Project Life 2013 | Week 16 by Megan Anderson

Week 16: April 8-14

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This week it’s all about great everyday stuff and working in traditional pages. I challenged myself to stick with a core kit (Jade) for everything that wasn’t already done for this week. Loving the turnout.

Also, I’ve been ordering photos in multiple week batches at Persnickety Prints to justify shipping. Can’t beat the quality. (There’s a post for that, which I said I’d do in January, but I still have to try Snapfish.)

Project Life 2013 | Week 16 by Megan Anderson

Left Side: Soccer, hanging out with my sister, the kids serenading us, spelling words in the morning, trying to switch back to cloth diapers (didn’t happen, btw), watching the rain, hanging out with Jake’s sister, Jake looking handsome, sending off our friend Jack, who moved out of state, and a big DMV hullabaloo.

All the photos on this page were taken with my iPhone. The title was made with Kelly Purkey Plain Jane Alphabet stamp set, which I know I’m going to be using a ton. I mixed two different colors of orange ink on there to try to get the color close to what was on the card, then I outlined the letters in pen to make them stand out amist all of the words. Also, there wasn’t a dash in the stamp set for the date range, so I cut the dot off of the “i” so I could use the base of the letter. Now I’ll just have two pieces to my “i”. Now that I think of it, I could have just not inked the dot. Oh well.

Project Life 2013 | Week 16 by Megan Anderson

Insert 1, Front: I made this layout for Clean and Simple by Cathy Zielske (which I’m taking c/o Big Picture Classes). After getting the print back, I just rounded the corners and popped it on coordinating blue cardstock.This picture doesn’t really do it justice.

Weird: the newest batch of Project Life 8.5 x 11 page protectors is a little smaller than 8.5 inches, so I’ve been having to trial and error with cutting layouts down.

Project Life 2013 | Week 16 by Megan Anderson

Insert 1, Back + Insert 2, Front I made this layout about a cute debate Jake and Eliza have ongoing as one of the 10 National Scrapbooking Challenges I took on at Big Picture. (I won a randomly drawn prize from Echo Park from the BPC NSD challenges. Wahoo!) I shared a lot more about this layout in a 3 Quick Stamping Tips post at Document Life Workshop.

I also want to let you in on a secret: I’m okay with being flexible with my Project Life weekly timeline. This photo was taken in week 14, but the story is an ongoing one. For story based layouts that don’t really need a specific time, I just want them sort of close to when I did the journaling. Other than that, it’s just about finding a good place the layout will fit.

Project Life 2013 | Week 16 by Megan Anderson

Project Life 2013 | Week 16 by Megan Anderson

Insert 2, Back: I didn’t have anything for the back of the insert for now, so I added some pretty (and simple) filler. The camera card was an extra with a Persnickety Prints order and I included a Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Tags, which was included in the Fold It In Mini Album Kit from rukristin papercrafts. If I have something I want to include later, I can always go back.

Project Life 2013 | Week 16 by Megan Anderson

Insert 3: The photos and words I documented for Week 3 of Project Life REDO. I included a lot of bi-fold cards to get in all of the journaling (which you can read in the PRL post).

Just as with the rest of the PRL inserts I’m doing, I cut down a Project Life Design A protector and am keeping things from falling out with little bits of washi tape.

Project Life 2013 | Week 16 by Megan Anderson

Project Life 2013 | Week 16 by Megan Anderson

Insert 3, Back: Continuing to document PRL, keeping it simple.

Project Life 2013 | Week 16 by Megan Anderson

This layout was another NSD take and was created with a sketch by Donna Jannuzzi. I really am kind of obsessed with our plants, so I’m glad that’s documented in a big way.

Loving these albums more than anything I’ve ever taken on.


Supplies Used*: Paper: Jade Project Life Core Kit, Bazzill Cardstock, Becky Higgins Project Real Life cards,Basic Grey; Digital Template: Clean and Simple Templates by Cathy Zielske; Embellishments: Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Tags, Up and Up washi, Camera Card from Persnickety Prints, Yellow & Gray Decorative Tape Set by My Mind’s Eye, Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Fabric & Epoxy Brads, Dear Lizzy Charm Bits Sticker Book; Stamps: Kelly Purkey Plain Jane Alphabet; Ink: ColorBox Pigment Petal Point 8-Color Pinwheel; Pen: EK Success Zig Memory System Millennium 0.1-Millimeter Marker, EK Success Zig Memory System Millennium 0.8-mm Marker; Page Protectors: Project Life Design A, Project Life 8.5 x 11, Basic Grey Divided Page Protectors; Adhesive: Scotch Dot Roller, Scor-Tape; Printing Service: Persnickety Prints; Printer: HP Photosmart 7510 All-in-One; Photo Paper: Office Max; Tools: We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper,Neon Omnigrip No Slip Ruler 6 x 12 Inches, EK Success Honey Bee Non-Stick Craft Scissors, Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper Trimmer.

*Supplies for “Robot” layout can be found here. Supplies for “Grow” layout not listed.

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