Week 40: September 29-October 5
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Left Side: Everyday greatness this week: visiting diners, walking to our neighborhood coffeeshop, hanging out with friends, Jake’s miraculous kayak Craig’s List trade, and Eliza’s first time tackling a chapter book on her own.
There are a lot of photo collages going on, so I made sure to add plenty of white space with the cards so the page isn’t overwhelming.
Tip: Project Life bi-fold cards, like the “Remember This” card from the Midnight Edition on this page, are great for more private journaling. However, it can be a little nerve racking to perfectionists that one side of the bi-fold cards aren’t curved. Just use the Project Life corner rounder to remedy that! If you’re not a bi-fold fan, slice ‘em in half and round the straight corners for extra 3×4 cards.
Tip: I put both the front and back of my Day in the Life pages on one 12×12 page in Photoshop and order it at Persnickety Prints. That way I just have to slice it in half and slip it into a 6 x 12 page protector! (It’s cheaper than ordering two 6×12 photos.) Don’t know how to make photo collages in Photoshop? Check out our tutorial.
Insert 2, Front: I included the the last of my September 30 Days of Lists. Obviously I got mixed up about the days and need to add in Day 29 too. Because I decided to make weekly Project Life inserts for my #30Lists this year, and there were only two September days this week, I opted for a smaller Studio Calico page protector. The holes on these page protectors don’t line up in 12×12 albums, so I had to punch new ones.
Insert 2, Back: I had extra space on the back of my #30 Lists protector, so I decided to document what we’d been watching: Doctor Who, of course! The tenth Doctor is the favorite of all of us nerds (so far, we haven’t seen much of the classics), so it felt right to document when we watched the last episode with 10 and the first with 11.
Tip: Need to fill in space in your Project Life because of a one-sided insert or a not-particularly busy week? Expand on what you’re doing currently.
Tip: If you like the color scheme or design of a card but not the words on it, cover up the message with a strip of washi tape! I usually add two layers to make the washi more opaque.
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