I don't want to jinx myself, but so far the process of Project Life this year is leaving me feeling happy and fullfilled.
I don't know if it's the allowing myself a bit of room to "play" in the individual pockets without making sure everything is all matchy-matchy (like I tend to do with my traditional scrapbook layouts) or just the process of including more bits of life than I ever do on 12x12 layout (I'm including ticket stubs, clothing tags, memorabilia & more in my Project Life album) but only 3 weeks in and I can tell that my album is giving a much clearer representation of our family's everyday life. Of my life.
I spend so much more time scrapbooking my kids or our travels and not much time focusing on myself and already my album gives a lot clearer picture of me, from the clothing tags from my favorite stores to what movies we're seeing and those everyday tasks I perform (like cleaning my makeup brushes).
Lots of memorabilia this week.
Lots of word/phrase stickers.
Lots of Ali Edwards stamps.
And the first look at how I'm using Kerri Bradford's Life Addtions: The Weeklies for my weekly titles.
I included lots of stamping on the journaling cards. I love the pops of color and the added interest the stamping gives to these pockets. Word/phrase stickers and a tin pin round out the embellishments.
I used a Kerri Bradford photo template for the photo collage in the bottom left pocket. Easy peasy!
I used my same old layering technique to give my title a bit of a shadow look. Not only does it add dimension but it makes the title so much more interesting to look at. I actually cut the entire month of January's titles at one time. I'll be sharing more on that a little later this week in conjunction with a post from Kerri featuring using her kits in a Project Life album.
I rounded out my title pocket with a stamped phrase from Ali Edwards and a butterfly accent and banner die cut from October Afternoon.
I also copied the butterfly accent from the previous week (post found HERE) so that I get double the use from this pocket. It's an accent on both weeks/layouts.
More stamping on the right side. What can I say? It's my favorite!
I also grabbed the movie posters off imdb.com and printed them to fit the smaller pockets. I love including these little bits in my album. The polaroid frame stamp is an old, old one from a past Studio Calico kit. I love it. If you are wanting a similar frame, check out Studio Calico's sneak preview of their CHA release HERE. I want every. single. set. :)
PROJECT LIFE 2012 | Basic Supplies:
PROJECT LIFE 2012 | Week One Supplies:
- Polaroid Stamp (Studio Calico)
- Cosmo Cricket Tiny Text Stickers
- Date Stamp (office supply store)
- random October Afternoon label stickers
PROJECT LIFE 2012 | FULL LISTING