Last week was the most amazing week in the life.
Some really great things happened. Some really awful things happened.
As I was sitting down on Sunday night to make my Project Life pages, I was struck by this thought: I have no idea how I even deserve to be a part of this family experience. Truly.
My family is just so incredibly cool. That ain't no hype, people.
However, some of these really cool things included photos that my kids said, "No, I'd rather you not share that in public, Mom."
Of course this reply came because I'm working to be less self-absorbed in my life and remembered to actually ask them what I could share and what I needed to keep within the family.
This is something I'm doing more of lately. True, they are very generous in what they let me share. I do remind them that part of how I make a living is sharing my life online. While that may seem a bit manipulative, it's also partially true.
Still, I want to honor their need to keep some things private and sacred and because of that, I have a really cute little digital set to let you honor the same for your kids and any online sharing of Project Life pages or other memory projects that you might do that require a little discretion.
Say hello to my Privacy Circles.
Based off my Minimal Circles Sentiments No. 01, these little PNG files can be plopped down anywhere you need to preserve a little privacy. I created three styles for teens, kids and families, one that has the word "requested" on it, if you prefer that look. For me, it's all about honor the requests right now.
Let's look at how they worked in Week Seven's pages.
Okay, nothing on this page, but I am in love with my new High/Low Card set. That might seem a little arrogant or self-promoting (well, duh!) but sometimes I make stuff and I like it just fine. Then I make a set and I'm all, "YES! FUN! THIS!" Such is the case with the high/low card set. Note: this card set includes printable PDFs in the colors show on the package for traditional Project Life pocket pages.
In terms of the highs and lows, the lowest of last week was a fire at Dan's parents' farm house in Southern Minnesota. Luckily, no one was injured and it happened during the day while they were there and were able to get the fire department out in time, but the loss to part of the house was pretty devastating.
(Note: I appreciate many of your comments left on Facebook last week. Thank you for your positive thoughts.)
Here is page two.
Ahhh. Isn't that nice? I blurred out the images using a Gaussian Blur and placed the privacy labels over the top, changed their color to white, and voila: privacy preserved!
And if you've always wanted to know how to do this process, well I have just the video tutorial for you!
CZ Design Privacy Label Tutorial from Cathy Zielske on Vimeo.
I hope some of you will enjoy and use the privacy labels, because even if your kids aren't quite to that stage yet, believe me, sisters, it's coming.
Project Life™ is a system created by Becky Higgins. To learn more about her core approach to saving your memories, click here.