Week 7: February 11-18.
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Another crazy insert-packed week! I could have kept this layout to one insert, but I wanted to include a traditional layout and Valentine’s Day memerobilia into the spread. So it’s packed once again. But I used NO inserts for Week 8 (which I’m sharing tomorrow), so that sort of evens things out maybe. I also jumbled this week up by theme instead of moving roughly chronologically from Monday to Sunday, left to right, as I usually do. Lastly, I accidentally included the following Monday when I planned this page (because I forgot about President’s Day and those photos looked like weekend photos), so this spread covers 8 days instead of 7. I’m rolling with it.
Left Side: Everyday awesomeness. Kids snuggling, planning our pipe bookshelf, riding bikes, and a family dinner at our house for Mardi Gras.
Of note: I love adding in little circles or wrap-around-tags to photos, especially when a page is photo-heavy. This not only adds in more room for words, but adds in pops of color as well.
Insert 1, Front: More everyday stuff: trying to name all of the presidents backwards in the car (Nerd Games!), going out for froyo for a school fundraiser, dinner with my dad at Grinders, the Mardi Gras journaling for the left page, and Eliza reading Cat in the Hat.
Of note: I used the Document Life Workshop February Cards heavily this week. You can get .pdf printable free or can buy the .jpg kit version for $1. I printed the Mardi Gras .jpg card onto a green ombre page from the Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm 6×6 Paper Pad. Putting printables on patterned papers is becoming one of my favorite Project Life techniques.
It’s so exciting to get to use stuff Allie and I have designed! You should also check out the new Document Life Workshop Store (mostly) Jake and I coded. I’m pretty proud of it. And it’s only going to get cooler.
Insert 1, Back: Valentine’s Day, random bits from the week not photographed, and a funny quote from Jake about feeling like he’s doing a Jedi mind trick on automatic towel dispensers.
Of note: Trying to include more social media stuff. The free Social Media Cards by Peppermint Creative are pretty cool.
Insert 2, Front: Eliza made us a super cute card for us at school.
Insert 2, Back: I had to trim down E’s card a bit, but I love having a bit of her handwriting and spelling at this age.
Insert 3, Front: Just like last year, I included a page of valentines. I love that Eliza will be able to look on what sorts of things were popular in her childhood and will get to see her classmate’s names. (The Power Rangers card was the one Eliza brought to school. Because she’s awesome.) I also included a Valentine from my grandpa and Jonas’s two valentines (one from his cousin Nathan and one from Eliza).
Of note: The blurring is one of Eliza’s classmates. I love that she made a homemade card with a photo of herself with Eliza! Cutest thing.
Insert 4, Front: Hello baby Ava! I’m so obsessively in love with my best friend’s new baby. These photos of Ava after she was only a few hours old.
Of note: I’ve been using the heck out of my Project Life Baby Kit, but I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’ve used it to document an actual baby. Hah! Also, I realized that we only had photos of Harvey and Ava and not of Lisa. Getting the mama in there is pretty darn important! So I asked Harvey to send me a photo of Lisa and Ava. I love technology.
Insert 4, Back: More Ava! These were taken a few days after she was born when we took Eliza and Jonas to meet her.
Of note: I originally planned this insert to be the right page. Then I remembered I had a layout to include, too. Design A spreads are so easy to turn into a Design H insert.
Right Side: You’ve already seen this 5 Things layout!
Crazy in love with this spread specifically and this project in general.
Come back tomorrow morning for Week 8!
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 Baby Kit, Project Life Seafoam Kit, Amy Tangerine Ready Set Go Collection, The Paper Studio; 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; Digital Products: Document Life Workshop February Cards Free Printable, Document Life Workshop Digital Cards, , Social Media Cards by Peppermint Creative; Pen: K & Company Smash Stick; Stamps: Amy Tangerine Lovely Yes, Please Calendar Stamp, Autumn Leaves; Ink: ColorBox Black; Mist: Maya Road; Washi Up & Up, My Mind’s Eye; Page Protectors: We R Memory Keepers Multi Pack, Project Life Small Variety Pack 1, Project Life 8.5 x 11; Project Life 12 x 12; Adhesive: Scotch Dot Roller; Printing Service: CVS, Shutterfly; Tools: EK Success Circle Nesting Punch, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper Trimmer; Other: Memorabilia, Vintage Button.
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