Week 6: February 4-10.
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This week of Project Life is a little crazy. There are 4 inserts (I have an addiction) and a ton more bits of fancy than normal, as I put in a big order at Two Peas in a Bucket and was excited to use all of my goodies. I’m so in love with it!
Left Side: Kids snuggling reading Wired in on a lazy Saturday morning, Jake taking a break from coding to add some of his very pretty handwriting to my Project Life 2012 | Week 50, dinner with Jake’s mom, brother, and his girlfriend, playing Pente with our friend Steve, and awesome random Instagrams.
Of Note: Before I bought supplies from the new lines I love, I looked back and thought about what I really use. The answer was stuff I can write on: paper with subtle pattern or lines, tags, and labels. 6 x 6 paper pads were high on my list too, because I use a lot of 4 x 6 spots for journaling and there aren’t a lot of write-on-able 4 x 6 patterns in the Project Life kits. I kept that in mind, so they’re popping up a lot this week. I also snagged the Amy Tangerine Lovely Yes, Please Calendar Stamp, which you can customize to fit the current calendar. I’m planning on using this almost every week, but it will take me awhile to get it to stamp clearly every time. I filled in my “messed up” spots with a pen. The Here and There badge is on the outside of the page protector. I learned last year that I need to add a bit of bulk to the outsides of my layouts to make up for all of the inserts.
Of Note: I printed my photos at my local CVS for this week, and they cut off many of my photos even though I specified the program to not crop. I rolled with some of them, but had to re-print the Jonas-yoga photo at home.
Insert 1, Back: Everyday stuff. Jonas giggling, Jake and the kids running around trying to kiss each other (it’s a weird tag / monster sort of a kiss game), Eliza playing, more Instagrams.
Of note: I also added in extra journaling of random bits from the week I’d written down.
Insert 2, Front: The beginning of the inserts documenting our Legoland visit.
Of note: I used the folder thing that the photo we bought at Legoland came in for the Legoland logo and the Lego “paper”. That “L” is an upside-down “7”.
Insert 2, Back: That photo from us on Kingdom Quest was $11, but we bought it anyway because Jake-as-Yosimite-Sam is my favorite picture of him so far this year. So silly. I started paraphrasing the words from the blog post here.
Insert 3, Front: Eliza and Jake racing Lego cars we built.
Of note: I changed my design plan for the Inserts to make room for more journaling, but I still wanted to include two extra 4 x 6 photos. So I just matted them on patterned paper and stuck them in a 5 x 7 protector.
Insert 3, Back: Eliza and I singing karaoke.
Of note: I cropped and re-put together a 6 x 6 piece of paper for this 5 x 7 background.
Insert 4, Front: The rest of the Legoland photos (Kansas City Miniland!) and the rest of the journaling.
Insert 4, Back: Journaling explaining the next page.
Of note: The Oh My Snippets Paper by Studio Calico would work great to cut up to put in page protectors, too. A few of the sayings didn’t make sense for the page, so I bits from the other half of the paper over the bits that weren’t working.
Right Side: Our friend Tiffany’s wedding shower, hanging out with Jake’s Dad, step-mom, and little brother, our cat, and chatting with Jake’s foreign-exchange-brother in Taiwan about Chinese New Year.
Of note: I do a lot of communicating via soical media, so I’m trying to capture more of that, especially for people I don’t see in “real life.” I want to make sure those relationships are documented too. Solution: screen shots. The Chinese New Year words are from the Document Life Workshop February Cards Free Printable.
I’d like to say that Week 7 is a little more toned down, but I’d be lying. I should be sharing that
tomorrow Thursday afternoon.
I’m all caught up. Wahoo!
Supplies Used: Paper: Amy Tangerine Yes, Please Collection Pack, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm 6×6 Paper Pad, Oh My Snippets Paper by Studio Calico, Maggie Holmes 6×6 Paper Pad, Project Life Seafoam Kit; Stickers: Dear Lizay Charm Flags and Labels, Dear Lizzy Charm Bits Perforated Book, Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Sticker Book; Thickers for American Crafts, American Crafts Paradise Stickers; Tags: Love Note Mini Tags by Chic Tags; Badges: Here and There by Studio Calico; Brad: My Mind’s Eye; Digital Products: Document Life Workshop February Cards Free Printable; Pen: K & Company Smash Stick; Stamps: Amy Tangerine Lovely Yes, Please Calendar Stamp; Ink: ColorBox Black; Page Protectors: We R Memory Keepers Multi Pack, Project Life Small Variety Pack 1, Project Life 8.5 x 11; American Crafts 6 x 12; Printing Service: CVS, Legoland; Tools: We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper Trimmer; Other Legoland Memerobilia.
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