Project Life 2013 | Week 18 by Megan Anderson

Week 18: April 29 to May 5

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Project Life 2013 | Week 18 by Megan Anderson

Project Life 2013 | Week 18 by Megan Anderson

Left Side: This side has all of the during the week stuff: getting the new camera, freak snow on May 2, and collected random bits from my Instagram.

I had fun framing the camera photo with a stamp from the Kelly Purkey Project Life Kit. Can’t wait to get my summer photos this week so I can REALLY dig into the kit.

I did something a little different this week, because I wanted extra journaling. I’ve been using a lot of bi-fold cards, but it makes less sense to me to use them on the back side of a page protector, where they are more difficult to access. So I used an exacto knife to cut an opening in the page protector on two of the slots so you can get to the extra journaling from the back! I also included tabbies with a punched circle on one and washi tape on the other so readers will know to look for something back there.

Project Life 2013 | Week 18 by Megan Anderson

Project Life 2013 | Week 18 by Megan Anderson

I ran out of room fast just jotting down what’s going on in the Instagrams, so I decided to continue writing on the back of the card. I don’t know why I just thought of doing this.

Also, I love that you can buy just the Studio Calico Moments Cards if you aren’t looking for a full kit. I love the SC kits, but I don’t think I could use a full kit every month (though I may get sucked in later in the year), so I love the option of just buying the cards.

Project Life 2013 | Week 18 by Megan Anderson

Project Life 2013 | Week 18 by Megan Anderson

I love that we have a record of the story of buying Jake’s our camera. People may think we’re crazy for spending that much on a camera, but it is so good for our business and our lives. It will be so cool to know later how much stuff like this cost and what Jake had to do to save for it (stay up until 4AM coding many many many days).

This bi-fold card is a make-it-work story. The PL page protectors I got on HSN don’t fit some of the old kit cards well, so I have to trim them down. Which is usually no big deal, but it cropped too close to the words on this bi-fold card. So I just pasted another card (the yellow one) on the front and called it a day. I’m all for covering up mistakes rather than throwing stuff out. I didn’t have enough to say to fill the back, so I just added some cuteness. I’m pretty sure I’ll never get sick of the Dear Lizzy Charm Bits Sticker Book. I should have bought four.

Project Life 2013 | Week 18 by Megan Anderson

Insert 1, Front: April Day in the Life using the Ali Edwards Day in the Life Template. I always have a ton to say, so I nix the “gratitude” section and double up on whatever time of day was busiest. This time it was morning.

Project Life 2013 | Week 18 by Megan Anderson

Project Life 2013 | Week 18 by Megan Anderson

Insert 1, Back: Just as many Day in the Life photos as I can squeeze in. I love this method of documenting Day in the Life and see myself continuing this format throughout the year.

Project Life 2013 | Week 18 by Megan Anderson

Insert 2, Front: This side of the insert holds most of my documentation for Project Real Life REDO | Week 5. I usually do the front and the back of the insert, but this week I just used the front and spread some of the documentation into other places.

This page protector is a cut down Project Life Design A, and keeping it shut with a few staples is my new favorite.

Project Life 2013 | Week 18 by Megan Anderson

Project Life 2013 | Week 18 by Megan Anderson

And another bi-fold card. I used washi tape to separate different topics.

Project Life 2013 | Week 18 by Megan Anderson

A trick I’m loving is to put a 2×3 photo on a busy 3×4 card. I usually have a hard time working the busy cards in, but I love the way this looks. I make a photo collage with four 2×3 photos on one 4×6 to print in this size.

I am absolutely in love with the Studio Calico Summer Stamp set by Elise Blaha Cripe, which is where the “yes.” stamp comes from.

Project Life 2013 | Week 18 by Megan Anderson

Project Life 2013 | Week 18 by Megan Anderson

Insert 2, Back: Star Wars Day!!! We had an awesome lightsaber battle with Eliza’s friends at Union Station.

There’s my quote for the Document Life Workshop Use a Quote challenge. I went back to that post to jog my memory for the journaling on this insert, too.

To Star Wars it up on this page, I used a printable May the Fourth Freebie by Jenn Barrett. I got it printed on metallic paper at Persnikety. It’s hard to tell in the photo, but the metallic effect is pretty darn cool.

Project Life 2013 | Week 18 by Megan Anderson

I put white Kelly Purkey White Letter Stickers (love love love them) on the star card on Dear Lizzy This & That paper, but they ended up being hard to read. To fix it, I sprayed some dark blue Maya Road mist on the card and wiped the mist off the letters before it dried. Worked like a charm.

Project Life 2013 | Week 18 by Megan Anderson

Right Side: This side was all about our weekend: City Market, soccer practice, hanging with Jake’s parents, and our friend’s birthday party.

Project Life 2013 | Week 18 by Megan Anderson

The “The Weekend Report” Kelly Purkey stamp was a perfect fit for the page, even though the the journaling on that specific card (typed with my trusty typewriter) is about parenting.

Project Life 2013 | Week 18 by Megan Anderson

I used another bi-fold card for a quick description of what we did over the weekend.

Project Life 2013 | Week 18 by Megan Anderson

I love this week more than any other week I’ve done so far, which happens almost every week, but this time I think it’s all of the white space. I love that it gives they eye a break and makes the whole thing feel less cluttered. So I may be doing more hidden journaling, because it’s working.

Do you fall in love all over again every time you do Project Life like I do?


Supplies Used: Paper: Project Life Seafoam Core Kit, Studio Calico Moments Cards, Becky Higgins Project Real Life cards, Dear Lizzy This & That paper, Basic Grey; Digital Products: Ali Edwards Day in the Life Template, May the Fourth Freebie by Jenn Barrett; Embellishments: Yellow & Gray Decorative Tape Set by My Mind’s Eye, Dear Lizzy Charm Bits Sticker Book, Kelly Purkey Project Life Kit, Amy Tangerine Baxter Pink/Yellow Letter Stickers, Kelly Purkey White Letter Stickers, K and Company jewels, Up and Up washi; Stamps: Studio Calico Summer Stamp by Elise Blaha Cripe, stamp from Kelly Purkey Project Life Kit; Ink: ColorBox Black Pigment Inkpad, Maya Road mist; 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, American Crafts 6×12; Adhesive: Scor-Tape, Scotch Dot Roller; Printing Service: Persnickety Prints; Tools: EK Success Paper Shapers 1-1/2-Inch Circle Nesting Punch, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, EK Success Honey Bee Non-Stick Craft Scissors, Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper Trimmer, typewriter, stapler.

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