Project Life 2013 | Week 8 by Megan Anderson

Week 8: February 19-24

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Project Life 2013 | Week 8 by Megan Anderson

After weeks of going insert happy, I finally have a simple Project Life spread! This week was mostly about snow and snuggling up in hermitude, so there wasn’t a whole lot of stuff to try to squeeze in. Well, I say that, but there are still 21 photos in there!

Project Life 2013 | Week 8 by Megan Anderson

Left side: This side focuses on the indoor part of our snow day week: Eliza’s Fisherman’s Pie (from Children’s Step-By-Step Cook Book), documenting the price of filling up our car, Jonas sautéing dinosaurs, the kids planing with a vintage adding game, yoga, Jonas at lunch, reading books before bedtime.

Use quilting rulers to line up photos in a grid | by Megan Anderson

Of note: This week began on the back of a traditional layout from week 7, but I still wanted a grid / pocketed page protector look. I used quilting rulers to help me line up the cards in a grid (though I was quick about it and didn’t worry about it being perfect).

The journaling card is from the Snow Day Printables by rukristin. The cards are actually for snowstorm Nemo (which was not this storm), but there were a few general cards that worked on there as well!

Project Life 2013 | Week 8 by Megan Anderson

Right side: This page is all about the snow! Half is documenting our outdoor activities: snowball fights, shoveling, having to carry Jonas because the snow came up to his knees, snow angels… The other half is all about ice skating.

Of note: I’m sad that I took a picture of this layout weird: the little photo in the bottom left corner is MUCH darker than it is in real life and you can’t really tell what’s going on. I caught Jake throwing a snowball at me mid-flight. It’s a pretty cool picture. Also, I think I look goofy in all of these pictures, but I’m a firm believer in getting yourself in there anyway. No one else thinks I look goofy. Or, at least, not in a bad way. I’m my own worst critic, and I’m sure you are too!

Hope you enjoyed our snow week! Now that I’m caught up with doing and sharing, Project Life spreads will be scheduled on Wednesdays. I’m going to be sharing on a delay to take the pressure off. So look for Week 9 next week!

Supplies Used: Paper: Amy Tangerine Yes, Please Collection Pack, Project Life Seafoam Kit, Maggie Holmes 6 x 6 paper pad for Crate; Stickers: Thickers by American Crafts, Dear Lizay Charm Flags and Labels, Dear Lizzy Charm Bits Perforated Book, Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Sticker Book, Dear Lizzy Charm Flair; Thickers for American Crafts, American Crafts Paradise Stickers; Digital Products: Snow Day Printables by rukristin; 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,O’Lipfa 5-Inch-by-24-Inch Lip Edge Ruler, Omnigrid Rotary Ruler Set.

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Project Life is a memory keeping concept created by Becky Higgins. It can be anything you want it to be.

Click the photos for a larger view. If you want to view the photos much bigger so you can read the journaling, check them out in my Project Life 2013 Flickr Set.

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I use a my custom Blurb planner, which can start and end at any date, to keep track of my journaling for Project Life, so I have rich text even when I get “behind”.

Check out Project Dig Deep, an ebook in which I and six other avid scrapbookers dive deep into the Project Life system, revealing seven amazing strategies that could revolutionize the way you approach Project Life! Foreword by Becky Higgins. The other awesome contributors are Kam Altar, Melanie Britt, Elise Blaha Cripe, Annette Haring, Amy T. Schubert, and Jessica Turner.

For more Project Life inspiration, join the free Big Picture Classes Project Life Community and Jessica Turner’s Project Life Tuesday link-up.