Confession #1: I have not created a single traditional kit this year.

WOW!  I have made this entire year of 2013 dedicated to Project Life. Why? Because I believe in it. I know that sounds silly, but I do! Maybe it was the arrival of my fourth child, maybe it was my ever increasingly busy life as a mother, maybe it was a move to a new home, I don't know, but whatever it was, it worked for me. And here is why it works. To me, scrapbooking is, and always has been, about keeping memories. Creating something for my children to look back at, to laugh, cry, and remember. I felt like so much of that was being overrun with creating the 'perfect' page, and that sometimes the photos would get lost amidst all of the embellishing. So...was I keeping a memory book, or creating a work of art? Don't get me wrong, I LOVE a beautiful page where all of the shadows are fine tuned, every element perfectly placed, and the combination of papers is to die for, but I didn't have time for that. I wanted my memories preserved, but I just couldn't keep up. Enter Project Life. An easy to assemble format, focused on pictures and journaling. Yes please! Once I started I KNEW this was what I had been looking for.

Confession #2: I have failed miserably.

Once we moved into our new home in August my Project Life album went down the drain. I have some major catching up to do, but I will be done by the end of the year. :) And I will share all of my pages, I promise! :)

So there you have it. I hope you have enjoyed my PL creations this year, and I hope that I've even helped some of you be able to keep up to date preserving the precious memories...or "golden moments" if you will...in your lives. Memory keeping truly is my passion, and I hope that shows through in my designs and pages. It's not about creating a piece of art, it's about creating a keepsake.



I can hardly believe that Christmas is upon us! As I was searching through photos I happened upon all of our Elf on the Shelf photos from last year. I thought I'd post them here just in case I had any clever ideas that I could share with you...although I'm pretty sure I got most of mine from Pinterest!!

I compiled some PL style collages, mainly so you don't have to sift through a bajillion pictures! If you'd like closer up views of any of them, please let me know!

And here's a copy of the goodbye letter he left for our kids:



The day has arrived my memory keeping friends! I finally have new PL products in the shop! 4 collections, to be exact. It feels so great to be designing again, I feel like it's been forever. To celebrate my return :) I'm having a sale! You could call it the "I'm Back/Belated iNSD" sale...for one week (today through November 24th) everything in the shop will be 50% off. Yep, that's right, 50% off of EVERYTHING!!! Including these 4 new releases:





So what are you waiting for? Go shopping! Enjoy the sale, and scrap away! :)