Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Hello Project Life week 7!!! Wow, the days are just flying by now and will continue to fly. The kids are already counting down till the last day of school which isn't until June 6, can't believe it. Ok, let's get onto my PL page for this week. As you can see it's just a one pager, there wasn't enough pictures or stories for a double spread. I also wasn't feeling very creative and didn't have much time to work on this so short and sweet was the plan. Last weeks pages were so much fun and I still love looking at them and all the hearts/red going on so I did bring a little of that into this weeks too. The XOXO card is for Valentines Day, I wrote about our day on the back. Nothing special about this day, my car was in the shop, we went somewhere new for dinner and it was horrible so nothing good about this day. Also notice the first card with the hearts along the side, this is something I started last week and forgot to mention. For this month and hopefully for the year I want to include a LOVE card for my family each week, just a little note about something I noticed or love about them. It's my way of sharing my love for them and just a reminder for me to look for these things and jot them down. This idea came from a blog I read last year and really loved it. So that is it for this week's, you click on the image to see it better. Since this was a one pager kinda week it will be another one for this week so it will be easier and balanced out. I also want to give a shout out to all my PL readers, all of you are doing PL with your own stash and most of you not even using a core kit. WOW WOW WOW!! My hat goes off to you and how each week is uniquely made and takes time and effort. Now that I'm doing it this way too, it's amazing how you have kept doing this for a year and continue to for another year. Seriously, pat yourselves on the back and be proud. I just hope to keep up with you and for it to become easier each week. I had it so easy with the core kits, just slide in the pictures and do some writing and call it done. Now I plan and sketch and shift around photos and lots of cropping, etc. whew it is tiring but makes me more appreciative of the stories and my own personal touch to them. Thanks ladies, you are AMAZING AND WONDERFUL!!! Let's keeping cheering each other on. I will be posting a sweet little mini cloth journal I made inspired by my dear friend Shahrul, she's the one who inspired me to do those trees in December. Her blog is filled with reds/pinks/hearts right now too and I just had to play along. So come back in a couple days to see what I made. Blogger is giving me a hard time with pictures and the text, crossing my fingers this post works. Have a great day everyone!


  1. Hi Dawn, Sorry that Valentine's Day was not quite like you've planned. But rest assured, you are loved, my friend :). Yeah, it's good not to push ourselves too much, sometimes we need time to think & refresh (I do this by having a walk in the park). I salute all who are doing PL now, I can't even think about coping with all the photos, stories and just keeping up, Ha!. Yes, yes, do share the cloth album soon ... it's addictive I must warn ya!. And all the love & luck with Blogger. HUGS.

  2. You amaze me! Every post on your blog is full of love and caring, creativity and sharing. Wow... I'm a poet and I didn't know it *lol*
    I'm nominating you for a Liebster award.
    Details will be found on my blog here:
    Just remember to link back to http://pocketsandpages.blogspot.co.uk/
    and not the main Patchwork Apples site :)

  3. I love to see these glimpses into your life and how you document your life.

  4. Dawn your project life is looking so awesome! I love your idea of the 6 x 12 insert to start each month! And also, the love card for your family each week is such a great idea. I love seeing your weeks come together in your new format!

  5. Dawn! I am LOVING this weeks page so much! And Like Lynette, it is so great to see parts of your wonderful life. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. And a great big THANKS for stopping by my blog. I have been having so much fun taking Mixed Emotions with you!

  6. Dear Dawn your page is looking awesome. I think I have mentioned this earlier, your 2013 PL pages have got more stories. Personally I love it because after 10 years you get to read them and embrace those wonderful memories:) I couldn't afford the PL kits but now I am so grateful for making my own cards, our brain gets to think:)Sorry about your V-day.Happy to hear that now your car is working. Is mixed emotions an art journal class? Good to hear that you are loving it.
    Have a great day dear and of course hope the blogger will be more friendly to you. I know how it is,still at times I too face problems with it.

  7. Thank you so much ladies for all your support and sweet comments. It really helps me keep going with this new style and enjoy it. Your comments make my day!!