January 27, 2012

Project Life Week 3 (January 16-January 22, 2012)

Here we go with Week 3 of my Project Life. Lot of sickies hanging around still, basketball tournament all week long and just life around the house.
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.

This weekend:
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?


Marci said...

I am *LOVING* all your Project Life updates!! Awesome as always!! I fell off the bandwagon last yr but I'm back on this yr and determined I will make it work. I can't keep up with weekly so I'm doing my pages as a month in review. A lot easier for me to keep up & not feel so overwhelmed. Your pages are the absolute best inspiration a girl could get!! Thanks for all the time and effort you put into these posts. They are much appreciated and enjoyed!

Unknown said...

I agree! Your pages are the best inspiration for Project Life. I will be working on my week one tonight!

I'm glad your daughter is recovering from her bump on the head! Enjoy your weekend.

Pat said...

I love all your embellishments. They really add to your layouts. I'm trying to incorporate more into mine. I don't want lumpy but I do want more than just the photos and journalling cards.

kerry said...

Thanks for another inspirational week! Every time I feel a little overwhelmed with my PL you help me get back to basics. I have learnt so much on how to use my photos from my iphone from your blog and have applied them this week with success! Week 4 ahead!

Almayer said...

Ooooh, how much i love it!!!!

Cele said...

My fav this week is your insert page! Love how you recap your blessings and things you love about your home-such a special 2 pages. Of course the whole spread is so fun -as usual. I have not actually started my PL yet. Just got an iphone and am learning about instagrams.This whole printing pics not at home is the pits! I so need to print at home to do this. Keep showing us your great work-it is very inspiring

Lori H said...

I love your pages & really appreciate all that you share with us! I have a couple questions:
1) I notice you use a lot of bits & pieces that aren't necessarily made for scrapbooking. Do you worry about papers/embellies being acid/lignin free? I think these look so fun, but worry about possible photo damage down the road. Maybe I need to quit worrying?
2) Would Jordan consider sharing her bread recipe? It looks really good!

Laura Petruso said...

Thanks for the inspiration for my own Project Life journey that I just began! I was just catching up on your posts and I found those same cool notepads at my $ spot at Target in VA. How cool to see them in action on your layouts! I was thinking I could jot down notes from the week on the weekly notepad and slide them in my binder until I am ready to scrap as a reminder but I love that you cut it up and used it for notes, dates and journaling. You always inspire me!! Thank you!

Sandi said...

Hey Michelle,
Would you mind sharing how you printed the insert page with the 15 photos? I have the same printer you have, but just got it and haven't learned all the "fun stuff" yet! TIA

Dotty said...

This is my second year using Project Life. I take more of an easier approach, but I'm getting inspiration from you to add some embellisments to mine. So thanks for sharing your layouts and ideas.

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