January 12, 2012

Project Life Week of Oct 2-Oct 8, 2011

This is a Project Life week from October. Going back and blogging the past months of my Project Life pages really helps me put this project into perspective. If you are new to Project Life this year, please know that as the pages build up in your album so does the feeling of satisfaction that you've done something awesome. Looking back at these pages really puts me right back in those photos. From this week I feel like I'm at the Homecoming parade again....watching a Fall football game....attending the girls' volleyball games. I've captured the moments that I want to remember. All of the embellishments are fun but it's the photos and the memories that matter the most. With our busy lives, the days go by so quickly. It's really nice to be able to look back and see what had us running so much.
This week I used a color scheme of Kraft, cream and gray which really coordinated well with my photos. I used lots of products from My Minds Eye Everyday Fun collection + items from a monthly Studio Calico kit.
A fun week full of school events, ballgames and lots of family time. I love that I'm capturing lots of photos of the girls' friends. Those are some of my most treasured photos from when I got my first camera in grade school. The kind of camera where you had to use your thumb to progress the film....wow, we've come a long way in technology.
I love this main, dated insert. It combines my handwriting + Kraft accents + canvas pieces along machine stitching.
Here I used a chipboard number to create a simple journaling card. I love to integrate my handwriting in with purchased accents.
Here's another week in review journaling card. A lot of you liked this idea and I'm happy to hear I could give you a good tip to use in your PL albums.
Here I cut an Instagram photo in half and used them in 2 journaling slots. Just a fun way to get more photos in for this week.
A few My Minds Eye accents + a label that I ran through my typewriter. For small labels, sticky notes, etc I just run the piece through my typewriter if it's large enough....or for smaller pieces I adhere them with temporary adhesive to a piece of copy paper and then run that whole sheet through my typewriter.
This week I have a few extra school photos of the girls that I didn't get around to adding into extra page protector inserts. I simply slip these into a page protector along with a few accents that I want to use. I'll come back to these pages at a later date. At least they are in the right spot with a few embellishments and a sticky note of what I plan to do.
That's it for another week from 2011. As I'm working on the first week of January's Project Life, I'm snapping a few photos as I go along. I'll be sure to post those when I post those pages so you can get an idea of how I go about doing a weekly layout. I'll have that layout up as soon as I get it completed.

Shop Update:
Thank you so much for the wonderful response to my new Made by Mish shop. All orders are being sent out today. I have a big re-stock of sacks so for those who inquired I'll have more within a week or so. Also for those who asked, I plan to keep my Etsy shop open as I transition everything to the new store front. There are still some items that you can shop for there too.

On the list for today:
Trying to stay warm. It's 17 degrees with a wind chill of 1! I'm also wrapping up my Papertrey projects for this month's release so look for a post on the 15th. A run to the post office then I'm back in the Craft Department for a little tidying up....and then it's Project Life time. Hope your day is warm and cozy, friends.


Unknown said...

I keep meaning to ask you this...how many project life albums do you have for 2011? I have three, it worked out that I needed a new one every four months. Love the layout again, I especially love the awesome title card. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

Would you be able to put a mixed colour pack of the chevron bags for sale?

Yvonne..... said...

This is my first attempt at Project Life and I'm already going strong. Thanks for your advice, tips, photos, etc. I loved your post showing various "weeks in review" journaling spots. Could you maybe do the same type of post for your title cards? It's only the 2nd week but I think this may be where I will struggle a bit since I will want to "pretty up" this card. A big thanks again for sharing and encouraging!

Melanie said...

Hi Mish, I'm not doing Project Life, but I love your introduction of the Bic Mark-its for your albums. After reading your post the other day, would you believe I found some in the Supermarket here in Australia? They were in a back-to-school markdown bin, so a grabbed a couple packs. They didn't have the nice brown or grey that you used, but I picked up a pack of brights and pastels. Thanks for the idea, I would never have thought to incorporate these into my scrapbooking!
Keep up the fantastic inspiration. M x

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