Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Project Life Tuesday - Week 20

The Mom Creative

 Welcome 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 started using the Project Life system in 2010, so this will be my fourth full year!  I used to be a very traditional scrapbooker who would spend hours on a single layout to document one or two photos.  Thanks to Project Life, I have become much more practical and I'm able to record a multitude more memories.

I don't use a lot of fancy tricks or complicated techniques.  I would define my style as "hybrid scrapbooking" - a combination of simple digital and a few old school techniques that creates a unique product that reflects our eclectic life. 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.

And it's a whole lot of fun.

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 20:  As promised, this week I am documenting some pretty cool stuff:  Mother's Day, a toad, and ZOMBIES.  I mean, who doesn't love a good zombie in their scrapbook?  Am I right?

The left page is all from the Jade kit with some Thickers and washi thrown in the mix.

I had the "little brother" sticker buried in my stash and I love how it worked with this Instagram photo of Thomas.  I added the text with the "Beautiful Mess" app on my phone.

Insert - Design F (with the last column trimmed off):

Mother's Day was really special.  Evan and the kids made me an incredible gift and I got to spend the whole day with my kids and some extended family, including my niece! All Jade kit again here, as well as some Thickers, washi, and small letter stickers.

The flip side of the insert has more photos of me with my kiddos in the days surrounding Mother's Day, another cute photo of My Prize, and the boys enjoying their bubble machine before they broke it.  :)  All Jade kit again.

Right Page:  This is just gonna be fun.

I promised you zombies, did I not?  It was a unique challenge to figure out how to set up this page because I wanted to include these sweet, lush, green photos of Micah with the toad under our blossoming tree and put them right up next to the muddy photos of my friend in the Zombie Mud Run.  Hmmmmm.....intriguing.

So, the left side of the page is devoted to The Toad.  I hate toads.  They really make me squeamish.

I relied on the photos to do most of the talking, but I added journaling digitally to the 3x4 card and used a blank 4x6 grid card and some washi to add a pop of green. 

The right side of this page is another story.

Mud, zombies, and more mud.  I used a card from the Seafoam kit to journal about the event and I got a kick out of crossing out "life" and making it more appropriate to the occasion.

 And seriously.  How CREEPY is that zombie?  Dude was very, very good.

I used a Cathy Z template here to create a collage of three of my favorite photos from the day and add a little more journaling.  So fun!!

See?  Zombies in Project Life. Who knew?

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