Monday, January 19, 2015

Childhood Memories Celebrated with Project Life by Stampin' Up!

This year, for our family Christmas Gifts, I wanted to give the kids a gift that will last a long time, have genuine benefit, that will occupy their time and leave behind some great memories.  This year (and quite possibly every year from now on) they received a 6"x8" Espresso Project Life Album and a Variety Pack of Project Life Photo Pocket Pages.  While we are home, recovering from colds, on this MLK Jr day I had the plethora of pictures out and their books to get them documenting, remembering and celebrating their life.  
Celebrate and Leave a Legacy of Love with:
Espresso 6"x8" Project Life Album (135293)
Variety Pack 6"x8" Project Life Photo Pocket Pages (135297)
Happiness Is Project Life Card Collection (135307)
Happiness Is Proejct Life Accessory Pack (135309)

CLICK HERE to see the New Project Life Products in my Memory Celebrating Monday Posts and CLICK HERE to see them in our New Catalog!!  Pick a Date - Let's Schedule YOU a Private Class for our Project Life Memory Documenting System and Bring them home for FREE as a Hostess!!
Let ME give YOU the Gift of Pictures... I don't receive anything for this referral but I found the Coolest App that I have to share with you!  CLICK HERE to see more on the Groovebook App and how to print 100 photos for FREE (yes, Free) from your smart phone!! Printing your photos is more than 1/2 of the struggle in documenting our lives, isn't it?

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BOOK Your OWN Private Class that will Highlight the card styles or techniques you are interested in!  With my designing cards for YOU,Book a FUN Gathering of family and friends to create!  From fun Holiday Cards to Celebrations... YOU will earn ALL of the Hostess Benefits on ALL of the Purchases - perfect for stocking up to make cards all year long!! 
My girls.. they couldn't wait to jump in and start the process.  I did make them a template - I cut a card stock guide that is 4"x6" and one that is 3"x4" so that they could frame their pictures and cut or fold them in the right places.
OK so maybe it isn't how Iiiiiii would do it - the word in at the wrong angle, the images picked.. but I have so many pictures (thanks to my Iphone and Groovebook App) that there is no way I could ever documented them all.  

Letting the kids have at it, using it in a way that fits their vision will be a fun way to see them grow and mature.  Here my 6 year old doesn't care if the Happiness Is Project Life card is at the wrong angle, she is seeing herself and her loved ones and what makes her happy.
My boy... he was resistant.  I have to admit it.  With a not-so-gentle encouragement (sigh.. motherhood) he did find that it is fun to highlight his memories.  Once in the swing of things he was bragging on his success and how he was 'ahead' of his sisters  (such a boy - lol).

With my children's sense of entitlement I pray this process will remind them and help them to understand that they live a blessed life.  I love the idea of seeing their hand-writing and thoughts as they change and grow.
My perfectionist of a daughter was stumped at cropping the photos.  She also struggles with her written word.  This will be a great way to give her practice while she celebrates her life and growth.  She can look back and see her success in writing, reading and have hope.  

With general guidelines, specific space for writing - they will be limited in how much to write and this may give them freedom from writing too much.  The Project Life by Stampin' Up! cards look so good that it frames up and highlights their memories.
We live blessed lives.  I love how easy and fun it is to celebrate these memories.  Soon they will be too busy for Mom, but they will have a great system that allows them to remember when they did and where they are on various stages of life.
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Stampin' Up! even has a FREE Collection of Project Life cards in their Sale~A~Bration Promotion!  This is a great way to give my children a low-cost activity that will bring priceless memories.  They see the world through their eyes, at the age they are and the memories they experienced.  I love that this will be a legacy of love that they can share with their friends, family and even their future children.  This Christmas Gift will be one that keeps on giving.  Like sand slipping through my fingers, time with my kids goes so fast and is hard to hold.  I pray that this can carry them through low and hard times, reminding them that they are loved and cherished!  

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