Project Life: Week 12 {Guest Post}

by jessicaturner on March 27, 2012

The Mom Creative
Welcome to Project Life Tuesday 2012! If you are new to The Mom Creative, welcome. I hope you will stay awhile. I’m Jessica – wife to Matthew, mom to Elias, a silly and spirited three-year-old, and Adeline, a delicious, growing baby. I’m also a marketing professional, savvy deal finder, photo lover and memory keeper trying to juggle it all. Today, I am thrilled to have my friend Kelli guest-posting, as I spent the weekend hanging out with my parents who were visiting from Wisconsin instead of working on Project Life. :) I know you will enjoy her layouts!


Seriously can life fly by any faster?  Wow…I don’t think it could…I feel like we are in hyper drive and Project Life is at least helping me to slow down and take the scenic route.  So thankful for that!

Well, some of you may not know me, I’m Kelli Johnson.  I am married to my college sweetheart, live in Virginia and have 2 kids and a crazy Doodle named, Paddington.  I have been scrapbooking for 16+ years now! But Project Life has transformed the way I scrapbook.

I met Jessica in Birmingham, Alabama at a scrapbooking conference and we became instant friends.  I only wished we lived closer to each other. I’m so happy to be here with you all today, hosting what I consider a highlight to my week!

You can find me at  In My Life.  I mostly post about scrapbooking and my family.

On with the show!

Week 12 thoughts:

        • loved using my phone camera this week.  I do not have an iPhone but I do love the Camera 360 app on my android phone and pretty much use it 99% of the time when taking phone shots
        • trying to make sure one child is not represented more then the other is a challenge
        • I can’t tell myself enough…”TAKE YOUR CAMERA PLACES AND USE IT!”
        • I prefer journaling as I go, it works better for me and I like the outcome
        • highlighting the nows: movie tickets, weather, daily exercise, receipts, etc. will be cool later I just know it.
        • this has nothing to do with Project Life, however if you are married…go on dates, it’s a good thing

So here is my week:

Full Spread.  Two Design A Project Life PagesOne Card Collector Insert.  I used an old Project Life Kit plus my Amber Kit.  And threw in doilies, washi tape and yes, a bag from Chinese food take out!

Title Card:  See through Hambly transparency, date stamp, October Afternoon letter stickers and twine.

Left Side:

Up Close Look at my journal cards, washi tape, Amy Tan letter thickers and masking tape (love masking tape).  And here is an example of two times I didn’t have my camera, but I think it was still important for me to document with words.  (there is total of 4x this week I wish I had a photo)

More upclose journaling:  Both of these moments I documented on Facebook earlier this week, if it’s appropriate to be public that is a great way to quickly jot a kid quote down or a mishap such as the loss of my Keurig. (Keurig completely replaced it by the way)

I know some of you are mommies that read this beloved blog:  I love giving my kids notes in their lunchbox, I try not to go a day without doing it.  I keep a little box in my kitchen with all the supplies I need to write a note in it, and as I make their lunch or snack jot down something quick to place in there.  The yellow and black note is to my son.
This has to be my favorite part of this week.  I love that we went on a morning date while the kids were in school and I love the way it came out after I documented it.  These photos were all taken with the Camera360 app on Android.  The brown paper is from Chinese take out!  And the lil’ tag that says “joy” is old Heidi Swapp.  Loving using old stash that is timeless like her creations.
Back of the Insert:  Science Fest with the boyscouts.  Those tags are the infamous Martha Stewart collection from Staples.
Right Side:
Like the rest of America I went and saw Hunger Games this week.  First off, I highly recommend the movie, secondly if you go with friends don’t be shy like I was, document the moment with a photo! Loved when everyone jumped in the theater and loved Lenny Kravitz.  They were my favorite parts.
My husband is probably going to die that this is now for more then my little blog community to see.  But it had to be done.  Photoshop text box.  Love this photo.  And I added the age because it’s what I do :)
I can’t wait to see what you created this week!  All the Hunger Games photos….make me jealous people, link up here!  I know Jessica will have her post for the week soon!
Be Calm and Project Life on!
KJ out.
Your turn to link up!

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

sharon71 March 27, 2012 at 3:43 am

Great week Kelli, thanks for sharing.


Helen March 27, 2012 at 4:02 am

love all the little details you include!


Claire March 27, 2012 at 4:12 am

What a lovely week!


Sarah March 27, 2012 at 4:48 am

Lovely pages Kelli!


Vera March 27, 2012 at 6:07 am

Beautiful pages, thanks for sharing. Maybe next Tuesday I’ll have a PL post to link up with :) While reading, I just got an idea for a PL post, so thank you for the inspiration!


Kelli March 27, 2012 at 7:58 am

well now you have me curious :) Can’t wait to see what you create!


Jody March 27, 2012 at 10:02 am

When everyone jumped may have been the best part of the movie! And it’s not like those of us who’d read the book didn’t know what was coming. LOL
I took my little stepbrother (9th grader) to the midnight showing and we ended up hooking up with a lady from church and 8 other high schoolers. I didn’t want to embarrass him with a picture in the theater (which I had planned had we sat by ourselves). So I took a picture of us in my car when we got home at 3:30 a.m. I like how it shows our tired faces.


Kelli March 27, 2012 at 10:07 am

that’s awesome Jody, great idea!


Juli March 27, 2012 at 10:55 am

Hi kelli…great pages! I too have an Android and I’ve been looking for an instagram type app. I am wondering how you print your pictures you take with your phone. can you tell me more about this?
Thank you


Kelli March 27, 2012 at 7:44 pm


I typically email them to myself then open them in iPhoto. I then if want to print small square photos, I crop them all in square, then print them on a contact sheet. You can see Elisa Blaha’s post here on’s way cool and way awesome! Hope that helps. (Elisa’s Video)


Sian March 27, 2012 at 11:01 am

Beautiful, Kelli! I love your tips and thoughts too – especially the last one


Cami March 27, 2012 at 3:27 pm

I love your pages, Kelli, and all the little details. I am like everyone else crafty… I love washi tape. I figured out how to make digital washi tape and LOVE it.


Kelli March 27, 2012 at 7:45 pm

oooh yay digi washi, so fabulous! :)


jenifer March 28, 2012 at 7:06 am

I have a question:
Does this project need to be started at the beginning of the year? Is that how the book is set up?


Kelli March 28, 2012 at 8:41 am

no you can start anytime Jenifer! Go for it, you don’t need a kit really, just grab some page protectors, take pictures, and journal, you can start today! YAY!


Sonya March 28, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Thanks for sharing Jessica! And yes, I do have the Hunger Games in my album:)


Cindy March 31, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Thank you for sharing all your wonderful ideas and inspirations. I was wondering how you print the local weather photo in most of your layouts. It looks like the weather app on my phone and I love the simplistic look. Thanks again!


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