Storytelling 2/52 for Project52

Yesterday I realized what a big girl my baby is getting to be. She can now reach the lock on the door to the backyard. A lot of things were running through my mind. She’s not so little anymore, and my baby is slowly growing up and becoming a feisty little lady. If she doesn’t get her way, she’ll let you know exactly what she

My 5 Minute Beauty Routine

5 Minute Beauty Routine at Shasta Speaks

As a mom to an almost 2 year old, I don’t have the time to spend forever on my makeup like I did before I had her. I need a routine that is simple, quick, and makes me look good. Thankfully, I’ve had 21 months to really perfect this routine. It usually takes about 5 minutes from start to finish to get my makeup done.

Happy 2015!

Happy 2015!

Happy 2015 everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful New Years celebration and was safe in doing so! This gem is the very first photo of 2015. I was playing with formal balance and she turned around just at the right moment for me to capture her. I’m looking forward to a great year of blogging, scrapbooking, and photography!

2015 Cover Page

2015 Project Life Cover Page by Shasta of Shasta Speaks

This last week I finished up my 2015 Cover Page for Project Life. I’m super excited about it, as it’s my first dive into hybrid Project Life. I’ve either been doing pages digital or traditional, not a mix of both. I rather enjoyed doing a hybrid layout, and adding elements to digital papers after they’ve been printed out. The awesome journal cards are from Sahlin

PL Week 49

PL Week 49 at Shasta Speaks

This week I tried something a little different and did a 9×12 digital layout. Most of my supplies came from The LilyPad (full list of items used is at the bottom of this post). Overall, I’m really surprised at how much I liked this layout compared to the 12×12 design A template I was using all year. I made my own template for this in

PL Week 48

Week 48 at Shasta Speaks

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I just finished this week’s layout for Project Life. I’ve moved to digital for this week, and played around with templates from The LilyPad to see what I like most. I also used the November Storyteller kit from The LilyPad. You might be able to read the journaling, and if you are able to read it you’ll realize

PL Week 46

Project Life Week 46 at Shasta Speaks

Last week was pretty standard as far as everything goes. I had a hair cut, received my Studio Calico and Freckled Fawn kits of the month, bought a new vacuum cleaner, WoW’s expansion came out, and we took a trip to Ikea for some new furniture. Studio Calico’s monthly kit had this great title card for November that I decided to use for my week

20 Months Old Update

20 months old

I’m sorry for the lack of updates lately. I’ve been in a writer’s block slump and I’ve been trying to think of new posts to make. I have something in the works for a project life 2015 plan, but I’m still working on that one. Let’s be honest. I’m a mother. My days are spent chasing a now 20 month old, cleaning, doing art projects,

PL: Week 45

Project Life Week 45 at Shasta Speaks

Boy, have I been in a crafting mood lately. I’ve been practicing “script painting” with Gouache and have started 2 mini albums along with my project life weekly spreads. Talk about crafting overload. I’m also taking a few classes online. One is for a mini album I’m doing on Gratitude. I haven’t really started yet, but I’ve been reading the lesson worksheets and have been

PL: Week 44

week 44

I’m mostly caught up with Project Life now (save for a few weeks…) and was able to quickly work on the Halloween spread for Project Life. Here’s week 44. I think watercolor is going to be seen a lot in my layouts from now on. I picked up some pearlescent watercolors at Michaels this week and gave them a go with these 4×6 Project Life