Project Life Tuesday: 5 Weeks of Spreads

by jessicaturner on November 5, 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 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.

This week I decided to do a video showing five weeks of Project Life pages, with more than 100 photos! I’m thrilled to be almost completely caught up and am really happy with the way these pages turned out.


In the short video below, you’ll see how I incorporated so many photos, kept the design simple, used stickers for some titles, and added extra journaling cards directly into my album (without page protectors). I even got Matthew to do some journaling about his World Vision trip.


I hope you’ll take a few minutes to check this video out.

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Fiona November 5, 2013 at 5:39 am

Hi Jessica. It was great to see all your pages and hear your voice! I really like how you added extra stories of your kids, a card about each of them right now, and some of their favourites. That’s something I feel is missing in my album, but I’m going to try and add it in. Thanks for the inspiration! Fiona xoxo


jessicaturner November 5, 2013 at 9:12 am

Thanks so much! I loved adding the “about” cards. I need to do it more often!


Jenny B. November 5, 2013 at 9:23 am

Love the video! Those are so fun. I really like the pages where you did all photos with the cardstock cutouts between for the journaling. I’ve been trying to catch up lately too, and my goal is to focus on the photos and keep it simple! :)


jessicaturner November 5, 2013 at 10:21 am

I’m so glad. I do think videos help you get a better sense of what the album “feels” like. And yes to focusing on photos + words. No need to get crazy with embellishments!


ARC November 5, 2013 at 9:32 am

Wow, 5 weeks at once – that’s amazing. I get burned out if I work on more than 1 or 2 spreads at a time. Love the different-sized inserts. I need to do more of that – I love the look of it – reminds me of those pop-up books we read as a kid.


jessicaturner November 5, 2013 at 10:22 am

I did the 5 weeks over the course of two weeks. When I am behind it helps me to work in bursts.

And yes, the different size inserts were really a game-changer for me. I LOVE them in my albums. They make them so fun to look at.


Crystal November 5, 2013 at 11:51 am

Thank you so much for doing this link up! I found your blog about a month ago and this link up is helping to give me ideas and stay accountable with my Project Life! Love a lot of the ideas in your video today, especially just punching card stock to add journaling to a page with all photos. Thanks again!


Candice Foldenauer November 5, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Jessica, I’ve been wondering, and maybe you’ve already addressed this before, but do you also keep traditional baby books for your kids? Or do you let Project Life just kind of be the overarching catch all? If you do keep a baby book can you recommend your favorites? Thanks so much!


jessicaturner November 5, 2013 at 1:22 pm

I don’t keep baby books for my kids, sorry! I have them for both children, but they are basically empty. :)


Shannon November 5, 2013 at 1:07 pm

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your pages! Really like your ideas for journaling. Thanks for doing the video.


jessicaturner November 6, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Thank you so much!


Angela November 5, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Where do you have your instagram photos printed? I just got an iphone and am using instagram a lot. I had some 4×4 instagram photos printed through mpix, but wondered what you use?


jessicaturner November 6, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Hi there – for the instagrams in the video, I printed them on my home printer. That said, I often set them up on a 6×4 template so I can print them cheaply from a photo printer like Walgreens or Shutterfly.


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