I started Project Life Tuesday in 2010 because:
- I needed to keep myself accountable and on top of my photos each week.
- My family loved being able to count on a weekly post with pics of the kids.
- I thought others might want to keep themselves accountable too.
It was a huge blessing and so I am excited to be kicking off my third year of this series.
Each Tuesday, I will share my spread from the previous week, as well as host a linky for readers to link up their pictures/layouts. This year, Epson is sponsoring Project Life Tuesday, and they provided me with their Epson Stylus R2880 Large Format Photo Printer (C11CA16201) for many of my album’s photos. Printing photos at home is hopefully going to help keep me on track!
If you link up, please be sure to include the Project Life Tuesday button or a link to The Mom Creative in your post.
Notes about my album: Before showing my layouts, I want to share a few details about my album:
- I am using the colbalt kit this year.
- I stamped all my weekly 6×4 cards and have placed them in my album. It just seemed easiest to get this done all at once. I used a date stamp from a past Project Life kit. If you don’t have on, Amazon has date stamps
for less than $5. You can also find them at office supply stores.
- I printed my photos at home using my new Epson printer. I loved how convenient it was. I plan to print most of my pictures at home this year, especially large format images, using the Epson Stylus R2880 Large Format Photo Printer (C11CA16201)
- For a complete list of the products I am using, and more about my approach this year, click here.
Now, on to my completed pages- remember you can click on the photos to make them bigger.
This week Adeline was home sick all week, which meant we took even more pictures than normal. To accommodate all that I wanted to include, I used a Design A page protector, a Design F page protector, half a Design E page protector and a 6×12 3-up page protector. YEOW! When I add page protectors to my center spread, I always make sure that they are shorter than the main spread. I just prefer how that looks stylistically.
Each side of the 6×12 page protector has a theme. The “front” is photos of Elias cooking with me (see first photo (above)) and the “back” is about Adeline being sick. I like these mini features within the week.
I cut the Design E page protector in half, but am keeping the other half to maybe adhere to an 8.5×11 page in the future (as a pocket). I really like the look of the 6×6 photo of Adeline wrapped in the blanket (see second photo (above)), as well as the tracings of Elias’s hand and foot and the medicinal bits from Adeline’s illness.
Since I had so many photos, I didn’t use as many journaling cards as usual. Instead, I used a lot of journaling stickers from October Afternoon, Jenni Bowlin and 7 Gypsies, as well as a few other little accent embellishments. In a couple spots, I put the journaling sticker on TOP OF the page protector, instead of the image itself (like the long green sticker below).
Be sure to be following me on Pinterest, particularly my Project Life board to be inspired by many Project Life layouts and loads of free and cheap printables. (I love these new printables from Kristina Proffitt – so fun!).
Also, if you don’t “like” The Mom Creative on Facebook, what are you waiting for? I post tons of extras on there and would be honored for you to be a part of that community!
I can’t wait to see your layouts and photos.