Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Project Life Tuesday - Week 12


The Mom CreativeWelcome to Project Life Tuesday!  Every week I share photos of a layout I've been working on, either in my family's weekly book or my son's baby book.  I recently got caught up on a full four weeks worth of Project Life, so I have some fun new stuff to show you.   

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 12 was another adventure in integrating the Seafoam and Jade core kits and I am totally loving how it turned out.  The teals and yellows fell in love and made happy little babies all over my layout.  Just to be really wild, I also used some of the digital pieces of the Honey Kit in there too.  Oh yes.  THREE core kits.  ONE layout.

I'm a wild woman.

The left page was all about the very first official 5K race I ever ran - the Madison Shamrock Shuffle.


Let's see now.  The title card is from the Jade kit, but the "You are Here" circle was cut out of a Seafoam filler card.  The top right and bottom left cards are from the digital Honey kit that I created in PSE and printed as photos.  The bottom right 4x6 card is from the Seafoam Kit, but both 3x4 journal and filler cards are from Jade.  Got all that?  :)


How adorable is my friend Julie??!!


Now, hopping on over to the right page:


I used 3x4 cards from all three kits here: Honey, Seafoam, and Jade.  In that order.  My album is now officially a hodgepodge mess.



Having so many options when it comes to the kits has opened up a whole new world to me this year.  Never before have I combined kits for Project Life, let alone THREE kits.  It is so much fun.

If you are a Project Life junkie like me, do you combine kits or do you pick one and stick to it?  Any other additional products you incorporate that you're loyal to?

See you again next week for another round!


10 comments:

  1. Love how you've combined kits with complementary colors. I do the same lately as it really adds to the unique look of each week.

    Looks like it was a fun week. I can only imagine how busy State Street Brats must've been after a big event - that place is packed on a normal day! (But so yummy!)

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    1. I've never mixed kits before, but I really like how it opens up so many options as I work on each week. Just when I thought Project Life couldn't get more fun! :)

      Oh my goodness, State Streets Brats was CRAZY that day!! We had our beers and then headed down the street to Parthenon for my favorite gut-bomb food ever - gyros!! Delicious.

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  2. Look at you! Using three kits at once! I bought the Seafoam kit for this year, and I'm kind of eyeing the Midnight kit. I can't wait for it to show up at Hobby Lobby. I actually don't use the core kits as much as the journaling cards. I love those grid cards. Congrats on your 5K!

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    1. The Midnight is so super-classy! I'd love to use it if I was doing a wedding album or maybe for something other than our lives dominated by Play-Doh and potty breaks. :)

      Have fun with it!

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  3. I'm really enjoying mixing up my Jade & Seafoam kits. Seafoam was getting a little too basic. And soon I'll have a Studio Calico kit to mix in as well!
    Love how you documented the race.

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    1. Totally agree. I wish I could get on the Studio Calico bandwagon, but it's not in the scrapbooking budget. :(

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  4. I love the small photo of the three boys goofing around on the chair under the "captured" label. I think it's going to be those types of pictures that we look at most fondly in 15 years. It shows how goofy and chaotic the boys are sometimes.

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    1. It really did capture them pretty well, didn't it?

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  5. pages look lovely, simple yet very effective

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  6. LOVE the title card & congrats on finishing your first 5K! That's on my to-do list this year. :)

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