Edit: Text has been added to this post now that I'm back home from vacation.
Today I'm sharing Week 25 of my Project Life album which features all products from the brand new Gossamer Blue Life Pages kit. The kit sold out rather quickly and I'm so happy that many of you are going to try out the kit......and I'm just sayin' but I just got a peek at September's Life Pages kit and it's so awesome. Seriously, you should just subscribe now so that you can get one and shop early for other Gossamer Blue kits that coordinate. Even if I wasn't on the Design Team, I'd be giving a shout out to next month's kits. I'm so excited about it.
Okay, here's a little shot of the beginning of my week. I think it's kind of fun to see the work in progress photos from other Project Lifers so I'm sharing too. I've got my photos printed, my sketch nearby and my Gossamer Blue Life Pages kit ready to go.
This is the 2 page spread which has a 6 x 12 insert also.
This is the 2 page spread without the insert.
For this week's spread all of the journaling cards and embellishments, except the chipboard letters on the main date card, are from the Gossamer Blue Life Pages kit. The kit takes up a small amount of space but boy does it go a long way. I think I finished 3 full weeks and some inserts and still have some pieces leftover from the kit that will go into my stash.
These are two of the GB 3 x 4 cards. All of the journaling cards will have square corners so you can have the choice to round them or leave them square. Since I print all my photos with a white squared border, I love leaving them squared. It really adds a nice touch to my album. I will still mix in cards from other companies that are rounded, it doesn't bother me at all.
Okay, that's it for today's post but before I go I wanted to share with you some out take photos from a lunch date with the girls. Many times we look at other people's Project Life pages and we are given the impression that perhaps our photos don't compare...that maybe we don't take good enough photos...or maybe we should have more perfectly posed photos. If that is what you are striving for, I say go for it. But for me, I want my album to reflect our daily lives. I want to see the goofy photos, I don't care about the messy stuff in the background, I don't care if my pages have 10 different things going on. That's my life and that's exactly how I want to remember it. :)
Case in point is the many photos we sometimes have to take to get a good shot. This is ALWAYS the case with my girls. They get really tired of me taking photos but they know the routine....smile and then you're done. Torture, isn't it? To get that one cute photo that you see on the top right page up above, I had 3-4 other photos first. Like this one where the girls are giving me that, "can't we just eat our hamburgers in peace, Mom?" Answer...."No you can't".
And whaddya know, the girls then love to look at the photos and ask me to email them or put them on Facebook so they can tag themselves. I sometimes like to print out these goofy photos because they really show the real us.
With that said, I think there's a definite time to just put the camera away and enjoy the moment. Sometimes just being in the moment is better than capturing a photo. I remind myself of this quite often and slip the iPhone back into my purse.
Hope you enjoyed today's post. Thanks for stopping by.....and I hope you enjoy your first Gossamer Blue Life Pages kit if you purchased one this month. :)