Project Life 2013 | Week 3

Week 3: January 14-20

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Project Life 2013 | Week 3

This week features the beginning of our Denver trip, so there were TONS of photos. I focused on the people shots mostly for this, so all of the pretty landscapes will be housed in a mini album later.

I wanted the focus on the photos and words (and I wanted to end up with no more than two inserts), so I stuck mostly with the Seafoam kit.

Project Life 2013 | Week 3

Left side: All of the pre-trip everyday stuff for the week. Jonas telling me to say cheese for his camera, everyday Instagrams of my sister bringing over her cat to stay with us for awhile, the kids reading, Jonas playing, Jake fixing stuff, Jonas tucking in his favorite baby doll, and Jonas taking a bath, a photo of Jake’s new glasses, a “what happened this week” sort of card, Jake recovering hard drive data, a Currently Card, more Instagrams of cats and kids, including Jonas going potty in the potty (!!!) and my grandpa taking apart our old piano, and side work coding stuff.

Of note: I cut down a 3×4 card to fit the start and end quotes in a small space.

Project Life 2013 | Week 3

Insert #1, Side 1: Our drive to Denver (including taking a picture of me with a giant gas station bear on the way) and our first night with our friends. Driving, pulling over for photos, and dinner with Jessica, Jackii, and Chris once we got in.

Of note: I was lazy and didn’t crop the photos from my phone to 4 x 6 (they’re a little shorter), so I cropped off the white edges and adhered them to Seafoam cards. This is repeated a few times this week.

Project Life 2013 | Week 3

Project Life 2013 | Week 3

Insert #1, Side 2: Red Rocks, Boulder, and our lunch at Dushanbe Teahouse.

Of note: I covered words on one of the cards with a button. Too much “title” text overwhelms me. Also, I folded up and slipped in a brochure from the restaurant.

Project Life 2013 | Week 3

Insert #2, Side 1: Photos of Jake and I at Flagstaff Summit.

Of note: I like that the Design H insert (found in the Small Variety Pack 1) blends into Design A behind it.

Project Life 2013 | Week 3

Of note: I printed a panoramic photo Jake took with his iPhone onto three 4 x 6 photos and spread them over the top of this spread, from the back of the second insert to the right page.

Project Life 2013 | Week 3

Insert #2, Side 2: More Flagstaff.

Project Life 2013 | Week 3

Right side: More Flagstaff, getting lost in IKEA, more on how we spent our Denver time.

Of note: I used some packaging from a Making Memories sticker pack as paper. It matched the compas paper I was using.

I probably won’t rely on Seafoam this heavily often, but I like how this week turned out. Mostly, I’m a big fan of the layers.

Have you ever used Project Life to document a trip?


Supplies Used: Paper: Seafoam Project Life Core Kit, Amy Tangerine Sketchbook 6X6 Paper Pad, Making Memories, Bazzill Basics; Digital Products: rukristin Color Currently Cards, Pen: K & Company Smash Stick; Stickers: Thickers by American Crafts, Making Memories, Sassafras Lass; Adhesive: Scotch Dot Roller; Page Protectors: Project Life Design A, Project Life Small Variety Pack 1; Printing Service: Persnickety Prints; Tools: We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Other: Vintage Button, Making Memories packaging.

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