Project Life 2012 | Week 35

Playing a bit of catch-up with Project Life. Not because I’m running “behind”, but because I’m trying out printing through Persnickety Prints instead of at home. Which means I have to wait for the photos to be shipped.

I’m going to do a cost / quality analysis coming up (I know, that’s super nerdy) and will go more in-depth into what I thought of Persnickety on Wednesday (ish). But for now, all it means is that there will be two Project Life spreads posted this week.

Project Life 2012 | Week 35

This week is all about the photos. It seems like pretty much all of the photos from this week were from Instagram (we’re @Megan_NerdNest and @Jake_NerdNest), except for a big family photo shoot. I’m using the individual portraits of all of us from the shoot for the August cover page (similar to these monthly cover pages), so I just stuck to my favorite photo of all of us together for this weekly spread.

Project Life 2012 | Week 35

The left side of the spread is all Instagrams. I used leftover stamped labels from the Florida minibook to write in what’s going on in the photos.

Oh, and doesn’t Jonas kind of look like the kid from Jerry McGuire with Jake’s glasses on?

Project Life 2012 | Week 35

The first side of the insert is a bit about meeting our new-to-us car (here’s the story on that).

Project Life 2012 | Week 35

I’m going to be honest with you: I was a bit afraid to use that Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Crepe Paper. I mean, it’s a $3.00 sheet of paper. That’s a little intimidating, because I figure that it has to be special. I has to shine, right? So I took up a Big Picture Classes Big Idea Festival Challenge from Amy Sorensen to use a supply you’ve been saving. And I’m so glad I did! That paper is happy, and it really brought the happy feeling of getting Abraham to a neutral-colored photo. Also, it ties in with a few of the colors on the other pages (which I usually try to do).

Project Life 2012 | Week 35

More of that crape paper and BAM!, a 12×12 photo.

Project Life 2012 | Week 35

The photo at the top of the insert is from a water bending experiment that our friend Steve (who has a Master’s in electrical engineering and is one of the smartest people we know) showed us so we could do it with Eliza. Yep, we do kid science experiments in our kitchen at midnight on Saturday nights. We’re hip.

The bits at the bottom are to tie into the giant photo.

Project Life 2012 | Week 35

The giant photo is partially because I was ordering from Persnickety Prints and wanted to try something I can’t do at home, and partially because of Stephanie Baxter‘s Challenge to use a big photo for the Big Picture Classes Big Idea Festival. The photo is printed metallic, which doesn’t really show up in the photos but is pretty cool in real life. I printed it this large knowing that the resolution wasn’t high enough for a photo this big, but not caring that it would turn out a bit blurry. I love that, even though Persnickety warned me this would happen before I finished my order, they still offered to reprint the photo for free in a higher res. That’s customer service right there.

Come back tomorrow for Week 36!


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