Week 43: October 21-27
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This week may be the only week for 2013 that doesn’t have an insert! There’s a first for everything. I went for-me simple for this spread, but you’ll notice at the bottom of this posts that I still used a LOT of products. That’s because I just used tiny bits here and there from several kits. Sometimes sticking to one kit speeds things up, but sometimes you need a tricky color scheme (the lime green in E’s soccer team uniforms doesn’t exactly lend itself to a soft fall color palate). I decided I could make lime green, bright pink, and soft blue work with all of the photos I had, so I looked pulled bits and pieces from remnants of kits, mostly from Studio Calico. I also added in bits from the new kits I was excited to work with. I have to use at least SOMETHING the day it arrives at my doorstep!
Left side: Trick-or-treating with cousins at my great-grandpa’s assisted living facility, Jake’s portrait of my serious neutral face, parent-teacher conferences, and a tomato still hanging in there even though it was October.
Tip: I don’t make spreads the week after; I batch order photos and work about a month after. Because of this, I make sure to write down stories I might forget, especially if I don’t have a photo to jumpstart my memory. For a story about a conference with Eliza’s teacher, I just jotted myself a note in my planner so I wouldn’t forget to include it!
Right Side: Eliza’s last soccer game of the season and a season wrap up. (I blurred the faces and names of her teammates for their privacy.)
Tip: Just because I do Project Life from a weekly approach doesn’t mean I can’t get reflective. Instead of just focusing on how this particular game went, I reflected on what Eliza’s team focused on this season and what her strengths and weaknesses were over the course of the season. I think that this sort of information will be very interesting as she grows and changes!
What do you do when you have tricky colors in photos? Do you ever break the “weekly” timeline to get reflective?
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Project Life is a memory keeping concept created by Becky Higgins. It can be anything you want it to be.