Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Project Life Tuesday - BONUS! Week 8

The Mom CreativeWelcome to Project Life Tuesday!  I'm bringing you a BONUS POST today so you can see how I use the digital kit to do my youngest son's baby book as well as how I do a physical album for my whole family and our weekly lives.

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!

Week 8 was a fun one to work on!  I used a Design I insert in addition to my typical Design A pages.

The entire left page is all about the date night that my husband and I got to take the Sunday after Valentine's Day.  I used Instagrams, ticket stubs, the Seafoam kit, and some bits and pieces from my scrapbook stash.

On that first journal card, I printed out the Instagram at 1.5x1.5 so I would still have plenty of room to journal above it to tell the story.  The second card is a Cathy Z template.

I used a 4x6 piece of Seafoam cardstock, some Martha Stewart stickers, and a strip of washi tape to create this card that shows our tickets from our last minute visit to The Rep.  We had such incredible seats (that were pure luck) that I had to make sure to document them.

I thought about tossing the playbill from the show into an envelope page and including the whole thing in my album, but I knew that would add a lot of bulk to the finished product.  Instead, I scanned the cover of the playbill and shrunk it down to a 3x4 size so I could print it out like a filler card!  It was an added bonus that the colors jived perfectly with my layout.  :)


See why this was fun to work on?  I love these photos of Isaiah with his mohawk and the kids just being....boys.

And then on the flip side, I got to document some really neat events:

Like the best photobomb in the history of ever.

And the crazy day when the one and only Becky Higgins (as in the creator of Project Life) linked right here to my blog and the work I had posted on Thomas' baby book.  It was so thrilling and I'm so grateful to Heather Johnson (of the PL Creative Team) for bringing my album to Becky's attention and even more thankful for every single one of you who has found your way here because of the referral from Heather or Becky.  My blog blew up that day and it was so exciting!!

And finally, the right hand page:

Cute photos of the kids, a glimpse into my fridge, proof of why I can never win a game of Words With Friends, and a gift box from a dear pal.

For real.  I was so mad when the stupid game wouldn't accept "jedi."  I call bullcrap.

Thus ends today's bonus Project Life Tuesday post!  I hope you'll be back next week, but in the meantime be sure to poke around over on The Mom Creative for more inspiration!

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