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December 20, 2012

Project Life, Week Fifty

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OBSERVATIONS: I wanted to keep last week's spread simple. Just photos and captions. Sometimes I think even I can make the Project Life process more complicated than it needs to be. Photos. Words. Life. Love.

Here are the pages from last week:

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We spent hours antiquing in Stillwater, MN, last weekend. The reason this is highly amusing to me is that I don't like antiques. Not much at all. I think it was the company I was keeping that made it so sweet.

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I'm sure that I will be light and bubbly and funny again real soon on my blog. I'm trying to understand this world that we all live in right now. I know there is so much good here on Earth.

So, so much good.

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Comments

I always love your layouts, but this might be my favorite yet! I LOVE the simplicity!

Love this! I can't wait to start PL in twenty thirteen!

Love the pictures and words you chose. Thanks most for keeping it real in your journaling.

This may be a stupid question, but where did you get your PL sign off image? That's so cool!

LOVE the SNOW!

All we get in georgia is rain!

I made it. : )

Love the spread you did this week. We're finding it hard to celebrate the season when our hearts are heavy here in CT. In our house, we're trying not to let evil win.

: ) We are doing the same.

The sadness surrounding it all is hard to shake. I've been thinking about how I was going to deal with it in my own PL. Liking your choice, as always.

Thanks, Catherine. : )

Well aren't you just the craftiest thing? :) It's awesome!

Love your PL pages, can you show us one of your quick videos on how you got all these nice and simple words on photos?

I was going to ask the same thing as Kris ... Do you have a video of how to get words on photos?

CanI just say that there is a trend of "happiness" in your journaling over the last several weeks? We can hear that happiness in your "voice" AKA writing. Have the BEST Christmas ever!

I never thought to do that, but I sure could!

Cathy, your pages again even when sad still touch me so much. I have this deep sadness inside too and I'm trying like heck not to let it get the best of me. I've been putting my "HAPPY" smile on and keeping the kids spirit going and then crash at night from all the mental exhausation of keeping it together all day. My heart is still hurting from this a week later. Thank you for keeping it real here and how to express it in our PL this week.

Not sure if you heard this but Newton does have a way we can all help right now. They are asking for everyone to make snowflakes of any kind and send them to the school. Over the break they are getting another school ready for the kids to come back to. They decided to make it a winter wonderland theme and need SNOWFLAKES!! I'm sure you and your family would love to do this for the kids. The info is at http://iheartnaptime.net hope this will help you a little as it is for me.
Have a Merry Christmas with your sweet family and thank you for all you do and inspire us with!! HUGS!!

Great pages, well done!

Love that pic of Dan.
And thank you for still talking about Newton. It's constantly in the back of my mind and heart and I don't want to forget. I want to pray daily, many times a day for those Moms and families. I want to be reminded. Thanks!

Thanks! I'll keep an eye out for it.

Cathy,
Doing always make you feel better. A friend in Germany found a daisy in the snow on her windshield with a note about this. She didn't even know what it was :)
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/12/20/167713372/newtown-shootings-inspire-26-acts-of-kindness-campaign

Love it! You have my favorite Christmas song book too. Reminds me that I should find it. I have so enjoyed your pages and PL products this year and am looking forward to what you will have for us next year. Thank you.

I love your pages, Cathy. And Cole's hat! Where did he get it? Brian needs one. Have a good weekend. I'm off to make some paper snowflakes.

cathy, you must just LOVE that picture of dan in the lower right corner. so happy for you guys!!!

Hello there, I too would love to know how you do the simple words on pics thing and then do you cut the pics down? how do you get them 3x4?
Thanks!

http://cathyzielske.typepad.com/my_weblog/2012/12/project-life-the-cz-design-best-practices-post-plus-a-free-template-for-you.html


In that post youll find a video plus free template downloads for 3 x 4 photo cards. For putting the words on, I just add a text box using the Horizontal Type Tool in Photoshop Elements. Click and drag a space for your text, type, change color and voila!

Cathy~ I love how you write up a statement at the end of your week in project Life. This has inspired me to work this plan for my project life album this year. My heart still hurts for the families I just haven't been able to express it in words, even in my private personal journal. Speechless. Reading your post has helped. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for your comment.

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