Project Life 2012 | Week 14

Welcome to Week 14 of Project Life!

*Click on the photos for a larger view.

Project Life 2012 | Week 14

This week includes 45 photos and no inserts! This coming from a lady that used to be a one-photo-per-page scrapper. This project has seriously changed the way I view and practice memory keeping. I’m working on some non-PL pages and they look nothing like my old pages. I’m a convert.

I’m pretty proud of the simple awesomeness of this week. For decoration, I only used pens and one piece of double sided scrapbooking paper. And I didn’t even use the whole thing! How’s that for stretching supplies?

Half of this week is a giant 12 x 12 Instagram photo collage. (See how I create and print photo collages here.) I’ve become obsessed with Instagram now that it’s open to Android users, and Jake is on board too. We’ll be talking more about Instagram tomorrow, but if you want to be up to speed now you can follow me and follow Jake.

*A note: this week I have a ton more photos of Project Life than usual. There’s a detail shot of each pocket. I think I’ll start doing this from now on. At first I was worried about going overboard, but I like being able to read other people’s Project Life writings, so I’ll bet you want to see close-ups too. I’ve never read a Project Life post and thought, man, I wish they posted FEWER photos. So I’ve decided less is not more in this case from now on. Forward!

Project Life 2012 | Week 14

The left side of this week’s spread includes the best of the Cannon photos for the week, starting with some of the photos from my March Reads photo shoot. Every pretty embellishment, pattern, and “tag” you see here is from a single sheet of Amy Tangerine Crimson Charm Paper. This paper was stretched by using both sides, cutting out images from the paper with an x-acto knife, rounding the corners on little scraps so they look like tabs, and makings sure to use the patterned strip on the other side of the bar code (the little strip that you usually just cut off and throw away).

Project Life 2012 | Week 14

Mr. Jonas has decided that it’s funny to put food in his hair. I either have to give him three baths a day or deal with a semi-crusty kid. Guess which one wins out most of the time.

The journaling was written directly on the photo.

Project Life 2012 | Week 14

Eliza and Jake preparing Easter eggs by putting rubber bands around them and coloring on them.

Project Life 2012 | Week 14

Mon-artiste.

Project Life 2012 | Week 14

Our Kool-Eggs (made with Kool-Aid). I slipped a few words in the neutral spaces between the pattern in the paper strip.

Project Life 2012 | Week 14

The right side is all Instagrams with one little circle punched out of the Amy Tangerine paper I used for a “This Week in Instagrams” doodle. I thought about trying to fit in descriptions of what was going on, but decided things pretty much spoke for themselves. So this week is more photo heavy and has fewer words. That’s okay, each week will have it’s own vibe.

Project Life 2012 | Week 14

Pocket 1: our books, Eliza’s reading log, handcarving a stamp, Jonas crying after a nap, making banana bread from a box, reading Wrath of Old Coyote

Project Life 2012 | Week 14

Pocket 2: Eliza taking a picture of me taking a picture of her, avocado, our cat Charcoal with his head buried in my arm, Jonas on a school chair (looking for trouble), Eliza showing me the rock she found on her field trip, Jonas with more food on his head

Project Life 2012 | Week 14

Pocket 3: Eliza painting a rock, Jonas taking a bath, our printer before I moved it, rearranged textbooks, the kids’ desk (moved to where the printer was), me celebrating not being in pajamas (as I mostly am)

Project Life 2012 | Week 14

Pocket 4: Finished hand carved stamp, drying wood notebooks, cereal in a measuring cup (so as to avoid washing dishes), Easter shopping, craft shopping, thrifting

Project Life 2012 | Week 14

Pocket 5: thermometer (Jake was super sick Thursday night-Saturday night), our house, stupid tax document that we filled out wrong, covered in kids, homemade cookies, Jonas as Buzz Lightyear

Project Life 2012 | Week 14

Pocket 6: latte from the Filling Station, watching Eliza on the TV during her Spanish class, Archivers (they were having 50% off paper!), me + Jonas, my mom playing board games with Jake and Eliza (She came on Saturday to watch the kids so I could take a nap. My mom is awesome.), and a Spiderman Bingo card.

I am so, so in love with this week and this project as a whole. Are you doing Project Life? Has it changed the way you memory keep?

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Project Life 2012 | Week 14 Supplies



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