Friday, January 21, 2011

Another Week In Project Life.

I'm starting with a layout today. I did this one for a challenge to use paint in a unique way. I LOVED playing with the paint! Messy, but oh! so fun! I put mesh tape on my page, painted over it and pulled the mesh tape off before it had dried completely (mainly because I am super impatient!).

I thought it gave a very 'tweeny' effect to the layout of the twins.
I'll leave you with a few more photos from my Project Life. I am REALLY enjoying it!!

All actions are from Paint The Moon. You really should check them out!!!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I LOVE Jessica Sprague!!!

I am LOVIN my digi classes by Jessica Sprague!!! I got PSE8 for Christmas primarily for Paint The Moon actions (they wouldn't work on PSE5). I love photography and these actions are absolutely amazing. Well when I got PSE8, I realized that I never really learned how to use 5 much less 8. In comes Jessica. I took a few of her Photoshop Friday classes and LOVED them, so I tried a Brush Abilities class. Oh My Goodness!!! I've learned so much! She is one talented chicka!!!!
My first layout (but certainly not my last!)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

You Know You're Broke When....

It's that wonderful time of year when you are bombarded by every angle to support your school, pay for field trips, buy class pictures... the list is endless. So my poor little baby came to me knowing we couldn't afford his basketball pics. He smiled and said it's o.k. and my heart broke. It's not o.k. I told him to get dressed. I'll take your picture. Here is the final result. He is SUPER excited to get to had these out to all his little buddies at school. And honestly, I don't think anyone will be the wiser. What do you think???

everything was created in PSE8

Friday, January 14, 2011


Have you seen what is available at the Unity site??????
I've been impatiently waiting!
I want them ALL!
You have to check it out!!

So much is going on in the Stancil house. It is really bursting at the seams!
Almost done remodeling Timmy Poo's room, Project Life, ICE storm, Nick and his basketball practices and games (which he LOVES!).
Oh yeah, and I'm taking a few Jessica Sprague classes!!!!
Lovin it!!!!
Still somewhere in there I've found a little time to work on N&N's birthday pics....

I hope you can see that I used Modge Podge to make the letters actually LOOK like ICING!!!! Love this technique!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a GREAT weekend!!

alphabet stamps: a little happy
date stamp: capture life
sorry I can't link you to it. I don't think they sell it anymore :(

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Life Is Project Life

As you know, I'm doing Project Life this year. It has really opened my eyes to our life. The winding road that God has us on, the little things that we would ordinarily miss, the struggles, the victories. God is DAILY teaching us to be stronger in our walk of faith. I can't wait to see what this year has in store for us. I know God will BE right there through it all!!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Good -bye Week One...

I am kissing week one of 2011 good-bye. It's been interesting FOR SURE! Timothy isn't sleeping because we (o.k. I) am remodeling his room and I've hit a few snags. It's a MESS and apparently he can't sleep in a MESSY ROOM!!!! Never had that happen before!
I'm bruised (like seriously) where I fell down the steps while playing with Timothy! Is someone getting old when they can no longer walk on steps????
Got my hair cut.
Had a WONDERFUL family day! (I hope we do this every week!)
Watched Nick practice dribbling and shooting. He is getting SO MUCH BETTER!! And he should, he practices EVERY day!!! (he got a goal for Christmas)
Hugged Noah and told him how much I love him. (sometimes I think he feels left out)
I told you... an interesting week. :)
So my Project Life should arrive today!!!! I am sooooo ready!!! I know I won't be able to do a picture a day, but I have started out doing that. And hold on to your seat because I don't want you to fall over.... I actually have my photos printed out for the first page and days 1-4!!!!! Shocking. I know.
I thought I'd share some with you.

I'll share from time to time.
I am so excited to be documenting OUR LIFE, RIGHT NOW.
Next year won't be the same.
It changes. We change.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Have YOU SEEN????

It's a Moxie Fab world and Unity is a part of it!!! Check it out!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

It's In The Mail!

ACK! I can NOT believe I just ordered Becky's Project Life!! It was not a spur of the moment thing. I've been contemplating it for a while now. It's something that I think Wesley will appreciate more than a regular scrapbook. He says, "Sometimes I just want to see pictures and let my mind tell the story it remembers." I respect that, although my mind usually tells me what I want to remember, not what REALLY happened!! LOL!!
A picture a day is so NOT me. Family comes first and sometimes that means leaving the camera in it's resting spot and just enjoying life. So why tackle Project Life???? Because, for me, it WILL NOT be a picture a day. I will take each month as it comes and that will be o.k. I'm excited for this journey!