Project Life Tuesday: Weeks 2 & 3

by jessicaturner on February 19, 2013

Welcome to Project Life Tuesday 2013 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 weekend I made major headway on my album. I completed January and started February – yay! I bet I flipped through my album a dozen times. I just love Project Life.

I also stamped all my date cards through May while watching television with Matthew last night.

Today, I am going to share two weeks of pages because I think any more than that is too overwhelming for one blog post.

Week 2: January 6-12
Spread: Design F and Design B, plus 8 x 10 Horizontal

Why yes, that is Elias playing dress up with my bra. #awesome. What a way to start our year, yes? :)

You’ll notice another card from the school days kit – this time a self-portrait that Elias drew of himself. (see photo at the top of the post for a close-up)

Since I had so many photos on the left hand side, I decided to journal right on the date card. I also added a rub-on from my stash. The journaling card in the bottom row is from a past Project Life kit.

The “Packer Backer” text are glitter thickers  – my favorites.

I love this big photo of Adeline. I have a feeling it will forever be one of my favorite photos of her. The sticker is an old Love, Elsie sticker. I really like how the Design B page came together. The horizontal Project Life cards make my heart SO happy. I also used a half card on the second row.

Week 3: January 13-19
Design B and Design A, plus a Design I insert

To jazz up these pages, I used a ton of Little Yellow Bicycle stickers that I have had in my stash for a few years. They make the spread look totally different from the rest of the album, but I don’t care. I love it!

The left page is all photos taken from our Bloom book club shoot on January 19. I know that makes the spread a bit backward, but that’s okay. It just worked better with the photos that I had to set up the spread that way. I did all the journaling on one vertical grid card and added a sticker across the bottom. (Pictured: Angie, Robin, Julie, RoseAnne and Melissa.)

For the Design I (Instagram) insert, I did all the journaling for the insert of the top square. (I just cut a piece of cardstock to 4×4).

Here you can see the backside of the I insert + the Design A insert. For the last page, I did one journaling card for the whole page. I used number stickers to tie the journaling card sentences to the pictures (one of my favorite techniques). To unify the spread’s design, I used a yellow bicycle sticker on the big journaling card.

Your turn to link up! Also, just a friendly reminder to please remember to link back to The Mom Creative in your posts. Thank you!

The Mom Creative

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Margie S (Nihao, Cupcake!) February 19, 2013 at 9:43 am

Your enlargements look great. And that photo of your daughter with her shopping bags is ADORABLE! That is a classic. Thanks again for always hosting. Such great motivation and inspiration.


ARC February 19, 2013 at 9:49 am

I love horizontal 3×4 cards too, and wish they weren’t so hard to find! Nearly every printable or retail set is in portrait layout. Grrrrrr. If only I had some design talent…


jessicaturner February 19, 2013 at 9:53 am

All of Becky’s kits have both horizontal and vertical options.


Nicole February 19, 2013 at 9:57 am

I’m loving your pages so far! I, too, received the Seafoam kit and was thinking it needed some sprucing up. I love how you used those flower stickers, they look so pretty! I actually ordered the Olive Kit over the weekend so that I have other cards to choose from, too.


jessicaturner February 19, 2013 at 10:58 am

Yeah, I thought I would be able to use some of the Olive edition with the Seafoam, but the base is cream, not white, so I didn’t like how it looked together. Maybe you won’t be so picky! :)


Nicole February 19, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Oh, see, I didn’t realize that. :) I am picky, lol. I’ll have to alternate pages here and there then, maybe. Bummer.


jessicaturner February 20, 2013 at 1:59 pm

I’m not sure it is stated anywhere that it is cream. Total bummer.


Cami February 19, 2013 at 10:02 am

I love that you got a picture of Target’s 70% off! We love it when that happens!


jessicaturner February 19, 2013 at 10:58 am

Me too!


ee k February 19, 2013 at 10:14 am

Great photos. Love that you still have Love, Elsie stuff – I’ve been hoarding mine for years, used up a lot last year and still have more to use!


Sarah K February 19, 2013 at 10:34 am

Of course I am partial to the “Packer Backers” photo. :)


jessicaturner February 19, 2013 at 10:57 am

Of course :)


Kimberly February 19, 2013 at 11:57 am

Your pages look great! My sons play with my bras too sometimes but I’ve never photographed them. Perhaps I should. :)


tammie February 19, 2013 at 12:29 pm

oh, i love the numbering photos idea! may have to use that sometime.


libbywilko February 19, 2013 at 2:13 pm

Love seeing the big photos and love love love your bloom page and how you matched your journal card with numbers on the photos.


Darcie February 19, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Would you be able to answer which page designs you use the most? I have design A in my Amazon cart, but curious if I should add another..??? This will be my first project life purchase!


jessicaturner February 20, 2013 at 9:54 am

The other page protectors I use the most are Design F, Design J and the 6x12s. Everyone is different though. :)


Michelle February 20, 2013 at 10:34 pm

Hilarious. Yes. #awesome. :) Thanks for hosting PL Tuesday!


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