Week 12: March 18-24.
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This week was full of lots of time spent with family, Jake’s and my 9th dating anniversary, and my first haircut in over a year and a half.
I was super excited to get to use the Jade Project Life kit this week. I so love the colors in the kit. I also used these Amy Tangerine Corrugated Thickers, which I love, throughout the spread to tie everything together.
Left Side: This side is all everyday stuff: Lots of cooking (Jake made noodles for Chicken and Noodles. Eliza read the recipe and made shrimp fried rice mostly from scratch using her Children’s Step-By-Step Cook Book.) My mom and my sister came over for dinner, and we spent an awesome couple of hours talking and laughing together.
I mostly used the Jade kit (you can tell I was excited to try it out!). The smile card is from Studio Calico.
I love the blue polka dot washi from my mind’s eye in combo with the Jade colors.
Insert 1: See more on the #30Lists insert in the 30 Days of Lists Week 4 post.
Insert 2, Front: I made this page about Jake’s and my 9th anniversary, inspired by the self-paced workshop The Ties That Bind taught by Stephanie Howell, which I’m taking c/o Big Picture Classes. I posted about it in this Documenting Relationships post, but have since added a photo of us. The photo is actually from a walk we took the following week, but that’s not exactly important.
Insert 2, Back: Hello new haircut! This is a whole story, so I’ll write out the journaling:
I bit the bullet and put my money where my mouth is–I went local for my first haircut in forever. I was expecting it to be expensive ($55) but it wasn’t ($30 for a cut + eyebrow wax with $5 off for being a first timer).
I was expecting to be uncomfortable. I hate getting my hair cut. I hate that stylists don’t get that I WON’T FIX MY HAIR. I usually feel bullied into beauty. This was not like that.
It was the best salon experience I’ve ever had. I have never felt so comfortable– I seriously wanted to just keep hanging out with Virgil. He asked about my usual routine and fit the cut to what I already do– I’ve found my place!
P. S. Hair inspired by Jennifer Lawrence.
This page is a good example of mixing and matching kits. I used the salon sign in the photo as a starting point and took the blues and greens from the Jade kit. I mixed in plenty of neutrals and whites from Jade, Seafoam, and Studio Calico to give the eye a break and to give me places to write. I added in the yellow from Seafoam and Dear Lizzy’s Lucky Charm line to add a bit of happy feeling to the page and to tie it into the next page.
The yello “Hello Sunshine” flair button is Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Flair and I used the Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Bits Perforated Sticker Book a lot too. I’m finding that the Dear Lizzy line combines really well with all three Project Life kits I now have (Seafoam, Baby, and Jade). And the gray chevron washi by My Mind’s Eye is in line to be the first washi tape I actually run out of.
Right Side: My little artists, snuggling, the kids reading library books, and MORE SNOW. (Ugh.) I had an extra spot, so I included something exciting that didn’t make it into previous weeks for some reason: Jake now gets to spend 20% of his work time on independent development projects.
The yellow paper is from Dear Lizzy’s Lucky Coin Paper, which has 4×6 sized spots perfect to cut out as journaling cards. The green striped card is Jade; the rest of the cards are from the Studio Calico grab bag.
This page has other Dear Lizzy love on it too. I’m down to my last few stickers from the Charm Flags And Labels. The lovely sticker is from the Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Bits Perforated Sticker Book, which is used on every single page in this spread, except for the #30Lists inserts.
Crazy that, in a week where not much really happened, I still found so much to document! How do you document slower weeks?
Supplies Used*: Paper: Dear Lizzy Lucky Coin Paper, Yes Please Amy Tangerine Collection Pack, Currently Amy Tangerine Yes, Please Paper, Studio Calico Project Life Grab Bag, Project Life Seafoam Kit, , Project Life Jade Kit, Love is the Answer Card by Art Equals Happy, Jenni Bowlin Paper Circles; Embellishments: Amy Tangerine Corrugated Thickers, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Flair, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Bits Perforated Sticker Book, Dear Lizzy Charm Flags And Labels Stickers, Pictures Indie Chic Decorative Tape by My Minds Eye, Grow Indie Chic Decorative Tape by My Minds Eye, American Crafts Flower Sticker, October Afternoon Label, GCD Decorative Paperclip; Pen: EK Success Zig Memory System Millennium 0.8-mm Marker; Page Protectors: Project Life Design A, Project Life Small Variety Pack 1; Adhesive: Scotch Dot Roller; Printing Service: Persnickety Prints; Tools: We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper Trimmer.
*30 Days of Lists insert supplies not listed; find that in the post about the page.
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