Project Life 2014 | Late April by Megan Anderson

This year I’m using weekly spreads in my Project Life albums with breaks between each month for extra pages. Today I’m sharing the last two and a half weeks of April.

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Project Life 2014 | Late April by Megan Anderson

April 13-19

For this spread, I used Natalie Elphinstone’s tip from Big Picture Classes’s free NSD 10K event (sign up through May 31!) to use more digital printables. I challenged myself to use ALL printables for this spread. They’re all linked at the bottom of this post and a lot of them were free. Wahoo!

I tend to forget about digital files because they aren’t right in front of me, so I’m glad for the encouragement.

Project Life 2014 | Late April by Megan Anderson

Going on here: brunch at Happy Gillis, pretty purple tree buds, and a walk with my sister and her boyfriend (which wouldn’t be complete without some tree climbing and people swinging from Jonas).

Project Life 2014 | Late April by Megan Anderson

Tip: Switch up where you typically include things. I almost always add a title / date card to the top left of my layout, but for this spread the brunch photos looked better on the top because everyone was looking down. So I added my title card to the bottom left instead. Don’t be afraid to break your patterns!

Tip: Break through the grid by adding embellishments to the outside of your pages. I always use a strong dry adhesive. For this butterfly, I wanted a bit of dimension, so I used a foam pop dot.

Project Life 2014 | Late April by Megan Anderson

Going on here: Watching the rain on our front porch, checking out the cool archways in our neighborhood on a walk with Jonas, a visit from Jake’s sister and her boyfriend, Eliza’s spelling word practice, lunch with Jonas, the kids’ crazy Lego creation, trying out Tom’s coffee, and a late walk + outdoor dinner with the kids to Thai Place.

Project Life 2014 | Late April by Megan Anderson

Tip: Take two similar photos and include them both to create cohesion through repetition.

Tip: Jazz up the labels you add to photos by layering another label or die cut shape underneath.

Project Life 2014 | Late April by Megan Anderson

April 20-26

Project Life 2014 | Late April by Megan Anderson

Going on here: This side was all about our Easter festivities: baskets in the morning, dying eggs, a hunt at my grandpa’s with my side of the family, and hanging out at Jake’s dad’s afterwards.

Project Life 2014 | Late April by Megan Anderson

Tip: I run out of 4×6 cards much quicker than 3×4 cards, so I love supplementing my Project Life kits with 6×6 paper pads. For this spread I used the Basic Grey Capture pad, which coordinated well with my Studio Calico kit selections.

Project Life 2014 | Late April by Megan Anderson

Going on here: Jonas hanging out with baby Ava, Eliza’s sleepover / game night with a friend, an iris from our garden, painting with the kids, a visit from Jake’s brother Nick and our niece Avery, Eliza’s built-all-by-herself big Lego creation, and breaking out the grill for the first time this year.

Project Life 2014 | Late April by Megan Anderson

Tip: A Uniball Signo white gel pen is my go-to for writing visible journaling on darker backgrounds. Just make sure to let it dry a bit before you slip the card into a pocket; it’ll smear!

Project Life 2014 | Late April by Megan Anderson

Tip: Journal around a title or large word to add a bit more fun to your journaling block.

Project Life 2014 | Late April by Megan Anderson

That’s the last two full weeks of April! I have to say, I’m having a lot more fun with this now that there’s much more light and color out in the world. How are you getting on with your Project Life?

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Project Life is a memory keeping concept created by Becky Higgins.