Welcome to Week 10 of Project Life!
I can’t get enough of this project. I wish I had been scrapbooking this way all along.
Each week for Project Life, I digitally go through my photos for the week and pick my favorites. I put them in a folder on my computer, make a pan and paper sketch for the week based on how many photos I have, and print the photos to size based on my sketch. This week I challenged myself to use the thirty or so photos I chose for the week without including an insert. And I only had to cheat a little.
*As always, click on the photos to get a bigger view.*
This week focuses on the tail end of Jessica’s visit, celebration of the new season and a lot of great everyday life stuff. Week 9 was very friend focused and Week 8 was very extended family focused, so I’m glad to have a week that mostly hones in on the little details of our everyday home life that got left out because of big events the last few weeks.
Almost all of the photos, except for the two that included pictures of our friends, were taken in our backyard. I love that we’ll be spending time out there again.
Because this week is pretty much all photos, I had to get creative to fit words in. I put a title directly onto a photo, included stickers and journaling spaces in the negative spaces, and I wrote journaling directly on top of the photo of the sunset view from our backyard.
Journaling | “Sunday Jessica & I lazed about & spent quality time together. Jacki & Steph went back to Denver. Monday I drove Jessica to the airport and she headed to Baltimore for work. (<-- Brunch with Jess, Harv, & Jonas.) We spent a lot of time playing outside & taking walks, enjoying the weather. matt & Pav came over a bunch to play Portal w/ Jake. I did my first tutoring w/ Achivement Tutors (Poppy babysat). Eliza drew tons and tons of mermaids. jake & I worked on the new blgo design. E got a fever Friday. Nick came to visit. S&B was Friday. Great Week!"
I also included little letter stickers with the dates the week covered. The stickers didn’t have a dash, so I cut up an exclamation point to make one. You can get pretty resourceful by cutting up letter stickers.
Just like the left side, the right side is pretty much all photos. I love the stuff that this page captures- tons of everyday life. Jonas yelling, wanting out of his highchair. Eliza sitting on the couch, playing on the iPad. Jonas and Eliza snuggling watching after school cartoons. Eliza coloring at the kitchen island while I cook. The many faces of Jonas. Neighborhood walk photos. The typography project. I love all of it.
I couldn’t quite include everything I wanted without an insert, so I included a little flip up insert that slides into the middle pocket. I used some extra page protector that I trimmed off of Week 3. The insert has two pockets: one is slipped into the middle pocket of the 12×12 page and the other hangs out and lifts to reveal more stuff. Because the insert was cut, two of the sides are open instead of one. I threw a staple into outside part of the flap to keep the contents from sliding out.
The inside of the mini insert has a copy of a picture Eliza drew (I scanned it and printed it on photo paper). She just learned how to make mermaids, so that’s all she’s been drawing. The picture is a portrait of our family–as mermaids (and mermen). And I love the center photo of Eliza and Jonas, it’s very typical of them right now. Eliza trying to watch a cartoon after school, Jonas climbing on her/ snuggling her, Harry Potter 4 on the back of the couch waiting to be read. Everyday moments are the best.
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Project Life 2012 | Week 9 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.