Project Life Tuesday: Week 18

by jessicaturner on May 15, 2012

The Mom Creative
Welcome to Project Life Tuesday 2012! If you are new to The Mom Creative, welcome. I hope you will stay awhile. I’m Jessica – wife to Matthew, mom to Elias, a silly and spirited three-year-old, and Adeline, a delicious, growing baby. I’m also a marketing professional, savvy deal finder, photo lover and memory keeper trying to juggle it all.

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!

Since we are still recouping from our week out of town, I only did Week 18 this week. I am hoping to tackle Weeks 19 and 20 next week. Some of you have already asked how I am going to handle all the beach photos we took – I am making a Shutterfly book of our trip, so I plan to keep things pretty simple for my Project Life album.

This week I used Design A + a coin protector page for all of our instagrams (there were A LOT this week). + a trimmed Design B insert.

Spread one is mostly photos from my family’s visit.

The Design A insert is divided in half – half of photos of my mom and sister from Monday, before they left town and half of photos of Elias who was home sick Tuesday – Thursday. I used Martha Stewart labels for journaling on the photos and an epoxy sticker for a little pop on the date card.

The Design B insert is all photos from Sunday. I love the title extending across the top two photos. I added a bit of journaling to the bottom left slot. The photos in the middle are cropped to 4×3 and the photos at the bottom are 2×3.

The back of the Design B insert is more photos from Sunday. I embellished a 4×6 journaling card to share about our time visiting the Parthenon Sunday evening. I used the same stickers on the bottom 4×3 grid journaling card.

I love the instagram insert this week. I inserted a Hambly transparency across the top of the insert. The front side is all picture from Sunday – Friday. I used 7 Gypsies stickers to add words to most of the photos.

The back of the insert is photos from our road trip to Hilton Head. I used some travel stickers on a few of those photos.

The other Design A page is just some ordinary, every day photos from our week. I used a variety of stickers for journaling on the photos, as well as a few journaling cards.

Your turn!

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Claire May 15, 2012 at 7:30 am

Loved your update as ever, Jessica. Thank you for co-ordinating PLT!


Sarah May 15, 2012 at 7:40 am

Great pages Jessica. Love the instagrams with the transparency across the top!


sharon71 May 15, 2012 at 7:40 am

Another great week. :)

Thanks for sharing.


Lois H. May 15, 2012 at 9:26 am

Love your pages and can’t wait to see your vacation pictures. I was three weeks behind, too, but got caught up this week (thank goodness!!)


Frankie May 15, 2012 at 9:40 am

Love the instagram pics! What pages are those that you use?


jessicaturner May 15, 2012 at 9:51 am

They are coin collector pages


Frankie May 15, 2012 at 10:49 am

OH! Awesome idea!! I need to go get some!! :) Thank you!


Sarah K May 15, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Alas, I was not on the ball enough to make the Tuesday deadline this week! Shame on me! I’m shooting for Thursday.

Anywho, I am totally digging those Instagram pages once again. I bought the coin collecting pages, but I still need to get in the groove of taking more Instagrams. Now that the app is FINALLY available for Android, I have no excuse!


jessicaturner May 15, 2012 at 2:05 pm

I really love, love, love those little instagrams. Those pages always end up being my favorite. Becky Higgins is releasing some instgram page protectors this summer, but they are 4″ and I think I will use them for cropping regular photos – not instagrams. I just like the little instagrams too much! :)


kristin May 15, 2012 at 3:36 pm

I love looking at your Project Life pages, so much so I just ordered some coin-sized page protectors. Can you tell me about how you print your instragrams? I’ve got mine from my phone to the computer, but I’m not sure what the best way is to go about printing them. Thanks!


jessicaturner May 15, 2012 at 4:19 pm

I have a printer at home, so that is how I print them. You could set them up on 4×6 “sheets” and upload them to your local printer that way.


Kathy May 15, 2012 at 9:09 pm

What size are the little instagrams you have printed in the coin protectors?


Kristin May 16, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I have a photo printer too. I thought maybe you had an easy process to print several at once, even at home.


Katie May 15, 2012 at 11:24 pm

I love your instagram page too ♥ Now I just need to get an iphone and I could copy that fab idea too. I have loved the 6X12 photos you include and this week finally put one in my album too. Just love the look, thanks for the inspiration.

PS: I just got my photobook from Paper Coterie, using the credit you had awhile back for subscribers and love that too! It’s a Kraft style one and looks great for my husband. Can’t wait for Father’s Day to give it too him and see his face.


jessicaturner May 17, 2012 at 11:29 am

So glad you love your Paper Coterie book!


Catherine May 16, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Love how you’re incorporating the different page protectors! Thanks again for running this link up!


jessicaturner May 17, 2012 at 11:30 am

My pleasure


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