Lots of cheery color + white this week which was inspired by the journaling cards I chose from both the Clementine and Cobalt Project Life Core Kits. I also picked up some pads from Target which had some really fun, fruity colors that you can see in my PIP post for this week.
I did meet my goals of keeping my embellishments flat this week + I used more 4 x 6 photos. I also used a week in review card + made some of my own label embellishments.
Here's the insert cards, starting on the left side. This first card is my week in review which features a sticky note from Studio Calico. The right card features a goofy photo of Jordy along with an Ali Edward stamp + Basic Grey snippet of patterned paper + a grid label sticker that I made.
Here I used a card from the Cobalt kit on the left + a card from Marcy Penner's shop on the right. I got out my Hero Arts wood mini alphabets to create some of my journaling this week. Stickers were used for the numbers.
Here I had 2 Instagram photos on the left....one sticks out of the pocket because I didn't want to trim it down. On the right I used my typewriter for journaling + an Ali Edwards stamp.
Here I have a small Instagram + Diptic photo on the right + another small photo on the right. I also used more of the Hero Arts letter stamps.....I think they add such a homespun feel to projects.
And here's a 4 x 6 photo that has added embellishments of my small tags + grid label + sticker. I love how these simply add-ons really help tell the story.
My favorite 4 x 6 slot this week features 2 square photos + stamped images + Studio Calico chipboard butterfly + a sticker. On each 4 x 6 insert I trimmed down a day of the week from the notepad from Target. Love how that worked out and will probably use it more since I have an entire notepad....from the $1 spot! For the 2 tone looking word *love* I used Ali's stamp and 2 ink pad colors.
Here's Jordan's homemade bread, the before and after shots. I also used a handmade label using my Label Basics set. A little Washi tape, a tiny staple + small stickers finish off the photos.
I also had an insert page this week. You can see how that looks with the main pages below. I like to keep all of my inserts smaller than the 12 x 12 main pages.
Using another sticky notepad I got from Target, I used a sheet as a base for some extra square, Instagram photos. I used each photo to prompt some journaling about how Project Life helps me remember the important things in my life.
The top corner with a sticker and a cut out portion of a notepad sheet. I also added in some Ali Edwards stamps.
And the backside of my 8.5 x 11 insert. I used my iPhone to take lots of photos around the house. I turned them all into Instagrams and created a giant index sheet of sorts. Love how I could fit 15 photos on one page. Will definitely be using this strategy again. Thinking it will be great for photos of Charlie at each month of his first year. Tip: Think extra birthday photos, sporting events, projects you take photos of, your kids, vacation photos, photo booth shoots, meals, etc. Lots of ideas brewing here. Note: I printed this collage at home...simply emailed my photos to the big computer and printed them using the settings on my printer. No other editing programs involved.
Here's my embellished edge. Lots of stickers + a stamped tag from my shop + a portion of a Clementine journaling card that I ran through my typewriter.
And another week is in the books. I'm feeling great about getting my insert pages done at the same time of the weekly pages. I'm finding the inserts are nice for those extra stories I want to tell. Stay tuned for next week's Project Life....I'll be using items from my Take Note Kit.
Off to another ballgame tonight. Josey will be sitting out this game as she's recovering from her bang to the head. Tomorrow we might be heading to the movies, doing a little shopping for dress shoes for dances and who knows what else. Looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend, that's for sure. How about you? How are your Project Life pages going?