Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Project Life 2012 Week 8

time for some project life time!

Highlights:  swinging time | morning time | the girls | fort time | book report time | commissary time

5 layouts + 2 inserts + combo of typed & handwritten journaling

Layouts 1 thru 3: is all about swing time with my 2 girls, especially selene. She enjoyed herself so much. I couldn’t resist making this event a 3-page layout.  I took so many photos that time and had a hard time picking which ones to include in my PL album.  But luckily, I had blogged a few of the photos, so I used most of the photos I posted and slipped ‘em in page protectors.

On layout 1, I had to glue dot the last 2 photos, because I really didn’t want to split them in half since I was using the design B PL protector.  Glad I did b/c I it pretty much worked out for the best especially since they are kinda the same “theme” of my 2 girls backsides.  I doodled a subtle border on them with my sharpie metallic silver marker, wrote their names and wrote “I love you” with the one with maiya in it (the lower left one).  Also a little doodled borders on the 4x3 cards, the 1st with my metallic silver marked and the one with journaling, I used a brown colored pencil.


the 1st is a cutout from a giada de laurentis bucatini pasta box from target.  My 1st time to purchase a giada thang.  That pasta turned out so good although I don’t think I used that recipe on the insert.  
Maybe someday I will.

The 2nd insert are posts from my blog. I printed them on the same sheet of paper back-to-back just so I save the trees.  The 1st post was a timeline I did on the 22nd.  That was soooo long!  Not sure I would do that again, but I’m glad I did include it in this album.  

The other side was just about “chillin’” that day. i doodled directly on the page protectors on both sides and also threw in some blingy sequins from the cocoa daisy march 2013 “sketchbook” kit.  Also attached a self-adhesive tab to the insert to stand out from the layouts.

Layout 2:  was photos, photos, photos.  I just stapled a “daily” tab to the last photo.

Layout 3: more photos & one 4x6 title card for this whole swinging time. The card was a free download by molly porter. threw in some blingy sequins from the cocoa daisy march 2013 “sketchbook” kit.  and added on top of the pocket, some AC chipboard woodgrain letter stickers. You can’t see it on the photos clearly, but I accented the letter stickers with my metallic silver marker.

Layout 4: I used the design A. I placed circle label stickers where there was negative space or I just wanted to cover up some unwanted objects. See the red/white journaling card?  I made a boo-boo in printing it the wrong way. But I came up with a solution as to not waste the ink I used and the card…I printed it the wrong way again, on purpose. Kinda cool huh? I kinda feel it adds a little fun to the card and the theme is kinda funny too. She was definitely a chunk-a-dunk around this time.

Layout 5: added some memorabilia of receipts, starbucks/itunes card and a cutout. Added some labels & doodling and this layout was done!

i really love doing this project life thang!
it makes documenting everyday life, special occasions so much easier to put down into an album.
i've got a routine down now and the process is going so much smoother and faster...
and this album is getting thicker already.
looks like this 2012 will end being 2-3 albums.
we'll see.

thank you becky higgins for creating such a wonderful way of getting it done!

Supplies:  Becky Higgins Project Life page protectors; Cocoa Daisy March 2013 “sketchbook” kit; markers/pens: sharpie; colored pencils:  crayola; stamps: hero arts, dear lizzy; chalk ink: prima; self –adhesive tab: avery; labels: Martha stewart, avery; patterned papers:  echo park, studio calico, free download journaling ampersand cards:  molly porter.

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