Week 10 of our lives ... I'm playing more with multiple smaller photos in one layout. Also discovered that I do not like solid photos in the slots all by them selves, I like them trimmed down and backed with some sort of pp. Also got a sewing machine and I made the pocket in the far right middle slot ... it's holding one of K's daily writing sheets (sampling of her writing and such). Just kinda wish I was using actual PL page protectors not the 4x6 ones that I got 3 years ago, oh well might think about sliting the top so you can pull out what's in the pocket.
I read on a forum somewhere how a mom wished PL was around when her kids were little, because she would have a images of her kids going to school, along with some other mundane everyday things that change rapidly if you zoom out into the big picture. So I did just that, I snapped a picture of K lining up in the morning and journalized about what her school does every day in their morning assemblies. L is collecting some sun glasses and I had two photos of him with different ones on in this week. We also got to go eat lunch at chick-fil-a's grand opening this week. Then there are lots of photos of the time we spent at the park, three afternoons worth. Enjoy
A little picture heavy, but I am sharing some project life pages ... I'm current now printing, just two weeks to layout (this weekend). I'm thinking printing 2 weeks at a time is good, seems kinda stupid to just print up 10 pictures at a time (its my average for a 2 page spread). So here we go ....
I've finally gone and done it, printed out some of my own things to put on the pages ... it starts with the blue heart that says "now".. i know my 'n' looks a little like an 'h' but i like it ... the little green circle is mine too.
not so many pictures for the next two weeks, i was a little bit sick, so they went on one page spreads
big week here with valentines day .. I had lots of fun slipping in some of K's favorite cards she received. as well as making up my own journaling cards (the 'memo' ones it one I printed) also loved playing with some AC valentine paper I scored at target along with that date stamp too.
and now I think I have fond my grove ... I've got the little cut out letters, the journaling cards, the filler cards, some pretty cool pictures, along with the crappy ones. and lots of little embellishments. this spread has been on my couch (love seat really) for week or more because I wasn't happy with it. After adding some little circles to it, I realized that I had to much 'handwritting' on it and went back and typed up 3 journaling cards and now i like the spread a whole lot more.
i also have a wanna be flair share blow this post if you want it. ttfn .. weeks 9 and 10 now to do.
I pretty much refuse to pay $4-6 dollars for the stuff, although I think it's really really cool to add to pages. I'm probably more fearful of how much bulk it adds to the page to be honest, just seems like a little button would do that, and I tend to stuff my albums with lots of flat pages. It's also extremely easy to make flair ... well at least I think so. Now with my explanation, I'll share these little guys I made up tonight. I did copy the "fave" from SC's project life release but it's my handwriting, they're all my handwriting, and it's not a heart (kept that one for myself!). They're measuring .9" of an inch so they cut with a nice little white boarder with a 1" circle punch. I plan on using them in my up and coming PL pages ... they seem a little bland. I've also been looking at those enamel bottle cap 1" circles (type it into amazon) to make them more "flairish" but for now I'm thinking flat works for me ... want to fit an entire year in one album.
It might be those marathon hulu nights watching Once upon a time, but I really do have a TV crush on Charming. I love the name, its just so cute ... the actor guy that plays him .... right?? Okay maybe words aren't coming out like I want them too and I'm more or less rambling. But I did have the show on my mind along with the pictures of L in the castle window (love that this park is all castle themed, with dinosaurs instead of dragons but really you can't complain. I can totally see a dinosaur stealing off with the princess :P) when I started coming up with some little tags for my PL album. And I thought I would share the tiny little file with anyone who wants it ... I am thinking the colors go along with the new crate paper maggie holmes line, but I haven't seen it in person to be sure. And I'm working off an internet photo and finding shades that work well together. So send me an email and the .jpeg is yours.
So it's decided, I am doing project life this year. I think it will be really cool to look back on it years to come and see the day to day. I do not know that I will do it past this year, but I am currently not working on the more traditional type pages in lou of working on and finishing this ... it is time consuming I am discovering. I'm also making my own "kits" with paper I have here, and I just recently put in my order for some new cha stuffs and it all has to do with project life. I'm also doing up my own insert cards too ... I have hopes of joining a monthly kit some time this year, but I don't know if I will have the $$. So now lets start ...
Week 1 (Not all my weeks are two page spreads, that's alot of pictures that don't always get taken. I am more going for the pages matching up, so its will be more like 2 one week spreads next to a two page spread) lets see what happens.
Close up on side A
I'm current on my notes and photos are most likely from my phone .. makes it easy that way. I have up to week 8 printed and am currently chugging along (logan is watching thomas the train in the background). But I did want to share seeing has my last blog post is from the begining of january.
The colors challenge this week just screams christmas, but the photo above it isn't.
And this is what I came up with. It's a picture of DS with one of his new presents. The pictures are of him playing not so much opening the gift, like the title suggests. I love the mix of it all, and the pictures are way better then the ones I took that morning, I am not good with the christmas morning photos. The colors are fun to play with, but I think I'm over this mix thanks to my December Daily album. I need to move on, so excited for CHA and all the sneaks that are showing up.