Week 22 and I’m still the one of the biggest Project Life advocates you’ll find.
This week I didn’t feel like I was trying to squeeze way too much in, mostly because Monday and Sunday were out of the picture with the extra Memorial Day spread that overviewed our Denver friends’ stay. What was left was a lot of beautiful, routine, everyday stuff.
The left page has a photo of Jonas, Eliza, and I that I took using our camera’s self timer. I sat the camera on our porch, lay on the ground to see through the viewfinder, and ran like crazy to get behind the kids. I loved the result so much that I spread it over two spots (I did this by printing a photo 6 x 8 on 8.5 x 11 paper, along with a few other smaller photos, and cropping it in half).
The middle row contains photos of Jonas trying to stick a USB drive in Jake’s ear with the question, “Hey Dad, are you a cyborg?”
The bottom row is a random picture of Jonas, a photo of us having dinner with our friend Matt, and some journaling detailing how a debate with Matt became a pretty heavy argument after that dinner. I keep it real in here, guys.
I used a 8.5 x 11 page protector from Office Max to hold one of Eliza’s pictures. She’s been drawing the Harry Potter trio and dementors all of the time lately (seriously-we’ve got about ten of these), so I wanted to make sure that was included. The magic hat brad is is an old Creative Imaginations product designed by Renae Lindgren. I’ll be using them on a bunch of Harry Potter pages in the near future.
I used a full 12×12 page for the right side. Sometimes I do this when I want to fit in a bunch of photos or do a collage without worrying how everything will fit into the protectors.
And we’ve got the back of Eliza’s drawing. She’s also been drawing ice cream cones a lot lately (getting ready for Summer?).
The last page is a collage of Instagram photos for the week. I forgot to check Jake’s phone (I usually pull photos from both of our phones each week), so these are all from mine. There’s a tea date in there, Jonas swinging at his grandparents’, the kids in our tiny kid pool from Uncle Harvey, the kids playing together, Jonas engrossed in Yo Gabba Gabba, Creative Coldstone (our neighborhood art shop), and Eliza sleeping, after we’d missed the bus.
I’m still obsessed with Target’s “washi” tape and I’m working on using up scraps: The leaf paper had a huge circle cut from the middle from when I used it for this book, but the collage covers it, so you’d never know. There was also a bit ripped off of the top, so I lined up another scrap of paper to cover the “hole” and threw some old KI Memories rub-ons on there. I’m trying to look through my scrap box before I cut into a new piece of paper. That’s going pretty well.
It’s easier with Project Life, because I use bits and pieces more than full sheets or large chunks of paper.
Are you doing Project Life? Are you finding it easier to use scraps with it?
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Project Life is a memory keeping concept created by Becky Higgins.