Project Life 2013 | Week 1

Hello Project Life 2013! I’m still working on 2012, but I skipped ahead to Week 1 because I felt like it. I’ll probably be jumping around in a confusing way for at least another month. So.

Project Life 2013 | Week 1

This is a partial week, running from Tuesday, January 1 to Sunday, January 6. I meant to run my weeks from Sunday to Saturday again, but I wasn’t paying attention when I ordered my photos. So I’m rolling with it. I tend to think of weeks in a Sunday-Saturday pattern because of the layout of my Google Calendar, but I’ll give this a go. Having the weekends together might be nice. If it annoys me, I reserve the right to change mid-project.

Project Life 2013 | Week 1

The first page of the spread is mostly from January 1st and are all from our iPhones. We got them on New Year’s Day (the first day we were eligible for an upgrade), so we were a little iPhone camera happy. The quality is just so much better than our old phones.

This side details how we spend New Year’s Eve (painting, watching Harry Potter, pausing for a countdown and a three-way kiss between Jake, Eliza, and I). There’s chilling out with Granny-ma (Jake’s mom), playing with our phones, Eliza reading to Jonas, and a bunch of Instagrams.

I love that I got a bunch of journaling in there that I would have otherwise forgotten because I’ve been taking notes each day (ish) in my planner.

Nothing to special technique-wise. I traced the letter stickers in the title with a pen to make them pop more. Combined scraps and cards from the Seafoam Kit. I like adding journaling to the negative space of photos if I can. My favorite technique is adding a strip that wraps around one side, but if the negative space is in the middle of the photo, I like to use punched circles that wrap around the top of the photo.

FINISH Intentions + Action

This week includes an insert for my One Little Word January assignment. You can read the post on how I made the Finish pages and read about the content of the insert in my Finish intentions + actions post. You can also learn how to heat emboss at Document Life Workshop!

Project Life 2013 | Week 1

This side has a visit from Paw Paw, who is technically my ex-step-dad, and his girlfriend. Our family is complicated. Then the kids using flowers as lightsabers (everything right now is a wand or a lightsaber), and the rest of it is from a kid-free day (they spent the night at Jake’s Dad’s). We went on a nice long date / walk to Westport Flea Market for burgers and then to the Apple store for cases and an Olloclip lens. There’s also “Having breakfast” with the kids and Jake’s parents via video chat, and hanging out with our friends Paul, Harvey, and Lisa.

Again, keepin’ it simple: scraps + Seafoam.


Supplies Used: Paper: Seafoam Project Life Core Kit, Project Life Grid Cards, Crate, KI Memories, Hambly, Studio Calico, American Crafts, My Mind’s Eye; Digital elements: download from One Little Word workshop, Ali Edward’s Christmas Story Journaling Card; Pen: K & Company Smash Stick, Uni-Ball White Gel Pen; Stickers: Making Memories, American Crafts, KI Memories, Amy Tangerine Goodness Thickers, Making Memories Tiny Alpha Stickers; Washi: Up & Up, My Mind’s Eye; Adhesive: Scotch Dot Roller; Embossing Powder: Teal Zing! Embossing Powder, Ranger Rich Red, Ranger Clear Embossing Powder; Ink: Pinwheel 8-Color ColorBox Pigment Inkpad, Emboss It by Ranger, Turquoise Metallic Mist by Maya Road; Page Protectors: Project Life Design A, Project Life Design B, Sports Card Protectors; Printing Service: CVS; Tools: EK Success 1-3/8-Inch Circle Punch, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Speedball Linoleum Cutter, 2 x 3 linoleum block, American Crafts Zap Embossing Heat Gun, Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Sewing Machine; Other: Paper scraps from various companies, metal frame, staples, thread.

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