Thursday, November 8, 2012

hip hop (plip plop).

hello hello.  as you read this on HIP HOP THURSDAY, i will either be (depending on the time) teaching or conducting parent-teacher conferences.  it is going to be a loooong day.  feel my pain. ;)

here is a funny story:  on election day, i had my first graders write "if i were president, i would _____."  of course i took their picture looking presidential.  they cut themselves out and glued it to their paper and incorporated it into an illustration.  one of my girls brought me her paper and showed me this creeper in the corner of her illustration.  he was tall and had this big black hat on and a weird curly beard.  i said, "tell me about your picture.  who is this guy?"  she said a name and i was like, "whaaaat?!"  she said it like 5 more times and she added, "you know...the dead president!" i finally figured it out...he was , "BABY HAM lincoln"! abraham lincoln. fuh-nny!!

meanwhile, back at the ranch...here are some layouts for a sort of calgon-take-me-away moment.



yeah....so i have been a little obsessed with project life lately.  it is so easy and quick-fast like a ninja.  these pages are all from my 2010 album.  i had printed all the pics in sepia and wallet sized beause i had planned to create some type of mini album.  NEVER DID.  i used the project life system and finished in about 4 months (that's while taking breaks to keep up on my current PL album as well as regular layouts...oh, and work).  magical, i know.

check out some more:
(ha!  don't really know why this one is so cock-eyed!)
                                      



 
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ps...most all of my stamps are from the SMAK kit and all of my adhesive is from HELMAR USA. :)

pss...i will be picking three winners from the blog comments to win a UNITY GIFT CERTIFICATE! awesome.

31 comments:

Lucy said...

Really awesome pages! I could really use some inspiration for getting more of my pictures scrapped! May have to check out PL!

Karenladd said...

Haven't done a project life album yet but really loving what I see!

Hussena said...

I love your pages so many lovely details and awesome journaling!!...would sure love to give this a try!!

Dee in N.H. said...

Now that has convinced me that I need to start a PL album! That is great!!

Ava Gavloski said...

jen, great work, truly a fun presentation.
ava g

jennifer mitten said...

I love these pages! Your kids do take after you:-)

Crystal said...

I am in love with P.L for that very reason! It's so awesome that I am up to date with this current years album AND I did what you did and got last years album done in a few months this year. I love your layout designs on the kraft and that Baby Ham Lincoln story has me cracking up!

JPScraps said...

Fun pages! Project life is such a quick way to capture the everyday.

mlady012 said...

I always look forward to your LO's.These are great!

Emily Keaton said...

These are SO much fun!! I love how you packed in SO much detail in each and every little layout. Very cool!

Sherry Butcher said...

Great project TFS. Thanks for the chance to win.

Miriam Prantner said...

What fun photos/pages! Love all the stamping too!

Queenie said...

Brilliant and love all the pictures and the little details.
Hugs
Tracy
xoxox

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Cute story..You just never know what kids are going to say.
Great layout. TFS

Ruby said...

Wonderful album. It will be treasured in the years to come. Love how you used the stamps.

Mari Kocjancic said...

I love project life! I am so glad I started using it last year! And the Smak kits are so great for PL.

Cheri said...

I feel your pain about PT conferences. Never looked forward to them when I taught, and I'm so glad I'm done with them now. Beautiful layouts!

Debra said...

You will always treasure these fun memories when looking at these awesome pages you put together! Loved the story, so funny! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Debra

Houses Built of Cards said...

Beautiful pages! LOVE the pictures in sepia like that!

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bharsch said...

Nice pics, love the expressions...funny

Theresa Williams said...

I love how you put this all together!

Michelle said...

Hope parent teacher conferences went well! At least it is a Thursday. Ours usually end up on a Monday :) Love your layouts!!

Sam said...

Love project about kids, thanks for the chance to win!

Sue D said...

Great photos and words on these layouts.

jengd said...

Great pages! One day I have to do a Project Life album! Fun story too!

Angel said...

i always like your project life layouts using unity stamps.. just so simple and nice!! :)

My Angel said...

Great Layouts!!

Stacy B said...

I love these layouts and more importantly, I love the story about the Baby Ham Lincoln (out of the mouths of babes). Thanks for sharing both!

MamaKaraba said...

LOVE the smack! Love the story!

marylouh said...

Printing the pictures in wallet-size is a good idea. Takes up less room so you can get more pictures on a page. thanks for the tip.

My Angel said...

Fabulous Layouts!! Great work!!