Week 11: March 11-17.
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This week is all about everyday stuff, a wedding, St. Patty’s Day, and a few deep thoughts. For the first time in forever, I didn’t have a sketch planned out. I printed photos on the fly based on how I thought they’d fit in, and had to do a bit of re-arranging as I go. It was nice to get back to printing at home this time around, because I got to finish my photo editing / planning / printing / layout decorating / journaling adding all in one go (so super rare for me). And it all took less than two hours (which includes a lot of time fighting with my printer, which wouldn’t believe that it had paper loaded). Super happy with the results.
Left side: This side is all of the week’s everyday stuff. Lots of reading, enjoying the nice weather (which was disappointingly fleeting) in our backyard, cute pictures of the kiddos, notes on E missing the bus a few times this week, and some Lego action.
Of note: The “If I could turn back time” Daylights Savings Time flag will be available soon in the Document Life Workshop Store. It’s part of a March Documentation Cards Kit. I printed it to size (3×4), cut off a bit from the sides, and turned the card into a flag by cutting out a triangle with two quick snips. I can see doing this again with other Project Life cards in the future to expand their potential as embellishments.
Still into using the Lovely Yes, Please Amy Tangerine Calendar Stamp Set to document the dates the spreads cover. I’m getting so much better at getting a clear image every time as I use it more. It’s back in stock at Two Peas if you’ve been pining for it!
Extra Note: The paper slid around a bit when I took the photo, and the
Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Flair is on top of the page protector. I didn’t notice until I uploaded the photos, but I promise that the flair isn’t cutting off the words on the Daylight Savings Time tag.
Insert: The insert is my 30 Days of Lists Week 3.
Right side: This side documents the St. Patrick’s Day parade, which we walked to in miserable snow / sleety weather accompanied with honest journaling about my big baby whining and Jonas’s toddler meltdown. The rest of the photos are from our friends Tiffany and Burt’s wedding. The quote is from Barbara Kingsolver and is from the The Ethics of Eating podcast. It’s just what I needed this week. (It also didn’t print correctly, but I rolled with it rather than wasting another bit of card stock.
Of note: Another Document Life Workshop March card turned flag!
I totally had enough St. Patty’s Day parade and street party pictures to justify an insert, but I decided to focus on just us instead. And my crabbiness. Because that was not fun weather, folks.
I filled out a Currently card from my awesome friend Kristin. Currently is a weekly challenge, but I’m just throwing them in as I feel like it. I like that they capture a little bit of what I’m doing. Things that probably won’t make it to the pictures. I used the digital version, but they’re now available in physical format too. (And I’m just blabbing about it because I like it, not because she asked me to.)
I printed the aforementioned quote on one of the folded cards from the Seafoam Project Life Kit and recorded some things that have been weighing on me lately.
I put a sentiment from this Currently Amy Tangerine Yes, Please Paper. I’ll leave it unblocked for next week, so this card is doing double duty.
How’s your Project Life going? Do you ever include the things you’ve been thinking about?
Supplies Used*: Paper: Yes, Please Amy Tangerine Collection Pack, Crimson Charm Amy Tangerine Sketchbook Paper, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm 6X6 Paper Pad, Project Life Seafoam Kit; Stickers: Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Flags And Labels Sticker Sheet, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Bits Perforated Book; Flair: Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Flair; Pen: EK Success Zig Memory System Millennium 0.8-mm Marker; Stamps: Lovely Yes, Please Amy Tangerine Calendar Stamp Set; Ink: ColorBox Black; Page Protectors: We R Memory Keepers Multi Pack, Project Life Design A; Adhesive: Scotch Dot Roller; Printer: HP Photosmart 7510 All-in-One; Photo Paper: Office Max; Tools: EK Success Circle Nesting Punch, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper Trimmer.
*Insert supplies not listed; find those in the seperate posts about each page.
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