Project Life for me = Happiness.
All those little bits and pieces that I used to let stack up until I couldn't remember what they were for or why I kept them in the first place now have a home. I love how my Project Life album is a representation of daily life around here. Good and bad. I love that already, just two months in, I wonder why I never followed through before. I look through the past nine weeks and realize just how full life is and how happy I am that I'm recording it. I have scrapbooked for years and years and have albums of layouts but somehow this format gives a much better overall view of our lives. It rejuvenates my soul, has given me renewed interest in all things crafty and leaves me feeling like no matter how many photos didn't make it into my weekly layout, I am not behind. Love this so very much!
This week features another 8.5x11 insert similar to week seven HERE only I have two pages of artwork from my little guy. He's been on a real creative bender lately. I love it.
I was really in recovery mode this week. Taking care of myself after surgery and I forgot to take photos some days. In the past I would have let this detour my PL efforts but instead I found creative ways to get around the "no photo days". Instead I added print outs from @Zodiakfacts from Twitter that I had emailed myself and printed out on journlaing cards. I included ticket stubs, business cards, doctor appoint cards and a photo printout from a saved Tweet.
I added color to my journaling cards with colorful stamping. I used lots of super old stamps too. Some of them are from old, old October Afternoon stamp sets.
I used a Kerri Bradford template for Wednesday's photo (kit linked below) so I could include more photos from a birthday party. Because I needed additional journaling room and didn't have a 4x6 photo for Friday, I used that pocket to house two journaling cards for the second half of the week. Even thought they aren't "in order" per se I love how I took the space and made it work for me.
PROJECT LIFE 2012 | Week Eight Supplies:
The end of February and start of March. This week really drove home the fact that I've made it 2 months with Project Life! It doesn't feel like a chore, rather it feels like something I get to do!
Lots of photos this week (even if that isn't exactly reflected in the layout. My new camera (Canon 60D) was getting a workout. ;)
Lots of color this week too. And stamping. This may be one of my favorite weekly spreads so far simply because I had so much fun playing with stamping.
Nothing too fancy with the weekly title card again. I will likely change them up a bit at some point but for now I am still enjoying the butterflies and banners added to the die cuts so I am keeping with that for a bit.
The alphabet stamps on the "panini" card are from one of last month's Studio Calico kit (I missed the kit but snagged these individually later last month).
I used old/discontinued stamps from my collection for the "capture" journaling card as well. "Capture" is from a 2011 Studio AE monthly stamp set and the rest of the stamps are from an old OA set.
The "you are here" journaling card features stamps from old SC monthly kits and another 2011 Studio Calico stamp set.
I used a KBS photo collage for the photo pocket in the top right corner. Love being able to add multiple photos for a single day this way!
For The Lorax photo, I simply took a screen shot of the poster from imdb.com and cropped it to 3x4 and printed. Super easy. This is how I am doing all my movie posters for the movies we see this year. :)
Because I used 2 pockets for photos and 1 for journaling for Friday, I added additional journaling to one of my photos in Photoshop before printing.
PROJECT LIFE 2012 | Week Nine Supplies:
PROJECT LIFE 2012 | Basic Supplies (what I'm using almost every week):
PROJECT LIFE 2012 | FULL LISTING
- Title Page
- Getting Started. December 25-31, 2011
- Week One
- Week Two
- Week Three
- Week Four
- Week Five
- Week Six
- Week Seven
Project Life is a memory keeping system by Becky Higgins. Click HERE to learn how you can start recording your family memories with Project Life.