Project Life 2012 | Week 2

Week 2: January 7-13

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Project Life 2012 | Week 2

Project Life 2012 | Week 2

Left side: Jonas and Jake getting eggs with Jonas’s very own shopping cart, hanging with our friend Steve, me snuggling Jonas all through his nap, Charcoal, morning kisses (and shirtless blur), Jonas sleeping, the kids watching TV on the last day of Winter Break, coffee date with Jonas, the Quidditch Goals Poppy made, Jonas washing dishes, playing outside.

Techniques: Wrapping strips of paper scraps around photos to fit in journaling on photos, writing in the white space of photos, two vertical photos in a collage in a 3×4 spot.

Project Life 2012 | Week 2

Insert, Side 1: Eliza at 7. Eliza’s birthday was during this week, so I captured a bit of what she’s like! I chose random photos of Eliza from the week and included random facts about her, but wrote to her. I did the same for Jonas.

Techniques: For this insert, I cut an inch off of the side of a 12×12 page protector and closed it with washi tape. This page is actually a sample I made for a scrapbooking class I taught at a local scrapbooking store YEARS ago. I’m making it my goal to actually use those samples this year.

Project Life 2012 | Week 2

Project Life 2012 | Week 2

Insert, Side 2: Eli’s birthday! We had her grandparents over, but that’s a FULL HOUSE for us, considering that Jake and I both have two parent sets. We had an ice cream bar, which was super fun.

I forgot about the blog post about Eliza’s birthday while making this. I’ll have to go in and add a few more details lifted from that post.

Techniques: One of the photos was taken by someone at our party who didn’t know how to work the camera, and it’s super overexposed. It also happens to be my favorite picture in the bunch, because of the look on Eliza’s face. I put the story and the way I feel about the photos before quality. Also, I tried to include a combination of photos that captured every guest.

(And if you’re confused, yes, Eliza’s birthday was in January and yes, we’re not having the kid party until this weekend. It takes us a long time to get things together.)

Project Life 2012 | Week 2

Left side: Jake and Eliza building Legos, bike lessons, our front porch view, Jonas sitting in the sink and turning it on, a little snow, Eliza and Jonas make soufflé, baby shower for Lisa and baby Ava.

Project Life 2012 | Week 2

I’ve been writing a bit about each day in my my custom planner from Blurb, so I still have words and details I’d otherwise forget! That way it doesn’t matter if I’m “caught up” or working five weeks “behind”.

Supplies Used: Paper: Seafoam Project Life Core Kit, Project Life Grid Cards, Amy Tangerine for American Crafts, Basic Grey, Sassafras Lass, the Paper Studio; Pen: K & Company Smash Stick, Uni-Ball White Gel Pen; Stickers: Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Stickers Book, Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Sticker Sheet, October Afternoon, American Crafts, Washi: Up & Up; Adhesive: Scotch Dot Roller; Tag: Avery; Page Protectors: Project Life Design A, Project Life Design B, Project Life 12×12; Printing Service: Persnickety Prints; Tools: EK Success 1-3/8-Inch Circle Punch, EK Success 1-1/4-Inch Circle Punch, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper Trimmer.

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