fan of October Afternoon's whimsical style + you love all things office supply, then this collection is for you. Orange and aqua are some favorite color pairings for me right now so I knew I wanted to have some Project Life journaling cards using the fun OA products. These came together really quickly, just little bits and pieces here and there with a few added tags from my shop, some wood veneer pieces and some stamps.
I've decided that I like to save most of the stamping on my journaling cards for when I actually do that week's layout. So most of my cards have lots of nice white space.
I paired the OA goodies up with some Washi tape, Elle's Studio goodies and lots of machine stitching.
My Week 26 of Project Life ended up having lots of October Afternoon products on the inserts, including bits and pieces from 9 to 5 + Woodland Park.
My week started out with jury duty. I was chosen among 150 other potential jurors for a huge case in our town. It was a case that involved a small baby and I was not particularly looking forward to serving on this trial. I spent 2 full days sitting in a chair, staring at a blank wall before I was finally released. I was very relieved to go about the rest of my week, without having to spend 2 weeks in a courtroom chair.
The rest of my week was all about our usual family happenings. We were winding up the Summer league volleyball and basketball, I was collecting the best pickings from our garden, we went new vehicle shopping and my dad and I took my mom out for her birthday and a little field trip to a historic quilt barn.
Once in a while I like to mark my weeks in my Project Life album so that I can reference where I'm at in the year. This was a great time to use the new, colorful stickers from OA Woodland Park. I added them right onto a Project Life journaling card that I turned sideways. I added this to a 4 x 6 piece of OA patterned paper then stitched & added Washi, chipboard numbers and a sticker border.
One of my favorite 4 x 6 inserts showing my before and after of a salsa making session. I used a Starburst Grid Paper Label to type some journaling and then added a Studio Calico stamp.
Here I used another Starburst Grid Paper Label directly on a photo.
A handmade journaling card + a small sack which hides some journaling about the trial going on.
More handmade journaling cards with tags, stickers, and Washi tape added. I used a portion of a Grid Paper Label to add more typed journaling.
Here I took an Instagram photo that I altered with the Diptic app and cut it in half, using one half on each of 2 separate journaling cards. I typed right onto the journaling cards with my vintage typewriter. I love to add tags like the Garment Tags behind strips of patterned paper. I need to go back in and write down Jordan's shoe size and how much her shoes cost for volleyball.
More of the colorful October Afternoon sticker letters on an Elle's Studio journaling card. On the right I added stamp to a Small White Tag.
And another week is in the books. Even though I'm behind I'm not worrying about that at all. Each and every chance I get to work on a week of Project Life is just another week of memories captured for my family. Still loving the process, still chugging along.

Some fun news:
Today I am very excited to announce that I will be joining the October Afternoon Design Team along with Mou Saha and all the other talented OA ladies. I have long loved October Afternoon since their very first products. When looking through my blog projects tagged with OA products, I have steadily used their goodies on dozens and dozens of projects. Their whimsical style and wide array of products is just so enjoyable to create with. I'll be debuting my first projects on the October Afternoon website later this month. I hope you enjoy!


Let's wrap up with an awesome prize package:

The fun continues today as I have an awesome give away for Becky Higgins' Project Real Life class over at Big Picture Classes. This is going to be a very fun class and I can't wait to take part in it myself. You can read all about it below.

To enter for the prize drawing:
Please a comment on this post, telling me something you'd like to implement in your life. Do you want to have more family time, more crafty time? Do you want to get more organized? Do you want to be more a part of your community. Let me know how you would like to cultivate a good life. :) I will select a prize winner on Friday, 8am Central Time. Winner will be announced soon after.
Project Real Life taught by Becky Higgins
12-week workshop for $99
See more at the Big Picture Classes site..
Class starts 10/4/2012

Class Description:
Come join Becky Higgins for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend some time with her during the last quarter of 2012. As Becky goes about preparing for the holidays, organizing around her home and documenting her family's story along the way, she'll be sharing ideas to inspire you, tips to motivate you, and real-life suggestions on how to cultivate the life you want.
Whether you're a long-time Project Lifer or you're just now hearing about Project Life, you will love learning about the guilt-free philosophy behind this system of memory-keeping. While Becky will give you plenty to think about and do during the 12 weeks of this workshop, she firmly believes that there isn't a person that exists who "does it all" — and it should be the last thing that we expect from ourselves.

Becky's class includes:
● An exclusively-designed set of Project Life cards (3" x 4" and 4" x 6") that will not be available anywhere else!
● Access to a pre-classroom with a presentation from Becky upon registration for class
● Colorful instructional handouts with step-by-step instructions for each lesson/project
● Voice messages, slideshows and videos throughout class
● Three live chats with Becky
● Welcome notes from Becky in the classroom
● Reminder emails when the classroom is updated with new materials
● Message board to share your thoughts with your classmates
● Private posting gallery to share your work and view the work of your classmates
● Supply list with live links to product resources

228 comments:

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stacey said...

I'd love to implement more me time. May sound selfish, but I've recently become a single mom, and although I still have help and things aren't as bad as they could be, I know I'm off my game. I truly think if I could have some time to myself that wasn't about the chores or the house or the kids I could do better in all areas.

Penny said...

I am a Marine wife and currently not working for the first time in my life. I need to get a routine to my days...there is a lot I want to accomplish during this "break" as I'll be back to full-time working soon enough. The days just seem to get away from me!

katrynka said...

I'd like to get more organized, and get my house in better shape to be able to have friends over, and enjoy more time crafting!

Natalia Uzhakina said...

Want to find more time for my body care :) Jogging, health food, spa and so on.

LisaSoares said...

I would like to purge a lot of stuff out of my life. Currently I'm living in a smaller place and the stuff is just taking over. I keep hanging on to things I might need in the future, and they are weighing down my life right now.

Linda said...

Big big congrats on the OA design team, I am a big fan of theirs and have been for a long time.wow I'm so excited for you.
I think/know that I need to concentrate on me, get fit, lose a little weight, get a skin care regime happening etc that's my plan.
Xx

Mindy said...

Congrats on the OA team! They are lucky to have you!
I've started exercising on a more routine basis and I'd like to keep that up. I still don't enjoy it (maybe someday???), but I know that I need to do it. I'd also like to make an appointment with myself to work on my Project Life on a weekly basis. Work & kids & making meals & housework & all of that other day to day stuff seems to always get done first, leaving me no time or energy for fun stuff!

Danielle said...

I love your handmade journaling cards! I would like to focus on the present & practice more gratitude. Thx!

Shayne said...

I would like to learn to RELAX. I need to keep my mind in the "now," and less in the "OMG what's coming next" mode!

Joanna said...

I would love to get more organized when it comes to things I do for me. Project life, fitness, and decluttering are at the top of my list.

Angela said...

Congratulations on you OA assignment - their products are truly fantastic and you'll be a great addition to their team.

I'd like to implement more doing and less drifting. I feel like I spend a lot of time thinking about projects or reading about ideas but not actually acting on the inspiration. As the holidays quickly approach, I'm hoping to schedule my crafty activities as I would any other appointment in order to get more productive.

Lisa Rice said...

For me, I feel pressure from outside sources that everything should be about me- so I am currently pushing back day by day to see if I can make make it not about me, but help make a difference in the life someone else.

Elise DeMille said...

So excited that you will be joining October Afternoon's Design Team. I have been loving all of their products and especially for Project Life. I would love to be able to balance my time better between juggling a full time job, 2 kids and a husband that is gone frequently because of his job. I always feel torn in so many different directions but have loved working on Project Life because I feel it makes me realize all of the little things that I have in my life that I appreciate so much. Don't know if I would be as aware without it! :)

Carrie said...

I would love to have more craft time. It's my therapy! With all that goes on in my life, crafting gives me something else to concentrate on and put aside my stress for a little while.

Chloe said...

I would love to get more organized!

Chloe said...

I would love to get more organized!

shellm said...

While I am a stay at home Mom that is present nearly 24 hours a day, 7days a week for my family, I would like to be able to give my full attention to whatever my family needs 'at that particular' moment. I all too often prioritize less important things (household chores, mowing, etc) in front of possibly sitting down and really listening. I am a multi-tasker to a fault.
Thank you for offering this give-away through your blog and always for the beautiful talents you share here.

Joey and Megan said...

I got a little overwhelmed recently as I realized that every corner of my house had some kind of undone project or mess to be cleaned up, etc. I would love to implement more organization, and that extends to the giant boxes of photos and giant files full of digital photos. I'm just beginning to look into Project Life and I absolutely love it.

lynnquiltsalot said...

Oh, I have to have more time to work on things that I love to do - photography, quilting, scrapbooking and cooking. There just isn't enough time.

Yvonne said...

As of right now, my most important job is cultivating a good life for my daughter. She has special needs and it is my job to make sure all of her needs are met at home, school, etc. I have fallen behind on my scrapbooking and I need to catch up. She enjoys looking at my scrapbooks and I want to get caught up, make it better, etc.

Under The Jenny Tree said...

Cultivating a Good Life is about to begin next week with my husband!!! We will be choosing healthier foods to become healthier people for our children and our family ~ excited to start this journey with my guy by my side :)

Laura O'Donnell said...

congrats on the new team - I think you are perfect for OA!

as far as something to implement I need to get back to exercising on a regular basis. I'm busting out of my pants! anyway, thanks for the chance to win a spot in Becky's class.

GVtexas said...

I want to cultivate a good life by staying at home
Mom and recording my family's life!

Jenn Thomson said...

Hi! I am new to Project Life but have been scrapbooking since around '98... Well... I started scrapbooking then and was very organized and kept up until my daughter was born in '03... Then I got a little behind. What I mean is I am 5 years behind! Ack! I would love to stay organized and a little more up to date. This has seemed completely impossible until I found Project Life. Now it seems doable. I still have a lot to cath up on but I'm not dreading it anymore- I'm excited! So in answer to your question- I'd like to be organized, efficient and stay excited about it!! Thanks for this opportunity! I really hope I can take Becky's class!

Christin said...

I would love to acknowledge the ordinary joys of life through project life journaling and scrapbooking. It's really about how we spend our normal days...not just the special ones!

Breannee said...

Clean up! It's time for me to clean up and get organized. My craft room has run amuck! QUESTION: How did you add the type on to the cards? Did you use a typewriter?

Janna said...

I guess I'm always striving for more organization--we have five kids and homeschool, and well, it gets messy here. I'd also love to be more scheduled about crafting time--I love it--but I do things in bursts. I think the two tie in together though, if I stayed more on top of things around the house I would feel better about using time to create, rather than feeling I must be cleaning.

Tiffany said...

I would love to use what I have. I have bath&body products, craft supplies, greeting cards, books to read, clothes to wear, etc. -- instead of always thinking/wanting/buying MORE, why not make do with I already have?

Project Life is one of those things-I have fun when I do it, but often it just sits in a corner collecting dust.

Neida Salazar said...

I would love to make sure my kids understand and feel how important family is. We live a very fast paced life and I worry they will start to think family and roots are not that important and take them for granted.

Jazzmom said...

I love how you included the weather in your layout -- I need to remember to document things like that! I need to get more organized, so that I will have more time to spend on my PL & other craft projects that I'd like to try.

Casey said...

I really would love to implement more organization time! I find that when i go to actually craft, i spend at least half that time that i have available just trying to organize and pick up messes! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Susan said...

I would love to be more organized and motivated to be able to create more. I have gotten in a rut and can't seem to get out of it! Need accountability partner! Project life class would be amazing!

Becky said...

Time for better self-care which for me includes creative time. I am horribly disorganized and that complicates the matter. Leads to major overwhelm and I don't even have kids at home anymore!

I love OA 9-5 line. So many nice things out now that fit nicely with Project Life or something similar.

acreativeengineerinnevada said...

I would love to be more organized - house and schedule. Since I am not currently working it is more difficult to know what I need to get done in a day.

Jenn said...

I've been a mom for 10+ years and my youngest just started preschool 2 mornings a week so for the first time in years I will have 6 hours to myself! I could easily spend that time running errands or doing chores but I want to spend it focused on ME and what makes me happy. #1 on my list is completing Project Life pages so I can catch-up, not for the simple fact of catching up but because it makes me happy.

Denise said...

ALL of the Above!!!!

Shari Ilbrink said...

I'm looking to implement more crafty time! Started taking pics this week for Project Life - trying to do my album based on our school year. Love your layout ideas!!

Juli Pelletier said...

I would love to get some projects done around my house, spend more time scrapbooking, figure out what this project life is all about....and read books! I want to have time to read more books. and guess what....I'm going to be laid off from my job TODAY! so, I'll have the time!

Jenn said...

I've been a mom for 10+ years and my youngest just started preschool 2 mornings a week so for the first time in years I will have 6 hours to myself! I could easily spend that time running errands or doing chores but I want to spend it focused on ME and what makes me happy. #1 on my list is completing Project Life pages so I can catch-up, not for the simple fact of catching up but because it makes me happy.

Joanne said...

I would love to implement a more organized lifestyle. I feel overwhelmed and I know alot of its due to my organization. Congrats on the OA DT. Awesomeness!

Jen said...

I'd love to be able to complete some things. I'm full of inspiration and good ideas, but I would like to move past that and actually finish something. Imagine the feeling of accomplishment!

Kristin BT said...

I have an infant, and even though it's been over a year since she was born, I find I am still struggling to balance everything: housework, family time, friends, me time, etc. I suppose this will continue for the next 17 years :) I love doing project life because it ensures I do some quality family time every week, along with the everyday stuff ( otherwise my pages look all the same!

Shari Ilbrink said...

I'm looking to carve out more crafty time! Started Project Life on Sept. 1 - trying to do it based on our school calendar year since that is how our life is measured right now.
Love your layout!

Rosie Lilya said...
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Rosie Lilya said...

I would love more time to craft. Less time for cleaning and more time to make a crafty mess!!

Jac said...

I would love to become more organized, so that I can have more time to create!

Amy Peterman said...

I'd like to cultivate a good life by living in the now and not worrying about the future. I have purchased a few Project Life goodies, but have yet to begin. I anticipate that the process will help me be more "in the moment" of my everyday life. I'm looking forward to recording more of the everyday that my family is blessed with.

Laura said...

I would love to plan on more follow up. Right now I have an empty Project Life binder waiting for the last few week's photos and journaling cards to be printed, a scrapbook waiting for only a dozen more pages, a vague notion of upgrading my computer, and several listservs that I need to get on. All of which require more follow up.

Christy said...

I would like to record more of my kids' sayings and things I'd like to remember besides pictures. I am trying to keep up with Project Life but need to do a better job writing things down as they happen.

Annette McKee said...

I read my horoscope almost every day just for the entertainment but todays was pretty interesting as I have really been thinking along these very same lines and getting ready to make my fall goals - "You need to head in a new direction and change the tune you have been singing. Note what is not working. Tap into your creativity with the knowledge that things will get better if you make the correct choices." I had decided not to take Becky's class for many reasons - time, money, a million other unfinished projects etc. but this has been the nudge I need to 'change my tune'! It sounds as if the horoscope writer was writing this just for me! LOL If I don't win the spot I'm still signing up cause I know Becky will make it so worth it!

nancy said...

Congrats on the OA team! I'm looking to implement more time actually doing something productive; move more, scrapbook more, read more, organize the house instead of watching to much tv or to much time on Pinterest. Thanks for a chance to win!

Unknown said...

I would love to find the time to actually be 'present' in my life. With 3 home-schooled kids, I find myself rushing from one thing to the next just to get done and missing out on our lives.

Annette McKee said...

I read my horoscope almost every day just for the entertainment but todays was pretty interesting as I have really been thinking along these very same lines and getting ready to make my fall goals - "You need to head in a new direction and change the tune you have been singing. Note what is not working. Tap into your creativity with the knowledge that things will get better if you make the correct choices." I had decided not to take Becky's class for many reasons - time, money, a million other unfinished projects etc. but this has been the nudge I need to 'change my tune'! It sounds as if the horoscope writer was writing this just for me! LOL If I don't win the spot I'm still signing up cause I know Becky will make it so worth it!

snikkity~scraps said...

Trying to organize my food/meals/school lunches plans! If I can gather a master list of these I can quit expending so much time on them and get down to the business of art journaling and PL!

Michele W. said...

I would really like to get my thoughts and actions organized. I really would love to find the time to organize in my head what things really matter to me most and than move forward with those. Thanks for the wonderful ideas and the great giveaways.

lulyg said...

Michelle

I love your style - thanks for always being such a great inspiration...

I want to be more organized - so I can spend less time being stressed! If that happens then I have time to do all the things I love - spending time with family, traveling, cooking and of course crafting!

Owl in the tree said...

I am a stay-at-home mom of two boys under two. With that in mind I don't get a lot of me time. I would love just a couple hours away to do some crafting. Thanks for the chance to win this class I would so appreciate it.

Susy said...

Thank you for this awesome giveaway! I would love to win! I definitely NEED more organization in my life. I struggle so much with keeping everything organized and it all looks cluttered. I always have more stuff than I have room for.

jediannie said...

I would love to be able to actually craft more when I'm at home! I need to figure out how to turn away from the computer and turn to a fun craft project! I have so much scrappy & sewing stuff I need to start doing something fun with it all.

Abbey said...

I would like to figure out how to organize myself better! Everything, photos, kitchen, cooking, time! I need help all around!

Michelle said...

I'd like to find more time for reflecting on all of the fun memories we're constantly creating. And get more organized. :-)

Andrea said...

I would love to implement more time to let go and have fun making memories with my family and friends. I spend so much time worrying about checking things off my list and keeping the house clean, when I could be spending that time with the people that are the most important to me.

Melissa said...

First, congratulations on joining the OA Design Team! As for what I would like to implement in my life, I need to be more disciplined at not working in the evening hours. Since I work at home and my husband is at school a few evenings a week and my teenager is either at practice or in her room most evenings, I find myself back in front of the computer most nights. Must stop!

Nicole B said...

I would love to find a healthy balance in all of my relationships... Husband, parents, inlaws, extended family, friends and serving my community. I am a newlywed and figuring out how to spend enough time with both sides of families is difficult. I want to be present with each relationship and spend time cultivating them. I have been guilty in the past of almost rushing through events and moments because focusing on the next thing or things that are not going well in my life

Nicole B

Lizzie said...

I would love to get my house more organized and plan more little things for my family- like movie nights.

Audrey in NC said...

I would like to find better balance in my life between family, work, friends, and finding time to document our memories. Thank you for the chance to win and the inspiration on your blog.

Audrey Davis
Hillsborough NC

Joyce said...

I would luv to implement more crafty time...I spend way too much time running after everyone else and making sure they're taken care of, when really the kids are old enough to do some of these tasks themselves. I think its important for myself to have some quality time doing the things I like to do too. After all when mamma's happy everyone is happy...right? :)

Carol and Michael said...

I'd really like to implement more health time for me, and my whole family actually. My job migrated to a work from home position about a year ago and now I just sit all day at the computer/phone. Need to move, to exercise, to stretch, to eat less sugar and drink more water...and I know if I set the example, the rest of my beloved family will follow...

Thanks for the wonderful opportunity to win. Your PL is just beautiful!

Carol and Michael said...

P.S. the above comments were just from Carol, but apparently my husband and I have a shared Google ID. (Good thing we're happily married ;))

WinterBerry Glen said...

Hi Mish,

Congrats on your new opportunity with OA. I am so excited for you and can't wait to see what is around the corner. I find that I'd like to get a good organization system down so when I get to spend time in my craft area, I don't waste any looking for things I've misplace. Also,an idea to streamlining the process a bit in the craftroom so that hours and hours don't go by with little to show for it.

Lisa Johnson said...

As a single divorced Mom, I need to implement more quality time w/ my daughter. She just started Kindergarten and I'm realizing that time is slipping away and that instead of coming home and relaxing from the day by watching TV together, we could be using that time to cultivate better memories and a better relationship.

Thanks for a chance to win! ♥ it!

Tammy Wynard said...

Thanks for the chance to win and congrats on your opportunity. I would like to incorporate more meaningful time with my husband that extends beyond our everday rushed conversations - the wish is there, finding the time has been hard

Chelsea said...

I would love to implement for "feeling productive time". I am always busy but not completing or getting as much done as I would like. Of course more family time without any arguing would be spectacular too ;)

Maria said...

I'd love to implement some home decor (still have blank walls after living here for 6 years!), as well as create some space to create!

Susan said...

Wow right now I think I would like to implement consistent journaling daily with at least one photo. Sorry I am just beginning! Thanks for a chance to win.

Janet said...

I have lots of big goals, but an immediate smaller goal is to get two boxes of photos into albums and document some memories from my own
childhood.

Paper doll said...

Oh my more time for me! I want to read&study every day, I want to go to the gym for zumba, I want to do my PL BUT after work its home to cook dinner, clean and run errands, pick up kids etc.

Crystal Edwards said...

I would love to get more organized in everything in my life. From keeping things clean in my home, to finding time to workout & craft on a regular basis. And just spending more time together with my family with a game night or something like that daily to help capture memories

toni from said...

I want to implement more craft time into my schedule. i have the time, but since I am so exhausted at that point, I can't make myself stay awake to use it.

Amanda & Mike said...

I'd like to have a more organized home so I'll be able to enjoy all the other parts of life and family more.

Susan Coan said...

After visiting my almost 93 yr old aunt, and seeing how organized and clean her house is, I would like to let go of unused "stuff" and be more organized.

Seester2T said...

I would like to get my life back in sync. Everything about it seems out of whack. My house is too full of stuff, I don't have time to create, I feel rushed and hurried and just off kilter. I want my peace back.

Margrett said...

I would like more me time, too. I would like time to PL, workout, read, etc. Thank you for having this contest.

Heather DG said...

Aah! Just opened my daily OA and saw your sweet face - I just new from some of your posts lately you were going to end up on their design team...way to go!!!

I'd like to implement a million things...that's my problem, too many. Picking one I'd say some sort of meal planning to make my evenings and grocery shopping easier. Thanks for the chance to win a spot!

Letty S said...

I would like to have more time to catch up on some projects that I began but then just stop. I would like to really decide and do some excercise, loose weight and organize my photos, and my house. I have not tried Project Life yet but the more I read about it, I think it will suit my needs. Thanks so much for the great giveaway and the chance to win it.

LM said...

I need to change my outlook and spend more time putting my PL book together. The class would be a great way to get back on track with PL. I love seeing everyone's PL, I just need to put mine together!

mommyoffour said...

I would love to get more organized and get my house in order. I want more guilt free time for myself in an organized home.

Penelope said...

I'd like to be more organized so I could get to the things I want to, quickly.
While I'm at it, I'd like more energy and time too! :)

KathyL said...

I'd love to just have a little more down time with the family. It's seems we are always on the go and although I do enjoy all we do, it would just be nice to have some unplanned time as well.

Denise said...

I'd like to implement the Project Life for couples without children..that's what my immediate family is...seems kinda hard to do that though...not very interesting...

Jenny Rae said...

I'd like to find/create more "me" time scrapbooking, exercising, connecting with friends, pampering etc.

Shark said...

I need more organization: photos, memorabilia, household, personal time, family schedule...

Stine said...

As a working mom, I'd love to be more organized to capitalize on the time I do have at home! It's a constant struggle.

opreeves said...

I would like to get my crafting supplies better organized so I could be more productive when I have time to create!

ShellyJ said...

(congrats on the OA gig!)

and oh how i would love to implement some sort of schedule in my life. i feel like i am here and there and not ever getting anything really accomplished. i am starting to feel like my life is a mass mess of memory keeping, playtime, cleaning up, and cooking. oye. i need help ;) but i am pretty sure lots feel like this!? right? thanks for the shot, Michelle.

Kimberly said...

This being my first year with all three kids in school all day since becoming a SAHM, my list of things to implement is extensive! I need to get caught up on editing/printing photos. I would like to get caught up on my Project Life album and then implement a plan to keep caught up. I have lots of organizing I'd love to do. Just to name a few. :) Thanks for the great giveaway! I look forward to taking the class whether I win it or not.

Sharon said...

I would love to be less fearful. Take more chances, live life more fully. Sharon , Emmaus PA

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Lesa J. said...

I could use more crafting time. Oh wait I would need more organizing time to get started. I guess I need more starting time.

Sandra said...

I want to get more organized and have more "quality" family time.
I cannot wait for Becky Higgins class this October. Thanks for a chance to win a spot!
Sandra
Casper, WY

Amy said...

I would love to implement more "me" time in my life. It is difficult since I work full-time outside the home, and I have to juggle my 3 kids' schedules with a husband who works nights and weekends. Someday....

Ang said...

I would love to find more crafting time I can rely on. I tend to do a lot all at once then nothing for periods of time. I guess I'm looking to find a balance.

Yvonne said...

There are 2 things I would like to do; be more intentional with our family time and become more organized.

Yvonne said...

There are 2 things I would like to do; be more intentional with our family time and become more organized.

Cindy denning said...

I'd like to stop being such a perfectionist which leads me to procrastinate and just do it! I want everything to be perfect, so often I research and collect supplies, etc. but won't start something until I think I will be able to do it perfectly! Project Life is one of those things... i want to start a project life album and think it would be a great way for me to record my memories, but I haven't been able to jump in and get started yet. I'd love to take Becky's class and think it just might be the push that I need.

Congrats on your accomplishments!

faithfulmommy said...

I have several things I want to implement. I want to get more involved in my church community. I want to spend a little more time playing with my creative supplies each day. And I want to feel like my Project Life album is a bit more current and reflects more effectively the little bits and pieces of our lives right here, right now.
Thanks!
-Alissa H.

Katherine said...

I'd like to be better at balancing time between housework, my kids and myself when I'm home. I work full-time and am a single mom, so there's not a lot of time in the evenings to do everything I need/want while still spending enough time with my girls!

faithfulmommy said...

I have several things I want to implement. I want to get more involved in my church community. I want to spend a little more time playing with my creative supplies each day. And I want to feel like my Project Life album is a bit more current and reflects more effectively the little bits and pieces of our lives right here, right now.
Thanks!
-Alissa H.

Iara said...

I really need to learn how to find time for everything I want to achieve. thanks for the chance to win a spot in Becky's class!

Christa Allgood said...

I"m trying to implement evening reading time with my daughter! She is 10 and doesn't love to read....I LOVE to read and really want her to. So we are trying to read an hour a night each taking turns so she doesn't space out while I read to her. I'm excited to read The Hunger Games with her!! And I love seeing her face when something happens that wasn't in the movie!!

Heidi said...

I would love to be more organized with work, home and my Project Life details.
Thank you, Heidi

Lise said...

I really want to spend less time on the computer reading about other people's Project Life via blogs, talking about with friends on Facebook, and buying supplies and more time actually working on my Project Life album :)

Wat de ... blog!? said...

Congratulations on the OA team! Thanks for the chance to win this amazing prize.
To cultivate a good life, I would love to implement more time for crafting. I'm a SAHM and love taking pictures of my family ... but that is where it stops. My dh would like it if I was more organized (lol)!

Keith Mustard said...

I want to get motivated to get more scrapbooking done. It feels overwhelming to me at the moment. I think this class will be the push that I need. Thanks for the chance.

Lidia said...

I'd like to get more scrapbooking/memory keeping done. I'm not super crafty, so it takes me a while to get scrapbooking done. I spend a lot of time making sure i'm doing it "just right".

Pam said...

I am trying really hard to have "a place for everything, and everything in it's place". Right now, having a place for everything is a really big challenge!!

Julie Campbell said...

First of all, congratulations on joining the OA team! You are a PERFECT fit! Becky's class sounds awesome. I would say an overall organization overhaul would be great in my life right now. ;) Thanks for the chance to win a spot!

brandy said...

Right now I am needing more time to get my projects done. The minutes go by so fast in the day caring for other people (3 little people to be exact) and by the end of the day, I am exhausted. I need a little more "me" time.

brandy said...

Right now I am needing more time to get my projects done. The minutes go by so fast in the day caring for other people (3 little people to be exact) and by the end of the day, I am exhausted. I need a little more "me" time.

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Unknown said...

I'd like to get my scrap stuff more organized, and therefore have more time for scrapping (and less time looking for stuff!)
Christine

Home Sweet Home Place said...

I'd like to learn to take better pictures and a way to store my massive library so every time I want to photograph, print and/or document life's precious moments it doesn't feel like such an overwhelming task.

Carmen said...

I have actually been thinking a lot about this particular topic - what I want to add to our lives. We are a busy, thriving family of six (four teenagers!). However, I have been feeling disconnected from our family and I want to find a way back to that. It was so much easier when they were little and told me every single thing on their minds. Now, it's like pulling teeth and just about as painful for them!

Juli said...

I love your journaling cards! Your blog has provided so much great inpiration in my own PL pages! I want to make more time for exercising...I have the desire but I just need the motivation...does that make sense?!?!? I would also like to get more involved at church.

ktware said...

I would like to implement more me creative time as part of a regular routine and not just a "reward" when everything else is done and I would like to implement more creative time with the girls even though school is back in session.
Thanks for the chance to win and that is so awesome about OA!

Honey.B said...

Love, love, love your cards. They look so delicate and really set the mood of your photos :)
I would love to be more organized with time for 'me'. As a mum and wife I have no worries spending time on everyone else, but when it comes to time for me I fee l a bit guilty even though my husband tells me I shouldn't feel that way :)
Thanks so much for the chance :)

hhockman said...

I'd like to have more of a schedule. I seem to waste a lot of time during the day doing nothing (i.e. surfing the internet) and there are so many things I need to get done. I'll be going back to work as soon as I find a job and there's a lot I'd like to accomplish before then.

Rachel said...

I would love to be better at finding time for myself! this class looks fantastic-would LOVE to win!!!

Kristin said...

Your layouts are beautiful. I know that word is thrown around a lot, but truly beautiful. Congrats on being a part of October Afternonn's design team!

I would love to implement regular date nights with my hubby. Thanks for the chance to win. Becky's class looks and sounds fantastic.

Elizabeth V. said...

Congratulations on your design spot with OA...love their product and your work. I would love to implement more consistent crafty time into my schedule. It is the first thing to fall by the wayside when the days get full but I know that I am a happier person when I get a little time at the table to work with paper and pictures. Thanks for offering the great prize. It looks like a wonderful class!!

Jenn said...

I would love to implement more sister time into my life. I love my sister dearly and we have always been close, but lately life has just been too busy for the both of us!
thanks for the chance to win a spot in Becky's amazing class!!

Jess said...

I really would like to start blogging. I've tried to start several times and failed. I need to make the time... Your blog is super cute by the way. Love the PL cards you made too! Congrats on your design team news.

Jody said...

I'd like to work on finding more time for crafting and my prayer life.

TaraLyn said...

I would really like to get more involved with my daughter's school

Rebecca Lovell said...

I was so excited to see you are on the OA team!!! Congratulations!! Something I'd like to implement into my life would be more time spent getting rid of clutter. Without all the clutter, the house would be so much easier to clean, and that would make more time for other things and a cleaner house! :)

Lanie said...

More organized!

Lisa said...

So excited to hear you will be on the design team for OA. LOVE their products!!!

As for something I want to implement in my life right now...I think organization. Organization would help sort out all the other stuff I have going on! We just had our first little one 3 months ago, moved into a new home 2.5 months ago, and my husband started his medical residency 2 months ago. Since then, everything has been chaos!
hahaha
With everything happening so closely together, we never really had time to sort out all of our things in the new home.
Organization is a must over here.

Jennifer Johnson said...

The past year (and a half) has been just a struggle to stay afloat due to sickness, surgeries, & countless doctor's appointments. Now I am feeling reenergized and excited to get into a regular schedule, and working on balancing all aspects of my life - the house, two toddlers, meals, time for projects with my kids, time for my projects, and time for my relationships - you know...everything being a wife & mother entails! :)

Stahl Family said...

Where to begin...simplify!!!! Organzie and clean clutter....get out of debt!!! Have more time with my family.....remember that its not in "things" but what we already have that matters most..our family.

TJ said...

I would really love to get some home improvement projects and reorganization projects completed, so that I can focus on things like Project Life. I also want to learn to be more computer literate when it comes to manipulating and organizing digital photos. I am really trying to live in thehere and now and try new things...like hiking (at the age of 50), but I'm still stuck in a couple of areas. What can I say...I'm a work in progress.

Kelly in Canada said...

Michelle, I was so happy to find you at the OA blog...your style seems a perfect match for the OA style and I am excited for you both. As for me, I would like to become more devoted to my devotional time. I need to spend more time in God's word. I also, as another poster mentioned, trying to try new things. Wish me luck!

jenny whillas said...

Aafter 16 years as a SAHM and dealing with depression and other medical issues, I am ready to grasp my life and create new ventures.I want to start working, and create some outside the house relationships. I want new friends and occosions to help bring some spark back to our lives.

Debbie B said...

I would like more time to catch up on projects already in the works and begin new ones.
Debbie B

Erin said...

I would love to spend some time organizing and purging the stuff in our home. I have a longing to simplify the stuff in our life so we can really enjoy our life.

Kirsten Lind Merrild said...

Pick me pick me pick me!!! ;) Thank you so much for this change to win a seat :) I would love to get better at using my "spare" time for something productive instead of always getting things done in the last minute.. Also I'd love to get better at seeing the positive things in my life and enjoy them in the moment - get totally and completely over the depression I've had for about the last 14 years since I was 9 years old...
I really really hope I win!!!

simplycaffeinated said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win! I am always looking to find balance in my life. I need to take care of my family and work, and I want to spend time with family, do Project Life and make cards, plus exercise, so I need to find balance between everything so I can do it all and do it well! :)

Tess Byrd said...

I would love to get my house under control so I could have more crafting time.

Patchouly said...

I would love to make more time for Project Life! I am great at taking photos and collecting items to include in my album but have a hard time finding the time to actually put it all together!

Lorinda said...

Congratulations on your new endeavor! Can't wait to follow along with you. I've been trying to implement some new organizing routines which have helped. But I am such a visual person that any extra "nudges" I can get are what I need. I'd be tickled pink to take part in Becky's class. Talk about a great present to oneself!! Count me in please!

krash1717 said...

I would love to get more organized so that I can have more family time and craft time.

Melissa said...

With the start if another school year I aim to just stay "on top" of things. To not get burried in school papers or house cleaning or Project Life. I just need to find balance and some motivation. A few extra hours in the day wouldn't hurt either!

Christina said...

I'd love to have more inner peace by finding balance in all the have-to's and want-to's.

The Geratys said...

Since I'm pregnant and due in November, I'd like to remember to enjoy all the little moments of each and every day. I want to document everyday life every step of the way:) Thanks for the chance to win a spot to this class!

kolleen said...

Lu want to find more time for crafting and card making. Especially of my 2 grandsons and mini albumns.

Something Special by Suzann said...

I would like to make more time to do healthy cooking and get some regular exercise!! But I would much rather spend my time crafting. lol

Awesome blog post & prize!

Teresa said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!

I would love to make time to turn my house into a home. Too many years with bare beige walls! :)

The Abramowski Family said...

I would love to get myself organized and have a better schedule for myself.

kristina said...

I really need to organize my house. Every room needs help. I also need to learn to purge things (I'm a collector :)

Thanks for the chance to win a spot in Becky's class!

Cristina said...

Congrats on joining the OA team!
I wish I could stress out less and enjoy life more!

mama2ryleigh said...

I desperately need to become more organized. It's something I've always dreamed of, but since it doesn't come naturally to me, it's hard work getting there! I've spurts when I was trying really hard to get organized, but then never fully got there because "real life" caught up with me. This fall, I really want to succeed!

kcjones said...

I would like to implement more journaling - specifically in my Project Life albums. I'm pretty good about keeping up with the photos, but I have lots of catching up to do with the journaling cards. And I don't want to leave out the stories behind all our family photos - I don't want these precious stories to be forgotten!

Ginger Snaps said...

I need to be better about following up on (and finishing!) the organizational projects I have already started! I have a rolodex of my rubber stamps started and about 1/4 of the way done. I started organizing all the family pics from my childhood but didn't finish. So many ideas! Not enough time!

Ginger Snaps said...

I need to be better about following up on (and finishing!) the organizational projects I have already started! I have a rolodex of my rubber stamps started and about 1/4 of the way done. I started organizing all the family pics from my childhood but didn't finish. So many ideas! Not enough time!

Inspired said...

I want to get my house organized so I can find my supplies and have more time to be creative.

Kris Marie said...

I'm actually very new to the PL idea and that's what I'd like to implement starting in Oct. I've made a few layouts with the grid style and I love it! Just need to get in the habit of jotting down a note or two each day of "life" and not just special events!

Ally said...

All of the above! Sometimes I feel like it would take 40 hour days to accomplish everything on my to-do list! I would love to take Becky's class and gain some insight into "getting it done". Thanks for the amazing chance to win!

Denescape said...

OA is one of my favs, congratulations! For sure it would be more time - to get organized. We've lived here for 24 years and I'd love to have the time to declutter. But, right now, the kids come first.

Alexandra said...

Congratulations for OA! I would like to be more organized!

Janee said...

I would love love love to spend all my time with my favorite people in the world, my kids. Since I am a mom that work way more than 40 hours a week, how I cultivate a good life is making the few hours I have with my kids count and are memorable.

Renee said...

This list could get very long in a hurry. I think the thing I am most motivated to accomplish right now is becoming healthier.

Kirstin said...

I want to be more organized, so I when I have the time I can scrapbook without all the fuss.

Amy Papale said...

Congrats on your October Afternoon news! That is fantastic! I have to say I would love to spend more time crafting. Right now I tend to work on things late into the night because the house is quiet and I am not interrupted. The problem is that it leaves me feeling exhausted the next day and I feel like I can never catch up on sleep. More crafting during the daylight hours would be nice.

Terrie Dodd said...

More creative time please right after I get my new studio organized! I went from a huge room to a itsy bitsy one and am having a hard time re-organizing. Can't create currently due to not one inch of flat surface available :0

Kylie Hemberger said...

I would love more time to do my PL and my craft, just cant seem to find enough time in the day and wheen I do end up having some 'down time' I am too exhausted.

Debbie said...

I am a recent empty nester so I would like to get organized and get rid of the unused items. I'm looking forward to ME time in the garden and with my art.

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/Camilla said...

I want to be more organized, so that I don´t fill my home and my life with stuff that I don´t need or love.

Happydaymom said...

I would love to have more time to give to others. There is such a need for volunteers...and I love doing it...just not enough time to do it all!

Isabelle said...

I really need to be better at managing my time. Thank you for the giveaway!

paperscribe said...

I want to document...myself!...in project life next year. I'll turn 50 and think that will be a meaningful project.

ruth said...

I would like to take time to go back through old photos from childhood and document my thoughts and feelings about the events and have my mom do the same.

KAREN said...

More family time. That's at the top of my list. Then more Project Life time. Thanks for the chance to win Mish.

Stacy said...

I would implement more 'me' time. I know that sounds selfish but I have learned that I need to put myself on my priority list sometimes. Creating recharges my batteries and that way I have more of myself to give to others. Thanks for the chance to this amazing prize! Love your work!

LittleSurferGirl said...

What a wonderful giveaway. Could be the perfect opportunity to get "restarted" with my Project Life. I love the idea and was good for a few months. Then I had to put it away and it immediately got forgotten. I would love to be able to document my family's life without needing the binder and supplies to contantly be taking up space on my kitchen counter! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Emily said...

Thanks for the opportunity for the giveaway! I would like to implement a more scheduled work week. It seems that every day after work there is something coming up and things start to pile up at home, in the craft room, and exercising has long been forgotten. I hope (fingers crossed) that having our days a little more scheduled out, I will be able to keep up with the daily life duties.

j3ss1c4s2 said...

I'd love to work on my time management so I can fit in more me time and more crafty time! Come to think of it, most of my me time is crafty time anyway!

double blessing said...

I desperately need help managing my time! I would love more quality family time, time to work on my Project Life (last worked on it in March), time for crafting, cooking, and baking. I often feel that I am paddling furiously just to keep my head above water; that is not the life I want for my daughters and husband! Becky Higgins is full of great ideas on how to make choices that will result in the life you want. Thanks for a chance to win a spot in her class which isn't in my budget right now.

Love your journal cards! Will you have some in your etsy shop?
Blessings,
Susan

blupixy said...

I need to implement a personal filter to my facebook and online surfing time. It gets in the way of my crafting! Such a time suck! Love to get that time back!

Stephanie said...

There is never enough craft time in my world ;) BUT... I really need to find a way to fit exercising back into my schedule - it energizes me in a way nothing else does. I *heart* project life and would love the chance to take Becky's class - thanks for opportunity!

Mary said...

I need to find more exercise time! Just making that a priority in my life again. :)

bug said...

Right now I am processing how to be alone. For the first time in 18 years all of our children are in school fulltime. It is just me at home and I am hoping to be able to organize my time during the day well enough to be truly present for our children in the afternoons and evenings.

cassie said...

I would like to clean out things I don't need and get organized. Doing this will give me more crafty and family time and peace of mind!

skcoe said...

Two things. Wait, no...three:
1. Time to organize. My new motto is that "clean corners make clean middles."
2. Motivating myself to exercise.
3. Time for quiet.

Thanks for the chance to win!

sikcoe at gmail dot com

Steph said...

I'd love to get more organized. Also, to make more time for crafting. My DH is supportive with crafting more and I'm really excited that we are focusing more on that. I really want to take Becky's class at BPC, thank you so much for the chance to win!

Stacy Simpson said...

I need to get exercising. For the weight loss aspect and so I can have more energy! Thanks for the chance to win. I really want to take this class.

Flo S. said...

I would love to be more organized all over my home. I could then have more time and space to be crafty. Thanks.

CJb said...

I'm hoping to learn how to purge the excess (too much stuff, too many commitments) so I can stop feeling overwhelmed. Thanks for the chance to win!

Becky said...

I would love to bring a little more organization into my life and to be able to spend quality time with my family.

Brenda Nunyourbiz said...

I really want to organize all my old photo's for PL and get them in albums. My kids are 20 & 19 so I have a lot of photo's to sort!

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