I started using the Project Life system in 2010, so this will be my fourth full year!
I am not a "fancy scrapbooker." There are so many people out there doing some very impressive things with their Project Life albums that involve a combination of digital skills, pretty embellishments, and other fancy-pants techniques. I'm not one of those. I keep it pretty simple so that I know I can keep up and avoid becoming overwhelmed. To me, it's more important to keep the memories than it is to make them look like they came out of a magazine. I'm totally fine with it if my layouts feature more iPhone photos than DSLR shots and Instagram is my friend.
I do like to have fun with it though. :)
If you're looking for inspiration on what others are doing with their Project Life, you can check out my board on Pinterest and be sure to link up on The Mom Creative!
And away we go with Week 6!
Yeah, so I apologize to anyone out there who might be experiencing "Baby Itch" because this post is guaranteed to make your uterus do somersaults. It documents the birth of my niece in all its glory without revealing any of my sister's lady-parts. Aren't I the most considerate sister ever? I promised her I wouldn't put any photos of her nether regions on the blog, but that didn't stop me from getting a little snarky when I wrote about Evalyn's birth story!
I don't really count myself a photographer, but I was giddy over the amount of light coming in the window of my sister's hospital room. It made it so easy to get some incredible shots of Evalyn's entrance into this world.
I used a Cathy Z template for this Instagram of my sister walking the halls and the "L" card is borrowed from the Baby Edition for Him.
The "hello my love" digital stamp from Ali Edwards was just perfect for that top photo. I love it so much.
Two things about this. First, look at my prize. Isn't she the cutest thing you have EVER seen??!! Second, check out this journal card. I absolutely never get to do anything girly in my scrapbooks being the mama of three boys so I jumped at the chance to bust out think pink polka dot letter from an old set of Valentine's letter stickers I found. I love how subtly feminine this card wound up.
I just want to stare at these photos. They make me so happy.
Journal cards are from the Seafoam kit and the "You and Me" sticker was buried in my stash. It was perfect for the Instagram of me and my prize!
This is not Evalyn's official birth announcement, but rather just another photo of her that I just put her birth info on in PSE.
(How's your uterus, ladies?)
I used another Cathy Z template for the Instagram on this side and then I used this "Remember" brush on the photo in the lower right corner:
I just changed it to pink to make it more "girly!"
Ok, moving on to the last page. So sorry if I've incited any kind of "I need another baby now!!!" response from any of my readers. Unless, of course, you were just waiting for an excuse to hop back on the baby-making bandwagon in which I say to you, "Yay for you!!"
Taking photos of my prize kind of dominated the use of my DSLR this week, so this page is made of entirely iPhone photos.
A quick little snippet about the Super Bowl and a photo to document the Leap Pad Tragedy of 2013.
And there you have it! Sorry for the lengthy post this week, friends. Don't forget to check out what I've been doing with Thomas' Baby Book that I've been working on bit by bit while I keep up with 2013 as well.
Thomas' Baby Book with Project Life: