Project Life 2012 | Week 51

Week 51, covering December 16-22. Get ready for it, this is one of my favorite spreads ever.

Project Life 2012 | Week 51

Like the rest of December, all of the documentation is from my December Daily Doc workshop. And I’m getting repetitive, but I really love that writing along with the photos then is allowing me to get detailed journaling down now.

Also, the weird star in the layouts is a censor star. Jake says I’m not allowed to show him without a shirt on the Internets.

Project Life 2012 | Week 51

I had a 12 x 12 space to work with from the last week, and I decided to rock a layout about Eliza’s school Christmas party. I chose it because it was the longest story I had for the week. I usually move roughly from the beginning of the week to the end of a week in a spread, but this week is an exception. My policy is: whatever works.

Project Life 2012 | Week 51

I usually try to keep the dimensional embellishments to a minium, but my insert obsession left me with a thick middle, so the outside of the book could use the thickness to even things out.

Project Life 2012 | Week 51

I made sure to take photos of what Eliza’s classroom looks like. I know she’ll love looking back on that later. I also have photos of a lot of the kids in her class and journaling about her teacher, but I’ll use those for pages in a different spot.

Project Life 2012 | Week 51

The insert blends into the next page, but it’s there! I’m really loving the Design H insert protectors from the Small Variety Pack 1. I can’t wait until they’re back in stock by themselves, I’ve already used all of them in my in-progress 2013 spreads.

It’s all about the year’s first snow and Eliza’s snow day. It’s condensed from this blog post.

Project Life 2012 | Week 51

Project Life 2012 | Week 51

The back of the insert features my usual Instagram collages. The journaling cards list quick descriptions of what’s going on in each picture.

Project Life 2012 | Week 51

Then a bit about working (December is all about record bookends), Jonas mimicking Jake shaving, Jonas drawing, and the Kiekel Christmas party (My grandpa Poppy’s side of the family).

I love how bright and happy this spread is! Stay tuned–there will be a Project Life share almost everyday for awhile!


Supplies Used: Paper: Seafoam Project Life Core Kit, Making Memories, Love Elsie for KI Memories, Crate Paper, Studio Calico, Bazzil Basics, Dear Lizzy for American Crafts; Pen: K & Company Smash Stick; Stickers: Jenni Bowlin, American Crafts, Sassafras Lass; Label: Binder Smash Clips by K & Company; Washi Tape: Winter Wonderland Collection by My Mind’s Eye; Chipboard: K & Company; Flowers: American Crafts, Pink Ninja; Adhesive: Scotch Dot Roller, Scor-Tape; Page Protectors: Project Life Design A, Project Life 12×12, Small Variety Pack 1; Printing Service: CVS; Tools: Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper Trimmer, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper; Font: Garamond; Other: Christmas bag.

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