Welcome to Week 3 of Project Life! It’s funny that I was worried about having hardly any photos for Week 3 after our lens broke, but I ended up needing two inserts this week. That’s what happens when you get a new lens.

Project Life 2012 | Week 3

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Project Life 2012 | Week 3

I had so much fun playing with layers this week. For the first insert, I took a cue from Ali Edward’s Week 2 and cut off the outer pockets of a page protector. I used the left 12×12 page and the insert to give a look into what we did daily; I used internet photos (the MLK photo and SOPA photo) and photos from our phones to fill in the blanks while we didn’t have a lens. Notice that the yellow/orange paper is repeated three times (twice on the left and once on the right). This creates a visual triangle and ties the insert page to the left page.

I did this also with the color red – Eliza’s clothes in the photos inside the insert create a visual triangle with the red photobooth photo showing through from the right 12×12 page. Because Project Life doesn’t always have a theme tying the whole spread together, using color can make pages feel cohesive.

Project Life 2012 | Week 3

Flip the first insert and you’ll find a second insert. This time I added an 8 x 8. (The holes in the page protector didn’t add up, so I punched a new hole). I used the 8 x 8 to add the flier for the MOC Arts and Crafts Bazaar we were part of this week, as well as some business cards from the other participants.

Again, I used color to make sure that this layer felt balanced. The back of the first insert uses red to tie into the right 12 x 12 page, and the 8 x 8 insert repeats patterned paper that can bee seen from the left 12 x 12 page.

Project Life 2012 | Week 3

Flip again for the back of the 8 x 8 insert and the right 12 x 12 layout. I chose to do a full layout for this page. I knew I wanted to use tons of little photos on the page, so I wanted more freedom for placement. Remember, Project Life can be anything you want it to be – you don’t have to use pocketed page protectors all the time.

There’s another visual triangle here, this time using shapes. The fancy frame journaling spot is repeated on the back of insert one, to the top left of the right 12 x 12 layout, and to the right of the photobooth picture of Jake and me.

Also, I tied one of our product tags right onto the binder clip for a little extra somethin’ somethin’.

Now for a closer look on what’s going on on each page.

Project Life 2012 | Week 3

The first page covers Sunday to Wednesday. I split the top left pocket into two 4 x 6 sections, using the little flag banner (discontinued Sassafras) as a visual separation; so the “Sun” section and “Mon” section are really in the same pocket. I feel like this is something I’ll be doing a lot, as I pick the week’s page protectors based on the content I have but am stuck with the week before’s on the left side. Make it work!

Project Life 2012 | Week 3

The first side of insert numero one is all photos and tiny journaling bits. The photo in the middle is my favorite, so instead of sizing it down to fit in the 4×4 spaces, I cut in the center and had it cover two pockets.

Project Life 2012 | Week 3

The back of insert one was mostly miscellaneous photos, but also included some journaling for the MOC layout (because you can still see that spot when the other insert is turned) and the dates for the week.

Project Life 2012 | Week 3

The front of insert two is the MOC flier and business cards.

Project Life 2012 | Week 3

The back of insert two is business cards and a photo our booth at the show. (Thanks, Amy, for taking the photo! Can’t believe we forgot. Lesson: other people’s Facebooks are good PL photo sources.)

Project Life 2012 | Week 3

Last is the MOC layout, which I LOVE. This is probably the most expensive page that doesn’t have a ton of embellishments that I’ve ever made (the background is patterned paper + Basic Grey lace paper + a Hambly overlay). Jake wrote inside the little frame. I like that his handwriting is in here.

Project Life 2012 | Week 3

I’m loving this project so much. It’s been so inspiring for me. Now that I’m all caught up, PL posts will be on Tuesdays. That means come back tomorrow for Week 4!

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Project Life 2012 | Week 2 Supplies

Click on the images to link to the products used this week. Some products are not included, as they are discontinued.



Project Life is a memory keeping concept created by Becky Higgins.