First week of Project Life done. I did a decent job of taking picture this week, but I didn't journal. I had to rely on memory for that part of the layout. Next week I'd like to be more diligent to jot down my thoughts daily.
Above are the page side-by-side, how they will look in the scrapbook. I have them repeated below, slightly larger, for a closer look. You can still click on them to enlarge them further and actually read the journaling.
My favorite part of the double page spread is the pomegranate section (right hand page). I haven't eaten them since I was a kid in Haiti. Was able to get Gracie and Mercy to try sucking on the seeds, they loved them. This one was incredibly sweet, perfect for a first taste.
I'm noticing that I'm really loving circles in my designs right now. (Maybe it has to do with the fact that I am toying choosing "circle" as my One Little Word this year, maybe.)
I spent some time looking through some of my older scrapbook pages this last week because a friend asked to see them. It was fun to see the progression of my style. It's stayed simple. I'm not a big embellisher, nor am I big of flourish or flowers. But my designs have gotten more interesting. I have gotten a bit braver in my designs. I like that. Sometimes it's been more successful than others. But because it's digital I can always go back and improve my layouts (not that I do, because there are plenty of pictures I haven't yet used).
I'd I'll leave you with God's Word, which will far outlast anything I say or do. I love the Psalms and Proverbs and will be reading through them a lot this year. Though I am not in the habit of quoting Scripture at my children, here's one that gives a bit of backbone to my earnest reminders to my kids to listen and obey!
"Listen, my son, to your father's instruction
and do not forsake your mother's teaching.
"They will be a garland to grace your head
and a chain to adorn your neck."