Week 32, over 40 photos, 2 inserts, and a whole lot of love still goin’ on with this project.
I started off with sort-of traditional scrapbook page, with the “week 32” and dates thrown in. I like that the background paper already had “3”s on it, so I just added some “2”s.
This layout contains photos from our most recent city market adventure. I throwing traditional pages into the Project Life mix; it keeps me from missing them.
The first side of the trading card protector insert covers Eliza’s entries for Allie’s Craft Olympics. She entered all five events, but we’ve still got one to blog about. Jake’s writing that one, so who knows when it will actually be posted. Even though the craft projects were all about Eliza, Jonas did a fair amount of helping too. How cute is he all covered in paint? I love it.
I didn’t want to put in the story of all of those projects into PL, so there might be a minibook in the near future.
The back of the trading card insert is all good ‘ole everyday stuff. All of the photos are Instagramed, cropped so that two fit in each pocket. I left the centers for messy-handwriting explanations of what’s going on in the photos.
I also threw in an exciting tidbit that doesn’t have a photo. There will be a full page about that sometime soon (with the journaling blurred out, most likely).
Next is a 6 x 12 insert showing off the celebration of Jake’s grandpa’s 90th birthday! Awesome.
And then the back is my mom’s birthday (we had a REALLY busy Saturday). We didn’t get a photo of my mom (oops), but it’s hard to focus on grown-ups when you’ve got two babies running around banging on pots and pans as cute as can be.
Just a note: the 6 x 12 inserts were the only thing not sketched out before I printed photos. Which is why they overlap and don’t have a grid. You can tell when I don’t have a plan (or, at least, I can). A little overlapping never hurt anyone.
Oh, and that photo of me has me thinking that I should probably invest in a hair cut.
The last page is more great everyday stuff. Jake video chatting with his parents, Eliza on her very own computer, Jonas climbing (as always), and everyone hanging out on our front porch (yep, we have a couch there).
I made sure to tie in the patterned papers from the first page on the last one, so the whole thing goes together. I have fun bringing a PL spread together through color and composition, even when the events have nothing to do with each other. It’s my favorite form of scrapbooking ever, for sure.
Learn how I make photo collages in Photoshop.
For all posts tagged Project Life, click here.
For more Project Life inspiration, join the free Big Picture Classes Project Life Community.