week in the life 2014 pages are complete!

ali edwards  is such a smart chick. she comes up with amazing projects to help us document the little pieces of life that might otherwise be overlooked.

even though she had her week in the life scheduled for the end of october, my work and home schedule wouldn’t have allowed me to spend the time during that week so I did mine at the end of september instead. and it’s so weird that the weeks i end up picking, always have just off-the-wall events that are totally NOT our normal routines. but i like that.

for this project, i used the grateful and dwell kits by the amazing deena rutter.

Every Little Bit: Grateful Bundle   Every Little Bit: Dwell Bundle


and september’s storyteller kit by just jaimee:

the cover page for my 12×12 will just fit into my 2014 album. no special binder for this project, i’m just treating it like an extra long and full week.


when i design intro pages, i like to use as much of the colors from the kits i’m using as possible to give a full picture of the colors and items that will follow in the project. this way, it feels more like a separate project, but really isn’t. :) does any of that even make sense? :)

aaaaanyhoo…here we go!

monday was a good intro to the week. the family was prepared to have the camera on them a bit more and i wanted to include the normal glimpses into our everyday like matt’s coffee and my office view.

i sneaked in a 6×8 page for extra spillover.




these kits weren’t meant to get together at all. but as my mama always said about fashion, it doesn’t have to match, it just has to go. and these colors and vibes just go together.




the technology at our fingertips is amazing. i love being able to screenshot things from my phone, like i did here with my calendar. also, we went to dinner so i saved the receipt and stapled it to a coordinating card. mostly to remind ourselves that eating dinner out is never worth it. ;)

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this style of scrapbooking, (you know, the everyday stuff,) is so fun because when we look back on this week i will remember how many times i listened to all about that bass.

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one of my favorite parts of these pages is the little day of the week flags that i used to start off each day. it just set the tone for each page.

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and a special bonus card that i threw in at the end is from the talented leslie ann harvey.


and there you have it. week in the life twenty fourteen is done!

hope you enjoyed! :)



gratitude documented // relationships

signing up for shanna noel‘s gratitude documented class at studio calico was SUCH a good idea!!!

she is taking us through several way to document all the things we can be grateful for in our lives and it’s really allowed me to dig deep to get those things down. i’m taking a different approach to my album than shanna’s 4×6 ring album and this allows me to have space for journaling and showing off some of my favorite photos.

i will be using a 6×8 mini album by becky higgins and the other supplies will be linked below.

here is how the album is coming along so far:

the cut file with a grateful heart is part of the class downloads. it’s originally a 3×4 but i made it larger for use on this full 6×8 page.
also included are tags from target, letters from lilybee and stephanie adams designs. the alpha paper is actually from a christmas set i just picked up for my december daily.



the reverse side is a bunch of layers and some other goodies from the kit i made for this project.




i wanted to be sure to remember that i am grateful everyday, even during times of struggle and exhaustion.





at this point, i go into detail about each one of my important relationships. 







the rest of her class is going to be so good! with more topics coming our way, i have some serious reflection to do. :)

oh, you can still sign up for the class until the end of november!

xo -andrea


grace alone printable: http://shannanoel.blogspot.com/2014/09/journaling-bible-becky-novacek.html
count your blessings kit: http://pixelsandcompany.com/shop/Count-Your-Blessings-The-Full-Collection-MKC.html
gratitude documented class materials: http://www.studiocalico.com/shop/classrooms/gratitude-documented


december daily 2013 flip-thru

hi and hello!

last year when i worked on my december daily album, i posted the details here on my blog, but¬†i wasn’t doing videos back then.

and since we’re all gearing up to start our 2014 december daily albums, i thought a little flip-thru of last year’s was appropriate.

making my own dd kit was so much fun and i have done the same thing this year! items i used to create my kit will be linked below the video.

hope you enjoy and find some christmas inspiration!

xo -andrea



2013 calendar: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/107101297362305970/

daily journal cards (4×6):¬†http://www.pinterest.com/pin/107101297362195051/

dashing through cards (3×4):¬†http://ohsnapboutique.com/boutique/home.php?cat=64

heidi swapp believe paper pack: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/175851560423321821/

photo/word collage tutorial: http://youtu.be/j7nEsThWvm8?list=UUOS-YXZ5YVtI-ezqnt8edzw


ANNOUNCEMENT! handwriting class available in november

this girl is in serious need of a shake up! an upgrade of sorts. i need to stretch my limbs. and this involved making some decisions that i never really considered before. but first…let me take you back a bit… <—– (you thought i was gonna say ‘lemme take a selfie’ huh? well – i almost did!)

seriously though – in january of 2014, i posted my very first youtube video tutorial and the response was super positive. and since then, i’ve filmed and posted several of my process and organizational videos which have reached thousands of people! that’s just crazy to me! but it tells me that what i have to give, people like.¬†so¬†i think that¬†letting it out is the best thing to do.

beginning on november 15th, my very first self-paced workshop¬†will be available to you! we are starting with a topic that is very special to me – HAND LETTERING. this 3-part course is designed to help you improve your handwriting so you’re excited about journaling and proud of your own chicken scratch. :)


after november 15th, once you purchase the course, (for only $2.99 and available through paypal) you will gain access to the private workshop which includes all 3 videos. it is self-paced so you can start anytime and since practice is the only way to get better at something, please use the videos as much as you like!

the response to my announcement on instagram was so positive, i feel very confident that this is an area that people are excited to improve within themselves and my hope is to bring prettier handwriting to the world!

the class will be available for pre-order prior to november 15th so be prepared for some major promotion, save the dates and reminders on facebook and instagram. aaaaaand there might even be a giveaway involved!!

you all have been so supportive and complimentary about my designs and style and that has been positively overwhelming. thank you!

lots of details to come, don’t miss out!

xo andrea


project life update 2014 // weeks 28-33

let’s not count the weeks since i’ve shared my pages with you on this almost forgotten space. let’s just enjoy the 6 weeks i’m sharing with you today!, shall we? according to my project life album, the kids are back in school!

as i’ve mentioned before, i will share the supplies i use below. some are affiliate links to amazon.com and if you buy using my link, i get a little kick back. so, if you choose to, thank you.

now, on to the goods!


we are in the thick of summer. my nails are bright, the sun is hot and there’s still a lot of trampoline time.
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WEEK 28 (weekend)
celebrating my nephew’s 6th birthday at a local pool!IMG_1573 IMG_1574 IMG_1575


family night at the movies, sunsets and everyday happenings.

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my last week at work before vacation. planning for busy summer schedules. weekend chill time at home with marshall is always on the menu.

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matt’s 20 year high school reunion was one of the funnest nights out in a long time. lots of friends and lots of alcohol.


WEEK 31 -32
lazy sunday after the reunion. movies at church for the middle schoolers and birthday preparations for gibson.


gibson’s birthday happened. he turned thirteen and it was epic.


WEEK 32 (continued)
letters to the boys, tucked into mini envelopes. 8th grade schedule pickup and fun new shoes.
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getting ready for school to start. i go back to work. friends come back from vacation. we lost a comedic legend.




first day of school!



first day of school ice cream. cupcake wars at church. gibson gets his bike serviced.


school supplies. matt’s team faces my team for pre-season thursday night football.



the summer ended and only the calendar says it’s fall.
i’ve been trying new styles and techniques and still love everything this process brings.

my hope is that you’ve been inspired to create and document your own memories.

as always, happy scrapping!
andrea =)


August Rush Digital Kit


fall into you // a kit by stephanie adams designs

good day to you and happy autumn! how’s the weather where you are?

here it’s still warm. northern california is confused and doesn’t realize fall started yesterday. we’re still in the high 80′s but at least it’s not the high 90′s anymore….sheeeesh. i am soooo over summer at this point!

so to get us all into the fall mood, stephanie adams designs released the september kit called fall into you. the colors and cards are so perfect for this time of year.


the p.kit is a physical kit that is filled to the brim with cards, alphas, embellishments and character! you can get it here.


the d.kit is a digital plethora of yummy goodness. cards, digital stamps and alphas. download yours here!



using a select few pieces from the d.kit, i made a little process video of¬†a 6×8 layout i did to document a long and lovely friendship.


hope you liked everything you saw today! get a jumpstart on fall photos with these lovely autumn kits!

and may the fall weather be upon you and may your scrapbooks be full of memories!

xo: andrea