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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Don't let what you can't do stop you from doing what you can do

  • I read that somewhere, sometime ago. It's true, you know. I'm guilty - many times over. This has to change. I need to concentrate on what I can do, rather than wasting my resources and concentration on what I can't.
projectlife
  • Photo printer/photos : I use my Selphy for almost all my photos, except for enlarged ones where I send them to the photo shop nearby. I also use Picasa as my platform before printing my pictures - that way, I can just select and 'hold' photos together and they will automatically fit two photos onto a piece of 4x6. The photos won't be exactly 2x3 but I don't mind that because I love the white border around smaller photos. I also don't edit my smaller photos. Saving whatever time I can here.
  • Printing on journaling cards. If I could kiss Liz Tamanaha, I would do so everyday. Click here for the free template she prepared. It makes printing on those 3x4 cards a breeze.

  • Love that stapled wooden butterfly from Studio Calico.



  • Weekly spread : I have no rules set in stone for this. If I can fill a double page, great. If not, no harm done. Just look at my week one - three pages + one huge photo insert, and that's okay. This one here is week two and a little bit of week three. I might be adding a divider for different months later on, but nothing for now.
  • Planner : I don't have any plan for this project. I'm more like 'fly by the seat of my pants' kinda girl. For me, Project Life is my playtime. I say do what works for you.
stromboli
  • And I made this today. Based on the speed that my children and I inhaled it, I can't leave without sharing the link to the recipe. Stromboli - just a fancy shape and name for a pizza according to Lauren, but I beg to differ. Stromboli, to me - is every kind of awesome and I like it much better than pizza.

47 comments :

Zarah said...

As always, my sweet, I just adoooooore your work!! Hugs!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ok, didn't we talk about this before - you make delicious food... and I AM supposed to be there... really, breakfast, lunch, dinner, whatever... I'm there for you just to make sure everything tastes ok ... *wink* :)

I loveeeeeeeee the latest pages...that "No Licking" totally cracks ME UP! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Katrina said...

love every.single.little.thing here. the "no licking" - brilliant!

Danielle Higginbottom-Brown said...

Fabulous PL!!!! love your style!

Cris Cunningham said...

Sasha I LOVE,LOVE your PL work...I think I may be a convert after seeing what you have done...That "No Licking" entry cracks me up...(The victim....LOLOL )and you made that stromboli all by yourself? I'm so impressed with anyone who can cook like that! It looks amazing (and now I' hungry)...adding you to my google reader so I can keep up with your sweet self. xoxoxo

ClaireTet said...

Love your PL! Could not help laughing at your licking story. My Mum used to lick us if we were being feral with each other. It was so gross that it distracted us from whatever we were fighting about. Time to turn the tables, Mama Sasha? That Stromboli looks amazing btw.

Sabr said...

fabulous fabulous PL spread here! Loving how u keep it in 3x4 size -lots of goodness to look at!! And the Stromboli looks divine!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

I think when I do Project Life I will have to be the exact same way! Just play as I go with no real plan :)I like that philosophy!

I'm hoping to start it when my husband starts his next out of town project and is only home on weekends. I think it will really help him connect with what we do during the week while he is gone.

Kimberly said...

OMGosh girly...your PL is my favorite I've seen yet! LOVE it! xx
Miss you...Love ya!
xx
K

Sara said...

AHH! You make me want to do PL again! This is so fun!! The stromboli looks delish!

Margrethe said...

Love your take on PL, and I agree: Whatever works for you!

Also, thank you for the nice comment you left on my blog today. it really means a lot to me that you took the time to write the comment and that you care about me!

Hope you've having a good day tomorrow! :)

Vanessa said...

I was totally talking to my boyfriend last night about how I need to stop letting things I don't know how to do or aren't great at stop me from doing what's important! I made a goal to Lear how to print pictures more effectively in a way that works for me. Thanks for this post! Definitely the push/jump I needed!

Diane Payne said...

Your PL is looking fabulous...and so does the stromboli! Must try!

Jacelyn said...

Sasha, I so much love your use of color. It is so gorgeous and always so much fun, and it just looks like optimism on paper. I think that quote is fantastic, I could apply that to pretty much every area of my life and benefit from it. And now I'm hungry.

patrick meyer said...

Love the new look to your blog and your PL is awesome!

Rebecca said...

OMG! That looks YUMMY!! I must try that sometime soon! And as usual, I LOVE your Project Life!! What am I saying, I love everything you do!! ;) Love you Sasha!!

Patricia said...

I shouldn't look at that while I'm hungry. Yum! I love looking at your PL and seeing the girls growing up...and love all of the details of life. I'm with you on one page, two pages, three pages...whatever works to document our lives! Here's to helping each other to just do it!

Allison Waken said...

Love! Add me to the list of no licking fans ;)

Michelle Lanning said...

umm, you just made me hungry! Yummy! And of course I am loving your Project Life pages - beautiful!

Diana Waite said...

first off LOVE the PL totally inspiring to me! Last year I just journaled and plugged stuff in, I finished it this morning--felt NO crafty love. Whereas this year's version is TOTALLY different, I'm having and using whatever is not tied down on the desk! :) Thanks for the link to the recipe TOTALLY making this for dinner, was going to make plain old pizza--boring! This looks WAY better! :)

Kelly in Canada said...

love your pl spread...this gives me hope.

taraleclaire said...

Sasha, your new blog look is so great. Really clean and fresh, so calming to look at! Looks like PL is coming along fabulous for you. It looks beautiful - and I'm glad I didn't look at that Stromboli before I went to the gym!

Kimber-Leigh said...

i love all the typography in your PL. i need to remember to pull out my alphas! and that stromboli looks yummy!

Kelly said...

Love your PL pages. Your album is going to be amazing!!
And that stromboli - Yummo!!

Anna Sigga said...

Love your projects and ohh my that pic makes me sooo hungry!

Barb said...

Love! especially the little "more pictures" envelope.

em said...

this is all kinds of awesome. :)

Blossom inch said...

Sasha...love love love love your PL and what a very tempting photo...you really cook so well!

WillieburgScrapper said...

Oh MAN! I'm getting PL envy! I really do love all the little pockets in yours but every time I set out to make them on a 12 by 12 page using the sewing machine I just go AWW HECK! This is TOO HARD! And go back to using the pages I bought a bizillion years ago. I LOVE your photos, LOVE the color and the fonts you are using. Wish Lola wasn't a lonely singleton so I could tell her to stop licking her sister too. ;)

Keshet said...

That looks delish! And your comment on my blog totally cracked me up--I must say, you look svelte and gorgeous right now! And I'm VERY huge and very itchy at the moment!

heathyr said...

i am so much in love with your PL; its one of the best I've seen. also, love your NEW blog design and that stromboli looks to die for.

in a nutshell, i just love everything :)

Margrethe said...

Thanks you so much for the nice comment on my new layout. I've added the journaling in the blog post... :)

Donna said...

your pl is spectacular!! And now I want some strombolli..........

irene said...

Love your Pl. It is stunning, I'm a big fan. Bye Irene from the Netherlands.

irene said...

Love your Pl. It is stunning, I'm a big fan. Bye Irene from the Netherlands.

Denise said...

Perfect quote. Loving the PL, got some pages myself and am inspired to start!
enough with the baked goods. I don't eat wheat anymore and don't miss it untill I show up here :)

kim said...

LOve your PL, its giving me the inspiration to someday start one! Mmmm that stromboli looks good!

Sherri said...

Your PL shares are stunning, you're really rockin' it.

Cheryl Leong said...

oh sasha~~ you make me wanna go to SG now just to flip you PL~~~

Be(e) said...

Love your PL spread, Sasha! Thanks for all the helpfull tips! You've been a tremendous help and inspiration ;)

JenniferSanborn said...

Great PL pages! No licking?? LOL

That stromboli looks yummy!!! :)

sharon Ong said...

Oh wow!!!! Do you know I love reading every little bit of journaling you do? You just have a way with words! *no licking* - hahaha! And your profile pic is looking supermodel stunning btw!;)

Diana said...

Your Project Life is absolutely fabulous. Just like you. Seriously, your flying by the seat of your pants is equivalent to my sitting in first class.

vtpuggirl said...

That is such a neat album! Missed you too.

Angie Blom said...

love that you are doing Project Life Sasha.. looks amazing.. and wow can I come over to eat that .. I just gained 5 pounds drooling over it!! I need to make that this weekend. !! have a great week. hugsxx

Nessa PrettyDays said...

your blog is wonderful, love it so much, love your art

Wati Khames said...

You're truly an inspiration lah, Sha. Deedah and I are jumping onto this bandwagon of PL soon with your motto 'Do what works for us' in mind :)