Michelle's Little Creations

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Project Life week 3- 2016

Moving right alone with my Project Life. Just finished week 3, so my 2016 albumin is current. For this week I used Amy Tangerine Cut and Paste. Using kits that have been in my stash.

These are some of  the extra products I used:

Thickers #3
Tiny Tim attactched
Becky Hoggins Project Life journal cards
Pink washi
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Project Life 2015- week 42

I'm moving right along with my 2015 Project Life. I will now stop to work on 2016 week 3 so this years stays current. Taking a break from Decenber Daily, I am alittle Christmased out! For this week I used Crate Paper Acorn Avenue. 

Some of the the extra items I used were:

Simple stories week card
Studio Calico filler card
Bella Blvd alpha
Hello forever puffy stickers

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Project Life 2015- week 41

I have another week in the books! This week I used Echo Park, Anything Goes collection. I saves a photo from Facebook about kitty pile ups, just seemed fitting for our house. It's pretty basic. For as far behind as I am, I want to get them caught up, but with a reasonable amount of embellishments. Some weeks may be more than others. But the main goals are, completion and using my own stash! Please feel free to leave comments, I'd love to hear what you think, also suggestions as to where  to share, I'd love more visitors.

Extra items used were:

Becky Higgins PL journal cards
Lily Bee alphabet stickers
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Monday, January 25, 2016


I thought I'd show you the page I made to put in my PL album this year. It will sit in the current album I am working in do I can add to it regularly. I made a card for each of the things that have specific challenges for myself.

My updates are as follows:

1. I have indead gone back to Weight Watchers- every Saturday

2. Started back at the gym- aiming for 4 days a week, so far I'm on target

3. The hunny and I have had 3 "dates"

4. Working on my 2015 PL and DD

5. The purging is the biggest. I've gotten rid of 81 things so far!

6. I've tried 4 new recipes, bit am cooking regularly.

7. Currently reading "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up"

8. Have not purchased any new Scrapbooking supplies. Ok, I did purchase a paper pad in the heat of anger, but returned it when I came to my senses! I've been digging through my things for forgotten items, and gotten rid of some I know I won't use!

9. No cross stitching as of yet, nor have any home projects been completed (progress is happening in a few areas though!)

10. Have my FLY shedule, did the kitchen week, did not do this weeks items:(

11. The money challenge is on track

12. Water, I've been drinking so much water thanks to friends, I've been floating!

Thanks about it so far. On the other side of the page I will put it some pics pertaining to each card.
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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Project Life: 2015- Week 40

I may jump around a bit, but it will all get done! This is week 40. I had one insert for apple picking. I used Felicity Jane's November kit for this. Yes I do realize it's an October layout!

This is the one insert. Front and back sides.

Other items added to the layout:

Amy Tan foam Thinkers
October Afternoon flair
Martha Stewart labels
Becky Higgins PL Seasons journal card
MME alpha (square ones)
Studio Calico alpha and title and journal card
Tim Holtz stapler
Seven Paper by SC puffy hearts

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Thursday, January 21, 2016



This is my "One Little Word" for this year. What really needs to change, is my activity level on this blog! Life gets in the way, and some things need to be pushed aside, and this was it. I started fostering cats/kittens last year, and got into it full speed ahead. I was consuming my every moment. I am still fostering, but I have "changed" my degree of fostering. I am taking me time, as well as family time.

So my changes are as follows:
(Bear with me, this is longgggg)

1. SPENDING: I want to cut coupons, stop eating out.

2. READING: I used to be an avid reader, and yet again when things have to be pushed aside...
I want to read 52 books this year.

3. COOKING: Not a lot of that happens at my house. My family really prefers to eat out, not that I am a horrible cook. I will try 52 new recipes this year.

4. HEALTH: I am going to watch what I eat, get back to Weight Watchers, and rejoin the gym.

5. ORGANIZATION: I need to get on this! Learn new techniques, tricks.

6. MARRIAGE: Needs to be more effort here. Talking, doing things together, the girls are older now, time to start doing more for us. I bow 52 "dates " with the hubby!

7. SCRAPPING: Oh my, talk about behind. I want to change how much time is spent completing projects. Goal, finish 2013 and 2015 December  Daily(s), finish 2014 and 2015 Project Life(s), and stay current with 2016. Also I would like to accomplish some 12x12 layouts.

8. JOURNALING: This needs to change. I am not a huge journaled, which is not good, it's why we scrapbook, to preserve our memories. I would like to take a class to improve this.

9.  PURGE: I am changing my outlook on what's important enough to keep. My goal is to throw/donate/give 1000 items from my home.

10. GARDENING: I had a beautiful garden the summer of 2014, I want to get back to growing a large amount of our summer foods. Incest in a couple lemon and avacado trees.

11. ME TIME: Do a bit more for myself. Go to more crops, lunches with friends, CKC!

12. FLYLADY: Oh yes, I need to change my current relationship with her! I was so on track when we were together;)

13. CHARITABLE GIFTING: I would like to get back to "giving back". Donating to St. Jude's, ASPCA again. I would also like to look into going to senior centers, maybe to read to them, make cards for, decorate their doors, make baskets for the holidays if they have no families around.

14. "BASH YOUR STASH" CHALLENGE: I'm in! You are to use only your own stash for the year, no purchases, aside from glues, inks, things that deplete that are needed to continue. I need to rethink the items in my craft room, will I use them? Definetly don't need anything new!

15. MENTAL: I need to relax. Be more positive. BREATHE!

16. EDUCATION: Learn 52 new things over the next year, can be anything. Again, a journaling class, maybe a sewing class?

17. ENTERTAINING: I love having people over, having parties, cookouts. I need to do more of this.

18. HOME: 52 projects. I have many that need conquering. Finish front porch, driveway, family room and art rooms in the basement (currently being built) just to name a few.

19. MONEY CHALLENGE: Complete the 52 week money challenge this year. $2 first week, $4 second, $8 third etc.

20. DECORATING: I'm a Scrudge! I don't decorate for anything, this must change. I want to hang a wreath or something for on the door for each holiday for starts. Get crafting Michelle!

21. WATER: Drink it. One can not live strictly on 4 cups of Dunkin Donuts French Vanilla coffee! (Although I'm sure Dunkin Donuts wouldn't mind if I did!)

22. CROSS STITCHING: I used to be a cross stitcher, I have fallen off that wagon too. My goal is to finish some of the many projects I have started.

23. MOUTH: Hardest one of all. "Hi, my name is Michelle, and I am a potty mouth". There, I said it, and I hate it.

24. CARDS: I used to sell Stampin Up, so, I made cards. I don't sell it anymore, and no one gets a card from me. Not a"hi, how ya doing", no, " hope you feel better", a "happy birthday", forget about it! You get the point, this too shall change.

And last, (your thinking thank goodness, if you haven't stopped reading already!).

25. RECIPE PROJECT: Of course this is a surprise for my girls. I will leave this one as is, in case they read it!

Keep following for updates on all my "changes".
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