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Our Weekend Project Life Pages

I made it a goal to get the pictures from our weekend right into a Project Life spread. I’m so glad I did.

Lindsay Teague Moreno Project Life

I realized how much I miss making time to scrapbook. It’s just good for my soul to sit down and get creative and think through the memories of the photos. It makes me grateful and I can be one of those people that misses the little moments because of a big to-do list on the brain.

Here’s are the pages I did for this weekend. I am always drawn to bright colors and my pages usually reflect that.

Left side:Project Life by Lindsay Teague Moreno

Right side:Project Life by Lindsay Teague Moreno

Here’s both together:Project Life by Lindsay Teague Moreno

This was made with only the Project Life and Ali Edwards elements. Super easy and quick.

Lindsay Teague Moreno

Our Weekend in Black & White 2017

Every year, I do this thing where I remember I know how to take photos and I bust out the SLR to document what normal looks like to us. The first time I ever did this project I took some of my favorite pictures to date. I will continue to do it as long as I can remember how to work that camera!

Here are a few of the results I got:

Take out your camera and start documenting. Photograph the normal stuff for your kids to see and for you to remember. Don’t worry about the mess. Don’t worry about what they look like. Don’t worry about imperfections. Worry about authenticity. Worry about making sure you’re in at least one of the photos. Worry about missing something worth remembering. Pick the best and put them somewhere you will remember. For me, that will be a project Life page. I’ll share that soon.

XOXO,
Lindsay Teague Moreno

Quick and Dirty Black and White.

I said I’d share my black and white conversion tips for you guys and I’m making good on that. I’m going to show you a very quick and dirty way to get your photos out of the color mode and into a simple black and white that looks decent.

Mind you, this isn’t going to be my favorite black and white but I know it will look better than simply hitting that greyscale button.

For this conversion you won’t need any actions and you wont need any special features. Just photoshop.

Here’s what we’re going to be doing.

Photoshop Black and White Conversion

And here’s how to do it:

Quick & Easy Black/White Photo Conversion from Lindsay Teague Moreno.

Seriously, it’s that easy. Levels are the key to fast and poppin’ conversions.

Can’t wait to see what you do. Tag me on IG when you post them!

Lindsay Teague Moreno

The Deets on Project Life In One Place

I get asked a lot about what Project Life is, how I do it digitally, what programs I use, how I bind the books, etc. So I’m going to answer all of those questions here because this process is really important to me and what I want my girls to value as they grow up and have families of their own.

I was passionate about this project since the day I started and being on the creative team gave me the ability to infect others with the same passion. I thought I’d post a little intro and a recap of what I’m doing with Project Life in case you’re new to the LTM Blog!

What is Project Life?

Here’s a 1-minute easy as pie explanation:

Why do I think you should do it?

Because your story is your legacy and it’s important. Someday, your kids and your family is going to want to know this stuff about you and themselves. I promise. Kids have a way of wondering how you did it when they start families of their own. This is the way to show them. One thing I would love more than anything is to ask my mom, “what did you do when we were this age?” or “how did you handle this situation?” or “how much did you drink every night?” If she had done scrapbooking for us, I would have known even though she’s not around anymore for me to ask her. Someday my kids are going to want to know what our everyday looked like as an adult. They will. This will show them.

How am I doing it?

I am doing my pages digitally. It saves me the counter space (which is limited with 3 little ones) and the hassle of cleaning up. I just put everything together on my computer and then I print the book out at the end of the year. Also, the majority of project life users do the project weekly (2 pages to recap your week, every week). I, however, am taking a different approach this year. I’m just putting our major events into the book. There’s too much stuff going on in my life to have the pressure of keeping up and we just don’t do all that much stuff yet because my girls are so little. I’ll probably start the weekly layout format next year. You can read more about what I’m doing and the pages I’ve completed by CLICKING HERE.

What are the options for you?

There are two options for you if you want to give Project Life a try:
Traditional Paper Version
Digital Version

I LOVE traditional paper scrapbooking but I don’t like having the stuff all around my house. Digital is the right option for me but there is a learning curve to doing it since I am using photoshop. Without some desire to learn clipping masks and photoshop, it may be best for you to just go paper kits and keep it in a little caddy that you can move around to keep out of the way. If I was able to have the space and time for traditional, I would absolutely have those cards in my house.

With the traditional version you only need 4 things (there are FAR more than 4 things you can purchase, of course but you only require 4):

1. Core Kit

Core Kits are loaded with enough beautifully-designed cards to fill an entire album.

Becky Higgins Project Life Core kit

 

 

 

 

 

2. Album

The Project Life snazzy Albums, designed to coordinate with our Core Kits, will safely house your Pocket Pages filled with your photos and journaling.

Becky Higgins Project Life Album

 

 

 

 

 

3. Pocket Pages

Pick up a pack of Photo Pocket Pages to slip in your treasured photos and the cards from your Core Kit.

Becky Higgins Project Life Plastic Pages

 

 

 

 

 

4. Journaling Pens

My favorite pens in the world are the Zig Millennium Pens. They come in a pack with 5 sizes. Amazeballs.

Zig Pens

With the digital version you need 4 things (there are FAR more than 4 things you can purchase, of course but you only require 4):

1. Computer

I use my Mac Pro and my laptop for Project Life. Either will work as long as you have enough space to run photoshop and save your work.

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2. Photoshop

I use Photoshop Creative Cloud for mine but I know a lot of people that use Photoshop Elements and it works great for them (plus it’s less expensive and a bit easier).

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3. Digital Kits

Someone I know has a real problem with buying digital items for her Project Life album. I won’t say who, but she can’t stop. They’re so pretty!

Project Life Digital Kit

4. Printer to bind your book or Album with 12×12 Page Protectors

You can choose to bind your book and have it printed with a photo printer like i did at MPIX or you can have the pages printed individually and you can simply stick them into some 12×12 page protectors and a binder. Your call. I like the digital books because I can make copies of the book for the girls to take when they leave home.

Here’s a recent page I finished to give you an example of what your pages can look like:

Lindsay Teague Moreno Project Life Becky Higgins

Lindsay Teague Moreno Project Life Becky Higgins

Lindsay Teague Moreno Project Life Becky Higgins

This was a super simple and fast layout. Used our pictures that Melissa Koehler took of our family and threw a couple of cards and brushes over them. Boom! Done.

I hope you’ll consider giving Project Life a try this year. There’s not commitment, there are no requirements. I know your people sure would love you for it one day.

Lindsay Teague Moreno

Remembring Every Moment

I was telling Michael last night how much more of our life I remember when I put it in a Project Life page. I remember the little details because I took the picture, I wrote it down, I used creativity to put it together and I look at it again. It is sealed into my memory. Little things that I would likely have forgotten.

Lindsay Teague Moreno | Digital Project Life

For example I would have remembered going to AZ last summer, but probably not that it was 118 degrees out one day when we took the girls to the little waterpark. I would have remembered going to see James Taylor, but probably not that we were the youngest people there by at least 20 years. You’ve gotta save the memories.

Lindsay Teague Moreno | Digital Project Life

Lindsay Teague Moreno | Digital Project Life

My kids are going to love this one day! I’d give just about anything to have something like this from my mom as we were growing up.

Lindsay Teague Moreno

All new Project Life addition

I am so in love with Project Life, you guys. Over the past two years, it’s been one of those things I love but just don’t make the time to do. This year, I’m making more time for it. Wanted to share a page I did not too long ago.

Last year, Michael and I had a little vacation in California after our first large event we put on. It was a really nice break after a lot of work. We went to one of our favorite places, The Hotel Del on Coronado Island and visited some of my favorite people (my cousin Adam and his wife, Stacy and their kids, Jackson & Savannah). Have you guys been to this hotel? IT. IS. AMAZING.  Tons of really cool original pieces in this historic hotel. The view isn’t half bad either!

Lindsay Teague Moreno Project Life Digital

Lindsay Teague Moreno Project Life Digital

Lindsay Teague Moreno Project Life Digital

If you guys haven’t gone to this hotel, you gotta put it on the bucket list! It is so amazing. Totally throw back. We had a great time. We even did S’mores right on the beach at night.

Hope you guys are having a great Monday!

Lindsay Teague Moreno

 

Intentionally 2015 (read: I’m baaaaack)

In January, I decided I was going to take this year to do a few things very intentionally after working pretty much straight through for the last two years. Abstract stain watercolors

In 2015, I decided I needed to pick a word, I needed to set some intentions and I needed to stick to it. Thank you, Ali Edwards, for making things I can’t resist and sharing your ideas.

This year, I’m coming up on my 2-year-agreement with M. Let me back up a bit here. Almost 2 years ago (on March 25th), Michael and I were having a “discussion” (read: big huge argument) about my working all of the sudden after having sacrificed so much to land him his (at the time) dream job. We had both worked really hard to get him where he was and here I was ripping out the pages of the story we had told ourselves about the life we were going to have. After all either of us could say was said, I asked him, as the man I love and the person that loves me unconditionally to give me two years. “Give me two years to see what I can do with this. If it’s not ‘something’ in two years, I’ll walk away. I need you to let me do this.” Of course, being the man of pure gold that he is, he agreed. That was the day we were done fighting about it.

You better believe I laced up my shoes and started sprinting. I am coming up on two years of the hustle and I am literally almost breathless. My business is on FIRE; I mean it’s a raging forest fire, but I am out of breath. I had to fight off people that I believed wanted the best for me and instead wanted to use me and hurt me. I had learn to drown out the noise of those who wanted to tear me down with words and hurtful actions. I had to struggle with those who wanted to change the direction I knew I should be going. It has been a two year battle; the most amazing, rewarding, hard-fought battle of my life. I have sacrificed having other priorities, including my family. I have sacrificed all semblance of simplicity of life. I have sacrificed play. I have sacrificed focus.  I have been successful but I am tired of the criticism, it’s not supposed to hurt coming from people that don’t know and love me but it does. You know where I believe all of it stems from? A false sense scarcity and unneeded competition.

criticism quote

It’s important that I stick to my word with M. I told him two years and I meant it. So, I’m preparing to put plans in motion so I can keep good on the promises I made. I’m not quitting, let me just say that straight out. I’m not, but I can’t keep up with the amount of people that need me. I have to have a plan to be able to enjoy my life and enjoy my work, which I do. I love my work. I am so passionate about what I do. This is something that is so so hard to do. I’ll never walk away. It’s a part of me like my arms and legs are a part of me. The Lemon Droppers are an extension of me. I just need to get more organized and I need to make room for the new! I’m going to be totally honest with you, this  makes me worried about the fallout I’ll get from the 20,000 + people that depend on me. It makes me worry that I’m letting others down. You know who I’m really letting down? My circle. My family, my friends and myself. Each time I choose someone else that I don’t know ahead of them I feel shame and I know I show them with my actions that they don’t mean as much to me as someone on the other side of my computer.

this matters Lindsay Teague Moreno Blog

In order to help me keep good on my intentions, I’ve decided to blog again. I am going to make it a priority. I’ve decided to do Project Life because I love it and it’s important to me that my kids have it. I have decided to write more because it’s a great way for me to help and teach others. I want to help others. I want to teach and mentor others, I just have to have time to do it. Right now I feel like I’m not doing anything with perfection. There are tiny chinks in everything and the people that end up sacrificing? My husband and kids. My people get more time than they do and that ain’t right.

This year I will:

REEVALUATE MY PRIORITIES
STRIVE FOR SIMPLICITY
WORK HARD | PLAY HARD
FOCUS ON ONE THING
ACT WITH VALOR

Starting this blog and making this post is valiant for me. Am I ready to be open on the web like this still? Yes, I am. Am I ready to commit to this? Yes, I am. Am I going to make this blog kick ass? Yes, I am.

Welcome to LindsayTeagueMoreno.com. I hope you like it here. Throughout the coming month, I’ll try to fill up this blog with some of the best posts from my old blog before I shut that one down for good. I’ll be writing on business, scrapbooking, photography and my life. I hope you’ll follow along.

Lindsay Teague Moreno

Project Life Book Reveal

Well, kids, I have my Project Life book printed and in my hand. Because I do this digitally, I have to delay the gratification of having the book out to look at and see come together. Everything’s tucked into a file on my computer (and my hard drive, and the cloud back-up system…I don’t take chances, folks), but I can’t actually touch it…until now.

I got my book back from my printer and I’m so happy with the way it came out. You ready to take a little look at it?

Project Life Cover
The cover. This book is hard backed and has think board pages. The pages are a bit thinner than a child’s board book,  but still thicker than paper.

Project Life CoverThe back cover. I took a little month by month look at the year and put down the major “events” that happened. Like a snapshot of what people might see in the book.

Project Life Book Printed
Okay, I’m not going to lie, the book is heavy. 12×12 thick pages. It’s so heavy I think it might just stand up to the beating that my 3 little girls are likely to give it throughout the years.

Project Life Book Printed
This is a lay-flat style of page. You can see how it’s not floppy like paper so my kids can’t rip the pages out. It also lays so nicely when it’s open so that the entire 12×24 layout can be seen together without a dip in the middle.

Project Life Book Printed

Project Life Book Printed

Project Life Book Printed

Project Life Book Printed

Really high quality photo printing on these pages. I’m very happy. They are darker than on the computer so this year I’ll be sure to lighten everything before I send it in.

Project Life Book Printed

Project Life Book Printed

Project Life Book Printed

Project Life Book Printed

Project Life Book Printed
I put the dedication on the back cover for my family.

Project Life Book Printed

Project Life Book Printed
The girls love looking at it. They ask if its them in every single picture, “is that me? is that me? is that me?” haha.

So where did I end up printing and how and how much and all that?
Well let me just say first, yea, it was pricey. It could have been done much cheaper on regular paper but I want this to last forever. I don’t want pages torn out. I don’t want dog ears. I just want it to look pretty when I’m old and I’m looking through this book for the 8,347,462nd time.

I ended up printing through Millers Pro Lab.
Miller’s Signature Album.
12×12 Size, 35 spreads (70 pages)
Wrap-around custom image cover
Thin pages (1/32″ thick, you can order up to 50 pages/100 sides)
E-Surface Photographic paper
Price: $450

So there it is. I figure that with what I didn’t spend on scrapbook product and all that this year, I’m probably still saving money doing it this way. No binder, no filler pages, no papers, no embellishments.  Plus, it’s nice and compact.

So there you have it. I hope you are loving your Project Life book as much as I am!!

Lindsay Teague Moreno

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things…

I haven’t done this kind of post in a while. I’m due! Let’s get to it shall we?

1. Chanel Chance Eau Tendre Perfume

Chanel Chance Perfume

Have you guys smelled this stuff? I smelled it on vacation when my sister in law let me use some of her perfume when I forgot to apply one evening and I am in LOVE with it. I ran out to get some as soon as I got back. It smells different on different body chemistries. I got 3 compliments on how good I smelled the day I bought it. I’m telling you, it’s good. There are 3 different scents in the Chance line. I got the pink. Awesome. The French lady that helped me at Nordies told me it’s their best selling perfume and that the ingredients aren’t commonly used in perfume right now.

Chanel Chance Perfume

2. Young Living Essential Oils

You didn’t think I was going to leave this off, did you? No, no, me either. I can’t go an hour without using one right now so they’re going on this list! The everyday oils is a great place to start if you haven’t ever tried EO’s before simply because of the HUGE variety of oils that come in the kit. I am seriously diggin Purification and Frankincense these days for headaches and acne. If you haven’t jumped on board yet, I just don’t know what you’re waiting for…they’re that good. PROMISE.

Young Living Premium Starter Kit

3. The Lemon Droppers

I’ve been writing a few blog posts over at The Lemon Droppers recently. You know how it’s hard to just find friends after you leave college? It’s just kinda tough to find that social network to plug into and be who you are. THIS is that for me.

Lindsay Teague Moreno Royal Crown Diamond Young Living Essential Oils

I was getting so tired of begging Michael to tell me the details of his day just to have an adult to talk to. This group shined a light on who I want to be and what I’m capable of doing. Love that we have a place to talk oils and talk life and I love spreading the stories about what these oils are really capable of. Just so you know, you belong.

4. Pic-Tap-Go

Behold the power of Totally Rad Actions on your cell phone. Pic-Tap-Go. I can’t post an instagram without it. I’m not even kidding you. I try and I just can’t post it without running it through this app first. My favorite actions are High Fives, Sweet Tooth, Brightside and Lux.

Here’s a video.

PicTapGo! The photo app that likes you back. from Totally Rad! on Vimeo.

See? Cool. Go buy the app. Totally worth a couple of bucks. Plus, the logo? Adorable. Love it.

pic tap go app

5. Lush Bath Products

So, I made the huge mistake of happening upon a Lush store on my girls night out with my friends Liz and Stacy a couple of weeks ago. It’s horrifyingly expensive in there but you get what you pay for (100% believe that in pretty much any facet of life) and you’re gonna get a good product for your hard earned money. Also the people are WAY over-the-top excited and enthusiastic about the way you bathe yourself (think high school drama club enthusiastic), but it’s kinda nice considering the state of customer service at most stores these days.

lushilicious
I tried the Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub. LOVE. Smells like heaven and is great for creating soft skin.

rub rub rub scrub
I also tried the Floating Island Bath Melt. TDF, y’all. Soooooo soft. You gotta try it.

mmmsoftbath

6. Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Bar (Peanut)

So, my mother-in-law is the woman that is prepared for any situation. When we met in California for vacation last month, she came prepared to feed and take care of an army. In her bag (read: 8 bags) of tricks, she had some of these Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Bars. God love her for bringing these and keeping my kids happy at Disney Land. Love that woman.

Sweet & Salty Nut Bars
Now, I’m not a peanut butter girl and I am SURE not a nuts fan, but I LOVE these things. It tastes similar to a Scotcharoo a little bit but only better for you and no chocolate. I can’t explain it. They’re just awesome. I bought 2 boxes at Costco last week lest they stop carrying them between now and refill day.

7. Starbucks Customizable Cold Cup with Straw

Stop it right now. I love this thing. I got the double-extra-grande-venti sized cup (or 24 ounces for those of you that aren’t down with the ‘bux lingo) for my water and I use it every day. The straw won’t come out the top when my kids pull on it. It doesn’t condensate down the sides because it’s double lined.

Starbucks Tumbler

oh Starbucks, i love your clean marketing and the fact that you’re on every corner in this city I now live in.

8. Soma Vanishing Edge Panties (…nope, can’t even write that word without feeling gross) Underwear

Soma. Why did I not shop here before this year? WHY? Is it strange that I’m telling you what kind of underwear I wear? Probably, but I don’t even care. They’re amazing.

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They don’t ride (seriously, they don’t) and they don’t show lines (seriously, they don’t).

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Yep. Go buy some. They’re like buy 3, get 2 free every day. The bikini style is my fave with the hipsters close behind (no pun intended).

9. Project Life Honey Edition

Shut your mouth, how cute is this kit?

Lindsay Teague Moreno Project Life
I die of cuteness. I think this is the one I’m most excited about for this year’s releases!!! Run over to AC Digitals and get ya some of this kit.

So that’s all I’ve got. Any of you tried any of these things? Anybody have anything that they can’t stop talking about and using lately? Love to hear it.

Lindsay Teague Moreno

Project Life Week 9

This was a totaly normal week except that we got a date night!!! I love date night!!! Also, I’m totally digging the fact that my kids adore old school cartoons. Anything made early nineties or earlier and the Moreno girls are digging it.

WEEK NINE

Week nine brought some sun so I took the girls out for a little photo shoot in their cutie clothes. Another card with our TV shows because I thought it was pretty funny that all of us were into some old-school shows lately. The girls love Tom & Jerry and M & I still into The West Wing.

Lindsay Teague Moreno Project Life Digital

Lindsay Teague Moreno Project Life Digital

Lindsay Teague Moreno Project Life DigitalClose-up right side. How cute that I got a pic of my hubs taking a very rare nap!

Lindsay Teague Moreno

Project Life Week 8

Continuing our catchup on on the Project Life front.

WEEK EIGHT

Back to my regular bright style here. This was a busy week but still very typical. I included a card about what we have been watching. The girls were into Wreck-It Ralph and M & I were watching The West Wing.

Project Life Week 7

Okay, time for me to catch up here. I have so much going on in my life. It always seems to work that way once Easter hits. It’s like non-stop for the next couple of months. I’ve been knee-deep in a new blog for my personal stuff, a new brand for my business, my fam and this oil business. I’m trying to learn as much as I can and out of NOWHERE it’s become and actual business for me. I just didn’t see this coming. It’s been crazy lately. I’m ready for fall to come and Preschool to officially start for my girls.

So I wanted to post my Project Life pages that I haven’t gotten around to sharing with you guys. Week 7, 8 and 9.

WEEK SEVEN

This was a fun one to put together. No specific kit on this one because I wanted to stick with that pink and aqua color scheme. Valentine’s week.

Project Life Lindsay Teague Moreno

Project Life Lindsay Teague MorenoClose-up left side. Sorry for Addy’s naked booty. It’s too cute not to have in the book. We have to make sure we drive her to therapy at some point in her life!!! 😉

Project Life Lindsay Teague MorenoClose up on right side.

I am in love with Project Life. I hope you are as well.

Lindsay Teague Moreno

Project Life: Time for Print

Y’all, I’m finally getting around to printing my 2012 Project Life book. I am sooooo excited. Before I share some of the pages I finished recently for it, I want to answer some of the questions that I’ve been getting a lot recently:

1. WHERE ARE YOU PRINTING YOUR BOOK?

I’m printing at the pro lab I use for my photography clients. Although it’s expensive (yea, it’s really expensive), the pages will be on heavy board and high quality so the book should last through kids and grandkids alike! The bad part of this is that I can only print 30 spreads in one book because of the page thickness (think child’s board book) so I have to print in 2 editions per year. I think it’s worth it for the thick board book pages and high quality images though. I just haven’t liked the color quality at many other book places (though blurb does a great job for a high-quality paper option).

2. HOW MANY PAGES WAS YOUR ALBUM?

A lot, though not as many as it would have been if I had been doing the 1-page-a-week format like I’m doing this week. 2012 came out to 40 2-page spreads, so 80 pages all together). I’m printing the book in 2 editions to fit all of the spreads. I’m also printing a separate book to house my 2012 Week in the Life spreads and my 31 Things spreads (which were conveniently 30 total spreads between both projects, how about that?).

Alright, here are a few of the pages that I completed for the 2012 book and hadn’t posted here:

Let’s start with the Color Run that my friend Becky and I did.

The Color Run 2012

Lindsay Teague Moreno Project Life Digital Design Teamboth sides together. I love that the Cobalt kit fits perfectly into the bright colors of the photos.

Lindsay Teague Moreno Project Life Digital Design Team
left side

 

Lindsay Teague Moreno Project Life Digital Design Team
right side

 

Next we had Addy’s 2nd birthday shoot:

Kennedy Elise | 2 Years Old

Lindsay Teague Moreno Digital Project Life

 

Lindsay Teague Moreno Digital Project Life
left side

 

Lindsay Teague Moreno Digital Project Life
right side

 

Then we moved to Seattle and I wanted to include this important story in the book so I copied my blog post about how we were sent to this lovely city to live:

Hello Seattle

Lindsay Teague Moreno Digital Project Life

 

Lindsay Teague Moreno Digital Project Life
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Lindsay Teague Moreno Digital Project Life
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Then it was time for the final 12 of 12 installment in the book:

December 12 of 12Lindsay Teague Moreno Digital Project Life

 

Lindsay Teague Moreno Digital Project Life
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Lindsay Teague Moreno Digital Project Life
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And finally, Christmas day in our house:
Moreno Family Christmas 2012Lindsay Teague Moreno Digital Project Life

 

Lindsay Teague Moreno Digital Project Life
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Lindsay Teague Moreno Digital Project Life
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How is your 2013 project coming along? I love the weekly format so much!!!

Lindsay Teague Moreno

Project Life 2013: Week 5

Welcome to Week 5 of Project Life. Seems crazy that we’re this far into the year. Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited about spring and summer coming right around the corner!!

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This week, I was out of town for the weekend for my grandma’s funeral. Even though it’s sad, I added it to the book. Additionally, I made Michael take the Archetype ME quiz and recorded both of our results. This is proof positive that he’s a better persona than I am and that he’s probably the better stay-at-home parent, what with his caregiving skills and my lack thereof! ha. Have you seen these results going around your social media feed? You can add it to your next page by taking the quiz HERE

Archetype Quiz

Lindsay:
1. Creative (Creator | Performer | Artist | Storyteller)
2. Intellectual (Scholar | Professional | Sage | Thinker)
3. Rebel (Maverick | Feminist | Seductress | Femme Fatale)

Michael:
1. Caregiver (Mentor | Teacher | Father | Coach | Rescuer | Hero)
2. Intellectual (Scholar | Professional | Sage | Thinker)
3. Spiritual (Mystic | Healer | Seeker | Religious)

See? He’s a better person! Not a mention of my most important job as a mom in my results. Whoops. Lucky me, I guess.

Here’s the full 2-page spread from week 5:

Lindsay Teague Moreno Digital Project Life

Lindsay Teague Moreno Digital Project Life
Left side. Happy to have my extended family in the book this year. We don’t see each other nearly enough (they all live in Oklahoma). I love them! Plus, their kids are amazingly beautiful which makes my pages look goooooood! *wink, wink

 

Lindsay Teague Moreno Digital Project Life
Right side

Lindsay Teague Moreno

 

Project Life 2013 Week 6

What’s up, week 6 of 2013! It was good to live you.

This week I was very photo heavy (20 photos), so I used a lot of mini templates (thankyouverymuch, Cathy Zielske). I don’t think it looks overly cluttered, though, which is why these templates are a must-have for my Project Life spreads.

Let’s get to it, shall we?

Lindsay Teague Moreno Project Life Digital

 

Lindsay Teague Moreno Project Life Digital
left side. How great is that cloud pattern? Thanks AC Digitals.

 

Lindsay Teague Moreno Project Life Digital
right side. How great is that quote from my littlest?

 

Everything is “do it self, DO IT SELF!” She’s so independent and she does NOT want your help in life…unless you have cookies, then she wants your help in getting her hands on some of that.

Project Life Catch Up Post

Family Vacation May 2012

Project Life Digital
Both sides of the spread together. Again, I opted for the lighter feel on this one.

 

Project Life Digital
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Another Project Life 2012 Catch-Up Post

There are a few pages that I completed from 2012 that I haven’t shared yet and I figure now is as good a time as any! We’ll start with the wrap-up photos from our very first family vacation. An RV trip through California (Yosemite, Napa and Mendocino).

Moreno Family Camp-Out 2012

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Full spread together. I LOVE the colors on this one. These photos were begging for a softer feel. Which is odd since we were so dirty for 10 days straight. Constantly dusty.

 

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Left side close-up

 

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Right side close-up. We don’t leave out any of the details…even sewage dumping! Ewww. I’d just like to thank God for my husband right here and now.

 

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Project Life 2013 | Week 4

Week 4. Does it feel like we should be this far into 2013?

This week Michael had monday off of work and we ventured into downtown Seattle for the day. Fun! My grandma passed away as well, which is so sad. I didn’t have photos of that, obviously, but I wanted to include it so I made a little collage (bottom left) of photos that mean a lot to me that she is in. Make sure you include your relatives, family and friends that are out of town in your PL book.

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Week 4 both sides together. This was a fun week and a sad week all in one.

 

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Project Life 2013: Week 3

Here we are with the most recent Project Life spread. I have to tell you the new AC Digitals papers and elements are giving me such a creative boost. As most of you know (if you read here often), I’m obsessed with the Cobalt kit from last year’s Project Life release. Still love it. It’s still my favorite, even with the new sets and the sets that are dropping this spring. However, the new patterns and color combos are giving me a “new” feeling in my spreads and I’m loving it! I’ll get back to Cobalt, that’s for sure, but for now, I love the AC Digitals options.

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This was a very non-eventful week in the house of Moreno. If you feel like you don’t have enough pictures or your world isn’t very exciting, I hope these layouts might give you some inspiration. I purposely brought out my big girl camera one night to take pictures of our nightly routine because we were doing so little during the day. I also took series photos to fill. Notice the 3 photos of Kennedy in the tiny template all dressed up after her bath. That’s a good way to add variety even if you don’t have a lot of photo moments. I ended up with way more than I had originally thought I had.

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Week 3: Both pages together

 

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How fun is the little chalkboard? It’s just a chalkboard image and then I put the fonts over it. Love how it turned out. A great way to incorporate some verbiage with a busy pattern. I’ll be using this again.

 

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Close-up of right side

I’m focusing on getting down on the girls’ level to take photos of them. I want to see the world the way they see it. I remember wearing my moms heels when I was little and feeling like I could see so much more when I was “taller.” I think the same is true when we become smaller. I get down on my stomach, I crouch down, I lay down. Try thinking on their level when taking their photos.

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Digital Brush Organization

The other day I went through and added my 2013 brush samples to my binder and I posted a picture of it on Instagram. It seemed to generate quite a few “aha” moments so I thought I’d also post it here.

This is the method I use to arrange, file and keep my brush samples so I can more easily remember what I have and then use them for appropriate photos or cards in my Project Life album.

It’s super simple (excuse the crappy iPhone pics):

Project Life Brush Organization

Just a 3-ring binder and page protectors. I simply print out each .jpg sample file onto printer paper and slip them into the page protector. I generally group the brushes together by theme so I can turn to the right section to find something that will complete the layout I’m working on.

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Clearly, I have issues with the Ali Edwards brushes. Nary a page makes it into my Project Life book without an AE Brush and a CZ tiny template. I tend to stick with what works!

I hope this will help you get organized and take stock of what you have in your files. We creative types tend to be very visual and I think this system lends itself to that need. If you have a better system, please share in the comments! I’d love to find out what everyone else does.

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Welcome 2013

So I wanted to update with my first few 2013 Project Life spreads before we get too far into the year and I finish catching up from 2012.

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Here’s my 2013 cover page:

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This year I’m doing the weekly spreads so here’s what our Week One looked like:

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…and Week Two:

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More Catch-Up | November 12 of 12

So here we are with November’s 12 of 12 spread. It was moving days. Of course our day of the most chaos all year would fall on the 12th! I was so close to not doing it in November because I was so busy. So glad I did though!!! Since we were getting off the plane in Seattle at Midnight, I actually started my 12 of 12 before we had been to sleep! Pretty cool.

Without further ado:

Lindsay Teague Moreno Digital Project Life 12 of 12

Lindsay Teague Moreno Digital Project Life 12 of 12

Lindsay Teague Moreno Digital Project Life 12 of 12

Lindsay Teague Moreno

Catching Up | October 12 of 12

Another few pages ready for sharing over the next couple of posts. We’ll start with the October version of the 12 of 12 project, which wrapped in December for me. So excited to have these in the books. Let’s just take a little look-see at what the Moreno’s did in October.

One thing that I will tell you, the little instagram icon is totally free and found online the instamemory font is called “Billabong.” Just search for social media icons to find the right instagram icon. Also, the deer graphics are an old House of 3 set that is no longer in business. Love them though. Miss that store!

Lindsay Teague Moreno Digital Project Life 12 of 12

Lindsay Teague Moreno Digital Project Life 12 of 12

Lindsay Teague Moreno Digital Project Life 12 of 12

I’m about 1 or 2 spreads away from printing my book! Can’t wait to show you guys the finished product. My girls are going to LOVE it!!!

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All Settled + Project Life Update

Well, folks, we’re all settled here in our new home in Seattle, Washington. We love it here so far. It’s so gorgeous and the rain has been really cool. I, for one, am a huge fan of rain after living in the desert for so many years. This is literally the opposite of Phoenix. Ahhhhhh.

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Now that the holiday season is over, it’s time to get crackin’ on Project Life. I have some pages to post and some catching up to do! Let’s take a look at a new page, shall we?

Lindsay Teague Moreno's Digital Project Life | 12 of 12

Lindsay Teague Moreno's Digital Project Life | 12 of 12

Lindsay Teague Moreno's Digital Project Life | 12 of 12

It’s funny to look back at these photos because even in the 4 short months since I took these photos, my girls have changed! The paci went bye-bye on Addy’s birthday and the girls got a much-needed hair chop shortly after this month. Crazy. Just another reason Project Life is awesome. We’re changing so much right now.

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How to Scrapbook a Photo Shoot

This summer I took the girls out for a little photo shoot at sunset. I love the summer sun! I wanted to capture them in their little girl pigtails and summer clothes. I hated thinking about leaving these photos out of my book just because they’re not everyday shots. So, I decided to include them in large format and write up a little bit about what we were like this summer; what we were doing and what the girls were like.

Lindsay Teague Moreno Digital Project Life Design Team

Lindsay Teague Moreno Digital Project Life Design Team

Lindsay Teague Moreno Digital Project Life Design Team

So, if you guys are having a family photo shoot, don’t leave those photos out. Why not take your little ones out for some photos of them as they are right now? Put those awesome photos of your family in your book so you can look back and remember this time in your life.

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Project Life Tuesday: A Catch-Up Week!

So, I’m playing a little catch-up this week after a month full of photo editing! I’m almost through all 9 sessions I had! Really happy to be busy and really happy to see the light at the end of this tunnel before I fill up again in Oct/Nov!

So, here are a couple Project Life pages I have to share today. The first is from Boston & Teagan’s preschool end-of-year program. It was the first time we saw them “perform” for anything. They didn’t disappoint! They stood up on that stage and had a fist fight, knocked each other’s hats off and gave dirty looks. At one point, Addy got away from us and ran up to the stage, to which the girls laid down on the stage during a song to talk to her. ugh. Also, the girls were asked to tell the teachers what they wanted to be when they grow up. My girls responses?

Boston: “a beautiful rainbow over a garden”
I’m sorry, what?

Teagan: “Rapunzel”
Yea.

We have some learning to do in this house. I don’t even know where Boston’s response came from! We don’t have a garden. Truth. We do have video of the entire ordeal which proves that it really did happen and that they were, in fact, the worst-behaved children in the entire school that afternoon. A proud parent moment, to be sure.

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Digital Project Life Design Team

How cute is that Smarty Pants card from Design Editor? I love. You can also see that I added a tweet from that day (which I think is such a great snapshot of real moments).

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On this page, I added the pictures of the girls teachers and then the photo fail of the 3 girls together from the morning. I’m terrible with my own kids and a camera in my hand. Additionally, I added an Instagram photo with the caption to record Addy’s monumental melt-down when we went to pick out teacher gifts.


Next up is the 12 of 12 layout from August. M and I happened to be out of town for a wedding in August. We had a really nice day together, even though it was cut short because he had to go back and be with the girls at home and I had to drive to Tulsa from OKC for a visit with my grandma (who was sick) and a photo shoot. Also, I had very little desire to use my camera after photographing the wedding the previous day. 2000 photos will do that to a girl! 🙂

Digital Project Life Design Team 12 of 12

Digital Project Life Design Team 12 of 12

Another set of cards from Design Editor here for the “He Said/She Said” portion of the page in the top right corner. I love this part of the page. Also, that black and white photo in the bottom right is one of my favorite Chihuly pieces of art. It’s actually a color photo, if you can believe that. The whites in the piece are so white and the ceiling is perfectly black. I stood below the chandelier and shot directly upward to get this shot. I love it. There is no doubt that I’ll frame a few of these photos in the house.

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Dale Chihuly is my favorite artist. Every time I see his work my mouth gapes open like an idiot. It’s just awe-inspiring. I can’t believe the colors in his pieces are even real. I’ve seen his work 6 or 7 times now and every time it’s as amazing as the first. M and I got to see his exhibit at the OKC Museum of Art on the 12th. I had been about 6 years previous with my mom and brother, Aaron, and it was there that I realized I might be falling in love with M. I thought about him a lot while I was there without him. It was nice to go back there with him.

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Yosemite: You Must Go Here

Here is my most recent project with pictures from our very first real family vacation:

Lindsay Teague Moreno Project Life Becky Higgins

Lindsay Teague Moreno Project Life Becky Higgins

Lindsay Teague Moreno Project Life Becky Higgins

I ended up loving this spread. I started to put that large Yosemite photo into a small picture slot and then I just couldn’t leave it there. I had to go full-page on it. It’s just too amazing to fit into a small space! I love this place. We had an amazing family trip here and M and I already want to go back (when the girls are a little bit bigger and can go hiking with us). More vacation photos to come!

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Project Life Tuesday: July 12 of 12

Do you guys do this: Finish a page and tell yourself you’re done but you know there’s just something “not right” about it?

I do and 99% of the time, I go back and redo these types of pages or I add something once I’ve had time to walk away from it.

This is one of those types of pages for me. It’s like there’s something missing or it’s just not in the right order. I am posting it now, but chances are good, it will look different before I print this book.

I did the same with my Project Life title page. I went back a couple of months ago and changed a few things and I finally feel like it’s complete. I’ll post the before and after in a post coming up.

Here’s my July 12 of 12 layout. Something’s just not right about it. What is it? Too much of something? Not enough of another? My eye doesn’t like the position of the photo strip but I was having a hard time balancing the page with it anywhere else. Maybe it’s just that I had a bad attitude on the 12th so the pictures aren’t my favorite. Not sure.

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Here are both spreads together.

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