Project Life 2012 | Week 39

Still not running current with these, as I’m using Persnickety Prints instead of printing from home for now. It’s more cost effective to save up big orders to reduce shipping, but I don’t feel “behind” because I have all of the documentation done and the sketches for layouts complete. So it’s really just slipping stuff into pockets and adding a bit of flair once the photos arrive on my doorstep.

I have a bunch of weeks to share (I’ll be posting Project Life spreads once a day this week), and I’ll be back to normal with this project once I get my new ink in the mail and I can start printing from home again.

Project Life 2012 | Week 39

Another awesome week of repeating what’s working for me. Dates and “week” in the upper right corner, this time added to a label sticker because I didn’t want to dedicate a whole pocket to it. Mostly photos, including a 4×6 collage (my favorite technique), fitting words in wherever I can, grouping photos by event and roughly chronologically from the beginning on the week to the end, and another collage in a 6×12 insert. Repeat, repeat, repeat.

Project Life 2012 | Week 39

The left side of the spread is photos from my bestie Harvey’s flag football game. See, we do sporty things sometimes.

I really love the journaling cards Allie designed for Document Life Workshop. If you subscribed to our newsletter early, you’ve already received those cards. If you weren’t so lucky, you’ll be able to buy them Monday when the DLW Shop launches.

Also, I highly recommend that Elise Joy “Today Is” stamp.

Project Life 2012 | Week 39

The first insert is a bunch of photos of the kids in play clothes. Sometimes a major theme for the week just jumps out quite obviously, so I make a page focusing on that. Plus, it’s super cute that Jonas wants to wear dresses all of the time because Eliza does. And it’s cute that Eliza sometimes does her homework in an evening gown I wore to a Homecoming dance when I was in high school.

Project Life 2012 | Week 39

More repeating what works for me. Instagram collages (I’m @Megan_NerdNest and Jake is @Jake_NerdNest), writing journaling into stripes, fitting journaling in the negative spaces of photos, and 4×6 collages. Knowing what works for you and repeating it speeds things up SO MUCH. And even though it’s pretty much the same thing week after week, the content (and, to a lesser extent, the embellishments) gives the album plenty of variance so that the design doesn’t really need it.

Project Life 2012 | Week 39

The back of the insert is tons of 2×2 Instagrams (printed as a collage) and a little description of what’s going on in each photo to the side.

Project Life 2012 | Week 39

The right page of the spread focuses on a visit with my great-grandpa Ray. My mom took Jonas and I over there during the week, and she brought coffee and doughnuts. Jonas had to sample all of them, which was super funny.

Also on this page: Falling in love with Some Nights by FUN and the kids dancing, a visit from my sister, a picture of me, and Eliza’s new (brief) pet centipede.

And that cool doily graphic is from a free digital Design House Digitals and Persnickety Prints kit.

Project Life 2012 | Week 39

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