Week 25: June 17 – June 23
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I’m totally in love with this week of Project Life. In addition to all of my everyday stories, I included four class assignments for various Big Picture Classes workshops (it just worked out that way / I’ve become a class junkie / I’m taking all of the classes mentioned in this post c/o BPC), and tons of the gorgeous Kelly Purkey June / July Project Life Kit. I’ve really loved working with the kit, and I’m hoping the Kelly Purkey August / September Kit won’t be sold out by the time my monthly scrapbooking budget refreshes.
Left side: Everyday goodness, tons of Instagrams, and plenty of time outside in the sunshine.
The “fresh market peaches taste like sunshine” card is inspired by an assignment in Ali Edwards’s (now closed) class at Big Picture Classes. I’ve loved making full layouts for the class, but the concepts are easily adaptable to Project Life cards as well. If you ever get overwhelmed when taking classes, remember that you can simplify the assignments!
Eliza is sporting a shirt from Ghostbot Records. Ghostbot is a small record company headed by Andrew (who you may recognize as Amy’s husband). I bought a DIY t-shirt and a few records from him and he sent the kids shirts too. He’s the best.
Also, have I talked about how much I love Kelly Purkey White Letter Stickers? (A: “Yes, Megan, shut up about them.”) But I won’t. Because they are my favorite.
Jonas lookin’ like a strongman and a bunch of Instagrams with baby Ava, art projects, takin’ care of tomatoes, and hanging out outside. The journal card tells you what’s up in both of those photo spots. I love that the KP kit comes with blank cards as well, so you can stamp a little title on them and then journal away. The “up to no good” stamp was made for Jonas, right?
I ended up cutting one of the photos out of one of my signature Instagram collages for the peach card, so I backed the card with a bit of patterned paper from the KP kit and had room to write a big about what’s going on in the photos.
Saturday I hung out with our friend Tiffany, and lost the only set of keys to one of our cars (bummer). We had a great day other than that, though. Then there was a lot of hanging out with cousins at Jake’s parents’. I used scraps to make a little caption flag (just cut a triangle from one end of a strip of paper) so I could get the story onto the photo.
Insert 1, Front: Documenting work stuff in a cut-down Project Life Design A page protector.
I also put some Jake work stuff in there: he took a picture of the view from his office window.
You can read my journaling for week 12 of Project Real Life in this post.
This week was the funeral of my step-mom’s father, Chet. I slid some private journaling into the pocket in remembrance of him.
We also went to my great-grandpa’s office so Jake could work on their printer. My great-grandfather is in assisted living now, and it was great (and sad) to look at all of his achievements and accomplishments on the wall behind his desk.
Insert 2, Front: Documenting our experience with having Jonas in cloth diapers, which we moved away from after two and a half years. Can you believe he’s in the same diaper in the newborn photo and the big ‘ole toddler photo? Awesome.
Anyway, the cloth thing was a big part of J bird’s story, so I wanted to make sure it got in there.
The page was adapted from an assignment for Cathy Zielske’s Clean and Simple class.
Couple of things: You can totally put now and then things in Project Life. It doesn’t all have to be “what’s going on RIGHT NOW”. Sometimes you can reflect over a longer period of time, and that’s just fine.
This photo was taken the week previously, but I included it in this week’s spread because I had another traditional layout to include this week. Make it work! There are no rules.
Insert 2, Back: Eliza’s first day of summer school! Her school has an awesome summer camp, which helps ensure the kids don’t forget everything they learned over the summer. There’s a lot of field trips and fun, but it’s mainly so they don’t go three months without speaking French before getting submerged again when the new school year starts.
The background technique was learned from Aly Dosdall’s Stashbusters Anonymous class.
I didn’t have enough room in the design to include both photos and a journaling block, so I cut a slit in the page protector and made a flip-up pocket. I held it down with a paperclip, because it annoys me when they flip around when you’re turning pages.
Left Side: This page is entirely dedicated to Our trip to the zoo.
I liked the way the bubble things from the KP kit looked how they were on the pack, so I cut them from the pack and slipped them into the pocket with the plastic backing rather than take them all off and stick them each on the card. Big time saver.
I made another flip card to fit more journaling in.
Because, let’s face it, the zoo stories were super cute.
That’s another packed to the brim Project Life spread! If you like these posts, mark your calendar for September 1, because I’m bringing a whole week of PL posts in celebration of the start of Project Life Lessons!
Supplies Used: Kit: Kelly Purkey Project Life Kit; Paper: Seafoam Project Life Designer Paper, My Mind’s Eye, Studio Calico Grab Bag, Becky Higgins (from Project Real Life for Big Picture Classes); Digital Template: Cathy Zielske (from Clean & Simple for Big Picture Classes); Embellishments: Kelly Purkey White Letter Stickers, Studio Calico Hearts and Arrow Stickers, My Mind’s Eye washi; Ink: ColorBox Black Pigment Inkpad, Colorbox Ink Petal Point; Pen: EK Success Zig Memory System Millennium 0.1-Millimeter Marker, EK Success Zig Memory System Millennium 0.8-mm Marker, American Crafts Leaf Memory Marker; Page Protectors: Project Life Design A, Becky Higgins Small Variety Pack, Becky Higgins Small Variety Pack; Adhesive: Scor-Tape, Scotch Dot Roller, EK Success 3-D Dots Adhesive Foam; 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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