Project Life Tuesday: Week 42

by jessicaturner on November 12, 2013

Project Life

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 five-year-old, and Adeline, a spunky two-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. Some links are affiliate links.

Week 42: October 13-19
Pages used: Design A, Design D, 6×12 page for 6×4 photos

This week came together very quickly – probably because we didn’t take a ton of photos. The majority of this week’s photos are from our trip to the pumpkin patch. I stuck with all black and white journaling cards, along with a few black, white and orange stickers, to create a Halloween feel to the spread. I REALLY love how this spread turned out.

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For the first page, I added some washi tape to the date card to tie the black and white theme together.

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I love the smile/hello friend stickers (by Pebbles) used on the bottom left image. I also like the look of the journaling on the black and white lines.

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On the 6×12 insert, I added a strip of polka-dotted washi tape to add some visual interest to the insert. I love how this breaks up the spread. SO fun and easy. I also used a few more of the Pebbles stickers.

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The design D page has just two more photos from the pumpkin patch on the left. The rest of the page is random photos from the week that I tied together with one journaling card. I love the Heidi Swapp sticker letters I added to two of the photos. I also used a few Martha Stewart orange office labels.

I think this week is a great reminder that you don’t have to go crazy with embellishments to have a very cohesive spread.

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Ashley McFarland November 12, 2013 at 9:57 am

I love weeks like this when the spread can all be about one thing – usually it’s just random pictures for each week but I love how every now and then there will be a group of shots all from one event! I’m all about low-embellishment spreads lately with a 1 year old running around the house :) Thanks for sharing!

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jessicaturner November 12, 2013 at 11:55 am

I love when that happens now and then too. :)

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Nirupama November 12, 2013 at 10:44 am

I really like how it turned out as well. Sometimes simpler is better ;)

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jessicaturner November 12, 2013 at 11:55 am

I agree. :)

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yin November 12, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Love your Pumpkin patch page and the little captions all over. That’s all it takes!

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Cody Doll November 12, 2013 at 6:08 pm

I have been following your blog since last christmas and I love the idea of project life. I am thinking about buying one for me but I have no idea where to start. Do you have any tips? I am really curious about printing photos. Do you use Walgreen or online places? I have sooo many questions.

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jessicaturner November 13, 2013 at 5:29 am

This post should help answer a lot of your questions: http://www.themomcreative.com/2013/01/project-life-tuesday-20-questions-answered.html

I use Walgreens for most of my photo printing. I print large photos on my home printer.

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Kristin November 12, 2013 at 9:58 pm

This year is my first year doing project life. So far, I’m loving it! I’ve had to spread my layouts into two albums. I know that you do multiple albums each year. I was wondering whether you had ever done a post on what you do for the cover pages and the end pages of the “in-between” albums. Looking for ideas…

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jessicaturner November 13, 2013 at 5:28 am

I have not done a post for the cover and end pages, but you can find lots of samples on Pinterest.

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Jenna November 13, 2013 at 2:41 pm

I love seeing your spreads each week and getting PL inspiration from you! Random question- recently I’ve been noticing you don’t use filler cards (at least the past few weeks when I realized), just photos and journaling cards. Is that because you have so many pictures you want to use? And what do you do with all your filler cards?

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jessicaturner November 14, 2013 at 6:14 am

What do you mean by “filler” cards? Cards that just have a design on them, but aren’t necessarily intended for journaling? If so, yes, I don’t use these very often. I tend to have lots of photos, so those types of cards aren’t a good use of the slots for me. I have used them in the past though. Just rarely. :)

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Veronica November 26, 2013 at 5:35 pm

Hi Jessica!

How/where exactly did you stick the polka-dot washi tape on the 6X12 page?

Veronica

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jessicaturner November 26, 2013 at 8:41 pm

Just along the side and then wrapped it to the other side.

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Veronica November 27, 2013 at 1:15 am

Ah, I see. Thanks.

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