Project Life | Week 51...

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Hello Project Lifers! Can you believe how far we've come this year? One week out from Christmas and just over one week until we complete our epic journey of documenting 2014.  Today I am honoured to share my Project Life | Week 51 spread with you, December 15-21. Wow! Can I just repeat.... Week 51!!!!
This week I get to document the gift of giving.  It was a week that started with a terrible headline in the news (Sydney Siege) but our personal week ended in triumph and charity.
December is in full swing around our home and that generally means school holidays, visits from friends and fun Christmas traditions.  Week 51 had no expectations of slowing down in our busy schedule.  But as long as I had my iPhone handy, I could still take photos quite conveniently.
This week's spread has been created using the Sassy Scrapper December Project Life kit.  The gorgeous Pink Paislee products are so much fun to work with.  The title pocket card was kept clean and simple, using the ephemera pack pieces as the focus.  The sticker word strip and alphas are the ideal size to create interest, yet retain plenty of white space.
I've also managed to team up more of the ephemera snowflakes with the Studio 40 flair layered on top.  But to prevent it from being lost on the background patterned paper, I've fussy cut one of the Pretty Little Studio label tags and added it below the snowflake.

To complete this pocket and make it more interactive, I've added a mix of gold, black and red sequins.  Everyone loves a shaker pocket right?! *grin*
Unfortunately this week, there have been times where it was just impossible to take photos of every single occurrence.  It has been incredible busy this month and I've been living with a certain mantra/quote on my mind all week.  It's ironic really, having said it was impossible to take photos when the quote I referred to during this time was "it always seems impossible until it is done".

I found the quote on Pinterest and promptly screen shot it so I could print it out. The same principle applies to the photo below.
My daughter had two friends come for a sleepover/Harry Potter movie marathon.  It was a planned 23 hour event (LOL!!!) of non-stop watching and gossiping. And as you can imagine, no 14 year old girl wants their photo taken after such a long girl time session! *grin*  I had to find a substitute image to help me document the start of her school holidays.
There were many lessons learnt this week and I am grateful for the opportunity to be able to share these moments with my husband, children and wonderful, generous friends.  For most of the year, as part of a small group of friends, we have been fundraising, so we can provide a warm meal and a small gift to many of our needy or homeless local families.
It was an honour to be able to serve as a volunteer alongside my 14 year old daughter and husband.  This included setting up and decorating the hall, helping cook the meals and cleaning up afterwards. It was a long, worthwhile day to document.
Our week however, closed with some light hearted fun. We went on a local tour (totally made up by the navigator - that was me!!) to see the Christmas light displays with our neighbours.  We also indulged in some face painting that was definitely relating to the season!
All these activities and more have been documented in a "week in review" style photo pocket, typed directly onto a neutral piece of patterned paper.
I've embellished it with more ephemera from the Pink Paislee pack and a silver foil word strip sticker.  The holly leaves were cut freehand with two enamel dots added for effect.
I just want to take this opportunity, to wish you all a wonderful Christmas this week and to let you know, I'll be back again next week to share the final chapter of my Project Life for 2014.  Thanks for visiting...x

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