OBSERVATIONS: Week Forty-Four was all about the Bee Costume and Halloween, baby. Sigh. One of my favorite holidays has come and gone. Farewell, sweet All Hallows Eve. We barely knew bee.
I make no secret of my love for Halloween. I make no secret of my love of the Bee Costume. This year, my adorable little 1st grade neighbor, Phoebe, said to me: "Why are you always a bee? That's so boring." Ha! Boring? Does the idea of never having to worry what will I bee for Halloween sound boring? Does the fact that no matter how much weight I gain or lose, the costume will always fit me sound boring?
Exactly. I digress. Here are the spreads for the week.
I created a custom "Is it dark yet" card, using a some word art and some papers. It's very addicting to create your own pocket cards. (I have a short video showing the basics of making your own cards. Find it here.)
Everything is very orange and black and brown and grey this week. Appropriate, don't you think?
My favorite shot this week? Hands down, life imitating art:
Here's the weekly recap (and yep, I put the wrong week in here! Will be changing that for my album… or maybe not, you know, to freak people out permanently.)
And that is all I wrote for Week Forty-Four.
I love seeing all the Halloween colors and fun for this week. So funny to read about your costume, I don’t think it’s boring at all!!! Your kids will love sharing this story with their kids one day.
I read thru all the link ups on your Thankful post last week, WOW they were all amazing and so neat to read. I think we are all feeling the gratitude at this time due to Sandy. Thanks again for letting us share and inspiring us to do this!!
Great inspiration (the pages & the tutorial) Cathy , thanks. Off to play with photoshop to make some more cards for myself 🙂
Lynne Gillis says
Hi Cathy! Love, Love, Love your PL updates! Hey – have a question for you. I’m always so impressed with how you get your kerning perfectly measured so that your text sits evenly spaced on the lined journaling cards. Any pointers for how to do that? I’m OCD enough to get totally frustrated when it doesn’t look neatly spaced – and yet I seem to always have issues with it. Any advice is much appreciated! (P.S.: Love the Bee costume… I have a Pumpkin outfit that is my Bee-equivalent. In my house, I dress up in that (with a pumpkin head thingy – and I have pumpkin costumes for my two dogs… then I have green leashes for them that I wrap in fake vines… and off we go around the neighborhood as a pumpkin patch!)
A costume that I can wear every year no matter what I weigh? Now that is my kind of costume! Where can I get one of those?
alexandra sirugue-macleod says
You inspire me and you make me laugh E.V.E.R.Y time! Yeah!
Why Lynne, I have a video just for you thatll walk you through it. Its really not that hard and its perfect for neat freaks.
MY MOM! She made mine 25 years ago. She should go into business…
De rien! (Isnt that French?)
Lynne Gillis says
I love you. 🙂 (Thanks!!!)
Thanks for sharing the how to video. I recently bought PS Elements and I haven’t used it yet! Since I’m going to do Project Life scrapbooking for my grandson I want to make my journaling on the computer. This helps alot!!
P.S. I think being a Bee every year is awesome!
I just happened to notice, and I’m still on my first cup of coffee this morning (a couple of days with sick kids), you’re title for the blog is week 44, but the title on your journalling card is 43. I was too lazy to look back at old posts to find a logical answer. Just wondering if I was missing something.
I love your layouts. You inspire me to make my own cards. Thanks for the help with that!
Oh yeah! Doh! I totally need to print one out again with the right week. Good editors eye! : )
Michele H. says
I have loved following your PL this year Cathy. Definitely a fave:)I’m really thinking of taking the plunge in 2013 but the 12×12 size intimidates me a little as I create mostly 8.5×11 pages.
Will you be doing this next year and if yes..will you be following this same format with the week in review?
I also really enjoy making my own cards and it’s not as hard as it might seem. I make them in Publisher though to the size I need, then group of the design pieces, and save them as a building block in Page Parts so that they are always at my fingertips. Then, I can just select which ones I want to use and print them out. Pretty easy, except that I like designing new ones more than I like using the ones I already have…
Great layout as always! wonderful colors, and it all works together so well. I love your style 🙂
btw I saw that Dan’s Vote No volunteering paid off in your state. I spotted Dan’s No shirt in one of your earlier photos (or on instagram?) and was cheered by it. We passed our Yes vote (same issue, opposite wording) here in Washington state. Or at least we think it has passed. Sadly it was a bit too close to be certain of right away.
Thanks for sharing with us all – your fun family and your humor always makes me smile!
i love your take on project life, so much that i’ve bought a kit. but… i cannot manage to scrapbook weekly. so i was wandering if you could consider merging your “the monthly” album set with the project life pockets sizes.
have a great weekend!
How do you type/ print on the PL journaling cards? I saw this weeks Creative Team Inspiration, where it looks like you typed on one of the 4×6 PL cards- Clementine Kit? I am so photoshop impaired I can’t figure it out 🙁 I hate my writing and it makes me not journal anything! Please help!
Just found your video on this! I leaned forward and accidently clicked something on my iPad and poof! There were the videos! I may have to watch them all!
Oh good! yep. I show how to do it in a video!
frog onesies says
Your costumes are certainly looking good. Amazing work here! I wish I’m as good as you with your costume-making abilities, that’s really something to be jealous about especially for someone that adores the whole Halloween idea.
Abby P. says
Had to buzz (get it?) in here with a comment! Yes, the photo pocket page is 12×12…but really, your photos are 6×4 and cards 2.875 x 3.9375. I, too, am totally intimidated by 12×12 layouts (I won’t even do one). PL is one card/photo at a time – much easier!