Week 24: June 10 – June 16
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This week I mostly used the Studio Calico Valley High Project Life Kit and kept it super photo heavy. I didn’t want many spots that were just decorative cards, so I figured out how to use the kit to make non-photo spots for journaling and to add bits on the photos. I just had to get over thinking of the cards as cards, and more think of them like I do patterned paper. Which is to say, I decided I had to be willing to cut ’em up to make ’em work for me.
I also printed at home this week, so the photos aren’t as good at they could be, but I not putting in a big batch order for photos at Persnickety until I’m back from vacation. For me, photo ordering vs. printing at home is a balance of quality vs. I want ’em now. Hah!
Left Side: Going to City Market, seeing a movie with my mom and sister (because that’s what cool kids do on weekends), working on content for Project Life Lessons (Side note: I’m pretty sure today’s the last day for the introductory price, so if you’ve been waiting, make sure to sign up today!), Jake getting his first haircut from Virgil, who is ridiculously awesome, at Blo Salon (he’s who will be shaving my head for Bald for Breasts).
I did a bit of creative cutting to make the Studio Calico kit work for me on this page. I used a circle punch to make a home for the coffee time stamp directly on the coffee photo. I cut up some cards and used washi to cover up part of a card that wasn’t relevant to make a “what I liked about today / what I didn’t like” card into a “what we did this week” sort of journaling card.
Also, I keep talking about being obsessed with Kelly Purkey White Letter Stickers. I’ll probably keep talking about it. Look how pretty they are on the black background of that photo!
Insert 1, Side 1: This was Eliza’s only week off between regular school and summer school camp, so I documented what our one really week of summer was like.
The card in the bottom right is sort of a combination of the leftover cards from the previous page. The bottom is the same card I punched the circle from, and the title block is the other half of the ampersand card.
I feel like the insert isn’t separated enough visually from the next page, so I think I’ll add some stitching or washi tape later, and it will look much better.
Right Side: All about Father’s Day! We took a lot of great family photos (which these pictures don’t do justice), so I decided to just squeeze in as many of those as possible with only one journaling card.
Have you ever worked with kits? How do you make them work for you?
Kit: Studio Calico Valley High Project Life Kit, Midnight Project Life Kit , Jade Project Life Kit; Paper: Project Real Life Cards, Studio Calico Grab Bag, Dear Lizzy; Embellishments: Kelly Purkey White Letter Stickers, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Sticker Book, Yellow & Gray Decorative Tape Set by My Mind’s Eye, Freckled Fawn washi, Kelly Purkey Everything Is Wonderful Stickers, American Crafts Thickers; Stamps: Studio Calico; Ink: ColorBox; 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; Adhesive: Scotch Dot Roller; Printer: HP Photosmart 7510; Photo Paper: Office Max; Tools: We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, EK Success Paper Shapers 1-1/2-Inch Circle Nesting Punch, EK Success Honey Bee Non-Stick Craft Scissors, Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper Trimmer, stapler.
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Project Life is a memory keeping concept created by Becky Higgins. It can be anything you want it to be.