Hey there, today I have a rather long post about my Week 2 of Project Life. I have some very special inserts that I want to highlight + today I'm debuting a new feature on my blog called Pick & Choose. With the Pick & Choose feature I'll be selecting a few projects a month where I show you how I go about picking and choosing items from my stash + my kits from Gossamer Blue. My hopes is that maybe a few extra photos that show my process might inspire you when working on projects.
When I start a Project Life weekly layout, the photos are always, always my focus. You can see below that almost every slot is filled with a photo or two. I like to lay my photos out like this on top of my page protectors so I can get an overall feel for the layout. I look for colors or a certain theme that might stand out. For this week I don't really see anything that jumps out at me so it's kind of fair game as far as what supplies I want to use.Gossamer Blue kits for February. At this first glance there is a big mix of colors and patterns.
On to the individual inserts. I thought I might show some before and after shots showing you how I chose the specific elements and my thought process. This is the beginning of my Calendar Cards. You might recall that I'm now combining my weekly dated insert and my week in review insert onto one 4 x 6 card. I wanted the green theme to be predominant here so I chose the bold green striped paper. I really loved the January Studio Calico Project Life kit stamp so I used lots of elements from it + one of the back sides of a SC journaling card. To get my green letters, I used a chalk ink pad from a Gossamer Blue kit to color my chipboard letters.
Grid Paper Label + an Evalicious stamp + typewriter journaling and some Washi tape.
Starburst Grid Paper Label with typewriter journaling and stickers. On the right I cut out a portion of a business card and stitched it to the photo. Josey had her consultation for her wisdom teeth removal and then we had lunch before she went back to school.
Medium Manila Parcel Tag with a camera stamp image from Evalicious.
This is the insert which is a trimmed down 12 x 12 divided page protector. The final page size is 10 x 12. I stitched along the right side to create that 2" wide green border strip.
Printed Hang Tag with added stamping & stickers. The color of this tag was a perfect fit for my inserts.
One Little Word story.....my one little word for this year is find. I have always told my girls that "things are things, but people are what really matter". Well on this day I found that sometimes things represent who you are and where you came from. That little toy tractor that my dad gifted to me on this day found a special place in my heart that I will treasure forever. And I found that big combine that drove off was a part of who my dad has been for all these years. Things do matter.
For the journaling below I used my vintage typewriter on Seafoam journaling cards. I know that it's hard for lots of us to write in depth journaling. I'm so glad that I got the story down though.
Thanks for joining me today. I hope I've encouraged you to dig in a little deeper with your scrapbooking. Tell a story...get the words down along with the photos.