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.
This week I used the following page protectors (Design A + one from this multi-pack from We are Memory Keepers + an 8.5×11 page protector + a Design B protector (trimmed, from the Big Variety Pack 1).
I love including photos in project life that capture the era – like this one that has our car. In 50 years, this photo will be really cool, you know? 🙂 The journaling labels are from the Martha Stewart office line at Staples.
One tip I have – always write on your journaling stickers BEFORE adhering them to your photos. That way you are sure you are happy with them.
The glitter thickers were PERFECT for this St. Patrick's day photo. I got these 8x10s for free from Walgreens, so I mounted them on the Project Life coordinating cardstock before inserting them into the page protector. I like the cardstock border. I posted the Walgreens deal on Facebook, so be sure you are following The Mom Creative on there!
You can also see the first side of my Design E page, which I LOVE! I used vertical photos at the top and then instagrams+stitching+journaling on the horizontal cards. (I simply used the plain grid journaling cards that come in the core kit)
On the back of the Design E page, I inserted a coloring sheet that Elias drew in Sunday school along with another 4×6 photo and more instagrams + journaling.
Here you can see some close-ups of the horizontal journaling cards. I did the zig zag stitch on my sewing machine. It isn't perfect, but that is part of what I love! I love how the cards all have the same unified look.
Your turn! Please be sure to include the Project Life Tuesday button or a link to The Mom Creative in your post.