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.
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I had great intentions of catching all the way on Project Life this weekend, but I worked on some other projects instead. Thankfully, I had completed most of Week 17 last weekend, so I’m sharing that today!
Week 17 is actually the last week in my first of three Project Life albums for the year. I decided to divide things up into three albums because last year I used two and really felt like I overstuffed my albums. My plan is to do January – April, May – August and September – December.
I had a lot of inserts for this week, so I kept things very simple in terms of embellishing.
The first page is all photos from Sunday, while I was in Salt Lake City (exploring with my friend Lisa Leonard. BTW you gotta check out her Father’s Day/Graduation and Teacher collections. SO pretty.) and Matthew was home with the kids. I just used one journaling card from the Jade kit.
One of the photos Matthew took of Adeline, I decided to enlarge to a 7×5. I added a Dear Lizzy “life” tag to the photo. I slightly inked the edges of the tag so that it would pop slightly off the photo, as well as added a bow to the top. I love it.
On the back of the 7×5 insert, I enlarged a photo I took of Elias with our Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden. As a side note, we loved this science project. Highly recommend if you have young kids. Elias and Adeline loved watching the caterpillars grow, create cocoons and emerge as butterflies.
My next insert has photos from our Nashville (in)RL event, as well as the kids playing together. I used a journaling card to write about (in)RL and then a label on the kids photo. Again, nothing fancy. Just keeping things simple.
On the backside are photos from the kids’ school and more butterfly pictures.
In the 6×12 insert, I enlarged two photos from when we released the butterflies. I was disappointed that the color turned out a bit orange, but that’s okay. Every photo in your album doesn’t have to be perfect. I decided not to add any embellishments to the photos because I didn’t want to distract from the images.
On the last page, I essentially divided the page into two columns. The left column is more photos from releasing the butterflies and the right column is other random photos from the week.
Have any of you scored Project Life goodies at Hobby Lobby? If you have, I’m jealous. As of yesterday, my Hobby Lobby didn’t have anything else. I’m especially excited to get my hands on the seasons and holidays mini kits.
I did get a craft fix this weekend though when I was at Michaels. While I was there, I saw some new items that would be perfect in a Project Life album. Because I love y’all so much I made a few quick videos to show you the Recollections and Mambi products that I found. I also wanted to share the new Me & My Big Ideas Pocket Pages line, but unfortunately my video didn’t record right. Yes, I looked like a fool at Michaels talking at my iPhone. Yes, people were looking at me. But that’s okay. It was worth it.
Project Life posts worth checking out
In case you missed it last week, be sure to check out the Phone Photography Project class. It is going to be incredible + have tons of tips and inspiration for you to kick up your phone photos a few notches. It’s on sale for a limited time.
Check out Brooke Peterman’s Project Life art journal. SO cool and different.
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