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!
This week I am showing Week 21. I am still running behind, barely able to complete the layout I started for last week (when I was also behind). But time with a dear friend was more important this weekend, as was my women’s group last night. (We just completed The Hiding Place. Oh what an inspiring book. If you have never read it, you must! I have reserved three more Corrie Ten Boom books at my local library.)
This week included the main spread, plus 2 6×12 inserts. I actually trimmed two Design A pages for my inserts.
I kept the left page very simple. I was sure to use one journaling card per row of photos, which gave me the space to write about the photos. I love the paper button on the date card. I slipped some ribbon through the holes and knotted it. Cute!
The first insert is an Adeline/Elias insert. (one kid per side) I used washi tape from Freckled Fawn on the journaling card.
The second insert is all about the last week of school for the kids. I always take a class photo and a photo with their teachers. Love their school and teachers! The front side of the insert is Adeline’s class and the back is Elias’s class.
Here is the last spread from the week.
Here you can see Elias’s class photos + a journaling card about the year for both kids. I used some stickers to make the title pop. The journaling embellishment on the bottom photo is from JoAnns. They have loads of colors that come in individual packages for only $1 or $2! 🙂
For the last page, I used a 4×6 journaling block from my stash to describe all the little photos, and small journaling blocks (also from JoAnns) on the two large photos. I used my favorite number stickers on the photos technique to match the words to the images. I love this page!
Though I am behind, I am not getting discouraged. I love this project too much!! This weekend I shared the albums with Ann and was reminded what a gift these albums are. Even if you are behind, keep at it! You will be so glad you did.