Using Project Life to Document a Vacation

Week 31: July 30 – August 1

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Using Project Life to Document a Vacation

This is actually a partial week spread, so it’s like Week 31 Part 1. Week 31.5 is coming in a few days! I love that doing a weekly format in Project Life helps me to narrow down and condense my stories, but it’s really an arbitrary time frame. We went on a vacation, then my friend Jessica came to stay from Denver, so I decided to ditch weekly and do a spread for our Table Rock Lake vacation, a spread for Jessica’s visit, and then Week 32, which really just documents a weekend. It’s all about making it work for you!

Using Project Life to Document a Vacation

Left Side: Photos from the road and our first day out on the lake, an introduction to the vacation, and the dates.

Using Project Life to Document a Vacation

I wrote directly on the photo, which didn’t really work, so I just covered it up by layering a bunch of stuff. You’d never know if I hadn’t told you. Making mistakes actually forces me to be more creative!

Using Project Life to Document a Vacation

This spread uses a big mix of kits (as you can see from my supplies below). There’s something from every single kit I bought over the summer. (The letterpress “this is summer” card from the August / September Kelly Purkey kit is my favorite.) Sometimes it’s nice to stick to one kit so all of your supplies already coordinate, other times it’s great to just think of them as part of your stash so you can grab whatever works. This is a great way to use up the last bits from almost-gone kits too!

Using Project Life to Document a Vacation

Lined cards for writing journaling and label stickers directly on photos are both some of my favorite ways to add in journaling.

Also, I stamped that “Go. See. Do.” stamp (also Kelly Purkey) on white cardstock and cut it out rather than stmaping right on the photo, so the color would show up better. I also mixed two colors of ink (one layer of yellow and one layer or red) to get just the right shade of red orange.

Using Project Life to Document a Vacation

Insert: My July Day in the Life happened to be while were were on vacation, and it was so cool to get our vacation routine in. I use Ali Edwards’s template for the front and make a photo collage for the back.

Using Project Life to Document a Vacation

Using Project Life to Document a Vacation

Using Project Life to Document a Vacation

Using Project Life to Document a Vacation

Using Project Life to Document a Vacation

Using Project Life to Document a Vacation

Right side: Many more trip photos and a bunch of journaling.

Using Project Life to Document a Vacation

I made sure to list who was on the vacation with us and family members we met up with. This might seem like something obvious now, but our kids might not know who’s in the photos in the future.

Using Project Life to Document a Vacation

Using Project Life to Document a Vacation

I had a lot of journaling to fit in, so I attached some 4×6 papers together with washi tape (which makes sort of a hinge on top) to get three 4×6 pages of journaling into one 4×6 space. (Using multiple Project Life bi-fold cards works well too.)

Using Project Life to Document a Vacation

That’s how I fit a vacation into Project Life! If it were someplace else, I probably would have done the highlights + made a minibook, but we go to Table Rock Lake a lot, so this way works.

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Inspiration Vacation | Where to Put Where You Go Sneak Peek

Inspiration Vacation | Where to Put Where You Go Sneak Peek

If you need some Inspiration for your Vacation, Allie and I help you decide to put where to put where you go in our new ebook and community. We’ve got tips for using different systems–traditional layouts, photo books, pocketed pages, and mini books–as well as tons of inspirational projects for each system, including a project from a past Table Rock Lake trip!