Project Life Tuesday

by Jamie on December 11, 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 four-year-old, and Adeline, a spunky one-year-old. I’m also a marketing professional, savvy deal finder, photo lover and memory keeper trying to juggle it all.

Each Tuesday, I share my most recent spread 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 definitely helping to keep me on track!

First off, in case you missed it, the Project Life Baby Editions are now in stock on Amazon. YAY! Here is the post with all the details. I am planning on getting the girl kit for Adeline’s first year album, since I haven’t done a lick of scrapbooking dedicated to her (and her brother has 2 12×12 albums from his first year). It’s one of my new year’s resolutions!

This past week was wildly busy because we hosted a housewarming Christmas party for about 40 people. Needless to say, I didn’t squeeze much Project Life-ing in. Thankfully I had printed a few weeks worth of photos off last week, so I was able to get the first full week of October done.

This was a big spread with two inserts FULL of photos. It included a visit my parents made to Nashville, my kids week with them in Wisconsin and my trip to the Influence conference.

Page one was a Design F page protector. Nothing fancy – just photos + words. I did use a few instagrams mounted to journaling cards to fill out the page (I printed the instagrams 2×2).

The first insert was Design J and it was dedicated to my trip to Influence. All the photos were iPhone photos.

The next insert was Design G. I love this size (10×12) because it holds so many photos + still in smaller than a 12×12 and works well within a week’s spread. It is all photos from the kids’ trip to the pumpkin patch with my family. The pumpkin patch sticker is one that I have had in my stash since like 2007! It worked perfect for the 4×6 journaling card.

The last 12×12 page was Design A and actually featured all photos from Sunday -Tuesday. I usually like my week’s spread to be chronological, but I couldn’t figure out a way to make it work in a way that I liked the result. The inserts dedicated to the two special trips made more sense, so I just went with it. You’ll notice that on the two bottom 6×4 photos, I took a standard 3×4 journaling card, cut it in half to make two smaller journaling blocks. I love the unifying look of the two cards on the two photos.

Can’t wait to see your pages!





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Sue December 11, 2012 at 9:54 am

Love your pages – they are so bright and colourful :) I love looking at other PL pages to get inspiration and would have never thought to have cut that 3zx4 card in two for two separate journal spots!

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ARC December 11, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Thanks for hosting! Your post is always my motivation to get my layouts done every other week! I’m curious about whether you plan to do it next year too?

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jessicaturner December 11, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Yep!

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Pink Ronnie December 11, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Great idea cutting the 3×4 card in half, Jessica! I must order myself some 10×12 inserts too… not sure why I never thought of them before!
Ronnie xo

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Cara December 11, 2012 at 4:23 pm

I have been using Design G like CRAZY lately, because it is actually rare that I have 4 horizontal pictures in a row — I’ve had to order more of them twice in the last month as I catch up on all my albums:)
Last night I was using a Design J and trying to figure out how to do a journaling card and just cut down a 4×6 card to fit and loved how it looked. I’ve also cut some pictures down to insert part of it into one slot and the rest of it below it when I’m using that design but don’t want to actually crop out any of the picture — you have inspired me to think outside the box on this stuff!:)

And the chronology was driving me crazy one week when I was trying to fit in a bunch of extras of my brother’s visit — I finally just set it up so the following week started on the right page instead of the left and because my mom visited the following week and I had extra pictures from that, I was caught up back to “normal” a week later. It does hurt my brain sometimes trying to figure out how to make it all work chronologically!:)

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Cerise December 11, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Those skull photos are so cool! (says my 4 year old…and I agree!)
I love that you made a couple pit stops on your road trip, even after working half the day. I always think that makes it more of an adventure.
Just saw the comment that you are doing this again next year! SO happy! I missed last week, but your posts and seeing everyone’s lovely pages are what keep me motivated to keep up. LOVE this project!

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ee k. December 16, 2012 at 7:13 am

I love how photo-centric your layouts are. Thanks for hosting this site. Keeps me honest and current with my PL!

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jessicaturner December 16, 2012 at 11:42 am

thank you!

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libbywilko December 16, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Love the photo of you wearing the scarf, it’s such a lovely one.

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jessicaturner December 16, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Thanks!

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