I started Project Life Tuesday in 2010 because:
- I needed to keep myself accountable and on top of my photos each week.
- My family loved being able to count on a weekly post with pics of the kids.
- I thought others might want to keep themselves accountable too.
It was a huge blessing and so I am excited to be kicking off my third year of this series.
Each Tuesday, I will share my spread from the previous week, 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 hopefully going to help keep me on track!
If you link up, please be sure to include the Project Life Tuesday button or a link to The Mom Creative in your post.
Notes about my album: Before showing my layouts, I want to share a few details about my album:
- I am using the colbalt kit this year.
- I stamped all my weekly 6×4 cards and have placed them in my album. It just seemed easiest to get this done all at once. I used a date stamp from a past Project Life kit. If you don't have on, Amazon has date stamps
for less than $5. You can also find them at office supply stores.
- I printed my photos at home using my new Epson printer. I loved how convenient it was. I plan to print most of my pictures at home this year, especially large format images, using the Epson Stylus R2880 Large Format Photo Printer (C11CA16201)
- For a complete list of the products I am using, and more about my approach this year, click here.
Now, on to my completed pages (click on images to make them big and see the details). I used a standard Design A page protector, a 6 x 12 for three 6×4 photos, and a 12×12 protector that has three 6×4 slots and a 6×12 slot (from this multi-pack).
I kept things fairly simple this week and loved how everything turned out.
On the left page: I busted out some rub-ons from my stash. I used them on both the bath photo (top right) and the journaling card on the bottom right. In the lower left, I cropped two photos to 2×2 and attached them to a journaling card.
I also used some plastic letters from my stash (I think they are Heidi Swapp) to give the bath time journaling card some pop. I love using these types of supplies to really make my cards pop.
On the two photos to the left of the bath time card I used small journaling stickers.
The three 6×4 photo slots in the added protector tell the story of Elias's first trip to the dentist. I also attached the sticker he got at the dentist to the outside of the protector. I love how it overlaps two slots.
On the back side of the added protector, I have a photo of Elias with some new trucks he got from my mom, the note she sent with the package and some bits from Adeline's tubes surgery.
The whole right page is dedicated to Adeline's tubes insertion. I took lots of photos pre-op and created two 6×4 collages so I could use more photos. I also used some Making Memories felt letter stickers on the large 6×7 photo. I mounted the photo on some lined scrapbook paper to journal the story about why she got tubes and her surgery. This technique is a great way to work in a large photo AND use a 6×12 page protector/slot. You don't have to have an oversized printer to make this type of insert work.
Your turn to link up! Please be sure to link back to The Mom Creative or use one of the Project Life Tuesday buttons on your post.